November 5th, 2009
03:18 PM ET
4 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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  1. Chris

    This "story" and so many others that CNN publishes about Sarah Palin is not news worthy. You might as well have a direct feed from her Twitter or Facebook account.

    November 5, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  2. Joe in CT - not Lieberman!!!

    Gee, This will be just like "W's" tours in 2004 when he had hand-picked audiences to spend five minutes telling him how wonderful he was and then ask how he picked out his ties! If she wants to play in the big leagues, she better make it to Democratic party strongholds! She already captured the Conservative base, if she doesn't play well to the rest of the country she will lead the Republican party to their biggest disaster since Goldwater in '64. Not that I (a liberal democrat) will lose much sleep over that.

    November 5, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  3. Fair is Fair

    LOVE the Palin articles! Keep them coming!!!!!!!

    November 5, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  4. David Marchisotto

    Gee, what a surprise, she is going to stay away from the cities where she would be (rightly) criticized and stick to the places where she is sure that people agree with her.

    There's nothing like a person who can handle criticism, right?

    Why doesn't she just stay home and read the book to her family. I mean, they are her biggest supporters and from what I've seen, I'm pretty sure none of them could read it for themselves anyway.

    November 5, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  5. Ohio Man

    Sounds Good ... No need in selling Air conditioners in the Arctic ...lol sell it where people will buy it

    November 5, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  6. lee

    sarah who????
    Even her book is 'ghost written'
    this chick is such a loser.....

    November 5, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  7. tjaman

    I want to see her plug her book on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

    November 5, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  8. Bill O really

    I am tired of Sarah Palin stories..I don't think this women can even read or write and yet get all the attention from the media..I'd buy her a ticket back to Wasilla, Alaska and ask her not to return to the main land..Stay as close to Russia as you can!!!!

    November 5, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  9. Yikes!

    Here's behavoiur that shows she wants to represent all the people... as long as those people voted for her. Doesn't send out a very inclusive message, in my opinion.

    November 5, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  10. ghostwriter

    Great! Can't wait to see her go PAST Ohio. Another bullet dodged.

    November 5, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  11. jnywest

    So, she is avoiding the most densly populated and ethnicly, politically, socially, and religously diverse areas of the country. Hmm...sounds like the campaign.

    November 5, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  12. Anonymous

    They don't mention that 90% of The worst president of our time "Obama" has gone to states that voted for him when he gives a speech. Palin is doing the same thing. He can't handle the heat or a speech without a teleprompter and I wish she would just go away!

    November 5, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  13. Some republican guy

    Because the real Americans live outside the big cities. Big cities are the lair of the narcisstic socialist obamabots and the libtarded Oprah watching union thugs!!!!!! Just go to the cities and see how they drive and you'll see what I mean. I would never let my grandbabies go their because they would get run over by an illeagle alien from ACORN driving a fuel efficient foreign made car like an Opel or an Entlein or something instead of a SUV like real Americans drive. Have a nice day!

    November 5, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  14. I wonder if

    I wonder if the GOP now is looking over at McCain and saying

    "Great.... boy genius, really smooth move, way to go giving this kook the spotlight and a microphone. In your desperation John, youve thrown the party back 100 years. As she throws progress out the window."

    November 5, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  15. Lindsey

    Of course she would go to Jacksonville Florida. The IQ level is 20 points lower there than anywhere else in the state

    November 5, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  16. ender

    Didn't read it.

    Wont read it.

    Anything this woman says, does, or thinks is not worth my time.

    I am seriously considering not viewing CNN anymore due in part to its constant coverage of exactly this type of tripe pretending to be news.

    November 5, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  17. becky

    Please, do us a favor and skip us, sarah – I'm from Ft.Wayne. Go back to Alaska and stay there.

    November 5, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  18. Dave

    Hopefully she comes to Kanas City. We here actually love the country and are extremely leary about the marixist in power right now.
    Sarah is extremely intelligent and those her underestimate her will be in for a surprise. Keep watching because it's going to get interesting...

    November 5, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  19. michael

    Good. We don't need her. Hope the big cities organize a boycott of her stupid book. She's a total clown.

    November 5, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  20. DPXRob

    Is this bimbo forgotten about yet?

    How many months before we can sit back and laugh at the crazy quitter for Alaska who would be Queen of America.

    November 5, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  21. Mike

    Is this is a surprise? This is the same "Real America" in her term and "small town people who cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them ..." in Obama's term. Who on earth would show for Palin's book tour, specially in places like New York, Chicago, LA or San Francisco. I mean places in which people really read books, papers and have alternative access to news, internet etc.

    November 5, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  22. Pokey

    I guess our big cities just aren't american enough for palin....

    November 5, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  23. Rich

    Palin is a nutwing embarrassment to the right

    November 5, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  24. Zig

    Sarah who?

    November 5, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  25. Ez

    This is exactly why Sarah Palin will NEVER be President. She REFUSES to face mainstream media. She's been dicking and dodging everything and anyone who will CALL HER OUT on her record and her ideology. She's running scared, scared.

    Typical Republican, always running behind closed doors and hiding from the REALITY. When the tough get going, Sarah Palin runs and hides, hides, hides.

    November 5, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
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