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(Vanity) Sarah Palin at the Mall of America
grey_whiskers ^ | 12-07-2009 | grey_whiskers

Posted on 12/07/2009 1:48:33 PM PST by grey_whiskers

This is an after-action report about Sarah Palin's book signing at the Mall of America.

I went to bed last night at 9:00 PM in order to get up extra early for the signing, setting the alarm for 5:00 AM. But I couldn't sleep (excited over the signing, grief over the Vikings loss) and Freeped, falling asleep around 1:00 AM.

I awoke at 6:20 to the sound of my kids getting ready for school. RED ALERT!!!

Throwing on the clothes I had set out the night before, and grabbing a banana and a book to read in line (Federalist Papers), I dashed out to the car.

Fortunately, there was little traffic. I made it to the Mall of America and missed the turn for Highway 77 / Cedar, so I continued to 24th street and parked in the East Ramp.

When I got in, I saw a crowd already at the East Side Rotunda -- but the elevators weren't working, and the escalators were turned off. Oh, well, I though, it was not even 7:00 AM, they wouldn't have been working anyway.

When I got to the bottom, I saw they had yellow "Do not cross" tape; I stepped over and saw the line and a security guard, with other people coming from the parking garage behind me. I asked where the line started, and the security guard barked, "It starts OUTSIDE. Wait for this group to pass you and then follow them."

Anyone who tries to say that "hundreds" of people showed up is clearly mathematically challenged. I had arrived for a scheduled 12:00 noon signing at maybe ten minutes before seven, and there was already a full rope line at the rotunda, plus a line *from* the rotunda a constant two or three abreast, going up the East side of the Mall, all way past the Sears Concourse, and halfway across the North side, ending at Bath and Body Works.

The group I landed with was interesting. There were several women, including an elderly grandmother, who came from Red Wing (50 miles Southeast of the Mall of America); and a man who had driven all night from Chicago, who lived north of North Branch (mabye 50 miles North of the Mall of America). On the other hand there was the maintenance worker at Cub Foods who lived four miles away, and an older man who (in a touching spirit of hope) had told his wife that he would only be at the Mall until 7:30 ("it's only six blocks away"). I saw a number of college-age girls, and one supercilious looking guy wearing a check shirt, light jacket, and an "Obama-Biden" button. So it looked like Sarah was drawing from across all age and gender combinations.

Oh, and possibly across the ideological spectrum, too -- there was one young man with a check shirt, light jacket, and supercilious smirk who was wearing an "Obama-Biden" button on his lapel.

The conversation was subdued but happy -- I heard no griping about the length of the line. Conversation tended from discussions of radio stations (Christian and Talk Radio predominated), to the depredations of the mainstream press, and the latest occurrences on Fox News, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck. A couple people said that they preferred Minneapolis' own Jason Lewis (who has recently gone national). And a rumor started that KTLK's own Chris Baker (morning drive on the FM conservative talk station) had a team interviewing people at the mall and broadcasting their comments on the air. And most of the people I had the chance to meeet, hadn't yet read her book, or were reading it for the first time while standing in line.

The line started moving after about fifteen minutes -- moving at the rate of about one store front every five minutes or so. People left the line to go to the restroom or get coffee -- the Barnes & Noble had an in-house Starbucks, there was another Starbucks by th Rotunda, and the line went right past a Cinnabon. But not everyone who left came back -- the man from Chicago who had been up all night excused himself to go to Starbucks and never returned; the man with the promise to his wife also left without a trace. At about oh, nine-thirty or so, we approached the Barnes & Noble; I handed over my Federalist Papers and excused myself -- we were beginning to worry about being in time to get wristbands & books outside, so I wanted to buy copies in the store. I also got a coffee and visited the restroom.

I needn't have worried. I met up with my group right at the table where wristbands were being given out, they had just finished and were graciously waiting for me. Our group, having bought copies of Going Rogue and received our tags, was escorted into the Nickelodeon amusement park and put in a line which normally holds people in line for the roller coaster. It was about 10:00 AM.

We had been standing there awhile when there was a stir and bustle, with lots of people ahead of us bunching up in the walkway and taking pictures. It turned out it was Trig Palin being held by a woman, with everyone crowding around. He was wearing a red outfit with silly round plastic glasses. And that's not all -- Sarah Palin's mother, father, and aunt were there, signing books as well (great way to keep the crowd happy while waiting, by the way). I felt sorry for the young woman who was coordinating this, as she kept trying to usher the family to another part of the amusement park to rest and/or meet and greet other people in line, and the line of people kept straggling up for autographs, over her feeble protests that "we can't sign any more we have to move on."

