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The cover of Going Rogue: An American Life, by Sarah Palin.

By Garance Franke-Ruta
Sarah Palin may not be getting much love from her former colleagues on the McCain-Palin campaign, but she's already got a best-seller on her hands with her new book, Going Rogue: An American Life.

On Friday, its Amazon rank was No. 1 for all books selling across the online bookstore -- and that's just -preorders -- the same status it's had since Wednesday night. The book itself, which was co-authored by World magazine editor Lynn Vincent, hits store Nov. 17 after having had its publication date moved up.

Also today, the cover image of the book was released, showing Palin in casual red athleticwear of the sort familiar to readers of her Runner's World profile.

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Gov. Palin never said we should nuke the sun.

Posted by: JakeD | October 6, 2009 11:21 AM

Sarah Palin's book outsells the bible on Amazon. Is she the new Jesus?

Posted by: JohnMcCormick | October 4, 2009 11:28 PM

Rogue or not... I think her solution to Global Warming (nuke the sun) is simple and effective and really says it all, at least all you really need to know about this exceptional idiot.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | October 4, 2009 8:52 PM

I see that someone has put in the oxford definition of Rogue..here is the Webster Definition;
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rogue


Main Entry: 1 rogue

Pronunciation: ˈrōg

Function: noun

Etymology: origin unknown

Date: 1561


1 : vagrant, tramp

2 : a dishonest or worthless person : scoundrel

3 : a mischievous person : scamp

4 : a horse inclined to shirk or misbehave

5 : an individual exhibiting a chance and usually inferior biological variation


— rogu·ish ˈrō-gish adjective


— rogu·ish·ly adverb


— rogu·ish·ness noun

Posted by: bobbie123 | October 4, 2009 12:52 PM

We don't need a female control freak of any stripe in national office.

Posted by: Thinker1 | October 3, 2009 11:07 AM

Why am I not surprised she used an old picture of herself from a photo shoot? She and all republicans can't think for themselves, have zero creative skills, and have to borrow ideas from others (especially from the Democrats!).

Republicans are regressives.

By the way, who is buying her books? What if we found out these are just bulk sales done by Wal-Mart and the big bookstore chains? Really, her base is idiotic. I bet shortly after the book is released it will be down to $4.99. No different than all right wing books! Rupert Murdoch I'm sure has spent millions of his own money buying up right wing books to help keep the books in the Top 10 slot too!

Posted by: KayInMaine | October 3, 2009 9:26 AM

Cover reminds me of "Lassie".
Is there an English translation?

Posted by: rooster54 | October 3, 2009 6:33 AM

Wow. Dozens of posts over eleven hours by jaked, and still Sarah Palin in a joke. There's this song someone wrote once called "Love in Vain." It's very sad.

Posted by: nodebris | October 3, 2009 2:35 AM

BORN FREE, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart . . .

Posted by: nodebris | October 3, 2009 2:30 AM

"[I] went and tried to talk to Sarah Palin and instead she talked to Greta [Van Susteren]. She talked to Matt [Lauer]. Se talked to Larry[King]. But she didn't talk to me But maybe she;ll talk to me now that she has a [multo-million dollar] book deal," Oprah whined to Extra earlier this week.

Were Oprah's feelings hurt that Sarah Palin didn't come running when Oprah called to invite Sarah onto her program so that Oprah could promote her book on her Book Club? Yes! Does Sarah Palin need Oprah to her rise from obscurity and vault her book to best seller status like Oprah helped Barack Obama do? No!

With "Going Rogue" number 1 on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble it doesn't appear Sarah Palin needs an endorsement from Oprah's Book Club to make it happen. Sarah Palin didn't need to travel to Chicago to promote her book, but; while Sarah Palin's book was rocketing to Number One status on pre-order alone, Oprah was in Denmark to push Chicago!

Sarah Palin IS Number One and Oprah undoubtedly realizes the game has changed!


Posted by: Archarito | October 3, 2009 12:41 AM

Sarah Palin doesn't need "focus groups" to "play it safe" or, a teleprompter written by the corrupt Bilderbergers who lie so they can manipulate Americans to pay them more taxes through usurious interest rates on the alleged "national debt", or; Oprah to sell her books for her.
Sarah Palin is an American original who understands exactly what it is to be a main stream American, she IS the heartbeat of America because she doesn't appear to bow down and kiss the feet of the corrupt Bilderbergers as Bush and Obama obviously do.


Posted by: Archarito | October 3, 2009 12:20 AM

Going Rogue: The story of an addle-brained twit who can't seem to figure out what politics is all about, who stupidly trots out a pregnant teenager to show the world that abstinence-only sex education works and can't understand why she is being laughed at from all quarters (except the rigid right), who thinks her accomplishments include voting against a bridge to nowhere when she really supported it lock stock and barrel, who thinks its "sporting" to shoot wolves from an airplane, who thinks resigning from the governorship with a quarter of her term to go is wise and a "favor" to the people of Alaska. What a brainless monster. What a jerk. What an "expletive deleted". She is as dumb as a rock, as are most Republican voters. Miserably dumb, tribal, ignorant of the world around them, absymally stupid, fearful of things they refuse to take the time to understand, and woefully unable to cope with the modern world. The Republican party attracts people who would be happier living in a Moslem country that imposes Sharia laws, or a country ruled by a Christian Taliban, ruled not by laws, but by the confused and contradictory writings of a bunch of relgious wing-nuts and fanatics 2000 years ago, and interpeted every which way since until nobody even knows what the original rants said, much less the propaganda of the latest "translations". We only have to look to the prouncements of the evangelical Christian leaders like Pat Robertson to know that there is no truth left in the Republican party, only lies and hypocrisy.

