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Hundreds of Palin fans line up at book reading site
NY Post ^ | November 18, 2009 | AP

Posted on 11/19/2009 3:21:23 AM PST by Scanian

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Hundreds of Sarah Palin fans lined up Wednesday at a Michigan book store to get the chance to meet the former Alaska governor as she kicked off a national tour for her book "Going Rogue."

Some supporters camped out overnight to be among the first to get wristbands from the Barnes and Noble bookstore at Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids. Those with the orange bands will get the opportunity to have the former 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate sign their copies of the book at the three-hour signing event Wednesday evening.

The memoir was released Tuesday but has topped best-seller lists for weeks.

"Everyone here has been excited and patient," Barnes and Noble spokeswoman Maddie Hjulstrom said of the waiting crowd.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: booktour; goingrogue; michigan

1 posted on 11/19/2009 3:21:25 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Hundreds? I heard that it was in the thousands by noon (with her appearance scheduled for 6 PM.)


2 posted on 11/19/2009 3:24:27 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
FTA: Todd Shaffer, of East Lansing, said some of those in line were Palin supporters and other were there to get books signed to give as gifts. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/hundreds_of_palin_fans_line_up_at_Qsc9rqyhLTLNN2h7uY6CIJ#ixzz0XItGfKQI

Oh, puhleeze! Just undermine her obvious support, as if those giving her book as a gift didn't like her. << eyes rolling >>

3 posted on 11/19/2009 3:27:13 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
FTA: Todd Shaffer, of East Lansing, said some of those in line were Palin supporters and other were there to get books signed to give as gifts.

Oh, puhleeze! Just undermine her obvious support, as if those giving her book as a gift didn't like her. << eyes rolling >>

4 posted on 11/19/2009 3:28:25 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Scanian

Here at Borders in Indy. Got here @ 5:20. We’ve had tow news choppers and the local news core on the ground. I figure around 100-200 pol when I got here. The lines has more than doubled.


5 posted on 11/19/2009 3:30:54 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Scanian

“Thousands cheer Palin in Mich. for book tour”

Headline on yahoo for the same AP story..

It will be real interesting to find out who changed the Hundreds to Thousands or Thousands to Hundreds.

A real good guess would be that it got changed from Thousands to Hundreds by some Zero sympathizer. Since that was an AP copyrighted headline I would think they would get VERY upset by that...sarc/


6 posted on 11/19/2009 3:32:20 AM PST by flash2368
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Liberal Dirty Santa? :)
7 posted on 11/19/2009 3:32:49 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: Scanian

Hundreds, tens of hundreds, what the difference to the press? They smost likely didn’t find their way to the signing until it was almost over so the only people left were the lucky ones with wrist bands. The other question is how many really beleive that journalists decided on their trade only after flunking out of math classes and had to come up with some sort of major to keep mommy and daddy happy to keep their useless asses in party central frat or sorr houses. Let’s face it, there are not a lot of Einstein’s in the LSM.


8 posted on 11/19/2009 3:33:20 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Hundreds? I heard that it was in the thousands by noon (with her appearance scheduled for 6 PM.)

They ran out of wrist bands which means there was over 1000.

9 posted on 11/19/2009 3:37:32 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Scanian

Fox says 4,000 people were there....over 300,000 book sales already.


10 posted on 11/19/2009 3:38:25 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Always Right

Fox just saying 4000 with 200 media - heehee.


11 posted on 11/19/2009 3:38:41 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: mazda77

“. Let’s face it, there are not a lot of Einstein’s in the LSM.”

As far as I know, they haven’t ‘fact checked’ Al Gore’s statement that the Earth’s internal temperature is “millions of degrees”.


12 posted on 11/19/2009 3:45:25 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Always Right
Just another bunch of bitter clingers. :)
13 posted on 11/19/2009 3:47:25 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You expect the “Saved or Created” crowd to be able to get any count correct???


14 posted on 11/19/2009 3:49:50 AM PST by Nekman (OBAMA IS a LIAR!..There..I said it...NO Appologies(Proud racist since Carter said so)
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To: Carl LaFong

They haven’t weighed in on the 57 states either.


15 posted on 11/19/2009 3:52:19 AM PST by billhilly
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To: flash2368

Look folks, it doesn’t matter whether the “lamestream media” cites hundreds or thousands of people turning out to get Sarah Palin’s autograph. Those words mean nothing. Fact is, Ms. Palin in her interviews so far, hs proven that she is capable, articulate, imbued with deep common sense and clearly undersstands where our country has to go. On top of that, we are now deeply imbedded in the failed Presidency of POTUS Barack Obama. Ms. Palin will become a major force in exerting pressure on socialist, America detractor Barack Obama to either get with the program or resign so that this nation can move forward in positive fashion!!! And....what the “lamestream media” thinks or says, has no meaning or impact at all.


16 posted on 11/19/2009 4:17:45 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Scanian

She’s coming to Books-A-Million in the Orange Park Mall in Jacksonville on Tuesday.

You have to stand in line on Monday night to get a wrist band, so you can stand in line on Tuesday to see her.