When I returned to my knot of fellow attendees, and mentioned the family, several of the women asked if Todd was there too. I said, "I think he'd be with Sarah" and they mentioned something about not wanting Todd's autograph, but to get to meet Todd. (I think the proper translation is *THUD*.)

Our group left the line to go upstairs to the food court: and on the way back we stopped to look down at the rotunda, at about 11:30. Sarah was *already* in place, half an hour early, signing away! Quick, back to the line!

After about an hour to an hour-and-a-half more, our section of line *finally* began to move. The process was very well organized: they split the line up into two separate lines, where bags and purses were examined, light patdowns executed, and people were wanded. One woman with us, who had retrieved Diet Cokes from her car, passed them out to everyone near her so they wouldn't be confiscatd later. Then up through the rope line towards the dais where Todd and Sarah were seated.

The rope line itself kept going in fits and starts, for two reasons: one, people kept on stopping in the center to take cell-phone and digital cameras of the signings from 20 and 30 feet away, and two, once you were about to go to the front, you had to hand over all purses, cell-phones, cameras, and the like (you were given a numbered sheet of paper to claim it later) for security purposes.

(But let nobody think this means that the Palins were cold or aloof: one person -- I wasn't close enough to see if it was a man or a woman-- was in a wheelchair at the side of the stage, and Sarah and Todd *stopped* the assembly line to go over to greet and sign their book and greet them in person. To the thunderous applause of all of us near the stage, by the way. Would Joe Biden have settled for a "Stand up, Chuck" moment instead?)

When you reached the stage, they checked your books, tucked the flap into the title page, and sent you up. I had signatures from the family, and was instructed to tell the people who passed the books to Sarah that they had signatures. Alas! Alas! To no avail. Once the books were signed (and a quick "What is your name, thanks for coming" from Sarah and a handshake from Todd), my books were swept into a stack with about a dozen others, despite my protestations. I received two signed copies of the book with Sarah's signature alone (Todd only signed one or two books the entire time I was in line); and so someone else has received a copy of a book with Sarah's parents and her aunt's signatures in it as well.

I am aware of a curious combined sense of letdown, and of sympathy for the Palins after this. They themselves appeared to be holding up well, but all of the staff and support personnel -- the ones who keep things flowing smoothly, with no embarrassing glitches -- looked positively fried. But you could see on Sarah's face that though she liked meeting people, she disliked the "assembly line" aspect of it, and wanted to do more to connect. But, just as I sensed in her campaign visit to Blaine, MN, last year during the Presidential Campaign, the exigencies of satisfying the masses won out. Nonetheless, one got the impression that during this book tour, she was largely free of *political* handlers, always slapper her down to stay "on message". Read the book for more details on this, by the way, especially the roles played by Nicole Wallace and Steve Schmidt.

Lessons learned:

1) Like an ACORN voter, arrive early and often.

2) Conservatives, FReepers, "Dan's Bake Sale" types, and bicylists are among the nicest, friendliest people you'll meet. Rely on them, trust them.

3) Poor Sarah: the problems of a sound-byte news, and the size of crowds in-person, disallow any kind of intense, involved, or personal discussion of the issues. This is not a sign of shallowness or insincerity, but of the demands of the medium. If you want more depth, see her Facebook postings or read her book.

4) There are many more conservatives -- and more determined, more vocal, and more *normal* -- than you'll EVER hear or see about on the LSM. The one exception was that there was a crew from Minneapolis 1280 AM WWTC "The Patriot": I caught the eye of one of them and said, "1280 AM The Patriot, right?" (Nod.) "Oh, you're the good guys." (thankful enthusiastic grin).


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Cheers!
1 posted on 12/07/2009 1:48:33 PM PST by grey_whiskers
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To: grey_whiskers

Thanks SO much for the info. I hope she visits LA soon. I am halfway through the book and its just AWESOME. It would be such an honor to meet her in person


2 posted on 12/07/2009 1:53:03 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: grey_whiskers

That’s encouraging because that is in a state that not only elected a pro-Rassler for a governor, but also elected a bad commedian for a Senator.

Don’t get me wrong....I lived in Minnesota for about 8 years, and I know a lot of great people from there, but there are also a lot of wacked out libs that wander the tundra too.


3 posted on 12/07/2009 1:53:17 PM PST by ScubieNuc
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To: grey_whiskers

Great article—thanks for writing it!


4 posted on 12/07/2009 1:57:06 PM PST by American Quilter (USC Trojans--Fight On!)
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To: Tax-chick; humble; snarks_when_bored; MNJohnnie; MplsSteve; SunkenCiv; Fred Nerks; Jeff Head; ...
Like, *PING*, folks.

