Continuing on her unofficial, unannounced, non-campaign bus and motorcycle tour of America, Sarah Palin stopped in New York to reportedly "Not recruit" Donald Trump as running partner for the 2012 presidential campaign.
Dropping her bike leathers in favor of a sassy little black DKNY business suit, Palin met with Trump at his namesake hotel next to Central Park.
"It was hard to miss", says Palin's transportation planner, Lisa Carr. "It's the only building in New York with 60 foot flashing and capitalized block letters that spell out the man's name. Wait a minute. Not the ONLY building, I guess".
While the meeting was held privately, insiders tell reporters that there was an argument over who would be the vice presidential candidate in this unlikely pairing.
"I think Mr. Trump had an issue with being on the bottom of that billboard", said Carr, adding "Sarah definitely likes to be on top".
Analysts think the pairing of Trump and Palin is odd and unlikely, but admit the duo has the market cornered in name recognition.
"While the rest of the republican candidates hope their names get remembered at all", comments Washington Journal reporter, Sue Donim. "Herman Cain, Gary Johnson, Fred Karger, Jimmy McMillan. I mean, who are these guys? Palin/Trump? Now that's a ticket people will remember".
Trouble is already brewing in the Palin/Trump camp however as reports of Trump's demands are leaking out from Palin's non-campaign headquarters. Trump has reportedly asked to stand in front and to the left of Palin at all public appearances. He has also demanded that his standing platform must position his head to be at least 12 inches higher than Palin's, and that all campaign posters and banners have Trump's name in capital letters, wider and taller than Palin's.
When asked about their specific non-campaign platform, Trump jumped in to make it clear what he was all about.
"When you think about Trump, and that other chick, but mostly when you see the Trump name, you know you get the very best. Trump stands for the best in business savvy, the best in quality, the best in determination and the best 5 star hotel stay anywhere in New York City. Free buffet breakfast Monday's through Thursday's, but not on weekends. Thank you."
"But what will your actual political platform look like", asked Donim from the Washington Journal.
"You know what missy? You're fired", responded Trump.
"But I don't work for you", replied Donim.
Palin was seen through the rear window of her rented Lincoln rolling her eyes and shaking her head.
"Politics does make for strange bedfellows, and this pair is definitely strange", said Donim. "2012 should be a laugh riot".