Sarah Palin


Just in time for the holiday season, Sarah Palin is about to launch a counteroffensive against the war on Christmas.

The former governor from Alaska and Fox News commentator announced on her Facebook page that she'll be hitting the road later this month to promote her latest book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas.

Palin's book tour kicks off in, ahem, Bethlehem, Pa. on Nov. 12 and avoids big cities like New York City and Los Angeles in favor of stops in some of red state strongholds such as Columbus, Ohio; Fort Campbell, Ky.; Fort Benning, Ga.; Plano, Texas; and Pensacola Fla. among other conservative towns before wrapping up in Minneapolis, Minn. on Nov. 22.

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The 49-year-old Mama Grizzly's tome follows her previous two bestsellers, Going Rogue and America by Heart. Per a summary on Amazon, Palin talks about how her strong Christian faith has guided her life and family and she laments what she says is the "over-commercialization" and secularization of Christmas.

She also calls for "bringing back the freedom to express the Christian values of the season" and advocates keeping Christ in Christmas via "public displays, school pageants and our expressions to one another" instead of the more non-denominational "Happy holidays."

Of course, the former GOP vice presidential candidate turned reality TV star isn't the first pundit to write about the so-called "War on Christmas." That distinction goes most notably to her fellow Fox News firebrand Bill O'Reilly, who has made the controversy an annual tradition.

But Good Tidings, which hits stores on Nov. 12, undoubtedly serves another purpose—keeping Palin in the public eye in case she decides to run for office again. Already there are reports suggesting she's possibly laying the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run.

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