Posted by: Chagasman | October 2, 2009 11:49 PM

"Remember guys she was thrown into a situation that many of us would have flopped worse than her perhaps."
---------
No, she chose to jump in. She told lies about health care reform that have seriously damaged the chances of survival for many seriously ill Americans.

At least she will be able to pay her legal fees now.

Posted by: dotellen | October 2, 2009 11:45 PM

A post on Tonight's Huffington Post that expresses my feelings to a T.

Sarah is a highly attractive women and I have always loved her spirit and tenacity. She like others has been going through some 'rookie' mistakes. Remember guys she was thrown into a situation that many of us would have flopped worse than her perhaps.

Sure, she has her quirks and she will never be confused with a Rhodes Scholar. However she will do well because she has personality, she is genuine, she is 'hot' and she is a commodity. Sarah I am in your corner and always have been. I just don't want you and your family to be subjected to the crud these guys are laying up for you.

Self-preservation many times is the road you need to take to protect the interests of the soul. Sarah keep plugging away because many of us want to see you succeed, but the presidency is not want we want for you.

Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 11:28 PM on 10/02/2009

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/02/sarah-palins-going-rogue-_n_307426.html

Posted by: jakesfriend1 | October 2, 2009 11:36 PM


she hunts moose and witches too!

she was actually exorcised to protect her from witches on youtube ...check it out.

i suppose she would throw terrorist in water and see if they float..rather than water boarding them.

Initially I didn't know she was pentecostal...it does explain her mumbling ... in many tongues.

woooo haaaaa! please let her run in 2012

please???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: ryan_heart | October 2, 2009 11:33 PM

JakeD - One quality post demonstrating an articulate and persuasive position would be far more impressive than your 10-20 adolescent posts below. Your shallow confrontational blathering and self-adulation is pathetic.

Posted by: gregp1 | October 2, 2009 11:33 PM

Palin is a disgrace to Alaska and politcians in general.Yeah,I know that hard to do.This brain dead media wh-ore should be a poster girl for the Peter Principal.If she were a man she would be night manager at the local 7-11.

Posted by: hyroller56 | October 2, 2009 11:29 PM

She's got it all figured out. She already knows she hasn't the ability or temperament to be governor, let alone president. PLAN: 1)Make a lot of high-fee speeches then make issue a best-selling a book to sell to all her addle-pated fans. 2)When the going gets rough as she approaches the primary, she'll withdraw (because she loves this great country of ours). Keep the money. She may not have the talents and abilities of a leader but she sure, as she always has, knows how to look out for herself.

Posted by: canoer | October 2, 2009 11:05 PM

Sarah Palin is a national hero for women and men.

For the mentally challenged looney left who can't pick the right definition of "rogue," as Sarah Palin was referring to, it's: "a mischievous but likeable person." Many women define themselves as "rogue," it's a badge of honor, it's cool.

Remember, the same looney left that sold America on THEIR DEFINITION of "CHANGE" got us STUCK with Obama, Pelosi, Reid, 9.8% unemployment (real unemployment rate 17%), a "stimulus" package of political payoffs, a worsening war in Afghanistan, a health care debacle instead of reform, the Endless 747 vacation, corporate bonuses (Timmy Geithner, Obama's Treasury Secretary), race-baiting, ACORN, and a host of other corruption scandals.

We won't make that mistake twice.

BEWARE when the looney left tries to DEFINE something FOR YOU.

Posted by: bob59 | October 2, 2009 11:04 PM

From the Oxford English Dictionary (compact edition):

rogue
• noun

1 a dishonest or unprincipled man.
2 a mischievous but likeable person.
3 an elephant or other large wild animal with destructive tendencies driven away or living apart from the herd.
4 a person or thing that is defective or unpredictable.

— ORIGIN originally denoting an idle vagrant: probably from Latin rogare ‘beg, ask’.

Maybe she's part pachyderm. Who knew?

Posted by: EagleSam | October 2, 2009 10:40 PM

to architaro...
EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP? Quitting a job is leadership? According to you...when the going gets tough, quit. Sorry we don't need Sara to quit as President when the going gets tough.

Posted by: kubrickstan | October 2, 2009 10:35 PM

Good for you, Sarah! You've got all the Democrats scared! They are so stupid because they keep talking about you so much that your name and face are always out there! Free publicity! You will have the last laugh and sell a lot of books too! Keep up the fight!!

Posted by: creed4275 | October 2, 2009 10:24 PM

Oh boy! A new doorstop or some emergency toilet paper!

Posted by: dlkimura | October 2, 2009 10:07 PM

Jeepers I can not wait to get my copy! I have a brand new box of Crayons and everything. Hope the numbers in the pictures are not too small 'cause that really makes me mad. Is it just me or doesn't Sarah's jacket look like Fuzzy Wuzzy #40 cc6666? I could like so die if it is!

Posted by: kurtkolaja | October 2, 2009 9:51 PM

Sarah Palin was looking at some difficult situations, so; she starts thinking out of the box. She makes a counter-intuitive decision and it turns out to be good for everyone involved. I would call that EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP!

Posted by: Archarito | October 2, 2009 9:32 PM

Who cares about presidential elections and book sales.

Can we have a contest to see who can create the most jobs and sustainable industries in the US?

Give the real winner a real prize.

Posted by: youmustbejoking1 | October 2, 2009 9:32 PM

I recall the naysayers and elites saying Sarah Palin could never command the six figure fees the big boys get for speaking engagements, she is reportedly currently sifting through some eleven hundred offers for speaking engagements--Cha-ching!

