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Palin book tour draws massive Michigan crowd
Washington Times ^ | 11/18/2009 | Andrea Billups

Posted on 11/18/2009 12:37:19 PM PST by markomalley

Talk about a political rock star.

A crowd estimated at more than 1,500 already had lined up by mid-morning at a Grand Rapids, Mich., bookstore in advance of a 6 p.m. book signing by 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, whose book "Going Rogue" has already become a runaway bestseller -- one day after its release.

Die-hard fans of the former Alaska governor traveled from all over the state and began setting up outside a Barnes & Noble store in the city's Woodland Mall at around 9 p.m. last night, hunkering down in 30-degree overnight temperatures to camp out nearly a day ahead of Mrs. Palin's arrival.

The book store, located in the city's Kentwood area, had braced for massive crowds and handed out wristbands starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday on a first-come basis today for those hoping to see Mrs. Palin, who is slated to arrive by tour bus later this evening for a three-hour signing. Her book has sparked much interest and heavy dissection by media and political types as they feast on details from Mrs. Palin's early life and her personal account of her role in the 2008 presidential election.

Barnes & Noble spokeswoman Maddie Hjulstrom said the store has given out a limited number of wristbands based on how many books they think Mrs. Palin can reasonably sign, but said they have also created a standby line for those hoping that she will stay on and continue to sign for overflow fans, who she said are energized by her appearance.

"She has had a good history in Grand Rapids and the town is very excited to have her and to have this as the start of her book tour, " Ms. Hjulstrom said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: aar; booksigning; goingrogue; grandrapids; sarah; teaparty

1 posted on 11/18/2009 12:37:20 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

For someone so stupid as the media tries to put it, she sure draws a crowd!


2 posted on 11/18/2009 12:39:09 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: markomalley

I am tweeting with a girl who is #15 in line. Some idiot NY Slimes buffoon went up to her and started asking her annoying questions. Everyone is there, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight(I told her to tell them to cut the crap with Levi already, no one gives a rats ass about him), Fox, CNN, and MSDNC. Andrea Mitchell almost seems kinda smitten with her. Maybe she is just happy Sarah didn’t throw her with the fishes lol


3 posted on 11/18/2009 12:41:04 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: DonaldC

Yep, amazing she managed to become governor of a podunk state like Alaska—since she’s obviously so stupid.

Yep, the Republicans better come up with a better pol to run in 2012. Sure.


4 posted on 11/18/2009 12:41:18 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: DonaldC

Just caught MSBC reporter trying to discredit the fans.


5 posted on 11/18/2009 12:42:20 PM PST by Notasoccermom
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To: DonaldC

If any lucky Freepers are out there, I hope they can post some pics. That goes for any future stops as well.


6 posted on 11/18/2009 12:42:33 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I just received my copy from WalMart. It was mailed yesterday, and in my box at noon. Now through 100 pages and taking a break for Freeping and emails.


7 posted on 11/18/2009 12:44:30 PM PST by WVKayaker (www.wherezobama.org / Obama's Excellent Adventure ...)
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To: 9YearLurker

“Yep, amazing she managed to become governor of a podunk state like Alaska—since she’s obviously so stupid.”

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Just inside the cover of her Going Rogue, Sarah has a polar (North) view of the world, which clearly shows both the enormity of Alaska, and its immediate proximity to Russia.

A clear, opening shot at the geographically ignorant, mental midgets on the Left.


8 posted on 11/18/2009 12:45:11 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: WVKayaker

Now through 100 pages and taking a break for Freeping and emails.

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You horrible bastard.

Mine is sitting here on the desk at work, and I don’t have time to even crack it open.

Two generous sets of very nice picture though, I see.


9 posted on 11/18/2009 12:48:06 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: EyeGuy

My mother married my dad!


10 posted on 11/18/2009 12:49:24 PM PST by WVKayaker (www.wherezobama.org / Obama's Excellent Adventure ...)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The immediate response when confronted with ANYTHING about Levi should be: Let me ask you something...Who is Gennifer Flowers?

If they don’t know the answer, reply: Ok, we’re DONE here!


11 posted on 11/18/2009 12:49:31 PM PST by Carlucci (Sarah Palin: Demonstrably Good!)
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To: WVKayaker

My son is within the first 10 in line. I will have an autographed copy soon.


