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. Seant

    Sarah is the best!!!! You can tell by how much she irritates the abortionists

    November 10, 2009 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  2. Joe

    Her next book is going to be called Sarah's adventures in the Big City.

    November 10, 2009 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  3. 8 years 4 sure

    This charged up confused lady is no longer in politics,,,she QUIT, remember! My Aunt Ethel has a strong opinion about these issues, when is someone going to invite her to speak or sell a book. (INSANE)
    CNN do you get it? She is a regular citizen!!!

    November 10, 2009 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  4. Robert in Texas

    The "buzz" are the bees swarming around in her empty head...

    November 10, 2009 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  5. Mariann Pepitone

    Good for Palin. I am hoping she runs for office of the president. We need someone in power that can run this country and make the right decisions regarding the wars we are fighting. Obama needs to pull the troops out of Iraq and end that war like Nixon ended the Vietnam war. Palin speaks her mind and she is well aware of what is going on in the WH. Michael Steele RNC chairman is in the same category. He also speaks his mind. We need more republicans to win seats in the senate and house becaise no change is being done with the democrats or Obama.

    November 10, 2009 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  6. Ken Pontac

    CNN, you are obsessed with this non-newsworthy moron.

    November 10, 2009 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  7. Ya betchya!

    Gees, from the picture it looks like Palin's trying to stuff the microphone in her mouth. lol More hot air that amounts to nothing.

    November 10, 2009 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  8. David in San Diego

    I have no problem with her heading to Iowa–in fact, it's a good idea. The problem is that she will eventually leave Iowa.

    November 10, 2009 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  9. File under "Sarcasm"

    Can she see Russia from there?

    November 10, 2009 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  10. jeff jackson, alabama

    It only makes sense that our next President
    would promote her book in Iowa !
    McCain's numb skull team should have ignored
    him and listened to Palin in the last election.
    There's alot of jealousy among Republican
    leaders concerning Palin.....and rightfully so.
    Make fun of her all you want. It won't matter !

    November 10, 2009 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  11. Paylin

    ..Go back to the obscurity from whence you came.

    Is it too late to give Alaska back to the Russians?

    November 10, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  12. Luke Brown

    This is meaningless. Why do you people cover this nobody? Give this to E! News. it is the kind of stuff they love ... it is not news and whoever thinks it is should be fired from your staff of so-called journalists.

    November 10, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  13. EBC

    I hope Sarah Palin runs in 2010, it would be the ultimate gift to the Democratic Party. All they have to do is sit back and give her as much room to think she's the GOP's "Messiah." The more she thinks she's qualified to be President, the more she'll guarantee an absolute WIN for Democratic Party.

    There's something to be said when our elders say... "Giver her enough rope and she'll hang herself." Sarah Palin is all about POWER and GREED. That's the real Sarah Palin, a woman who will say anything and do anything for POWER.

    November 10, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  14. Jeff

    Maybe she is going to Iowa to search out and destroy those pesky
    death squads.

    November 10, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  15. AmyP

    Go Sarah!!!

    November 10, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  16. Mike

    I pray that Sarah Palin keeps it up and captures the Republican nomination in 2012. That would be the one of the best things that could ever happen to our country. We need to stand together and get back to the conservative principles that the USA was founded on. We are giving the country away – the country we have worked so hard to build is being given to the poor and minorities who only know how to take, take, take. We are being stretched to the breaking point by the Obama policies which take as much as they can from honest, hard-working, faith-based people and give it away. What does that get us? A discontented, lazy rabble instead of a thrifty working class

    November 10, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  17. Mike

    As a staunch Republican PLEASE stay out of it Palin! The Katie Couric tapes will run non-stop and embarass both you are the Republicans. You were interesting for about three days and that's it..

    November 10, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  18. Mariann Pepitone

    I am glad to hear that Palin will be on tour with her book and I am sure it will be a big seller. Palin is a drawing card and I am sure when she appears on the Oprah show there will be a big crown waiting to see her. She is a very smart woman who has accomplished the goals she set out to get. There is also an abundance of jealousy towards her and it mainly is coming from the younger college students who would like to accomplish the same goals but know that will never be. I would like to see Palin as either president, VP or senator. She is a strong willed individual and the republicans need her.

    November 10, 2009 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  19. CNN loves Palin

    Love her or hate her, CNN loves to write about Palin.

    Hypocritical, intolerant, and often uninformed liberals hate Palin because they feel threatened that an average American can derail their power-hungry, government controlled, nanny state agenda. Need proof? Read the boneheaded comments.

    Mitt Romney in 2012. (Wish we had him this year)

    November 10, 2009 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  20. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    Has anyone explained to the little dimwit that the caucuses aren't for quite a while yet. Or is she just trying to build support in an area that already approves of her political views.

    November 10, 2009 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  21. Robin

    Go Sarah. Speak the truths that no one dares to.

    November 10, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  22. Doug

    Attention Democrats............Here comes Sarah! Don't judge the people that go to see her, rather watch the crowds and energy she creates. She is hazardous to your political health. The Health care bill that just passed the House will cause you great harm in the coming elections, and She will use your votes against you.

    November 10, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  23. Nathan

    Dear Sarah,

    When the road got tough, and you alienated BOTH sides of the aisle in Alaska, you bailed (blaming the Dems) and went for the almighty dollar. If, God forbid, you were to be elected, what are you planning to do when the American public finds out how much of a fraud you really are? Are you going to panic and leave us out in the cold?


    November 10, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  24. Jayden,FL

    She's already running for president along with Huckabee, Romney, and Pawlenty.. but it's all for nil because they will all go down in defeat.

    November 10, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  25. Barry

    Wouldn't it be more aptly titled "Minutes of a Moron" or "Ramblings of an Empty Mind"? Hey, I guess if she can con enough idiots into buying her book, more power to her. Once again, this should underscore the ignorance and stupidity of the conservative movement.

    November 10, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
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