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  • President Obama’s Executive Power Grab - could forever change the way Washington works

    10/22/2012 12:36:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 22, 2012 | Andrew Romano and Daniel Klaidman
    Back in the spring of 2011, House Republicans had refused to raise the nation’s debt ceiling unless the president first conceded to massive spending cuts—a gratuitous game of chicken that put the global economy at risk and defied decades of bipartisan Washington tradition. At the time, many Democrats, including Bill Clinton, were urging Obama to go it alone. I’d raise the debt ceiling on my own, “without hesitation,” Clinton told a reporter. “[I’d] force the courts to stop me.” But the White House insisted that unilateral action was “not an option.” Instead, Obama spent 44 days trying to forge a...
  • Palin is not running for the republican nomination. She's going rogue!

    06/19/2011 7:01:27 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 173 replies · 1+ views
    Here is the why Romney will be the republican nominee and why Perry or Cain or Bachmann will not save the republicans. Romney is moving left on global warming and staying the course on Romneycare and you will see him take his natural left positions on other issues as the campaign gets underway. His goal is to attract as many democrat voters into the republican open primaries as possible to vote for him. Meanwhile , Bachmann has been brought into the race by the establishment as well as Cain who has no idea. Perry is coming in too. This is...
  • Sarah Palin's bus tour leaves GOP cold

    06/03/2011 5:25:06 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 06/03/2011 | ALEXANDER BURNS & DAN HIRSCHHORN
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - As it played out on TV this week, Sarah Palin’s “One Nation” road trip of U.S. historical sites was a masterpiece of political mischief-making – a wild dash up the East Coast that delighted her fans and cornered the market on 2012 coverage for days on end. That’s not how the bus tour looked to Republicans on the ground, many of whom are more convinced than ever that the former Alaska governor is simply not serious about running for president. While Palin has reveled in giving an extended one-fingered salute to the national press, refusing to give...
  • Sarah Palin pulling out the stops (GOP miffed on Mitt’s big day)

    06/02/2011 2:47:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 148 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 2, 1011 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP megastar Sarah Palin’s bus tour rumbled toward the Hub last night, driving into a Republican Party furor as her headline-grabbing East Coast trip threatened to overshadow today’s presidential announcement by party front-runner Mitt Romney. “She will certainly be in New Hampshire to rain on Mitt’s parade,” wrote Massachusetts GOP spokesman Tim Buckley in an e-mail obtained by the Herald. Bay State GOP officials confirmed yesterday that Buckley wrote the e-mail, but said it was a private exchange and not an official communication. “I guess she blew in with the storm,” sniffed state House minority leader Bradley H. Jones (R-North...
  • Sarah Palin attacks Mitt Romney on health care [Tea Party will be a “big challenge” for Romney.]

    06/02/2011 11:23:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 110 replies · 1+ views
    WP ^ | Rachel Weiner
    <p>Twisting the political knife in a bit further Palin said that appealing to the tea party will be a “big challenge” for Romney.</p> <p>Romney’s campaign did not respond to an email seeking a response to Palin’s comments.</p> <p>Palin’s jab is a clear sign that even if she chooses not to run for president, she will almost certainly be a major factor in the race. That’s not great news for the frontrunners since Palin delights in being a thorn in the side of the establishment.</p>
  • Chris Matthews: Not Since Abraham Lincoln Has Someone 'Caused' Strife Like Sarah Palin

    06/02/2011 5:13:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | June 2, 2011 | Scott Whitlock
    According to Chris Matthews, Sarah Palin is the most divisive figure since Abraham Lincoln "caused" the Civil War. In an odd historical analogy, the Hardball host marveled at Palin's bus tour: "Leading off tonight, civil war on the right. Not since the election of Abraham Lincoln has a Republican caused such a war." The anchor frothed, "Sarah Palin went right to New Hampshire, serving as a human grenade, blowing up his announcement by saying Romney's health care is a total violation of Tea Party beliefs."
  • Romney vs. Palin: Mitt couldn't have picked a worse day to announce (tied at 16-16)

