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[This is the 2nd of a series of planned posts excerpting favorite passages from Governor Sarah Palin’s book ‘Going Rogue’. That title is, of course, a reference to campaign insiders’ fears about Sarah Palin going off the script laid out for her. But it also has echos of the recently wildly popular expression ‘Going Galt’ (as in John Galt of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand). Real Clear Politics explains it all. Language Log explores the ideas around the phrase ‘going rogue’. Please, note that the passages cited here were not ‘cut and paste’ but hand typed, so, any and all typos are entirely those of this blogger. Errors here don’t reflect on the Governor or her publisher. First post in this series can be found here.]

To understand Palin, it’s important to skip around the book. In fact, to understand any biography or autobiography, it is interesting to go back and forth to get the full import and perspective. Few books of value other than tales for children can make sense otherwise. These posts about Going Rogue will therefore meander about the book avoiding both time line and page wise linearity.

In this post, it’s about faith and purpose in life.

Winter 2004 came and with it the unique blanket of darkness that covers our coldest months. For me it was a time of restlessness, the kind when you know in your soul you’re supposed to be preparing for something, that there’s something else out there, but he next open door is not yet revealed. I remember waking up in the middle of the night knowing there was something else, knowing there was room for more.

The kids were growing up quickly, and we moved through fun holiday seasons into the rebirth of spring. Track got his driver’s license, and I trained for a marathon. It was a very contemplative time, and I focused on my family while considering what I might do next. The longs runs provided me with the clarity needed to weigh my options. As the soles of my shoes hit the soft ground, I pushed past the tall cottonwood trees in a euphoric cadence, and meandered through willow branches that the moose munched on. A grassy culvert ran parallel to the road where I logged my long miles. On lucky days, my newly licensed sixteen-year-old drove the route ahead of me, placing water bottles at intervals inside culverts, along with notes of encouragement. “Run, Mom! I love you!” and “Don’t give up!” For any mom, it just meant so much that somebody would do that, especially a busy teenager. It was a great season.

All of that just sets the background of time and place. The Governor now delves into the matter on hand. Read the rest of this entry »

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[Time permitting, several upcoming posts will deal with favorite passages from Governor Sarah Palin’s book  ‘Going Rogue’. That title is, of course, a reference to campaign insider’s fears about Sarah Palin going off script laid out for her. But it also has echos of the recently wildly popular  expression ‘Going Galt’ (as in John Galt of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand). Real Clear Politics explains it all. Language Log explores the ideas around the phrase ‘going rogue’.  Finally, please note that the passages cited here were not ‘cut and paste’ but hand typed, so, any and all typos are entirely those of this blogger and not the publisher.]

Curiously enough, my first favorite excerpt is from toward the end of the book:

I am an independent person who had the good fortune to come of age in the era of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. I am a registered Republican because the planks in that party’s platform are stronger than any others upon which to build Alaska and America. I disagree with some of the characters in the party machine, but the GOP stands for principles that will strengthen and secure the country, if they are applied. I’m not obsessively partisan, though, and I don’t blame people who dislike political labels even more than I do. My husband, for example, isn’t registered with any party, for sound reasons, having been an eyewitness to the idiosyncrasies of party machines. I also don’t like the narrow stereotypes of either the “conservative” or the “liberal’ label, but until we change the lingo, call me a Commonsense Conservative. Going Rogue, page 384

The Governor makes these same points during a recent conversation with Laura Ingraham. That podcast is here.

Personally, I love the phrase Commonsense Conservative. It has faint echoes of George W Bush’s Compassionate Conservative (which turned out to be pretty lame incidentally), and itself overwhelmed into irrelevance by a dismal presidency.

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Sarah jogging, err Running? 2012?

UPDATE
I am celebrating the book coming out, and the controversial use of the Runner World photo by Newsweek, by using this photo of the Governor. The photo makes me think about, ummh running – as in running for office – as in Sarah 2012!

Sarah posing for this photo is sexy; News Weak using it with that caption is sexist – those who don’t know the difference between the two contexts, to quote the master, “acted stupidly”.

Taylor Marsh gets it, that’s because Clintonista that she used to be, Taylor is smart and sexy – just like the Governor. And there is nothing wrong with that at all …

Update:
Got it, reading it!

For details of Sarah’s book tour, and all the details about her events, go to Conservatives4Palin.

I will do my best to get her autograph, and proudly display it!

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Waiting for Go Ro

This Puma is impatiently awaiting  ‘Go Ro’

I will be waiting.

Outside the local Borders for them to open the doors.

Although a copy has been ordered by mail at my favorite site of a great Palin devotee, I just can’t wait.  Specially since the AP coup and all the reviews. I shall heed Sarah’s admonition: just enjoy the book!

In the days to come, Favorite Passages will be posted regularly, possibly every Thursday.

Once the whirlwind of book tour is subsided, the book’s been read, discussed and much talked about, one inevitable question will occur to many: what now, what’s next for Sarah Palin? And that in itself will lead to whole lot of more talk. But the answer is much simpler.

It really doesn’t matter what Governor Palin does in future.

If she does nothing else but speak out and speak at forums, fine. If all she does is go on a book tour, then fade away, that’s fine too. If she hankers for a radio or tv gig, so be it! If she chooses to rake in the dough on the lecture circuit, that’s fine too. Finally, if she simply sells some books and movie rights, no problem. In other words, what Sarah Palin does next doesn’t matter, it’s her life. Let’s leave her alone. What will her followers do, is a more important question. Will they do what it takes to convince her to stick around, stay and lead them on?

The point is this: Sarah Palin, just by existing in our consciousness, has done enough. By giving people a voice, an expression, she saved the day. Thank god, the rest of us aren’t as crazy as the loons who put the puppet master in that place!

To put it simply, Sarah Palin is the new American existential reality.

America better learn to deal with that truth.  But before America can deal with Sarah, it must come to grips what’s happened in 2008 first. Just wait for the mists of delusion to melt away, off the eyes of the ‘border classes’.

Just wait for these folks, the comfortable suburban (whites) who needed to show disdain for Bush; the cultured and degreed women who should have known better than to dismiss two wonderful women in opting for a man who would flush feminism down the toilet if he could get away with it; the independents who swerved a bit too far to the left this time around simply because of a teleprompter; the misguided youths who will grow up, get jobs and gather bills to pay; those who were too tired,  too much beat upon by the Left, too bruised in psyches, too embarrassed for America; those too angry at America all of a sudden and couldn’t handle the idea of two wars fought in the cause of our own freedom, while two generations ago men and women died by the hundreds in wretched areas of the world for other people’s benefit; the financially stable ones who felt the tremors beneath their accountant’s feet and felt themselves shaken;  – let all these ‘border classes’ wake up and realize with a start that they elected a false god. First, they should realized the uselessness of the ones they put in charge in Washington. Only then can we expect the pendulum swing the other way back. One thing for sure, it’s gone too far to the left already. It’s right-ward swing has begun, in no less reason due to Sarah Palin just being there!

So, you see Sarah Palin is the new American existential reality that nobody can deny. Get used to it America!

So, it’s not inappropriate to recall some of the magic of that night, over a year ago:


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