Sarah Palin signing draws crowds at Tempe Costco

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TEMPE -- Hundreds of Sarah Palin supporters flocked to a Costco in Tempe, Ariz. on Tuesday to meet the former Alaska governor and get her to autograph their copies of "Going Rogue."

The first people in line began waiting at about 8 a.m. Monday, and slept outside the megastore covered in blankets and sitting in chairs.

Palin arrived away from the hordes but greeted a few supporters outside who yelled, "We love you, Sarah!"

She shook several of their hands as she held her youngest child, Trig, on her hip.

Once inside, Palin was met by a 23-year-old Palm Springs, Calif., man who had driven more than four hours and then waited for more than 24 hours to be the first to have his book signed.

Drew Sweatte says his brief exchange with Palin was everything he had hoped it would be and more.

Palin kicked off her book tour Nov. 19 in Michigan. Palin is scheduled for 15 more signings across the country in the next 10 days.

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