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bjkeefe
11-14-2009, 06:32 PM
Release day for Going Rouge (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/10/oh-hey-two-new-books.html) is almost upon us, you betcha!

In related news about a related book, the liberal media with their biased elitist NotRealAmerican liberal media gotcha ways has done some liberally biased so-called "fact" checking so typical of the liberal media filter: "Palin's Book Goes Rogue on Some Facts (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/11/13/us/politics/AP-US-Palin-Book-Fact-Check.html)."

Angry John McCain's angry campaign staffers are mighty angry (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29504.html)!

Maybe some of them have low self-esteem (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/11/lies-of-sarah-part-1-of-what-is-likely.html), too, hmmm?

Leaked! Wonkette got hold of three pages, displayed here (http://wonkette.com/412200/hey-look-its-a-picture-of-a-page-from-going-rogue), and here (http://wonkette.com/412204/more-dirty-photos-from-going-rogue), also.

Roy Edroso (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2009/11/i-get-scoop-six-sizzling-excerpts-from.html) claims he has six more, also, too.

Finally, if you're fresh out of emetics, Disgrace to Bloggingheads Nation Young Matthew Continetti is slobbering all over the WSJ op-ed page (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704576204574529770560352200.html) about ... guess who!

[Added] Those of you not feeling the need for reverse peristalsis may prefer the Shorter version, from TBogg (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2009/11/13/tossing-sarahs-salad/).

[Added2] Scott Lemieux (http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2009/11/sarah-palin-hack-watch.html) has a <strike>Shorter</strike> Verbatim Matthew Continetti. Alaska resident and one-time B'head Dave Noon (http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2009/11/its-like-book-elegantly-bound-but-in.html) has a longer reaction to the piece.

[Added3] Fortunately, "cult of personality (http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=29687)" remains a phrase operative only when applied to Barack Obama.

TwinSwords
11-16-2009, 07:43 AM
Palin on her Facebook page:

Really? Still Making Things Up?
Yesterday at 2:43am

The book tour starts this week, and I look forward to it! I'm most looking forward to meeting many of you, shaking your hands, and telling you,"Thanks for loving America." I'll give you a scoop here and tell you what's on the book's Dedication Page – it's dedicated to you – Patriots – who love the U.S.A. as much as I do.

Amazingly, but not surprisingly, the AP somehow nabbed a copy of the book before it was released. They're now erroneously reporting on the book's contents and are repeating many of the same things they spewed during the campaign and afterwards. We've heard 11 writers are engaged in this opposition research, er, "fact checking" research! Imagine that – 11 AP reporters dedicating time and resources to tearing up the book, instead of using the time and resources to "fact check" what's going on with Sheik Mohammed's trial, Pelosi's health care takeover costs, Hasan's associations, etc. Amazing.

We'll keep setting the record straight, and we'll keep reminding some in the media that Americans are very tired of their non-objective reporting. A great, recent post that accomplishes this is a Conservatives4Palin post. It's got some nice fact checking included. As always, they did a great job holding some of the media accountable for spreading more misinformation and for making things up. You can read it here. Enjoy!

And I can't wait to see you! God bless the fight for freedom! Keep up the great work, Patriots who love this country.

- Sarah Palin

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=174541533434

bjkeefe
11-16-2009, 12:43 PM
Palin on her Facebook page:



http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=174541533434

Her linking to Conservatives4Palin to do fact-checking of the fact-checkers is pretty comical. That's about the same as editing your own Wikipedia page, using your friend's computer.

bjkeefe
11-16-2009, 04:08 PM
It appears that the National Review Online has started a new blog called "Rogue (http://wonkette.com/412225/national-review-now-has-a-full-blog-about-going-rogue)," dedicated to ... you guessed it. If you have the bitters about the liberal media and their unfair "fact" checking of She Who Must Not Be Spoken Ill Of, In Part Because Her Book Is As Unimpeachable As The Bible, send in an email. Looks like they will print almost anything!

The person in charge of this new standard in journamalism is named Robert Costa. I don't know anything about him, except that the tagline at the bottom of other (http://www.google.com/search?q=Robert+Costa+William+F.+Buckley+Jr.+Fello w) of his NRO efforts reads:

Robert Costa is the William F. Buckley Jr. Fellow at the National Review Institute.

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[Added] A typical entry on this most important of blogs is this (http://www.nationalreview.com/rogue/post/?q=MDY1ZjM1ZWYxNmVmNjAxZTcyZjk5MTQwYTkwM2ZiYjM=) blockquote beginning …

Meanwhile, Facebook allows Palin to burnish her policy credentials …

Can you guess which Matthew Continetti said that?

claymisher
11-16-2009, 04:26 PM
It appears that the National Review Online has started a new blog called "Rogue (http://wonkette.com/412225/national-review-now-has-a-full-blog-about-going-rogue)," dedicated to ... you guessed it. If you have the bitters about the liberal media and their unfair "fact" checking of She Who Must Not Be Spoken Ill Of, In Part Because Her Book Is As Unimpeachable As The Bible, send in an email. Looks like they will print almost anything!

The person in charge of this new standard in journamalism is named Robert Costa. I don't know anything about him, except that the tagline at the bottom of other (http://www.google.com/search?q=Robert+Costa+William+F.+Buckley+Jr.+Fello w) of his NRO efforts reads:

I'm guessing they're getting paid by the publisher for that blog.

bjkeefe
11-16-2009, 04:31 PM
I'm guessing they're getting paid by the publisher for that blog.

Oh, the publisher of The Book! Took me a few seconds -- I was thinking "Publisher ...? Of NRO ...?"

Sorry I am not as fast some fancy coastal elites.

Starwatcher162536
11-16-2009, 04:52 PM
Is there some particular reason this women is still receiving attention? I am fairly sure her political career is over.

bjkeefe
11-16-2009, 04:52 PM
It appears that the National Review Online has started a new blog called "Rogue (http://wonkette.com/412225/national-review-now-has-a-full-blog-about-going-rogue)," dedicated to ... you guessed it. If you have the bitters about the liberal media and their unfair "fact" checking of She Who Must Not Be Spoken Ill Of, In Part Because Her Book Is As Unimpeachable As The Bible, send in an email. Looks like they will print almost anything!

Credit where credit is due, maybe, or perhaps this speaks to worries among the NROers about Palin's star power. In any case, the Rogue Blogue links (http://www.nationalreview.com/rogue/post/?q=YWYzMjFmMGE3OWEzNDViNjJkMWFlYjJjZTcxMWVkMzc=) to a David Corn piece, "Why Sarah Palin Is Bad for the GOP (http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/11/16/why-sarah-palin-is-bad-for-the-gop/)."

bjkeefe
11-16-2009, 05:02 PM
Is there some particular reason this women is still receiving attention? I am fairly sure her political career is over.

