AP file photo of Sarah Palin
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Even if she is out of politics, Sarah Palin still commands an audience wherever she goes.
The 2008 republican vice presidential candidate was in West Michigan Wednesday evening to promote her hew book, 'Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas.'
A large crowd formed at Woodland Mall for a chance to meet the former Alaska governor. The book signing event began at 6 p.m. at Barnes and Noble.
"We heard that she was coming and it was the perfect opportunity to meet her finally and see her," said fan K.C. Borman.
The line tom meet Palin was long, fostering a sense of togetherness for republicans, some of whom feel their party is fractured. "You don't have a whole lot of that one-team kind of thing. There are different perspectives and this does give us the feeling of teaming," said Don Piskulovich.
Palin's new book 'Good Tidings Great Joy, Protecting the Heart of Christmas' talks about putting Christ back into Christmas saying Christmas has been robbed of its true Christian tradition because of political correctness.