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. howie

    Hope to see you there in Iowa Sarah. We are behind you for 2010 and good luck with the new book. The liberals are one jealous group. Just watch them express their jealousy on these comments.

    November 10, 2009 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  2. Jon

    Cue the "Who cares about Palin or her book" comments. Here's a tip: if you really don't care, then don't buy her book and certainly don't comment on here about how you don't care.

    November 10, 2009 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  3. brian in denver

    who cares?

    November 10, 2009 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  4. Fangbird

    CNN, just stop your love affair with Sarah Palin. Nobody cares.

    November 10, 2009 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  5. Pepou

    I am switching to other news. Good bye CNN. Palin DOES NOT INTEREST ME.

    November 10, 2009 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  6. I am American

    I wish people would stop reporting on this wacko. I hope John McCain has nightmares for the rest of his life in unleashing this borish person on the world. I blame the media for her still being seen and heard.

    November 10, 2009 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  7. Marie

    I will be sure to get out of Iowa on Dec 6th! If you think Obama is bad, try a Palin!

    November 10, 2009 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  8. shucks

    Iowa is sooooo lucky. Maybe Prejean can join her and promote her comic book also.

    November 10, 2009 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  9. Bubba likes it right

    Conservatives will take over the Republican Party, or our new third party will allow democrats to take more control of your lives. 2010 babies, lets go.

    November 10, 2009 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  10. Mitch

    I guess Iowa suddenly has 'real American people' living in it....Palin must be lowering her standards....or Iowa is by letting her sell her book.

    November 10, 2009 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  11. Ken Williams

    Its to bad that the left wing media machine won't allow her a fair shake if she were to win the gop nomination. She will be torn apart, while the chosen 1 will be thrown softballs.

    November 10, 2009 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  12. HeartlandValues

    Heading to the safest part of the state – a very choreographed trip to appeal to the Steve King crowd. Enjoy Iowa's beautiful west coast, Sarah!

    November 10, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  13. Michael

    Palin is a deranged person The media should just let her fade away.
    Gee I wonder how she takes care of her children when she out flapping her jaws with hate filled words

    November 10, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  14. Laurie

    Every day CNN has to have an article headlining Sarah Palin. Why does the media feed her ego like this? Please take her off of your site for one day and see how you do. She is a vile, dishonest hypocrite who shields herself with values and religion. Her resume is peppered with dishonesty, she has not finished any job that she begins, and she is generally a poor excuse for a human being. Focus on issues and people that have some credible reputations please. Try to provide coverage to deserving individuals and accomplishments.

    November 10, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  15. JOHNSON oklahoma

    I was thinking she might star with the jerry springer show first

    November 10, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  16. Gentwelve

    Sarah Palin has as the same type of influence as Limbaugh, Boehner, ec..... and their fellow Neo-cons.. We are great as a long as we hate......

    she is a hype generating maoney grabbing machine, she will do quite well in the cha chig department, I'll spend my money on more worthy causes.....

    November 10, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  17. David

    I guess the truth comes out a year later.Seems that media clothes story was all lies.She never went on any shopping sprees,her staffers did though.Palins staff ripped off the price tags on those clothes, because she complained they were too expensive.How come no reporters interviewed her staff but these two, who actually traveled with her?Then theres that story she didnt know Africa was a continent crap the media said.Gee did they fail again?I think so,because they left out these 2 facts with that story.Her parents are school teachers,she invested with her states PDF fund into African countries.Seems when it comes to Palin,the great media love to report with their anonomous sources.Then they fail to point out how ridiculous these false claims really are.

    November 10, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  18. Spencer

    How does she not understand that quitting her job as governor indicates she cannot stand the pressure of running for president? There is no way she could get the nomination, and all she would do during the primaries is distort the truth or outright lie. This is a desperate act by a desperate individual.

    November 10, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  19. Larry

    WHO CARES ...

    She isn't qualified to be head of a glee club

    Please stop writing about meaningless figures on this page


    November 10, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  20. Shane

    CNN – u r no better than TMZ, Fox or the National Inquirer! Enough with this moron, for Christ's sake!!!!!!

    November 10, 2009 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  21. Brian

    How much you wanna bet she quits the book tour, too?

    November 10, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  22. Liberal4Obama

    Seriously who cares what this ignoramus lady does?

    November 10, 2009 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  23. Bugl3t

    She reminds me of Dolores Umbridge – Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic, Defence Against the Dark Arts professor, Hogwarts High Inquisitor. Let's just hope she gets sent to Azkaban for crimes against us muggle-born Americans.

    November 10, 2009 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  24. Michael in Houston

    She has been a freakshow since the moment she arrived on the National scene and she continues to be same.
    What baffles me, is that republicans are in a celebratory mood over their wins recently and why they would even tolerate the likes of Palin and her pathetic need for attention to kill that off is beyond me. I realize that CNN is completely and utterly amused by her but I cant recall a candidate more unpopular, more unqualified, and more obnoxious then Palin.

    November 10, 2009 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  25. Tania

    the comic relief section of CNN

    like watching a train wreck, except the train is intelligent

    November 10, 2009 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
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