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. ross berg-buffalo ny

    Well so far the Dems wish has been granted that Sarah stay in the national spotlight. Now they've got to keep their collective fingers crossed that she doesn't wander into any situations where she has to think on her feet as we know how that turns out!!

    With a LOT of good luck she'll stay on stage until the '012 cycle and maybe even be on the Republican's national ticket??? Hard to believe that the Dems could be that lucky!!!

    November 10, 2009 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  2. RTB

    Isn't she a bit over extending her 15 minutes.

    November 10, 2009 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  3. The Dude

    Please let her run in 2012. That would be the gift that keeps on giving. Not only would it be the funniest campaign in history, she would hand the Democrats an easy victory. How can I contribute?

    November 10, 2009 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  4. tomm

    How embarassing.... I feel sorry for Sioux City..........

    November 10, 2009 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  5. Susie

    Anyone that buys this trash must be brain dead.

    Why doesn't this woman begin to act her own values like looking after her family and being a true mother to her morally neglected children. It would appear she has no ethics and definately is unable to deal with emotional problems. No tact, no discretion, no honour, no dignity just a loud mouth. In fact a walking disaster.

    God bless America. We deserve better than Sarah Palin.

    November 10, 2009 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  6. SkiDoc

    O.K., libs, get that vitriol flowing. You know – "why does CNN pay so much attention to her?" or "all beauty no brains" or "ask Katy Couric about her readiness to govern." It doesn't matter. Sarah will just steamroll over her detractors, and those wretched NOW ladies will once again watch her trimph. You betcha! Go Sarah!

    November 10, 2009 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  7. yuri

    Palin for prez? That poses permanent threat to other poor performers.

    November 10, 2009 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  8. GI Joe

    Keep her in the limelight – put cameras and recorders wherever she goes.

    Palin/Bachman 2012

    November 10, 2009 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  9. Chris

    CNN..Please stop covering every move this idiot makes!!! This woman has been a 15 month 'balloon boy'!! NO ONE CARES!!!

    November 10, 2009 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  10. Jim

    and we care about this why?

    November 10, 2009 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  11. P. D.

    It doesn't matter if Sarah goes to Iowa. Her chance of running for Pres. is shot. The moment she quit being Govenor sealed her fate. Add the fact that her family problems are going to escalate now that Levi Johnston is suing for custody.

    November 10, 2009 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  12. Reny

    This moron is fooling no one. We all knwo she will try to run in 2012 and she will be shredded. I can't wait for her to announce she is running. It will be hilarious watching her get trounced by her fellow repub presidential candidates.

    November 10, 2009 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  13. Jenny

    Come to my town; don't come to my town. It doesn't matter: You've already got my vote for president!

    Tell it like it is...and make our presidential office known for support of our troops–not the lack of it, like the current admin.

    November 10, 2009 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  14. Jack in Florida

    WHO CARES?????? Stop promoting this moron by your constant coverage.

    November 10, 2009 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  15. Texas Annie *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

    First of all, I figure someone else had to tell Sarah how to spell "rogue" and explain the meaning to her. And I totally doubt she actually wrote any of this book– she can't put a coherent paragraph together, let alone an entire book

    Secondly, WHY does the media even give this woman the time of day??? She is NOT qualified to hold ANY elective office. (I suspect most Alaskan voters regret having ever put her in office to begin with.) She continually proves herself to be uneducated & uninformed & uninterested. She is concerned with advancing herself personally– and that is the sum total of her politicial agenda.

    SURELY the Republican party can find a better candidate than this woman. I have ZERO respect for her and wouldn't vote for her under ANY circumstances.

    November 10, 2009 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  16. Tram

    You got trouble, my friends,
    Right here in Sioux City.
    Trouble with a capital T that rhymes with P that stands for Palin.

    You surely got trouble,
    Right here in Sioux City,
    Gotta figure out a way to keep stupidity from wailin'

    November 10, 2009 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  17. Emma

    Sarah Palin is an embarrassment to women world-wide. We need a viable woman candidate for President, not an idiot masquerading as intelligent. Palin will set women back for decades if she continues her crazy attempt at becoming President.

    I would vote for an alien before voting for her!

    November 10, 2009 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  18. larrywi

    For someone who isn't supposed to be a person of interest, she sure generates a lot of interest! Personnaly, I don't see her making a run for the WH, not as President anyway, there will simply be better qualifyed candidates. Wait a minute, did I just say that there had to be qualifications to become President! Well slap my face and call me stupid!

    November 10, 2009 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  19. Mike

    Please I'm begging CNN, on my hands and knees to stop the coverage of this FLAKE! As long as she stays out of Ohio, I suppose she can travel to looserville.

    November 10, 2009 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  20. bob in LA

    Stop giving this woman publicity! She is not news. Other people have written books but they dont get this coverage.
    Polls sow 3 in 10 poepel think she is under qualified to be president, so she is surely no threat for that job.
    Palin is old news.

    November 10, 2009 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  21. Dave Wasserman

    If the press did not give the " Mouth that roared" any space maybe she would fade into the wood work. I am tired od seeing her face and reading about her.

    It is time to rememberjust what got us into the mess that we are in. The Republicans constantly spending and dishonest attitude that she represents have all but put the US in a pot.

    November 10, 2009 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  22. Bob Pacific Grove, Ca

    The loser and quitter going "rogue" in the most conservative part of Iowa......Gee, she's really making a difference, isn't she?.........

    November 10, 2009 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  23. mario mtl ca

    Who pay for that

    November 10, 2009 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  24. Michael

    I can't believe anyone would go to see or hear her. She just isn't bright enough to hold political office. She couldn't even complete a term as Governor of Alaska. Why are we wasting time with her?

    November 10, 2009 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  25. Kate

    Writing a Book and going on Book Tours is the NEW MANDATE FOR REPUBLICAN CANIDATES........they think this must be mandatory for being President........if you sell books you are quailified in the Economy, Health Care, Foreign Policies.......Palin can sell all the books she wants but this doesn't make up for the QUITTING her State of Alaska, her inept interviews, still trying to Scare the people of this Country with her Death Panels, the more the media keeps her in the News the more the GOP loses credibility........

    November 10, 2009 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
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