Going Rogue

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Palin Gives Advice to 2012 GOP Nominee

'Going Rogue' explains how to attain 'energy independence'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is offering a little advice to whoever becomes this year's Republican presidential nominee. First, she says, pick up her book, Going Rogue . "I must implore the candidates to do something that sounds self-promoting, but whatever," she writes in the Washington Post. "Candidates, please turn... More »

Bristol Palin Going Rogue, Writing Book

304 pages of what, exactly?

(Newser) - It might be something like War & Peace or The Call of the Wild, except with more dancing and belated abstinence, but a new literary Wasillan has gone rogue. Amazon has a pre-order page for a 304-page Bristol Palin memoir, set to be released in September by HarperCollins. Gawker 's... More »

Palin Cranking Out Next Book

Date for 'celebration of American virtues and strengths' still TBA

(Newser) - With 2 million copies sold, and Going Rogue still on bestseller lists, Sarah Palin is already working on another book, the AP reports. The untitled, release-date-TBA work will be a “celebration of American virtues and strengths” and “include selections from classic and contemporary readings that have inspired her,... More »

Palin's PAC Chalks Up $1.4M

Besides book, PAC bucks go to law firm, like-minded candidates

(Newser) - The $63,000 that went to buy up Sarah Palin's book was part of $1.4 million raised by her political action committee in the second half of 2009, documents show. Most of that was raised after Palin resigned as governor of Alaska. Another $65,000 was paid to an... More »

Sarah Palin's Book a Bestseller—With Her PAC

SarahPAC paid $63,000 for complimentary copies of Going Rogue

(Newser) - Sarah Palin used $63,000 of her political action committee's funds to buy copies of her book Going Rogue last year. SarahPAC used the money to send copies of the book to donors who'd met a contribution target. The committee also ponied up $8,000 for "colorful bookmarks,"... More »

Why Steve Schmidt's Gunning for Sarah Palin

Enemies say he wants to be a pundit; friends say it's personal

(Newser) - Steve Schmidt has taken post-campaign sour grapes to new heights with his public assault on Sarah Palin on 60 Minutes, reports Politico . What drove him to it? That depends on who you ask, Politico reports. One Palin ally theorizes that Schmidt, damaged in political circles after the inept McCain campaign,... More »

Todd Palin's Banned Bloggers List Uncovered

Four-name list contained former allies and suspected protesters

(Newser) - The banned bloggers list Todd Palin instituted for his wife’s book signing in Wasilla last week has made its way online, revealing the identity of the fourth banned journalist, among other things. The two-page memo for the event, uncovered by Talking Points Memo , contains a section unambiguously titled, “... More »

Palin Bans Bloggers From Book Signing

Critics kicked out of hometown 'Going Rogue ' event

(Newser) - Dying to attend one of Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue book signings? Better make sure you’re not on the banned list first. It includes four names so far, one of whom hasn’t been identified. The first three:
  • Jesse Gryphen: An Alaska kindergarten teacher who posted Palin divorce rumors
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Foe Chucks Tomatoes at Palin, Hits Cop

Man busted after not-so-near miss at book signing

(Newser) - A Minnesota man is facing assault charges and taunts about his lousy aim after lobbing two tomatoes at Sarah Palin during a book signing yesterday. The man chucked the tomatoes from the second floor of the Mall of America in Bloomington as Palin signed autographs below. He missed by a... More »

Dad: Palin Left Hawaii Because of Minorities

Too many Asians, Pacific Islanders, he says in new book

(Newser) - In a new book, Sarah Palin’s father says one reason she cut short her college career in Hawaii was because the heavy minority population made her uncomfortable—and not, as she writes in her book, because “perpetual sunshine isn’t necessarily conducive to serious academics.” Lefty sites... More »

Palin: If I'd Won, Biden Would Be Going Rogaine

Would-be veep cracks on herself at journalists' dinner

(Newser) - Sarah Palin poked fun at herself in a speech to the Gridiron Club last night, drawing laughter when she announced she "came down from my hotel room and I could see the Russian Embassy." Other knee-slappers:
  • The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate joked that she had originally thought
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Sarah and Trig Emerge as Anti-Abortion Stars

Palin's Downs syndrome son a huge hit on the 'Going Rogue' tour

(Newser) - The anti-abortion movement has a new star, and his name is Trig. And, oh yeah, his mom Sarah Palin. While Palin has always been an abortion foe, her profile in the movement has soared since she left the Alaska governor's office, and especially since she started the Going Rogue tour.... More »

Going Rogue Sells 1M Copies

HarperCollins moves to print 300K more copies

(Newser) - Going Rogue has gone platinum. A HarperCollins spokeswoman said today that just two weeks after publication, Sarah Palin's memoir has sold 1 million copies. The print run for Going Rogue has been increased again, to 2.8 million copies. The original printing was 1.5 million, then moved up to... More »

Americans Want JFK on Mt. Rushmore

And they don't have a clue about health plan's public option

(Newser) - JFK could one day join Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt in rock now that a wide-ranging poll by VanityFair/60 Minutes has found he's the president most Americans would most like to see added to Mount Rushmore. Other revelations:
  • Though it's a hot-button topic in the health-care debate, Americans are fairly
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Test Your Palin Knowledge

'Newsweek' goes deep with Sarah trivia

(Newser) - With Sarah Palin fever at its highest point since the 2008 election, Newsweek dares you to test how much you know about the nation's most polarizing politician:
  • What question did Palin and strategists plan for her to ask Joe Biden before the start of their debate?
  • Mat, Court, Zamboni, and
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What Is it About Palin? Hard to Say

'Issues? Where are you going with that?' fan asks interviewer

(Newser) - What it is exactly that captivates supporters of Sarah Palin? That's hard to say, especially for them. They gush about their gal because she stands for "freedom" and "realness," and because she's the "epitome of conservativeness" in a video by the New Left Media. But when... More »

Book Tour Shows Palin Hitting a Nerve

'Going Rogue' phenomenon may foreshadow something bigger

(Newser) - Just 5 days into her book tour, first-time author Sarah Palin is attracting crowds so huge and adoring that they're feeding speculation about her political future. The philosophy that moved one fan to call her "the female Ronald Reagan" is nothing new, experts tell Erika Bolstad of the Anchorage ... More »

Unofficial Index to Going Rogue

Palin memoir doesn't have one, so...

(Newser) - Sarah Palin's memoir, Going Rogue, doesn't have an index. So Slate has generously provided one. Some key references:
  • Alaska: "robin's egg sky of," page 2.
  • Books: cookbooks and the Bible, page 15; Animal Farm, page 27
  • Cap and trade: an "environmentalist Ponzi scheme," page 391
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Palin Book All 'Fabrications': McCain Aide

In Maddow interview, Wallace points to 'bizarre fixation' on past

(Newser) - Rachel Maddow’s show has surely been the locus of some Sarah Palin bashing, but last night it got its ammunition from an unlikely source—her handler during last year’s campaign. Nicolle Wallace is not happy about her characterization in Palin’s Going Rogue, and gave an interview despite... More »

Palin Memoir: I Inspired Obama's 'Change'

Palin suggests Dem's '08 adviser lifted Alaska strategy

(Newser) - Sarah Palin believes she might deserve some of the credit for President Obama's victory but not in the way some people in the McCain camp would have it. In Going Rogue, Palin points to her campaign for Alaska governor as having used the "Change" theme and suggests she may... More »

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