The Our Sarah book tour received complimentary coverage as father and son, Chuck Heath, Sr. and Chuck, Jr., returned to a place where they have deep roots: Idaho.
In an article called “Sold on Sarah,” CDA Press reports on the Heaths’ address to the crowd and comments from those assembled at the Hastings Bookstore in Coeur d’Alene. Here are a few excerpts:
Karen White had one reason for being among the first in line Monday night to listen to Sarah Palin’s father and brother pitch their book, “Our Sarah: Made in Alaska.”
“Because I like Sarah Palin,” the Coeur d’Alene woman said, holding two copies of the $24.99 hardback written by Chuck Heath Sr. and Chuck Heath Jr.
White bought one for herself and one for a friend, and had both autographed by Sarah’s dad and brother.
“They’re down-to-earth people,” she said.
About 50 folks gathered at the Hastings store on Best Avenue to hear from the Heaths during one of their stops on a nationwide book tour.
The Chucks chatted for 45 minutes about faith, politics, the media and Sarah, of course – but not too much – because they’ve got a book to sell and sign that offers “intimate stories from Sarah’s life along with a celebration of growing up in and sharing all that Alaska means to Sarah and her family.”
They laughed often – “Anybody that calls me Mr. Palin, I charge them a dollar. I could be rich on that,” Heath Sr. said, grinning.
But they also often expressed frustration with the media they accused of twisting words and making up stories about Sarah Palin and her family.
“Most of the stuff written about us is totally untrue,” Chuck Jr. said.
“You guys that know her personally, she is as regular as anybody you will ever meet,” he added.
“We look at ourselves as just a common, ordinary family,” said Chuck Heath Sr., who grew up in Hope and graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1956. “We are not political. Where Sarah got this political ambition, we really don’t know.”
He said he also doesn’t know his daughter’s game plan.
“We don’t know what she’s going to do tomorrow. She’s very unpredictable. You’ll be seeing her again, I guarantee that,” he said.
He said Sarah only cares about what’s best for the people.
“She’s still that way. She’s not loyal to one party or another. It’s get a job done and let’s work together, and forget all this nonsense on the side,” he said, then adding, “which is what our country kind of needs right now.”
Shirley Greene drove up from Moscow to meet the Heath men and buy the book because she, too, is a huge Sarah Palin fan. She said Chuck Heath’s mother, Marie, was her teacher in Hope.
Read the full article here.
(h/t Jackie Stamper Siciliano)