Millionaire author and amateur historian Sarah Palin has quit her "One Nation" bus tour that she started back on Memorial Day for reasons unknown, but it is quite possible that the Famiglia pizza she ate with Donald Trump in Times Square gave her debilitating gas that only a few weeks of R&R in Alaska can cure. Palin had not made the remaining legs of her trip public, but she told reporters that she intended on stopping by South Carolina and Iowa, crucial primary states that stoked the theories that she would run in 2012. Also, South Carolina is home to roadside tourist attraction South of the Border, which is where George Washington signed the Emancipation Proclamation, and got some really cheap fireworks.

As Palin and her family relax at home, RealClearPolitics reports that her supporters were dismayed about "gossip suggesting that she had reached out to Texas Gov. Rick Perry about lending her support" to his possible 2012 run, but Perry aides shot those rumors down. Palin seems to be doing what she does best: avoiding any heavy political lifting in favor of the easy, lucrative life of the occasional pundit and speechmaker, although a Perry/Palin ticket has us salivating at the possibilities. A President who kills coyotes when he's out jogging and a VP that shoots wolves out of a helicopter: it's a match made for SpikeTV.

Palin's name will remain in the spotlight somewhat, even if she's not campaigning in earnest. A film about Palin entitled The Undefeated is slated to be released on July 15, and Bristol Palin's autobiography is chock full of the details of her illustrious, 20-year-old life, including her travels with the McCains (she'd "never seen people with so much Louis Vuitton luggage, so many cell phones, and so many constant helpers to do hair and makeup") and losing her virginity to a "gnat" named Levi Johnston.