Saturday, November 21, 2009
Sarah Palin’s future literary presidential career hit a major road bump yesterday in Noblesville, Indiana when the local Borders Books handed out 1,000 wristbands to fans of the former Alaska governor for a spot online to buy a copy of “Going Rogue” and a treasured autograph from Palin. But dozens of people were summarily turned away as Palin was whisked out of the store and onto her rented “Going Rogue” bus without obtaining the coveted autograph.
Not everyone who braved the cold rain for as long as 24 hours were happy.
“I’m very disappointed. I think it was very rude. She could have at least apologized, and she didn’t even do that,” said Teresa Hedrick.
“We bought two books from Borders to have our receipt and our wristband to get it signed tonight,” said one woman. “My books are going back to Borders tomorrow.”
“We gave up our entire workday, stayed in the cold. My kids were crying,” said one man. “They went home with my wife. She was out here in the freezing cold all day. I feel like I don’t want to support Sarah.”
The angry mob turned on Palin as she climbed aboard her ride. The video shows people booing and shouting “Sign our books Sarah!” as the engine revved up and Palin vanished into the night.