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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soundoff (303 Responses)
  1. Bill Sampson

    We'll certainly miss her words of wisdom as the hawks a "book" she didn't write and probably didn't read.

    November 5, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  2. Tom Kaye

    Palin, like she avoided the major network Sunday shows is now avoiding the major cities & urban areas. Most of her TV appearances were on right-wing talk/TV shows and now she's going to those same types of towns. If she wants to be taken seriously (yeah, right!) she needs to preach to more than the choir!

    November 5, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  3. SammyD

    No wonder you guys are so low in the ratings, everyday it's a story about Palin, who cares??? Can you report on the important stuff, like Cap & Trade, czars, the protest in DC today???

    November 5, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  4. Jeff, Huntington Beach, CA

    Hopefully... more of us "big city folk" will get and stay involved in the voting process. The lunatics and ignorant are attempting to take over the asylum. I wonder if Sarah Palin's worshippers also read comic books.

    I heard a supporter of Hoffman (the "conservative" who Palin endorsed) in the 23rd saying that civilization is only 6000 years old.

    November 5, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  5. The Nurse

    Please stop covering her.

    November 5, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  6. Jameson

    Excellent news! Out future President (2013) has bypassed the liberal cities and is going where real, God-fearing Americans live!

    November 5, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  7. tonyt

    the quiter still hiding!

    November 5, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  8. tisgoogle

    She is afraid of the big cities where the smart people are! What a joke this woman is!

    November 5, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  9. rick in NC

    I wish the title was "Going Away"... and that she would. Gee Whiz.

    November 5, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  10. SAVVY OLDTIMER

    Anybody in their right mind going to waste their hard earned dollars on this nitwit's drivel? Let her take the book to the Ozarks and the Smokies,... she'll be amongst her intellectual equals.

    November 5, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  11. Ethan

    Who cares about Sarah Palin's pathetic ME ME ME book tour?!

    November 5, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  12. larry

    A wise move on Palin's part. There are too many intelligent people in the big cities who wouldn't waste their time reading her lies. She appeals to the dumb sheep from rural America who follow right wing bull.

    November 5, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  13. SH in TX

    Another day another Palin story. CNN, enough is enough. Why are you wasting good politican news space on this moron?

    November 5, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  14. Hank

    Her book tour may raise eyebrows, but it won't raise the intellect of those wasting their time reading this tribble.

    November 5, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  15. Doug, New Jersey

    I would worry about Sarah Palin's safety in Democrat areas, just read the ticker, these angry liberals are known to act out their hate with extreme violence, as all of the most deadly areas of this nation with the highest murder rates are solidly Democrat.

    Democrats have not just been wishing harm on Sarah, but her whole family, including her children as well.

    Whereas the people wishing Obama harm are just Democrat plants pretending to be Republicans, a majority of Democrats want to see actual harm inflicted on Sarah Palin, and some of them will act out their intentions. They believe that it would be what Obama wanted, their god, and while maybe not what Barak would support, the same cannot be said for a majority of his cabinet, and Democrats in the house like Grayson. All throughout history, when leftist extremists are confronted with someone who speaks the truth about them, they feel a need to silence that person.

    November 5, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  16. Amos

    Target marketing. Either way she is going to make

    November 5, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  17. What da??

    You know the theme song to the "Vacation" movies??
    For some reason I can't get that out of my head when I read this..

    Such a total and utter disgrace to women..Please go take care of your children Sarah !!! I don't know how ANY woman can back this piece of work....Rebulican, Democrat ...whatever....she sets women back 50 years and I just hope some of her "handlers" would just tell her to stop....but then again....the Democrats THANK YOU...you are raising our membership...Thank you Sarah ... THANK YOU...

    November 5, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  18. Luzbo

    Sheshould hit the churches. Your Chrishhhhtyiiiiins eat Palin's ignorant spew right up. Otherwise. Yeah avoiding places with people who think for themselves would be good.

    November 5, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  19. Chris Adams

    Seriously, Palin is a very dull person. What a bad sign for tyhe conservative movement that such a clod is a standard bearer.

    November 5, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  20. Jackmack

    Who cares?

    November 5, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  21. DMR

    Sarah Palin needs to do the entire nation a huge favor and don't go away mad, just go away. If she continues on her push to run for president she will assure the CONservatives they will never see the inside of the White House again. Wasn't GWB enough of the brainless CONservatives in office?

    How did she miss coming here to East Tennessee?

    November 5, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  22. JD

    she's staying in "real America"

    November 5, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  23. chuckjr

    Who cares about Palin? What has she done prior to puting her foot between her teeth during the campaign? She failed at being a mother and she failed the republican party.....what a joke....she set women back 40 years.

    November 5, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  24. tonyt

    When Things Got Tough, What Did She Do Quit!
    No Quiter For President or Vice President!
    Twit Happy Palin, go Pal Around With The Other Haters And Quiters!

    November 5, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  25. Ken Pontac

    STOP talking about her.

    Let her fade away.

    Really, it's like you guys have a (not so) secret crush on her. Most of us don't, and are repulsed by the sight of her smug, winking face.

    November 5, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
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