    06/02/2011 4:11:41 PM PDT · by techno · 21 replies
    June 2, 2011 | techno
    Comparison of results of a national PPP poll of GOP presidential contenders released on May 10 when Huckabee, Trump and Daniels were still in the race vs. today's poll post-Huckabee, post-Trump and post-Daniels showing the net difference for each candidate. Brackets May 10. (Herman Cain and Jon Huntsman were not polled on May 10) OVERALL MODER SOMEWH CONS VERY CONS ROMNEY 16 (18) 26(23) 19 (20) 11 (15) PALIN 16 (12) 8 (13) 15 (9) 20 (13) PAWLENTY 13 (5) 15 (4) 15 (6) 12 (6) BACHMANN 9 (7) 5 (0) 6 (5) 13 (12) GINGRICH 9 (13) 7 (7)...
  • NBC's Chuck Todd: Palin Stop in New Hampshire 'A Slap in Mitt Romney's Face'

    06/02/2011 3:54:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/2/11 | Kyle Drennen
    Trying to play up the idea of chaos in the Republican 2012 field, on Thursday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd argued Sarah Palin's bus tour making a stop in New Hampshire on Thursday was "a little bit of a slap in Mitt Romney's face" on the day he was planning to announce his candidacy. Co-host Meredith Vieira had asked Todd about Romney's upcoming announcement and claimed the former Massachusetts governor would have to "steal back the spotlight" from Palin. Todd declared that Palin was "not even giving him [Romney] one news cycle to make his case."
  • Sarah Palin rolling over Mitt Romney

    06/01/2011 10:28:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | June 2, 2011 | Joe Battenfeld
    Her strategy of not revealing the stops on her “one nation” tour? Crazy brilliant. Who needs a campaign kickoff when you can get a week’s worth of attention hiding on a bus. Romney, meanwhile, will be lucky to get a few hours of the spotlight with the more traditional “I’m running for president” speech today. The former Massachusetts governor has been running for years, anyway, so it’s barely even news. The only news will be how much Palin disrupts Romney’s event by coming to New Hampshire at the same time. Palin seems to understand what other candidates don’t right now....
  • Going Rogue on Ailes Could Leave Palin on Thin Ice

    03/13/2011 7:47:55 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 76 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | March 13, 2011 | Gabriel Sherman
    <p>Before Sarah Palin posted her infamous “Blood Libel” video on Facebook on January 12, she placed a call to Fox News chairman Roger Ailes. In the wake of the Tucson massacre, Palin was fuming that the media was blaming her heated rhetoric for the actions of a madman that left six people dead and thirteen others injured, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.</p>
  • Palin to Krauthammer: I’m sorry I’m not hoity toity enough for ya!

    12/16/2010 7:17:51 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 358 replies · 2+ views
    therightscoop ^ | Thursday December 15, 2010
    Sarah Palin never apologizes for what some attribute to her as weaknesses. Krauthammer recently criticized her as not looking very presidential because of her shows and books. But she makes it clear that she brings a different game than what some are accustomed to, and win or lose that’s what she’s going to stick with. She’s going rogue! It’s a great interview all the way through. Enjoy! Link
  • Going (More Than) Rogue: Sarah Palin and the Pink Elephant in the Room

    09/26/2010 9:58:07 AM PDT · by onyx · 33 replies · 1+ views
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | September 26, 2010 | Ja Whitt
    "How's that hopey-changey stuff workin' out for ya?"  Sarah Palin's parody of Barack Obama's presidential campaign slogan elicited enthusiastic applause and a roar of laughter during a February 2010 Opryland Hotel engagement (Klein 21), and the trademark question has delighted her supporters many times since. Certainly, the size and exuberance of Palin's fan base help to explain the popularity of her memoir Going Rogue: An American Life (2009), which, according to HarperCollins, sold 700,000 copies during the first week (Barbour n.p.). Writing her memoir was such a priority for Palin that she cites it as one of the reasons...
  • Palin Takes on Two Old Foes in Alaska Primary

