Skip to comments.Official Grand Rapids Palin Book Signing Thread
Posted on 11/18/2009 4:02:30 AM PST by taildragger
Folks, Post here if you are going, know someone who is going, have reports on the size of the crowds, or interaction with Gov. Palin. WWJ Radio Detroit this morning @ 5:00am noted people were already getting their wrist bands that early for the book signing in the evening.
Next up: Katherine Harris, "Going Rouge."
Axelrod and Rahm will be peeing their pants when they see the size of the crowds and enthusiasm for Sarah.
It’s gonna be astonishing, I predict.
Andrea Mitchell just acknowledged that there were 1500 people already in line. Waiting outside the mall until they were allowed inside.
Of course, she just couldn’t help herself and suggested that since Huckabee was in Michigan yesterday he somehow warmed up the crowd for Sarah.
Did Andrea buy a bottle of his snake oil?
Hope she has good security, leftists are dangerous.
Pray for America and Gov Palin
Yes, we shoudl pray. G-Rapids is fairly Conservative, let us hope this overwhelms the MoonBats.
Hope you’re going. I’m also hoping to see some photos.
I would love to see the ratings of a Palin talk show versus Oprah. She could probably do one for a year or so prior to running for President if she wanted to.
Watched a few minutes of Morning Joe. ( I was doing penance) and listening to Michael Beschloss insist no president has had more issues to confront that BO. Didn’t mention the 9/11 attack. (how intellectually dishonest)
When they went to Mitchell I stayed to watch her discomfort and was rewarded with her having to admit there were 1500 people in line BEFORE the mall opened.
Can’t. Have to work. Missed too much time already because of swine flu. Its a contract position too so I want to make a good impression. The President of the Co., ironically, is going. LOL. Told him to ask Sarah if Todd has a brother.
My prediction is that there will be three aging hippie protesters who make the front page of the paper and the evening news with a scant mention of who they're protesting.
does anyone know if she will be coming to the Northeast for this tour and when that may be(i know it would be behind enemy lines and all that)? i apologize since this is a bit off topic but i would like to go to a book signing if at all possible
Just got a note on FB from a friend. He went to get in line and left. A cop estimated there were greater than 1500 people there at 7am.
To the Lady who can't take time off because of the Flu, schools here in MI are getting hit hard. Hope you, and and all Freepers are Healthy.
I bought the book and considered going out there early this morning before work and getting a wristband...but didn't.
I'll try after I get out of work.
I'm betting there's 2000 there NOW just to try and get wristbands so they can get in line later.
Remember Sarah isn't scheduled to start signing until 6 PM.
The last time I saw a look like that?
1994, McCauglin Group, A pan to Eleanor Clift, when John jabbed her about the results of the GOP House and Senate Sweep.....
Mitchell knows in her heart and soul this is the real deal, and it kills her.
Did Andrea buy a bottle of his snake oil?
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Or a used car?
Don’t forget (check out Conservatives4Palin.com) to NETWORK while waiting in line. Emails, facebook, etc of other Sarah fans cause when Sarah runs for President, we’re going to need that framework of supporters.
I listened to a radio report this morning here in Green Bay down play the excitement around the book. Predictable....
They found some obscure small book store somewhere in the area (no idea where it was and I have never heard of the store before)and the reporter gleefully indicated it was “just another day at the store.” The Pallin books “sat on the shelf and at the end of the day not a single book sold.”
The male reporter’s conclusion; “Green Bay residents are bucking the trend and choosing not to buy her book.”
Whatever... I actually wondered just how many customers that particular book store owner sees in a given day....
I’d like to know how the local Barnes & Noble did.
see my post above. >1450 people at 7am with more coming
I think I might be that FB friend
Sorry to hear that. Would have loved to see you in your Halloween costume in a photo with Sarah !
The comments at woodtv.com from the useful-idiots are pretty entertaining in their stupidity.
Its all part of the plan... O sending his minions out to every comment board to slam her.
LOL!!! I laugh more at the news folks who seem surprised she’s this popular.
I heard Mike Huckabee on the radio this morning saying that he was in Grand Rapids as part of his book tour (although perhaps it was a rebroadcast from yesterday). Are both Sarah Palin and Huckabee signing books in Grand Rapids on the same day? If so, bad planning by Huckabee.
One more example of Huck riding the coat tails of someone else. He’ll be lucky to draw 100 people.
Glenn reaches how many millions?
The word is getting out....
Pictures/video of long lines are amazing...
My Alaska granddaughters attend college in GR, hoping they get to see Sarah.
“Of course, she just couldnt help herself and suggested that since Huckabee was in Michigan yesterday he somehow warmed up the crowd for Sarah.”
All 50 of those who lined up to see him, also are in line to see Palin.
I work about 10 minutes away from the mall so I went there at lunch to see if I could still get a wristband. You need a wristband to get a guaranteed signature and then you could leave and come back and get into "the line".
Unfortunately all of the wristbands are gone as of 11 AM. The person I talked to at Barnes and Noble didn't know how many they gave out but they gave them out non-stop for 4 hours.
Already as of 12:15 PM (the signing doesn't start until 6 PM) there were 300 or so in the "wristband" line...those lucky ones that had a wristband. This was the good line....it's inside and snakes through the inside of the mall.
There was also a line outside that you COULD get into if you don't have a wristband. IF Sarah gets through all the wristband people before 9 PM they'll let the non-wristband crowd come in. I'm not sure how many were in that line but it's kind of cold out. I MIGHT go into that line after work. At the very least I'm going to swing by there again and see what it looks like.
It was already kind of an event. The media are getting all setup and it's going to be quite the event when she finally shows up.
Keep us posted. For everyone in Grand Rapids who are going to meet her..just gotta say..U ARE SO LUCKY!!
BTTT..... Any updates? Are the lines still going through the mall?
The line is growing! It will keep growing until she starts signing at 7 pm.
Those with wristbands are the only ones guaranteed to see her - and they stopped giving those out around 11:00 am.
At least 2000 received bands (not sure how many they gave out) and many 100’s (1ooo’s?) turned away.
I'm heading over there right now to check it out again....I'll either get in line in which case I won't be able to post for a while...or if the line is real long and it looks like I won't have a chance of getting a signature I'll post what it looked like in a couple of hours. Wish I had web phone.
Any others checking in?
I wonder if Hannity or Fox will have live pans tonight?
Hey FOlks even without makeup Sarah still look good there couple of picutre just Sarah very casual
I read the first chapter last night. I am very pleased with the book. A fine job of writing. The book is well worth buying to keep in the library no matter what happens.
There are loads of delightful pictures.
Well, I didn’t get a wristband and I won’t meet Sarah. Very happy so many others do want to meet her though.
I live only about 35 minutes from the signing location. If there’s any trouble with obamabots or useful-idiots I’ll be ‘on call’.
Anybody hear Anything?
Anyone hear anything?????