COOTIES! We’ll get them! Sarah Palin has landed herself a book deal with Harper Collins. Wait a minute… she can read?
The AP was incredulous!
Palin has never written a book and her critics, noting her disjointed CBS interviews with Katie Couric, have questioned whether she could. Two years ago, Palin told PBS’ Charlie Rose that her favorite writers were C.S. Lewis (“very, very deep”) and a Runner’s World columnist, Dr. George Sheehan. Asked Tuesday about her reading, Palin mentioned that she “really enjoyed” Katharine Graham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Personal History” and cited works by Obama, McCain and Bill Clinton, whose “My Life” she read “just recently.”
“Being a voracious reader, I read a lot today and have read a lot growing up. And having that journalism degree, all of that, will be a great assistance for me in writing this book, talking about the challenges and the joys, balancing the work and parenting, and, in my case, work means running the state,” Palin said.
“I’ve read a variety of books, and that helps shape my opinions and my views.”
HMMMMM! So she CAN read! Who knew that stupid Bimbo C*nts from Alaska, the armpit of the universe, could do that?
But what makes her think she has any right to write a book anyway? So her family is constantly under attack, she is being regaled with petty lawsuits, and her oldest daughter’s recent teenage break-up with her boyfriend is being treated as newsworthy while unimportant things like Torture Memos and Taliban Conflicts in Pakistan fly under the radar. Big deal! What important things does she have to say anyway?
Palin’s memoir, currently untitled, will cover her personal and political life, from her childhood in Alaska and last year’s campaign to her political beliefs and her family life, including the pregnancy of her teenage daughter, , who gave birth in December to a baby boy, Tripp. (She and the baby’s father, Levi Johnston, have since ended their relationship.)
“In fairness to my family, this is going be a good opportunity for them, too, because there have been so many misperceptions out there about who we are and what we believe in, and I’m excited to get to put my journalism degree to work and tell my story as it relates to my family,” said Palin, 45, who in 1987 graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in journalism.
Naturally, since Sarah Palin is currently probably the only Republican with a smidgen of a chance to win in 2012, assuming our current POTUS intends to run again (but I hate hypothetical and attempted predictions for future elections), this Memoir will generate a lot of interest. I, for one, am interested. I may go so far as to pre-order this book on Amazon, since it is bound to be a good read. (Much better, I’ll add, than Dear Leader’s Dreams of My Father and The Audacity of Hope. A sophomore in High School could have written those books without putting much thought into it. Sad, but true.)
Sarah Palin is an intruging Politician for the same reasons that the Clintons are intrueging politicians. She is self-made. She doesn’t come from old money, she isn’t a member of the privelaged Class, and she doesn’t seem represent the same corporate interests that most of our current office holders and MSM outlets do. She is one of those rare “Public Servants” who get into Politics for the right reasons (with a dash of Ego mixed in, but that’s needed, of course.)
That must be where all of those petty lawsuits are coming from. Remember Whitewater? TrooperGate? TravelGate? OfficeGate? FastBlinkingGate?
Sarah Palin, if she wants to continue her career in Politics, and especially if she plans on ever running for President, hasn’t seen the last of needless investigations and well-funded efforts to destroy her. She is like Republican version of Bill Clinton. She became the Governor of her alleged backwater state on her own merits, and does a good job. She is immensely popular. Many in her party dislike her and view her as White Trash. (Remember all of those anonymous Press leaks from Bush and Romney’s people?) They don’t want her to become a leader in their party because she threatens the Status Quot. Members of the other party loathe her even more, because she could end up beating them. Oh, and she has a p*ssy. That too. In other words, Sarah Palin should not be where she is.
That is why her memoirs should be interesting.
Now, obviously, I think I speak for a lot of the people here when I say that I don’t agree with a lot of Palin’s policy positions. I feel for Bristol. Can you imagine being a girl her age and having your break up with your boyfriend turn into some media feeding frenzy? I can, seeing as how I am her age. I mean, if my last break up turned into material for gossip columns… awk-ward. Anyway, I respect Bristol for using her unfortunate position to publicly promote a cause she believes in. But I’ll stick to rubbers and birth control, thanks.
But regardless, the Governor of Alaska isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. After all, she hired Bob Barnett as her legal representative. And can I just say that I love that guy?
Although Palin denied any presidential ambition during Tuesday’s interview, she did pick the most presidential of literary representatives, Washington attorney Robert Barnett, to handle negotiations. Barnett’sclients include Obama and former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.