'Going Rouge': The Sarah Palin coloring book

By Stephen Lowman

Love her or hate her, people are drawn to Sarah Palin. Now, a new book wants you to color her.

(Images courtesy of Michael Stinson; Click to Enlarge)

One year after the race for the White House, publishers have released several books about the GOP vice presidential candidate. The most anticipated is her own memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life," which lands on store shelves on Nov. 17 and is tops in pre-orders on Amazon and Barnes & Noble's websites.

Will there be parodies? You betcha.

In fact, the two spoof books share the same title. "Going Rouge: Sarah Palin - An American Nightmare" features essays by writers for The Nation, a liberal magazine. The other is "Going Rouge -- The Sarah Palin Rogue Coloring and Activity Book" by husband and wife team Julie Sigwart and Michael Stinson.

"That other book just has a bunch of words," joked Stinson of The Nation's book. "We got pictures!"

But coloring pictures is only half of it. There are mazes such as "Help Sarah find her way to the White House" (hint: it's impossible) and a cut-out paper doll page titled "Dress Sarah for Success!" (wardrobe options include an Alaskan wolf pelt skirt). There's also a word search with this theme: "Sarah wins nomination for Pres! Who will she pick for her Veep?" Names to be found include Rush Limbaugh, Joe the Plummer, and Hairstylist.

Stinson, 57, and his wife are long-time liberal political activists who live in Ocean Pines, Md., and work as graphic artists.

He is also well acquainted with the Alaskan terrain. He worked there as a uranium prospector in the 1970s. At one point the helicopter he was flying in crashed over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Stinson, along with the rest of crew, spent a week in the remote wilderness before they were found. ("We actually did talk about cannibalism.")

Echoing Palin's "drill, baby, drill" statement from her vice presidential debate, he said the goal of the coloring book is to have it "sell, baby, sell!" He called the response to date "phenomenal," especially among bookstores in Alaska.

"We decided to do something playful and spontaneous," said Stinson, who used to collect every issue of Mad Magazine. "We also figured a coloring book was the perfect vehicle in which to lampoon her."

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Doesn't she have a state to run?
A VP role in DC to fix the GW Bush mess?
Kids to raise?
Grandkids to support?
Geography class to attend?

Oh that's right, Biden is the VP and she quit her dayjob. Maybe one day (very dobtful though), she'll actually get a relevant national or worldwide role, one she really wants badly. Until then, this book will do I guess.

Posted by: kedavis | November 6, 2009 3:06 PM

I certainly do not love nor hate Sarah Palin
I simply can not stand the sight of, the sound of or anything written of her.
I only comment in what appears a near hopeless effort to get people to stop placing this brain dead female on the pages of the media sites that I frequent
The only reason we even know about this uneducated twit is because John McCain exploited her being a female in his lame efforts to win a Presidency he surely did not deserve even prior to such an insulting move in the political theater
But now we seem stuck with a personality that does not even qualify for tabloid newspapers, each and near everyday in some shape or form
A book she did not and most likely could not write, and may not even be able to read
News of her "low key" book tour, if it is so low key, why is it on the front pages of the news?
With all of the things that are going on in this world, news of Sarah Palin should only be found on the comic pages, for she and anyone that wants to follow such nonsense deserve to find themselves there
Let those of us that truly care about this country and the world NOT have to sift past more dull and meaningless information about a woman that is dull and meaningless.

Posted by: paradislarry | November 6, 2009 3:28 PM

The coloring book appears to have a typo in the title "Going Rouge" it says. All this rogue can do is put on rouge and have a nice day! Give us more than this people ...

Posted by: gordonj1 | November 6, 2009 3:38 PM

That is about the only book that Dim Wit Palin could read.

Posted by: Classic60 | November 6, 2009 3:52 PM

There is not enough lipstick in the whole world to paint this pig. Palin should disappear and not be remembered by anyone.

"paradislarry" pretty much says it all!

Posted by: surfer-joe | November 6, 2009 3:56 PM

I'm sick of Palin too, but I think it's important to remind people of how low the electoral process sunk that someone so incredibly unqualified was actually running for VP on the ticket of a (once) major party.

Posted by: fluxgirl | November 6, 2009 4:16 PM

Finally a book that the wingnuts can enjoy too.

Posted by: scon101 | November 6, 2009 4:23 PM

She seeks attention and you gave it to her.
PS. I did not read this article.

Posted by: whocares666 | November 6, 2009 4:39 PM

If she was unattractive, she would have fallen off the radar screen months ago. America is a strange country. Remember Harriet Miers?

Posted by: fmjk | November 6, 2009 4:55 PM

People who care about people recognize Sarah Palin as the most caring person in America...
No one but, the absolute most caring person in America would continue in the face of the onslaught of the cr*p hurled at Sarah Palin...
It's clear, who the evil fear...
No one favorably compares to Sarah Palin... No one...

Posted by: Archarito | November 6, 2009 7:28 PM

What people are "drawn to Sarah Palin?" I don't get the attraction to this misinformed, yet incredibly arrogant and assertive person. She's a classic example of the old saying that empty barrels make the loudest noise.

Posted by: ejs2 | November 6, 2009 7:52 PM

Those sound hysterical. I may have to get copies, and some for my firiends - especially conservative ones.....

Posted by: John1263 | November 6, 2009 8:24 PM

It's already an established fact that we'll be paying more than a hefty price for years to come for the mistakes of the previous eight years with Bush. Ironically, Bush himself knew enough to drop out of the limelight after his second term was over.

The mere idea of Palin's abject "not quite brightness," and the stupidity of taking all of the latter on the road, moreover anybody supporting it, has the potential of weakening our stance in our global positioning to nothing more than being a tremendous laughingstock. The reputation of us as voting citizens is already sorely tarnished. To be blunt, we look like a bunch of blithering , wishy-washy, wimpy, "not quite bright" (see above) idiots!

Unfortunately, even taking the time to lampoon her is giving her power. That may be the only thing her feeble-mindedness has gotten right, and she knows it.

Posted by: BillfromNY | November 8, 2009 1:33 PM

Go Sarah! We LOVE SARAH! She should be President! I'm sure she would get more done than this fella in there now is. Those pesky liberal greenie fools will have it coming when the lights go off and the birds stop chirping. Heck, windmills and solar panels are for nut jobs with pink flags stuck to their beanies. Even their commie red buddies over in China stick their noses up at them! I think a uranium miner should know better. Ya sure ain't gunna find many greenie liberal buddies supportin' ya mining for nuke fuel pal! I chop trees, shoot caribou and burn rubber in my ski-doo. God bless big oil and Sarah and her good looks! GHG all the way!

Posted by: caribousteaks | November 9, 2009 10:24 AM

Wow, so much hate from such tolerent, open minded liberal minds. Hypocrites.

Posted by: a3strand | November 12, 2009 5:39 PM

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