The first diehard Sarah Palin fans began lining up at Borders early Tuesday afternoon, bundled up to beat back a December chill yet hunkered down, to be among the first to see the former Alaska Governor when she makes it to Springfield Wednesday morning.
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Borders store manager expects thousands to line-up for Palin's 10 a.m. stop but estimates only about 500 will get books signed. "You snooze, you lose," says Gary Selby, the Borders manager.
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Bob Runtz came all the way from Huntsville, Arkansas and landed the number one spot in line at around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
"I thought I'd be number 200," said Runtz.
"Her bus will come to the front, park in front. Hopefully, she'll say a few things and then maybe shake a few hands as she comes in the store. And she'll get right to the signing table," said Borders manager Gary Selby.
Thousands are expected, but it's estimated that just 400 to 500 people will make it through the winding line. "Once we get to about 500 people, we'll cut it off," said Selby.