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Colin Powell Book Signing in McLean, Virginia Thursday night, 5/31
McLean Patch ^ | May 21, 2012 | Bobbie Bowman

Posted on 06/01/2012 7:34:50 AM PDT by HokieMom

Former U.S. Secretary of State and McLean resident Colin Powell signs his new book "It Worked for me: In Life and Leadership" at a downtown McLean bookstore this evening.

The book signing will occur at 7 p.m. at Books-A-Million on Chain Bridge Road across the street from the McLean Giant.

Here's what you need to know. Perkins McDowell, one of the managers at Books-A-Million, has this advice for their customers.

1. What do I need to do to see Colin Powell? You need a ticket and a book. Books-A-Million started handing out tickets last week. They will continue to give out tickets and sell books up until 6 pm.

2. Get there early. The book signing starts at 7 pm. McDowell suggested arriving no later than 6:30 pm.To get in line you must have a book and a ticket number. Guests will be lined up according to their numbers.

3. How many tickets have been given out? More than 100 tickets had been given up by Wednesday afternoon.

4. Powell, a retired four-star general and former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has written a book revealing the lessons that shaped his life and career, according to The New York Times.

The book, “It Worked for Me,” is a collection of lessons and personal anecdotes that have driven Powell's legendary career in public service, the Times reported.

5. Have your book open and ready. Be prepared to spell your name.

Powell is doing this for his McLean neighbors so he will stay until all books are signed.


TOPICS: US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: booksigning; colinpowell; va2012

1 posted on 06/01/2012 7:35:06 AM PDT by HokieMom
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2 posted on 06/01/2012 7:36:47 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

Hopefully, not a single person goes to see that RINO-P.O.S.


3 posted on 06/01/2012 7:38:37 AM PDT by adm5 (AMERICA HAS ONLY GOD AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT LEFT TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC. by: LibLieSlayer 3/18/10)
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To: HokieMom
I lost all respect for Powell when Powell endorsed Obama in 2008 basically sight unseen and because Obama was black.

If Powell admitted the truth, he would admit that Obama would probably not have passed a background check to work for Powell when Powell was a general and then Secretary of State.

For instance, Obama could have never passed the background check if he applied to work for Secretary of State Powell, because there is no way that Obama's "birth certificate" would have passed a detailed examination by the FBI, and Powell knows it.

4 posted on 06/01/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT by john mirse
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To: HokieMom

is this about affirmative action?


5 posted on 06/01/2012 7:46:43 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: HokieMom
I wouldn't walk across the street to see Colin Bowel if he were giving the books away.

I used to have some respect for him before he became just another race hustler who rode the escalator of affirmative action up to where he could look down on the rest of us.

6 posted on 06/01/2012 7:47:56 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: HokieMom

“It Worked For Me: Selling Out My Prestige For A Communist Scumbag”


7 posted on 06/01/2012 7:48:17 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: HokieMom

“It Worked for me: In Life and Leadership”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

No Thanks, Colon.


8 posted on 06/01/2012 7:52:50 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: john mirse
How many tickets have been given out? More than 100 tickets had been given up by Wednesday afternoon.

Just for contrast, Sarah Palin's book signing exhausted all 1000 tickets availble within the first 90 minutes of her visit to nearby Washington, Pennsylvania.

Just to contrast market sizes:

  1. McLean, VA is near center of Washington, DC metro area, population 5.6 million.
  2. Washington, PA is on southwestern edge of Pittsburgh, PA metro area, population 2.4 million.

9 posted on 06/01/2012 7:55:10 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: HokieMom

6) Ask the general why he allowed Scooter Libby to twist in the wind when he knew damn well Richard Armitage was the leaker in the Plame Affair?


10 posted on 06/01/2012 7:55:50 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: john mirse
I lost all respect for Powell when Powell endorsed Obama in 2008 basically sight unseen....

Me, too. Well, almost all respect. Interesting to see what he does this time.

11 posted on 06/01/2012 7:59:40 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: adm5

Sounds like a good opportunity for some spontaneous protestors.


12 posted on 06/01/2012 8:00:01 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: HokieMom

Is he going to vote his color again next election?


13 posted on 06/01/2012 8:02:49 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: HokieMom

Bowel was and is not distinguished. He was carried along due to his race and the fact that he is a suck-up. His patrons thought he was a (loyal) Republican. His whole life is affirmative action. He did nto attend West Point but was college ROTC. He became a coddled perfumed prince. Norman Schwartzkoff handled the heavy lifting in the Gulf War. Bowel is a full-fledged Liberal. For O, for Gays in Military, for Gay Marriage, probably pro-abortion. Just sickening how we carry a guy like this along and then they stab you in the back. Such treachery. His karma quotient is not looking good.


14 posted on 06/01/2012 8:03:14 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: HokieMom
I am an avid reader of political books. I would rather poke my eye out with a sharp stick than buy a book by this total sell-out.
15 posted on 06/01/2012 8:06:46 AM PDT by fatfertile
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To: HokieMom

Colon Powell. Aptly named.


16 posted on 06/01/2012 8:09:51 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: skeeter

That right there shows why he is of low character.


17 posted on 06/01/2012 8:13:24 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: HokieMom
More than 100 tickets had been given up by Wednesday afternoon.

I'm guessing it's not going to be a NYT best seller.

18 posted on 06/01/2012 8:30:36 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: john mirse
For instance, Obama could have never passed the background check if he applied to work for Secretary of State Powell, because there is no way that Obama's "birth certificate" would have passed a detailed examination by the FBI, and Powell knows it.

If Obama had been just another federal job applicant seeking a security clearance, he'd have gotten a Statement of Reasons (for denial of the request) faster than you can say "Choom."

19 posted on 06/01/2012 8:40:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: HokieMom
Me, too. Well, almost all respect. Interesting to see what he does this time.

He'll be in the bag for Obama, if/when it becomes clear he's winning... just like 2008. Waiting for the prevailing political winds to take shape... there's the hallmark of a great leader.

Go away, Powell... your time is up.

20 posted on 06/01/2012 8:43:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: HokieMom
"...Colin Powell signs his new book "It Worked for me: In Life and Leadership..."

Is this a book on Affirmative Action?

21 posted on 06/01/2012 8:59:59 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: HokieMom

He looks almost like a Cherokee Indian with those high cheek bones.


22 posted on 06/01/2012 9:04:17 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and McLean resident Colin Powell signed his new book for more than 200 fans who crowded into a downtown McLean bookstore Thursday evening.

Powell chatted amicably with the guests who lined up around the Books-A-Million on Chain Bridge Road to meet one of the most respected men in America.

A couple near the front of line had six copies of his new book, "It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership." "I hope some of these are gifts," he told the couple. He was assured they were.

Grandparents brought their grandchildren. There was lots of picture taking: wives snapping husbands with the retired four-star general. Husbands snapping wives.

Powell spent two hours signing and chatting in the evening hours. Earlier in the afternoon he had spent an exuberant few hours at the White House.

The occasion: The unveiling of the official White House portraits of former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

Powell, one of Bush's two Secretaries of State, joined other Bush administration cabinet officers and advisers for the ceremony and Bush reunion.

23 posted on 06/01/2012 9:46:09 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: adm5

amen, I wouldn’t walk across the street to see him, much less give the racist my money....


24 posted on 06/01/2012 11:55:29 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: HokieMom
Hmm. What has Colon Bowel done for me lately?

Lessee... helped get Barack Obama elected in 2008 ...

Go to hell, Colin!

25 posted on 06/02/2012 12:04:04 AM PDT by cynwoody
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