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. Buffalo Bill

    Anyone wanna bet that the NY Times book review has already been written?

    November 5, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  2. Bill

    This just shows how smart she really is. Why would she want to go to these cities just to be rudely savaged by pseudointellectuals who wouldn't buy her book anyway? Don't y'all worry, she'll go there when the time is right. Yes she will.

    November 5, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  3. Mark

    good for her!

    November 5, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  4. Willy Brown

    Go Sarah! You got the media and CNN board trolls all worked up here. Look forward to voting for you in 2012.

    November 5, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  5. sanity check

    Anyone that thinks this woman is intelligent, isn't.

    November 5, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  6. Joe

    So, I have three questions....

    #1 Who wrote the book for her?

    #2 Who will read it to her?

    #3 Will she be able to color within the lines of all the purdy pictures it must have?

    November 5, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  7. sideon

    She needs a better brand and marketing strategy of herself. Instead of small-town, 'git 'er done!' and 'aw, shucks' kind of pandering, she could instead play to her strengths and appeal to the masses by going the Levi Johnston route and posing nude for Playboy. People would take her more seriously if she shut up and took off her clothes.

    November 5, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  8. Brian MacDougall

    I love when people call Sarah "the libs' worst nightmare." You don't get it: we LOVE her! We can't get enough of her! Why do you think CNN runs stories about her night and day? We WANT her to run in 2012, so that she can work that special Sarah magic of hers, just like she did in NY-23. I'm sure Owens sent her a nice big bouquet or roses.

    As for her book, there's an old saying in the music business: it shipped Gold and returned Platinum.

    November 5, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  9. sanity check

    Sarah, the majority has spoken. We hate you.

    November 5, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  10. Joe

    Why doesn't this person just go away. She's so far over her head that it is ALMOST funny. But more than funny it is pathetic. I pity the people who call this person their role model. Come on folks, she couldn't run an ice cream store, imagine the mess she would make in Washington. Yes, even worse than it is now!!

    November 5, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  11. Jack Adams

    Nitwit !! Hope her book is a disaster and she crawls back to under the stones shat she come from. I do wonder who is her ghost writer!!
    Maybe it will be the Right wing manifesto!!

    Sarah for president!!

    November 5, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  12. mr2percent

    is she calling it the "Real America book tour"? This woman is beyond ridiculous.

    it's like she said, "I've got an idea to sell this book...let's not promote it an any of the largest metropolitan areas in the country! We'll stick it to those elite city slickers."

    [facepalm]

    November 5, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  13. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Palin and husband both quit their jobs, I'm sure unemployed people aren't interested in hearing about job loss, they didn't have that choice to just up and quit.

    November 5, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  14. A guy

    Come on folks, clearly she's only going to cities from which you can see Russia...er...yeah, that's it.

    November 5, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  15. pgjohnw

    You libs are so scared of palin its pathetic. If she was a nothing, a nobody, you wouldn’t care. But because she is a legitimate threat to dem power she gets blasted for everything she does

    November 5, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  16. Lou - Manchester, CT

    I'll said it to you before, Sarah...

    Don't go away mad, just go away!

    November 5, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  17. GPraz

    Tell her to come to Philly wearing a Yankees hat in the next week! That would be going rogue!

    November 5, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  18. AEK

    I'm sorry, I don't think I'm familiar with this person. Sarah who? Was she an important political figure, active in women's rights, entertainment personality, no, none of those? What's the big deal then?

    November 5, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  19. Ariana, VA

    Of course because those living in cities are "evil." And those living in the boondocks are people of God.

    November 5, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  20. Rob R

    Does anyone remember her "theme song"? Does anyone know the lyrics to "Barracuda"? Very appropriate...

    November 5, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  21. Hockey Dad

    To use a sport analogy,... Sarah Palin is a minor leaguer,... so it's only appropriate she sticks to the minor league circuit,... the Fox news bush league territory.

    November 5, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  22. Kim

    Great...who is taking care of her special needs child that she likes to parade around when it is convenient for her. What a joke she is. I can't belive that anyone who has any brains at all, takes her seriously. I'm sure she is not hitting the larger cities is because she can't deal with the harder questions that might arise. Go back to Alaska.

    November 5, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  23. Thomas

    When is she going over seas to promote her rag ?
    she will do good in North Korea .
    A rouge with a cause $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    November 5, 2009 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  24. Afkbrad

    Sarah is following a smart business model. City folks hold very negative views of Christians, rural folks, and conservatism in general. Why try to sell books to dems anyway? If the book isn't a pop up written by Michael Moore or some other dem dunce they won't read it anyway. Why are dems so afraid of ideas from their own country? Why not learn something about folks who don't think like you?

    November 5, 2009 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  25. kq

    She didn't know how to campaign, I guess she doesn't even know how to promote a book.

    November 5, 2009 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
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