Skip to comments.Palin book tour draws massive Michigan crowd
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.
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For someone so stupid as the media tries to put it, she sure draws a crowd!
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
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.
Just caught MSBC reporter trying to discredit the fans.
If any lucky Freepers are out there, I hope they can post some pics. That goes for any future stops as well.
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.
“Yep, amazing she managed to become governor of a podunk state like Alaskasince shes obviously so stupid.”
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.
Now through 100 pages and taking a break for Freeping and emails.
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.
My mother married my dad!
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!
My son is within the first 10 in line. I will have an autographed copy soon.
Just some good-natured faux jealousy.
My apologies if I offended.
It’s a shame you couldn’t be with him!
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.
“My son is within the first 10 in line. I will have an autographed copy soon.”
And I just took delivery on some American Eagle 1 ounce gold coins today.
Maybe we can work something out....
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.
BTW, she dedicated the book to me...
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! ;)