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Sarah Palin Wants You to Know – SHE READS BOOKS

Posted in entertainment, reviews with tags , , , , on November 19, 2009 by Bitch Slap Poli

Sarah Palin gives herself a hand

When  the commitment to do a chapter by chapter review was made, I had no idea Sarah Palin’s book Going Rogue would only contain 6 chapters. Thank goodness she decided to divide up the chapters at least.

I’m only 16 pages, or 1/5 into the first chapter, and one thing has become abundantly clear; Palin wants to make sure you know that she does read. Literally every other page references that she loves reading and that the love began at a very young age.

Is it a coincidence that she later goes on to bash Katie Couric yet again, and more than once, for the question about what it is that she reads? I think not.

So far Palin is setting the stage to settle old scores. But still, the most important thing is that readers know she has read a book. Within 16 pages the mention of Palin’s love for the printed work comes up at least 6 times.

If every other page tries to prove that Palin just had a brain fart during the now infamous Couric question, its going to be a long read. Especially given the run-on sentences of overblown description.

So what has Sarah Palin read (at least by age 10)?

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – technically her father read it to her
  • Cookbooks
  • Jokes in Readers Digest
  • Poetry by Ogden Nash and Robert Service – read to her by her mother
  • Biblical proverbs – read to her by her mother

If memory serves me right, Palin got ticked about Couric’s ‘what do you read’ question because she thought the question insinuated that Alaska was so far removed they wouldn’t have the reading resources that the rest of the U.S. has. Which makes this blurb from the book particularly hypocritical:

“When Lower 48 parents tell their kids “Go play outside!” there may be limited options in suburban backyards. But Alaska kids grow up fishing, the state’s 3 million lakes in the summer, and racing across them in the winter on snowmobiles, kicking up rooster tails of snow. We hike, ski, sled, snowshoe, hunt, camp, fish and fly.”

Yeah, in the Lower 48 deprived suburban kids never do any of that because they’re so far removed from nature. I guess getting ticks from running around in the Florida forests as a kid was a figment of my imagination.

BTW – Palin has an answer for that sharp description that she recalls so well; she revealed to Oprah that she has kept journals all her life since she was a young child. When Oprah pressed her with the question about the journals she said that she indeed still had them.

I wonder if those will ever surface.

The other trend in the first few pages; Palin is not beholden or married to the Republican party. Looks like someone is going to run as an independent in 2012.