As the Corn article that I linked to above (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=138584#post138584) lays out, your view is strongly at odds with much of the Republican Party's base, including many who have lately become disenchanted with the GOP because it does not, to them, embrace what they perceive Palin represents.

Second, like it or not, she has name recognition almost every other politician doesn't (and would kill for). She is going to drive some of the discourse.

To that end, it is my view that it is worth paying attention to her, if for no other reason than to provide a counterweight to the massive pro-Palin machine already revved up and running.

Also, it provides comic relief.

bjkeefe
11-16-2009, 05:15 PM
Credit where credit is due, maybe, or perhaps this speaks to worries among the NROers about Palin's star power. In any case, the Rogue Blogue links (http://www.nationalreview.com/rogue/post/?q=YWYzMjFmMGE3OWEzNDViNjJkMWFlYjJjZTcxMWVkMzc=) to a David Corn piece, "Why Sarah Palin Is Bad for the GOP (http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/11/16/why-sarah-palin-is-bad-for-the-gop/)."

RB also links (http://www.nationalreview.com/rogue/post/?q=ZDIxNmVkMTY2ZGM3ZWM0ZDhhMWVhN2FlYTM1YWYxZDE=) to a new Hitchens piece (http://www.newsweek.com/id/222794) in Newsweek. Excerpt:

The Palin problem, then, might be that she cynically incites a crowd that she has no real intention of pleasing. If she were ever to get herself to the nation's capital, the teabaggers would be just as much on the outside as they are now, and would simply have been the instruments that helped get her elected. In my own not-all-that-humble opinion, duping the hicks is a degree or two worse than condescending to them. It's also much more dangerous, because it meanwhile involves giving a sort of respectability to ideas that were discredited when William Jennings Bryan was last on the stump. The Weekly Standard (itself not exactly a prairie-based publication) might want to think twice before flirting with popular delusions and resentments that are as impossible to satisfy as the demand for a silver standard or a ban on the teaching of Darwin, and are for that very reason hard to tamp down. Many of Palin's admirers seem to expect that, on receipt of the Republican Party nomination, she would immediately embark on a crusade against Wall Street and the banks. This notion is stupid to much the same degree that it is irresponsible.

Then there's the question of character and personality. Decades ago, Walter Dean Burnham pointed out that right-wing populists tended to fail because they projected anger and therefore also attracted it. (He was one of the few on the left to predict that the genial Ronald Reagan would win for this very reason.) Let's admit that Sarah Palin is more attractive—some might even want to say more appealing—than much of her enraged core constituency. But then all we are considering is a point of packaging and marketing, where charm is supposed to make up for what education and experience have failed thus far to supply. We are further obliged to consider the question: exactly how charming is the Joan of Arc of the New Right, who also hears voices speaking to her of "spiritual warfare"?

I admit that I have winced at some of the lurid speculations about Governor Palin's family life, and thought them unkind and tasteless even as I lapped them up. She now claims that Levi Johnston is a fabricator when he describes a wildly dysfunctional Palin household. So then: what if she's right about him? It wasn't the liberal elite media who dug up this scapegrace and nudity artist. It was the Republican nominee for the vice presidency who hauled the lad before the cameras and forced us to look at him: a fit husband for her beloved daughter and an example to errant youth in general. Once again, one is compelled to ask which would be worse: a Sarah Palin who really meant what she merely seemed to say, or a Sarah Palin who would say anything at all for a cheap burst of applause.

This is not a small matter for the Republican Party. (And again: it was senior Republican operatives, and not jeering liberals, who told my Vanity Fair colleague Todd Purdum about the hectic atmosphere, of hysteria and collapsing scenery, that accompanied their lame attempt to present Sarah Palin as plausible during the last campaign.) The United States has to stand or fall by being the preeminent nation of science, modernity, technology, and higher education. Some of these needful phenomena, for historical reasons, will just happen to concentrate in big cities and in secular institutions and even—yes—on the dreaded East Coast. Modernity can be wrenching, as indeed can capitalism, and there will always be "out" groups who feel themselves disrespected or left behind. The task and duty of a serious politician, as Edmund Burke emphasized so well, is to reason with such people and not to act as their megaphone or ventriloquist. Sarah Palin appears to have no testable core conviction except the belief (which none of her defenders denies that she holds, or at least has held and not yet repudiated) that the end of days and the Second Coming will occur in her lifetime. This completes the already strong case for allowing her to pass the rest of her natural life span as a private citizen.

bjkeefe
11-17-2009, 11:00 AM
... some fundie is OUTRAGED (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2009/11/16/david-brody-does-not-want-this-newsweek-boner-he-might-be-having/) that Newsweek did a cover story on St. Sarah and used a picture she posed for.

Is there no end to this biased liberal sexist media's sexist liberal bias??!1?

bjkeefe
11-17-2009, 05:35 PM
A book review review (http://wonkette.com/412251/legendary-masterworks-matthew-continettis-review-of-going-rogue):

Legendary Masterworks: Matthew Continetti’s Review Of ‘Going Rogue’

Now that the Washington Post no longer practices journalism, it can eschew standard editorial practices, such as having its staff book critic review a new book, for wackier PR flourishes, like having one semi-famous Democrat and one semi-famous Republican each write very predictable reviews of an insanely polarizing Republican politician’s new book. Today, the Post’s “liberal” review (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/16/AR2009111603752.html) of Going Rogue came from Ana Marie Cox, who “cannot claim to have completely read ‘Going Rogue,’” but still thought it sucked. It’s more than understandable. But the Weekly Standard’s priggish Matthew Continetti did read the book for his conservative review (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/16/AR2009111603721.html?waporef=ak), which is brilliant beyond all measure.

Each of Continetti’s first four paragraphs deserves its own Pulitzer, in every category:

The rest. (http://wonkette.com/412251/legendary-masterworks-matthew-continettis-review-of-going-rogue)

[Added] Some (http://wonkette.com/412251/legendary-masterworks-matthew-continettis-review-of-going-rogue#comment-460378) of (http://wonkette.com/412251/legendary-masterworks-matthew-continettis-review-of-going-rogue#comment-460380) the (http://wonkette.com/412251/legendary-masterworks-matthew-continettis-review-of-going-rogue#comment-460411) comments (http://wonkette.com/412251/legendary-masterworks-matthew-continettis-review-of-going-rogue#comment-460406) are outstanding (http://wonkette.com/412251/legendary-masterworks-matthew-continettis-review-of-going-rogue#comment-460407).

bjkeefe
11-17-2009, 08:58 PM
The new blogger at Instaputz, Ed of Gin and Tacos fame, reviews The Book of Sarah (http://instaputz.blogspot.com/2009/11/review-going-rogue.html). It begins:

Following American politics for the last two decades (and teaching about it for the last six years) I often feel like our political spectacles have taken on the air of an elaborate Dadaist performance piece, with each “Tea Party,” Fox News segment, and Republican Savior more egregiously blurring the lines between reality, farce, and surrealism. We watch each Sarah Palin or Bobby Jindal speech fully expecting Ashton Kutcher to appear and let us in on the joke, informing America that it has in fact been punk’d and laughing uproariously at our gullibility. Our collective capacity for credulity has been strained to breaking.

