Thursday, November 19, 2009

Palinbots to the Slaughter! 'Survivors' talk about the book signing experience yesterday!

Any doubt as to how truly infatuated, to the point of losing ALL perspective with reality Palinbots are ??? Below is a thread from Sarah's site, (edited only for formatting) between Palinbot Lydia Balorda and a few people who defend Sarah against the 'brutal' experience Lydia and her family went through at Sarah's book signing.

A few comments:
1- She stood in line OUTSIDE with 3 children, for 12.5 HOURS then inside for 1 1/2 hrs and didn't get her book signed.
2- She thinks they were held there so that there would be a big crowd when the bus arrive.
3- Drama queen much, Lydia? The organizers gave them 'false hope' and 'forced' them 'stand outside on the cold, wind and sometimes rain.' Lydia claims they were 'strategically' put in front of the podium!

4- Notice how EVERYONE jumps to the organizers' defense, and places all the blame on Barnes and Noble???? No wonder they love Sarah, they agree that nothing is her fault!

5- If I was a reporter, I would have gone around them to ask them: "Did you get your flu shot and if not, why?" ... I bet you most of them would reply 'Because the lines were too long' ... What do you think?

Lydia Balorda I am sorry to say, but we are greatly disappointed with our experience yesterday in Grand Rapids. We were waiting outside the Mall for 12.5 h. and inside 1.5 h. to be told at the end: "she will not sign your books"... The organizers new all along that that's what's going to happen, but gave us false hope, and forced us... to stand outside on the cold, wind and sometimes rain. (there were pregnant women with us, and parents with small children) They strategically put us in front of the podium where she was going to address (we thought us, but she was addressing the media with the prepared speech). Very disappointing!

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Bill Gibbs Did you complain to Borders--what was their reason---were you part of the 1000??
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Vern Robinson Lydia, I was in line for a total of 11 hours and was fairly close up front to get our books signed. we were about number 200 in line.
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Vern Robinson Lydia, if there was an issue, it was with Barns & Noble, not with Sarah. B& N set it up and organized it.
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Lydia Balorda We didn't camp outside all night long because we have 3 small boys, so we were not among the first 1000 to get the wristbands, but we were there from 7 a.m. (some in our group from 6 am). They told us we do have a chance.. so we waited the whole time... The official reason to be outside in the line was that in the case of fire, mall officials don't want us inside... but in the end we figured out that the reason was to have more people outside when she comes out of the bus. It was so brutal!
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Doris Henderson I am sorry Lydia. I am sure that is Borders fault and not Sarah's. They probably wanted you to hang around and buy something else. Goodness knows, I don't know how she can keep up this pace signing thousands of books anyway. Her hand must be hurting. I know it is disappointing.
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Lydia Balorda Well we couldn't go inside and buy anything, or we would "lose our spot". Of course, they new that it didn't matter, because we didn't have a chance. They didn't show any sign of human kindness and acted like machines. They needed more people outside, who cares at what price!
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Izzy Felix Sorry Lydia that happened. But it was the store mismanagement of the event NOT Sarah. I fill for you. I will be in Fairfax, Va...dec 5. Just to have a glimpse of her. I ordered the autographed copy thru SarahPac. She can only sign around 1000 copies in 3 hrs allocated. I know many people will be disappointed. That is why she having these pep talks outside before she signs the least so many can see her and hear her live.
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Lydia Balorda Thank you for kind words!
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Vern Robinson Lydia, I am so sorry, I did see the people outside, but I only thought they were waiting for Sarah to either come in our come out. Lydia, trust me, Barnes and Noble was in charge of setting things up, it was their people who was in control of the wrist bands and the lines, they knew all along Sarah would only get through about 1,000

I don't know who is in charge of organizing the crowd, but I doubt it was Barnes and Noble that set up a podium for Sarah to speak her 'truth' from ... I am guessing that the people who were there were bussed in and paid to mix in line with Lydia though!

These would be good questions for someone to ask, if anyone goes to a book signing for a look-see! Chat with the people in line, ask where they parked, day off work, ask the 'machines' who they work for etc .... just saying!

UPDATE: Another disenchanted Palinbot reports:

Lu Paletta Part I: No Sarah Palin wristband yesterday. Got a bookplate w/fake signature; was told it was as good as a band. Part of overflows that was next in line; group had real camaraderie in cold/rain for >15 hours. Folks from all over with 1 goal, see someone who speaks for us. The bus arrived, a crowd of 500 outside, 100...0s inside. A roaring welcome, Gov Palin & Trig, a few remarks, few pictures and on to Barnes&Nobles.
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Lu Paletta Part II: 30 mins after being let in, told leave or be escorted out. Showed bookplates; told they had no value. B&N blamed cutoff on Palins who had to go to Ft Wayne. It is 3 hours away, a next day signing; she couldn’t stay for fans who waited in rain/cold all day? B&N ticked me off; returned all books. Governor: You have the people’s ear; you are scaring Washington. But, please acknowledge people that wait for hours to see you. We are reaching out to you and need you to reach back.

