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Sarah Palin to Visit Fort Hood

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Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will visit Fort Hood Army post next month as a part of her book tour, her publisher told the Wall Street Journal.

Palin is going on the road to promote her memoir "Going Rogue," which goes on sale next week. She had reportedly been planning to visit Fort Hood on her tour before the shootings at the military outpost, which left 13 dead.

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According to the Journal, an official at Fort Hood contacted Palin's publisher at some point after the attack to indicate that she should go ahead with the planned appearance, scheduled for December 4th.

Palin's book tour begins November 18th. She is largely avoiding liberal-leaning cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Instead, she is stopping in Sioux City, Iowa; Noblesville, Indiana; Washington, Pennsylvania; and Rochester, New York.

The Fort Hood visit, the Journal reports, coincides with a stop in Dallas. Palin is also planning to stop at the military base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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