    08/23/2010 7:26:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 23, 2010 | Scott Conroy
    In Going Rogue, Sarah Palin unleashed some of her most descriptive personal jabs against her former close aide turned bitter enemy John Bitney, whom she described as "a Blackberry games addict who couldn't seem to keep his lunch off his tie." Palin blamed Bitney for inspiring a still infamous comment that she made about state legislators during her early days in office and added, "the fact that his shirt was buttoned one button off and his shirt tail was poking through his open fly didn't exactly inspire confidence." Bitney, now the campaign manager for Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a fellow...
  • Going Rogue: A year in review

    07/06/2010 8:33:12 PM PDT · by ak267 · 31 replies
    A lot has happened in the last twelve months, and I'm not known for leaving much out, so hold onto your hat. The Year of the Rogue: On July 3rd, 2009, Sarah Palin stood in her yard in Wasilla, Alaska and announced that she would be leaving the Governorship to Sean Parnell in three weeks’ time.
  • The View from the Top [Going Rogue: 2,674,684 sold in 2009]

    03/22/2010 10:37:07 AM PDT · by Al B. · 17 replies · 645+ views
    Publisher's Weekly ^ | 3/22/2010 | Michael Coffey
    Where are we? Good question, and it is the reason that every March for decades we have presented the results of our solicitation of publishers for sales figures for their top books from the previous year. We all love numbers. Agents, marketing departments, sales folk, funders—not to mention authors and their accountants—all depend on them. They tell us what happened and are as good as anything else as predictors of what might be. Looking at the compilation of bestseller numbers from 2009 confirms what publishers said throughout 2009 and even into 2010—that bestsellers don't sell in the numbers that they...
  • Romney’s 2012 Blueprint (Frum: Romney=presidential & serious, Palin=catty & self-absorbed)

    03/10/2010 10:33:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 678+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | March 10, 2010 | David Frum
    Mitt Romney’s new book, No Apology, makes a very striking contrast with the most recent book entry by a potential Republican presidential candidate, Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue. Palin’s subject is Palin: her wrongs and grievances. Unlike Palin, Romney cares about the external world. His book is an action plan, not a memoir. It is crammed with factual claims and policy recommendations, with only the lightest sprinkling of self-references. You may have already heard my theory of the two Romneys, Good Romney and Bad Romney. No Apologies is mostly written by Good Romney, but Bad Romney does make himself heard at...
  • HarperCollins: Sarah Palin Book "Celebration Of American Virtues & Strengths" Coming Soon

    03/03/2010 9:11:57 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 17 replies · 620+ views
    Governor Palin is ready for the next chapter of her publishing career. Publisher HarperCollins announced Wednesday that the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate is working on a "celebration of American virtues and strengths." The book is currently untitled and no release date has been set. Her new work will "include selections from classic and contemporary readings that have inspired her, as well as portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her love of country, faith, and family," the publisher's statement reads.
  • Don’t give up on potentially great leaders [Ref: Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Scott Brown]

    02/26/2010 3:38:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 693+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 26, 2010 | Jedediah Bila
    A majority of the e-mails that hit my inbox this week expressed disheartened sentiments over Scott Brown’s decision to help advance the Senate’s jobs bill. While my readers were primarily focused on what so many of them referred to as Brown’s “betrayal” of their hard work to help him get elected, their disgust with politicians in general was a close second. One question I was asked by many was ‘Have you lost hope in everyone?’ While I fully comprehend their apprehension regarding candidates’ promises, I responded to one reader in particular with this: No. I’ve seen too much rugged Americanism...
  • Sarah Palin coming to Illinois; Valerie Jarrett on Sarah Palin ("people tired of being made fun of")

