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. Joe

    I am all for Sarh Palin running for and winning the GOP nomination. It will be a great day for the Democrats.

    November 10, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  2. Paul

    Look Johnny, the circus is coming to town!

    November 10, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  3. katiec

    CNN continues to shove their beloved Palin down our throats, going so far as to constanly headline her insane remarks from facebook.
    Hmm, have you seen this ridiculous, irresponsible reporting on any other so called politician?
    At least everyone knows and understands where FOX is coming from but CNN tries to hide behind news you can trust.
    Yet, they cannot seem to understand or care why their ratings are
    hitting rock bottom.

    November 10, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  4. Carol

    This woman only serves a comic relief.

    November 10, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  5. andrew s. rostolder

    if the media left this ditz alone she would go away... it's" all the news that fits, we print" keeping this rabble alive..........

    November 10, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  6. beth

    I hope she reads here book first so she knows what's in it.

    November 10, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  7. Pam from Louisiana

    Sarah Palin has an extremely high opinion of herself. Tooo bad her cerebral flux doesn't equalize with this misguided illusion. She postulates on absurd assumptions that the futuristic forecast on the politico field deems procurable. But you go girl, Palin and the first dude for Prez and Vice in 2012. YEA!!!

    November 10, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  8. Kevin in Ohio

    It is simply amazing that CNN follows this woman's every move. The ONLY possible reason for a lead article every single day is to satisfy the fix for hatemongering left wing radicals who hate her.

    November 10, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  9. Ken in NC

    It's funny that she is going on a book tour that mirrors her campaign path. Doesn't she realize that was a loosing route. She should listen to the people that sell the books and follow their path but then she is a Maverick. I hope she will stop in Minnesota and pick up Michelle Bachmann so they can both go and jump off the same cliff together.

    November 10, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  10. Mark

    Romney/Palin 2012
    or
    Rudy/Palin 2012

    November 10, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  11. Keith in Austin

    Sarah speaks the truth! Like her or not!

    November 10, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  12. Scott

    Wow, a report on CNN that is not laced with snarky comments about Palin...way to go. Maybe CNN will climb out of last place in the ratings after all?

    November 10, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  13. Dar

    Come on Dem's let her have it, you love to hate this woman. The more you dorks scream about her the more popular she becomes.Thanks for all your help, IM sure she loves it.

    November 10, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  14. soak these corks

    Hopefully she will run into the "He Who Walks Behind the Rows" never to be heard from again!!!

    November 10, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  15. John

    Dumb as a bag of anvils.
    Anyone who would vote for this stupid individual in UN-American.

    November 10, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  16. greenjeans

    When Palin quit as Governor she said "Only dead fish go with the flow." Funny that quote reminds me of Palin supporters.

    November 10, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  17. Marie MD

    Does the twit sing now? CNN had a piece on TV this morning. I can't stand that woman's voice. It's worse than scratching a board with long nails.
    That anyone still considers her a liable candidate is even more pathetic.

    November 10, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  18. rob

    it took Palin the same amount of time it took Britney, Paris and LC to write their books.

    November 10, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  19. Big Daddy

    She gives the name ding bat a new meaning !!

    November 10, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  20. sherry

    Does she think that she really could become president .?
    America and the republican party have sure hit an all time low to think so.
    Sarah Palin has about as much smarts as a box of rocks

    November 10, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  21. jon,philadelphia

    When is she going to disappear?

    November 10, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  22. mjm

    CNN is stalking Palin.

    No matter what she does or what's going on in the nation, she is always top of the list on the ticker.

    November 10, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  23. Mark Antonelli

    I'll never understand CNN's fascination with this has-been.

    November 10, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  24. Fred

    Sara who?

    November 10, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  25. leebo

    Who cares. Her fifteen minutes have about 20 seconds left.

    November 10, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
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