November 5th, 2009
03:18 PM ET
5 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. suefromALASKA

    Better she be running around the country than staying in Alaska. No one here wants her.

    As she herself stated, "I don't want to go back to Alaska".

    And she is not wanted here, also, too.

    November 5, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  2. Jackie in Dallas

    Guys, she's not coming to your mid-sized cities because that's where Real Americans are - there are a lot of us in the big cities. She's going where she can shill her book.

    Real Americans believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and especially, freedom of speech. As a Vietnam era veteran who has voted every election since I became eligible to vote, done my civic duties, paid my taxes, and voted both sides of the ticket, I resent, as do a lot of us moderates, being disenfranchised by you guys simply because we do not follow the same extremist political doctrine as you.

    If she seriously wants to make a run for President, or have any relevance in national politics, she must come to big cities and make her case. It is a fact of political life. If she cannot sell her values, beliefs, and political platform in the big cities, she is doomed to failure.

    November 5, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  3. chuck

    What a DISGUST? Sarah Palin is looking for her preys to crucify their pockets in this hard recession season. This money grabber will do everything to sell her lies and slander around the United States.

    November 5, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  4. GoingRogue

    You can't win can you Sarah.

    If you had gone to the big cities the kooks would have said you are ignoring your supporters.

    I have to travel 285 miles to get my book signed because you are giving hard working Americans the chance to meet you.

    I am glad to do so. That is Palin Power!

    November 5, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  5. Neil - Toronto

    It really is a sad commentary on American politics when you're applauded more for what you don't know than what you do know. As Bill Maher so eloquently put it..."Sarah is a Bimbo".

    November 5, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  6. g

    go north to alaska north of hudson bay please

    November 5, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  7. Franco

    Tell me if I am wrong, but I thought the President spoke of "Civility" and "Tolerance" . But those of you who worship him do not seem to pay attention. As I read the above remarks, here is an example of the "refined" and "civil" vocabulary you liberals use to describe Sarah Palin, who, by the way, has all the rights of any American to speak her mind. The best you can do, instead of focusing on issues you disagree, you revert to: dumb, moron, airhead, rag, barracuda, bimbo, to name a few. How would you like if someone were to direct those remarks against your mother, wife, best friend? Or perhaps against you? You believe in tolerance, yet you exhibit none. Would ask you to elevate your speech in a manner to show respect to all humans. You wonder why this country is so divided across racial/ethnic/religious lines and why there is so much violence? Just scroll through all these comments, then you will know. Thanks all

    November 5, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  8. uncle ellsworthey

    Keep discounting this lady all you want. One of these days you all are in for a rude awakening, since you don't seem to realize what's really going on in this country.

    November 5, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  9. Todd

    Please take the 15 seconds it takes to look up the following words: Marxist, communist, socialist, fascist.

    You righties clearly don't know Groucho from Karl. It just makes you sound amazingly stupid when you spout those tag lines you hear sean and rush repeat ad nauseum. And calling a mixed race child of a single parent "elitist" is too funny for words. So President Obama is elitist, but the guy who went to Andover prep, yale and harvard as a legacy (there is no way in hail they would have done anything but laugh at his app if he were not a legacy with a famous name and a dad in polticis and a grandpa who ran citibank) is a regular guy????

    I certainly do not want the local sports gal running the nation. Or even my local school board.

    November 5, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  10. once upon a horse

    Palin might as well go visit the areas where the "REAL" Americans live. Go visit the ones holding on to their Bibles and guns and would spend their meager earnings to buy and read such stuff.

    November 5, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  11. D. D.

    Isn't there some cities and towns in Alaska that would like to see their former Governor? She might want to tour back there.

    November 5, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  12. PK California

    Only friendly territory! The book can already be puchased for under $5. Her ego needs the cheers from those who think she's HUNKY DORRY,you betcha!!! She's spending more on book tours than it's worth. But she is taking a tip from GWB. His speeches were made in front of servicemen and women who dare not boo or disagree in any way, no matter how they felt. These people won't ask her questions that we know she can't answer. Criticize what has been said or done, that's about the extent of her knowledge. Makes her look like she knows something about the subject. Sofa quarter backing is sooooo hard to do!

    November 5, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  13. notfooledtx

    Couldn't care less.

    Maybe her hooey flies in the backwoods, but not in the mainstream.

    November 5, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  14. Michael

    It is Cincinnati not Cincinati. You would think Palin herself typed up this article!

    November 5, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  15. Patriot

    Ah jes cain't wate to see her......yee haw!!

    November 5, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  16. Peter s

    Hey Sarah, I have news for you! start your tour at N.Y 23 may be they will be interested listening to a pathological liar!!

    November 5, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  17. terminator II

    The whole Palin thing is so very bizarre. I find it amusing that her arrogance does not allow her to see what a buffoon she has become.

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

    This must be the first book tour by someone who has yet to read one.

    November 5, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  19. tina

    Sarah Palin is the only politician that has the guts to say what's right and not sell out to interest groups – like Obama!

    Go Sarah! I support you all the way!

    November 5, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  20. ted thompson

    I love CNN's garbage headline term "raises eyebrows". It's as if they are saying this is bad news about Palin, but unfortunately there isn't any facts to support that. Of course going mid-size cities rather than large ones means she should not be the next president, even more it clearly shows she is a bad person. Another great unbiased article CNN!

    November 5, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  21. Lisa

    Stay away from Salem, MA -- we've been known to be unkind to witches -- true, it was over 300 years ago and you never know!

    November 5, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  22. Minnesotan

    Yeah, probably best to avoid those areas of concentrated populations. You, that enormously large cross section of our country that can't stand this woman. Stick to the bubble you contain yourself in so you don't have to actually correct anything you do that is stupid.

    November 5, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  23. Reagan was wrong

    "It is my hope, that one day in America, ALL Women will be upheld and respected!!"

    You mean like the GOP has upheld and respected Hillary Clinton, Sonia Sotomayor, Nancy Pelosi, Michelle Obama, Dede Scozzafava, etc. etc. etc.?

    November 5, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  24. Luke

    No wonder the rest of the world think Americans are the dumbest people on the planet. This is a perfect example

    November 5, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  25. Tex

    Ahahaha this is pirceless! She would get tomatoes thrown at her if she entered a 'liberal haven'. Read: places where lots of people live who have educations and money.

    November 5, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
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