Palin bus tour leaves Washington _ but for where?

By PHILIP ELLIOTT | May 30, 2011 | 10:43 PM EDT

Sarah Palin, former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, accompanied by her husband Todd Palin, right, shakes hands with people gathered for Memorial Day weekend events on the National Mall in Washington Sunday, May 29, 2011. Palin rode to the mall from the Pentagon with motorcyclists in the traditional annual Rolling Thunder rally.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she is "still kind of contemplating" a presidential bid.

Palin on Monday said it would be a mistake to allow traditional campaign-style coverage of her East Coast bus tour that has stoked speculation about her next moves. Instead, Palin said she would offer her own coverage of the tour on her blog.

In an interview with her employer, Fox News, Palin says she doesn't owe traditional reporters anything and is not going to play by the traditional rules. That includes releasing a schedule for her bus tour. On her political action committee's website, Palin says she visited George Washington's home in Virginia and Fort McHenry, Md.

She also stopped by the National Archives.