Former 2008 vice presidential candidate and possible/probable 2012 presidential candidate Sarah Palin is headed to the Garden State this weekend. According to the Asbury Park Press, she's "expected to make a stop here Halloween night with the Tea Party Express, according to Americans For Prosperity, a conservative advocacy group in Washington. Palin will be traveling with the Tea Party Express as it travels through New Jersey on its fourth nationwide tour. A stop in front of the township Town Hall on Washington Street is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday."
Even though some Republicans are very against the idea of Palin running for president—Bush's brain Karl Rove said her TLC show was a bad idea ("I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office'") —pundits expect her to run. The Huffington Post's Sam Stein said, "It does sound sort of like she's a go. It sounds like the Fred Thompson angle, where she's going to wait it out, let people duke it out, and swoop in there with her sort of chrystalized 25 to 35 percent of support of the Republican base, and try to wrestle the nomination for herself." Fred Thompson! That worked out well!
For some Tea Party Express fun, check out this video of MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell interviewing Tea Party types—he asks TPE chairwoman Amy Kremer what government programs she was against...and she couldn't name any, saying she's not an expert on the U.S. budget. No, she's just the head of a political movement.