Now we are faced with the daunting task of wrapping our minds around the Palin memoir Going Rogue, appearing atop a bestseller list near you. Millions of copies will be sold of a book written by someone who can’t write, intended for an audience that doesn’t read, about the thoughts of a person who doesn’t think. God is dead.

If you are in a hurry, here is the succinct version of this review: Going Rogue is shit. It is groundbreaking in its banality and disregard for facts. If you are sentient, it will pain you to read it. Imagine watching your parents 69 one another while John Madden sits behind you and bellows out color commentary and you will have some idea of how excruciating and profoundly scarring it is to plow through each page of this wholly fictional monument to self-aggrandized mediocrity.

The rest. (http://instaputz.blogspot.com/2009/11/review-going-rogue.html)

bjkeefe
11-18-2009, 07:34 AM
Many of the McCain campaign staffers are none too happy about this book, and so they are releasing more scuttlebutt-type emails from last year, which makes for some entertaining reading (http://politics.theatlantic.com/2009/11/e-mails_portray_palin_campaign_trail_chaos.php) (via (http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=29997)).

Gotta laugh at this:

http://politics.theatlantic.com/emails.JPG

bjkeefe
11-18-2009, 08:04 AM
General JC Christian, patriot ("An 11 on the manly scale of absolute gender" | home (http://patriotboy.blogspot.com/)), has a review up on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/review/R35WSCBIWF503D/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm).

It begins:

There are many kinds of truth. There are truths based on facts, truths based on faith, and truths based on something that sounds as if it should be true (truthiness). Then there's the kind of truth we find in Sarah's book: stories and concepts that become truths simply because she states them. She's a lot like our Lord and Savior, Glen Beck, in that respect.

(h/t: Ed/Instaputz (http://instaputz.blogspot.com/2009/11/flat-out-awesome.html))

bjkeefe
11-18-2009, 11:53 AM
Alaska resident and one-time B'head Dave Noon reviews Chapter 1. Opening sentence:

I should note at the outset that Going Rogue is substantially worse than even I could have predicted.

The rest. (http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2009/11/going-rogue-chapter-1.html)

bjkeefe
11-18-2009, 12:41 PM
Why won't any of our conservative commenters chastise Laura Ingraham (http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/11/ingraham-pelosi-did-everything-but-sell-her-own-body-to-pass-health-care-reform.php)?

(via The World's Best Emailer (http://www.thenation.com/blogs/altercation/497335/slacker_saturday), whose Part the Fifth is even better (via (http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2009/11/pierce-on-paglia.html)))

bjkeefe
11-18-2009, 01:11 PM
Lindsay Beyerstein (via TBogg (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2009/11/17/wider-baby-smiling-you-just-made-a-million/)): "The truth hurts: Newsweek's Palin cover (http://majikthise.typepad.com/majikthise_/2009/11/the-truth-hurts-newsweeks-palin-cover-.html)."

bjkeefe
11-18-2009, 04:42 PM
... begins:

The most unbelievable thing about Going Rogue, by the author-function "Sarah Palin," is that it's supposed to be self-serving. The problem a self-serving narrative about Sarah Palin confronts is that it's about Sarah Palin, whose entire life, it appears, consists of worse and worse attempts to create self-serving narratives explaining away bigger and bigger fuck-ups. Going Rogue's burden is that it must claim to be the definitive, encyclopedic explanation, the final excuse, for a long history of failure begat by failure; it's an epic of failure, if you will, and if the goal here is some kind of ultimate vindication, well, it is monumentally unsuccessful. Going Rogue is, at bottom, the story of every one of Sarah Palin's projects ending in grotesque catastrophe; it is only self-serving in the sense that these catastrophes either prove benign or turn out to be some other schlub's fault. If everything I knew about Sarah Palin came from this book (and basically it does), I would say her life has been like a play in which a deus-ex-machina descends at the end of every act to bestow peace and harmony, except the deus forgot to put on pants and everyone's just standing around going "uhhhh..." and then the lights go out and the scene changes.

The rest. (http://whiskeyfire.typepad.com/whiskey_fire/2009/11/return-after-reading.html)

Whatfur
11-18-2009, 05:04 PM
First they are dumpster diving in Willow and now this... (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/17/ap-turns-heads-devoting-reporters-palin-book-fact-check/)

bjkeefe
11-18-2009, 05:23 PM
First they are dumpster diving in Willow and now this... (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/17/ap-turns-heads-devoting-reporters-palin-book-fact-check/)

Asked and answered:

Did you know that the AP has a team of investigators pouring over Sarah Palin's book?

I'm shocked, shocked that someone who has spent her every waking moment for the past fourteen months grasping for media attention is getting media attention. The outrage!!!1!

handle
11-18-2009, 05:58 PM
I was, for a fleeting moment, positively giddy over the possibility of Rupert Murdoch's wet dream peeling off 20 or 30% of the GOP presidential vote, but then I got a glimpse into the past as it will probably relate to the future:

Many of her basest base will be too distracted studying Mayan calendars, dusting off their old Y2k generators, and restocking their bomb shelters in ritual accordance with the now decennial doomsday delusion, to be much help to the campaign.

Color me sad.....

And speaking of y2k/2012, why a bunch of religious zealots, who believe they will no doubt be recalled to god's green pastures just prior to the end of everything, would need any preparation other than righteousness of the soul, or at least the appearance of such, is beyond me.
Not to mention how a survival kit of even the highest caliber could save one from armaggedon. Perhaps someone from the paranoid contingent here can explain... there's still at least one left that I know of...

Palin 2012! We can at least shoot for the convention.
Why didn't they let her speak? This isn't my America!

PS It just flashed on how fun it will be to watch the recovering-alcoholic-coke-head-turned-Mormon lead his minions to the promised land! Don't forget the duct tape!

I feel much better now, thanks.

Whatfur
11-18-2009, 06:41 PM
Asked and answered:

Sure there is an obvious question about why on earth the AP would dedicate 11 people to fact-checking the book. But like the dumpster diving and now this...Obama gets a pass. But sure let them dig and spin and she will make a few million on book sales.

handle
11-18-2009, 06:58 PM
Sure there is an obvious question about why on earth the AP would dedicate 11 people to fact-checking the book. But like the dumpster diving and now this...Obama gets a pass. But sure let them dig and spin and she will make a few million on book sales.

