November 24th, 2009
02:09 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin has signed 20,000 books, aide estimates

Palin has signed 20,000 books, aide estimates.
Palin has signed 20,000 books, aide estimates.

Washington (CNN) – Sarah Palin has signed 20,000 copies of "Going Rogue" during her nationwide book tour, a staffer traveling with the former Alaska governor estimates.

Palin will have visited 13 cities and traveled 4,000 miles by the end of Tuesday, with 80 percent of that travel done aboard the "Going Rogue" bus, according to Jason Recher, an adviser to Palin during her vice presidential bid now assisting with book tour logistics. Recher ticked through the statistics while riding the bus to Palin's stop at The Villages retirement community in central Florida.

He said Palin has sold 700,000 copies of her memoir so far.

"She is truly enjoying it," Recher told CNN. "I think she'd rather spend her time talking to folks like this rather than going to to fundraisers or talking to donors. She'd rather be signing books and meeting people than being a politician."


Recher said Palin is paying attention to some of the media coverage about her tour, but added: "We don't have time to sit around listening to people in Washington and New York."

Palin chatted with Sen. John McCain by phone last Friday while traveling through Ohio, Recher said, the first time the two have spoken since the book hit stores.

"He told her he really liked the book," Recher said, noting that Palin sent the McCains five copies of the book. He said McCain and Palin agreed that the back-and-forth sniping between former McCain and Palin advisers over the last several weeks "is not relevant to everyday people's lives."

After three Florida stops Tuesday, Palin will travel to Richland, Washington to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family before resuming the tour.


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soundoff (67 Responses)
  1. Another Reformed Republican

    But she is being a politician even if she is taking an unconventional approach to campaigning. Let's hope the Refusenik party nominates her for President. That will signal the end of the whacko party!

    November 24, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  2. mjm

    OMG!!!!

    My Baby, your hands would be very tired now.. Can't you take some help?

    I want you to run a SUCCESSFUL campaign for 2012 'cause I am voting for you Baby and I am sure a LOT of them who voted for this SOCIALIST would toooooo (having realized the grave mistake!!!)

    November 24, 2009 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  3. snowflake

    I guess she's practicing for ALL of those signatures she plans on putting on Government paperwork when she becomes President!!

    November 24, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Failin Quittin Palin increasing the Idiocy Quotient (IQ) one book at a time.

    November 24, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  5. Moderate Democrat

    wow, 10,000 books. That is a surprising number. Just goes to prove, lots of morons out there, and Sarah is their leader.

    November 24, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  6. strong

    Well, after having read the last line of this article:

    NOBODY is forcing you Sarah to be a politician!

    What a liar ... aren't they all?

    November 24, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  7. andrewstl

    maybe she can use a pen now. congrats the crazy one we know as sarah falin palin

    November 24, 2009 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  8. Eddie

    Go Sarah Palin 2012!!!!

    November 24, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  9. al in memphis

    Im glad they pinpointed what she likes, talking to people, signing books, etc. Sure looks like she is knee deep into all those things tha was more important than finishing her term as governor. It's call grab the money while you can.
    Two more years of this, run for Pres, and then write another book.
    Is America great or what.

    November 24, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  10. Sahra

    Oh wait she's heading towards the womens bathroom. Who cares? TeaBaggers, Birthers, and CNN their host on this hillbilly wannabe President. God help us. Truly sad.

    November 24, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  11. Richp

    Go for it, keep the pressure up on the socialists and DC and the stocking stuffers in both houses and don't forget the one who was stocking his freezer too....

    November 24, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  12. gl, From Pittsburgh

    Well she needs to stop bashing the President at every chance and just sell her book for of lies and everybody will be happy.

    November 24, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  13. gl, From Pittsburgh

    It still will no give her Presidential skills so what is the point of reporting this CNN? What family? I having seen her with her husband since the rumor stated they were breaking up. Look like to me they are not living together so what family.

    November 24, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  14. gl, From Pittsburgh

    "He told her he really liked the book," Recher said, noting that Palin sent the McCains five copies of the book. He said McCain and Palin agreed that the back-and-forth sniping between former McCain and Palin advisers over the last several weeks "is not relevant to everyday people's lives."

    TO LATE THE CAT IS ALREADY OUT OF THE BAG SO IT IS RELEVANT!

    November 24, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  15. Going Rogue Short Bus Tour

    Fools and their money...........

    November 24, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  16. normajean

    Borders Book Store, long Beach Ca. Sun. 130pm 11/15. Sarah Palin's books all lined up on counter. No one thumbing through a boo.k, Line of 15 people at cashiers. No one with Palins " successful" new book in hand.Is this a true picture of her future? I happen to think so.

    November 24, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  17. Sharon

    We love Sarah! She would be a better president than the empty suit we have in there now.

    November 24, 2009 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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