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Are Palin Book buyers getting short changes
11/21/2009 | jimjohn2458

Posted on 11/21/2009 11:27:41 AM PST by jimjohn2458

Just like in Columbus, Rochester NY fans waiting all night for Sarah Palin found out there were only 500 wristbands avaiable, instead of the 1000 promised.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: belongsinchat; booksigning; booktour; chat; getagrip; goingrouge; hearsay; nosource; notnews; palin; rally; rochester; shortchanged; troll; unsourced; vanity
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Just like in Columbus, Rochester NY fans waiting all night for Sarah Palin found out there were only 500 wristbands available, instead of the 1000 promised. There were people who drove hundreds of miles and waiting all night just to get a change to meet Sarah. But over 500 people who thought they had gotten there early enough got shortchanged - again.

We're pretty sure it's the bookstores that are behind this but in the end, it'll be Palin who looks bad if she doesn't get a handle on this. There were some VERY upset people. Some demanded a refund for their books. Just FYI folks - especially people waiting in other cities right now.

1 posted on 11/21/2009 11:27:41 AM PST by jimjohn2458
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To: jimjohn2458

It’s a concerted effort to make Sarah look bad. I am sure of it.


2 posted on 11/21/2009 11:30:13 AM PST by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: jimjohn2458; Admin Moderator

troll

2009-03-02

IBTZ


3 posted on 11/21/2009 11:30:38 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: jimjohn2458

They all sound like crybabies and not conservatives.


4 posted on 11/21/2009 11:30:58 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up their pets while accusing farmers of cruelty.)
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To: jimjohn2458

So you know, Palin acknowleged on Facebook that not all folks got to see her and they are working on a solution.


5 posted on 11/21/2009 11:31:21 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Prayers for the Ft. Hood families, victims and soldiers.)
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To: jimjohn2458

And your source for this is?


6 posted on 11/21/2009 11:31:26 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: jimjohn2458

We might be loosing our Liberty in the Senate today, and people are bitchin’ about wrist bands?


7 posted on 11/21/2009 11:31:31 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Bad Jack Bauer
You got to meet Sarah Palin in person, got her personal autograph, got her best selling book, and you're whining about some book store promotional wrist band?

You pathetic human being...
8 posted on 11/21/2009 11:33:10 AM PST by FrankR (SENATE: You cram it down our throats in '09, We'll shove it up your ass in '10...count on it.)
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To: Admin Moderator
True story:

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin spent more than three hours signing her book, Going Rogue, at a northwest side bookstore on Friday night.

On the third day of Palin's book-signing tour, the Borders bookstore on Sawmill Road announced that the first 1,000 in line by the store's 10 a.m. opening would be guaranteed to get their books signed. But Palin's staff called the store and told the managers to cut back to 500 wristbands, causing hundreds to be turned away, 10TV's Kurt Ludlow reported.

At one point, Palin stepped outside the bookstore to greet people in line. The rush to surround her forced her security detail to usher Palin right back inside.

9 posted on 11/21/2009 11:34:01 AM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: Gene Eric

Correction — we lost our liberty in the Senate today. Blanch Lincoln is voting Yes. I cannot comment further without losing my posting priveges, but you can imagine what I am thinking.


10 posted on 11/21/2009 11:34:45 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Admin Moderator

Source? He don’t got no stinkin’ source... ZOT!


11 posted on 11/21/2009 11:34:50 AM PST by WVKayaker (www.wherezobama.org / Obama's Excellent Adventure ...)
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To: jimjohn2458

IBTZ


12 posted on 11/21/2009 11:34:52 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: jimjohn2458

Who promosed 1000 ?


13 posted on 11/21/2009 11:35:18 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Gene Eric
We might be loosing our Liberty in the Senate today, and people are bitchin’ about wrist bands?

Well, it may or may not actually be happening. The headline appears to be in question form. Without the question mark, though.

And the "info" is probably from someone in the Lamestream media with an intense hatred of Sarah Palin. Think Andrea Mitchell.

But, yeah, if people are bitchin' about not getting their books signed, they're morons.

