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Sarah Palin magazine hits newsstands and convenience stores



By Garance Franke-Ruta
One of the things Sarah Palin has sought to do since stepping down from the governor's office in Alaska is seize control of her image. So it is perhaps a sign of how difficult a task that remains for the GOP's former vice presidential nominee that a new single-issue magazine has hit newsstands and convenience stores around the country. It claims to present "Sarah Palin: The Untold Story...in her own words!" -- and it was produced, according to its publisher, without her knowledge or participation.

Retailing for $8.99, the 100-page glossy magazine, titled "Sarah Palin: Faith, Family, Freedom," hit newsstands in mid-January and was jointly published by a fashion-publishing subsidiary of international marketing firm IMG and Imagine That Publishing. It will remain on sale through April 30.

"The genesis of it was really simple," said Steve LeGrice, the publisher and editor of Imagine That. "We're up here in New York, and there was clearly this huge enthusiasm for Sarah Palin, and at the same time all the people in the media world were sitting around scratching their heads" about how people could support her.

"What we decided to do is put out a magazine all in her own words," he said -- a magazine "without any opinion or anything added in."

"This is an independent project," said LeGrice, who has never met Palin but says he "would very much like" to. "We are not endorsed by her at all."

LeGrice knows a market when he sees one -- in 2002, the publishing veteran was a founding editor of In Touch magazine, a supermarket celebrity-and-gossip competitor to US Weekly, and he has a long history in mass-market media. IMG and Imagine That Publishing have previously collaborated on single-issue magazines on topics as diverse as Michael Jackson, Michelle Obama's style and the stars of the Twilight saga's "New Moon," he said.

The Palin issue contains what LeGrice said are family pictures of Palin not previously published by a magazine -- including her as a child with her siblings and a dead bear bleeding over a stump; picking through shot white birds; holding a cardboard box of fish freshly caught at an ice hole; and with moose antlers still attached to a fragment of bloody skull.

It also shows her as cute and chubby little girl with glasses, the lone brunette among three blond and sandy-haired siblings.

"I want people to know what I stand for and judge me on that ... read in my own words who I am. Don't believe the things that are made up," the magazine quotes Palin as saying.

LeGrice said the childhood and family photos were obtained from private sources by a photo editor. A spokeswoman for Palin declined to comment.

The volume's print run is "in the hundreds of thousands" and "a substantial number," LeGrice said -- and it has been selling well.

The spread also contains Palin's homage to the Rev. Billy Graham, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. It lays out "Where Sarah Palin stands on the big issues" and offers a selection of "The Wit & Wisdom of Sarah." And it quotes her campaign-season praise for now-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

"I think Sen. Clinton showed a lot of determination and stick-to-itiveness in her campaigns, and I have to respect that. I don't have to agree with all that she tried to push through and parts of her agenda. But there are some things that Hillary Clinton did that nobody can take away from her. And that is the 18 million cracks she put there in that highest and hardest glass ceiling in America's political scene. She was able to affect that, and I respect that," Palin is quoted as having said.


Pages 87-89 feature shots of Palin's book tour for "Going Rogue," noting that it "was published in November and quickly became a best-seller."

A page showing Palin wrapped in a flag is followed by one that suggests presidential ambitions. A woman carries a sign that reads "Palin 2012" above this statement from Palin: "My desire is to help our country in whatever role that may be, and I cannot predict doors will be open in 2012. Being president isn't on my radar screen right now. But when you consider some of the ordinary turning into extraordinary events that have happened in my life, I am not one to predict what will happen in a few years."

By Garance Franke-Ruta  |  February 1, 2010; 7:16 PM ET
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I bet you that "The Wit & Wisdom of Sarah" is probably the shortest portion of the mag.

Posted by: gbmtmas | February 3, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse


People have legitimate concerns about Sarah Palin. No doubt she has amassed a large following -- of loyalists who are so completely enamoured by her that they have lost all objectivity. No matter what Sarah does or says they will find ways to justify it or make excuses for her. Her defenders are loyal to a fault. They exhibit a willful blindness eerily similar to the Bush loyalists. Lest we forget by the time the blinders came off the damage and destruction had already been done.

Criticism is not hate nor is it jealousy. People are critical of Sarah for being dishonest and deceitful.
She speaks in platitudes and slogans. Her sentences are garbled. Her lack of knowledge is stunning. Not only is she unfamiliar with every major policy issue, she doesn't understand how government operates.