Cheers!

5 posted on 12/07/2009 1:57:26 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Excellent piece, Thanks!


6 posted on 12/07/2009 1:59:01 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: grey_whiskers

Exciting stuff!


7 posted on 12/07/2009 2:00:15 PM PST by abigailsmybaby (To understan' the livin' you got to commune wit' da dead.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Thanks for the post!


8 posted on 12/07/2009 2:02:11 PM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: grey_whiskers

9 posted on 12/07/2009 2:05:17 PM PST by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: grey_whiskers
and a book to read in line (Federalist Papers)

One of Anoreth's favorites. Excellent report.

10 posted on 12/07/2009 2:07:36 PM PST by Tax-chick (Don't worry - the king cobra will save you!)
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To: grey_whiskers
GO SARAH GO!

"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil" - Sarah Palin, August 8, 2009

"We face challenging times with some hell-bent on tearing down our nation by perpetuating pessimism and apologizing for America. They suggest that our best days were yesterdays. But how can this pessimism exist? Proof of our greatness and pride is all around us today. We produce proud and great volunteers who sacrifice everything for their country.

"We can resist enslavement to big central government that crushes hope and opportunity. We must be wary of government largesse. It doesn’t come free and often accepting it takes away everything that is free. Melting into Washington’s powerful and caretaking arms will only lead to suck away the incentive to work hard and chart our own course. This will only contribute to an unstable economy and dizzying national debt, and it will make us less free.

"We don’t have to feel that we must beg an allowance from Washington – except to beg the allowance to be self-determined.

"See, in order to be self-sufficient (we) must be allowed to develop, to drill and build and climb to fulfill our promise! We can not start believing that government is the answer. It can’t make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise. What can? It is the wisdom of the people and our families and our small businesses and industrious individuals. And it is God’s grace helping those who help themselves." - Sarah Palin, July 26, 2009
SARAH'S FAREWELL SPEECH AS GOVERNOR - GREAT READ

Sarah still has the left, the DNC, the MSM and the RINOs all in a frenzy wondering what her next move will be and how it will be perceived...they almost literally froth at the mouth in their efforts to discredit her.

While they do this, and further discredit only themselves in the effort, Sarah is going to promote conservatie principles all over this country in the midst of the Obama administration disaster and support conservative candidates in 2010 and help them win, amassing political capital. She will then take all that capital and make an awesome, stunning, and successful run for the Presidency in 2012.



MANY MORE STICKER DESIGNS HERE


AMERICA NEEDS EACH OF US TO RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION


912: AMERICA AWAKENS IN 2009


THE MODERN AMERICAN DECLARATION OF LIBERTY - TAKE AMERICA BACK

11 posted on 12/07/2009 2:08:28 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: grey_whiskers

Great report. BTW, I am a season-long grieving Bears fan, and I took a certain amount of delight in the Vikings loss ;>)


12 posted on 12/07/2009 2:10:31 PM PST by Rennes Templar (All Hail the Community Organizer -in -Chief)
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To: grey_whiskers

Hmmmm. Pat-downs.

I wonder.

As a SC CCW permit holder, if I showed up with my usual (ahem) accessory, and there was no clear posting that weapons are not allowed (as required by state law), would I have been kicked out? Would that be legal or an infringement of my 2nd amendment rights?

What would Freepers say if - as a law-abiding carrying citizen - I was screened and kicked out of an Al Gore signing under similar circumstances?

Just curious. All hypothetical. I’m just surprised there was patting, wanding, and bag confiscation.


13 posted on 12/07/2009 2:12:18 PM PST by bolobaby
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To: dubie

Ne zot, she’s a stunning woman. There never seems to be a bad picture.


14 posted on 12/07/2009 2:14:32 PM PST by Tax-chick (Don't worry - the king cobra will save you!)
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To: grey_whiskers
Excellent report, grey.

Thanks!

I want an America Loving President

15 posted on 12/07/2009 2:21:12 PM PST by mcmuffin (Will American patriots and freedom prevail?)
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To: grey_whiskers

I missed her by a week at MOA.
Bet the MSM barely covers it thanks to WCCO and the Red Star.


16 posted on 12/07/2009 2:21:55 PM PST by Zathras
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To: bolobaby
What would Freepers say...

As a CCW permit holder, you probably wouldn't want to know.

Nothing personal, but as a permit holder, common sense rules the day.

17 posted on 12/07/2009 2:24:47 PM PST by mcmuffin (Will American patriots and freedom prevail?)
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To: bolobaby

Unfortunately, there are probably a lot of whackos out there who might like to assassinate her. So I doubt whether they can let anyone near her with a weapon.

