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. salliemb

    I notice that she is starting her book tour in Sioux City where the Republicans will think that they have died and go to heaven. They will fall over her. Why doesn't she go to a Democratic strong hold and see what people really think of her?

    November 10, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  2. wwaugh

    Palin Palin Palin Who cares?

    November 10, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  3. LacrosseMom

    First let me say that NO Liberal I know is afraid of Palin, she is a media creation.

    Secondly, she is welcome to go to Iowa and start her 2012 campaign. It will be very interesting to see what the GOP does with her. There are plenty of men running that will eat her alive. IF she thought the media was tough......... wait until the GOP primaries begin! Its dog-eat-dog!

    We'll soon see the "real" Palin, and what she's made of.

    Palin/Bachman 2012

    November 10, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  4. Jersey Boys

    who cares??!!

    November 10, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  5. Fenarkleman

    Mitt "Baseball Glove" Romney truly is Guy Smiley. Run that, CNN. I dare you!

    November 10, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  6. chuck T-Town

    I hope Sara is the Repug nominee.

    November 10, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  7. Peter

    A book of what? How to ruin elections by being an airhead?

    November 10, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  8. Robert

    Why does ANYBODY care about this woman? She lost one election for the Republicans, why would anybody follow her? She already gave up on her state. The press only wants to use Palin as a puppet so she will run for President and keep the Democrats in office. WAKE UP!!!

    November 10, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  9. Adalbert

    When are we going to stop talking about this ignorant creature?

    November 10, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  10. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX


    Why don't you take the road show to the real people in America – Watts, Englewood, Harlem, etc. I'm sure they'd receive you "warmly"; after all you mean to rule them, too, don't you?!

    Appearing in GOP strongholds shows nothing.

    November 10, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  11. jeff

    Here you go again! This moron would go away if you would stop giving her press!!She has nothing to say!!!

    November 10, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  12. rick

    Why is she still in the news????

    November 10, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  13. Bubba

    "Going Rouge" is a brilliant name for a book about a pit bull in lipstick IMHO. Or was it a pig in lipstick? Anyway, who cares?

    November 10, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  14. JC

    Please... please...please.... let Palin be the next GOP nominee. I would love to see Obama and Palin in a debate. Harvard Grad vs. Sports announcer...

    November 10, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  15. David DeMarco

    Good luck in Iowa, Sarah. I really hope you do get the nomination for 2012 because I enjoy laughing. And, you, if you are anything beside incompetent, are hilarious to behold. So, good luck, godspeed, and help Tina Fey buy another house.

    November 10, 2009 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  16. Scott, Tucson

    Considering what our little community leader is doing rather not doing in the White House, Sara Palin certainly can't do any worst. At least she does have some leadership skills which is sorely lacking with Obama.

    November 10, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  17. Michael-SC

    once she has $5-10 million in her bank-account, she will disapear.
    Thats all she and her clan cares for.

    November 10, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  18. Mary

    YES!!!! I can't wait to receive your book!!!!

    Palin 2012 – (if we still have our country by then)

    November 10, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  19. Joanna in PA

    She seriously is a contender for America's biggest joke. What is even more disturbing is that she has a following. The anti fact anti intelligence anti reality folks. so sad for our country. and we are supposed to be the leaders in the world. No wonder we are so far behind. I truly am sadden by this.

    November 10, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  20. The Party of NO is only “pro-life” to save a zygote now, so it can then kill the “babies” 18 years later as soldiers in an elective religious war.

    Saint Sarah of the Silly will officially host the Thanksgiving feast where the neocons will slice and dice the moderates into individual tasty bites.

    Palin/Bachmann 2012

    I couldn't be happier with this dream team!

    November 10, 2009 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  21. bmw

    CNN continues its obsession with Palin. How about some substance sometime soon CNN?

    November 10, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  22. Brett

    Please for the love of god!! STOP COVERING THIS PERSON!! It is like some mythical beast that thrives off of attention. The sooner we ignore it, the sooner it will go away.

    November 10, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  23. Mark

    CNN just loves this girl!

    November 10, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  24. Georgette

    This "ticker" should be renamed "Palin Watch" in honor of CNN's obvious obsession with reporting every idiotic move or statement made by this moron.

    November 10, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  25. Four and The Door

    Yeah, Sarah Palin is going to visit a bunch of important American cities on her way to Washington! I hope she stops by San Diego so we can cheer her on.

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