November 10th, 2009
01:57 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin heading to Iowa

Palin's upcoming book tour will take her to Iowa, the early proving ground for presidential hopefuls.
Palin's upcoming book tour will take her to Iowa, the early proving ground for presidential hopefuls.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin's heading to Iowa.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee's upcoming book tour will taker her to Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday December 6, according to an announcement posted on the Barnes and Noble Web site.

Palin will kick off the tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 18, one day after her book, "Going Rogue: An American Life," is released.

Iowa's caucuses traditionally kick off the presidential primary season and any appearance in the Hawkeye State by a Republican who may be considering a run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination sparks speculation.

Sioux City is in the heart of the conservative northwest part of Iowa.

Palin isn't the only possible Republican White House hopeful making an appearance in Iowa. Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, visited three bookstores in eastern and central Iowa on Sunday to sign copies of his new holiday themed book. And Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty was in the state Saturday to give the keynote address at a major Iowa Republican party dinner.

– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report


Filed under: Sarah Palin
soundoff (211 Responses)
  1. MaryJo Bruce Surprise, Ariz

    Go Sarah, If everyone wasn't so threathened with her things would calm down. People, get on with your life, look for a job, take care of your own. Read, read, read all that you can on both sides. Don't get carried away with someone whos a great orator, you think is hansome, etc. Read, go by records. Use your mind for once, check things out. your on the internet anyway. Look stuff up, make good decisions. Dont follow everyone else thats talking loud and saying nothing. Read!!!!

    November 10, 2009 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  2. ANGIE

    oh please!. i can't believe the repugs still think this idiot is news and possible candidate for president. I wouldn't vote for her for dog catcher.

    November 10, 2009 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  3. ANGIE

    but then again the repugs do like liars.

    November 10, 2009 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  4. JC

    I think EVERYONE sees through Palin's public image now - she QUIT as Governor of Alaska to sell a book and jumpstart her publicity for a potential 2012 run. She said she wanted to spend time with her family and yet she's been off traveling, stumping for sconservatives, doing book promotions, and giving speeches while her newborn son and new grandchild stay home without her. Nice family values. She also wasted no time in setting up her own PAC. So much for being a Maverick - Pacs are the ultimate in old-school Washington politics as usual. What a hypocrite.

    November 10, 2009 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  5. TM in CO

    Why do you keep wasting space on this person? She is one of the reasons that John McCain lost

    November 10, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  6. tisgoogle

    get this crazy woman of the media picture!

    November 10, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  7. just saying

    Dear God. Please help Palin win the 2012 nomination. Thank you in advance. Amen.

    November 10, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  8. Chris @ Atascadero

    I'm so thankful that CNN is keeping us all up-to-date about Sarah Palin.

    All of us middle-right thinkers and observers, astute citizens and patriots are very excited to have after over twenty years a real model of conservatism on the national and world stage, and we are so thankful to CNN for providing her with a megaphone.

    Yes I understand that CNN really doesn't like her, and as often as possible casts her in a negative light, or uses little "ticker" stories like this one to scare democrats, but just look at what Rush Limbaugh did with AM radio. CNN, like AM radio is subject to the free market, whether they like it or not, and seeing how their ratings are lower than MSNBC in many instances, capitalism may have its way with CNN also. Just imagine CNN competing with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hanity and Glen Beck with the "Sarah Palin Hour". I'll be watching.

    November 10, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  9. Diane P

    Everyday!! Come on CNN...you're quickly becoming Fox lite...leave Sarah Palin for Fox & Dick Armey!! Intelligent thinking people don't care about her enough to read about her on a daily basis.

