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On p. 127 of GR Sarah is continuing her discussion of the gasline team that she formed at the beginning of her term as Governor of Alaska. She writes, "We were Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, all working together, bound by our fierce determination to do things the right way, based on free-market competition and a transparent government."

Behold: This is what Sarah Palin would, nay, WILL bring to the White House when she is elected as President of the United States. She will work with and unite Americans of all kinds, Republicans, Democrats, Independents.

I am going to dare to say it:

barack obama and his commie Chicago enforcers and thugs are not Democrats at all;

They are not Americans at all.

They are, in fact, our mortal enemies. If we had any doubts about this at all (we really did not), the events of recent days have safely buried all such uncertainties. They are determined, with a truly hellish fury, to "fundamentally transform" the United States of America … and damn any moral scruples, any laws, any principles, any people that may stand in their way!!

Now REAL Democrats, IMHO, are people like Pat Caddell, who, during the 2012 campaign, denounced the media as enemies of the American People, and said that they posed a clear and present danger to America.

We may perhaps even include someone like Bob Beckel in the ranks of genuine Democrats. We disagree with him on many issues, but he at least seems to be an American, IMV. He acted like a GENTLEMAN to our Sarah when she visited the FOX TV show "The Five" in 2012. He used to be pro-"choice," but said recently that he is now pro-life. Hell, he played football in his youth. When I see him, I don't get the creepy, slimy feeling that I am in the presence of something foreign and completely un-American. This IS the sense that I get with obama and his close allies and associates.

Our dear Governor naturally draws people of good will to her. This phenomenon was true prior to the 2008 VP campaign. Democrats in Alaska were happy to work with her.

It has been true, in many ways, since 2008. While it is a fact that high-ranking PROFESSIONAL Dem politicos have been compelled by pressure from the national Party (controlled by obama) to shun her, she appeals widely to ORDINARY Americans across the political spectrum. Heck, even Leftist academic Marc Lamont Hill recently praised her. And liberal FOX commentator Juan Williams has had good things to say about the bright and brave Lady Warrior from Wasilla.

In fact, I am going to present a conjecture. I have no proof of this; it is just something that I suspect.

It is based on the premise that many people are more WEAK than WICKED. Once the power of the obama mafia is broken (or at least curtailed) it is my hope that many Democrats of good will, especially in the lower political rank-and-file, will gain heart, and will venture to step forward out of the shadows and support her.

She is so obviously bright, brave, patriotic and … GOOD-HEARTED that, I think, only the truly evil of soul and of spirit will want to oppose her. I think that many are just scared to do so right now!

Anyway, this is merely speculation on my part.

The Lord willing, Sarah, in her PRESIDENTIAL MEMOIRS, will be able to say one day, as she does in the above passage about her gubernatorial days, "We were Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, all working together …"

It will be the dawning of another Reaganesque "Morning in America"!!

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Other Great Going Rogue Reviews:

Jedediah Bila:

"Palin’s inviting first-person narration that is sometimes whimsical, often confident, and always patriotic...Going Rogue is truly one of those reads in which you put the book down after your eyes graze the final lines and you somehow feel like the writer is someone you’ve known all your life."
John Ziegler:

"I was simply blown away by Going Rogue on almost every level. For many reasons, this is by far the best book and greatest literary achievement by a political figure in my lifetime..."
Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata:
"Her book washes away all doubts that any reader might have had about her readiness to be president. She comes across as exceptionally bright, dedicated, and passionate about public service. Her moral compass is strong, pointing true North in this case. And she has a wicked sense of humor."
Don Surber:
"Conservatives know why Palin is still standing — and standing taller today than those who tried to bring her down. What does not kill you makes you stronger. Thank you, Tina Fey."

