Angry crowds shouted ugly epithets, including “Quitter!” “Boo!” and “Palienator!” at Sarah Palin as she prematurely left her Borders Book Store signing in Noblesville, Indiana Thursday, November 19, 2009. Out of the blue, she quit signing her autobiography, Going Rogue, without offering an explanation or apology, leaving over 300 families in the lurch who had spent hours getting wristbands that were supposed to guarantee them a signature on the books they were required to purchase.
After the bad press (See videos below), Sarah Palin wrote on her Facebook Page yesterday, 11-20-09: “The response on this book tour has been overwhelming. We are truly humbled, and I thank you. I’ve been told that yesterday there were supporters in Noblesville who stood in long line for hours in the cold and rain and the book signing ended without a chance to say hello to everyone who showed up. I am so sorry. We are working on a solution for those who were left behind. I apologize. - Sarah Palin.” The “note” was actually more of an excuse rather than an apology, as it was titled “Not Enough Hours in the Day.”
Patti Hammons Thompson wrote: “I was one of the ones that did not get my book signed at Noblesville. It was a very long, exhausting and disappointing day. I also took my 14 yr old special needs son. He loves Sarah as much as I do. When I saw the look on his face when we found out we weren't going to get in to see her, it broke my heart and I wanted to cry. He was crushed.”
Lu Paletta wrote: “30 mins after being let in, told leave or be escorted out. Showed bookplates; told they had no value. Book store blamed cutoff on Palin, who had to go to Ft Wayne. It is 3 hours away, a next day signing; she couldn’t stay for fans who waited in rain/cold all day? Ticked me off; returned all books...”
Jordan Harris wrote: “I just spent 9 hours of my day, $40 of my hard earned money on two of your books, and took the whole day off work to watch you jump on a bus and throw a half-heated wave to the crowd you were avoiding. I have never felt so disrespected. How can you claim that you are different? You aren’t. You are just as selfish as everyone else in Washington . . . You just slapped hundreds of Hoosiers in the face. The hard working type of people that you claim to represent.”
Photo of Sarah Palin with Glenn Beck, who has been suggested by the Far Right as the ideal running mate for Sarah when she runs for President in 2012! Nightmare scenario or a comic's dream come true? Watch the Countdown with Keith Olbermann video entitled, "Palin/Beck in 2012? Drill, Baby, Drill Ticket?" at the bottom of this post.
Greg VandenBoom wrote: “I spent majority of my day at Border’s in Noblesville, Indiana waiting to get my book signed. After 8 hours in the cold and rain with my wife and 10 month old baby, I was shocked to watch Sarah get on a bus and leave without signing books for at least 400 people. Instead, we were given a sticker that had her signature printed on it! You lost quite a few supporters tonight! I know many planned to return their books, but the real disappointment was the realization that someone you supported and believed in didn’t follow through on the commitment they made.”
Dawn Hatfield Ament wote: “TOO BAD I was ‘Palienated’ today in Noblesville. I waited SEVEN hours and never got my book signed. Only 600 of the 1000 promised wrist bands got in the door. Such a HUGE disappointment!”
James Wiske wrote: “It was such a nice thing that you were ‘told’ about all the people waiting for you in line that you left hanging. I suspect you have 20/20,000 vision, which would explain being able to see Russia from your back porch in Alaska but not people yelling at you right outside your tour bus.”
Victoria Byington wrote: “Loving your boojk, Sarah!!” (Editor’s note: Just trying to be fair and balanced like Faux News!)
Photo of Sarah Palin on the cover of VAGUE magazine. She’s at her best being vague, because her specifics don’t hold up to scrutiny. See Countdown with Keith Olbermann video below entitled, “Fact Checking Sarah Palin.”
Apparently, fans in other cities are unhappy as well. Laurie Noonan wrote: “In Grand Rapidis, I was number 1001, and my daughter who took school off to come was 1002. We drove two hours and spent $ on a hotel room. Indeed the organization left much to be desired of Barnes and Noble. I returned my books to them in my home town and went elsewhere to purchase just one copy. They were less than understanding or accomodating to those of us THEY WANTED OUTSIDE the mall. Yep 14 hours worth of waiting. We were treated like lepers.”
Speaking of Facebook, check out what comedienne Ester Goldberg had to say about Sarah Palin on her Facebook page 11-19-09: “Hundreds of people lined up yesterday to meet Sarah Palin at a Michigan bookstore. It was quite special for Sarah's fans to finally really get a close look at a bookstore.”
Also found on Facebook: Gay stand-up comic warns his fans: Bob Smith wants everyone to know about Palin's homophobic ghostwriter. He wrote, "Lynn Vincent's greatest contempt is saved for the gay community. Vincent has likened gay people to communists and writes that homosexuality is a mental disorder. Sorry Lynn, just because gay men don't want to f**k bigots, doesn't mean we're crazy.”
Check out this YouTube video that shows how Sarah Palin once again has her facts screwed up: Friday, November 6, 2009, Sarah Palin went to Milwaukee for a ticket-only Wisconsin Right to Life fundraiser, where she intimidated that President Obama was responsible for moving the “In God We Trust” logo on the dollar coin to the edge. As the video notes, the directive that moved “In God We Trust” was signed into law on December 22, 2005 by one of her heroes, George W. Bush:
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