Palin Draws Thousands to Book Signing at Fort Bragg

More than 4,000 people show up to meet former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at her book signing event at Fort Bragg.

November 23, 2009

Sarah Palin drew a crowd of over 4,000 on Monday to her book signing at Fort Bragg, though the former Alaska governor kept her appearance from turning into the kind of “political platform” that some military officials were concerned about.

Palin did not give a speech during her three-hour stop at the North Carolina Army base, apparently living up to her pledge to tone down the event after Fort Bragg officials expressed concern that the visit could prompt grandstanding against the Obama administration.

“It was just a peaceful crowd — orderly, no one making any strange comments that I know of,” a Fort Bragg official told The official said close to 4,500 people showed up, many braving the cold and rain as they waited for hours to meet the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. The official said about 500 people had to be turned away when Palin had to leave.

“It was a very excited crowd,” the official said.

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