Sarah Palin is Coming to Town

Review by Stanley Fish:

When I walked into the Strand Bookstore in Manhattan last week, I headed straight for the bright young thing who wore an “Ask Me” button, and asked her to point me to the section of the store where I might find Sarah Palin’s memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life.” She looked at me as if I had requested a copy of “Mein Kampf” signed in blood by the author....


A few days later...I had begun reading Palin’s book, and while I wouldn’t count myself a fan in the sense of being a supporter, I found it compelling and very well done....

First, the art. The book has an architectonic structure that is built around a single moment, the moment when Palin receives a call from John McCain inviting her to be the vice-presidential candidate of the Republican party. When we first hear about the call it is as much a surprise to us as it was (at least as reported) to her, because for six pages she has been recounting a wonderful family outing at the Alaska State Fair. When her phone rings, she hopes it might be a call from her son Track, a soldier soon to deploy to Iraq, but “it was Senator John McCain asking if I wanted to help him change history.”

And that’s the last we hear of it for 200 pages. In between we hear a lot about Wasilla, high school, basketball, college, marriage, children, Down syndrome, Alaska politics, the environment, a daughter’s pregnancy. The re-entry of John McCain into the narrative on page 208 introduces Palin’s account of the presidential campaign and its aftermath, especially her decision to resign the governorship before the end of her term....


Paradoxically, the effect of the neatly spaced references to the call is to de-emphasize it as a dramatic moment. It is presented not as a climax, but as an interruption of matters more central to Palin’s abiding concerns — her family, Alaska’s prosperity, energy policy. (She loves to rehearse the kind of wonkish details we associate with Hillary Clinton, whom she admires.)

Indeed, it is a feature of this narrative that events we might have expected to be foregrounded are elided or passed over. Palin introduced herself to the nation with a powerful, electrifying speech accepting McCain’s invitation to join the ticket. It gets half a sentence (“I gave my speech”)....


The only event that receives an extended discussion is her resignation. It is important to her because as an act it reflects on her integrity, and she has to be sure (as she eventually was) that she was doing it for the right reasons.

Resigning was a moral act for which she was responsible. The vice-presidential candidacy just happened to her; her account of it reads like an extended “what-I-did-on-my summer-and fall-vacation” essay.


For many politicians, family life is sandwiched in between long hours in public service. Palin wants us to know that for her it is the reverse. Political success is an accident that says nothing about you. Success as a wife, mother and citizen says everything...

I find the voice undeniably authentic...It is the voice of small-town America, with its folk wisdom, regional pride, common sense, distrust of rhetoric (itself a rhetorical trope), love of country and instinctive (not doctrinal) piety.

It says, here are some of the great things that have happened to me, but they are not what makes my life great and American. (“An American life is an extraordinary life.”) It says, don’t you agree with me that family, freedom and the beauties of nature are what sustain us?


And it also says, vote for me next time. For it is the voice of a politician, of the little girl who thought she could fly, tried it, scraped her knees, dusted herself off and “kept walking.”

In the end, perseverance, the ability to absorb defeat without falling into defeatism, is the key to Palin’s character. It’s what makes her run in both senses of the word and it is no accident that the physical act of running is throughout the book the metaphor for joy and real life. Her handlers in the McCain campaign wouldn’t let her run (a mistake, I think, even at the level of photo-op), no doubt because they feared another opportunity to go “off script,” to “go rogue.”

But run she does (and falls, but so what?), and when it is all over and she has lost the vice presidency and resigned the governorship, she goes on a long run and rehearses in her mind the eventful year she has chronicled. And as she runs, she achieves equilibrium and hope: “We’ve been through amazing days, and really, there wasn’t one thing to complain about. I feel such freedom, such hope, such thankfulness for our country, a place where nothing is hopeless.”

The message is clear. America can’t be stopped. I can’t be stopped. I’ve stumbled and fallen, but I always get up and run again. Her political opponents, especially those who dismissed Ronald Reagan before he was elected, should take note. Wherever you are, you better watch out. Sarah Palin is coming to town.

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