She is certainly a gun-rights person, and took that position as governor. But although she’s not POTUS, she’d might as well be as far as security is concerned.


18 posted on 12/07/2009 2:27:04 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: grey_whiskers

Awesome report grey_whiskers...thanks a bunch.


19 posted on 12/07/2009 2:33:34 PM PST by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: grey_whiskers

I got to shake hands and have a brief conversation with Sarah at her book signing in Sioux Falls last night. She was very sweet.

She drew a large crowd here with people lining up the day before and staying outside all night in the frigid South Dakota 10 degree weather.


20 posted on 12/07/2009 2:37:29 PM PST by Pardon Me (We dumped Daschle! Old news now, but I still like saying it!)
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To: dubie

I think Michael Franks wrote a song that fits that picture: “Popsicle Toes”.


21 posted on 12/07/2009 2:38:02 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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You know, as much as I admire Sarah Palin and various other luminaries out there-

I cannot for the life of me contemplate going through that kind of effort to meet someone or get an autograph.

Just sayin, I know it’s important to folks and I love the message it sends to the left.


22 posted on 12/07/2009 2:47:41 PM PST by Gnomad
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To: 9YearLurker
Michael Franks' album "The Art of Tea" is a masterpiece - strong songs on EVERY track including "Popsicle Toes"!

GREAT studio musicians, too - including Larry Carlton & Joe Sample. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

And when God gave out rhythm He sure was good to you.
You can add, subtract, multiply and divide...By two.
I know today's your birthday, And I did not buy no rose.
But I wrote this song instead and I call it,"Popsicle Toes".

Popsicle toes.
Popsicle toes are always froze.
Popsicle toes. You're so brave to expose all those popsicle toes.

You must have been Miss Pennsylvania with all this pulchritude.
How come you always load your Pentax when I'm in the nude?
We oughta have a birthday party, and you can wear you birthday clothes
We can hit the floor and go explore those Popsicle toes.

You got the nicest North America this sailor ever saw.
I'd like to feel your warm Brazil and touch your Panama
But Your Tierra del Fuegos are nearly always froze.
We gotta see saw until we unthaw those Popsicle toes.

23 posted on 12/07/2009 2:49:54 PM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: newfreep

Ha—what a total ‘70s look!


24 posted on 12/07/2009 2:59:10 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Gnomad

We were driving by Barnes and Noble a couple hours after she had arrived for the signing. There were empty parking places in the parking lot so we decided to stop and see if we could get in. We were allowed into the store to purchase the book. They gave us a wristband and told us to stand in line. We were only in line for about 5 minutes! I couldn’t believe we got in so quickly. It was fun to meet her but I would never have camped out all night!


25 posted on 12/07/2009 3:00:49 PM PST by Pardon Me (We dumped Daschle! Old news now, but I still like saying it!)
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To: bolobaby

Security is trying to keep Sarah and her family from being harmed or worse. I think the screening is appropriate, as it would be for an Al Gore book signing.


26 posted on 12/07/2009 3:09:50 PM PST by Sarah-bot
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To: grey_whiskers
grief over the Vikings loss

Chortle!

27 posted on 12/07/2009 3:18:09 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
grief over the Vikings loss

Chortle!

You must be ANOTHER of those heartless Republican haters.../sarc>

Cheers!

28 posted on 12/07/2009 3:22:01 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: bolobaby
I’m just surprised there was patting, wanding, and bag confiscation.

It's a shame, but after reading many of the vitriolic comments from people on the left at CNN, YouTube and the like; I'm not surprised at all. There are a sh*tload of people out there literally consumed by their hatred for the Governor. I don't get it, but that's me.

29 posted on 12/07/2009 3:23:16 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Very nicely done, sir!

Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

Did you hear about the moron with the tomatoes???


30 posted on 12/07/2009 3:35:36 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: mcmuffin

Interesting photo showing Sarah’s wedding ring. When Sarah and Todd eloped all they could afford was a $35.00 wedding ring.


31 posted on 12/07/2009 3:46:06 PM PST by Atlantan
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To: bolobaby

No offense, but training is an element of the law. And anyone trained in responsible handling of a sidearm, would not carry a firearm to a political event like this in a concealed manner. I see your legal point, but its just a bad idea.

While i support our state law here in SC, i would prefer to see an open carry law prevail. Allowing people to carry concealed weapons, has an effect of de-legitimizing the carrying of a firearm or knife. Personally, I am more scared of an idiot with an SUV than a well-trained and well-armed neighbor.

