Sarah Palin arrived to a media scrum at the Pentagon, for the Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride. She was accompanied by family members.
The former vice-presidential candidate who called herself a "pit bull in lipstick" rode into Washington on a hog Sunday.
Clad in a leather biker jacket and heels, the former vice-presidential candidate looked rogue-chic in the steamy parking lot of Pentagon. She joined with tens of thousands of motorcyclists riding to the Vietnam Memorial for the Rolling Thunder demonstration.
Palin was accompanied by daughters Bristol and Willow, as well as husband Todd, in the crowd of Harleys and other heavy motorcycles staged in Virginia at the start of the ride. Her presence was magnetic, drawing throngs of media and well-wishers. She stopped to pose for pictures with a number of fans, including a military police officer who was directing traffic.
She told NBC that she was there for the start of her bus tour, which will stop at historic site around the northeast. Its been widely speculated that Palin will keep going north, all the way to New Hampshire, where the first presidential primaries will be held. She has yet to throw her hat into the race for the Republican nomination.
"This is our first stop," Palin said when asked about her tour plans, "and we're very thankful to have such an event that is so worthwhile and so worthy. We appreciate being invited."