BREAKING: Palin Doesn’t Announce Anything

Since I’m going to follow her and Mitt Romney around later this week, I made a tactical decision not to watch Sarah Palin! Live! In Iowa! Reporters from every major media outlet did, many of them flying into Indianola, Iowa, to watch her meet her grassroots supporters, then to watch the speech. And in the speech, an announcement of… nothing!

Jennifer Jacobs collected some choice non-answers on the ropelines.

“I’m still not ready to make any kind of an announcement,” Palin told the Register as she signed a handgun for an NRA benefit with a silver paint marker.

“I’m still trying to figure it out, if it’s the right thing to do.”

Getting the media to cover a speech then making no news? Maybe she is ready to be president. But this is the most devious use of a journalism degree I’ve ever seen.