Her lack of candour is more than troubling. It is difficult to ignore the number of times Sarah has been caught "making things up." There are countless instances where she has been caught misrepresenting, falsifying, even lying about everything from "death panels" to ethics charges. Sarah's penchant for revenge is notorious. So it is hardly surprising she was found guilty for using the power of her office to pursue personal vendettas. Yet she claims she was cleared of all charges.


Sarah is an opportunist. When a job no longer suits her she quits. Before her term ended Sarah walked away from her job: as governor, as Wasilla's mayor, as Wasilla City Council member, as a member on the petroleum board ethics panel. Anyone who gets in her way she tosses aside. When things go wrong she blames it on someone else and pretends to be the victim.

The woman is a walking contradiction. Even a casual observer can see what Sarah says and what Sarah does are two different things. Yet the Palin loyalists believe Sarah can do no wrong. They take her word as gospel. Sarah's version of events are accepted without question. Facts and evidence to the contrary are irrelevant. Countervailing accounts from credible people with first-hand knowledge are dismissed.


Having been down this road before, we know at some point the blinders will come off. Once they see that Sarah's image is a charade steeped in deceit and trickery, she'll be finished.

Then we can sigh a little easier until the next great pretender comes along.



Posted by: serena1313 | February 3, 2010 6:22 AM | Report abuse

This is actually a smart move for Palin, it's another written publication, not wrote by her, that makes her sound smart. Because we all know when she opens her mouth she has no clue what she's talking about

Posted by: whatdyousay | February 2, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

TO: analgesic33 who wrote:
“GOOD FOR HER!
The LEFT tried to destroy her and her family.....
.....and NOW the LEFT has made her a multi-millionaire....
...WAY TO GO!!!!”
___________________

We didn’t make her a millionaire, because we aren’t the ones who bought her book. But I’m sure being a millionaire, and a celebrity, is a dream come true for the Moose killer.

Nobody tried to destroy her or her family. She was a vice presidential candidate and maybe that’s rough territory but she got as nasty with it as she could.

Moral of this story, People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

Posted by: lindalovejones | February 2, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

We can think of Senator McCain as the new Dr. Frankenstein. He has truly created a monster.

Posted by: OldCoot1 | February 2, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ernesthua | February 2, 2010 4:57 PM

Thanks for defining "Hypocrite"

As a member of the party formally known as 'democrats', The Party Of Hate and Hypocrisy suits you well.


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Posted by: gremlin | February 2, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Does she have the key to a secret stash buried in the Ozarks holding 800 trillion dollars? What can she do for America that the House/Senate & Prez can't do? Look good in a skirt?

Posted by: uncivil | February 2, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

"Can she save America?" That's the funniest thing I have read in a long time. Thanks. I needed that. When will she disappear? What is the lasting appeal? Enough already.

Posted by: uncivil | February 2, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

gremlin said: "For some reason you all live in fear of demonstrators like the Tea-Party because apparently holding Washington responsible for how they waste our money is now a bad thing."

Wow! That's really good of them!

Please let us know exactly when those Tea Party people were protesting when Bush was running the $1T war.

I'm glad they are on the ball. I'm sure you can find lots of examples of those huge protests because they were probably protesting all the time all over the country.

Right?

Or are you just blowing smoke?

Posted by: ernesthua | February 2, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

SCH03 wrote....
And, if shopping at Wal-Mart is a demeaning slur on the populace, I would be willing to bet that a majority of Americans shop at Wal-Mart...

That would be the WalMart that does as much business with China as most developed countries.

Get a clue...The Chinese buying T-bills is bad enough but I'll be dammed if I contribute to the problem by shopping at WalMart!

Our country is filled with tea-baggers on Medicare and Social Security screaming about socialism and then hauling thir fat butts down WM to send some more of their Socialism money to China.

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | February 2, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

There's a sucker born every minute.

Posted by: dadada | February 2, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

If Sarah Palin's PAC buys as many of the magazines, as she did her book, the magazine will become a best seller.

Just not on the level. Like Sarah.

Posted by: COWENS99 | February 2, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

It's hilarious how the lefties follow any which direction the wind blows with no set moral compass or conviction. You all whined about Bush spending the last 8 years, now cheer for Obama spending far more than Bush ever thought of.

