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 book...at 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 Walmart.com 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.
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!