Skip to comments.Your Thoughts on "Going Rogue" (vanity)
Posted on 11/22/2009 6:18:52 AM PST by frankenMonkey
Finished 'Going Rogue' last night - and had a few observations. Be interested in reading other FReepers thoughts as well.
1. Loved the book; the story of the Heath family packing up and heading to Alaska mirrors what my father did, and what I did also.
2. I think she was correct in getting her side of the story on her campaign experiences - get it in print unfiltered to the public.
3. No way she endorses Simcox over McCain in Arizona, her admiration and loyalty for McCain goes to the bone.
4. She is definitely running for President.
I do know why I feel such a connection to her. So many of our life experiences parallel each other.
I think a lot of people relate to her in a similar way.
But here is why arch-liberal Maureen Dowd at the NYT thinks people relate to her:
Shes alive inside, and that radiates energy, and people who are not psychologically alive inside are fascinated by that.
Pretty disgusting, huh?
I think her loyalty will trump all else. Which should probably be admired, I suppose.
Another great read that dovetails nicely with Going Rogue, is “The Persecution of Sarah Palin” (How the elite media tried to bring down a rising star) by Matthew Continetti.
Get it, it’s really a very good read!!
What I'm becoming amazed at as I read it is the parallels between what was happening in Alaska when she started out and what is going on now. She ran as a Republican, but ran against Republicans. She went after corruption with a vengeance ... and there is plenty of that around today! She basically ran a "change" campaign (as she said, before it was in vogue). She went to the kitchen tables and grass roots ... and if you look carefully, she's doing the same thing right now ... same (successful) strategy and tactics. With the Tea Party Movement out there, she's in a "perfect storm" if it all holds together. I'm still thinking Landslide in 2010 and Palin in 2012. She's obviously a RED-BLODDED American, not a BLUE BLOOD like we've had to vote for in the past.
I "feel" better after a session with the book ... that "says it all" for me. Can't tell you "why" ... just a "good feeling" and there's been a shortage of that lately.
Yes, but that matters little to the poor patient who is misdiagnosed or given the wrong treatment. There is a huge difference among doctors.
I think that “Perfect Storm” may indeed be coming together.
The decline of the MSM.
Popular revulsion of the intrusiveness of government.
The election of Zero exposing the extent of the cockroach infestation in American society.
RINOs and milquetoast Republican candidates.
The list is extensive...
Palins’s appeal is that the people feel that she is a “people” like they are. She has my love, admiration, and vote.
Sarah took the High Road on this matter, and she does not intend to change course.
That is how I interpret it, it is standards she has set for herself, and nothing touchy-feely feelings at all, about it.
But I don't the woman.
Sarah’s been through the wringer already. All of the (supposed) skeletons have been discovered.
She’s seen how a presidential campaign is run from the inside.
And as one commenter has said, “She doesn’t make the same mistake twice.”
I took that differently at first....I thought Dowd was talking about why liberals (like Dowd) are fascinated by her. But of course that would amount to a confession instead of a put down of Sarah's admirers.
on page 307.....getting more POed at Schmidt every page.
I understand why whe went “off script”.
You should email Dowd and let her know how you interpreted that quote.
Miz Dowd and her fellow travelers are fascinated alright. They want to kill it.
Those who support Sarah Palin relate strongly to, and connect with what she has to say, what she has done in office, and how she has lived her life. She's one of us, writ large.
The Reagan comparison is being ridiculed; of course it is, and how could it be otherwise; but he rose similarly. Humble origins, small college, and had to work his way to what he had and what he achieved. He never lost his sparkle and his wry outlook on life, though.
And, she's like that. We like it, even love it. The left recoils in horror. She's a Rorschach Test for sure, even within the Republican Party. Thats another reason to love her. She outs the pretenders in our midst without even trying, just by being herself.
I don't know what the future holds for Sarah Palin. She's got a tough road ahead, with the entire left, the media and what seems like half the Republican Party aligned against her. But, she has my support, whatever direction fate, God really, takes her in this. If the Presidency is her destiny, I'll be proud to call her Madame President. There are very few women in political life today, about whom I would be willing to say this, and she's one of those very few.
I've just received my copy in the mail yesterday; I'm looking forward to reading it. Will report to this thread when completed.
I finished it yesterday. I wholeheartedly agree: “she’s doing the same thing right now”.
You get the gist of her political thinking and the way she looks at issues. I don’t get where people that want her to go into every detail on policy now are coming from. Her story needed to be told first. If she chooses to run she can go into more detail with a policy book. This is a powerful book that tells her side of things and the media and Demonrat party lose credibility.
I found all of it fantastic and like your final point, YES she is running!!! But I think that the part that really hit home was the final two chapters. If you read nothing else read those two. I was the most incouraged reading that then anything I have seen or heard in the past year. It reminds us that there IS and can be so much hope for the future.
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