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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  1. Afkbrad

    Palin's book was the #1 bestseller last month and it's not even been released yet. Nancy Pelosi's book only sold a few thousand. Notice a trend dems?

    November 5, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  2. Dave

    I love reading all of these "open minded" liberal comments about Palin...HA!
    Barry writes in audacity of hope that "white folks greed runs a world in need" and then he goes on to call his grandmother a "typical white person" and he gets a pass from the liberal media.
    But Sarah Palin on the other hand says that barry "pals around with terrorists" (which is completely true by the way) because he hangs out at bill ayers house, and she is the devisive one ??
    Liberals are insane.

    November 5, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  3. Clifford in New York

    I love how this beautiful,savy Christian woman has all the devil loving Liberals in a tizzy! You can trash her all you want but she will end up biting you in the end! The reason Doug Hoffman won the 23 congresstional seat in New Your is because of the split vote between the Conservative and the Republican candiates. But most of all not having Obama campaign for Doug Hoffman also helped his cause!

    November 5, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  4. David/Florida

    Just what I needed to hear. We retired and had planned to move to " The Villages" by early 2010. To our dismay I found out this week that about 80 % of the population are repubs, religious right Bibel Thumpers. The icing on the cake is that dumb Sarah will stop there to promote her dribblings. That does it for me. Anybody that associates with her ilk like fat Rush, "Adolf" Hannity, SS Trooper Beck etc.etc. I will stay away from. Lost 28 members of my family in German Concentration Camps. May God save America and our hardworking, unappreciated President.

    November 5, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  5. Keep it up, CNN!!

    Keep giving the dysfunctional liberals their venue - keeps them safely tucked next to their keyboards - instead of out in the open - where they would do REAL harm in our communities!

    November 5, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  6. Andrew

    Just like in the election, the only people she is impressing are the fox news lemmings.

    November 5, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  7. Memphis Tigers

    I'm an independent, and what amazes me is the hatred and intolerance of conservatives who make up at least half of this country. Liberals claim they accept so many people, even of the gay persuasion but they have a lot of trouble for some reason accepting anyone else that say believes in a religion. Why in a religious free country do liberals constantly try to bash people that believe in a religion? Everyone needs to look in the mirror and stop pointing fingers at people you don't even know and have seen a 2 second soundbite of.

    November 5, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  8. roro

    Who cares about this pretty face with nothing meaningful behind it? She's just cashing in on her intellectual vacuum. She couldn't even write the book, itself, and needed a ghost writer. I would not pay one beautiful Abe for this shockingly stupid woman's thoughts.

    November 5, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  9. LT

    For those thinking Sarah is hiding from opposition: How do you explain the upcoming appearances on Oprah and a five segment sit down with Barbara Walters?

    November 5, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  10. Darlene

    As a Republican I am totally embarassed each time I hear or see this lady and I'm completely mystified that "some" Republicans think she will be the salvation of the party in 2012.

    November 5, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  11. Emma

    Sarah, you received your one million plus $$$, but how will your book
    result in benefits to Americans? Or is it your hope that you will be perceived differently by those who did not support you, due to your limitations in governance knowledge? Your public image and your
    actions say more about you as a person and politician than does any story written about you for your own gain. Why read the book?

    November 5, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  12. ThinkAgain

    Typical scaredy-cat Palin! Going only to small cities where she knows people will like her, and no one will ask her any tough questions like, "What word processing program did you use to write your book?"

    Just as predictably, she'll spin the airhead crowds who'll come out to see her as proof of her "popularity" and "viability" as a future presidential candidate – although I doubt she'll say "viability" – probably too big a word for her.

    What a sad commentary on our society that a woman of such low intellect and character can make a career out of being a quitter, a liar and a mooch!

    November 5, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  13. keith A. sillsbury

    We would prefer she skips fayetville also. We don't like her in NC anyway. We feel sorry for her being stupid and all but we still don't like her.

    November 5, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  14. johnrj08

    Palin's advisors know that the large urban areas are, generally speaking, more educated and less conservative, so it would be a mistake for her to step into those lions' dens. I don't blame her for wanting to go the "safe" route in hocking a book which she did not write.

    November 5, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  15. Ed Tallahassee

    I noticed Tallahassee and Gainsville aren't on that list.... I wonder why? My might be a little too blue!

    November 5, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  16. William, CA

    Is she coming to Podunk? Is she, is she?! Brake (intentionally misspelled) out the banjos!

    November 5, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  17. Stevens

    If, by some great misfortune, Sarah and her followers would rise to power, it would mean the end of the US as a democratic nation.
    The laws of the land will give way to the bible, tranforming the US in a
    rigid authoritarian idiocracy. Or theocracy,which is basically the same.
    And still there are idiots who support her. But then again, a nation that
    voted for W. Bush (twice) doesn't deserve anything better.

    November 5, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  18. Mike Mundy, Houston, TX

    Go Sarah! Do your own thing, Girl! The big city haters wouldn't care to see you anyway. I can not wait for the book to hit the shelves! It is my hope, that one day in America, ALL Women will be upheld and respected!! Truth is on our side!

    November 5, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  19. bess

    what is with CNN's obsession over Sarah Palin? everyday they've gotta report something.

    November 5, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  20. Bob87

    I notice her $30 book is now selling for $9 on Amazon and we just saw a TV commercial advertising it for $4.97. This may suggest it's more valuable for a doorstop than it's content. At those prices, somebody is losing money on this project.

    November 5, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  21. Steve

    Sounds like a lot of scared Liberal progressive marxist whining to me. She's a great American somethiing you liberals despise. You should be proud of our future Female president.

    November 5, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  22. Dave

    "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."

    LOL! Yeah, pal, we're just scared to death of this trailer trash idiot. If you honestly think she's a legitimate threat, I have some swamp land to sell you in Death Valley.

    November 5, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  23. Terry in Alaska

    "Random House Dictionary," defines ROGUE as:

    A dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel; a tramp or vagabond; to live or act as a rogue; to cheat; no longer obedient or accepted and hence not controllable or answerable; deviating; renegade. Synonyms: villain, trickster, swindler, cheat, mountebank, quack.

    Sarah was indeed very astute when she decided on the title for her upcoming book! Describes her perfectly.

    November 5, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  24. Jeff

    Err... Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida, so its not that she's going to "smaller" cities, she's just going to what her pollsters have determined are more conservative cities. That's all well and good, but don't claim that she going to "small cities", state the truth that she is going to conservative cities, which is pretty much an obvious thing for her to do....

    November 5, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  25. David

    She is a charlatan and a liar. And most everybody now understands that.

    November 5, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
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