Furus R aginus has a point :

No one scrutinizes Obama like they do Palin.

It's complete horseshit, however.

bjkeefe
11-18-2009, 07:04 PM
Sure there is an obvious question about why on earth the AP would dedicate 11 people to fact-checking the book. But like the dumpster diving and now this...Obama gets a pass. But sure let them dig and spin and she will make a few million on book sales.

I don't know what you mean by "dumpster diving." Unless you're talking about something Michelle Malkkkin (http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=8839) did.

Why AP would put 11 people on this is easily understood by accepting these facts: Palin has been asking for more than a year for all spotlights to be kept on her, her book was near the top of the bestseller lists even before it was published, she is an object of fascination in that trainwreck sort of way, and she has a long history of lying.

The claim that "Obama gets a pass" is just wingnuttery at its most banal. Type it if it makes you feel better, but it doesn't make it even remotely true.

TwinSwords
11-18-2009, 07:07 PM
Sure there is an obvious question about why on earth the AP would dedicate 11 people to fact-checking the book. But like the dumpster diving and now this...Obama gets a pass. But sure let them dig and spin and she will make a few million on book sales.

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1863/petecry.gif

AemJeff
11-18-2009, 08:45 PM
This pretty fairly sums up how I feel about it.

Competence
(http://www.amconmag.com/larison/2009/11/17/competence/)
After reading some of the things (http://spectator.org/archives/2009/11/17/palins-popularity-vs-media-man) Palinites (http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/democrats-go-berserk-over-going-rogue.html) have been writing this week, I am tempted to say that they are “objectively” pro-Obama inasmuch as they are doing their very best to make Obama’s re-election secure. It’s tempting, but it wouldn’t be entirely fair. What is a bit sad is simply how out of it Palinites are. R.S. McCain imagines that Palin is extremely popular. This is true only among a shrinking number of Republicans. Douglas thinks that Palin is powerful because she has become a favorite pinata of the left. In fact, she has very little power outside the conservative cocoon where she receives so much praise and deference. As her favorability ratings show, the intense and concentrated opposition to her has helped turn most of the public against her; Palin has managed to do the rest all by herself. That is evidence of her political weakness. She certainly generates a remarkable degree of irrational loathing, but then she also generates irrational and excessive admiration that makes her supporters believe absurd things about her and her political potential.

Whatfur
11-19-2009, 07:51 AM
Yes Sexism. (http://www.pjtv.com/v/2731)

bjkeefe
11-19-2009, 09:02 AM
Yes Sexism. (http://www.pjtv.com/v/2731)

Did you follow the links here (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=138839#post138839)? I think that's the final word on the shallowness of the "sexist" claim.

Whatfur
11-19-2009, 12:37 PM
Did you follow the links here (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=138839#post138839)? I think that's the final word on the shallowness of the "sexist" claim.

OMG...who keeps fucking dying and giving you the ability to choose who gets the last word? If you don't think the Newsweek cover was sexist then you are so blinded by your own bias that you opinion holds no water whatsoever.

I loved the statement by one of the "trifecta" saying the NewsweAk took a time out from its Obama cheerleading to slam Palin.

look
11-19-2009, 01:05 PM
you sexy thing, you sexy thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xkw8ip43Vk)

bjkeefe
11-19-2009, 02:16 PM
Annie Lowrey, Foreign Policy:

My theory, now resoundingly disproven, went something like this. During the campaign, Palin suffered a number of humiliations, her lack of basic knowledge about foreign affairs chief among them. Most famously, during her agonizing interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson, she flubbed a question about the six-year-old Bush Doctrine of military preemption and later implied her knowledge of international affairs comes from Alaska's geographic proximity to Russia.

Since the campaign and her resignation from the governorship, Palin has engaged in just one public appearance and made just a handful of public statements. Nevertheless, these have at least evinced policy coherence entirely missing during the campaign. In a July opinion piece (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/13/AR2009071302852_pf.html) for the Washington Post, she provided a standard conservative argument against a cap-and-trade approach to combating climate change. In a speech in Hong Kong in September, she provided boilerplate libertarian-conservative talking points on the Federal Reserve and Asia policy. Perhaps, I thought, we were witnessing a rare political adolescence, an ideologically incoherent candidate going through the policy furnace and emerging forged. Perhaps Randy Scheunemann, the former foreign-policy advisor to John McCain, and others still working with Palin had helped her crystallize her world view. Perhaps there might be evidence of a nascent Palin Doctrine in Going Rogue.

Perhaps I need to lay off the sauce.

The rest. (http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2009/11/18/is_there_a_palin_doctrine)

(h/t: Adam Serwer (http://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/5864084444))

bjkeefe
11-19-2009, 02:21 PM
... now doing GOTCHA INTERVIEWS!!!1! (http://wonkette.com/412297/sarah-palin-has-no-idea-what-iran-and-therefore-iraq-is) of St. Sarah?

bjkeefe
11-19-2009, 02:38 PM
[...]

Bérubé, too. (http://www.michaelberube.com/index.php/weblog/dang/)

kezboard
11-19-2009, 03:17 PM
The Slate (http://www.slate.com/id/2235917/) and New Republic (http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/the-going-rogue-index) "Going Rogue" indexes. Helpfully, the TNR one contains a list of every single person who Sarah Palin mentioned as having been mean to her.

bjkeefe
11-19-2009, 04:10 PM
[...] Helpfully, the TNR one contains a list of every single person who Sarah Palin mentioned as having been mean to her.

Hard to believe they could fit that list on the server.

kezboard
11-19-2009, 05:53 PM
Well, not all of them even really exist outside Sarah's mind (see "Hypothetical critics of fifth pregnancy"), and if they were all named, the resulting list would probably include half the people in the country.

bjkeefe
11-19-2009, 06:39 PM
Well, not all of them even really exist outside Sarah's mind (see "Hypothetical critics of fifth pregnancy") ...

WIN.

bjkeefe
11-19-2009, 07:04 PM
Alaska resident and one-time B'head Dave Noon reviews Chapter 1. Opening sentence:

The rest. (http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2009/11/going-rogue-chapter-1.html)

The review of Chapter 2 is now up, and it begins:

The funniest sentence thus far in Going Rogue occurs about a third of the way through the second chapter when our heroine -- speaking through the Palinese translator Lynn Vincent -- declares that "life is too short to hold a grudge."

