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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Picture of the Day

The line for Sarah Palin's book signing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Word is, people were lined up outside at 5 AM for a midday appearance.


  • With no intended humor... Are these the same folks who would line up for the "Rapture" if Palin said God told here it would be today at 5:00?

    By Blogger -epm, at 7:09 PM  

  • Grand Rapids is one of the hardest core Republican areas in the state. Still, more people turned up in the summer of '08 to see candidate Barack Obama give a speech.

    By Blogger Lew Scannon, at 8:10 PM  

  • Also I think a lot of these people feel that they are on a religious mission as well as political mission.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:00 PM  

  • EPM, Yes. But these are the slower ones that actually want to read her book.


    Lew, She's only "touring" hard core Republican places, but yeah. I get your point.

    (And I don't know the population of the area, but 1500 or whatever seems like a pretty small percentage.)


    Anon, I think they're conflated.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:19 PM  

  • How shitty can your life be if the most important thing going for you is that you'll be taken to heaven and everyone else will suffer?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:27 PM  

  • I'm hearing right-wing radio pooh-poohing the AP's fact-correcting of Palin's book.
    They're even ignoring the fact-correcting being done by members of the McCain campaign.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:07 AM  

  • Anon, Of course they are. It's truly a reinforcing alternate universe of people who want to "believe" the same way. Facts be damned.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 9:49 AM  

  • Mike,
    the Metropolitan Grand Rapids area is on track to surpass Detroit as the most populous area in the state. Which doesn't mean much, since Detroit is on the fast track to becoming a ghost town...
    1500 isn't even one percent.

    By Blogger Lew Scannon, at 3:52 PM  

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