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Going Rogue: An American Life Hardcover – Unabridged, November 17, 2009
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This review was originally written on April 2, 2014. And now we are here on January 19, 2016, and I have just seen Sarah Palin on TV, endorsing Donald Trump.
Excuse me, I still feel a bit nauseated. I need to take an antacid.
I thought even Trump might feel embarrassed about this performance, yet this is probably overestimating Trump.
My husband was in another room, when Palin started to talk, or rather screech. He heard her but could not see her. He thought it was some lowlife Trump supporter who had jumped onto the stage and gotten hold of the microphone. My husband didn’t believe me at first when I told him it was Sarah Palin. We later discussed the event and wondered whether Palin might have been drunk.
Drunk or not drunk, the way the presidential race is going on the Republican side, I can only say: “God save America!” and “Please, God do it without the evangelicals. You are almighty. You don’t need the help of any power-craving bigots.”
Where was I? I suppose I got a bit distracted. I know, I know, this is supposed to be a book review. Yet who has to read a phony, disgusting book when one can get all the phoniness, stupidity, and nauseating bigotry live on TV?
While I disagree with a lot of Palins Political beliefs I read this book with interest. Admittedly in the beginning I wasn't sure If I could make it through the book because of that but the way that she chronicled her life it really makes it an interesting read.
The book really covers the decisions she has made in her life both political and personal. The reader gets to know her as a person and a politician, her motivations in life.
She was fairly unknown outside of Alaska, thrust into the middle of a Presidential campaign that was already floundering. While she did breathe some life into the McCain campaign it wasn't enough. She was put in a tough situation. Clearly she felt that she didn't receive the kind of support that she needed to be an effective Vice Presidential candidate and she discussed that in this book. We get to read about all of the things we suspected were going on in the McCain camp that she wasn't able to talk about during the race.
She sacrificed a lot and her family sacrificed a lot from the demands of campaign from criticism on her political beliefs, the innuendo that the only reason McCain selected her as a running mate is because she is attractive, to the personal attacks about her decision to have her challenged son. She was criticized a lot during the campaign of nearly everything. She talks about the criticisms in the book in detail. She loves her State and tried to make it a better place. She loved it enough to resign thinking that someone else could do a better job running it with out all of the distraction that was heaped upon her by media following her every move both on the local and national front.Read more ›
A conservative icon from here to Hanoi, Sarah knows that humor is an absolute necessity for anyone with their finger on the armageddon button. For proof of that, one need look no further than GOING ROGUE, her latest humdinger of a page turner, which breezily demonstrates two great truths: 1) Sarah is a natural, deadpan comedienne without peer and 2) anti-psychotic drugs don't always work.
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I would normally not vote for a woman in the primaries but in 2020 or in 2024 if Sarah Palin runs and if there are 20 men who are Pro Choice Palin Pro Life wil get my vote. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Russe Johnston
It was a superb book that told a real authentic life in politics. What a wonderful person. God Bless Sarah Palin.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The 4 stars is not because I like Sarah Palin's conservative Republican views. In fact, I deduct 1 big fat star because political conservatism is anathema to me. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joomi Lee
Great read, as far as I got. I gave it to a friend in the hospital. His liberal sister, who was on the board of the hospital came in, took the book and said "I hate her". Read morePublished 5 months ago by Patrick T. Brennan