Sarah Palin came to Washington, hijacked attention from “Rolling Thunder” and granted an interview to the friendliest Fox News journalist she knows. In this summer of the remake, this latest Palinpalooza has all the feel of National Lampoon’s “Vacation.” But amid the swirl of speculation about her intentions, the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president — thanks, John McCain — said something to Greta Van Susteren that should go in the “Seriously?!” Hall of Fame.

Van Susteren asked her about all the media fuss around her “Please don’t stop looking at me!” tour. The best-selling author and reality television star who wouldn’t be where she is today were it not for a major assist from the mainstream media declared, “I don't think I owe anything to the mainstream media.” She then justified keeping her itinerary secret, saying, “I want them to have to do a little bit of work on a tour like this.” But the best part was when she said, “[I]t’s not about me, it’s not a publicity-seeking tour.. . .

So, how does she explain this?