To read Sarah Palin’s shockingly shallow Going Rogue, one is immediately struck by how nasty and vindictive Palin is, and that her book is little more than a veiled mechanism for settling scores with old foes who have triumphed over her throughout Palin’s lifetime.
Is Palin really going rogue? Hardly. Getting even is more like it.
Palin’s biggest score to settle is with those senior advisers–Republicans all–in the John McCain campaign, on whose shoulders Palin lays the blame for her failed and tortured debut on the American political stage last fall. Most notable among them, of course, is "The Bullet," Steve Schmidt, who took over McCain’s teetering campaign in July of 2008 and was a staunch advocate of Palin’s selection as McCain’s running mate.
He has told the Huffington Post that Palin’s allegations against the McCain campaign are "total fiction."
I won’t buy Palin’s book. I am currently in the middle of three other books right now: Ruanaidh – The Story Of Art Rooney and His Clan, Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back, and This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President. The last title there is by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, and it’s spectacular.
Next on my agenda, and technically already begun if you count reading the introduction, is The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory. Met David on Saturday at a book signing at a local Sam’s Club.
I have no time for Palin’s rants.