Palin scrubs Sudan trip

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) will not travel to Sudan next month as originally planned, according to media reports.

Palin's trip was scrubbed due to "scheduling problems," an anonymous Palin source told CNN


The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee was supposed to travel to the war-stricken country with the evangelical Rev. Franklin Graham, who has served as a spiritual adviser to multiple presidents alongside his father, Billy. Palin and Graham traveled together to Haiti in December.

The news came as speculation about Palin's presidential ambitions heated up yet again this week. The ex-governor denied reports that she is ending her "One Nation" bus tour after only its East Coast leg.

"As I said myself at the end of the east coast leg of the tour, the summer is long, and I’m looking forward to hitting the open road again," Palin wrote on Facebook. "The coming weeks are tight because civic duty calls (like most everyone else, even former governors get called up for jury duty) and I look forward to doing my part just like every other Alaskan."

She also shot down a report last week that her decision on a presidential run is imminent.

"Guess they forgot to inform me what I'm 'expected to do' next wk," she tweeted.