...... of course, Palinbot Palin Pal rushes to Sarah's defense!

Palin Pal Awe Lu. Thats terrible. I hope the moderators of this page see your post, so Sarah can fix this. If you want Sarahs book still you can buy it much cheaper at I think with shipping it is like under 10 dollars. Lu, Sarah seems like such a nice person, I dont think it would be her calling the cutoff. Im not buying from B&N either now. Thanks for letting us know.

AND another one:

Julie Beightler Doll Went to the book signing in Noblesville, IN. Waited three hours in the cold to get a wristband to reserve my spot at the book signing tonight. We were told she would sign book for the first 1000 people. Not so. The event ended promptly at 9:00pm, though there were still at least 150 people left. Wasted my day, wasted money on a babysitter, and wasted my money on this book.

Anybody having fun yet?

Then there is poor Jordan ..

Jordan Harris I just spent 9 hours of my day, $40 of my hard earned money on two of your books, and took the whole day off work to watch you jump on a bus and throw a half-heated wave to the crowd you were avoiding.
I have never felt so disrespected. How can you claim that you are different? You aren't. You are just as selfish as ev...eryone else in Washington. It breaks my heart. I thought you might be the answer to the turmoil this country is under but you aren't. You just slapped hundreds of Hoosiers in the face. The hard working type of people that you claim to represent.
You say in your book that you chose to sleep well over eating well. At the end of the day I know that you don't care that you wasted the whole day of some 20 year old college student who lives on their own. I understand that all that matters is that I spent my money on two of your books. I'm sure your eating well. You certainly have no reason to be sleeping well.

-Jordan Harris

You know I am getting the feeling that buying a book is a NEW EXPERIENCE for many of Sarah's fans!

And ........ ANOTHER pissed off Palinbot! Poor, poor Nancy! She is disillusioned! She is hurt and disappointed: she thought you were different than all the rest and that you were genuine !!

Nancy Sharpe-AllenSarah I gave up my whole day to get a book signed and meet you just to get disappointed along with about 300 other people to be turned away . i waited in line for over 4 hours wed morning at Borders in noblesville , it was cold , rainy and i shirked my responsibilities of work, my family, my housework, and many other duties I had that day to meet... I got my wristband which I thought got me in , I bought my books. I was so excited. Then came back that evening for another 4 hours of standing in the cold rain, to get right up to the door next to go in and got handded a sticker and told you were not going to to be signing my book or meet me? Wow and then they told us you were going to come out and maybe shake our hands and get on platform right in front of us and address the crowd but you came out the other side and signed a few books on the other side, that were people further back in the line than me and wisked on the bus . I barely even got a glimpse of you. I just feel like my time or the time of the 300 people left didn't matter to you. You could have stayed another hour, or at least addressed us with an apology. Now today every aspect of my life is behind because I gave up my day yesterday for a chance to meet you, I am achy and sore and now sick from standing out in the cold all day. I am very hurt and disappointed in you I thought you were different than all the rest and that you were genuine. You should make sure that in your future signings they do not hand out more wristbands than you have time to sign and if you hand them out you should stay and sign them. ---

Angry Palinbots shouting QUITTER at Sarah!


  1. crystalwolf aka caligrlNovember 19, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Did you catch the "I fill for you"????
    That's exactly how S'error says feel..."Fill"!

  2. I've been writing about projection here, People who project it all out attract like minded people.

    I like what you're doing. That is a gorgeous photo, but I have to say that it freaked me out. Sad to say as a counselor, I maintain my major height phobia and it is triggered even by photos. If there were no bridge ... :-)

  3. Kyra .. I am looking for something else ... just can't decide what I want there!

    Thanks for coming back and thanks for the comment!

  4. Archivist - Some of them may be feeling just a tad DISILLUSIONED? I love it when you engage in conversation with them - will you be diving into the sea again soon?

  5. ella .. My grandkids are starting to wonder why Grandma's forehead seems to be perpetually bloodied!

    They look around my house and ask 'Where is the brick wall you keep banging your head on, Grandma?"

  6. I don't for a minute think the problems were B&N's fault, yet I do find it perversely funny that they are getting crap from the faithful; feels like payback for lending credibilty to this particular "author".

    Another entity thrown under the bus. Oh Barnes and Noble, you really should have seen it coming....

