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. Torin

    Caribou Barbie can't wait to get on the campaign trail. She loves to be adored by her followers. What conservatives see in Palin escapes me. She will surely put her hat in the ring to become the Republican nominee for President in 2012. You betcha!

    November 10, 2009 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  2. Taylor

    Can CNN let a single day go by without some headline news article about Palin updating her facebook page or visiting a bookstore? CNN is obviously pandering to the radical leftists whose hatred of Palin and all things Republican has no bounds.

    November 10, 2009 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  3. New Yorker

    When Palin ran for V.P. I thought she didn't have enough experience but after having Obama as president for a while CLEARLY Palin would have served us better; not as V.P. but as president.

    November 10, 2009 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  4. William, SJ

    She isn't going to win anything, anywhere. She might win most reviled idiot on Earth though!

    November 10, 2009 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  5. KJL

    Just what they need. More corn.

    November 10, 2009 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  6. Jake V

    Another story by CNN, another opportunity for the loons of the left to show how much venum they carry inside them against a decent conservative woman.

    November 10, 2009 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  7. connie, Indiana

    and who is taking care of the kids, while she is glavanting all over the lower 48? Seems like family takes a back seat to the family. There is your "christain" values for you..

    November 10, 2009 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  8. dude...

    Welcome to the Sarah Palin show. She's not smart, she's not well informed, and that is still not going to change.

    November 10, 2009 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  9. Kyle

    STOP Covering this phony!

    November 10, 2009 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  10. djb

    it's all about the money isn't it sarah.....certainly isn't about intelligence, humility or class. it is white trash all the way.......just look at the rest of the family and the values she touts........why isn't she at home taking care of her "challenged" children??

    November 10, 2009 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  11. Kelly from Canada

    Let me guess. Palin can see Canada AND Russia from Iowa.

    November 10, 2009 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  12. ObamaWillPayMyBills

    You betcha!

    November 10, 2009 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  13. not alone

    Let the games begin!!and may the dirtiest fighter win(least thats what American politics have turned into, sadly,)

    November 10, 2009 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  14. Patrish

    A quitter running for president... just what this country needs.

    November 10, 2009 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  15. Norm

    A "keynote" speaker for the republican party.
    They just don't get it do they.....

    November 10, 2009 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  16. max

    The more she's in the news, the more stupid she and her herd of red sheep look ... dems thank palin for doing so much work for them ...

    November 10, 2009 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  17. Not Right or Left but Forward

    Oh, thank the heavens – I'd gone almost 17 hours without a new article on this nobody appearing on CNN!

    What a waste of bandwidth! Doesn't CNN have something other to write about besides her? There are 49 other states whose governors are doing something constructive – even if they're chasing women (or men) or trying to find work on reality shows. Palin is NOT news. CNN has become her personal advertising network – doing everything they can to get her followers to flock to their website. The otehr day they even referred to her as the former "presidential" candidate – which I'm sure was news to John McCain. GET A GRIP – SHE'S NOBODY.

    November 10, 2009 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  18. victim of republican greed

    As long as Pawlenty, Huckabee, Palin and the other wingnuts visit Iowa, there will not be a shortage of fertilizer for the farmers.

    November 10, 2009 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  19. Kris

    She's a bafoon! Please just go away!!!!

    November 10, 2009 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  20. Tom B

    This fight for relevance without doing anything of substance is getting rather annoying. I personally blame Spencer and Heidi together with the media.

    November 10, 2009 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  21. Dems scared of Palin?

    I still fail to understand why all the hate and vitriol for Sarah. If Dems and CNN think she is so stupid and irrelevant, then why the daily articles? Seems fishy to me, I think they try to attack and destroy those they are afraid of the most....

    November 10, 2009 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  22. D. D.

    She needs help. Isn't there a journalist/researcher who can assist her? She is not very indepth in her statements that make her look like a national buffon much to the standards of Michelle Bauchmann, Ann Coulter, Carrie P. and Gretchen on Fox News- attractive but shallow none the less. She is pitiful but getting very wealthy nonetheless.

    November 10, 2009 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  23. Former Iowa Boy

    Ah Sarah Palin and NW Iowa– the two were made for each other. That part of the great state of Iowa which has elected Steve "dumber than a stump" King to the House of Representatives will no doubt wet themselves to see the Sarah "the nutjob" Palin blather on despite fact that the truth seldom passes her lips.

    November 10, 2009 09:21 am at 9:21 am |

    she must be very grateful to john mcain,whom brought her to the public arena,who would have heard about she is cashing on the fame,her disfunctional family are all interesting for people.
    only in america,some one like her gets news coverage.i will never buy her book or listen to her,she lowers my iq.

    November 10, 2009 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  25. Ladydiodes

    No one is going to vote for this loser 2012, she has had her 15 minutes of fame, and its now time for her to take care of her children, that she hasn't seen in months.

    November 10, 2009 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
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