The Arizona Republic reports on Gov. Palin's appearance in Phoenix Tuesday to launch the signing tour for her second book:
A constant stream of men, women and children flowed through the Desert Ridge Barnes & Noble for Palin to sign their copies of "America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag."- JP
In her signature puffed-up hair and sporty jacket, Palin shook hands and interacted with each fan, asking their names and showing a photo cellphone message of her daughter, Bristol, competing on the television show "Dancing With the Stars."
Anxious fans had waited in line since about 5 a.m. that morning, including one person who arrived at the bookstore at 1 a.m. Barnes & Noble staff gave them wristbands to secure their place in the book-signing line later in the evening.
Toy Van Damme, 60, of Prescott, bought two copies of the book to give to her mother and daughter-in-law for Christmas. She described Palin as "an enthusiastic injection for the country" who is uniting Americans through the tea party, and she referred to Palin as "the next president of the United States."
Others shared Van Damme's sentiments, donning T-shirts rooting for Palin to run for president in 2012.