    02/21/2010 5:29:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 875+ views
    suntimes.com ^ | Feb. 21, 2010 | Lynn Sweet
    Will Sarah Palin play in Peoria? Except for a brief stop in Chicago to tape an Oprah Winfrey show last November, Palin's first public appearance in Illinois will be April 17 in Washington, a town of about 14,000 near Peoria. The local community center -- called Five Points Washington -- booked Palin for a speech and a dinner to raise money for a parking lot, youth scholarships and other projects. The 1,000 tickets sold out in a day. With VIP receptions thrown in, the center's gross -- according to my calculations -- should be about $235,000, minus Palin's fee, which...
  • Valerie Jarrett Slams Sarah Palin

    02/21/2010 6:54:38 PM PST · by raptor22 · 60 replies · 2,032+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Fenruary 21, 2010 | Lynn Sweet
    Will Sarah Palin play in Peoria? Except for a brief stop in Chicago to tape an Oprah Winfrey show last November, Palin's first public appearance in Illinois will be April 17 in Washington, a town of about 14,000 near Peoria. (snip) In her Tea Party speech, Palin mocked Obama by asking "how's that hope-y, change-y stuff working out for ya?" I asked White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett recently what she thought of Palin's dig. Said Jarrett: "Making fun of the folks' real, sincere hopes for change that Americans across our country felt, I don't know that making fun of...
  • Palin's next big hurdle? Indy voters

    02/16/2010 12:06:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 650+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 16, 2010 | Donald Lambro
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has a lot going for her at the moment, but a lot to prove, too, if she hopes to build her conservative grassroots support beyond the tea party movement that is fueling her meteoric rise as one of the GOP’s top presidential contenders. Palin has been drawing big crowds during her unending Going Rogue book tour, strategically hitting all of the major red states that will be critical to any 2012 campaign. She has stepped up her whirlwind speaking tour as well, almost exclusively in venues that are packed with adoring fans. She has been...
  • Sarah Palin: Author, Celebrity Or Politician?

    02/13/2010 1:25:37 PM PST · by euram · 28 replies · 756+ views
    13News ^ | 02-13-10 | Dave D’Marko
    DAYTONA BEACH -- It began before dawn. They started lining up at 5 a.m. Friday outside the Books-A-Million at the Volusia Mall to make sure they were the first 900 people to get wrist bands to come back for Sarah Palin's book signing Monday. In the crowd, a 15-year-old Spruce Creek student who skipped school by herself made friends. "I just think she's a strong Godly woman and I think she has great morals, and she's an intelligent individual and I think she has a lot to offer," said Rayane Escudero, a student. "I wish I would have had a...
  • Palin to Autograph Books Saturday (Heads up Florida Freepers! Daytona Booksigning 2/13/10)

    02/10/2010 4:17:47 AM PST · by kristinn · 12 replies · 359+ views
    Daytona beach News-Journal ^ | Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | Julie Murphy
    Sarah Palin will be in Daytona Beach on Saturday to sign copies of her book, "Going Rogue." The former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee will be at the Volusia Mall Books-A-Million from 7 to 10 p.m., but don't show up without a wristband. A limited number of them will be handed out at the street entrance of the store beginning at 9 a.m. Friday -- one per person,
  • Student Readers Go Rogue

    02/03/2010 10:42:15 AM PST · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 333+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | February 3, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Student Readers Go Rogue Malcolm A. Kline, February 3, 2010 Sarah Palin’s memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life, is number 4 on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s What They’re Reading on College Campuses bestseller list. This could produce the biggest shock wave to hit faculty lounges since Reagan captured the youth vote, you betcha’. Of course, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, is at number 2 and their sequel, SuperFreakonomics, is at number 6. Freakonomics, be it remembered, is the magnum opus of University of Chicago economist Levitt,...
  • Sarah Palin Uses PAC to Buy Her Own Book (as did Hillary Clinton with Living History)