The rest. (http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2009/11/going-rogue-chapter-2.html)

Whatfur
11-19-2009, 08:38 PM
No the funniest thing is that it sold 300,000 copies the first day. (http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-11-19/palins-gold-mine/)

bjkeefe
11-19-2009, 11:19 PM
No the funniest thing is that it sold 300,000 copies the first day. (http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-11-19/palins-gold-mine/)

And the saddest thing is that while this one-eyed quarter-bright trainwreck is conning the blind ...

Palin is not shy about Hoovering up cash left and right: give $100 (https://www.sarahpacdonate.com/fb) to her political action committee, and she’ll give you a “free” signed copy of her book.

... little starbursters (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/rich_lowrys_little_starbursts/) like you are alternately (1) reading only headlines of posts that you think will make a point for you and (2) using your other hand to clutch your pearls over The Very Idea (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=138911#post138911) that people would fact-check this book.

bjkeefe
11-20-2009, 09:28 AM
It's like deja vu all over again: Fox "News" busted for the second time in ten days (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/11/fox-news-busted-for-using-fake-crowd.html) for inserting old crowd footage to make it seem like a current event is better attended than it actually is. This time, it's on behalf of what David Zurawik (http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/11/sarah_palin_interviews_spinbab.html) calls the "Shill, Baby, Shill" book tour.

bjkeefe
11-20-2009, 09:49 AM
It's like deja vu all over again: Fox "News" busted for the second time in ten days (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/11/fox-news-busted-for-using-fake-crowd.html) ...

Oh, and speaking of the right-wing noise machine, we might as well record this slightly old piece of news, just for the record:

Rush calls Palin memoir "one of the most substantive policy books I've read" (http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200911130014)

I'm inclined to agree with Lawrence O'Donnell: when I think about it, this may actually be a rare true statement made by Limbaugh. His version of the Kinsley Gaffe, I guess.

Rush, I believe you. I cannot imagine you, in full recline on your Gulfstream, Cuban cigar in hand, struggling to get through a more substantive policy book than Sarah`s index and footnote free, score settling campaign memoir. No mind numbing charts or graphs, no big words, no scholarly Latin phrases, like caveat emptor. And I bet the pictures are, like, amazing.

(Transcript via The Whiners (http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/11/14/lawrence-odonnell-calls-rush-limbaugh-sarah-palin-idiots).)

bjkeefe
11-20-2009, 01:04 PM
Kevin K. at Rumproast (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/video_of_angry_wingnuts_booing_sarah_palin_calling _her_a_quitter_chantin/) headlines:

Video of Angry Wingnuts Booing Sarah Palin, Calling Her a “Quitter” & Chanting “Sign Our Books”

The Rumproast crew has gathered up more video clips and quoted much Facebook howling, for all of your mainlining schadenfreude needs.

(h/t: TavernWench (http://twitter.com/TavernWench/status/5892553963) | title: cf. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfD2PWx3WHg))

bjkeefe
11-20-2009, 02:26 PM
Or just incompetent (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/11/hey-maybe-they-really-are-fair-and.html)?

bjkeefe
11-20-2009, 07:48 PM
Jed Lewison (http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/11/20/806430/-Former-half-term-governor-ditches-fans-waiting-in-cold) (via John Cole (http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=30178)) has video highlights and quotes.

Jed's conclusion:

It's hard not to feel bad for these folks after they took time off work to meet their hero, but when your hero is a failed vice presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska who resigned halfway through her first term in office, you shouldn't really be surprised when she ditches you in the cold for something better.

John's:

Sorry, but I don’t feel bad at all about any moran who stood outside in the cold all day just to get Sarah’s autograph and then got stiffed by her. You got what you deserved, and please tear up your voter registration card in protest.

On the other hand, maybe you will get luckier on the Carrie PreJean book tour.

bjkeefe
11-20-2009, 08:01 PM
And now, a report from our man on scene, in Indiana: Doghouse Riley (http://doghouseriley.blogspot.com/2009/11/friday-andy-rooney-impressions.html).

bjkeefe
11-20-2009, 08:20 PM
... distilled to 35 seconds (http://instaputz.blogspot.com/2009/11/hehindeedy.html).

cragger
11-20-2009, 08:20 PM
Nod. If Newsweek featured one of those shots taken by a photog with a telephoto lens at a time Palin reasonably expected was private, or by one of those slimebags who literally lie in gutters trying to get a shot up some celebritiy's skirt as she gets out of a vehicle then Palin would have a valid complaint. Since the photo in question is in fact a carefully composed and posed shot with heavy political overtones that was taken specifically for publication, the only obvious conclusions are either she is totally nuts in complaining, or, far more likely, that it's just more deliberately false outrage to garner attention and continue the "pore lil ol me, I'm such a victim" shtick.

Of course starting this tread could be viewed as complicity in getting her attention I suppose. A mole?

bjkeefe
11-20-2009, 08:40 PM
OMG...who keeps fucking dying and giving you the ability to choose who gets the last word?

Take a breath, 'fur, take a breath. Recall that I said (emph. added):

I think that's the final word ...

Those words in boldface would be a sign that I am doing what is known as "expressing a personal opinion."

I realize this concept is frowned upon in Greater Wingnuttia, in deference to regurgitating the bile of Chairman Rush, Reichsmarschall Beck, and St. Sarah of Reagan, but try to remember that the real world is different from your bubble in many ways. This is one of them.

Whatfur
11-20-2009, 10:04 PM
No way? Way! (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jlxDCO3o2Lipkwnit2WjvF0TCa5gD9C3II6G0)

bjkeefe
11-20-2009, 11:13 PM
No way? Way! (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jlxDCO3o2Lipkwnit2WjvF0TCa5gD9C3II6G0)

Why do you keep repeating yourself (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=139091#post139091)? You seem uncertain. Maybe the realization that 1/4 of 1% (http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/president/) isn't really that significant a number, after all?

bjkeefe
11-20-2009, 11:13 PM
OMG...who keeps fucking dying and giving you the ability to choose who gets the last word?

Take a breath, 'fur, take a breath. Recall that I said (emph. added):

I think that's the final word ...

Those words in boldface would be a sign that I am doing what is known as "expressing a personal opinion."

However (http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2009/11/definitive-answer-to-question-is.html) ...

THE DEFINITIVE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION "IS NEWSWEEK'S PALIN COVER DISRESPECTFUL?"

From a couple of her greatest admirers (http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/11/national_media_adds_surreal_at.html) -- people who stood in line for hours to get copies of her book autographed in Grand Rapids, Michigan:

... Palin fans -- many who have been in line since before daybreak -- waited in lawn chairs with copies of Palin's new book "Going Rouge" near their feet....

Wyoming resident Matthew Witte said he was still a bit stunned after being interviewed by Maria Menounos from Access Hollywood. Witte figures Menounos picked him out of the crowd because he wore his U.S. Army fatigues....