The first time i saw a man with a gun on his hip I was still in diapers. Having descended from South Carolinians and Texans and Tennesseans, firearms are no more menacing than a hammer or a saw.

A gun is no more dangerous than an large pickup truck. Yet, we let idiots and children drive them openly and public. I agree with many of the thinkers like Jefferson, that a democracy will only work when comprised of a moral and descent people. Look around.


32 posted on 12/07/2009 3:49:17 PM PST by ChinaThreat (3)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
No, please let me know.
33 posted on 12/07/2009 3:54:37 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Here it comes....


34 posted on 12/07/2009 3:59:55 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: ChinaThreat; bolobaby; mcmuffin; Cicero; Sarah-bot; who knows what evil?; grey_whiskers

In an earlier post, I mentioned a moron with tomatoes. I was watching the local Fox affiliate a few minutes ago and they were doing their big story on the Palin visit today....

And, yes, some idiot was able to get two tomatoes past enough security to be able to launch them toward the stage.

The Palin’s weren’t fouled by this attack.

However....

A “Police Commander” allegedly caught one of the rosey projectiles, square in the puss.

The attacker was arrested and will be charged.


35 posted on 12/07/2009 4:00:10 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: grey_whiskers
Excellent report. I arrived at 0430 with my neighbor. We drove from western Wis. We were in line outside the Mall. We were number 520-something. We got into the warmth of the mall a little after 6 and finally got our wrist bands after 7.

I will post video clips and a few pictures later but Gov. Palin and Todd were all smiles, ebullient, charming and happy to see every face that came by the table. Lots of the customers were equally bubbly and looked thrilled to meet them. Up close, Gov. P. exudes a radiant grace! No other way to describe it. She and Todd looked refreshed. She is better looking in person and I didn't think it was possible. She glowed, she was friendly and engaging to each person and laughed a lot with each person.

I got my book signed by 1pm. The crowd was friendly, polite and enthusiastic for the opportunity. I must give a special thanks to the Mall of America staff for the way they organized this event. Logistics were smooth all around. They even handed out free bottled water around 9 when most people were in line, waiting. They handed out water and then came back with trash bags to collect any and all trash. The whole MOA staff were courteous, ready to answer any question and they all had smiles on their faces, even the security staff.

I will post a few pictures and some videos later.

36 posted on 12/07/2009 4:05:44 PM PST by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: who knows what evil?

RE: “It’s a shame, but after reading many of the vitriolic comments from people on the left at CNN, YouTube and the like; I’m not surprised at all. There are a sh*tload of people out there literally consumed by their hatred for the Governor. I don’t get it, but that’s me.”

***************

It has to be due to extreme fear from the left. What else explains the reactions? The more they carry on, the more we know we’ve got a good candidate in Sarah — though who knows exactly when.


37 posted on 12/07/2009 4:06:33 PM PST by CaliforniaCon
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To: rabidralph

We’re waiting on you, Ralph!!

;-)


38 posted on 12/07/2009 4:15:36 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: Pardon Me

You’re a damned liar.


39 posted on 12/07/2009 4:35:24 PM PST by gatorhead
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To: gatorhead

Why would you say that?


40 posted on 12/07/2009 4:41:16 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: grey_whiskers

Thanks for the report Grey Whiskers. I wanted so much to be there today, but I had a job interview at 11:00 and just couldn’t do it. The interview went well though. Keep up the good work!


41 posted on 12/07/2009 4:44:44 PM PST by READINABLUESTATE
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To: READINABLUESTATE

We hope you get the job!!


42 posted on 12/07/2009 4:45:49 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: gatorhead

We’re waiting....


43 posted on 12/07/2009 4:46:24 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: gatorhead

Tick-tock...


44 posted on 12/07/2009 4:53:45 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Hope they waterboard his ass...


45 posted on 12/07/2009 4:55:50 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Sarah-bot

Some guy chucked tomatoes at her tonight. She has not hit, but a cop was. The attacker was arrested.


46 posted on 12/07/2009 4:57:35 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: who knows what evil?

Not likely, it’s only a Bloomington (Hennepin Co.) thang...


47 posted on 12/07/2009 4:59:13 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: grey_whiskers

People at work are starting to speak very positively about the book.....at least to me, a known Madame President supporter


48 posted on 12/07/2009 5:01:29 PM PST by The Wizard (I support Madame President, the only President in America today)
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To: Jet Jaguar

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2402337/posts?page=35#35

;-)


49 posted on 12/07/2009 5:02:33 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thanks for the addition!


50 posted on 12/07/2009 5:03:52 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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