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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 07:21 AM
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Sarah Palin is simply a re-packaged 'rogue'
By Peter J McDonough
November 22, 2009, 5:20AM

Reading Sarah Palins best-selling memoir-cum-manifesto, "Going Rogue," is a lot like staring at an accident victim; youre not sure you should do it, but you cant help wondering what happened ...

The book, which was co-written by the features editor of a bimonthly evangelical Christian magazine, uses plain language to the point that it reads like a biography in a middle-school library. The authors managed to capture the "oh-gosh-you-betcha" Palin vernacular that ... deadly in a 400-page dose ...

Remarkably, she would have her readers believe that she was conned into doing the most famous interview of the 2008 campaign by her own aide Nicolle Wallace, who told her that Katie Couric "really likes you." Her worst campaign moments, she says, were the product of the gotcha instincts of "most media types." Hard to believe from a woman who has a journalism degree ...

However, if Sarah Palin truly has a "way forward," she is going to have to appeal to a conservative base and other potential supporters without embarrassing them by her antics or her answers. She is going to have to stop whining and start thinking ...

http://blog.nj.com/njv_peter_mcdonough/2009/11/sarah_pa...
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hermetic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 07:49 AM
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1. "she would have
her readers believe that she was conned into doing the most famous interview..."

I just saw it elsewhere referred to as an alibiography. :rofl:
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 08:29 AM
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2. Well she couldn't be a "maverick" anymore
Seeing as how that worked so well for her and her little old buddy in the 08 campaign.

Rogue is about all she had going for her.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 10:02 AM
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3. This truly does belong here in the Fiction forum
Most of the book is fantasy, right?
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 10:39 AM
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4. Palin speaks just like Bush senior, in snippets and soundbites. They may have taken his program out
and put it in Palin.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 01:36 PM
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5. One thing about her is that
no matter how much polish you try to put on it, she can never get away from who she really is. That will always be her downfall, just like Katherine Harris. Folks like this can't outmaneuver themselves or run fast enough to evade their own shadows.
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