The 26-year-old said he was caught off guard when Menounos whipped out the Newsweek magazine cover featuring Palin in a track suit and asked him if he thought it was sexist....

"I didn't feel it was sexist at all, it wasn't like she was in spandex," Witte said. "And with her figure she could sport spandex. I want a president that's fit. Healthcare is a big debate."

The question from Menounos amused Grand Rapids resident Mark Vainner who sat nearby.

"Why do they keep asking that?" Vainner said. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know if you show a guy a picture of a girl with boobs and say 'Does this bother you' the answer is going to be no."...

There you have it, straight from her fan base. This is what about her appeals to a significant portion of her base. Feel better now?

bjkeefe
11-21-2009, 12:18 AM
... why he doesn't like Sarah Palin (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/19/jon-stewart-explains-to-c_n_363387.html).

bjkeefe
11-21-2009, 08:41 AM
Dave's review of Chapter 3 (http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2009/11/going-rogue-chapter-3.html) is now available, and it starts this way:

I realize this is a pedantic complaint, but would it be possible for Sarah Palin to launch her chapters with epigraphs that aren't of dubious origin?

The first chapter, for example, opens with a quotation from Lou Holtz that the former football coach apparently wrote exclusively for this book (http://www.google.com/search?q=%22i+don%27t+believe+that+god+put+us+on+e arth+to+be+ordinary%22&sa=X&oi=print_back). (Alas, as it turns out, Palin and her ghostwriter were simply mangling a nearly identical aphorism (http://www.google.com/search?um=1&q=%22I%20can%27t%20believe%20that%20God%20put%20us %20on%20this%20earth%20to%20be%20ordinary.%22&lr=&sa=N&hl=en&tab=pw) that -- while always attributed to Holtz -- never leads back to an actual source and only appears in "inspirational" books of quotations.)

Chapter Two is introduced by a fake quote from Aristotle, who never in fact wrote that "Criticism is something we can avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, being nothing." Instead, such banalities are more properly credited to a book called Seeds of Change (http://books.google.com/books?id=Fd9Y-jlv1mQC&pg=PA52&dq=%22saying+nothing,+doing+nothing,+and+being+not hing%22+waitley&ei=K3UHS-ayKpi-lATPj-HcCQ&client=firefox-a#v=onepage&q=%22saying%20nothing%2C%20doing%20nothing%2C%20an d%20being%20nothing%22%20waitley&f=false) by Denis Waitley, a hack motivational speaker and author (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_Waitley) who once served as an executive for a skin-care Ponzi scheme (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usana).

So far as bungled epigraphs go, the third chapter is arguably the winner so far, attributing this nugget of wisdom to the renowned former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden:

Our land is everything to us.... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember than our grandfathers paid for it -- with their lives.

Now, if that's not the sort of thing you'd expect a hall of fame basketball coach to say, that's because, of course, he didn't. Students of American Indian history might recognize that passage as belonging instead to John Wooden Legs (http://books.google.com/books?id=zV-qZCG2m0EC&pg=PA34&dq=%22our+land+is+everything+to+us%22&ei=_GgHS8nyA4f-lATIteXqCQ&client=firefox-a#v=onepage&q=%22our%20land%20is%20everything%20to%20us%22&f=false), the post-WWII Northern Cheyenne tribal leader who -- though a contemporary of John Wooden's -- was not the same guy.

Yes, yes -- it's absurd to expect much from Sarah Palin, but imagine if these sorts of gaffes had appeared in books by Hillary Clinton or Obama himself.

***

OK, moving onward.

The rest. (http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2009/11/going-rogue-chapter-3.html)

Whatfur
11-21-2009, 09:39 AM
Why do you keep repeating yourself (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=139091#post139091)? You seem uncertain. Maybe the realization that 1/4 of 1% (http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/president/) isn't really that significant a number, after all?

Certainaly was enough to get y'all to shit your pants then and to keep wearing them until now.

Whatfur
11-21-2009, 09:40 AM
... why he doesn't like Sarah Palin (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/19/jon-stewart-explains-to-c_n_363387.html).

Ahhh yes, John Stewart...where all good libtards get their information.

bjkeefe
11-21-2009, 09:49 AM
Certainaly was enough to get y'all to shit your pants then and to keep wearing them until now.

Tell me ... do all wingnuts think that saying YORE SKARED!!!1! over and over will calm their own fears, or is it just you?

You will never make any progress with your political agenda until you admit to yourself that, for Democrats and liberals, the prominence of Sarah Palin could not be more delightful.

bjkeefe
11-21-2009, 09:57 AM
Ahhh yes, John Stewart...where all good libtards get their information.

Hard to believe you can't even spell Jon Stewart correctly, but given your recent posts, I guess four-letter words are becoming the only thing you know how to type.

I do enjoy your impotent fury, though, I have to admit that.

Oh, and yeah. We like Jon Stewart. He and the Daily Show crew do excellent (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/11/bed-wetter-wrap-up.html) work (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/11/media-watchdogging-of-week.html) on a (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/11/who-says-jon-stewart-cant-do.html) regular (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/07/so-you-think-you-can-douche.html) basis (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/07/jon-stewart-on-birthers.html), exposing the wingnuts for what they are, with far more guts than most purported "news" shows.

In addition, they're funny, of course. But I am not surprised you missed that -- humor is a concept that eludes you people, as evidenced by your sole reliance on "shit your pants" retorts.

Whatfur
11-21-2009, 10:03 AM
Hard to believe ...Jon Stewart. ...."shit your pants" retorts.

Whatever Branden.

bjkeefe
11-21-2009, 10:04 AM
Whatever Branden.

Thanks for your statement of surrender.

Whatfur
11-21-2009, 10:06 AM
... for Democrats and liberals, the prominence of Sarah Palin could not be more delightful.

Ya know, that's what y'all keep telling us yet your delight is alway peppered with vitriol and a smell like you might need a diaper change.

bjkeefe
11-21-2009, 10:11 AM
Ya know, that's what y'all keep telling us yet your delight is alway peppered with vitriol and a smell like you might need a diaper change.

Another correct prediction (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=139420#post139420) (final sentence).

Whatfur
11-21-2009, 10:23 AM
Another correct prediction (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=139420#post139420) (final sentence).


Declaring yourself the victor is tantamount to acknowledging your loss.


Yep.

bjkeefe
11-21-2009, 10:28 AM
Yep.

I didn't declare myself the victor. Just stating facts.

Congratulations on making it through a whole post without typing "shit your pants," though. Progress!

bjkeefe
11-21-2009, 10:32 AM
Dave's review of Chapter 3 (http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2009/11/going-rogue-chapter-3.html) is now available, and it starts this way:

More fact-checking from Dave Noon at another of his online homes: Turns out, Sarah Palin doesn't even know the history of Alaska (http://edgeofthewest.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/palins-folly/).