Posted by: Archarito | October 2, 2009 9:28 PM

Sarah Palin was right when she said The American Presidency is not supposed to be a journey of "personal discovery."

Posted by: Archarito | October 2, 2009 9:20 PM

And just so the Sara Palin fans want to know..even an article in todays Post by a top republican spokesman declared, "Sara Palin's win for the presidential candidate of the republican party would be "A DISASTER," to the republican party. So, by all means, vote PALIN/2012.

Posted by: kubrickstan | October 2, 2009 9:17 PM

THE FREAK SHOW CONTINUES

Posted by: reddy531 | October 2, 2009 9:09 PM

When John McCain brought Sarah Palin on board she started with nothing and still has most of it.

Posted by: bernieandruth | October 2, 2009 9:08 PM

Wow, a book finished in only 4 months. Or wait, maybe 'the quitter" was working on the book while she was still governor. On second thought, that sounds about right. The shallow life of Sara Palin, all written in a record pace of 4 months. And about it being NO. 1..yeah right, more like the republican party bought up a bunch of orders to inflate the numbers. Anyway, how does it feel now Sara, to be 7 million dollars richer? Mission accomplished, you quit on the people of Alaska for the big payday. You are a true republican no doubt about it.

Posted by: kubrickstan | October 2, 2009 9:06 PM

hahahaha... it tickles me to see LIBIDIOTS grease their shorts for fear of PALIN. She makes the sissy pants on the left so nervous they can't find anything to talk about but PRICE TAGs when she gets started .

Posted by: noHUCKABEEnoVOTE | October 2, 2009 9:02 PM

Sarah Palin was right, again, this time about David Letterman and his perversions...

Posted by: Archarito | October 2, 2009 9:02 PM

The book hasn't been released yet and already #1 on Amazon.

Great cover! God bless her.. Sarah Palin is a magnificent creature.

All the hate displayed is just libertard envy and fear. I mean really... haven't you noticed there are NO intelligent and beautiful liberal women??

Buying a copy of her book for everyone I care about.

Posted by: Straightline | October 2, 2009 9:02 PM

dottydo someone should take that keyboard away from you to save yourself from your idiotic statements.

Posted by: whatdyousay
--------------------------
You got that right! Dotty Do is a wack job.

Posted by: Classic60 | October 2, 2009 8:48 PM

How is Going Rogue a positive title? A rogue is dishonest, a cheater or trickster. Someone or something that is rogue is of "abnormally savage or unpredictable disposition" according to the dictionary. This is actually closer to the truth than how Sarah Palin tries to paint herself - as the "every woman". Still, I don't see why she chose the title. And, I'm not going to pay to find out.

Sarah Palin is a quitter who doesn't deserve the title Governor. She has failed to fulfill her duties to elected office, nevermind her flip-floping on major issues and questionable (at best) fiscal management. She has nothing to tout in terms of civic commitment or accomplishment in government at any level.

I respect Senator McCain. The worst thing he's done in his career is elevate Sarah Palin to the national/international stage. She is not deserving.

Posted by: rduguay | October 2, 2009 8:38 PM

SARAH PALIN STRIKES MORE FEAR INTO THE HEARTS OF LIBERALS, THAN A CRUICIFIX AND A WOODEN STAKE.

Posted by: OlDude | October 2, 2009 8:23 PM

dottydo someone should take that keyboard away from you to save yourself from your idiotic statements.

Posted by: whatdyousay | October 2, 2009 8:19 PM

Beauty Queen? Maybe? President? A-Ha ha ha hah aha ha aha ahahh aaah! ouch! i cracked a rib!

Posted by: ryan_heart | October 2, 2009 8:13 PM

Hahaha you really think that selling that jet at a major loss was an "accomplishment"?


Posted by: frantaylor

>>>>>


I think taking the keys to our Jet away from Obama, would save the Country a lot of money and embarrassments.

Posted by: dottydo | October 2, 2009 8:09 PM

JakeD:
I did read the second link as you suggested. The writer has a PhD which he reviewed books written by people who authored the book supposedly- namely Obama and Ayers. Interesting comparing notes with several sources.
In many cases I have found that many of these people are so busy that they don't have time to write down materials in order to write a book which they hire a ghostwriter to help out and this in some way makes them look good. Politicians are in the same class which is the reason why I don't buy them.

Posted by: beeker25 | October 2, 2009 8:05 PM

Wonder who the Bilderberger's have chosen to be Barry Soetoro's replacement after his usurpation is recognized as such by the Federal Court's?

Sarah Palin is too valuable to the country to become a target for their teams of assassins, as, JFK was because he printed Silver Certificates to compete with their Federal Reserve Notes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw

Posted by: Archarito | October 2, 2009 8:05 PM

Going Going Going ....Gone!

God must of cursed her for having sex before marriage huh? She went rogue there huh? She is more of a Jessi-belle than a Queen Ester!

I guess her exorcism and talking in tongues went rogue too? yep she was witch doctor exorcised, there is plenty more crazy yet too come! ...keep that finger off the atomic trigger moose girl.

She is more of a double disinformation agent assigned to take down the repugs! Going roguery roguery roooooooo!

Good work Sarah!

Signed
Raum E.


Posted by: ryan_heart | October 2, 2009 8:04 PM

After Obamalympics on top of the all day Sunday JOKER face need for the limelight, as the people make longer food and job lines,. without hope, I am going to buy her book.

