Wonder what you would find if you frisked the line outside of the first stop on Sarah Palin’s book tour in Grand Rapids, MI?
Answer: At 7 am, there were 1,500 and growing!
Remember: The book signing doesn’t even begin until 6pm!
Detroit Free Press reports:
And that’s 4:55 this morning when the thermometer had dipped into the 30s. But the 500 or so people in line didn’t mind the sleepless night or the cold.
“What she represents is what we’re standing in line for,” said Robin Case, 44, of Traverse City, who set up a chair and sleeping bag at 9 p.m. Tuesday to make sure she got the chance to meet Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate. “She’s real and she’s standing up for what we believe in.”
By 7 a.m., the line had swelled to more than 1,500 people as Barnes & Noble employees wrapped orange wristbands around Palin fans’ wrists.
Pamela Lincoln, 50, of Canton borrowed her father’s snowmobile pants and boots, set up a chair at midnight and figured she was the warmest person in line. It’s been a year of firsts for Lincoln. She attended her first tea party in Plymouth this summer and today was her first overnight foray for a signature.
“This is someone who is going to be iconic in the history of the United States. How could I not come?” she said. “We have to get politically active and take the country back.”
I really underestimated the popularity of Sarah Palin in Michigan I guess, haha. I was planning to leave East Lansing and head out to Grand Rapids around 3:30 pm. Yeah… Wish me luck, because the line will probably be around 3,000+ people.
Side-Note: Sarah Palin proves, once again, she’s a force to be reckoned with!