The Sarah Palin bus tour came through Connecticut today, but didn’t attract much media attention. Why? At the same time Palin was making her inaugural visit to our state, a tornado was pummelling Springfield, and most reporters were covering that story.
The Palin bus traveled up I-95 from Greenwich and then in New Haven , the caravan headed north on I-91. According to Nico Hines of the London Times, they ran into traffic along the Gold Coast. The only stop in Connecticut was in Cromwell, where the bus gassed up at the Sunoco station on Berlin Road. According to the clerk there, the former vice-presidential candidate got off the bus and happily posed for pictures and shook hands. “Tony” from Wethersfield was getting gas when he spotted the commotion. “She was very friendly,” he told me and he had someone snap a quick picture of the two of them.
Palin never went into the store, but her daughter did and bought some gum. The entourage was only in Cromwell briefly, and then it was back on I-91 to I-84 and on to Massachusetts.