    02/01/2010 2:22:09 PM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies · 1,272+ views
    ABC News ^ | Monday, February 1, 2010 | Matthew Mosk of MD4Bush Infamy
    Sarah Palin has been using her political action committee to buy up thousands of copies of her book, "Going Rogue," in order to mail copies of the memoir to her donors, newly filed campaign records show.The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate had her political organization spend more than $63,000 on what her reports describe as "books for fundraising donor fulfillment." The payments went to Harper Collins, her publisher, and in some instances to HSP Direct, a Virginia-based direct mail fundraising firm that serves a number of well-known conservative politicians and pundits. Sarah PAC spent another $8,000...
  • A Review of Sarah Palin’s New Book: “Going Rogue, An American Life”

    01/16/2010 5:51:14 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 11 replies · 421+ views
    I just finished listening on my IPod to Sarah Palin’s new book, “Going Rogue, An American Life.” I personally found this book to be quite fascinating, encouraging, positive and full of old school values which are absolutely missing from American culture today. No wonder why the American Left hates this book and Mrs. Palin. All that Sarah stands for is a threat to their secular, liberal, nanny-state ideology. This book starts off with a call to Mrs. Palin at the Alaska State Fair from John McCain headquarters, then delves into the personal autobiography of Sarah’s life up to the present....
  • Sarah Palin's Going Rogue 2.7 million copies sold?!?! (first time I read this)

    01/12/2010 2:39:31 PM PST · by 4rcane · 45 replies · 2,510+ views
    When the news broke yesterday that Sarah Palin had signed on as a Fox News contributor an awful shrinking feeling in the groin must have hit the execs at the network’s competitors. While the old media continues to try to paint her as a crazed redneck, the fact of her ascendancy as a serious power player is now an inescapable fact. Her autobiography, Going Rogue is a publishing phenomenon, having sold 2.7 million copies as of December 1 of 2009. It’s one of just four political memoirs to sell more than a million copies.
  • Going Rogue Jacket Winner: Jacket Received

    01/12/2010 1:18:40 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 750+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/12/2010 | Ron Devito
    It was somewhat surreal. Not just that Sarah had worn it but that a million book buyers now have the picture of that jacket in their home on the book cover and yet the jacket now resides in the Miller house. Anytime a celeb has worn something we tend to feel it’s special, and yet – it’s just a tiny, very light weight bright red coat!
  • How Long Will Palin Stick With Her "Tribe?" (Elitist snobbery alert)

    01/08/2010 9:07:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 2,357+ views
    CBS News ^ | January 8, 2009 | Charles Cooper
    Sarah Palin's memoir really wasn't meant to speak to people who voted for the Democrats in the 2008 Presidential elections. As Jonathan Raban wrote in his recent review of Going Rogue: An American Life, the book's bigger ambition was to further cement the author's connection to "the tribe." The "tribe" is shorthand for the millions of white conservatives who inhabit the vast expanses outside the elite coastal enclaves. She calls these folks "patriotic, good-hearted Americans" and they return her affection in spades (Palin's book has stayed on Amazon's Top 100 list for over 100 days and also holds on to...
  • Why Jews Like Me Hate Sarah Palin

    01/07/2010 10:11:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 224 replies · 5,670+ views
    Jewschool ^ | January 7, 2009
    Yesterday I was on the subway, and I didn’t get a seat. This happens often. As I hung onto the bar, I threw up a little in my mouth. Why? The woman sitting right in front of my waist was reading Going Rogue. Why would a Black woman from Harlem or the Bronx (my stop on the express train is the first after it passes through the Bronx and Harlem) be reading Sarah Palin’s stupid book? There was a post on Gawker today, by Pareene, asking “Why do the Jews hate Sarah Palin so much?” I dug a little deeper,...
  • Romney On Fox: Not Intimidated By Palin's Crowds; Obama Should Be More Like Clinton

    01/06/2010 9:45:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,479+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | January 6, 2009 | Chris Good
    Mitt and Ann Romney sat for an interview with Fox News that aired this morning (video after the jump). Here are some nuggets of interesting material: When asked if he's intimidated by the big crowds and book sales Sarah Palin drew on her "Going Rogue" tour, as he prepares to embark on his own in March to promote his upcoming book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness", the former governor says he's not: "Oh no, not at all, it's great--that's terrific news. I'm glad to see people are buying books from conservatives." (VIDEO AT LINK) More on Palin: "She...
  • Rogue Warrior - Going Rogue: An American Life (Written by a Paulestinian Isolationist Professor)

