Governor Palin Signs “America by Heart” in Baton Rouge and Little Rock

Governor Palin kicked off yesterday’s leg of her book tour in Baton Rouge, Louisiana:

Palin visits Baton Rouge:

More than 500 people lined up for the event featuring the former Alaskan governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee…

“It’s worth the wait,” Buffy Kovach shouted to the crowd after she emerged from the store with her autographed book.

Kovach said she is hoping for a Republican ticket featuring Palin and Gov. Bobby Jindal in 2012.

Not everyone lined up outside the store had a wristband.

“Hope. We have hope,” said a wristbandless Taylor Harbuck, who skipped class at LSU on a whim for the chance to meet Palin.

Then it was on to Little Rock, Arkansas for an evening signing:

Richard Caster waited more than twelve hours in chilling temperatures to be the first to meet and get his book signed by the former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.

“We’re big conservatives and I just want to thank her for everything she’s done for our movement and giving us the courage to get involved in our communities and get something done,” said Mountain Home resident Richard Caster.

About 500 were guaranteed to meet Palin with purple wristbands they received throughout the day. Caster bundled up with her new book, “America By Heart” to pass the time.

“We’re excited. We read about two chapters so far, so hopefully we’ll get through it by 5:30 I don’t know though,” said Caster…

“There’s certainly a very strong reaction to her on both sides and I would certainly say on both sides there’s a very strong reaction about Sarah Palin,” said University of Arkansas at Little Rock political science professor Dr. Joe Giammo.

Giammo said, “She’s doing all of the things you would want to do to lay the groundwork for a presidential run. Now of course anything can happen between now and then.”

Some fans at Sam’s Club said they would like to see her try to get in the White House.

“I just think a lot of her and I think she’s a godly woman and I just respect her,” said Anne Evants.

Tomorrow Governor Palin will be in Brentwood, Tennessee in the morning and Lexington, Kentucky in the evening. Some are already in line:

Die hard Sarah Palin fans braved the cold weather Tuesday night to be first in line for her book signing.

Two people are already in line for her book signing at the Costco in Cool Springs on Wednesday.

One of them is in a tent and the other is in a chair.

Even though the book signing doesn’t happen until Wednesday morning, Liv Miller got there around 5 p.m. Monday to make sure she was first in line.

“My parents are going to come and I’m going to have them bring me blankets and hot chocolate and everything else that I need to stay warm,” said Miller.

Palin will be signing her new book America by Heart on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Full coverage of the Baton Rouge and Little Rock signings here and here. Past signings here.

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