Sarah Palin Book Tour in Pensacola, Florida

19 Nov


Guess who has two thumbs and got Sarah Palin’s autograph… IN PERSON?!?! Yeeeeah, that’s right. THIS GIRL!

The gorgeous Governor of Alaska was in Pensacola, Florida yesterday on her book tour for her newest work, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas”. I finished reading it just in time for the autograph signing event. I don’t think you guys understand the importance of that. One of my biggest, biggest and I mean BIGGEST pet peeves is getting into the Christmas spirit before Thanksgiving. DON’T YOU ENCROACH ON MY FALL TIME SANTA.

So reading a book that is just chock full of warm and fuzzies for the holidays shows just how much I adore Sarah Palin.


My husband had duty on the base and it looked like he wasn’t going to be able to make it.. buuuut! He asked for permission to ditch out long enough to get the book signed, and against all odds the big wigs on the base said okay! So I picked him up from work at the very last minute, we ran to Books a Million, and we joined the 1000+ people crowding the building to meet the lovely lady herself (along with her family – Todd, Piper and Bristol).

I’m told she signed 894 books last night! And we’re but one itty bitty stop on her massive tour. Poor lady better have a hot bath and a masseuse on hand, amiright?!

So. There we were, a young mother, a young man in military uniform and a tiny newborn baby in a tiny little sailor suit, mingling among a crowd of what I’m willing to bet were 99.9% Christian conservatives. Jonathan was stopped and thanked for his service countless times. And the reaction to a Navy man with a tiny baby in his arms? PRICELESS. It was like a constant surround sound track of oooohhhs and ahhhhhs and “how old?” and “whats her name?” and “she’s so precious!”


They made us leave our phones and cameras outside of the autograph area, but Palin had her own photography crew there taking pictures. When Jonathan approached the table with tiny Tessa in tow, we just KNEW we’d be seeing that image again soon. And lo and behold, the very next morning, what do we find on Sarah Palin’s personal Facebook page:


Awwww yeah. That’s my sexy family. I am such a proud mommy and wife. I wasn’t in the picture because they were pushing us along single file and after my book was signed, they ushered me away. I turned around to see Jonathan chatting it up with Palin. I tried to walk back to the table but the Books a Million gal stopped me like I was some crazed wacko trying to go back to lick the pretty lady. (In her defense, the thought had crossed my mind. I’VE GOT SUCH A CRUSH ON HER!)

Anyhoo, I’ll follow up with a book review soon enough. MERRY CHRISTMAS YA’LL!!


7 Responses to “Sarah Palin Book Tour in Pensacola, Florida”

  1. Me November 20, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    That is awesome! I swear I am surrounded by Christmas fanatics out here! I refuse to decorate until Advent! Friends of mine have been blasting carols since August!!!

    • gynjii November 20, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

      Well thankfully (??) Pensacola seems to be markedly bereft of Christmas cheer so far. Which is awesome for now, but could approach epically sucky if it stays that way well into December. I haven’t heard any Christmas carols or seen any Christmas decorations yet. Like, even in the stores. It’s odd. Even the chains like Walmart are behaving themselves so far….

      • Me November 20, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

        Hobby Lobby had stuff out at the start of August! I was stunned.

  2. Granola November 20, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    Adorable! I’m avoid the Christmas music here. I want my Thanksgiving! 😉

    • gynjii November 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

      Yeah, it seems like poor Thanksgiving is pretty much being EATEN by being sandwiched in between Halloween and Christmas, haha

  3. Regular Right Guy November 20, 2013 at 7:55 pm #


    • gynjii November 21, 2013 at 5:49 am #

      That’s what I was saying!!! hehehe

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