    November 10, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  10. Edna J. Gullatt

    I am an avid reader, but I will not be reading this book. Sarah Palin is not a rogue. She is an embarrassment to women. This book was not written by her, it was written by a ghost writer. She went to journalism school; she should be able to write her own book. And, no, I am not a liberal, and I am not afraid of Sarah Palin. I am a well-educated woman who knows an unintelligent woman when I see one. I gave her the benefit of the doubt when John McCain picked her, but she showed the country that she was not worthy of becoming vice president of the United States. I have never seen such hate and venom from someone and am ashamed of what she represents. Maybe she will make a great deal of money from her book, but at $4.95 a pop, we will see.

    November 10, 2009 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  11. Sniffit

    Sarah Palin used to be as popular as Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers, but I think it's funny that she's as hated as Spencer Pratt & Heidi Montag now.

    November 10, 2009 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  12. texas conservative

    and the AMERICAN people care about this QUITTER because of what

    November 10, 2009 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  13. WHAAA??

    Lord help the lower 48!

    November 10, 2009 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  14. simp

    LOL. Why Why Why? are we still talking about this nit wit? Even if this idiot runs for president who in their right mind would vote for her? Palin has not interest in this country, she is a money hungry moron. All you people who keep saying the liberals are afraid of her are truly out of touch. Every single one of us should be afraid very afraid, this nit wit no more capable of being president then mickey mouse, she is a loud mouth quitter.

    November 10, 2009 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  15. Fred the Moderate

    Please run. You give us an even greater chance to beat the daylights out of your party. We won by 11 million votes last time. With you, we will win by at least 22 million, keep the congress and senate and finally influance the S Court.

    Only a fringe nut job likes your brand of politics, or so says my Republican friends. They are Rockerfeller Republicans that can't stand you.

    I just hope Limbaugh is your running mate. Man won't that be a loser ticket

    November 10, 2009 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  16. Mike

    You go girl. I hope I can get your autograph on the copies of your book I am buying.

    November 10, 2009 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  17. Grahame

    not interested anymore

    November 10, 2009 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  18. sean

    Already heavily discounted to $9 (from $28 retail), it appears Sarah is headed for a big flop. Marketing away from the population centers won't help. With management skills like this, its probably a good thing she isn't in government any more. Republicans: use this woman at your own peril.

    November 10, 2009 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  19. Lacrossmom

    Her book tour is across small town America cause she knows it is a waste of time to advertise in big cities; welfare recipients don't waste their handout money on books when there are Ipods and video games to be bought!

    November 10, 2009 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  20. dinah

    I follow Sarah out of morbid fascination. A bad habit. Got to stop.

    November 10, 2009 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  21. Zoi - Lakeland fl

    I know, I know you leftists out there are think why are we still talking about this woman???? Why does she not drop off the face of the earth. Then you spend precious time insulting and demeaning her when you say you do not want to even speak her name. Yeah right! She is here to stay baby....and laughing all the way to the bank!!!

    November 10, 2009 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  22. Bluebonnet

    Boy – I can hear all the libs complaining about her now! This is hilarious. Whether you all like her or not, she is NEWS! Go Palin!!

    November 10, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  23. Sniffit

    YAWN. This nobody has no ideas, no qualifications, no experience, no ethics and no chance. Sometimes ratings shouldn't trump common sense, CNN. We're sick of it. She's nothing more than a semi-pretty face that is horribly uglied by her dogmatic and inflammatory rhetoric and cheap parlor trick political tactics. The only "death panel" that truly exists in this nutjob's world is the public...with respect to her career...and all polls show that the VAST majority of Americans want the plug pulled, stat.

    November 10, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  24. Marc Condos

    How is it that you've deemed everything that Palin does to be newsworthy? Are you so ideological that you have to trot her out like a mascot representing conservatives? I'm amazed given the REAL news out there, that you consistently seem to find Sarah's book promotions to be newsworthy.

    November 10, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  25. Doug

    Isn't there better evidence that suggests a build-up to run for President than heading to Iowa ona book tour? Should she have skipped the state instead? LOL It's not like this is a trandom, out-fo-the-blue visit. It's a book tour...she better be visiting as many cities in as many states as she can. That's how one sells more books!

    November 10, 2009 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
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