    01/04/2010 4:45:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 1,130+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | The February 2010 Issue | Professor Jeff Taylor
    I want to like Sarah Palin. But to borrow a title from Hitchcock, I feel like The Man Who Knew Too Much—about The Woman Who Knew Too Little. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t care that Palin is not a policy wonk. In some ways, that’s a plus. It is her strengths that concern me. For example, is Palin’s populism real or imagined? Or perhaps real but compromised? And, as the mother of a son on active duty, why is she so enthusiastic about unwinnable wars? Where is that famous common sense when it comes to minding our own business?...
  • What the Media Going Bonkers over Palin’s Going Rogue Tells Us

    01/04/2010 7:00:10 AM PST · by rhema · 16 replies · 1,435+ views
    National Right to Life News ^ | November/December 2009 | Dave Andrusko
    When I cranked up the computer that morning and typed “Sarah Palin” into the Google News search engine, there were about 18,000 “hits” covering the period of the previous 18 hours. November 17, of course, was the official unveiling of the former pro-life GOP vice presidential candidate’s memoir Going Rogue. I purchased my copy at 10:30 a.m. (I learned later, from the Associated Press, that Going Rogue sold 700,000 copies its first week, and that HarperCollins increased its initial printing run from 1.5 million to 2.5 million.) That morning the Washington Post had three stories (which took up almost the...
  • A Review of Sarah Palin’s New Book: “Going Rogue, An American Life”

    01/02/2010 5:33:45 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 38 replies · 1,202+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 12/1/09 | DJP I.F.
    I just finished listening on my IPod to Sarah Palin’s new book, “Going Rogue, An American Life.” I personally found this book to be quite fascinating, encouraging, positive and full of old school values which are absolutely missing from American culture today. No wonder why the American Left hates this book and Mrs. Palin. All that Sarah stands for is a threat to their secular, liberal, nanny-state ideology. This book starts off with a call to Mrs. Palin at the Alaska State Fair from John McCain headquarters, then delves into the personal autobiography of Sarah’s life up to the present....
  • Two degrees of separation from Sarah Palin

    01/02/2010 4:03:48 PM PST · by euram · 36 replies · 1,864+ views
    Monroe news ^ | Danielle Portteus
    Wearing his “Don’t Mess with this Woman” T-shirt, Ed Stock could not wait to shake hands with former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. “It was an opportunity of a lifetime to actually meet a down-to-earth political candidate,” Mr. Stock said. A 1968 Bedford High School graduate, Mr. Stock and his wife, Kim, met the former Alaskan governor during Thanksgiving weekend. The Stocks live in Richland, Wash., and were invited to a private signing of Mrs. Palin’s book, “Going Rogue.” “She was extremely personable and very attentive in our conversations,” he said in an e-mail. Mr. Stock met Mrs. Palin’s...
  • Surprises Abound in Sarah Palin’s "Going Rogue"

    12/31/2009 9:20:53 AM PST · by AJKauf · 158 replies · 4,337+ views
    PAjamas Media ^ | Dec. 31 | Clayton E. Cramer
    I picked up Going Rogue at Target a couple of weeks ago. It has a number of surprises, some pleasant, some just startling. It tends to confirm my belief that Sarah Palin, while perhaps not qualified to be president or vice president last year, was certainly more qualified than McCain, Obama, or Biden. My biggest surprise was that Going Rogue was apparently not “ghostwritten.” In a few places, I noticed sentences with “I” instead of “me” for the direct object — a mistake that a professional writer wouldn’t make. There is also a bit more use of “I” (at least,...
  • Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue #3 In Heterophobic San Francisco Despite Ban