Whatfur
11-21-2009, 10:43 AM
I didn't declare myself the victor. Just stating facts.

Congratulations on making it through a whole post without typing "shit your pants," though. Progress!


Oh ok Brandon...and now that I have you trained in I don't need to type your new slogan. <insert monkey sound here>

bjkeefe
11-21-2009, 12:42 PM
<insert monkey sound here>

That seems like a step up from your usual "contributions" to this site.

kezboard
11-21-2009, 02:32 PM
I promise, we're not scared of Sarah Palin.

Whatfur
11-21-2009, 02:49 PM
I promise, we're not scared of Sarah Palin.

Not sure who you are speaking for. Don't you find the attention a failed VP candidate from a year old election has been getting ever since a bit odd? How do you explain the vitriol? How do you explain the apparent need to knock her down?...to make a hero out of her daughter's X-boyfriend? Who was John Kerry's running mate again? (bet you had to think at least twice).

handle
11-21-2009, 06:29 PM
Not sure who you are speaking for. Don't you find the attention a failed VP candidate from a year old election has been getting ever since a bit odd? How do you explain the vitriol? How do you explain the apparent need to knock her down?...to make a hero out of her daughter's X-boyfriend? Who was John Kerry's running mate again? (bet you had to think at least twice).

I agree with the Black Knight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKhEw7nD9C4) on this one, she is the embodiment of everything the now-disenfranchised political throwbacks stand for. She has all the essential qualities:

*Malignantly narcissistic.
*Stunningly obtuse, and unreflective.
*Exclusively subjective world view.
*Willfully and aggressively divorced from reality.
*Oversimplified, bumper-sticker, catch-phrase ideology.
*Persecution complex.

Vitriol shmitriol, She's perfect, and I love her.

What are my posting statistics now Sir Knight?

handle
11-21-2009, 06:36 PM
She has all the essential qualities:?

Correction: I meant core values... sorry.

bjkeefe
11-22-2009, 12:49 PM
The book’s most frequently dropped names, predictably enough, are the Lord and Ronald Reagan (though not necessarily in that order).

The rest. (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/22/opinion/22rich.html)

bjkeefe
11-22-2009, 02:26 PM
MoDo (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/22/opinion/22dowd.html) provides the first helping:

“And I think more of a concern has been not within the campaign the mistakes that were made, not being able to react to the circumstances that those mistakes created in a real positive and professional and helpful way for John McCain,” she told Bill O’Reilly.

For the second course, Betty Cracker (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/what_americans_are_seeking_is_not_the_elitism/) has posted a video clip, which I have transcribed for your head-scratching pleasure:

Q: Let me be very bold and fresh again. Do you believe that you are smart enough, incisive enough, intellectual enough to handle the most powerful job in the world?

A: I believe that I am because I have common sense and I have I believe the values that are reflective of so many other American values and I believe that what Americans are seeking is not the elitism, the um, the uh, kinda a spineless, a spinelessness that perhaps is made up for that with some kind of elite Ivy League education and a fat resumé that's based on anything but hard work and private sector free enterprise principles. Americans could be seeking something like that in positive change in their leadership. I'm not saying that that has to be me.

It's worth watching it, just to see the glazed look in BillO's eyes. But why does he practice this gotcha journalism?

graz
11-22-2009, 02:46 PM
and contra Michelle Goldberg calls it literature:
...because in some ways it’s really a revolutionary and innovative piece of literature...

http://trueslant.com/matttaibbi/2009/11/20/sarah-palin-wwe-star/

Whatfur
11-22-2009, 03:18 PM
Long before Bill Ayers admitted to and then denied the writing... (http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/who_wrote_dreams_from_my_fathe_1.html)

bjkeefe
11-22-2009, 03:43 PM
Long before Bill Ayers admitted to and then denied the writing... (http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/who_wrote_dreams_from_my_fathe_1.html)

You really will pass along anything, won't you? Sad that your blind hatred makes you so gullible. [Added: that old Cashill fantasy was thoroughly debunked, more than a year ago (http://edgeofthewest.wordpress.com/2008/10/12/who-really-wrote-obamas-dreams-from-my-father/), three days after it appeared.]

And as far as your claim that "Bill Ayers admitted to" writing Dreams of My Father goes ... not sure whether you're lying or stupid on this one, but we'll be polite and assume the latter. And in that spirit, read this (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2009/10/07/ayers/index.html) and read this (http://www.sadlyno.com/archives/25758.html).

Short version: wingnuts got punked once again.

And not just one or two (http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=27936):

http://www.balloon-juice.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/unspoofableright.jpg

Whatfur
11-22-2009, 04:42 PM
Hardly a debunking.

I make no claims of anything...just have always thought concept was and is within the realm of possibility.

bjkeefe
11-22-2009, 04:58 PM
I make no claims of anything...

Yeah, sure. Your history speaks to the honesty of that claim, too.

handle
11-22-2009, 05:29 PM
Hardly a debunking.

I make no claims of anything...just have always thought concept was and is within the realm of possibility.

Just a flesh wound!

bjkeefe
11-23-2009, 09:32 AM
Dave Noon's review of Chapter 4 (http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2009/11/going-rogue-chapter-4.html) is now available, and it starts this way:

Oh, fucking hell. It's the presidential campaign. I'd forgotten about this part.

bjkeefe
11-23-2009, 08:47 PM
[...]

It's the publicity that has excited them -- and not the favorable publicity, either. As usual (http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2009/07/fridays_unexpec.php) with rightbloggers and Palin, even in her moment of glory (and great personal enrichment) the big story is that Palin is being mistreated.

[...]

From Roy Edroso's latest round-up. Intro here (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2009_11_22_archive.html#6930758092691808925), full column here (http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2009/11/rightbloggers_l.php).

Whatfur
11-24-2009, 09:54 AM
700,000 and counting. (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jlxDCO3o2Lipkwnit2WjvF0TCa5gD9C5KEL00)

claymisher
11-24-2009, 01:34 PM
Palin blames her legislative director:

http://www.adn.com/palin/story/1025305.html

That's right, in 2009 she's blaming her first legislative director for her poor leadership as governor in 2007. In 2008 she ran for VP.

bjkeefe
11-24-2009, 01:54 PM
Palin blames her legislative director:

http://www.adn.com/palin/story/1025305.html

That's right, in 2009 she's blaming her first legislative director for her poor leadership as governor in 2007. In 2008 she ran for VP.

Wow. And to make matters worse, she didn't even spell out his name in the book.

Palin's dealings with Bitney are described on several pages of her memoir, although he is never named and there are no details of his work on her 2006 campaign. Palin refers to him as "my first legislative director" and he comes in for some of the harshest criticism of anyone in the book.

