Watch CBSN Live

Insert Bus Metaphor Here

From CBS News' Scott Conroy:

(SOMEWHERE IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA) Things are not exactly going smoothly on the Palin campaign trail today.

After inclement weather led to the cancellation of a scheduled joint rally with John McCain in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, this morning, the bus carrying the Palin traveling press corps broke down along the highway between Hershey and Shippensburg later in the afternoon.

It was the second time in three days that a Palin press bus has come to a sudden halt on the way to an event. In Florida on Sunday, the bus briefly overheated, but through a combination of edge-of-your-seat weaving and accelerating, the driver was able to catch up with the motorcade.

Palin campaign staffers might have been forgiven had they let slip from their lips at least one "I told you so," since certain members of the traveling press corps (with yours truly leading the whining) have been known to complain that our usual method of transportation – a caravan of bumpy, nausea-inducing 12-passenger vans — makes it difficult for us to file reports on our laptops.

But in a gesture of common humanity, the Palin staff bus turned around and came to the rescue of their downtrodden "media friends," proving misguided the reports of people being "thrown under the bus" on the Palin campaign.

View CBS News In