14 posted on 11/21/2009 11:35:52 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: jimjohn2458

Who promised 1000 ?


15 posted on 11/21/2009 11:36:08 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Not surprised. I would have bet money that she would vote yes. $10 says she votes against the final bill so she can claim opposition to it next year in the election.


16 posted on 11/21/2009 11:36:24 AM PST by BelleAl
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Did Lieberman vote for debate?


17 posted on 11/21/2009 11:37:04 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’ll say it for you. :0)

Blanche Lincoln is a bitch.


18 posted on 11/21/2009 11:39:08 AM PST by JRochelle (Bill Belichick, secret Colts fan!)
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To: Admin Moderator

My Wife, and her best friend who were there(both pulled an all-nighter). There were getting the wristband for their husbands). Our mission was to leave this afternoon to join them in Rochester. According to my wife, there were about #560. No wristband. And to others, the reasons I reported it was
1) To give heads up to folks waiting in line right now
2) To hopefully get word to the Palin camp so they can remedy the situation
3) To NOT start off her journey to history with a bunch of pissed off people

Up until yesterday, news reports and bookstore said first 1000. They found out THIS morning when the doors opened that it was going to be 500.


19 posted on 11/21/2009 11:39:42 AM PST by jimjohn2458 (jimjohn - conservative, and more black than the Obamination)
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To: All

Being short on wristbands isn’t too much of a downer - people can write their names on a list provided by the tour people and they can receive their band in the mail later.

Tours rarely work out as planned - better they are “short” than nobody wanting them.


20 posted on 11/21/2009 11:40:00 AM PST by imintrouble
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To: jimjohn2458
There were some VERY upset people.

I know, bro. Here's a pic of one VERY upset person who got ugly when she didn't get what she wanted....


21 posted on 11/21/2009 11:40:29 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: jimjohn2458

You would have a better response if you provided your source:
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http://www.10tv.com/live/content/local/stories/2009/11/21/story-sarah-palin-autographs.html?sid=102
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And then at least a teasing quote from the story:
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“...the Borders bookstore on Sawmill Road announced that the first 1,000 in line by the store’s 10 a.m. opening would be guaranteed to get their books signed. But Palin’s staff called the store and told the managers to cut back to 500 wristbands...”


22 posted on 11/21/2009 11:41:05 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Gene Eric

Yes he will vote to debate.

But he has said he will not support the final bill, to end debate.

That vote also needs 60 votes. That is the vote where if senators like Lincoln vote to end debate, it will be the end of their career.


23 posted on 11/21/2009 11:41:29 AM PST by JRochelle (Bill Belichick, secret Colts fan!)
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To: jimjohn2458

Boo Hoo.


24 posted on 11/21/2009 11:42:26 AM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: jimjohn2458; kristinn; Admin Moderator

RE: my reply #3

Looks like I was mistaken. I apologize.


25 posted on 11/21/2009 11:42:43 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: UB355; All
The multiple stops per day are wearing her out. Harper Collins shouldn't have done the tour this way. Earlier in the day she signed books for 1200 wristband bearers, meaning up to 2400 signatures, at Norwood, Ohio.
26 posted on 11/21/2009 11:43:11 AM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: jimjohn2458

Oh Please! If someone wastes their money and time driving hundreds of miles to get a silly wristband... I’d love to meet Sarah Palin and get a book signed, but there is only one of her and millions of us. So the chances are slim that this can happen, especially since I am a productive member of society who has to work to support a family. So the productive ones are suppose to feel sorry for the ones who get to waste their time chasing after the Sarah bus?


27 posted on 11/21/2009 11:43:30 AM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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O.k., noob, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and send you the links to stories explaining what is going on.

The fact of the matter is that Governor Palin only has a set amount of time in which to sign as many books as she can before heading out to the next venue. Real supporters will understand this.

However, reports are now surfacing that liberal agitators are infiltrating the lines, getting their wrist bands, deliberately NOT getting books signed, and then cutting a ruckus about it to once again try and make her look bad. Don't fall for it!

