November 5th, 2009
03:18 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin book tour takes unconventional path

Palin will bypass several major cities in her upcoming book tour.
Palin will bypass several major cities in her upcoming book tour.

(CNN) - Those living in the country's biggest cities who hope to catch a glimpse of Sarah Palin while she is on her much-anticipated book tour may be disappointed: the former Alaska governor will instead hit a string of mid-size cities, many of which voted for her and John McCain last November.

According to Harper Collins, the publisher of Palin's forthcoming memoir "Going Rogue," Palin will bypass several of the major cities that are often the pillars of any big book tour, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia.

Palin's schedule instead takes the former Republican vice presidential candidate to smaller - and in many cases more conservative - cities like Fort Wayne, Indiana, Washington, Pennsylvania, Roanoke, Virginia, and Jacksonville, Florida.

Palin will kick off the tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 18, one day after her book is released. The choice of Michigan to begin her cross-country blitz may be no accident: Palin publicly disagreed with the McCain campaign's decision to pull its resources out of that key battleground state a month before the election - one of the initial moves that led anonymous McCain operatives to declare Palin was "going rogue."

The first week of the tour will take Palin thorough Indiana (Fort Wayne and Noblesville), Ohio (Cincinnati and Columbus) New York (Rochester), Virginia (Roanoke), North Carolina (Fayetteville), Alabama (Birmingham), and Florida (Jacksonville, The Villages, and Orlando).

A spokeswoman for Harper Collins tells CNN more cities could be added to that list.

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soundoff (303 Responses)
  1. unclej

    I really would like to see a regular, common speaking person get in the running for Pres some day. I don't mean dumb when I say common speaking, I just mean honest, even when you may admitting that some plans in your own party aren't the best or may have been mistakes. Maybe some non-PC statements.

    I thought Obama is as close to that as anyone in the past 20 yrs. I was hoping Palin would be that coming from a rural area, but unfortunately she is more hot air/rhetoric with no substance or real thoughts that would really result in any forward thinking.

    There are smart, honest people in this country. Can't some party find one of them and get them to consider running?

    November 5, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  2. Drew

    All of you who support Sarah Palin is in for a big surprise. She is doing everything she can to stay in the spotlight and learn. When she do shine it is not be because she has learned but because she don't have a glue or if you want an educated guess as to what is in store for her. Sarah stop messing up the minds of good people and go back and see Russia from your kitchen view.

    November 5, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  3. carol

    Wish she would stay out of NC. What a fake she is. That book should be stuck where the sun don't shine!

    November 5, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  4. vaughnte

    These liberals sure do hate a public figure with morals don't they? Sarah all the way!!

    November 5, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  5. Cathy Reid

    She wants to find someone who likes her. Good luck on that. No one likes a quitter, a person who lies, a person who spreads hate. She is going to have to look long and hard for people who might like her.
    Do NOT bother coming to Missouri. We are picky here and she does not fit in with the good, kind and wonderful people of the great state of Missouri.

    November 5, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  6. Bill

    Its not any surprise. You go where it is safe to say stupid stuff and people will not challenge anything you say or do. She and the publisher are just playing it safe. You do have to wonder about someone who is still considering running in 2012 for President...do you play it safe and not go and talk with folks who might not agree with you. Earth to Sarah, America is a place where you are the President of the United states of America, not just the wing-nuts...It's kinda silly but what do expect from someone who is not very bright....

    November 5, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  7. Tania

    Like watching a train or car wreck - you don't want to, you can't help it. No one has physically been hurt, but it's fascinating, amusing, scary, and out-of-this-world insane.

    November 5, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  8. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Stay out of Santa Fe, babe.... you'll get run out of town before you can open your big, stupid mouth.

    Go peddle your book by and for illiterates in the boonies.....

    November 5, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  9. ART

    I can see an idiot from my house

    November 5, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  10. Real American

    Look at the list of cities she is going to.
    Then lookup the literacy rates for the cities.

    So my question is, if these people buy her book, who is going to read it to them?

    November 5, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  11. Slappy White

    No Tulsa or Oklahoma CIty?

    Those places would be Wingnut Heaven for her.

    November 5, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  12. Ken in NC

    Just herd that Palin supporters do not know how to find book stores so how will they be able to buy the book and if they did, how will they read the pictures if they can't read?

    November 5, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  13. Jessica from Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids went for Obama – 57% for Obama 40% for McCain.

    Odd place to kick it off.

    November 5, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  14. Stevens

    Sarah Palin's America would probably look like this: book burning galore, gays, jews and atheists in 'reeducational camps', a mild return
    to servitude for all people darker than Boehner, a very hawkish foreign policy and trickle down economics. I just can't wait for it all to happen...

    November 5, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  15. Brian - Seattle

    Pretty obvious that no one in the cities likes her. Grand Rapids is a pretty religious town too. Very safe for her, which isn't unexpected. But hey, bet she makes more money this way. So good marketing I guess.

    November 5, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  16. kimberly

    Shes only going to places with educattions no higher than High School, and where people still believe the world was built in 7 days 4000 years ago...I mean COME ON, do you really think this twit would get anyone to show up in New York or LA??? NOT!

    November 5, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  17. Obama for World Peace

    I am not from the USA but progressive and true leaders like Obama make the world look up to and respect the US. I think most of the world despises republicans and their policies-it has never been a dislike for the US. Democrats are someone that can be worked with and talked too.Republicans are like the ancient Romans-arrogant and on their way out.

    Is it possible to form a "tea party" anti Sarah and GOP party at the cities she is visiting ?

    November 5, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  18. DennisG

    Starting with Michigan huh? Even though the corporate profit first policies your right -wing "conservative' party caused the overwhelming unemployment rate in that state you think you can just put on your shortest skirt and your down home hick character and be welcomed by them.
    Yeah, you're probably right, and that's what the real problem is in this country.

    November 5, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  19. mime

    we the sara worshippers are done flipping the pages i would like the book i need tp

    November 5, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  20. S M R

    People are too smart in the BIG Cities, She will stick to place's where the people may be even dumber than Her.

    November 5, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  21. Greg

    "No one likes...a person who spreads hate. She is going to have to look long and hard for people who might like her."

    Irony....the breakfast of Liberal Howlers.

    November 5, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  22. Mike Ross

    Yuck, I live in Grand Rapids – a city in a county that voted for Barack Obama in the November elections. I do NOT look forward to the loon's this woman will draw to our city.

    November 5, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  23. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Just as I suspected. She's going to the redneck communities of America. This woman has no diversity amongst minorities.

    November 5, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  24. Linda

    Palin Baby Palin!

    November 5, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  25. Proud American

    Who really gives a flying flip!! The woman is a totally idiot and
    anyone who votes for her has never read a book, newspaper, or any meaningful publication, just like her!!! She can't put together a complete
    sentence...............Soccer Moms of America wake up!!! SHE's afraid of
    negative press if she shows her face in any major city, but you know the media hounds will be on her trail waiting to smell her droppings.

    November 5, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
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