Palin's 'Going Rogue' Review
Sarah Palin (c) Donna Grethen
The book is a pretty quick read -- interesting when it comes to Sarah's personal life, but snotty the way she comments about the journalists and the campaign people. I kept waiting for some kind of "a-ha" moment, where she learned something about herself or why she really decided to follow a certain path, but the book was mostly about how she's just better than the people she doesn't like and how they're just plain jealous or mean or both. She's vain, petty, and rationalizes a lot. I didn't care much for her as a politician before the book -- too inexperienced, in my opinion, and too reliant on her charm instead of her intelligence.
I like her even less now after having read the book. She reminds me of the popular cheerleader in high school who suddenly finds herself a small fish in a big pond when she goes to college and can't believe she's not as important or as talented as she always thought she was.
I am reading Sarah's book, and I can't figure out why so many
people hate her. Let's see, she loves
Comment by Susan H. of MN
I listened to the discussion
Comment by Pat of MD
Several people have noted that there is a lot of hatred for Palin. They're right, of course. I don't know why people feel so strongly about her, and I don't particularly care. The bottom line is that she has yet to posit a coherent -- much less worthwhile -- set of policy objectives. Until she does (and I'm not holding my breath), her admirers will continue to admire her for her personal traits and the slogans she throws around so loosely, and her detractors will continue to seize on her more boneheaded statements and construct straw man (straw woman?) arguments accordingly. It doesn't say much for the state of our political discourse.
Comment by Todd of PA
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Dear Sarah: Keep Up the Great Writing
Thank you for turning in the manuscript so quickly. I thought only Stephen King could crank out 400 pages in four months! Seriously, there's some terrific material here, and all of us are thrilled to be publishing your life story. Before we move ahead, the fact-checking department has asked me to pass along a few notes and comments that may require some revisions on your part.
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