Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue” is scheduled for release this Tuesday. In addition, Sarah Palin is scheduled to appear on Oprah. The past year has been hectic for Sarah Palin. She went from being the well-loved Governor of Alaska (she resigned), a vice-Presidential hopeful to losing the election, and she also became a grandparent for the first time. Despite all the drama surrounding her personal and political life, the former Alaskan Governor has opened up and decided to share her version of the truth about the McCain campaign and her political views.
Sarah Palin’s book has been highly anticipated for months. It is so anticipated that Oprah has an interview scheduled, and it will air tomorrow. Clips of the interview have already leaked. The clipped that leaked was when Oprah asked if the father of her grandchild would be coming to Thanksgiving. Palin laughed.
The purpose of “Going Rogue” is for Sarah Palin to set the story straight. Is it a good idea for her career? According to the LA Times, “Republican political operatives were split on whether the book (or what is known about it so far) will advance her political prospects.” However, everyone agrees that the book is a great idea financially. According to state disclosures, she received $1.25 million and royalties are sure to be much, much more.
What type of issues will be discussed in “Going Rogue”? Again, there are many issues surrounding the Presidential campaign that angered Palin. The LA Times reports “Palin is angry about being depicted as a clotheshorse during the campaign, angry about getting stuck with $50,000 in legal fees related to the vetting process for vice president, angry about being “bottled up” from the press by McCain staffers and angry about what she sees as unsympathetic treatment by the media, as personified by CBS News anchor Katie Couric, whom she accused of badgering, condescension and bias.”
Will I read “Going Rogue”? In the words of Sarah Palin “You Betcha!” I think she’s a breath of fresh air. She doesn’t bow down to anyone and when people try to get her down just because she is successful, she fights right back. She always ends up on top, too. No matter what trials and tribulations she faces, she refuses to let them bring her down.
Whether or not you agree with Sarah Palin’s political views, reading her new book – or at least watching her on Oprah – should prove to be at least entertaining. There’s a lot about the McCain campaign that both Republicans and Democrats alike are anxious to hear.
LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-palin14-2009nov14,0,7821920.story