I’m really tired of hearing about Sarah Palin’s book, and it was only released a couple of days ago.
I’ll admit, I’m really envious of her having a bestseller. It always amazes me what a little fame and controversy will do to sell a book.
Since she and her husband have both quit their full-time jobs, I guess the book, and the speaking circuit, has to be her bread & butter now. Shouldn’t be a problem. Sounds like she’s raking in the money. Good for her!
Her children seem to be nice, well-adjusted kids.
I loved Palin’s outfits and makeup during the 2008 presidential campaign. The woman really knows how to wear a suit. I felt angry when she was criticized for her expensive clothes during the campaign. If I were running for VP, I’d make sure my campaign bought (or borrowed) GREAT CLOTHES for me to wear, too. We women have got to look good.
Speaking of which, the suits I’ve seen her in lately are fabulous! Now she’s bought them herself so no one can pick on her about that.
I admire that she is a runner. Running is hard work.
I don’t blame her one bit for quitting her governorship right in the middle of her term, and jumping into making money with her book and (presumably) speaking. What a great opportunity to support her family, see the country, and get publicity. Seems like promoting a book would be mountains more of fun than being governor.
She didn’t seem to have found her voice yet during the campaign last year. She was really good at dissing the competition with tough talk that didn’t have much meat or understanding behind it, so some people thought she was a born politician. It’s a sad, sad statement on American politics that someone’s ability to criticize her opponent with empty attacks is enough to convince 40% of the electorate that this person is qualified to hold a major (major) national, public office. Yikes.
I mentioned this (see previous paragraph) to a friend who replied, “well, you could say the same thing about Obama. He sure can give a speech, but he’s a new politician and doesn’t have much experience to back up his statements.” I politely disagreed. Barack Obama proved he was capable of having quite complex discussions during the campaign (see the debates, for instance). He possesses the added gift of presenting difficult information in an accessible way to “the masses.”
John McCain also has this same quality, although it seems more “learned” and “practiced” than Obama’s somewhat natural abilities. But John McCain has always done the best with what he has. It’s not always easy to do that, especially in politics.
Anyway, I sort of like Sarah Palin as a person. She seems like she’s got her act together. She chose a husband who does not feel emasculated by a woman who brings home the bacon, and she wants to be a good mother. I just object to her intellectual laziness, like this:
The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil. –-Sarah Palin, in a message posted on Facebook about Obama’s health care plan, Aug. 7, 2009
I mean, really, where does she get these things? If “going rogue” or “being mavericky” means fabricating lies and not knowing facts, it doesn’t seem like “going rogue” would be something she’d want to brag about.