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

Palin heading to Iowa

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. the coyote

    I'll bet that Palin hasn't read her book yet.

    November 10, 2009 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  2. George

    Wow keep it up Sarah!!! If you are all the GOP has, its gonna be a fun 2012. OR are you going to join the Florida teabagger party. It will be interesting to see the GOP being 2 parties. Thanks GOP!!! Thanks Sarah!!!

    November 10, 2009 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  3. Mike

    Good for her, I hope she comes near my home town so I can have her sign copies of her book that I have ordered for myself and gifts for others.

    November 10, 2009 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  4. JonDie

    Her book should be titled: "Going Grifter – An American Lie."

    November 10, 2009 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  5. Bob in Kansas City

    When will Americans realize how dangerous extreme conservatism is to a free society. Have we not learned anything from the temperance movement, the prohibition movement, the McCarthyism movement and the current nazi anti-medical procedure movement?

    November 10, 2009 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  6. We Won Get Over It

    Could it be possible to get her lost and she end up in the melting north pole. Oh no, we can't do that she might screw up Santa Claus and his toys since she doesn't believe in any of the social services.

    November 10, 2009 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  7. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Blah blah blah. CNN, you seriously need to stop posting articles of this failure. Her book will be a failure just like her governorship. No one likes a quitter or a person who violates ethics laws. If she wants to promote that crappy book of hers, she better stick to the rural redneck parts of the country. God forbid she steps foot into a metropolitan city. She wouldn't last 5 seconds.

    November 10, 2009 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  8. Alex in California

    As a Republican, Sarah Palin cannot be the future of the Republican Party if our party is to prevail in the next election. This candidate has proven she is a quiter and only cares about herself. There is no way in hell I'd ever consider voting for her. When individuals like her are presented as a viable candidate for the Presidency, joining the Independant Party sounds more appealing each day!

    November 10, 2009 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  9. mike

    sarah palin reminds me of the person that looks and sounds good in
    public but behind closed doors she is just white trailer trash she can't
    run a state how is she going to run a country

    November 10, 2009 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  10. victim of republican greed

    This is just the beginning of Sarah's "Turn America Blue Tour."

    November 10, 2009 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  11. Mlhall

    buy her book

    November 10, 2009 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  12. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    The CNN obsession with Palin is unbelievable. Fox is supposedly the pro conservative, pro Repulbican voice of America and it does not give hardly anything about her. Is the reason CNN does because it gives the libertards a chance to show their hatred and hostility rather than going postal in society?

    November 10, 2009 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  13. victim of republican greed

    Why would anyone in Sioux City turn out for a woman who pals around with Chinese Commies?

    November 10, 2009 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  14. Joe in CT - not Lieberman!!!

    So we have FORMER GOVERNOR Palin who probably cannot even read half the words in her new book and Governor Huckabee – one of the most articulate people I have ever heard. While I do not agree with the politics of either, I know which one I would rather meet!

    I am still looking forward to when she appears on Oprah and is asked to read a section of her book when she probably doesn't know even how it starts! How's that for "gotcha reporting"?

    November 10, 2009 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  15. Joanne ont canada

    Palin's coming a little too close to CANADA for my liking! Stay the hell away from this side of the border you idiot! Poor Americans! God Bless you all for having to put up with WAILING PALIN!!!!!

    November 10, 2009 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  16. Sarah is now......

    loaded with money and free of the encumbrances of the job of Governor....

    In 2012 it's going to be Sarah Palin/Liz Cheney.....

    Obama is ONE and DONE.

    November 10, 2009 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  17. R.J in tucson az

    I so hope she runs so we can get this great country back on the right track,shes hot smart and a great american not like the idiot we have in office now,

    November 10, 2009 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  18. Todd

    Please please please please start reporting actual political news. not even the republicon part of beck, hinity and Chairman Limbaugh wll be stupid enough to even consider this woman in 2012. By then her looks will be fading and she has absolutely nothing else to offer. She is the local sports gal pretending to have something to say. My God enough of her already. Cover huckleberry hound or any of the other goops who at least have a chance of standing to lose to Obama in 2012. She will be long long gone by then.

    November 10, 2009 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  19. RN

    There are a lot of people and many issues that deserve coverage more than Palin. She cannot handle an easy job in Alaska and though she may be able to read her comprehension is poor.
    Could we get on to a new topic?
    Maybe some coverage about the way people are dealing with the economy, how is education, ..... How are people working together to make the world a better place.
    CNN is a news source – you should be able to get the idea.

    November 10, 2009 08:58 am at 8:58 am |

    I love watching this train wreck

    November 10, 2009 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  21. Tom

    I guess the trip to Iowa will be worthwhile. She can visit a pig farm and carry a tube of lipstick. She'll be right at home.

    November 10, 2009 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  22. lovable liberal

    Bet she's going to have lunch today, too. Can't wait for the report on that.

    November 10, 2009 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  23. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Sarah Quitting Palin spreading illiteracy and mediocrity one state at a time.

    November 10, 2009 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  24. AmyP

    Go Sarah!!!!

    November 10, 2009 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  25. rednekhank

    I guess being Sarah Palin's lapdog is easier than covering real news, huh, CNN?

    November 10, 2009 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
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