Sarah Palin Gets Booed ["Angry crowd" = video shooter and his loser friends]

Sarah Palin: Not Enough Hours in the Day

Liberal Bloggers Showing Up At Sarah Palin Book Signings

28 posted on 11/21/2009 11:43:46 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: JRochelle

Why are you people discussing an Off Topic topic????


29 posted on 11/21/2009 11:43:50 AM PST by imintrouble
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To: jimjohn2458

150 out of thousands boo her and Huffpo thinks that is more important news than the health care debate. LOL!


30 posted on 11/21/2009 11:44:05 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: jimjohn2458

The bookstore is responsible for this, not Governor Palin.


31 posted on 11/21/2009 11:45:25 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: fireman15
So the productive ones are suppose to feel sorry for the ones who get to waste their time chasing after the Sarah bus?

You do realize that working people have days off, and that some people might be retired, right?

32 posted on 11/21/2009 11:48:36 AM PST by KJC1
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To: jimjohn2458

One thing I’d like to note. And a question.

If you were the one who had to spend all this time in the bookstores, and had to personally do every autograph, I bet you might start setting a limit. Especially after your wrist was swollen up to the size of a grapefruit.

We should consider she is doing the most possible, given the time. And being cheerful about it. As well as scheduling extra signings to try and get to everyone. (Which she is doing).

Also, she is not in control of how the bookstore manages the crowd and tickets.

How would you handle it?


33 posted on 11/21/2009 11:48:54 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: jimjohn2458

I was in Borders yesterday, DeKalb, IL. No Sarah, no wristband, no waiting lines. But I bought her book anyway because I respect her and wanted it. I don’t need nor care about all that other crap. Those that do, I suspect, are rabble rousers. The more stories that crop up, like yours, the more folks will understand it’s just another intimidation ploy.

If you of a family member are upset they didn’t get their little wristbands, or autograph, suck it up and take it like an adult. Things don’t always happen as we wish them to.

Oh, and while there weren’t any waiting lines yesterday, the table was pretty well picked over; the only one in the store that way. It was as if the staff didn’t have the time (even with the few customers that were there) to get it replenished and straightened up. And at checkout, the clerk said he was surprised how well the book was selling. I told him I wasn’t surprised at all.


34 posted on 11/21/2009 11:48:58 AM PST by bcsco (Hey, GOP: The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration...)
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To: imintrouble

Goodness me. I simply responded to his comment.

I knew it was off subject. Deal with it or complain to the mods.


35 posted on 11/21/2009 11:49:32 AM PST by JRochelle (Bill Belichick, secret Colts fan!)
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To: jimjohn2458

Who wants to sign 1000 or even 500 of these books day after day. Most authors probably only sign a hundred or two any given day.


36 posted on 11/21/2009 11:49:36 AM PST by 1776 Reborn (Test kids and politicians (bigger idiots) on the Constitution!)
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To: jimjohn2458
Hate to be unduly suspicious, but it wouldn't surprise me on bit if the book stores were purposely over promising and under delivering.

It's got to drive a lot of them crazy to see what a powerful turnout she's getting! Lots of liBbral heads exploding!

I was at Glenn Beck appearance and signing today in Tampa, FL. Wow! What a crowd. I've never seen anything like it in my 30 plus years of covering news events. I took nearly a thousand pictures and plan to post some of them later, when I get back from another shoot I'm headed to right now.

Here's just one crowd shot. The Borders sit's back off the road at 600 feet. They had over 500 people in the store, then lined up, two and three deep, all the way to the road, around a corner and down the road well over two block!



And the true beauty of it was there was only one, ONE, uniformed police officer anywhere in the store, the parking lot or around lines! Shows the difference between conservative crowds and liberal crowds. Not only that, there was absolutely NO litter on the ground or in the store! I was sure proud of our Beck supporters, they made it really hard for Borders to have anything to complain about! I must say, the Borders people I encountered couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. If the were liberals and cringing to see the crowd Glenn drew they certainly hid it well. Hat's off to them for doing a great job of crowd control with nothing more than store employees and a couple of security service extras!
37 posted on 11/21/2009 11:49:54 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: Texas Eagle

Greenspan needs to invest in some proboscis reduction. I’d bet that Mitchell suffers from rhinotillexomania.


