Que Sarah, Sarah?

As you probably know, Sarah Palin stepped down from her office as Governor. She may have stepped down, but was that goodbye Sarah, Sarah? Many think not. Some suggested that she’s coming back, that her stepping down was so that she can rev up for more. And I wouldn’t be surprised, she doesn’t seem to be the type that would just “give up.” On top of that, she’s shown another sign that she’s not giving up the political realm.
That’s right, Palin wrote a book, “Going Rogue, An American Life.” And, it shot up to #1 best seller on Amazon nearly seven weeks before it was even published and on the shelves. Now it’s out, and some have already reviewed it. It’s already taking pot shots from people.

Apparently, she talks a little about the McCain campaign. She mentions a member of the campaign, she says that he (including some other members) were telling her “How to dress, what to say, who to talk to, a lot of people not to talk to, who my heroes are supposed to be and we’re still loosing. Now you’re going to tell me what to eat?”

She makes a few other complaints, that includes staff members vulgarity. Campaign manager Steve Schmidt, said that these claims are “fiction.” He says that these things never happened, that she’s making it up.

Well, first, you could say that this is her book, and her perspective. What Schmidt may have thought was fine or “advise”, Palin may have taken offense to. But before we get too deep in that logic, let’s look at some facts.
(Click on image for Amazon selling.)

Did McCain run a good campaign?

The New York Times’ William Kristol (Opinion) said that Obama’s campaign was more organized, and had good resources. While the McCain campaign was “once merely problematic, is now close to being out-and-out dysfunctional. Its combination of strategic incoherence and operational incompetence has become toxic.”

The New York Times also reported that, “The process of trying to purge the campaign of conflicts that in appearance or reality might violate Mr. McCain’s stated principles”. They changed campaign managers twice. And on top of that, NY Daily news said that some McCain aides were “slinging insults” at Palin.

If anything, there was resentment. But, still, #1 best seller seven weeks before it hits the shelves. Many think she’s what we need right now. But, what is it that many like about Palin? She vocalizes much of what Americans think.

In an interview with Rush Limbaugh yesterday she said, “We need to cut taxes on the job creators. This is all about jobs, creating jobs. We have to ramp up industry here in America, and of course reduce the federal debt, quit piling on and growing more. But those commonsense solutions there, especially with the cutting taxes on the job creators.”

She’s not giving up, she sees worth in America, a solution. She knows Americans because she really is one.

Mrs Palin has not faded into the Alaskan sunset since she stepped down abruptly as governor in July. Since then she has become central to the debate about the future of the Republican Party. She moulds herself as an anti-establishment conservative in the Reagan tradition, as do many Republicans with no office in Washington, DC, and she is keenly attuned to activist disquiet within the party.” The Economist November 17th, 2009

-Ben

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