The final stops on former Gov. Sarah Palin's nationwide book tour will be Sunday at Air Force bases in Alaska, at a pair of events that will be closed to the general public. They are Palin's first and only scheduled book signings in her home state.
Palin will sign "Going Rogue" at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage from noon to 3 p.m. at the base exchange. She'll then go to Eielson Air Force Base outside Fairbanks and sign books at the shopping center there from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
"This book tour has been an amazing and inspirational experience for me and my family as we crisscrossed the country and met so many wonderful Americans," Palin wrote on her Facebook page Thursday. "At nearly every stop we met someone with a connection to Alaska -- usually through the military from being stationed at one of Alaska's bases. With that in mind, we've decided to hold the final book signings at Alaska's Elmendorf and Eielson AFBs. Hope to see you there!"
The Alaska events were last-minute additions to Palin's published tour schedule. Asked why no signings open to the general public were scheduled in Alaska, Palin publicist Tina Andreadis of HarperCollins Publishers responded by e-mail that "The Governor is humbled by this opportunity to honor the nation's military stationed in AK, especially during the Holidays."
Anyone with access to Elmendorf or Fort Richardson can attend the Anchorage event. A military ID is needed for the Eielson signing, which will be held at the Army and Air Forces Exchange Service (AAFES) shopping center.
"The tour in no way reflects the Air Force's or AAFES' support commercially or politically for Gov. Palin. The event provides an opportunity for Gov. Palin to connect with fans, military members and their families," Eielson said in materials distributed to the news media.
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