November 13th, 2009
02:46 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin to visit Fort Hood during book tour

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Palin will visit the Army base in early December."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sarah Palin will travel to the Fort Hood Army post in early December as part of her national book tour, Palin's publisher confirmed to CNN Friday.

The December 4 visit will come roughly one month after a mass shooting on the base that left 13 people dead and 38 wounded.

The stop, which had not been previously announced, is scheduled for the same day Palin signs books at a store in in the Dallas area.

The former Alaska governor is also making an appearance at Fort Bragg in North Carolina during her tour.

The visit was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Filed under: Sarah Palin
soundoff (256 Responses)
  1. Dem no mo

    Sarah Palin has a son in the military fighting with these brave men and women. She has EVERY right to speak to them, not peddle her book as you losers accuse her of. Watch any You-Tube video of soldiers applauding Bush versus Obama. They hate Obama, except for the 13% of the US population that are serving in the military. When any of you losers win a seat on your local city council, get appointed to a state board, and then win the Govenors race; then you have a right to give your opinion. Until then, try defending "your" President because he sure the heck isn't mine. Oh, did that hurt your limp-wristed feelings? Now that the shoe's on the other foot, get used to it. Does what the Dixie Chicks said ring a bell?

    November 13, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  2. They call me "tater salad"

    Most of the halfwits that support this irrelevant, nobody, wouldn't so much as give Palin a second look if she looked like Linda Tripp or Janet Reno! Only they're to scared of the truth to admit it!!! You're all retarded, imbeciles, and the world clearly see's it, so put down the bong and back away slowly, MORONS!!!!!!!!!

    November 13, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  3. good things are coming---S Callahan

    I had the greatest laugh today...seriously....her book is being sold in KMart..out in today's newspaper flyer (yeah, I confess..I still support real newspapers). Guess this book is going to be on anybody's list(s).

    On a serious side, I think it is a good thing for her to stop by and give her hugs to those who have gone through so much....consider it a common citizen representation.

    November 13, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  4. Michelle

    OK, one flaw in Palin? She lies, incessantly...and if you don't know that, it's no wonder you let Hannity and Beck convince you Obama is a marxist. Guess what...they lie too. They showed scenes from the recent rally in DC that were actually from the previous bigger rally to make it look like Bachmann rallied the troops. Hannity showed a clip from an Obama speech, then said that Obama said the exact opposite of his statement. Lie. This country IS under attack, from Palin and the far right wing. If you want to have her beliefs as the law of the land, keep supporting her ideas that would do more to overturn the Constitution than even Bush dreamed of.

    November 13, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  5. German,Irish American

    Rita Marie- you do realize that civilians also live at Fort Hood don't you? And that it was a civilian police officer that shot the Muslem terrorist Hasan? But then again, you are really just showing the average stupidity of the Obama follower. Palin does have a son in Iraq, and unlike you left-wing hatefilled Obamamites, she has a respect for the military. As for quitting, Obama QUIT the Senate about three weeks after being elected by being gone 95% of the time to campaign and raise illegal foreign money for his campaign. The man is now showing his utter incompetence as a leader.

    November 13, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  6. Deane Morimoto

    I have never posted before. I voted against Sarah Palin but not John McCain. I vote Democrat almost all the time and I am not fond of the Republican party. I think she will run in 2012 and I hope she loses because I think she is too far to the right.

    Nevertheless I think its nice of her to go to Fort Hood and for one particular reason. She has a son in the military and I believe he is overseas too. She is a military mother too. Why not give her a break? Politics is dirty so why not be nice for a change?

    November 13, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |

    Gag me now!

    November 13, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  8. Chris - Denver

    I still haven't heard anything resembling an intelligent thought from Mrs. Palin. Why some people are so devoid of meaning in their lives as to idolize her I will never understand.

    November 13, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  9. They call me "tater salad"

    To islanderata: After reading your stupid comment I have a question for you! Have you been suffering from these hallucinations for long?

    November 13, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  10. Pragmatic

    Just what Fort Hood needs ... someone there to sell books ...

    November 13, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  11. carlos, THAT one

    nothing but bread crumbs inside her head and in most of those posting on here......such an amoral, vile, rotten, ignorant bunch of rejected are scum

    November 13, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  12. Dem no mo

    I can see that ACORN still has a few people left on their payroll for the time being. Wait until the new videos come out. Leftists are America's greatest enemies.

    November 13, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  13. Patrish

    For those a bit 'thick' in the head. Palin/McCain did not win because the American people did not want them to lead our country. So why should we be scared of her in the future? She is no smarter, better versed now, and she still can't answer a simple question directly – see the Oprah's 'thanksgiving' question. If she can't win with a guy like McCain, then what makes you think she can win on her own??????? Support her if you must, whine if you must, but don't believe that we the American people are afraid of her.