For some reason you all live in fear of demonstrators like the Tea-Party because apparently holding Washington responsible for how they waste our money is now a bad thing.

Then Palin, the boogey-man to the lefties, who has absolutely no affect on law or public policy has you all crying in your lattes like a bunch of 2 year olds because there is a magazine about her, yet Obama makes decisions daily that are harmful to this country and you all march lock-step with dear leader.

What good little soldiers you are!

Hitler would be proud!

Posted by: gremlin | February 2, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

"This will sell well in Wal-Mart" "Going Rouge" "100 buck" On WHOSE stupidity??
Posted by: kubrickstan

BEFORE YOU WRITE, LEARN TO SPELL...And, if shopping at Wal-Mart is a demeaning slur on the populace, I would be willing to bet that a majority of Americans shop at Wal-Mart...Come on back after you graduate from High School....

Posted by: SCH03 | February 2, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

"LOL Better you than me! I'm going to call you Ol' Droopy Titz, though.

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You can call her whatever you want, numbnutz. In fact, I'm going to start calling you Madame President, too.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 2, 2010 11:19 AM

Posted by: 2partsgin | February 2, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse"

Knock yourself out!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 2, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

LOL Better you than me! I'm going to call you Ol' Droopy Titz, though.

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You can call her whatever you want, numbnutz. In fact, I'm going to start calling you Madame President, too.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 2, 2010 11:19 AM

Posted by: 2partsgin | February 2, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Shouldn't this article be under entertainment news rather than the political section? I see no political value to it at all like anything else she does these days.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | February 2, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I can visualize a great comic book. Sarah is the best joke I have seen in a long time and she is laughing all of the way to the bank. She has parlayed short skirts, a few cliches and less knowledge than a 5th grader a long way.

Posted by: withersb | February 2, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

I can visualize a great comic book. Sarah is the best joke I have seen in a long time and she is laughing all of the way to the bank. She has parlayed short skirts, a few cliches and less knowledge than a 5th grader a long way.

Posted by: withersb | February 2, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, Washington Post. I need my daily dose of Sarah Palin. I especially like it when she brings the haters out of the wood work!

Posted by: idesign | February 2, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

"Once state legislatures, then U.S. Senators and Congressmen, whose thinking is parallel to mine and Sarah's, fill many more elective offices than ever, conservative voices will be the ONLY voices heard in the land."

Sieg heil!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 2, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

The question goes FAR BEYOND who Sarah Palin is.

The question is how many folks who think the way she thinks (and I am one of them) will actively participate in future elections to vote for conservative politicians.

For example: Ron Paul's son is running for office here in Kentucky. He will win.
Kentucky will send another conservative / libertarian voice to high political office.

It is a beginning.

Once state legislatures, then U.S. Senators and Congressmen, whose thinking is parallel to mine and Sarah's, fill many more elective offices than ever, conservative voices will be the ONLY voices heard in the land.

I can hardly wait until all liberals are politically destroyed ! Then we can get the RIGHT things accomplished: fewer and lower taxes at all levels, fewer regulations at all levels, fewer limits on liberty at all levels, less involvment in the personal / professional lives of ordinary citizens, better schools, fewer social leeches, less government at all levels, an end to welfare for more workfare, and the list goes on and on and on.

Those days are surely coming !

rw

Posted by: raymeo | February 2, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

"@ koolcat_1960

We'll just call her Madame President. You have a nice day now.

Posted by: 2partsgin | February 2, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse"

You can call her whatever you want, numnbnutz. In fact, I'm going to start calling you Madame President, too.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 2, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, some of the left is afraid and worried about Sarah Palin - in the same way that people in Weimar Germany and Italy & Russia in the 1930s were afraid that a charlatan, rebuked pseudo-artist/pseudo-Christian-cultist and a paranoid peasant's son would figure out a way to mass-market themselves as saviors to a population desperate for easy/false answers and solutions to their national and economic malaise. People like Palin have reached powerful positions before in this world, and the results have been millions of lives lost in bloodshed and massive oppression. Learn from history or be doomed to repeat it.

Posted by: rolfcom | February 2, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

@ koolcat_1960

We'll just call her Madame President. You have a nice day now.

Posted by: 2partsgin | February 2, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Hey oldcoot, those talkies are something, huh? Imagine women voting and running for office instead of changing your Depends.