But she’s not to be taken seriously, so we’re told. You betcha.


17 posted on 11/19/2009 4:18:41 AM PST by Gunflint
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To: All

There is already several hundred lined up to see her here in Noblesville, IN. She’s not due to arrive until 6pm.


18 posted on 11/19/2009 4:21:41 AM PST by excalibur1701
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Must minimize Palin at all costs.
Must minimize Palin at all costs.
Must minimize Palin at all costs.
Must minimize Palin at all costs.
Must minimize Palin at all costs.

I was on the road at 8 am yesterday and WOOD AM was reporting 1500 people at that time, hours before her appearance. Hundreds. Only thousands at the Washington DC Tea Party on 9/12.

Liars. All of them. Liars.

19 posted on 11/19/2009 4:27:43 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The AP article released yesterday evening said there were thousands of supporters. The same article was edited this morning to downplay the number in attendance, and the headline went from thousands to hundreds.
20 posted on 11/19/2009 4:35:13 AM PST by Fetid Facts (Under Democrats, "The law is a ass--a idiot.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Just like the Tea Party in DC... lies lies lies... the state media will not let the truth out under orders from hussein and his enforcer.

LLS

21 posted on 11/19/2009 4:37:56 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Honeybunch

Ping.


22 posted on 11/19/2009 4:43:46 AM PST by OKSooner ("He's quite mad, you know." - Sean Connery to Honor Blackman in "Goldfinger".)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

A good point made by Andrew Breibart - BigGovernment - says, if she had a show in competion with Oprah or the View Sarah would CRUSH them in the ratings.


23 posted on 11/19/2009 5:24:06 AM PST by q_an_a
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To: afraidfortherepublic

People were lined up the night before.

Lots of men in the crowds too.

GO SARAH GO SARAH GO SARAH


24 posted on 11/19/2009 5:24:27 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: AFreeBird

Thanks for being there for me too.

Know there are lots of us who wish we were in your place.

Again, thanks so much.


25 posted on 11/19/2009 5:25:27 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

These are the same people who claimed “tens of thousands” marched on Washington on September 12th.

Reporters were not math majors in college, apparently.


26 posted on 11/19/2009 5:27:35 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan.....a Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The Washington Post, definitely left of center, reported "thousands" attending. The Washington Times, more to the right, reported hundreds.

I heard or read some time yesterday that the store gave out 1000 wrist bands and that many folks showed up and were denied the wrist bands. So perhaps 2000 folks showed up? That is hundreds, about twenty of them.

27 posted on 11/19/2009 5:55:45 AM PST by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find! - I am Joe Wilson)
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To: Carley

The men like her because she is to be admired for her strength, feminimity, motherhood, brains, looks — she is the whole package.


28 posted on 11/19/2009 7:13:59 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Carl LaFong
As far as I know, they haven’t ‘fact checked’ Al Gore’s statement that the Earth’s internal temperature is “millions of degrees”.

They haven't fact checked any of Obama's books or Algore's writings or J'effinK's claims, but they have the reporter-power (must be PC) to send out 11 fact checkers on Sarah-- even when they are laying off 38 people at the AP. ROTFLOL.

29 posted on 11/19/2009 7:18:25 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

just a bunch of your typical white people I suppose LOL!


30 posted on 11/19/2009 7:20:47 AM PST by Cheryllynn
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To: GnuHere
She is gathering steam...JUST you watch the Palin fever is about to get HOTTER!! Next stop expect more folk to turnout!! This is like the march in DC...the mediaWHORES and the EVIL liberals won't know what hit them. OBTW, brilliant strategy by Palin to by pass the mediaPUKES and go straight to the folk. SHE IS STILL LOVED AND ADMIRED!! In reality she is OUR Esther!

"For such a time as this"

31 posted on 11/19/2009 7:31:51 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: flash2368

(Photos & Video) 10,000+ At Woodland Mall In Michigan To See Sarah Palin

http://governorpalin4president.blogspot.com/2009/11/photos-10000-at-woodland-mall-in.html


32 posted on 11/19/2009 7:52:45 AM PST by curth
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To: mazda77

If it was Obama and 10 thousand showed up, the media would pronounce ‘upwards of’ a quarter million...


33 posted on 11/19/2009 8:04:45 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: Scanian
Hundreds of Sarah Palin fans lined up Wednesday at a Michigan book store to get the chance to meet the former Alaska governor as she kicked off a national tour for her book "Going Rogue."

It WAS thousands. They gave away at least 2000 wrist bands, plus there was a line for those with no wristbands, plus there were the curious who just wanted a glimpse.

34 posted on 11/19/2009 8:08:02 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC
As I posted previously, THESE are the kind of "wide angle" photographs -- from the book-signing in Grand Rapids...
...that we need to get from each of Governor Palin's book tour stops...
....to PROVE the large numbers of supporters that she is attracting.
From Mlive.com:





35 posted on 11/19/2009 8:48:23 AM PST by RonDog
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To: Carl LaFong

I didn’t know that Al made the trip to the core to perform the study. The other question that comes to mind is what in the hell is his thermometer made of?


36 posted on 11/19/2009 9:43:40 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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