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. Paul

    Lovely: using an american tragedy to shill your book of lies. Stay classy, Sarah.

    November 13, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  2. 8 years 4 sure

    TO Ridgeway...

    My Aunt Ethel is smarter and hotter than Sarah Palin. There's really not much there to envy, except that fact that she got to quit her job and mindless followers are taking care of her by buying her books and tickets to see her. Other than that, NOTHING! REALLY NOTHING!!!

    November 13, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  3. Gator from Florida

    I feel sorry for Fort Hood to have 2 tragedies hit it's campus in the same month. First that whack job Hasan goes on a rampage, and now that whack job Palin shoots a photo op to push her there no God or justice for these poor soldiers............

    November 13, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |

    Does she even know where Ft Hood Is?

    November 13, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  5. Bill from CA

    I find it sad that President Obama's meeting of military caskets upon their arrival at military bases was seen as a poor photo op by conservatives (as opposed to the tremendous sign of respect that it was), yet Sarah Palin is not only using the Fort Hood tragedy as a photo op, but she's also using it to sell books. You stay classy, GOP.

    November 13, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  6. ThinkAgain

    Palin is a quitter, a liar and a mooch.

    She's only doing this because she's trying to portray herself as something more than she is. Her delusions are unbounded.

    If I were at Fort Hood, I would feel so used – the only reason she is coming is to promote herself and her book.

    So disgusting – and so typical of this shallow, egocentric woman!

    November 13, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  7. shoegazer

    It is plainly obvious that this woman will stop at nothing to keep her name in the headlines.Nothing like a tragic circumstance to bolster
    book sales eh' Sara,you should be ashamed.

    November 13, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  8. Margaret

    donttreadonme – hate to tell you but Congress was controlled by the Republicans for most of the 90's so at least blame the right party for any cutbacks in military spending.

    November 13, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  9. WI Vet

    Why is she coming in Dec. and didn't show up for the funerals this month. I tell you why that would have gotten in the way of sales promo tour.

    Late in caring for, late in giving a heck, late in shame.

    November 13, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  10. Over It

    Why are we still talking about this moron???
    Oh and Ridgeway, if Palin meets your definition of "smart" that doesn't say much for you. As a smart woman, Palin's looks have noting to do with my opinion of her. In fact, mine is based simply on her endless display of ignorance.

    November 13, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  11. Kate

    Please spare our Brave men and women from this COWARD........What if all our men and women QUIT their obligations to finish out their service in the Military, they would be called AOL......well Palin is a QUITTER and a poor example for our Military men and women and to our Children and Grandchildren..........

    November 13, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  12. Garofulaar

    LacrosseDad – so a true American is a self-serving liar and quitter?

    November 13, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  13. victim of democrat hypocrisy

    Notice how often the lamestream media attacks Palin? She must be doing something right!

    November 13, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. Laurie in Spokane

    I certainly hope she isn't allowed into Ft. Hood to promote her book. How tasteless just after their tragedy. If nothing else, her wanting to go to Ft. Hood now tells enough about the woman to entirely negate anything positive about her.

    November 13, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  15. Cheryl

    Maybe she can have photos of herself winking taken with the families of the deceased.

    November 13, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  16. Ken in Gainesville

    Little Sarah courts publicity like Lindsay Lohan - cheap and quick, no substance. Bet she'll bash the President - all his fault, you know. Things like that won't happen in a Palin dictatorship!

    November 13, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  17. sarah

    Wow...I heard her on Oprah show and felt sick to my stomach when she said we are not drama people, I love Levi, we want him to join us for thanksgivng. Katie Courke only asked her what magazines do you like to read, can you name one! And now she's being charged as unfair, biased, and treated unfairly for that. She is such an idiot , you are a Phony!
    Wake up America she is a sad pick for 2010......or 3010!

    November 13, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  18. mario mtl ca

    She should be ousted by the spouse of all soldier

    November 13, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  19. cardog

    To: Wrong Kind Of Change: what?

    November 13, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  20. ysidero

    nice one, mickey! =)

    November 13, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  21. Peggy

    CNN did you NOT moderate the comment below before you allowed it to be posted. You need to pull it immediately. I am highly offended. Do not post my comment and please remove the comment below.

    Mickey November 13th, 2009 4:31 pm ET

    Coming to Ft. Hood and
    Under fire for
    Not being

    November 13, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  22. woody-up

    I would rather see levi johnston! He seems to have a better grasp on reality than palin! Love how he strong-armed her to leave him alone in her book or risk exposure! Cant wait to see him "exposed"!!! mmmm mmmm mmmm

    November 13, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  23. Ken in Gainesville

    To: Wrong kinda change:

    You bet Americans (true ones, not Tea Partiers) are scared to death of Sarah. She and her friends Michelle Bachmann, Glenn, Rush and all the rest are loonier than unglued cement. No to right-wing theocracies. Do you hear me? Never!

    As to work... with a PhD, 30 years as a senior scientist, scientific books and research papers published, international awards and a 6-figure salary, I sure don't need to apologize to the likes of you.

    November 13, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  24. Justin Time

    To Wrongkindofchange... Are you kidding me??? It's like you people forget the Bush years ever happened. That he was the one who did the TRAP Bailout and created the largest deficit in American history after being given a huge surplus... Even bigger than the other right wing hero Ronald Regan. All of America would be happy if Palin and her followers would go somewhere other than the REAL America the rest of us live in.

    November 13, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  25. Obama = WORST president EVER

    Better than having to listen once more to the Idiot-in-chief. Talk about BLAH BLAH BLAH – Obama is IT.

    November 13, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
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