She looks brilliant now compared to Obozo thinking the Olympic rings were his initials.

Posted by: dottydo | October 2, 2009 8:03 PM

LOL! :-D

"Animosity is the CRY of the Wounded Losers!"

"Liberals: The Dingleberries of Politics"

'RAT-The

Golly, I wondered whatever happened to him? ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 2, 2009 7:55 PM

Classic60:

SHE is not the biggest waste of human life ever, that's for sure.

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 7:52 PM

Yes, Classic60, we know how your would vote, but you've also proven that you can't post a coherent sentence either. I was asking SAINT---The who he would vote for.

Posted by: JakeD
----------------------------
I took lessons on incoherent sentence structure from the trailer trash queen Palin. You know her, the biggest waste of human life ever!

Posted by: Classic60 | October 2, 2009 7:51 PM

whocares666:

Then stop posting here!

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 7:49 PM

Soooooo...

If I told Sarah that she is better qualified to be the "Cheerleader"(GOP Chairperson) than the Executive;

but she does still have a very HOT Bod!;

Think she'd hold it against me?

Long? ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 2, 2009 7:48 PM

esmerelda123:

Did you also think that GWB was not "smart"?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 7:48 PM

$arah Painin, the object of funny mental lust, once again receives unmerited WaPo attention along with the prerequisite celebrity head shot.

Posted by: whocares666 | October 2, 2009 7:48 PM

GOLDEN OLDIE from Clas[SIC]60:

"She could not have write [SIC] that book herself."

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 7:45 PM

JakeD, I am only equating the two in that the ridiculousness of one reminds me of the other. Totally not the same. Palin actually has no excuse. Rodman at least does not pretend to be smart, and he doesn't really fool anyone.

Posted by: esmerelda123 | October 2, 2009 7:43 PM

Excuse me while I yak.

Posted by: mytake1 | October 2, 2009 7:43 PM

Yes, Classic60, we know how your would vote, but you've also proven that you can't post a coherent sentence either. I was asking SAINT---The who he would vote for.

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 7:42 PM

JakeD- Oh I would soooooooooo be voting for Obomba/Biden!

Socialism Rocks!

And I never should have eaten that Brown Acid! ;~)

Seriously now;

go to: wethepeopleplan.org ;

and realize:

There is ALREADY a Team Effort in Place!

Then, get Alan Keyes on Board!-If, you can?! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 2, 2009 7:41 PM

SAINT---The:

If the choice in 2012 is Palin-Romney vs. Obama-Biden, who will you vote for?
---------------------------
Not that idiot Palin!

Posted by: Classic60 | October 2, 2009 7:35 PM

SAINT---The:

If the choice in 2012 is Palin-Romney vs. Obama-Biden, who will you vote for?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 7:33 PM

.
Sarah, you would have brought home the Olympics. Instead we sent a pig and a wimp.
. God Bless You!

Posted by: ItsOver1 | October 2, 2009 7:33 PM

A more accurate title is Going AWOL: The Life of an American Quitter.

Posted by: euroguy | October 2, 2009 7:30 PM

geezjan:

Careful what you wish for ; )

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 7:30 PM

Ahem.

Cough-Cough...

wethepeopleplan.org

Your welcome! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 2, 2009 7:29 PM

I'm looking forward to Shatner's audio book version. I hope he still has the bongo drums.

I also pray fervently that Palin is the GOP candidate in 2012. Like Bush but not as intelligent. I don't care about Obama, but a Palin candidacy will be priceless entertainment.

Posted by: geezjan | October 2, 2009 7:28 PM

Sarah's book is made of paper that is good to housebreak dogs with. Three copies for me.

Posted by: euroguy | October 2, 2009 7:27 PM

Dionysis Do you really think the American public is dumb enough to put a Sarah Palin that couldn't even finish her term as governor into the most powerful office in the world. There's no one scared of her, she's just so dumb she's an easy target for ridicule. Put her up in 2012, you'll loose way more than the presidential election that's for sure

Posted by: whatdyousay | October 2, 2009 7:27 PM

ski2day9:

I like Sarah Palin, and I read books. Where do I fit in your world view?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 7:25 PM

Enough of the Sarah Palin. The story here is there is no story. There is no new news here.

Big deal she has a book. The next big news is book stores that made those huge pre-order purchases will end up with crates of Sarah Palin books that they can't sell.

Here is a news story. The people that like Sarah Palin don't buy books and don't read books.

Posted by: ski2day9 | October 2, 2009 7:21 PM

What in the world does she have to say that is going to take up 400 pages? I wonder how long it will take before you read about her quiting her job as governor to have a book wrote for her and making money running her mouth.

Posted by: whatdyousay | October 2, 2009 7:21 PM

You know, it is so ironic, Yo leftys tell us who our candidates should be by how much you fear them. You obviously fear Sarah from your comments. There is no other reason for them. If she was so insignificant as to not rate any concern at all, you would not be trying to destroy her. And you cannot even admit this to yourselves. Sarah Palin will bury you O-bots. Even as you see the dirt covering you, you will still be wondering how this could possibly have happened.

Posted by: Dionysis | October 2, 2009 7:20 PM

biercuk:

Differences of opinion where to invest city funds is hardly an issue of poor stewardship.

treetopflyer:

What does that have to do with Sarah Palin?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 7:14 PM

rogied25:

You mean like SENATORS Obama, Clinton, and McCain did while neglecting their official duties? Please, you forget that I am not a "party man" so I simply call 'em like I see them.

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 7:07 PM

Thanks JakeD for playing the sucker role to perfection, and now I must go, to have fun with my wife!