12 posted on 11/18/2009 12:50:39 PM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
LOL!! The state-run media is there! Too funny!

Thanks for the 'good news' update, Sarah!
13 posted on 11/18/2009 12:50:39 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: WVKayaker

Just some good-natured faux jealousy.

My apologies if I offended.


14 posted on 11/18/2009 12:50:44 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: 70th Division

It’s a shame you couldn’t be with him!


15 posted on 11/18/2009 12:51:37 PM PST by WVKayaker (www.wherezobama.org / Obama's Excellent Adventure ...)
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To: markomalley

Here in Grand Rapids...at five this morning, local tv news was saying if you are not now in line...forget it. Woodland Mall was packed beginning at midnight...just to stand in line for the possiblity of geting a bracelet that would allow one in tonight.

People stayed up all night, some in the cold. Wanna bet the MSM blows this off.

Palin is very, very popular in this red part of a blue state.


16 posted on 11/18/2009 12:52:01 PM PST by kjo
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To: 70th Division

“My son is within the first 10 in line. I will have an autographed copy soon.”

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Hmmmmm.....wheels turning.....

And I just took delivery on some American Eagle 1 ounce gold coins today.

Maybe we can work something out....


17 posted on 11/18/2009 12:52:34 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: Sarah Barracuda

have you seen the MSNBC poll and then read those comments?

the left have nothing but hatred and they cannot even give examples of their hatred.
They say she is thick and yet they do not even know what their cult leader was like in school.


18 posted on 11/18/2009 12:53:07 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: EyeGuy
No offense taken. Enjoy your evening... I will. I just lit a cigar, and heading for the whiskey locker. then back to the Barcalounger.

BTW, she dedicated the book to me...

19 posted on 11/18/2009 12:53:14 PM PST by WVKayaker (www.wherezobama.org / Obama's Excellent Adventure ...)
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To: 70th Division

Good for you! Now what are you going to do for your son? Will you be able to live with, I met Sarah and you didn’t! ;)


20 posted on 11/18/2009 12:54:32 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: WVKayaker

What a difference a year makes.

21 posted on 11/18/2009 12:55:56 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: manc

I can’t stomach reading crap from libs. It’s the same usual BS comments. They know Obama is finished. I hope he is gone before 2012 so that we can still save this country. Poor libs, it wasn’t supposed to be this way was it..the most powerful woman in America being a Conservative..it just kills them


22 posted on 11/18/2009 12:56:15 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Carlucci
The immediate response when confronted with ANYTHING about Levi should be: Let me ask you something...Who is Gennifer Flowers?

Who is Larry Sinclair? would be my choice.

23 posted on 11/18/2009 12:57:29 PM PST by Stentor
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To: WVKayaker

Mine is coming on Friday..Oh everyone, Sarah on Hannity next :-) she is one busy bee


24 posted on 11/18/2009 12:57:57 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BurbankKarl
The Chinese clipped his wings. The Chinese people barely knew he was there. They cleared the tourists just for him. He sure looks fine with his Members Only jacket and no boob-belted monstrosity beside him.

I'm quite curious over why Meeshell didn't go on vacation with him this time?

25 posted on 11/18/2009 12:59:05 PM PST by WVKayaker (www.wherezobama.org / Obama's Excellent Adventure ...)
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To: markomalley
Good Palin interview here.
26 posted on 11/18/2009 12:59:24 PM PST by IoCaster ("No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: WVKayaker

Ya he knows the guy who put it on for Sarah. He took the Father in Law. Thats cool. He will get me great pictures. He saw Bush in Oakland County in Michigan aNDwas at the right side of the podium. When Bush went down to shake hands he was right in front of my Son. He is just blessed that way.


27 posted on 11/18/2009 12:59:25 PM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

as I was just reading your comment I had just read about how bozo might not run in 2012.

If he does not then we have to take that house and senate back other wise he will get this country so far gone it will take a generation to get us back to normal.

As for the hatred of the loony left then I have neevr seen so much hatred for a woman, a woman which is not PC but a great woman who is a great mother, has values, and can relate to us normal folk and not the elitist DC types or the north east elitist liberals


28 posted on 11/18/2009 1:00:24 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

WalMart said mine would be delivered some time past the 20th... Check your mailbox!


