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. Gina

    I have already purchased her book. The best book I have bought in a long time.

    November 5, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  2. Katie

    So she intends to pander to the people who adore her and who will buy her book . Good for her, for figuring out what she needs to do make money and to feel loved. Insecure narcissists do this sort of thing all the time, it helps them validate their sense of self-worth while avoiding any kind of conflict. No one with any brains will think that means the book is any good or that she is somehow important. If she thinks it'll help her with a future in politics, she'll give her opponents even more material to work with. Big cities may not be where Sarah will find a lot of support, but they are where the votes are.

    November 5, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  3. BRIAN

    She is only going visit places where "real americans live and vote " ,and she will aviod the areas which contian fake Americans ( those that voted for Pres Obama)

    November 5, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  4. ThinkAgain

    Let's see .... when it suits her, Palin invokes the attacks of 9/11 as a way to stir up patriotism and justification for the war in Iraq and torture.

    When it also suits her, she belittles New York and other big cities as not "real America" and avoids them like the plague.

    Which is it, Sarah? Which one is the "real" America? Or is it you're such an ignorant opportunist that you'll say anything to be popular with your “base.”

    News flash, Sarah: You're a hypocrite – and we're not that stupid.

    November 5, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  5. Stephan Srock, Billings, Montana

    Is it just me or does the majority of voting mature adults see how phony this "wannabe" is? She has an insatiable appetite for attention and unfortunately, the McCain campaign figured it out too late and cost him the election in my opinion. Let's look at the whole picture (she) is devoid of any semblance of ability and even more sadly any semblence of actually beleiving in the rhetoric she spews from both sides of her mouth. Perhaps "Gold Digger" would be the most appropriate word for this flash in the pan.

    November 5, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  6. Angelique

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

    They keep track of how many people read each story, evident by the "Most read stories" box. Of course they are going to keep reporting on things people are interested in. So you, my friend, have contributed to Palin's continued coverage! So might as well stop complaining.

    November 5, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  7. Uh Clem

    "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."

    Actually, when you look at the per capita murder and violent crime rates by state, New York and Illinois are not in the top 10. That honor is held by states like Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, both Carolinas and Navada among others. Nice to see that the red states lead the nation in something besides crystal meth production. Have a nice day!

    November 5, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  8. Nicholas

    Why in the world does CNN to give a HAS BEEN coverage? She needs to go away and you need to quit giving her free publicity. How about this, why not give small business persons some free publicity and work doing some real news and reporting for AVERAGE people!!!

    November 5, 2009 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  9. Bill

    So Palin's out promoting her book "Going Rogue". I wonder if she's read it yet.

    November 5, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  10. NYModerate

    "Raises eyebrows"? Why would her American cities of choice raise any eyebrows? Wow, what a wild woman! Ignoring NYC! OMG!


    November 5, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  11. Reny

    Proves she is a nobody. She is scared to go to big cities. She is a loser stop reporting on her.

    November 5, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  12. knowlege

    Her book would go nicely in proping up my wobbling table leg in the kitchen!

    November 5, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  13. AJ

    For someone whom the Democrates say is unpopular , she really is Popular isn't she ??

    November 5, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  14. casual observer

    I hope Sarah's book has large pictures in it. Most of her supporters seemingly do not understand words.

    November 5, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  15. it's all politics

    She is running for president and using the book as a campaign tactic. It's that simple.

    It's as much a campaign tour as it is a book tour. It's a pity though – the poor woman thinks she it more relevant than she really is.

    She just cost another candidate an election.

    November 5, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  16. Tom from Roch., NY

    Why Rochester? Why not Albany where the Republicans are as screwed up as she is.

    November 5, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  17. SCOTT

    Did Bill Ayers write it like he did for Barry?

    November 5, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  18. Jason

    I am amazed that some of you would speak about smaller towns like you are. I live in a small town and many of these people are hard workers that are growing your food and raising the beef that you just purchase at the local grocery store with not knowing what it takes to produce it. If you only knew the half of what people can do in smaller towns you would be surprised because they know more than you.

    November 5, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  19. REG in AZ

    You can find many faults with Sarah Palin; she is arrogant, self-centered, egotistic, grossly dishonest, can be pompous and obnoxious, and is literally sociopathic without any conscience, to name just an obvious few. What is more disturbing is that she is another, like George W Bush, 'puppet'; a puppet for Special Interests and the influential, powerful and wealthy few who will satisfy her desires while she does their bidding, just as Bush-Cheney did. Currently they are busy working on building her support within the Party and next they will focus on selling her to the public. If ever they are successful, we can literally be fearful of being stuck with 'more of the same' that got us into so much trouble. If they ever succeed with a ticket like Palin-Kyl, we really could end up thinking that maybe Bush-Cheney wasn't so bad.

    November 5, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  20. Randolph Carter

    Of course I meant Nevada. Fingers are a little slow today. Have a nice day!

    November 5, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  21. Chris - Denver

    Oh, somebody please make it stop! Why are so many people obsessed with this dim bulb?

    November 5, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  22. Steve from D-Town

    I really don't care about anything she has to say. She's out of politics at the moment and I hope she doesn't get back in.

    November 5, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  23. Proud Member..Party of No

    Oh, how we need Sarah Palin in The White House to fix the mess that Barry "I've never accomplished a thing" Obama has created.

    November 5, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  24. denker

    She is touring the "pockets of good Americans" as she called them sometime back. I call them conservative fundamentalists who have as much interest in real freedom as the Taliban.

    November 5, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  25. Wayne

    Non news.

    November 5, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
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