Grievance-nursing and gutless -- that's our Sarah.

I guess she figures she can win more sympathy from the mouth-breathers by keeping things as vague as possible.

claymisher
11-24-2009, 02:03 PM
Wow. And to make matters worse, she didn't even spell out his name in the book.



Grievance-nursing and gutless -- that's our Sarah.

I guess she figures she can win more sympathy from the mouth-breathers by keeping things as vague as possible.

It's weird. In her own version of the story she's a naive rookie led around by a slob. In 2007.

bjkeefe
11-24-2009, 02:26 PM
It's weird. In her own version of the story she's a naive rookie led around by a slob. In 2007.

Goes along well with her winking in the VP debate and saying (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wppyf4xVMOQ), "How long have I been at this? Like five weeks?"

Don't forget that her fan base is largely composed of people who think cluelessness is a virtue, even in their political leaders.

On a related note, remember, last month, when it was announced that some other books (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/10/oh-hey-two-new-books.html) would be released on the same day as Palin's book?

Looks like that has caused comical amounts of confusion (http://wonkette.com/412387/entire-country-confused-by-competing-palin-books).

bjkeefe
11-25-2009, 11:10 AM
This is the inevitable result of a life spent listening to right-wing media (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2009/11/23/this-summer-i-hear-the-drumming-brain-dead-in-o-hi-o/).

More samplings from the Palin flock here (http://wonkette.com/412375/these-sarah-palin-fans-just-want-to-hump-her), here (http://wonkette.com/412333/terrifying-homeless-camp-filled-with-palin-drones), and here (http://wonkette.com/412288/youtube-to-be-flooded-with-thousands-of-hilarious-videos-like-this-during-palin-book-tour).

handle
11-29-2009, 06:14 PM
She's right: Cook a turkey? Finish a 5k? Sign a bunch of books? Govern? Too much trouble, and I am following her advice. She really is real isn't she? (http://wonkette.com/412423/sarah-palin-quits-5k-charity-run-too)

<starburst> Palin 2012!! <starburst>

handle
11-29-2009, 07:50 PM
The nerve (http://firstthings.com/blogs/evangel/2009/11/done-at-last-ten-final-thoughts-on-palin-and-going-rogue/)of these people, dissing our lovely Sarah's lovely book!

Whatfur
11-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Keep it going...its working. (http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-gabler29-2009nov29,0,7189434.story)

handle
11-29-2009, 08:53 PM
Keep it going...its working. (http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-gabler29-2009nov29,0,7189434.story)

Not even if you factor in the Fox, Dammit. (http://www.pollster.com/polls/us/fav-palin.php) She needs more Op-eds to counter the polls...
She's like the little engine that would have if the not-so-real-America would get off her back:
I think I can, I think I can, I'm 3/4 of the way there, fuck it! Why can't they leave me alone?

Now that's some rogue ass core values and shit!

Palin 2012!

handle
11-29-2009, 09:02 PM
Sarah, I love you with all my heart and I love Todd too. But just between us girls, I gotta respectfully point out that when you are being, say, creative with the facts, you look down and to the left.
Just thought I'd give you the "heads up" (get it?) before some dope smoking radical communist terrorist nazi America hater figures it out.

Love to the First (gonna be) Dude of America!
Your humble servant.

Whatfur
12-01-2009, 11:18 PM
A million and counting. Think I will buy mine tomorrow.

graz
12-02-2009, 11:16 AM
A million and counting. Think I will buy mine tomorrow.

Why don't you wait and get the twofur one special including:
fox news and infotainment (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2009/12/01/sarah-palin-stars-heroine-new-childrens-books/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+foxnews%252Fentertainment+% 2528FOXNews.com+-+Entertainment%2529)

“While Sarah Palin is certainly making waves with her own best-selling book “Going Rogue,” the former governor and vice presidential candidate is also in the spotlight with a cameo appearance as a heroine in the recently released children’s book “Help! Mom! Radicals Are Ruining My Country!”

In the book written by Katharine DeBrecht, “Governor Sarah” (a character based on Palin) attempts to help two young boys hold onto their dream of a swing-set business which is struggling as a result of high taxes, heavy regulations and 246 czars.

“I am trying to let all Americans know that these radicals are killing the American Dream and I want to stop them from hurting people that produce products and provide jobs,” the Palin character consoles the frustrated boys after their business is destroyed by “Marxus Obunduf” who is based on President Obama.

“I used Palin because I wanted to point out that there is nothing wrong with standing up for your values regardless of who attacks you,” DeBrecht told Foxnews.com. “The book also shows that “Marxus” and his radicals are basically killing the American Dream in their grab for power. I want to tell kids that they can achieve their dreams by working hard and not relying on the government to help them.”

The book also touches on the former governor’s life in the limelight and shows the boys “ruffling through their bills” when they see a special report on the TV.

“We have breaking news just in from a 37-year-old man who lives in his parents’ basement that Governor Sarah’s mother is actually an alien,” the excited anchor woman said. “And from this exclusive source, we can confirm that Governor Sarah feeds her children dog food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”’

And with a moral in every children’s story, the boys learn that it is “mean” to spread rumors about people and that Governor Sarah “seems like a nice lady” and thus feel for a really nice girl in their class who is running for student council and bound to be the victim of malicious and untrue gossip.

“In this Internet age, we need to let our kids know that it is wrong to spread rumors and lies,” DeBrecht explained. “Unfortunately, many so-called journalists have basically told children that this is permissible as long as you disagree with someone’s opinions. Our kids deserve better than the shameful example that has been set before them. What message does this send to little girls who may want to enter the political arena? Don’t you dare lest you be Palinized?” “

handle
12-02-2009, 03:58 PM
Who needs enemies when you have a friend in Fox ? Not a very flattering characterization, especially the illustrations. What's that supposed to be in her purse? Lipstick, I hope...

Palin 2012!

TwinSwords
12-02-2009, 11:13 PM
Unreal (http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/politics/palin-book-tour-11-30-2009):
Sarah Palin Signing Draws Big Crowds in Tempe

[...]

The rules for the crowd were laid out by a spokesman for Palin's book tour, who said no personal photos of the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate were allowed, but attendees could pose with her and buy photos later from a Web site.


To which David Waldman responds (http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/12/2/810095/-Nice-ta-meet-ya!-Thatll-be-$15.99!-Also!):
What. An. A-hole.

It's baseball card/Star Trek convention rules.

Like I said a year ago, Chiseler Supreme. And she hasn't grown a lick since then.

For someone trying to escape a reputation for having a Mickey Mouse operation, charging hard workin' hockey moms for a grip & grin photo Disneyland-style probably isn't the best idea in the world.

But it sure feels like a Sarah Palin idea!