Posted by: frantaylor | October 2, 2009 7:07 PM

JakeD:

It's interesting that you argue that Ms. Palin "needed" to quit the governorship of Alaska in order to run for the presidency in 3 years. Plenty of Minnesotans dislike and criticize Tim Pawlenty, but he hasn't resigned.

When the GOP gets down to picking a candidate, don't you think that the politician who didn't abandon his/her elected responsibilities will fare better in the primaries?

When the time comes, you'll vote the way you see fit, but please try to remember that choosing a leader is more than just another reality TV show.

Posted by: rogied25 | October 2, 2009 7:06 PM

frantaylor:

The truth is more important than lies, that's for sure. You can go do your own research from now on.

For anyone else interested in the State jet sale:

Gov. Palin said in a statement at the time: “If the Department of Public Safety decides at a future date that it needs another aircraft, we will invest in something more sensible that can land on Alaska’s rural airstrips. Any purchase, if deemed necessary, will go through the normal legislative budget process.”

That sounds like a solid reason to me. Why not use this as a campaign slogan: "Restoring trust in government, one voter at a time" Palin-Romney 2012!

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 7:06 PM

As my brother once said, "McDonald's sells more food than any other restaurant."

Posted by: treetopflyer | October 2, 2009 7:05 PM

Oh the inner workings on display:

"so she still SAVED the State money. More importantly, it was a symbol of government waste and cronyism."

As you can see, symbols are most important! More important than reality!


Posted by: frantaylor | October 2, 2009 6:59 PM

These comments from JakeD (I know he's often here) are truly insightful...

"At the same time, the city reduced spending on the town museum and stopped construction of a new library and city hall. Instead, Palin introduced a ballot measure proposing the construction of a municipal sports center to be financed by a 0.5% sales tax increase. The $14.7 million Wasilla Multi-Use Sports Complex was built on time and under budget."


Multi-use sports complex (this is actually a controversial spending issue due to municipal debt, etc.) takes precedence over a museum and a library.

These decisions give us true insight into what matters to Ms. Palin - more hockey, less history, reading, or education.

Further, the fact that JakeD would tout these decisions as examples of Ms. Palin's good stewardship of Wasilla is quite sad.

Posted by: biercuk | October 2, 2009 6:59 PM

"Do you really need me to list all of the reasons that she resigned as Governor"

Sure, I need a good laugh.

Posted by: frantaylor | October 2, 2009 6:57 PM

Here's the "lie" again:

"I have done my due diligence and I have made a list of all of Sarah Palin's legislative accomplishements [SIC], which I have carefully listed here: [none listed]"

Posted by: frantaylor | October 2, 2009 6:21 PM

Which is why I just provided a few below. If anyone else wants to discuss the State jet, yes, the ultimate $2.1 million sales price was $600,000 less than the $2.7 million purchase price -- but it should never have been purchased in the first place and the original sale on eBay fell through -- the annual upkeep on the jet was more than $600,000, so she still SAVED the State money. More importantly, it was a symbol of government waste and cronyism.

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 6:56 PM

Oh, so by "bait" you mean "lie"?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 6:47 PM

frantaylor:

Do you really need me to list all of the reasons that she resigned as Governor (hopefully in order to run for and win the Presidency)?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 6:46 PM

Hahaha you really think that selling that jet at a major loss was an "accomplishment"?

Again the twisted Republican mind at work.

You know of course that I made that post as bait for you?

So you would post your pathetic drivel and we could all laugh at you?

Posted by: frantaylor | October 2, 2009 6:45 PM

Classic60:

"She could not have write [SIC] that book herself."

And you are complaining that SHE can't even complete a coherent sentence?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 6:44 PM

frantaylor:

I am a registered member of the American INDEPENDENT Party, not a Republican. Learn to get your FACTS straight. For example ...

Sarah Palin served on the Wasilla City Council and then two COMPLETE three-year terms as the mayor of Wasilla. In 1996, she defeated three-term incumbent mayor John Stein, on a platform targeting wasteful spending and high taxes. Using income generated by a 2% sales tax that was enacted before she was elected to the city council, Palin cut property taxes by 75% and eliminated personal property and business inventory taxes. Using municipal bonds, she made improvements to the roads and sewers, and increased funding to the Police Department. She also oversaw new bike paths and procured funding for storm-water treatment to protect freshwater resources. At the same time, the city reduced spending on the town museum and stopped construction of a new library and city hall. Instead, Palin introduced a ballot measure proposing the construction of a municipal sports center to be financed by a 0.5% sales tax increase. The $14.7 million Wasilla Multi-Use Sports Complex was built on time and under budget.

At the conclusion of Palin's tenure as mayor in 2002, her tax cuts and infrastructural improvements helped the local economy, "brought the big-box stores to Wasilla, ... helping Wasilla grow and draw 50,000 shoppers a day." The Boston Globe quoted a local business owner as crediting Palin with making the town "more of a community ... It's no longer a little strip town that you can blow through in a heartbeat."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin#Mayor_of_Wasilla

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 6:42 PM

She could not have write that book herself. She can't even complete a coherent sentence. A total waste she is.

Posted by: Classic60 | October 2, 2009 6:41 PM

(cont.)

As Governor, Palin declared that top priorities of her administration would be resource development, education and workforce development, public health and safety, and transportation and infrastructure development. She had championed ethics reform throughout her election campaign. Her first legislative action after taking office was to push for a bipartisan ethics reform bill. She signed the resulting legislation in July 2007, calling it a "first step", and declaring that she remained determined to clean up Alaska politics.

