WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Hundreds turned out for a Sarah Palin book signing in Iowa, an event the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate insisted was not for political purposes.
Palin's stop Saturday at the Borders in West Des Moines brought her back to Iowa, which hosts the caucuses that kick off the presidential nominating season.
The "American by Heart" author has hinted that she's considering a 2012 presidential run, but says the visit was to promote her new book and that's all.
Security was tight, and Palin did no media interviews.
People who bought her book were shuffled to the signing table in small groups. But few complained, and most couldn't contain their excitement.
Palin is scheduled to return to Iowa on Thursday for an event in Spirit Lake.