Going Rogue: Final Thoughts

March 1st, 2010 at 6:03 pm

I have really enjoyed reading Going Rogue. In much the same way I enjoyed high school. It was instructive and a bit bizarre and I wouldn’t want to do it again.

I wouldn’t wish such a reading experience on any of you. Because Sarah Palin is painfully naive, obtuse, and annoying. Even though this memoir was certainly heavily edited, if not completely ghostwritten, there is no escaping Sarah’s charm. Charm like a sandpaper turd.

What I have enjoyed most about reading this book is telling people that I am reading it and quoting from it: “We had turned the idea of commercializing our natural gas for Alaska’s economic future from pipe dream to pipeline.”

Yee haw!

And am I the only one who knows what rogue means???

1 : VAGRANT, TRAMP

2 : a dishonest or worthless person : SCOUNDREL

3 : a mischievous person : SCAMP

4 : a horse inclined to shirk or misbehave

5 : an individual exhibiting a chance and usually inferior biological variation

So sure, Sarah, you go rogue. Go real rogue.

Our concern with Sarah Palin is that she is clearly not going away anytime soon. A Ross Perot she is not. She confirms this in her Acknowledgments: “Next time, the focus will not be on me.”

Next time?!?!???

Focus will not be on you? Good luck.

Because Sarah Palin spends 403 pages ranting and raving about publicity, unwanted attention, smear campaigns, ethics inquiries, freedom of information requests, invasion of privacy, and then once she retires as Governor of Alaska, observes this: “We did not expect the wall-to-wall national coverage that exploded over the next week.”

Really?

Be honest.

Tell me the truth.

You really didn’t expect that?

Okay, well then you’re an idiot, Sarah Palin.