In June 2007, Palin signed a record $6.6 billion operating budget into law. At the same time, she used her line-item veto power to make the second-largest cuts of the construction budget in state history. The $237 million in cuts represented over 300 local projects, and reduced the construction budget to $1.6 billion. In 2008, Palin vetoed $286 million, cutting or reducing funding for 350 projects from the FY09 capital budget.

Gov. Palin also followed through on a campaign promise to sell the Westwind II jet, a purchase made by the Murkowski administration for $2.7 million. In August 2008, Palin signed a bill authorizing the State of Alaska to award TransCanada Pipelines—the sole bidder to meet the state's requirements—a license to build and operate a pipeline to transport natural gas from the North Slope to the Continental United States through Canada. The governor also pledged $500 million in seed money to support the project. It is estimated that the project will cost $26 billion. Newsweek described the project as "the principal achievement of Sarah Palin's term as Alaska's governor."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin#Governor_of_Alaska

So much for the concept of "due diligence".

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 6:41 PM

"I am still not convinced that he's a natural-born citizen"

Yes folks, here is yet another example of the Republican Party Thought Process.

Posted by: frantaylor | October 2, 2009 6:33 PM

Well, YOU call him "President" Obama. I am still not convinced that he's a natural-born citizen ; )

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 6:29 PM

The WaPo staff dart board has a new cover!

Let those lies, half-truths, distortions and baseless slime attacks flow!

Posted by: LoonyLeft | October 2, 2009 6:29 PM

I have done my due diligence and I have made a list of all of Sarah Palin's legislative accomplishements, which I have carefully listed here:


Posted by: frantaylor | October 2, 2009 6:21 PM

"Barack Obama didn't 'complete his term' as U.S. Senator either."

Yes, he was elected president!

Do we call him "Senator Obama"? No! We call him "President Obama"

So tell is about the propitious event that caused Sarah Palin to resign! Perhaps it was the book deal?

Posted by: frantaylor | October 2, 2009 6:15 PM

Rev. Bookburn (interesting name):

Who exactly is Palin's former son-in-law?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 5:56 PM

frantaylor:

Are you kidding me?! Barack Obama didn't "complete his term" as U.S. Senator either. Get over yourself!

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 5:53 PM

And hearsay is indeed "evidence" within the court of public opinion. Just because you've never heard about these claims doesn't make them false. What about Obama's birthplace, have you heard the "evidence" that he was born in Kenya?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 5:52 PM

Clinton and Romney actually managed to complete their terms.

It's kind of like calling someone an alumni when they did not graduate.

Posted by: frantaylor | October 2, 2009 5:50 PM

beeker25:

Did you read the second link comparing "Dreams of My Father" to Bill Ayers's writing / speech?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 5:50 PM

frantaylor:

We still call PRESIDENT Clinton "President" -- how about Gov. Romney, same thing -- Sarah Palin is not currently the governor of Alaska. Just like Dennis Rodman is not currently a pro basketball player (although he is still a general deviant ; )

Next canard?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 5:48 PM

JakeD:
I read the link and it said that Anderson has two sources within Hyde Park but would not elaborate. This typical of making claims without showing the fact to back it up. Until he does. It is nothing more than hearsay..

Posted by: beeker25 | October 2, 2009 5:41 PM

JakeD, please enlighten us all as to which state "Governor Palin" governs.


Posted by: frantaylor | October 2, 2009 5:41 PM

Tip o' the hat to Percy Sledge:

When jaked loves a woman,
Can't keep his mind on nothing else
He'll trade the world
For the good thing he's found
If she's bad he can't see it
She can do no wrong
Turn his back on his best friend
If he put her down . . .

When jaked loves a woman
Down deep in his soul
She can bring him such misery
If she plays him for a fool
He's the last one to know
Lovin' eyes can't ever see

Posted by: nodebris | October 2, 2009 5:41 PM

frantaylor and revbookburn:

That post was in direct response to esmerelda123 trying to equate GOVERNOR Palin with basketball player and general deviant Rodman.

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 5:38 PM

She's not "Gov. Palin", she's "ex-Gov. Palin"

Posted by: frantaylor | October 2, 2009 5:38 PM

"Gov. Palin has already pre-sold more books than Mr. Rodman"

Yes, folks, here is the Republican decision-making process in action.

Posted by: frantaylor | October 2, 2009 5:36 PM

The book sales is similar to crowds around an auto accident or a fight: a morbid curiosity for something freakish. That's why people watch mentally unstable characters on Fox "News." We have a Jerry Springer type of culture.

People will read a book by a professional liar and poorly spoken individual because she is famous and evokes curiosity, similar to circus freaks.

What would be more interesting is a book by her former son-in-law. That would be even funnier than watching Who's Nailin' Paylin' a few dozen more times. Rev. Bookburn - Radio Volta

Posted by: revbookburn | October 2, 2009 5:36 PM

RalphMiami posted:

"God bless you Sarah!!!"
________________________
Is that the same god her witch doctor friend prays to?
________________________
"Can't wait to vote for you and take out those Leftist from Washington!"
________________________
It will take many more than your vote to do anything. I also doubt you have any idea what a "leftist" is accept someone that opposes the regressive party.
________________________
"GOD I LOVE HER!"
_________________________
Hasn't anyone told you the difference between love and lust?


lol for a few moments there, after the regressive party lost the White House, the Senate and House, I was worried my daily dose of comedy would be lost. But noooo!

If anything it's even more fun to watch and read the hourly absurdity and idiocy now.

Some part of me feels pity, though. All those brains on the regressive party side going to waste.

