Palin Fans Brave Montana Cold to Get Books Signed

By Beacon Staff

BILLINGS – Hundreds of people lined up outdoors in Montana’s bitter cold — some of them overnight — for the chance to meet Sarah Palin on Tuesday and get a signed copy of her new book.

Palin stopped for just a few hours in Billings before heading to Colorado Springs, Colo. for the next stop in her nationwide “Going Rogue” tour, which is hitting some of the major political battleground states from the 2008 election.

Kim Royce of Billings spent more than 15 hours near the front of the line, braving wind chills that hit 24-degrees below zero, to earn a few moments with the former running mate of presidential candidate Sen. John McCain.

The 41-year-old nurse from Billings said afterward it was worth the frigid wait to meet a political figure who has excited many Republicans and drawn sharp criticism from her opponents.

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