    November 13, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  14. nobodythatswho

    @islanderata LOL!

    1) She quit on Alaska for personal fame and fortune.
    2) She doesn't believe in a woman's right to choose what's best for her body.
    3) She harbors sympathy for the Alaskan secessionist movement.
    4) Her foreign policy knowledge is not good! George W. Bush was better:
    a) She didn't know Africa is a continent (basic 4th grade geography)
    b) She had no idea what the "Bush Doctrine" was when asked.
    5) Her political experience:
    – Former Council Member, Wasilla City Council, Alaska, 1992-1996
    – Former Mayor, Wasilla City, Alaska, 1996-2002 (pop: 7,028) (Votes: 909)
    – Failed Candidate, Lieutenant Governor, Alaska, 2002
    – Resigned, Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2003-2004
    – Resigned, Governor, Alaska, 2006-present (2.5 years) (pop: 670,053) (4th Smallest State) (0.002% of the U.S. population)
    6) She was "for the 'Bridge to Nowhere' before she was against it"
    ADN: "Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges?"
    PALIN: "Yes." – (Anchorage Daily News, 2006)
    7) She was in cohoots with Alaskan senators, with over 453Million in federal funds earmarked for pet PORK projects.
    8) She supports Abstinence-only Sex Education, but could not even keep her own daughter from engaging in sexual activity and eventual pregnancy at the age of 17.

    List goes on and on........

    November 13, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  15. Laura

    Well, after reading all of these post today....i can see how the bigots and single cell people can stand and justify someone like Palin. Sorry folks, maybe Obama isn't the best, but he walked into a terrible mess after the Bush admin for 8 yrs...and it would take anyone along time to try to fix some of this countrys problems..but having someone like Palin running this country is ludicrus and ignortant..Cannot stand the woman..and from what I have been reading...her book is very rude on some very important and knowledgable people...that is because Palin is not knowledgable and wants to make others look dumb to make her look better......hopefully she will go away soon....maybe hang out with the mooses or whatever...after all, she can see Russia from where she lives in Alaska,..remember !!!!

    November 13, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  16. Barbara - Georgia

    How can she and her entourage get clearances to enter military facilities?

    November 13, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  17. Stephanie Portland

    @wrongkind of change
    Their hatred for her is so strong they are blinded at how badly our country is being run by Obama and his Chicago thugs. Then again, they love Obama because most of them are the same people standing in line waiting for their free hand outs from "Obama's stash."

    All you Palin haters really need to get jobs and do something useful with your time. It's hard to take you seriously when you are all on every government program out there. If you want people to take you seriously, try contributing to this country instead of leeching off of those who do.

    I am neither afriad of Palin nor do I hate her. She, however, has proven herself to be completely unqualified for higher political office based on her own actions. She. Left. Her. Post. Mid term.

    I am an executive with a fortune 500 company and have NEVER taken public assistance other than my (repaided) student loans. I am in the top income bracket and feel that it is patriotic to pay higher taxes if it helps my fellow citizens. I neither want nor need a handout of any kind.

    However, I am consious enough (unlike the writer above) to realize that there are other people in this world who are not as fortunate. America is a great nation. It will be an even greater nation when we realize that we can disagreed without being disagreeable.

    November 13, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  18. carlos, THAT one

    as a Viet Nam vet, I hope they deny entrance to Ft Hood to that slimy thing....I found out she likes rush because they call him limprick and she should know

    November 13, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  19. sniffit

    I would rather have had McCain/Palin in office as opposed to the obozo.

    November 13, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  20. lyn

    CNN please ,please stop reporting of this lying hateful woman in the news everyday,now she is using Ft Hood to make money disguesting and shameful.The last person the people want to see Ft Hood is Palin.

    November 13, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  21. ThinkAgain

    Dem no mo: Where's the proof that the military "hates" President Obama? A couple videos on YouTube?

    Get real – our armed forces are made up of people holding a variety of opinions; some support our President and some do not.

    You see, they actually understand the freedoms that they're fighting for. Do us all a favor and read the Constitution (and bone up on your history, while you're at it.)

    November 13, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  22. howie

    Way to go Sarah, your book is the #1 best seller, congratulations. Don't you know the democrats are restless.

    November 13, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  23. Donkey Party

    Who else but Palin to use the deaths of 13 soldiers to promote "her" book. Just when you thought this ignorant hate-spewing fear-mongerer couldn't get any lower.

    November 13, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  24. orlando

    I can't believe all the excuses for the lack of experience of Obama. Bush this and Bush that. If the man can't handle the job then get out and go back to Chicago. I guess after 4 failing years it will still be Bushes fault huh. Get of welfare and get a job....

    November 13, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  25. orlando

    Obama could not give a speech without the teleprompter. What has he governed. I guess we will wait until 2013 to get out of Afgan or take on the taliban because our President has no guts.

    November 13, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
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