Posted by: RalphMiami | October 2, 2009 5:25 PM

Posted by: topwriter | October 2, 2009 5:34 PM

SAINT---The:

No problem. If the choice is Palin-Romney vs. Obama-Biden, who will you vote for?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 5:32 PM

JakeD-Sorry this is so far down the line-Working!

Sarah is unfortunately not nearly as qualified as a person like Mitt Romney, or even Alan Keyes for that matter-to be the Chief Executive/Commander in Chief.

Then, she falls abysmally short as being the 51Rst Senator/White House Sitter(VP).

But, her ability to rally the Crowds...

Her being part of the National Council for a New America;

and other factors;

makes me very much want her where Michael Steele is blundering right now!

The Executive Branch needs HUNDREDS of People, and the RepubliCans need to TEAM UP!

Mitt, in these days of Economic Distress;

should easily be the First String Quarterback! ;~)

As far as Veep...

Cantor is also Qualified-as well as Keyes!

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 2, 2009 5:28 PM

They should have called it, Going Insane, or Gone, Baby, Gone.

It's hard to believe it took 400 pages to tell that tale. It took less pages for the apostles to tell the story of Jesus Christ.

Posted by: hamishdad | October 2, 2009 5:27 PM

God bless you Sarah!!! Can't wait to vote for you and take out those Leftist from Washington! GOD I LOVE HER!

Posted by: RalphMiami | October 2, 2009 5:25 PM

Ummm, this is "her" book only in the sense that she paid a ghost writer. She can't even put one coherent sentence together when speaking how can we believe she can do so in writing?

Posted by: topwriter | October 2, 2009 5:24 PM

djp98374:

That's spelled "SaraH" (like in the Bible). Perhaps you are thinking of Lisa Ann instead?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 5:23 PM

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 5:22 PM

Sara Palin would sell more books if/when she was to pose for playboy.

Posted by: djp98374 | October 2, 2009 5:21 PM

beeker25:

Yes, there is evidence but what does it matter since you dismiss all such books?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/09/andersen_claimstwo_sources_for.html

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 5:20 PM

esmerelda123:

Dennis Rodman was Governor?! Gov. Palin has already pre-sold more books than Mr. Rodman (his ex-wife, however, published a rejoinder to the book, entitled "Worse Than He Says He Is" LOL ; )

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 5:15 PM

If she talked about her time at Hawaii Pacific University...

Well...

So much for my future in Politics! ;~)

She's still as cute as then! :-)

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 2, 2009 5:14 PM

JakeD: Yet, she was MORE qualified than Barack Obama.

In what way she was more qualified? Judging by the fact that you donated to sarahpac proves one thing, you are just as a fool as the next person who buys this book.
there is a claim that Bill Ayers "ghost" wrote Barack Obama's book .
Is there proof or just you wishing that would happen...
I don't even bother reading that crap because that's what politicians do to get noticed before the hard questions comes along. Take McCain for instance, he managed to mangle his words from the book he supposely wrote. Would it be any different if Palin do it. You betcha (wink, wink)

Posted by: beeker25 | October 2, 2009 5:12 PM

Her co-author is (according to the thread you are commenting on) Lynn Vincent.

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 5:11 PM

I can't help but be reminded of Dennis Rodman's "Bad As I Wanna Be."

Posted by: esmerelda123 | October 2, 2009 5:10 PM

frantaylor:

The AUTHOR's name is listed. Please see my post below re: Sorensen and Ayers.

JohnDinHouston:

So, why don't liberal groups do that same? Is your excuse for CONSERVATIVE talk-radio too?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 5:07 PM

How can she say "An American Life"?

Her family wants her to live "An Alaskan Life", independent of America.

She doesn't even have the honesty to put the actual author's name on the cover.

Posted by: frantaylor | October 2, 2009 5:01 PM

OF COURSE, Governor Palin will sell a lot of books. Conservative groups buy tons of books by Savage, Coulter, et al, to drive the book's place on the best seller lists. It's important to maintain the fiction that 50% or more of the country agrees with their positions.

JakeD - I see you're still up to your psuedo-factual mischief here - Keep up the good work, I'm sure someone enjoys it.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 2, 2009 4:58 PM

I sincerely hope ex-Governor Sarah Palin charms her way into the Republican Party's nomination for President in the next election too : )

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 4:46 PM

I sincerely hope ex-Governor Sarah Palin charms her way into the Republican Party's nomination for President in the next election. Not only will it hand President Obama another decisive victory, her nomination will cause all decent, fair-minded, intelligent, and caring Republicans (of which no doubt there are millions) to jump ship and form a respectable opposition party. This new party could become the force that America needs so badly right now - a creditable and informed opposition to the President and now ruling Democratic Party. The new opposition force could ensure and invigorate our nation's democracy by advancing reasoned and sane arguments based on facts. Sarah Palin may personify a certain percentage of Americans' real fear - but she is not trying to rally those Americans to a good and decent cause. She is merely using their fear to fuel her own chaotic grab for power. But, if she runs in the next Presidential election and destroys the current Republican Party in the process - I welcome the birth of a new oppositional force in politics that will join an open and fact-based debate about the future of our nation and our world.

Posted by: arisefilms | October 2, 2009 4:44 PM

Dungarees:

Her co-author is (according to the thread you are commenting on) Lynn Vincent. Please see my post, below, as to Ted Sorensen and Bill Ayers.

