November 30, 2009- Pasco, Washington
Several thousand people lined up in the cold on Sunday to get Sarah Palin's signature on their copy of her book "Going Rogue". The frenzy of fans from all over the northwest waited for hours. An extra hour even, when Palin decided to extend her stay, but even then she could not get to everyone who wanted to meet her. (SOURCE KEPR CBS 19, NEWS WASHINGTON)
Moments after meeting her hero Sunday afternoon, Brigita Lunden had an important call to make."I just touched Sarah Palin," Lunden gushed on the phone as she walked through the Hastings bookstore.
The Kennewick woman, who had to leave a message for her parents, said, "They'd be very proud right now."
Lunden was among thousands of people who lined the streets of Richland and braved cold temperatures for a chance at seeing the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate.
Some didn't have to wait to get in the bookstore, where Palin spent more than three hours signing copies of her best-seller, Going Rogue: An American Life.
On the drive to the store, Palin made an impromptu stop along Jadwin Avenue and Torbett Street to thank her fans. She walked along the street for at least 20 minutes shaking hands and posing for pictures, while carrying her young son Trig.
"We were stoked. It was worth the drive," said Katie McGuire-Forbes.
She and daughter Raechel McGuire left Troy, Idaho, at 5:45 a.m. Sunday in the hopes of getting Palin's autograph.
They never expected to have a brief exchange with the former Alaska governor. Palin, a 1987 graduate of the University of Idaho, gave her approval to McGuire's Vandals sweatshirt. (CONTINUES HERE)
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