Posted by: 2partsgin | February 2, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Here's how the next seven years plays out:

1. Sarah Palin keeps coming up with new ways to suck money from the wallets of rightwingnut teabagger droolers.

2. Barack Obama is president.

Why would any rightwingnut thinks this scenario "scares liberals"? How odd.

Oh, and what will you clowns nickname Sarah Palin when she's in her mid-50s? "Ol' Droopy Titz"?

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 2, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

The late mayor LaGuardia of New York City said "Money talks and B. S. Walks" but never has money talked so much and B. S. walked as tall as with Palin.

Posted by: OldCoot1 | February 2, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

It still amazes me how much Sarah scares the living crap out of lefties. And at the same time they stand behind the used car salesman in the White House.

Posted by: modernpatriot1 | February 2, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

@ barferio

There's President Toonces, Greasy Joe, Botox Granny, Sheets and Cankles in line for POTUS, who is married to Chewbama. You guys almost fell for Silky Pony's "Two Americas" sob story, while he was cheating on his wife with cancer. Let's see, you ran Lurch in 2004, and before that was ManBearPig in 2000.

Yeah, the adults are in charge! Or should I say... YEAAAAARGGGGHHHHHHH!!11!!11!!

Posted by: 2partsgin | February 2, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

ahhh! Correction. ABC, not CBS

Posted by: trident420 | February 2, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

@ jaxas70

You talk a lot about these nymphomaniacal Bay State voters who put Scott Brown in office, as if you know anything about politics. Scott Brown was very clear about his number 1 issue. He made no bones about going to DC and denying the Democrats their filibuster-proof majority.

To hear Obama tell it, that's not enough to get things done. He continues this stupid excuse that Republicans, the minority party, should take the fall for his Blue Dog phonies. Seriously, is that not the most outlandish thing you've ever heard? Right up there with show trials. Even more amazing, you idiots congratulate yourselves on your intellect when you swallow lies that a child could see through.

For example, President Obama engaged in demogoguery of the worst kind, when he claimed that the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC, "open[ed] the floodgates for special interests - including foreign corporations - to spend without limit in our elections. Well I don't think American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities."

The president's statement is false.

The Court held that 2 U.S.C. Section 441a, which prohibits all corporate political spending, is unconstitutional. Foreign nationals, specifically defined to include foreign corporations, are prohibiting from making "a contribution or donation of money or other thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State or local election" under 2 U.S.C. Section 441e, which was not at issue in the case. Foreign corporations are also prohibited, under 2 U.S.C. 441e, from making any contribution or donation to any committee of any political party, and they prohibited from making any "expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement for an electioneering communication... ."

This is either blithering ignorance of the law, or demogoguery of the worst kind.

Posted by: 2partsgin | February 2, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I propose a Palin reality TV series entitled: "Whoze Ur Daddy?"

It would be produced like "The Bachelor" with Bristol wooing potential daddies for Tripp and Sarah playing the meddling mom.

The only issue may be that Fox has to buy the format rights from CBS. Otherwise, it's golden.

Posted by: trident420 | February 2, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

There's somebody whose name is Cankles?

Posted by: barferio | February 2, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

It's amazing how much hatred has consumed the left in this country.

I guess if I had supported President Obama, only to later find out how much of an ignorant fraud he was, I would be bitter too.

Posted by: gremlin
=================================================

What amazes me is the amount of hate consumed by the right and people like you who are against the POTUS.

Newsflash; you ARE bitter.

PS OBAMA 2012!

Posted by: MUPPET | February 2, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

That is one of the things that make conservatives sound so silly. In one breath they accuse Obama of having a Messiah complex and in the next they are hailing Sarah Palin as America's personal "saviour"!

Is there no limit to the monumental hypocrisy of conservatives?

Posted by: jaxas70 | February 2, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

@ whathesaid

If Cankles was all that, her own friends in the Democratic party wouldn't have stabbed her in the back and given the nom to Bammy. Remember the Dream Ticket? Yeah, me neither.

Before "tea party" was concerned citizens exercising their First Amendment rights and acknowledging the early American patriots, it was a condescending remark about Cankles' foreign policy experience. Crocodile tears in NH. Sniper fire in Bosnia. No one respects Cankles or Billy Jeff, who was at least a competent if corrupt President. But the way you all shrank from the Clinton years!

