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Official Grand Rapids Palin Book Signing Thread
11/18/2009 | taildragger

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.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: book; booksigning; goingrogue; grandrapids; michigan; palin; signing
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1 posted on 11/18/2009 4:02:30 AM PST by taildragger
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To: taildragger
Detroit Free Press says hundreds lined up this morning.

Next up: Katherine Harris, "Going Rouge."

2 posted on 11/18/2009 4:09:46 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: taildragger

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.


3 posted on 11/18/2009 4:22:20 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: taildragger

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.


4 posted on 11/18/2009 4:24:23 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: taildragger
BFL!   :)
5 posted on 11/18/2009 4:29:34 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Carley

Did Andrea buy a bottle of his snake oil?


6 posted on 11/18/2009 4:29:43 AM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: taildragger

Hope she has good security, leftists are dangerous.

Pray for America and Gov Palin


7 posted on 11/18/2009 4:30:01 AM PST by bray (America Gu Bra)
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To: bray

Yes, we shoudl pray. G-Rapids is fairly Conservative, let us hope this overwhelms the MoonBats.


8 posted on 11/18/2009 4:32:54 AM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: rintense

Hope you’re going. I’m also hoping to see some photos.


9 posted on 11/18/2009 4:35:01 AM PST by TexasNative2000 (There's a reason the oath talks about defending the country from enemies both "foreign AND domestic")
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To: taildragger

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.


10 posted on 11/18/2009 4:41:57 AM PST by 1776 Reborn (Test kids and politicians (bigger idiots) on the Constitution!)
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To: taildragger

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.


11 posted on 11/18/2009 4:42:51 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: TexasNative2000

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.


12 posted on 11/18/2009 4:46:33 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: taildragger
200 hundred people at 4:30 this morning, all lining up for wristbands. Others camped out overnight. Latest info can be found here, including video: woodtv.com
13 posted on 11/18/2009 4:53:44 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar
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.

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.

14 posted on 11/18/2009 5:01:46 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Obama has just declared MISSION ACCOMPLISHED in the WOT-too bad he's fighting for the other side)
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To: taildragger

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
thank you


15 posted on 11/18/2009 5:09:25 AM PST by DM1
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To: DM1

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.


16 posted on 11/18/2009 5:18:22 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: rintense; All
Thank you everyone.

Wow 1500.

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.

17 posted on 11/18/2009 5:25:11 AM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: taildragger
I stopped at the Barnes and Noble late yesterday afternoon. They were getting ready to set up.

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.

18 posted on 11/18/2009 5:29:24 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Carley
I will never forget the look on Mitchell's face when she announced Sarah was the VP choice. I am no doctor, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn express last night, and if that wasn't the look of discomfort from some sort of "personal exam" I don't know what is.

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.

19 posted on 11/18/2009 5:30:55 AM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: taildragger

Did Andrea buy a bottle of his snake oil?
___ ________ _________ __________

Or a used car?


20 posted on 11/18/2009 5:31:22 AM PST by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: Reagan69

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.


21 posted on 11/18/2009 5:35:08 AM PST by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: Fester Chugabrew

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.


22 posted on 11/18/2009 5:44:07 AM PST by RacerXSpeedRacer (Conservatives values!!!)
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To: RacerXSpeedRacer
I went to Grand Rapids this morning. I live 30 minutes away. The line was too long and I didn't want to miss 2 hours of work. I couldn't be happier though that so many people want to meet her and will! I spoke with a cop. He estimated >1450 people. 550 in the store (max capacity) and >900 outside. Many more still coming. This was at 7:00 am and 39 degree F temperature outside. All the local tv and radio stations had their big vans there.
23 posted on 11/18/2009 6:07:02 AM PST by Tigercap
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To: Fester Chugabrew

see my post above. >1450 people at 7am with more coming


24 posted on 11/18/2009 6:07:28 AM PST by Tigercap
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To: rintense

I think I might be that FB friend
:)


25 posted on 11/18/2009 6:08:58 AM PST by Tigercap
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To: rintense

Sorry to hear that. Would have loved to see you in your Halloween costume in a photo with Sarah !


26 posted on 11/18/2009 6:10:06 AM PST by TexasNative2000 (There's a reason the oath talks about defending the country from enemies both "foreign AND domestic")
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To: rintense

The comments at woodtv.com from the useful-idiots are pretty entertaining in their stupidity.


27 posted on 11/18/2009 6:12:13 AM PST by Tigercap
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To: Apple Blossom

ping


28 posted on 11/18/2009 6:12:37 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: Tigercap

Its all part of the plan... O sending his minions out to every comment board to slam her.


29 posted on 11/18/2009 6:13:05 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: Tigercap

LOL!!! I laugh more at the news folks who seem surprised she’s this popular.


30 posted on 11/18/2009 6:13:54 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: taildragger

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.


31 posted on 11/18/2009 6:15:20 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

One more example of Huck riding the coat tails of someone else. He’ll be lucky to draw 100 people.


32 posted on 11/18/2009 6:20:26 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Not bad planning, my guess he has camera's in tow trying to scout her out in a Hotel for a uninvited interview, if so shame on him for being a huckster.
33 posted on 11/18/2009 6:23:56 AM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: taildragger; All
Glenn talked about this approx 15 mins ago. Crowds are huge and the Lame-Streams don't get it.

Glenn reaches how many millions?

The word is getting out....

34 posted on 11/18/2009 6:59:01 AM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: taildragger

Pictures/video of long lines are amazing...


35 posted on 11/18/2009 8:37:37 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

BTTT....


36 posted on 11/18/2009 8:42:39 AM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: taildragger

My Alaska granddaughters attend college in GR, hoping they get to see Sarah.


37 posted on 11/18/2009 8:50:56 AM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Carley

“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.”

All 50 of those who lined up to see him, also are in line to see Palin.


38 posted on 11/18/2009 9:03:53 AM PST by euram
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To: taildragger
Update:

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.

39 posted on 11/18/2009 9:41:59 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC

Thanks Doug!!!!


40 posted on 11/18/2009 9:56:27 AM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: DouglasKC

Keep us posted. For everyone in Grand Rapids who are going to meet her..just gotta say..U ARE SO LUCKY!!


41 posted on 11/18/2009 10:09:57 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda; All

BTTT..... Any updates? Are the lines still going through the mall?


42 posted on 11/18/2009 11:04:46 AM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: taildragger

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.


43 posted on 11/18/2009 11:39:52 AM PST by Tigercap
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To: taildragger
BTTT..... Any updates? Are the lines still going through the mall?

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.

44 posted on 11/18/2009 12:42:03 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Tigercap; All
Thanks Tiger....

Any others checking in?

I wonder if Hannity or Fox will have live pans tonight?

45 posted on 11/18/2009 1:26:57 PM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: taildragger

Hey FOlks even without makeup Sarah still look good there couple of picutre just Sarah very casual


46 posted on 11/18/2009 1:39:48 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: SevenofNine

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.


47 posted on 11/18/2009 1:49:43 PM PST by tommix2
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To: taildragger

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’.


48 posted on 11/18/2009 2:11:29 PM PST by Tigercap
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To: Tigercap
On Call.... Hmmm If Law Enforcement, thank you for your service!

Anybody hear Anything?

49 posted on 11/18/2009 3:20:10 PM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: taildragger
BTTT....

Anyone hear anything?????

50 posted on 11/18/2009 4:16:23 PM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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