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Sarah Palin: Going Rogue ~ What’s in a Book Title?

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For someone who thought her photo on the cover of Newsweek was inappropriate, I’m surprised Sarah Palin didn’t think the title of her newly released book “Going Rogue” was inappropriate too.

Though it’s apparent she’s “echoing back” what one McCain advisor referred to as “going rogue”, I’m wondering if she realizes what was really meant by the term.

Going Rogue, Baby!

Not having read the book, a bit of research jogged my memory and pointed back to the 2008 Presidential Campaign:

Several McCain advisers have suggested to CNN that they have become increasingly frustrated with what one aide described as Palin “going rouge”.

So, now I’m wondering just what Sarah Palin’s intentions were for using the title “Going Rogue”.

Perhaps, she thought of herself as “Rogue” the femme fatale from X-Men, the Marvel character who has the ability to steal powers, thoughts, etc. from others. If that is the case, then perhaps McCain’s advisors had an appropriate title for the former GOP Vice Presidential candidate after all.

Rogue is a fictional character in most of the Marvel Comics award-winning X-Men related titles. She was created by author Chris Claremont and artist Michael Golden, and debuted in Avengers Annual #10 (August 1981) as a villain. Rogue was born as a mutant. More so than most, Rogue considers her powers a curse: she involuntarily absorbs the memories, physical strength, and (in the case of superpowered persons) the abilities of anyone she touches. This potentially fatal power prevents her from making any physical contact with others, including her longtime on-again off-again love interest, Gambit.

Official Complainer-in-Chief

Like I said before, I haven’t read the book [yet], but I’ve heard that only 11 pages of the 432 pages were actually devoted to domestic and foreign policies. Instead, much of the first half was devoted to her being a good ole Mom, Mayor and Governor back in the good ole State of Alaska. And, the rest of the book focuses on revenge against her critics and self-vindication.

And incidentally, not one word was mentioned about, Levi Johnston, the young father of Sarah Palin’s grandson, Tripp. Now did this have anything to do with Levi dishing out the dirt on her in the tabloids and on television? If there’s anyone out there who can hold a grudge, it’s grandma Sarah Palin!

The New York Daily News is calling her the complainer-in-chief, because in the book, Sarah Palin complains about how a lot of things were handled during the 2008 GOP presidential campaign.

It’s Just The Palintologist in Me

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A palintologist is a scientist who investigates dumb politicians. Those who run for office, however, believe that they are the front and center of the world. They think that without any book learning and experience, they have God’s blessing of a talented tongue and a winking eye.Urban Dictionary

But anyway, Sarah Palin is in the spotlight apparently because of the recent release of her book, “Going Rogue”.

Perhaps the title is symbolic of what she might possibly want to do, to “steal” the presidency by campaigning her book across the country and gathering her following? Who knows…

Go Read The Book and Absorb the Knowledge

Even if you haven’t read the book yet (and I haven’t, but read the available excerpts on Amazon.com) one can reason logically that Sarah Palin has a specific agenda for this book. To unite her followers, gain more converts, and to spite her detractors and critics.

If one can sift through the detritus of hype and propaganda, one questions whether she is really capable of being President of the United States, after some pretty shady happenings in her own Alaska that might have forced her to resign amidst some controversy. One has to wonder the true reasons behind her motives, unless you’re a blind automaton who’ll show allegiance to anyone wearing patriotic and christian banners.

But, go read the book and judge for yourself. And, save yourself the $28.00 and go to the library and borrow it! After all, Sarah Palin would want us to be frugal, right? We’re still in the middle of a recession…

Flashback: Sarah Palin Rap



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3 COMMENTS
  1. TomDegan

    From reading excerpts of the book, one conclusion that is unavoidable is the woman's jaw-dropping shallowness. When telling the story of how she was confronted at one point with news reports that she and her husband Todd were going to divorce, one would think (indeed one would hope) that she would offer for the reader's contemplation a heartfelt description of her abiding love for her husband; how their union could not be tossed aside like some disposable camera – that she and Todd took their wedding vows seriously. No, there was none of that….

    “Dang, I thought. Divorce Todd? Have you SEEN Todd???”

    TRANSLATION: If Todd gains fifty pounds, he's toast.

    Thirteen years into their marriage, Eleanor Roosevelt was confronted with her husband's affair with her social secretary (and distant relative of mine – I come from a long line of home wreckers) Lucy Paige Mercer. After contemplating divorce, it was decided that they would continue their union. Years later, she confided to her friend, Joesph Lash, the reasons for saving their marriage. They were many and complicated. This, I can assure you, was not one of those reasons:

    “Dang, I thought. Divorce Franklin? Have you SEEN Franklin???”

    Ah, substance!

    http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, New York

  2. TomDegan

    From reading excerpts of the book, one conclusion that is unavoidable is the woman's jaw-dropping shallowness. When telling the story of how she was confronted at one point with news reports that she and her husband Todd were going to divorce, one would think (indeed one would hope) that she would offer for the reader's contemplation a heartfelt description of her abiding love for her husband; how their union could not be tossed aside like some disposable camera – that she and Todd took their wedding vows seriously. No, there was none of that….

    “Dang, I thought. Divorce Todd? Have you SEEN Todd???”

    TRANSLATION: If Todd gains fifty pounds, he's toast.

    Thirteen years into their marriage, Eleanor Roosevelt was confronted with her husband's affair with her social secretary (and distant relative of mine – I come from a long line of home wreckers) Lucy Paige Mercer. After contemplating divorce, it was decided that they would continue their union. Years later, she confided to her friend, Joesph Lash, the reasons for saving their marriage. They were many and complicated. This, I can assure you, was not one of those reasons:

    “Dang, I thought. Divorce Franklin? Have you SEEN Franklin???”

    Ah, substance!

    http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, New York

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