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‘Going Rogue’ review: Sarah Palin is “complainer in chief”

posted by GeoT

“…Rather than come back swinging, she comes back whining.”

BY Sherryl Connelly
The “You betcha” lady is no more.

In her $1.25 million memoir “Going Rogue” (Harper, $28.99), Sarah Palin introduces a new voice, and it’s that of a chronic complainer. So much so you want to shout at the pages, “Man up, woman!”

The news from the book has already spilled, and it is essentially this: John McCain’s senior aides were mean to her. Katie Couric was mean to her. Her critics, who are by definition supposed to be mean, were mean to her.

But rather than come back swinging, she comes back whining.

They done her wrong, she tells us over and over again.

According to Palin, she did not make one mistake during the campaign. Her problems arose, she claims, because McCain “headquarters” held her in check. They constantly underestimated her. Or undermined her. Actually both.

In one hilarious anecdote, in which it’s apparent she doesn’t understand what she’s broadcasting, Palin relates how a senior aide ordered her to knock off the Atkins bars while she was preparing for the debate.

He lectures her that beyond protein, carbohydrates are necessary for cognitive connection. Obviously headquarters was so distraught at how badly the prep was going that they were looking for something, anything, to make her brain work.

The first half of the book is filled with the familiar anecdotes of the feisty girl from Alaska who did it her way. Unfortunately for Palin, the national media beat her to her own life story long ago, so this material is tediously familiar.

It only steps up when McCain makes that fateful call to her at the Alaska State Fair asking if she would be interested in being vice president.

Read more here: NY Daily News

Related stories:

‘Going Rogue: An American Life’ by Sarah Palin
Los Angeles Times – Tim Rutten
The former vice presidential candidate’s autobiography assigns plenty of blame but doesn’t give much credit where it’s due.

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The Real Story Behind the “Rogue” in Sarah Palin’s New Book.

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Going Rouge

Going Rogue

Sarah Palin apparently hopes to make the term “rogue” impish and endearing, and hopes it will help her sell a lot of books. But that term is no such thing to many Alaskans. It wasn’t “cute” when it was used as a finely sharpened tool in the Palin toolbox, used to malign the characters of those who stood in the way of her power scramble to become the Vice President of the United States.
She may have fooled her ghost writer, and the folks at Harper-Collins, and she may fool many of those in the Lower 48 who will wait on line for their copy of Going Rogue, but she will not fool Alaskans. Read more@: The Mudflats
Tiptoeing Through the Muck of Alaskan Politics

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