Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin has suspended her highly-touted bus tour but claims it will resume “when the time comes.”

Disputing online reports that the bus trip to historic American sites was canceled because of disappointing crowds and bad press, Palin claims the “One Nation” tour is simply on hold because of a tight schedule and a call for jury duty.

Palin, the failed 2008 vice presidential candidate who resigned as Alaska governor before her term was up to cash in on her new-found popularity, continues to play it coy on her plans for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination.

Doug Thompson published his first story and photo at age 11 -- a newspaper article about racism and the Klan in Prince Edward County, VA, in 1958. From that point on, he decided to become a newspaperman and did just that -- reporting news and taking photos full-time at his hometown paper, becoming the youngest full-time reporter at The Roanoke Times in Virginia in 1965 and spent most of the past 55+ years covering news around the country and the globe. After a short sabbatical as a political operative in Washington in the 1980s, he returned to the news profession in 1992. Today, he is a contract reporter/photojournalist for BHMedia and owns Capitol Hill Blue and other news websites.