Going Rogue: Palin's world domination book tour starts Monday

The Sarah Palin "Going Rogue" book tour begins next week.

Sarah Palin (not pictured) embarks on her "Going Rogue" book tour next week.

The Sarah Palin "Going Rogue" book tour is a big honking deal.

For fans of Palin, seeing the GOP superstar is like Wayne and Garth meeting Alice Cooper backstage.

It's unknown if any of her supporters will bow down blurting "we're not worthy" like the mulleted public-access hosts in the movie "Wayne's World," but they'll have their chance next week as she begins her much-anticipated book tour.

Going Rogue book tour begins

The circus begins on Monday with her first appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show, the day before her book will be released.

Then on Wednesday she starts touring the country like a rock star – but probably minus the guillotine that travels with Mr. Cooper during his shows.

At least during the opening leg of her seven-day, 13-city tour, she's playing it safe – staying away from big cities and hanging out in mostly red country. Think conservative districts in Indiana, Florida, North Carolina, and a few other more right-leaning locations.

This is part of the plan, Palin explains on her Facebook page. "I’ve decided to stop in cities that are not usually included in a typical book tour," she writes. "For instance, I’m looking forward to meeting our honorable men and women in uniform and their families at a Fort Bragg book signing, and to reconnecting with friends my family made last year on the campaign trail in different book signing venues."

Hello Michigan

You remember last year when she clashed with the McCain campaign on whether to give up on Michigan or not? The campaign decided it was a lost cause. Palin, on the other hand, thought it was still winnable and offered to send her husband Todd there to secure it for the Republican ticket.

Although Todd is an unquestionable force in the snowmobile snowmachine world, his presidential campaign-saving powers were unproven. And the campaign balked at Palin's proposal. No matter though, because Palin's coming back.

"Last year, I made a promise to the good people of Michigan that I would be back, and now I’m keeping that promise," she writes. "Michigan is near and dear to my family’s heart! Our eldest son, Track, lived with a great host family there during his hockey days."

But what about Todd? Will he join Palin in Michigan? Likely. The Palins are traveling around like the Partridge Family – in a bus.

FOX News extravaganza

If you're unable to see the former governor in person (see dates and locations below), she'll be all over TV on Anita Dunn's least-favorite channel.

She's already booked appearances on FOX News with Bill O'Reilly, Greta Van Susteren, and Sean Hannity. But she also gives Barbara Walters some time as well – not appearing on The View but a on special five-part series airing on different ABC programs like Good Morning America and Nightline.

We're unaware of any scheduled appearances on MSNBC. That's where many of her harshest critics work. You remember earlier this year when Hardball host Chris Matthews wondered if Sarah Palin could even read.

“If she can read, if she can write, she’ll make some money,” he said.

Well, it's already the number-two bestseller on Amazon.com (after Stephen King's latest novel). The publisher, HarperCollins, has ordered up an initial printing of 1.5 million copies.

What's in it?

As for the contents of the book, there's not much out there yet. Some people who have allegedly seen the book report that it's only five chapters long (but they're very long chapters), and contain swipes at both McCain staffers and the national media.

TIME's Mark Halperin reports that the book doesn't contain an index. A purposeful omission, he says.

"That would give Palin a subtle revenge on the party's Washington establishment, whose members tend to flip to the back pages and scan for their own names. If they want to know what Sarah Palin has to say about them, they will have to buy the book – and read the whole thing."

Dates and locations

November 18th

Barnes & Noble
3195 28th Street SE
Space B116
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
6:00 – 9:00 PM

November 19th

10301 Maysville Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
12:00 – 3:00 PM

Borders Books and Music
13145 Levinson Lane
Noblesville, IN 46060
6:00 – 9:00 PM

November 20th

Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati OH 45208
12:00 – 3:00 PM

Borders Books and Music
6670 Sawmill Road
Columbus, OH 43235
6:00 – 9:00 PM

November 21st

Sam’s Club
80 Trinity Point Drive
Washington, PA 15301
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Borders Books and Music
1000 Hylan Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
6:00 – 9:00 PM

November 22nd

Barnes & Noble
4802 Valley View Boulevard NW
Roanoke, VA 24012
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

November 23rd

AAFES Bragg N Main Shop
Bldg 8-5050, 2nd & Butner Road
Ft. Bragg, NC 28307
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

757 Brookwood Village
Birmingham, AL 32509
4:30 – 7:30 PM

November 24th

Orange Park Mall
1910 Wells Road
Orange Park, FL 32073
9:00 – 11:00 AM

Barnes & Noble
1055 Old Camp Road
The Villages, FL 32162
2:30 – 5:00 PM

Barnes & Noble
Colonial Plaza Market Center
2418 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
7:30 – 10:00 PM

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