Sarah Palin came out swinging with her Going Rogue book tour. Book stores are required to buy 2500 advance copies in order to sponsor a 3 hour advance ticketed signing event. It worked. Most copies are being sold. Yet many people stand outside looking inside without a ticket. At one Noblesville, Indiana store, people stood outside for hours in the rain hopiing for a chance to greet Sarah Palin. And here’s where the rogue etiquette issue begins. Palin strusts right past them without so much as a mere hello. She heads straight for her bus and next book signing event.
I recall being at American University in January, 2008 with Senator Ted Kennedy and then Senator Barack Obama. Unfortunately I was one of those on the outside looking in to get a glimpse. Unlike the Palin onlookers, I got so much more than a mere glimpse. Barack Obama decided to come outside and address the outside crowd after speaking to the packed full house inside.
It was one of those memorable unforgetable moments for me. Those people waiting outside in the rain for hours to hear Sarah Palin were disappoiinted. She lost an opportunity to be forever etched in their memory banks. In etiquette, Palin’s no Barack Obama.