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Dear Fellow Conservative:
One year ago, Alaska Governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention that electrified the GOP’s conservative base.
But as the campaign unfolded, Palin became a lightning rod for criticism — much of it viciously directed not only at her, but at her family.
Democrats, forgetting feminism, mocked Palin as an empty-headed beauty queen and bad mother.
Excuse me! Forgetting feminism? No, remembering what it is that feminism actually stands for. See my post from last year.
Meanwhile, some GOP insiders leaked complaints to the press that Palin was harming the ticket by “going rogue” as an outspoken fiscal and social conservative.
And yet, Sarah decided to use that epithet as the title for her biography. Going rogue, what does that mean? A crazed elephant leaving the herd to rampage on its own? Rogue has many meanings. Some are spot on, at least from my perspective.
1. An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.
2. One who is playfully mischievous; a scamp.
3. A wandering beggar; a vagrant.
4. A vicious and solitary animal, especially an elephant that has separated itself from its herd.
5. An organism, especially a plant, that shows an undesirable variation from a standard.
1. Vicious and solitary. Used of an animal, especially an elephant.
2. Large, destructive, and anomalous or unpredictable: a rogue wave; a rogue tornado.
3. Operating outside normal or desirable controls: “How could a single rogue trader bring down an otherwise profitable and well-regarded institution?” (Saul Hansell).
v. rogued, rogu·ing, rogues
1. To defraud.
2. To remove (diseased or abnormal specimens) from a group of plants of the same variety.
The attacks didn’t end with the election — if anything, they got worse, as Palin’s enemies resorted to saying almost anything about her to end her political career.
So she quit because people were attacking her?
Now, in her eagerly anticipated memoir, Going Rogue, Sarah Palin tells her side of the story — about her life, her family, her principles, her career, her vice-presidential candidacy … and her possible political future.
Please, no. A political future? How? I won’t buy the book to find out either. I am just praying it ain’t so.
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Guess what? I think I’ll pass.