Skip to comments.Are Palin Book buyers getting short changes
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.
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.
It’s a concerted effort to make Sarah look bad. I am sure of it.
They all sound like crybabies and not conservatives.
So you know, Palin acknowleged on Facebook that not all folks got to see her and they are working on a solution.
And your source for this is?
We might be loosing our Liberty in the Senate today, and people are bitchin’ about wrist bands?
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.
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.
Source? He don’t got no stinkin’ source... ZOT!
Who promosed 1000 ?
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.
Who promised 1000 ?
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.
Did Lieberman vote for debate?
I’ll say it for you. :0)
Blanche Lincoln is a bitch.
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.
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.
I know, bro. Here's a pic of one VERY upset person who got ugly when she didn't get what she wanted....
You would have a better response if you provided your source:
And then at least a teasing quote from the story:
“...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...”
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.
RE: my reply #3
Looks like I was mistaken. I apologize.
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?
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!
Why are you people discussing an Off Topic topic????
150 out of thousands boo her and Huffpo thinks that is more important news than the health care debate. LOL!
The bookstore is responsible for this, not Governor Palin.
You do realize that working people have days off, and that some people might be retired, right?
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?
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.
Goodness me. I simply responded to his comment.
I knew it was off subject. Deal with it or complain to the mods.
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.
Greenspan needs to invest in some proboscis reduction. I’d bet that Mitchell suffers from rhinotillexomania.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yeah, a story written by Stephen King.