    Liberal booksellers have banned Sarah Palin's book "Going Rogue" and refuse to carry it. They are retarded. I thought Liberals were against banning books. This is anti-free speech. The public in San Francisco demand the book, though, as it is #3 on the San Francisco bestseller list by being sold at Costco in San Francisco (among other stores).
  • Going Rogue #3 bestseller in San Francisco Bay Area

    12/30/2009 6:45:51 AM PST · by euram · 10 replies · 903+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 12-20-09 | SFGate
    1 stones into schools, by Greg Mortenson (Viking; 420 pages; $26.95) 2 the big burn: teddy roosevelt and the fire that saved america, by Timothy Egan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 336 pages; $27) 3 going rogue: an american life, by Sarah Palin (Harper; 432 pages; $28.99)
  • Palin's "Going Rogue" has long wait list at SF Public Library

    12/29/2009 3:49:43 PM PST · by SFmom · 21 replies · 863+ views
    My daughter | 12/29/2009 | self
    Figuring that there would be no problem getting a copy of Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue" from our San Francisco neighborhood library, our college daughter, home for the holidays, was surprised to learn that although the SF Public Library system has 30 copies of "Going Rogue" that all 30 are out on loan and that there are 103 people on the waiting list!
  • Andrea Mitchell is Stuck on Stupid (Compares Gov. Sarah Palin to Gov. George Wallace)

    12/27/2009 7:44:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 2,427+ views
    Wizbang ^ | December 27, 2009 | Charlie Quidnunc
    The title of this post comes from remarks by Lt Gen. Honore at a press conference following hurricane Rita in 2005, when he was admonishing the press work with him cooperatively to communicate accurate information to the public for a change. It kind of sums up my view of NBC. This morning brought another example, when Andrea Mitchell was on a panel on Meet the Press spouting unfounded opinions about a vast array of issues. Here's one that really got to me. MR. GREGORY: Just be a little bit more specific, Andrea, whether we're talking about figures like President Obama...
  • Sarah Palin's book sparks attack on vegetarian critic

    12/27/2009 11:06:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,652+ views
    The Los Angeles Times' Top of the Ticket ^ | December 27, 2009 | Johanna Neuman
    --snip-- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has never made any bones, if you will, about her culinary preferences. She's a carnivore, a hunter and proud of both. So it's not really a surprise that her book, "Going Rogue," published today, extols the virtues of eating meat. "If any vegans came over for dinner, I could whip them up a salad, then explain my philosophy on being a carnivore," she wrote. "If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?” But the former Republican vice presidential candidate did not stop there. “I...
  • Palin Rising

    12/27/2009 10:40:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 353 replies · 6,315+ views
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 27, 2009 | Matt Patterson
    I have in the past been a skeptic of Sarah Palin. Not of her political talent, which is considerable, but of her grasp of – and even interest in – substantive policy issues. When she abruptly resigned the governorship of Alaska on July 3rd, I wondered if she simply hadn’t the stomach for national politics. And the rambling, disjointed speech she gave that day left me wondering if she even knew why she was making such a momentous and potentially career-crippling decision. But then a funny thing happened: In November, Mrs. Palin debuted her memoir “Going Rogue” with great sales,...
  • Sarah Palin-Going Rogue on CSPAN2 Book TV 8:00 p.m. CT tonight

    12/25/2009 5:54:58 PM PST · by TomGuy · 8 replies · 900+ views
    CSPAN 2 ^ | December 25, 2009
    BookTV discussion scheduled for tonight at 8:00 CT on CSPAN 2.
  • Going Rogue

    12/25/2009 1:49:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,543+ views
    The Perpetual Post ^ | December 25, 2009 | Howard Megdal and Akie Bermiss
    AKIE BERMISS: For me, Going Rogue was easily the most anticipated book of the year. Why? Because the book, like its subject, is a game changer. After reading it, I’m not yet sure if it classified as an auto-biography, historical fiction, or just a YA follow-up to Jack London’s Call Of The Wild. I can say this for certain, however: I enjoyed the hell out of this book. And you can too! There are few things you’ll have to contend with before you can enjoy this here book, though. First, let go of your preconceived notions of all things Palin....
  • Electing to write [Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin]

