Firing Back

Palin Defends 'Bus Tour'

Sarah Palin is supposed to be touring the country for her book on a bus, but, as The Daily Beast's Joe McGinniss reported, she's spent much of that time flying from destination to destination. Now, Palin has fired back at the media via—where else?—her Facebook page. Palin wrote that she flew to "some of the stops on my book tour" when it was "impractical or physically impossible to reach the next event on time by bus," adding, "some news outlets are behaving as if my travel was a secret that they didn't know about—despite the fact that I've tweeted about my flights and one local newspaper reported on the arrival of my flight into Rochester, N.Y." Palin called the stories "comical," accusing the media of eschewing serious world-happenings, such as Obama's speech on Afghanistan and the "Climategate" scandal for "the same out-of-proportion obsession with my personal arrangements" that plagued her during the election last year.