38 posted on 11/21/2009 11:50:16 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Texas Eagle

Yeah, these ‘promises’ remind me of those bogus ‘broken speaking promises’.

The nature of these attacks belong in the realm of adolescent type harassment - the nasty gossip of punks and fugly losers.


39 posted on 11/21/2009 11:50:53 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: jimjohn2458
It looks like this morning's book signing in Washington, Pa., went off okay according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

It seems Harper Collins overbooked Palin with the multiple signings per day.

She's got three in one day set for Florida next week. We'll see how that goes.

40 posted on 11/21/2009 11:51:12 AM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: jimjohn2458
there were only 500 wristbands available, instead of the 1000 promised.

So?

How do you know when you attend an event how many actual wristbands there are?

You can't tell by the size of the crowd, because a lot of families waiting in line only have one wristband (the other relatives are coming along just to see Sarah).

Therefore, seeing five people and assuming all five must have wristbands is likely incorrect.

And if you know ahead of time it's going to be 500 instead of 1000 then you know your odds just decreased by 50%.

There's no reason for anyone to get upset over any of this, IMO.

41 posted on 11/21/2009 11:51:24 AM PST by library user
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She said she’d sign 1000 books, she signs 500. She ran for a 4 year term, she serves half. A pattern is developing.

I guess half a Sarah is better then none.


42 posted on 11/21/2009 11:51:54 AM PST by awake-n-angry
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Another thing to consider is that there are certainly those unhappy because they didn’t get their book signed.

Now, how often did this occur because those in the line had multiple books to be signed?

Because those in the line stood there and wanted to go on and on, talking to Sarah, at the expense of those waiting behind them?

I think we should realize that this was bound to occur, and it was bound to be exploited by the enemy, and deal with it and the real reasons it is occurring.


43 posted on 11/21/2009 11:55:04 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: JRochelle

Thanks. Would have been nice to shut it down now.

I’m sure this was on the minds of the ‘you people’ waiting on line for the book signing. Just sayin’...


44 posted on 11/21/2009 11:56:39 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: jimjohn2458
Up until yesterday, news reports and bookstore said first 1000. They found out THIS morning when the doors opened that it was going to be 500.

Since the bookstore handles the wristband/ticket end of the event, I can only assume it was they and not Sarah who changed the limit.

45 posted on 11/21/2009 11:56:45 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: kristinn
She's got three in one day set for Florida next week.

That's way, way, way too much.

Look at it this way: If you spend 60 seconds with someone signing their book, then it's going to take you 60,000 seconds (nearly 17 hours) to sign 1000 books.

How can Sarah have a 51-hour day signing books? (17 hours x 3 stops).

Even if she "only" signs 500 books per stop, that's still 25.5-hours in a 24-hour day.

46 posted on 11/21/2009 11:58:21 AM PST by library user
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To: FrankR
You got to meet Sarah Palin in person, got her personal autograph, got her best selling book, and you're whining about some book store promotional wrist band?

You pathetic human being...


What the hell are you talking about? I have never gotten to meet Sara in person, gotten her personal autograph or bought her book (though I am going to later in the week). Some stores are hiding or not even carrying her book. It is that far a stretch to believe that some of these stores may also try to make her look bad at the expense of their own customers?
47 posted on 11/21/2009 11:58:32 AM PST by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: Texas Eagle

The look on that thing’s face tells the story. What a hate-filled wench. She’s shoving that magazine at Palin like she discovered old Alan in the bathroom with it. Which she probably did.


48 posted on 11/21/2009 12:01:55 PM PST by Eroteme
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To: UCANSEE2

If she took three hours to sign 500 books, who could blame her? I was going to drive the hour to Rochester, but realized I’d have to get early this morning to get in line. No thanks...I’ll keep doing my part on the Web.


49 posted on 11/21/2009 12:02:20 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is..." - Milton)
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To: Eroteme
The look on that thing’s face tells the story.

Yeah, a story written by Stephen King.

50 posted on 11/21/2009 12:03:26 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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