Sarah Palin, Alaska’s half-term ex Governor, today denied rumors that cutting her tour of America short by half should in anyway telegraph her intentions about a Presidential run. Reached at home where she was eating half a sandwich (bologna, Cheese spread and Miracle Whip on Wonder Bread), she said, “I’ve halfway made up my mind about a run and I’ve got some partially formed ideas if I do decide to jump in. First of all, I’m not sure I’ll bother choosing a running mate. I mean, really, who cares about the Vice President? I think there’s a lot to be said for half a ticket.”
Earlier in the day, Palin had explained that the reason she had returned to Wasilla was because she had been called for jury duty. However, when reporters trailed her in what appeared to be the direction of the courthouse, she stopped at a convenience store halfway there to buy a half tank of gas. Then she went into the store and chatted with the store’s owner for half an hour before reappearing with a half case of beer and returning home.
Expanding on the question of whether or not she’s planning to run, Palin said, “Listen, I just haven’t decided yet. But if I do, you can take it to the bank that I’ll be jumping in with one foot!”