  7. I can't help but notice that these people buying the book aren't too interested in actually reading the book. Oh well . . .

    And she doesn't want to stick around the middle of Indiana all night chatting up Real Americans? It is interesting to see what it takes for reality to hit these people like a two-by-four :)

  8. Bree .. from some of the comments I read on her site, I get the impression that for many of them this is the FIRST time they've bought a book!

  9. I love these comments...especially Jordan Harris'! This is what it takes for them to finally see "the real Sarah" rather than the mythology that they've fantasized about for over a year now?

    My impression is also that this was the first book they bought or booksigning they've gone to. Its amazing to read that they think they only want to buy the book as a way of meeting Queen Sarah, but when denied that chance, they want to return the book for their money back.

    Geez...I didn't make it to get Bill Clinton to sign a copy of "My Life", but I still bought and read all 1000 pages of his book (and loved it). Oh...and I did get to meet him a few years later.

    I really hope more and more Palinistas will learn the truth about her and become disillusioned. Jordan Harris' comments just puts a huge smile on my face!

  10. Poor, poor Lydia! Another of the idiot masses who finally see that the emperoress has no clothes.

    I especially like that a "real" American like Lydia does not know the difference between "new" and "knew." But, I do realize that education is not one of the "real" Americans' priorities.

  11. "I just spent 9 hours of my day, $40 of my hard earned money on two of your books, and took the whole day off work to watch you jump on a bus and throw a half-heated wave to the crowd you were avoiding.
    I have never felt so disrespected. How can you claim that you are different? You aren't....I thought you might be the answer to the turmoil this country is under but you aren't."

    This post pretty much says it all. News flash, Jordan: Sarah doesn't give a crap about you, about Indiana, or Hoosiers, or this country, or anything (or anyone) unless they can do something for HER. It's All About Her. It always has been. The good news is, you have just figured out what the majority of the American people knew in Fall 2008, so at least you have "pro-GRESSED" yourself!

  12. Gee wilikers, did Palin not follow through on an agreement to sign books for the first 1000? Hmmm.

  13. I actually feel sorry for these people. They must feel like I did when I realized there realy wasn't a Santa Claus.

  14. Rational ConservativeNovember 20, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    The poor sots with armbands should start demanding refunds. Harper Collins should threaten to sue for breach of contract and ask for some of that advance back.

    Sarah would start sticking around then.

    She'll respond if they hit her in the pocketbook.

    (Love your blog)

  15. It's better for the Palinbots to "see the light" at the last minute than to never see the light at all.

    If there are any now-former Palin fans around, I think you're welcome here now!

  16. I really do feel sorry for the people who spent their day waiting in the rain and cold for hours on end only to get shafted by Sarah. A quick apology would have alleviated their frustrations, but they did not even get that.

    While Iam relieved some people saw Sarah for who she is without the mask, there is little comfort knowing there's many more who will defend Sarah no matter what she does.

    When a simple apology would have sufficed, Sarah and her handlers just left without explanation instead. Only gluttons for punishment could willfully accept and/or excuse this type of behaviour.

    Considering this incident happened on day-two of the tour leaves little doubt that something similar in nature will happen again. Even then, rest assured, only a few of Sarah's adoring fans will become disenchanted when it does.

    By the same token her fans might not be so willing to stand in line for hours on end after that. But then again ... I wouldn't bet the farm on it ...

  17. Back in the mid 90's my daughter and I went to a book signing at Borders in Poway, California. The author Dean Koontz. We got there about 5:30 p.m. There was a long line but we were all wrapped around the book stands within the store (all of us sitting on our bottoms waiting for Mr. Koontz to sign our books. Part of his deal was he would sign ANY two books we brought in (not just the one he was promoting). He signed our books at about 9:30 (wrote to my daughter "To Nicole" Woof! signed "Dean Koontz" on our old paper back copy of the book that introduced us to Koontz (title: "Watchers"). Great book with obviously a dog as its hero.

    The next day we were told by other friends that had arrived just before closing that Borders allowed them in and Mr. Koontz stayed until 2:30 in the morning. Everyone that came to have their books signed; were signed.

    He also shook hands and if you wanted a picture (we didn't know about the photos; no camera) with him he was happy to do so.

    There is no excuse for what she did. If the book store closed; she could have taken the time to sit in her BUS and sign the rests of her books...I'm sure she will have another "blame game" statement.

  18. "I can't help but notice that these people buying the book aren't too interested in actually reading the book. Oh well . "

    I can't help but notice that these people are buying the book that Palin herself hasn't even bothered to even read!

    Imagine being her ghostwriter! Seriously, imagine it.