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Palin book tour swings through TX, OK, AR, KS, and MN before Thanksgiving break

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 23, 2013

Governor Palin’s Good Tidings and Great Joy book tour made stops in Plano TX on Day 7 of the tour, in Tyler TX and Edmond OK on Day 8, in Fayetteville AR and Kansas City KS on Day 9, and in Minneapolis, MN on Day 10.  This completed the pre-Thanksgiving portion of the tour.

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Photo retrieved from Photobucket gallery by jester119 (h/t Ron Devito)

Gov. Palin signed books at Costco in Plano, Texas on Tuesday morning. Lynda Armstrong, co-creator of The Teacher’s Daughter, posted a first hand account of the event at US4Palin.

We arrived at Costco way too early and we saw two people in line, finding out later that they had been there since 9:30 PM the night before. Slowly people began to arrive. A “Texas is Palin Country” was taped to the side of an SUV, and the wait began.

Lynda goes on to give the account of her personal visit with Sarah, along with photos from the event.

On Wednesday morning, Governor Palin signed books at Sam’s Club in Tyler Texas.

Video retrieved from iizthatiiz.

Mitch Goulding at abc 9 KTRE writes:

Palin’s book is called 'Good Tidings and Great Joy.' It’s message is the importance of keeping religion in the Christmas holidays. Hundreds of East Texans lined up for hours Wednesday morning for their shot at meeting former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Palin was in Tyler Wednesday, a pit stop that is part of her nationwide tour promoting her new book.

Many people in line drove or even flew in for a chance to meet the former Alaskan governor.

One of those men was Michael Jenkins, who was first in line for the book-signing frenzy. Jenkins arrived just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

“This is my third time to see her,” Jenkins said. “The first time we made it over 20 hours before and we were not even close to the front of the line and I just wanted to make sure I got a spot in line.”

That meant braving low overnight temperatures in the 40s.

“I stayed in my car,” Jenkins said. “I had a blanket wrapped up right here, and then the rest of the time I was in my car. It was too cold.”

Marilyn Mcneely hit the road from Jefferson at 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.

“I expected a long line this morning,” Mcneely said. “I almost jumped for joy when I saw I was number six.”

Number six in a line filled with hundreds, all waiting for a few brief seconds with the former governor. But it was all worth it for people like Shirley Greene, who is actually from Idaho.

“I had a trip planned to visit a friend in the Dallas area,” Green said. “So I rented a car and got up early this morning and drove down.”

Greene thinks of Palin as somewhat of a family friend.

“Sarah Palin’s grandmother was my teacher at Hope School in Hope, Idaho in 5th and 6th grades,” Greene said. “I love her. I think she’s an amazing, amazing woman.”

Palin’s book is called ‘Good Tidings and Great Joy.’ It’s message is the importance of keeping religion in the Christmas holidays.

1,100 signed books later, Palin hit the road once again.

Governor Palin posted 11 photos from the Tyler, Texas book signing here.

The night before the Tyler event, Senator Ted Cruz’s father hosted a SarahPAC fundraiser.

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page (photo and comment):


A big Texas thanks to Rafael Cruz, Senator Ted Cruz’s father, for hosting us last night with other SarahPAC supporters. It’s inspiring to hear Rafael’s full-throated defense of American exceptionalism. As an American of Cuban descent, Rafael has witnessed first hand what it means to live without freedom, and that has made him an eloquent and motivated American patriot. God bless him and all the SarahPAC supporters we met yesterday. Together we’re working to restore our exceptional nation!

On Wednesday evening, Governor Palin signed books at Mardel Christian & Education Supply in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Video retrieved from iizthatiiz.

During the Edmond book signing, Governor Palin was given a  Peanut Butter Carb Bar Recipe by Kathy Young, which she later shared on Facebook.  She also had “face time” with Trig, arranged by Piper and Willow.

Governor Palin posted photos from the Edmond, Oklahoma event here.

On Thursday morning, Governor Palin signed books at Sam’s Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page (photo and comment):

 

Thank you to all the folks in Arkansas who joined us this morning and to the staff at Sam’s Club. You guys inspire me! Looking at some articles this morning I’m reminded of exactly why I wrote this book. Schools bullied into not playing religious themed Christmas songs – even if the music is instrumental? Schools threatened by Angry Atheists Armed with Lawyers because students participated in Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse’s “Operation Christmas Child,” a beautiful program that distributes gifts for children in need. (My family has been honored to work in this worthy cause with the Grahams, including their mission’s work in Haiti).The Scrooges are emboldened whenever we cower and back down in fear of a protracted legal fight. But I also see evidence that good people are standing up and saying, “enough is enough.” I’m confident there are more of us who stand tall than just fall for complacency and political correctness run amok at Christmas time. Come share your heart and let’s work together to honor the Reason for the Season.

She posted 8 photos from the Arkansas book signing here
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On Thursday evening, Governor Palin signed books at Barnes & Noble in Kansas City, Kansas.

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page (photo and comment):

 

New and old friends gathered in Kansas tonight – including Robert and Shirley Hemenway (see them in the photo) whose son Ron worked for the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon when he was killed on September 11, 2001. Ron graduated from Wasilla High School with Todd and me, and he was a wonderful young man from a proud and selfless Alaskan family. Ron will never be forgotten. It’s remembering 9/11 that makes us appreciate sacrifices made for our freedoms, and should stiffen our spines to defend them.

Thank you to everyone who joined us, including the thoughtful Barnes & Noble staff. It’s inspiring to note in these book events, especially notable tonight in Kansas, the multiple generations of families traveling together to express their concern for America and encouragement to fight for what’s right – as so many people brought their kids and grandkids. Family patriarchs and matriarchs talked about the importance of influencing younger generations so they’d respect, honor, and protect our exceptional nation. It’s in that same spirit we seek to protect the heart of Christmas. Leaning into the strength you provide, good Americans, we will keep the faith!

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Governor Palin posted 12 photos from the Kansas book signing here.

The book signing that was scheduled for Friday morning in Omaha, Nebraska was cancelled due to flight conditions.  On Friday evening, Governor Palin signed books at the Barnes & Noble at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page (photo and comment):

 

Thank you, Minneapolis! What a fun, festive crowd tonight at the Mall of America; I want your energy! It was especially reenergizing to reconnect with folks we met four years ago during the “Going Rogue” book tour. Tonight I even got to autograph great recipes attributed to me (see the Minneapolis book signing photo album)! Thank you so much for joining us. Huge kudos to the hardworking mall staff for making this a perfect wrap to the first leg of our “Good Tidings and Great Joy” tour!

I’ll stay Outside for a Fox News Sunday interview with Chris Wallace, then we chill a bit to enjoy Thanksgiving with family (at my house… so thank you, new friends, for offering me new recipes this week!), before hitting the road again. We’ll post 2nd leg tour locations soon. Again, thank you all for sharing your Christmas cheer these past weeks and allowing us to share ours with you. YOU are real hope; you’re real inspiration; you’re real America deserving honor for protecting the heart of Christmas! God bless you!

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Governor Palin posted 19 photos from the Mall of America book signing here.

Sheilah Craighead is posting photos from the book signing events on her website here as the albums become available.

For links to additional information about the book tour, including links to additional articles, videos, and Governor Palin’s Facebook posts, see our Good Tidings and Great Joy Book Tour and Latest Palin News pages.

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