"She has requested we do not schedule any interviews for her," said Bill McAllister, Palin's communications director. Instead, McAllister said, Palin is traveling to Washington to lobby senators to approve certain infrastructure projects for Alaska in the economic stimulus package.It's not surprising to find Palin lobbying for earmarks. Palin built her early political career on getting earmarks and continued seeking earmarks into her years in the Alaska Governor's Mansion, including the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere." It's asking too much of an Alaska politician to ask them to stand aside while there is a pile of government money to be divied up. Here's a couple of short videos about Sarah Palin and earmarks.
The move is an unusual one for the high-profile governor, especially one believed to have presidential ambitions, on a visit to Washington, a city where most politicians come to gain a piece of the media spotlight rather than avoid it.
And this last one is just for fun . . .