Posted by: 2partsgin | February 2, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Oh come on sodak! You sound like a Sarah Palin a**wiper! What do you mean she has laid out her whole life? She didn't tell us about her affiliations with secessionists and witch hunters. The media found that through the routine investigations they do of anyone with aspirations to high office.

Look. Being turned on by someone's looks and personality is one thing, but trying to convince us she is Presidential? Give it up! There is a reason that most Americans just want her to disappear back to Alaska. Indeed, she has already begun to fade as a new shining star--Scott Brown--has now got conservative hears all aflutter. I suspect he will fade as well as we get farther away from his sneaky little upset win and has to take positions on issues in the Senate.

He is already opening up questions among the Tea Party goons owing to his position on abortion. And in his interview with Babowawa, he threw them under the bus, much to her discomfort, since that didn't fit with the conventional media narrative that it was the Tea Party movement that got him elected. In Massachusetts?! Give me a break. Charlie Manson is more highly regarded in that state than the Tea Party.

Posted by: jaxas70 | February 2, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

What really stands out about this magazine is the "100 PAGES OF MUST SEE PHOTOS"... I think that sums it up. When others are WRITING about IMPORTANT matters, Sarah Palin wants to publish a KIDS BOOK, WITH SEVERAL PHOTOS... Can it be anymore obvious that this chick has NOTHING TO OFFER.

I mean really, the only thing that happened with this lady was she got picked to run as VP, NOTHING ELSE. She did not even serve A FULL TERM AS GOVERNOR, or accomplish any meaningful legislation. I mean her biggest security moment is that she can see Russia on a good sunny day. Give me a break!! Why does anyone want to read about her? This is all show and NO substance.

And the scary part about this magazine is it's audacity to say "CAN SHE SAVE AMERICA"... I mean if you ever thought someone had a god complex, look no futher. This lady thinks she's a "savior" which is very scary.

Think About It

Posted by: ReallyThinkAboutIt | February 2, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

@ confido666

"If you look at the package that we've presented -- and there's some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your -- if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you're not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge."

President Barack Hussein Obama II, admitting he lied about the healthcare bill and Sarah Palin was right

The people who figured out this was a lie well before the Senate voted on it Christmas Eve at midnight were demonized as Teabaggers -- Teabag me once, shame on you. Teabag me twice, shame on me. Go eat a bar of soap.

Posted by: 2partsgin | February 2, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Of course, Mooselini admires Hillary Clinton.

Sixty-eight percent of Americans believe that Hillary Clinton is qualified to be President.

On the other hand, 70% of Americans believe that Mooselini is NOT qualified to be President.

A supermarket magazine will do nothing to change that.

Mooselini will continue to be what she has always been: a Jerry Springer sideshow.

Posted by: WhatHeSaid | February 2, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

My experience with politicians who preach so piously about faith, family and freedom and wrap themselves in the American flag, is that they are generally very narrow minded and hateful towards those who do not share their particular faith, do not fit their traditional notions of family and do not hide behind the American flag to preach
partisan doctrines.

I do not regard Sarah Palin as someone with sufficient gravity, intellect or depth to even be a candidate for the office of President. Her past performance as Mayor and Governor are not very reassuring that she is someone to be relied on for a job as difficult and multi-dimensional as President of the United States.

And if the polls are to be believed, neither do a majority of Americans see her as qualified.

Posted by: jaxas70 | February 2, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Is the mag softer than Charmin?

Posted by: truth1 | February 2, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin beat at least 16 frivolous ethics complaints that cost her and her family $500k and the Alaskan taxpayers at least twice that. She didn't resign because of wrongdoing; she resigned because an ethics law being abused was bankrupting her, making it difficult for her to govern and wasting the taxpayers' money during a recession. Her lieutenant governor is carrying out her administrative agenda, and AGIA is going ahead.

Posted by: 2partsgin | February 2, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

chucky-el, while I don't agree with the Tea Party, I do feel sorry for those who object to the $100K that Palin's charging them for her to speak at their Nashville convention, as well as the exorbitant registration/ticket prices in order to hear her. Clearly she's not above fleecing her own kind, if she thinks she can get away with it, and I predict this move will return to bite her on the backside. It would've been a far classier for her to waive her speaking fee out of solidarity with the Tea Party movement.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 2, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

@: Newt Gingrich was drummed out of the House for antics of unethical behavior, as Sarah Palin quit her office over unethical behavior. The GOP continues to beat the same drum beat, unethical behavior leads to family values votes.