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 4:43 PM

Sutter:

"Just about everyone in America" has been a mayor, much less Governor of the LARGEST State in the Union?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 4:41 PM

Regardless of what I may think about Sarah Palin, personally, professionally, or any other way, I have the same question I asked when other "prominent" personalities wrote books, be they politicians, athletes, CEOs of major corporations, etc.

Who wrote the book? I understand books are ghost written; I understand some ghost writers are identified and others are not in the expectation that people think the person actually wrote the book.

But, is this a biography or an autobiography (assisted by a professional interviewer who asked questions that Ms. Palin responded to by writing her autobiography independently.

Same question I have for every other celebrity "autobiography".

dungarees@gmail.com

Posted by: Dungarees | October 2, 2009 4:39 PM

to = for (darn Spellchecker ; )

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 4:38 PM

"An American Life" would be an okay tag line if the person's life was complete, but Palin has so far been the mayor of a small town and a governor (briefly) of a small state. This is supposed to convey her life as uniquely American. Fine, but that applies to just about everyone in America. We will, of course, never know just how much of the book she wrote and how much her co-writer/ghost writer wrote. 400 pages in 2 months? If a student wrote a 400 page thesis in 2 months wouldn't people be suspicious?

Posted by: Sutter | October 2, 2009 4:38 PM

Looking forward to reading when it hits the local library..

Gods Blessings be with her in jesus name.

Posted by: WindSong | October 2, 2009 4:36 PM

She can get the evangelical witch-doctor to be the Surgeon General. We can have National Exorcise the Demons day instead of flu vaccinations.

Ignorance is Bliss. That's why Republicans are so happy thinking about Palin as a candidate.

Posted by: thebobbob | October 2, 2009 4:34 PM

Congratulations Palin. You deserve it. They thought they were chopping you down but didnt realize you accepted it as PRUNING.

ALWAYS a brighter door if we just have the faith to endure.

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | October 2, 2009 4:23 PM

I almost bought this book, then I noticed the wobbly leg on my table looked larger than the book. I'll have to wait for a limpbaugh book. They're always more full of sheets.

Posted by: COLEBRACKETT | October 2, 2009 4:22 PM

anOPINIONATEDsob:

FWIW John McCain was running to President last year, not Sarah Palin.

sambam:

Don't worry, it was only $15.65. I've donated over $200 to http://www.sarahpac.com/

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 4:20 PM

Just imagine a world with Sarah Palin holding the launch codes! And you thought Bin Laden was a threat, ROFLAMO!

Posted by: anOPINIONATEDsob | October 2, 2009 4:13 PM

Save a tree. Catch the Twilight Zone episode instead.

Posted by: smithibahn | October 2, 2009 3:56 PM

Can a person who can't put a coherent sentence together unless it's written for her actually write a book?

Pity the poor suckers who part with their hard earned $$ for this.

I wonder how many of the pre-orders are conservative organizations buying up copies to drive it up the bestseller list? It's a common tactic on the right - and works no different from the way their pals on Wall Street manipulate the stock market.

Well, we can all look forward to her eloquence as exemplified by:
"It’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia. As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border. It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there, they are right next to our state."

Good times!

Posted by: sambam | October 2, 2009 3:55 PM

sd-mouth1:

Yet, she was MORE qualified than Barack Obama.

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 3:52 PM

What is being avoided here is simply that Palin is not qualified. No relatable educational background to be able to think out complex issues ranging from foreign policy to economics. In Alaska she had people doing the work while she was the prancing figurehead. Quite honestly, she is more ignorant than Wya and even vastly more unqualified. To impose her on the credibility of the US of A would further demolish us in the eyes of the world, demolish the very values of the USA and divide us more than we are.
People who think Palin is presidential need to breath into a paper bag and reevaluate reality.

Posted by: sd-mouth1 | October 2, 2009 3:41 PM

Just to pre-empt any derogatory comments about Lynn Vincent being the co-author, there is a claim that Bill Ayers "ghost" wrote Barack Obama's book -- it's standard practice for politicians -- Ted Sorenson wrote most of JFK's book "Profiles in Courage". At least Palin is not lying about that.

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 3:31 PM

Sarah Palin is everything the left loves to hate. I hope she's around for many years to come if for no other reason than to be a burr under their saddle.

Pailin / Bachmann 2012

Posted by: AkCoyote | October 2, 2009 3:26 PM

I predict that Gov. Palin will sell MORE books than Obama ; )

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 3:18 PM

Winston Churchill's service as Chancellor of the Exchequer supposedly left an indellible mark on his political career as well. So did Ronald Reagan being spokesman for GE and President of SAG. I dare say that Obama's stint as a "community organizer" falls into the same category.

So, kool_kat1960, you were saying?

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 3:17 PM

Wow, insights into her tenure as the mayor of a nondescript, tiny town. Can't wait!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | October 2, 2009 3:07 PM

Of course, we don't just have the cover to judge this book by:

Editorial Reviews

"From her humble beginnings to her time in the spotlight as the first female Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin has led an extraordinary life. Going Rogue will recount her political experiences, her time as Mayor of Wasilla and as the first female governor of Alaska, as well as her rapid rise on the national stage during the 2008 campaign. Additionally, she’ll share insights into the personal challenges she’s faced including balancing her time as a working mother, recognizing the war’s impact with her son serving combat in Iraq, having a child with a disability and supporting her teenage daughter through an unplanned pregnancy.

Palin has received much attention through the media, but never before has her complete story been told in her own words. The memoir will be both a personal and political chronicle of her life."

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 3:01 PM

Coming soon to a pulp mill near you! Woo hoo!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | October 2, 2009 2:54 PM

Woo hoo!!!

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2009 2:48 PM

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