November 5th, 2009
03:18 PM ET
9 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. tonyt

    Media's "Balloon lady"

    November 5, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  2. I am the flacid and powerless wizard of Rush

    Please stay in the limelight, Sarah; please be the RebirtherTea Party nominee in 2012.

    November 5, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  3. jack smith

    What a moron.

    November 5, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  4. Jerry D

    I wonder if she will come anywhere within McCain's home state? Cmon Sarah, push your book here in Arizona and cost McCain his seat in Washington, I would buy a copy of that rag just for those results!

    November 5, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  5. Ron

    This woman just can't get enough attention. What will it be next year to stay in the spotlight?

    November 5, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  6. LIP

    Makes perfect sense. The larger cities are full of liberals. She should visit the real people that make up the guts of this country.

    November 5, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  7. Big E in Michigan

    Maybe she is only going to the places where the majority of the voters can read? Or maybe, just maybe, she is going to places that have a plurality of conservative individuals willing to consider reading her book? And, oh, by the way, she doen't have to explain her decisions to anyone, especially those that wouldn't listen anyway.

    November 5, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  8. Alex P. Keaton

    She is awesome. I want a "regular person" to represent me, NOT a Marxist-elitist who thinks he's smarter than me (which, in most cases, is not true, anyway).

    November 5, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  9. Dale

    Look, I'm sick of Palin as well, but if you don't like reading about her, just skip the topic here. It's on the Political Ticker and not a splash on the front page of the website for a reason folks – this is were the minor, grab-bag political-related news goes. No matter how unsincere or obnoxiously clueless Palin is, she IS news because she did run for Vice President.

    This is a minor story about a minor politician that in two years people are only going to vaguely remember. Heck, her book-signing is already hitting a speedbump: she can't even get major cities lined up so her publisher has to do a song-and-dance about why she's only going to the towns that voted for her (i.e. "go where the money is"). Just shows that she's scared of the big cities. Or more importantly, scared of liberals because they can easily shoot down all the nonsense she tries to convince others to believe in (whether she believes it or not). She's just a coward in it for the money. Nothing more.

    November 5, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  10. Irma in North Carolina

    I think the Book Sarah from Alaska would be a much better book to buy it will be a book of truth where hers will be all lies. Isnt it interesting that the publishing company that did her book is owned by the president of fox news. So it will be the fox news lovers who will be buying her book. The rest of the companys that bought the book in bulk will be stuck with the books. It is already going for $4.97. Next deal will be 2 for $5.00. She isnt going by the white house so she could promot it to the republicans that are there.

    November 5, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  11. WisedUP.

    And what's wrong with that. It's her book to do with as she darn pleases. But I'm sure the jackels will go nipping at her feet.

    November 5, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  12. Rorschach

    Poster child for the American Taliban. End of discussion.

    November 5, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  13. Neil Goslin

    I love Sarah Palin and I think it is hilarious that her book is #1 on Amazon and hasn't been released yet. Who is laughing now?

    November 5, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  14. Tommy

    So she won't be available anywhere outside of cities that generally didn't vote for her and McCain.

    Should be a short book tour!

    November 5, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  15. Brett

    CNN's fascination with this woman is the fact that you all continue to comment on every single story on her!! They fill up within FYI liberal's, CNN will continue to post any and everything on them because of your obsession with her!! I love how much you left-wingers hate her! I've never seen anything like it in my entire life! My favorite is "CNN please quit posting on her, is this news??? When will this woman ever go away?" Well, the answer is never if you continue to post! But thanks and keep obsessing over her liberals!!!

    November 5, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  16. T.G.

    They should change the title of the book from "Going Rogue" to "Going Loco."

    November 5, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  17. Randy

    She is wasting her time period. Her ardent followers dont read, they will buy this and keep it in its original packaging. I might buy it if there are cartoons in it, just like her real life.

    November 5, 2009 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  18. Conserva-Baggers are bad for America

    In the world according to Sarah, the only REAL Americans live in small town America. The big cities are full of infidels, according to Sarah and her ilk. Just one more example of her short-sighted, narrow-minded, ignorant bigotry.

    November 5, 2009 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  19. t22

    We, the majority of Americans who live in suburbs, smaller cities and rural areas are open to ideas of anyone from Gov. Palin to Pres. Obama. It seems it's those in power who are most afraid of the American people. She's going to where the working people are. Why go to NY where rich and poor alike are just sucking up our tax dollars?

    November 5, 2009 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  20. RichmondRob

    Everytime a Sarah Palin newsstory comes up I get to read the Sarah hater comments. Most, of course, are simple stupid bashing comments with no grounds in fact. If one critized the POTUS this way you would be called a racist or a country hick or perhaps even a Fox News worshipper.

    If you don't like the lady fair enough. But give the rabid ridiculous commentary a rest.

    November 5, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  21. Minnesota nice

    She has the right to quit her job, write a book and try to promote it. We have the right to utterly ignore her and not buy it. Let's not criticize her rights since that is what this country is based on. But then again...If you want to call her an opportunist who took a book deal because she got the taste of nice hotels and nice clothes and liked people whispering in her ear how exceptional she was and then ignored her commentment to the people of Alaska....well, you are practicing your freedom of speech and your rights also.

    November 5, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  22. Lars

    But does it have pictures? Without them most of her fans won't be able to read it.

    November 5, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  23. Patrick - Indianapolis

    Cute. Shes selecting cities which mostly have white people. Moreover, shes choosing cities where white people have fairly high incomes.

    November 5, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  24. HeartlandValues

    Woo-hoo! She's not coming to Iowa!

    November 5, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  25. Patrick

    "as all of the most deadly areas of this nation with the highest murder rates are solidly Democrat."

    Non-sequitur argument... poverty can breed violence . Just because one is democrat doesn't make one violent.

    We only need to look at history.... McCarthyism... the Nazi party... to find out what the right brings.

    November 5, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
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