    12/25/2009 1:15:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,266+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | December 24, 2009 | Glenn C. Altschuler
    "The only cure for the presidential virus," Congressman Morris Udall once observed, "is embalming fluid." And, it's increasingly clear, Sarah Palin has got the bug. In her memoir, Going Rogue, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican candidate for vice president sees the hand of providence everywhere. "As every Iditarod musher knows," Palin tells us, "if you're not the lead dog, the view never changes." She's ready, it seems, to head to the Midwest to prepare for the election of 2012. Palin is a compelling political - and pop culture - phenomenon. She knows how to present herself, on...
  • Wrapped in Their Identities (Governor Sarah Palin and "First Lady" Michelle Obama)

    12/24/2009 4:42:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 3,471+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 24, 2009 | Cathy Horyn
    IT’S been a tough year for fashion. The juice has been virtually squeezed out of it. Luxury retailers, after seeing margins erode like Nantucket beachfront, have leaned on designers to cut their prices. To stay afloat, design houses are reducing quality and promoting value. Meanwhile fast-fashion chains are eating their lunch as they reproduce runway looks in six weeks. As a symbol of self-inflicted misery, the listless, half-starved model may be perfect after all. At least the fashion world had Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin to help avoid the impression that, you know, nobody cares about clothes and big dangly...
  • Palin Blacklists Alaska Bloggers (Lefty Stalkers Barred From Wasilla Book Signing)

    12/23/2009 8:10:15 AM PST · by kristinn · 67 replies · 2,920+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Wednesday, December 23, 2009 | Benjamin F. Carlson
    Excepting her bang-up performance at the Gridiron Dinner this month, Sarah Palin has an infamously fraught relationship with the media. On the one hand, frenzied coverage of her memoir ginned up sales. On the other hand, non-stop scrutiny of her clothing choices allegedly ruined a family vacation. There are costs to being constantly in the spotlight. Now she's taken some measures to control the message. Three Alaska bloggers who crossed Palin while she was governor have found themselves banned from attending her book signings. Jesse Gryphen, Dennis Zaki, and Shannyn Moore--plus an unknown fourth--are blacklisted at Palin events. Gryphen tells...
  • 2010: Make or Break for Obama and Palin

    12/22/2009 11:27:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 866+ views
    The Frum Forum ^ | December 22, 2009 | Peter Worthington
    Time magazine may think U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is 2009’s “Person of the Year,” but Time is wrong: 2009 was dominated by Barack Obama, even though it wasn’t a great year for him. Obama’s human frailties surfaced. Words, not deeds, are his forte. Critics and fans tended to agree that, so far, his presidency is one of great intentions (if not great expectations). He’s good at saying what he’d like to do, but has difficulty doing (or being able to do) very much. Cheerleaders confuse rhetoric with results. Obama is the most accessible president in recent times. He’s...
  • Palin's Wasilla book signing feels like a homecoming

    12/22/2009 7:18:12 PM PST · by euram · 20 replies · 1,053+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 12-22-09 | ZAZ HOLLANDER
    WASILLA -- Sarah Palin got treated like a homecoming queen when she brought her national book tour to Wasilla today. About 1,000 people flocked to the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center in Palin's hometown to get the former governor and Republican vice presidential candidate's autograph on her best-selling memoir.
  • Palin Draws Crowds

    12/21/2009 11:40:25 AM PST · by euram · 10 replies · 1,167+ views
    Big Sky Business Journal ^ | 12-21-09 | Becky Tescher-Robison
    Not being a fan or groupie of anyone or anything, I was surprised how compelled I felt to see Sarah Palin at her Billings book signing this week. It must be the newshound in me that had me RSVP to that event. I braved the cold weather, and even worse, the crowd, to get her picture and an up close and personal look at this now-national personality. I didn’t, however, stand outside and wait in line to get an autograph. I see the collector value in that, but didn’t have hours to spend waiting for the signature. Easily admitted to...