Grand Rapids welcomes Sarah Palin as she kicks off her book tour
KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM/Detroit Free Press) Large crowds are gathering inside Woodland Mall this afternoon as people wait for a chance to meet Sarah Palin.
Everyone in line inside received wrist bands this morning for the opportunity to meet the former Vice Presidential candidate. Many were out well before dawn. It was 4:55 when the first cheer went up.
"Sarah! Sarah! Sarah"
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 onset of winter.
"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."
Palin was scheduled to begin her "Going Rogue" book tour at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the Woodland Mall in Kentwood.
By 7 a.m., the line had swelled to more than 1,500 people as Barnes & Noble wrapped orange wristbands around Palin fans' wrists.
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