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Thousands cheer Palin in Mich. for book tour
AP via MyWay via DrudgeReport ^
| Kathy Barks Hoffman
Posted on 11/18/2009 7:18:33 PM PST by GVnana
Photo: Rebecca Cook, Reuters
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - College students ditched class, employees skipped work and some huddled in the cold overnight just to make sure they get an orange wristband Wednesday that would let them meet Sarah Palin.
Thousands gathered outside a Barnes & Noble and chanted "Palin! Palin! Palin!" for the kickoff of the former Republican vice presidential candidate's "Going Rogue" book tour, which has taken on the feel of a political pep rally.
"She's a person of faith, she has a family, she has gone through a lot of the trials and tribulations we have. I'd vote for her in a heartbeat," said Lana Smith, a dispatcher at a bus company who took the day off work and had been waiting in line since 5:30 a.m.
"Someday I hope her name is up in lights and I'll have had the privilege of meeting her," Smith said.
A fan of Sarah Palin holds onto her book while waiting to get it signed by during the first stop of Palin's book tour in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Adam Bird)
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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
AP Photo Essay here: http://www.wral.com/entertainment/image/6450777/?ref_id=6450776&img_list=6450777%2C6446498%2C6450778%2C6450779%2C6451311%2C6451312%2C6451313
posted on 11/18/2009 7:18:33 PM PST
posted on 11/18/2009 7:20:11 PM PST
by al baby
(Hi Mom sarc ;))
AP wrote this? Man that must have hurt.
posted on 11/18/2009 7:23:43 PM PST
by I still care
(A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
I love this for the reason that it will cause liberals, the DBM and RINOs to become completely unhinged and say totally outrageous things. The entertainment value is top notch.
posted on 11/18/2009 7:27:08 PM PST
(Chains you can bereave in.)
To: al baby
Me too. And if she does a signing in SoCal that I can get to, I’m getting another one.
posted on 11/18/2009 7:29:37 PM PST
(Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
posted on 11/18/2009 7:30:12 PM PST
To: I still care
"Thousands gathered outside a Barnes & Noble and chanted "Palin! Palin! Palin!""
Notice how they conveniently leave out a number count...I bet she drew a crowd of 5000!
To: al baby
Is it true that no pictures are allowed?
posted on 11/18/2009 7:37:59 PM PST
(Promoted by God to be a Mother!!!! Thanks, Susan)
posted on 11/18/2009 7:41:08 PM PST
by THX 1138
("Harry, I have a gift.")
To: THX 1138
I think she was sending a message to Juan by opening in Michigan.
posted on 11/18/2009 8:38:26 PM PST
(Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
"Notice how they conveniently leave out a number count...I bet she drew a crowd of 5000!
I was surprised they even used the word thousands. The updated version of this article reports the crowd size as hundreds.
The "thousands" story in this thread was released yesterday evening. By this morning the story had been slightly edited to downplay the crowd size and the headline had been changed.
posted on 11/19/2009 4:06:48 AM PST
by Fetid Facts
(Under Democrats, "The law is a ass--a idiot.")
I've posted a good quality video on my blog of the Grand Rapids book signing that I found on YouTube. Have a look. It's a nice HD clip made by a guy named David Coates:
Video of Sarah Palin in Grand Rapids
Thanks for the link! Most of the "crowd" pics seemed designed to minimize the crowd size ... this is a better one:
posted on 11/19/2009 5:41:15 AM PST
(Nothing funny here ;-)
Minimal crowds... nothing to see here....
posted on 11/19/2009 5:42:29 AM PST
(GOP: Big Tent Party??? Not if you are a CONSERVATIVE.)
Nice video. She is one of a kind.
posted on 11/19/2009 7:34:01 AM PST
(God Bless our troops and their families.)
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