Posted by: patmatthews | February 2, 2010 6:18 AM


Posted by: patmatthews | February 2, 2010 6:18 AM
According to you and those AK DNC bloggers who filed those ethics complaints.Wearing a logo on a jacket in public is unethical.Thats the type of nonsense they almost bankrupted her with.To me unethical behavior is having 90,000 in a fridge,or not decaring rental income or real estate holdings on his tax return.Unethical things 2 democrats (one in jail,one still serving)did.So only the rich who can afford to pay to defend nonsense like going to speak at a right to life event,should be allowed to govern states.What those people in her state did to her was unethical.Every bogus complaint was tossed out.Comparing her to the behavior of Gingrich is a joke and you know it.Could you be an upset Alaskan Republican who served time because of her stand against corruption?Or perhaps you could be one of the old AK guard who is upset.Perhaps angry that she made it virtualy impossible to be corrupt,by imposing her states strictest ethics laws ever?Your comment makes my wonder.

Posted by: RandyR1 | February 2, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Its a coloring book.


Posted by: wiz_fan | February 2, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

I know a lot more about Sarahs background and what her belief system is than I do about our current president. She has laid her life story out for the whole world to see. She has nothing to hide and it is refreshing.

Posted by: sodak | February 2, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

"It's amazing how much hatred has consumed the left in this country." Posted by: gremlin
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Dear "gremlin," you might want to listen to the draft dodger, Rush Limbaugh, if you want to learn what real hate speech is.

Posted by: alamo2 | February 2, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

People like confido666 are what is wrong with this country. I hope you get the hell out.

You are afraid of Sarah Palin because she 'wears her religion on her sleeve'?? and you think Obama is trying to unite the country????

Are you kidding me?????

The most divisive and polarizing pResident in History that is a true embarrassment to this great nation is uniting us???

Please leave NOW!

Posted by: gremlin | February 2, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

A word to the right. It is not fear that
motivates my "concern" of Miss Sarah. It
is a serious concern of what she might be
able to do to My America. At a time when
we have a President who is trying to bring
all Americans together, she is doing her
dead level best to tear us apart. She keeps saying she wants to do what ever she can for America, but to this point everything she has done is for "Sarah". I am naturally leery of anyone who wears their religion on their sleeves. Palin is at best a very marketable piece of fluff, and at worse, an instrument of destruction. Sarah was born 500 years too late, and in the wrong country. She would have been well suited as Queen, so she could have ruled over her subjects, telling them what to think , what to say, and where & who to worship. Sarah has become a very expensive cyber/pictorial prostitute for every glossy, dime mag in publication to pimp. As an American, she is an embarrassment to me.

Posted by: confido666 | February 2, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Let's see, they have family photos of Palin growing up but she knew nothing and did not cooperate in this magazine. That's FAMILY photos, obtained from a "private source" Oh, I don't know, would that be the Palin!

My favorite is still Palin had her Political Action Committee buy $60,000 worth of copies of her book. Is this what you had in mind for your campaign contributions tea baggers?

All I can say is, "Palin, 2012." You betcha!

Posted by: chucky-el | February 2, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Since I have not red or have heard anything intelligent from ivy educated leaders lately about improving our economy, reduce debts, fix health care system, strengthen national security - I will read and listen to SP.

Posted by: morena77 | February 2, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

GOOD FOR HER!

The LEFT tried to destroy her and her family.....

.....and NOW the LEFT has made her a multi-millionaire....

...WAY TO GO!!!!

Posted by: analgesic33 | February 2, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

LOL! You liberals are really worried about SP! I love it!

Posted by: ImpeachIbama | February 2, 2010 8:29 AM


No, I'm really worried about how blind all the large numbers of people are who support a dim-wit like Palin.

THAT'S what's really scary.

Posted by: charley42 | February 2, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

"I still think Sarah Palin wants to be a cult leader. Kind of Hitler-esque for her to think she's got all the answers to the world's problems. . . .She can't even solve the problems in her own family!!!"
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mmm mmm mmm
Sarah Heath Palin
mmm mmm mmm

Posted by: warhorse | February 2, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if this means I will be able fire my Gypsy fortuneteller, who has been trying to figure out Palin's actual position on immigration, to no avail.
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Border Enforcement + Immigration Moratorium = Job, Crime and Eco Sanity.

