Former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has scrapped her plans to appear in Naperville next week.
Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, which would have been the official bookseller for the event at the Chicago Marriott Naperville Hotel, announced early Wednesday afternoon that Palin, formerly governor of Alaska, called off her Dec. 1 engagement.
The appearance was to have been in support of Palin's most recently released book, "Sweet Freedom: A Devotional."
The announcement said the event was called off "due to circumstances out of the control of Anderson's Bookshops," but provided no additional details.
Oh I think we all know the "additional details."
The details are that the crowds are so small they could all arrive on the same city bus, and that the book is falling so hard it threatens to break the sound barrier.
After all nothing screams "failure" like a book signing with nobody there to get a book signed.
I imagine that this will not be the last cancellation, and would not be surprised if she quit the book tour altogether.
By the way here is the top review for her book over at Amazon:
So the other day I was going to bail my oldest son, Trek, out of the county lockup (Vandalism. Kids, right?). I had my eldest daughter in the car with me and she looks over and yells, "Mama, my water broke!" I started to yell back that I wouldn't have to haul her to the hospital if she'd roped that guy into marrying her before he found out the kid wasn't his like I told her to. But then I took a deep breath and remembered what I'd read in Sarah Palin's book "Sweet Freedom" about being patient on those days when your facade as a Christian family just goes right down the crapper.
Sometimes it can be hard to live vibrantly.
So instead of cussing out my daughter, I drove her to the hospital. There, as I waited for the birth of my second - or is it my third? - illegitimate grandchild, I went on Facebook and shared a few anti-Obama memes before flipping over to Sarah Palin's page to thank her for this book, and for being somebody I could relate to. I even dipped into my Marlboro money to send her a few bucks since I got three emails from her this week begging me to donate so she can save America.
I hope she continues to write books. They are perfect. Maybe it's because I never got past the seventh grade and read slow. Or maybe it's because she makes me proud to be a bigot. Either way, when I'm reading her books it feels like she understands, and I think it's because she's just like me. Sarah knows thinking is hard, and her books requires no thinking at all. For a conservative reader, that's Sweet Freedom.
And the review has a five star rating too!
Gotta love it.
Update: Well there goes another one.
Anybody want to take bets on how long that will last?