29 posted on 11/18/2009 1:00:31 PM PST by WVKayaker (www.wherezobama.org / Obama's Excellent Adventure ...)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I started reading the book last night, after buying it at Barnes and Noble.

It was kinda slow....hope it gets better.


30 posted on 11/18/2009 1:00:46 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

For Photo op purposes only. However, quite prophetic - he’s all alone on the path ahead!


31 posted on 11/18/2009 1:01:26 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: markomalley
Sometimes there is news that just makes one feel good. This is one little item that makes up for the deep disgust and sadness at the moronic attacks on Sarah Palin. Certainly, if one does not agree with her- or think she is Presidential or Vice Presidential material, sure go ahead and take what this good woman says and make one's points. Why be so nasty and derogatory?

Ah well, I suppose it is a sort of Cest la vie with others- Such is life and the rotters of the left. My liberal spouse just back from a trip to England opened up the "Junk" mail. There is a swipe card for yours truly. It is from Chapters/Indigo books. Swipe it and it is worth "up to $5000".

I needed the shove to get down to Indigo's off shoot - Coles of Canada. Coles leery on the front book shelves with things Conservative, but will always get those books on order. Ok, a bit of a screed, but faithfully this evening I will order the book by Sarah Palin.

We, adjacent to Northern Michigan and they of course have been absolutely blessed with balmy sunny weather and at 48 degrees in the day. No snow- yet. Every day a bonus.

Well done Grand Rapids.

32 posted on 11/18/2009 1:07:47 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: BurbankKarl

He’s saying, “I want one”.


33 posted on 11/18/2009 1:12:46 PM PST by Eddie01 (Newt's an intellectual... midget Nepolitano is Newt's pug.)
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To: markomalley

Those photos are fake. ...and by the way just so you know MSNBC says she’s a publicity whore and deserves the critizism they are making up. I believe ‘em. /s


34 posted on 11/18/2009 1:14:48 PM PST by Eddie01 (Newt's an intellectual... midget Nepolitano is Newt's pug.)
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To: markomalley

Go Sarah! Your energetic supporters love you!


35 posted on 11/18/2009 1:18:05 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!you)
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To: markomalley

I got mine from Borders I don’t trust LA book stores around here they probably hide poor Sarah book in Cooking section like they did with Rush


36 posted on 11/18/2009 1:22:15 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: markomalley

I got mine from Borders I don’t trust LA book stores around here they probably hide poor Sarah book in Cooking section like they did with Rush


37 posted on 11/18/2009 1:22:19 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: SevenofNine; All
Check here, we have folks checking in when they can.....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2388890/posts

38 posted on 11/18/2009 1:33:47 PM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: EyeGuy

I’m getting two copies autographed on Friday. Wannamakeadeal? LOL


39 posted on 11/18/2009 1:41:29 PM PST by Steve_Stifler
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To: markomalley

bttt


40 posted on 11/18/2009 1:48:31 PM PST by The Wizard (I support Madame President, the only President in America today)
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To: Steve_Stifler

“I’m getting two copies autographed on Friday. Wannamakeadeal? LOL”

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I’ll bet if I FedEx you a pair of Eagles, you MIGHT let me LOOK at her autograph.

Maybe.


41 posted on 11/18/2009 1:55:13 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: EyeGuy; WVKayaker
You might enjoy my First Take on the book.

Cheers!

42 posted on 11/18/2009 6:01:54 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: DonaldC
As I said in my post, I toddled off to Canada's Coles Bookstore in the local mall. This is Indigo/Chapters affiliate. I had the gift swipe card for a possible big rebate. Alas one has to purchase $50 worth of books. I begged my wife to order some sort of dramatic woman's novel- no soap. This to bring up my bill to $50. The price of "Going Rogue" was with a discount, $34 dollars Canadian.

Ah says I, there is the Sarah Palin book on the bottom shelf of the display. More at eye level is the somewhat baleful look of a hockey commentator- Don Cherry. His book of course. Then to his left, the huge head of one, Hulk Hogan, his book.

Well, Coles showed Sarah's book anyway.

More anon.

43 posted on 11/18/2009 6:48:03 PM PST by Peter Libra
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