Posted by: tma_sierrahills | February 2, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win"
Gandhi.
hahahahahaha!!!

Posted by: warhorse | February 2, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

It's amazing how much hatred has consumed the left in this country.

I guess if I had supported President Obama, only to later find out how much of an ignorant fraud he was, I would be bitter too.

Posted by: gremlin | February 2, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

LOL! You liberals are really worried about SP! I love it!

Posted by: ImpeachIbama | February 2, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

As Palin's significance dwindles day by day, the chorus of delusional Palinbots telling us on the left how TERRIFIED we are of her and how much FEAR we have of this simple twit becomes deafening. The large number of posts here telling us how afraid we are is typical.

Why do out-of-touch righties so consistently mistake withering disdain for FEAR and hate? Is it because they have reached the point where these are the only emotions they can recognize?

Your loyalty to this bit of fluff is impressive. Palin's pet puppy would be equally uncritical.

Posted by: MarkFromOhio | February 2, 2010 7:38 AM | Report abuse

It will never cease to amaze me how a woman with so little discernible education, nor grammatic skills can have this much print devoted to her. I suppose the publishers are in the same scantily educated boat that she is. This is a case of the blind pushing the ignorant. If it weren't so laughable, I would consider it a serious threat to national security.

Posted by: v_eyepete | February 2, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

$8.99 for a magazine all about Sarah Palin? Seriously?

I still think Sarah Palin wants to be a cult leader. Kind of Hitler-esque for her to think she's got all the answers to the world's problems. . . .She can't even solve the problems in her own family!!!

Posted by: momof20yo | February 2, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

"There's a sucker born every minute"
How many of them will throw their hard earned money at more crap.
I cant believe it.

Posted by: movette | February 2, 2010 7:11 AM | Report abuse

After Palin says everything she has to say that's worth saying, what are you going to put on page two? What can you expect from someone who had to make several attempts to get a degree from a school that was barely hanging on to its accreditation?

Posted by: JimZ1 | February 2, 2010 7:09 AM | Report abuse

All about her, or what?
She's still workin' for her beloved Alaska 24/7/11.

Posted by: bdunn1 | February 2, 2010 6:50 AM | Report abuse

Ha! Ha!

"In her own words" but without her permission or endorsement!

Posted by: charley42 | February 2, 2010 6:38 AM | Report abuse

The mag looks sort of silly but the comments look like crayon scratching from the heavily medicated wing of a local lock-down facility. The anger and wrath toward Palin is one of the things that always makes me sympathetic to her. I remember knocking out a bully in high school for picking on the smallest kid. I feel that same rush I got prior to clocking that punk when I read the petty , vindictive attacks toward Palin. Frankly, you have ugly, sadistic minds. I feel sorry for others in your lives. You must be a dream to live with. You only read the article to spew hate and somehow make you feel better about your inferiority complexes.

Posted by: rfpzzzzz | February 2, 2010 6:22 AM | Report abuse

What are all you "lefties" scared of? That she's going to expose the Obama bin laden administration? I love it, you morons!!!

Posted by: drummerman11 | February 2, 2010 6:20 AM | Report abuse

Get this magazine at your finer hardware stores, 24-hour drive-thru liquor stores, 7-Eleven, Food Lion, or wherever Chewing Tobacco, Slim Jims and Mountain Dew are sold.

Look for it right next to the National Enquirer and News of the World tabloids.

Posted by: rpike | February 2, 2010 6:18 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is using the Newt Gingrich approach to politics. I am sure the conservative media financed and paid for the magazine, her PAC will buy up the magazine and give it away to wannabe's for access to Sarah herself, and Sarah will claim a victory over her success as a rich person and a well informed person whom is liked by millions.

Newt Gingrich was drummed out of the House for antics of unethical behavior, as Sarah Palin quit her office over unethical behavior. The GOP continues to beat the same drum beat, unethical behavior leads to family values votes.

Posted by: patmatthews | February 2, 2010 6:18 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a nit-wit a flim-flam artist and a flabby middle-aged hustler. The magazine will give Palin a chance to pull an Opra and to use all of those old photographs of herself taken 10 to 20 years ago.

