Let the Speculation Continue: After Iowa Speech, Palin Heads to New Hampshire; Update: Palin Pulls Out of Iowa Speech?

On Saturday, Sarah Palin will headline a Tea Party event in Iowa, and it’s just been announced that shortly after that she’ll head to New Hampshire:

(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will celebrate Labor Day in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire.

The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee will attend a Tea Party Express rally in Manchester on Monday, the same day former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was due to attend the event.

If by Tuesday morning Palin still hasn’t announced, then she’s not running. I’m still giving it 50/50 odds that she’ll run, but I’m leaning towards no. Rove thinks she’s going to run.

I’ll be offline from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon to I’ll miss Palin’s Iowa speech Saturday, but I’ll put up an open thread that morning so if Sarah does jump into the fray — or doesn’t — we can talk about it here.

For that Saturday event, Christine O’Donnell was invited, uninvited, and now re-invited.

Update: Concerning Palin’s appearance at the Tea Party event in Iowa — not so fast:

Sarah Palin’s Saturday appearance at a tea party rally in Indianola, Iowa, is on hold, a person close the former Alaska governor told The Wall Street Journal.

Sarah Palin The person said Ms. Palin’s appearance was “no longer confirmed” and cited “continual lying” from event organizers at Tea Party of America, including a recent mixup over whether former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell of Delaware would also speak.

Update II: Re-confirmed?

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