December 5th, 2009
04:00 PM ET
9 years ago

Virginia welcomes Sarah Palin

Fairfax, Virginia (CNN)– "It feels like home!" That's what Sarah Palin remarked about the snow falling in Fairfax, Virginia - the latest stop on her book signing tour. Several hundred people waited patiently in line Saturday for a chance to meet the former Republican vice presidential candidate.

"It was absolutely worth it," said Billie Jo Melting of Hampton Roads, Virginia. "With Sarah Palin, it's all about family. She talks to the normal person," she said.

Palin's book "Going Rogue" is a best seller and supporters of the former Alaska governor said they did not want to miss the chance to meet her. "She's like Reagan in heels." That's how Chris Bradford of Manassas, Virginia views Palin. "We need somebody like her to get conservatism going again," he said.

Palin was accompanied by her husband Todd and her infant son Trig as she walked into BJ's Wholesale Club in Fairfax. Once inside, Palin signed copies of her book and posed for pictures with fans.

"She's got everything, said Ron Wolfe of Sterling, Virginia."She's just fantastic."

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  1. Mickey

    [Dale December 5th, 2009 4:33 pm ET

    Isn't Virginia where they invented the "toothbrush" ?]

    Yes, and if it were invented a few miles north in Pennsylvania, it would be known today as the "teethbrush".

    Sara "Failin" Palin just feeds off your fear, hatred and bigotry. I can't believe what idiots you people are...are you that desperate for something to grasp onto in your shallow little lives?

    Teabaggers, indeed!

    December 5, 2009 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  2. CommonSense09

    Ahh Virginia – more backwoods uneducated tools. Of course they support Sarah Palin! White trash + white trash = a match made in heaven.

    December 5, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  3. Chris

    You call how she reacts to what people say poise? Haha. You must be talking about another Sara Palin.

    December 5, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  4. kimberly

    i just threw up a little in my mouth, having said that, if there is a God, please let this woman be the republican nominee in 2012, shes fun to watch. I dont think i have seen a bigger moron be elevated to such a high status so quick...shes entertaining, scary or threatening NO but entertaining none the less

    December 5, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  5. JR

    "She knows how to work hard, and not let nasty smears get in her way. she has a backbone of steel! I love that in a leader, and I hope she runs again, so she can prove a nay-Sayers wrong."

    LOL! "Backbone of steel?"
    All Sarah Palin showed was a clean pair of heels as she left her constituency in Alaska 18 months early to pursue her new found fame and opportunity for wealth...

    Some leader...

    December 5, 2009 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  6. Obamasupport4life

    What a whack job she's doing to most people she's collecting money from. Now she's joining the birthers too. She definitely won't get my support. She's and her family are going to enjoy the a good X-mas considering the fact that she's preying on the weak minded and the poor to support her going whacky book sales.

    December 5, 2009 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  7. kd

    There are numerous reasons to see Sarah Palin as useless; her lack of courage when she quit her elected position as governor of Alaska, her lack of inner strength when she attacks without ever really understanding or knowing the subject at hand, her dishonesty for when she out-and-out lies to tar an opponent or any person outside her narrow and twisted view, her lack of integrity (see all of the above), her lack of poise when she talk in a fake hillbilly accent or winks at cameras, her lack of charm when she uses her fake celebrity to make a ton of money for herself, her total lack of knowledge about energy or any other barely complex thought or idea, and her lack leadership ability since she's never really been a leader (again, quitting halfway through a job which hardly makes her a 'leader').

    December 5, 2009 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  8. just saying

    I wonder if Sarah has taken the time to read Lynn's book about her. Maybe she read it in her hotel room while she waited for her bus to catch up to her private jet.

    December 5, 2009 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  9. andrewstl

    keep her all to yourself

    December 5, 2009 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  10. NotFooledTX

    I'm amazed at the gullibility of people. Her schtick is blindingly transparent.

    I have to wonder if those on the right are so desperate that they're seeing what they want to see, not what's actually there.

    December 5, 2009 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  11. Holly

    Virginia should be ashamed.

    December 5, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  12. John

    I can't believe how delusional some of you sound. Palin quit her job and betrayed Alaskkans for $$. How do you not see that?

    December 5, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  13. German,Irish American

    Nice try Maggody, but I'm sure if any Palin supporters were shouting obscenities at you "passive" protesters," CNN, ABC, MNSBC, CBS and NBC would be all over it, unlike showing the f_ _ _ _ ing b_ _ _ h, and c_ _ _ signs that the "tolerant, peace loving, can't we all just get along," Obama hate-filled supporters displayed at the Palin campaign stops. Oh, and lets not forget how the MSM did not report on the voter intimidation by the Black Panthers during the election that the racist AG Holder dropped without question, or the Obama personal affliate SEIU who beat up a black conservative because they didn't like his politicsand he wasn't an Obama supporter. Is this the "peaceful" non-violent party you belong to that hung Bush in effigy? Hyprocrit, go spread your lies at Huffington Post, Daily Kos or Move-on where they will glorify your lying.
    By the way, speaking of the 1st amendment, wasn't it your Messiah Obama that tried to shut down an entire news agency because they had the audacity to check into his continous lies?

    December 5, 2009 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  14. It's Sarah's world now......

    Tons of money in her pocket and no worries......her detractor's strategy has totally backfired, right in their it.

    December 5, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  15. Chicago Palinista

    Palin rocks!! Intelligent people can see thru the leftist media's relentless attacks and smears on this awesome woman. And with her spine of steel, she just keeps on rocking! Sorry libs – she's here to stay. Get used to it!

    December 5, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  16. travis .l

    are the ppl commenting on this post sober?sarah palin honest?c'mon she's is none of them things.she quit on bein governor after 2.5 years so she could milk every last penny out f her new found fame.oh & because alaska was about to start feeling the recession.she left so she didn't have to deal with it.go ahead put your heads in the sand about her that's your choice but your in the minority in your thinking

    December 5, 2009 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  17. sarah in virginia

    Yes, we Virginians did invent the wash impolite and snide comments out of those mouths who do nothing but cause problems and hurl needless insults at people. If you don't like Sarah Palin, good for you, and that is your right, however, don't insult the rest of us who do admire certain aspects of this woman. The media and other liberals have such a two faced, double edged standard for her, it is unbelievable.

    December 6, 2009 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
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