The rubes seem to think that pidgeon drop scheme huxter Palin is hot. They won't know the difference once she starts using all of the old photos in the fake magazine.

Posted by: DCSage1 | February 2, 2010 5:00 AM | Report abuse

I love all you couch potatos knocking Sarah Palin for making millions of dollars. I don't care who you are, you should applaud an American who takes a chance (resigning as Governor of Alaska because of all the crazy Dem lawsuits). So she takes the burden off the State of Alaska from defending the lawsuits -- and winds up making millions while you hicks complain. I'm sure Sarah is crying all the way to the bank. You go, Sarah, go gal.

Posted by: RonKH | February 2, 2010 4:14 AM | Report abuse

Wow the far left is sure frightened of an entrepreneurial spirit. They really are scared that someone can succeed without the government. It blows holes in their whole agenda.

And Firecat20906 I don't see the citizens turning in the $1200 they get each year from the state that Sarah Palin orchestrated when she was Governor. Oh yeah she had an approval rating in the 80%. Where is the community organizer's ratting today. He's been there a year.

Posted by: captain3292 | February 2, 2010 2:39 AM | Report abuse

Actually I saw it on the mag stand here in Manhattan at a Duane Reade on 42nd & 8th. A few people in line chuckled. "Death Panels aisle 3"

Posted by: MerrillFrank | February 2, 2010 2:12 AM | Report abuse

I'll make an educated guess : All who hates Palin are evolutionists. It's normally the emblem of leftist idealism.

If it's an evolutionist, it must be an idiot.

Posted by: spidermean2 | February 2, 2010 1:17 AM | Report abuse

Who the hell buys this stuff?

Posted by: kls1 | February 2, 2010 12:20 AM | Report abuse

I'm guessing it won't have a Levi Johnston centerfold.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 2, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

"It also shows her as cute and chubby little girl with glasses, the lone brunette among three blond and sandy-haired siblings."

Well, her hairdresser's taken care of that!

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 2, 2010 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Sorry Attucks.

Next up: Sarah Palin hair Bump-its.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 1, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Does it come with crayons?

Posted by: post_reader_in_wv | February 1, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Next up: Sarah Palin Vanilla Soft-Serve. 100% empty calories.

Posted by: Attucks | February 1, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

parkerfl1 wrote:
What's next, the Sarah Palin TV network to challenge Oprah?

I thought that's what Pat Robertson's network is.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 1, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Are these the same publishers who produced "Catmopolitan" and "Dogue"?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 1, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse

"The untold story." You mean her book didn't tell, "the untold story?" SUCKERS!!!

Posted by: kubrickstan | February 1, 2010 11:24 PM | Report abuse

And all we got to do folks is see the balance in Palin's check book when she QUIT as governor and what the balance is now to realize, its all about her, all about money, and as much as her greedy hands can get before the Palin overkill effect occurs. God knows it can't happen soon enough.

Posted by: kubrickstan | February 1, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Oh my God! You have got to be kidding me. With 100 new pictures too. WOW! This will sell well in Wal-Mart no doubt at the check out counter. So, today we have an article about a Palin one issue magazine...but nothing about Palin buying 600,000 copies of Going Rouge with her PAC money at 5 bucks a pop, then turning around and re-selling them to the suckers that follow her, for 100 buck for a profit. I really feel sorry for the Palin followers, there getting taken hook line and sinker...but Sara, she's getting rich on your stupidity. Anyway, it's your money to waste.

Posted by: kubrickstan | February 1, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin Magazine. That sure sounds like a snoozer!

Posted by: JimZ1 | February 1, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Why stop with a one-off?

What's worked for Oprah Winfrey, Rachael Ray, Joyce Meyer and Martha Stewart would certainly work for Gov. Palin. The only trick is finding a publisher savvy and cynical enough to launch "Sarah: The Magazine."

Posted by: mattintx | February 1, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Lying money hungry wench. She lied to the people of Alaska, and quit as gov. All she wants is what's best for Sarah. She'd prob quit the Presidency for enough money...except she would love the power trip too much. Any clown that would vote for her should have their head examined.

Posted by: firecat20906 | February 1, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

What's next, the Sarah Palin TV network to challenge Oprah?

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: parkerfl1 | February 1, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

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