What does Going Rouge have in common with the progressive agenda?

posted at 10:12 am on October 22, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

So the editors of The Nation, the venerable progressive political magazine, are releasing a copycat book timed to make a little cash off of their bête noir, Sarah Palin.  Palin’s book, Going Rogue, will hit bookstores in mid-November, and so Richard Kim and Betsy Reed are rushing a “collection of essays” about Palin through the publication process to match her book — and match its cover as well, as Allahpundit noted last night. Their promotion of this book is rather telling, in a couple of ways:

The most honest, revealing account of the Palin story to appear this fall? You betcha!

Sarah Palin has many faces: hockey mom, fundamentalist Christian, sex symbol, Republican ideologue, fashion icon, “maverick” populist. But, above all, Palin has become one thing: an American obsession that just won’t go away. Edited by two senior editors at The Nation magazine, this sharp, smart, up-to-the-minute book examines Palin’s quirky origins in Wasilla, Alaska, her spectacular rise to the effective leadership of the Republican Party, and the nightmarish prospect of her continuing to dominate the nation’s political scene.

Would “the most honest account” have to be wrapped in a deceptive cover, intended to confuse consumers into buying the wrong book?  If it doesn’t start out with an honest approach, why should we trust that the same people who made that decision will be honest inside the covers?  For an answer to that, we only need see the list of essayists included in this rehash of old Palin-opposing material, who include such straight-arrow observers as Amanda Marcotte, Max Blumenthal, Eve Ensler, and Jane Hamsher.  Hamsher made her biggest political splash when she put Joe Lieberman in blackface during his re-election campaign.  Marcotte got fired from the Edwards campaign for her vilification of religious believers in language bad enough to actually embarrass Edwards — and given Edwards’ history, that’s saying something indeed.

The whole thing looks like a bad Mad Magazine takeoff of a book, which is the impression that The Nation leaves with its Going Rouge cheapie.  And the bottom line is this: after 150 years of publication, The Nation has to piggyback off of a Republican VP candidate to achieve relevance. Have The Nation’s editors become so insecure about their product that they feel they can only sell it through deception? In that, it has a lot in common with their progressive agenda.

Note: For the FTC or the clueless (but I repeat myself!), sales through Amazon links result in compensation to me.


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Even their name “progressives” is a lie. Remind me, just what is their appeal?

I guess the meteoric pre sale of Going Rogue was just too much bear for those out to try to destroy Palin or to capitalize on her fame.

Is this knock off…trying to make profits? O the irony of the Lib world.::eyeroll::

I look forward to setting aside a day off for a straight read through. I’m wondering if any other memoir of a politician has been used as a loss leader in retail? I’m not a retailer but doesn’t that mean her traffic to buy the book is so valuable to other sales that certain retailers are taking a loss on it in order to profit on the extra traffic/sales? If that is so, I find it amazing.

Buckeye Babe on October 22, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Please stop this juvenile omission of capitalization.

BuckeyeSam on October 22, 2009 at 11:11 AM

i will not! *stomps foot*

sesquipedalian on October 22, 2009 at 11:22 AM

The more people like Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh are attacked on a personal level to try and detract from their achievements, the more I become interested in what they have to say and what the facts are in the attacks. The political party of victims has no other weapon than trying to make victims with their hit pieces which are based as in Limbaugh’s case, on lies.

Mad magazine at least was clever.

Hening on October 22, 2009 at 11:23 AM

i will not! *stomps foot*

sesquipedalian on October 22, 2009 at 11:22 AM

You’re lucky we’re not communists like your comrades or else you’d be on your way to the gulag.

darwin on October 22, 2009 at 11:23 AM

If their whole book, Going Rouge, is just a rehash/reprint of worn out old and tired essays, won’t the ilk of persons who would actually plunk down the coinage for that book have most likely already read all or most of it before and are thereby getting ripped off for their money if they buy the book? Plus, if someone who is actually attempting to purchase Going Rogue actually mistakes Going Rouge for the book they intended to buy, wouldn’t they just take it back for a refund/exchange and maybe be a teensy weensy bit angry at the store about it? Are the deceitful progressives even intelligent enough to realize that?

By the way, there is a major price war between Amazon and WalMart over Sarah Palin’s book. The pre-order for Going Rogue is down to $8.98 -with free shipping- at WalMart’s website now.

SilverStar830 on October 22, 2009 at 11:25 AM

I wonder if the Nation is closely linked to the Khmer Rouge.

Clyde5445 on October 22, 2009 at 11:25 AM

I wonder if the Nation is closely linked to the Khmer Rouge.

Clyde5445 on October 22, 2009 at 11:25 AM

They did serve as Pol Pot’s propaganda arm in the US during his reign of terror, so yes, you could make that assertion.

PimFortuynsGhost on October 22, 2009 at 11:27 AM

Sarah really scares them, doesn’t she.

tarpon on October 22, 2009 at 10:18 AM

No, they’re just obsessed. Like high school dorks pining for the head cheerleader only to descend into bitter frustration and hatred towards the erstwhile object of their affection.

spmat on October 22, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Just release Sarah’s book a week early. Make the losers’ wannabe book look like even more of a rushed hack-job.

Christien on October 22, 2009 at 11:29 AM

The pre-order for Going Rogue is down to $8.98 -with free shipping- at WalMart’s website now

Yea, I know the grand total w/standard shipping and tax was a mind blowing $9.78.

Clyde5445 on October 22, 2009 at 11:30 AM

All this attention that Sarah receives is priceless.
Drill Baby Drill!

hawkman on October 22, 2009 at 11:32 AM

PimFortuynsGhost on October 22, 2009 at 11:27 AM

Then the Killing Fields are right up thier alley.

Clyde5445 on October 22, 2009 at 11:33 AM

Sarah Palin has many faces: hockey mom, fundamentalist Christian, sex symbol, Republican ideologue, fashion icon, “maverick” populist. But, above all, Palin has become one thing: an American obsession that just won’t go away.

She’s way more of an obsession with the Libs who won’t stop about her even a year after a campaign. If Obama lost do you think high level Republicans would waste time attacking him and Repub Cash Cows would throw all their money at trying to take him down? Highly unlikely, I mean John Kerry might have got 2 words talked about him the 4 years after he lost to W.

The difference I guess is no one is scared of a Dem that loses, you lose and you get thrown on the pile of failures before you.

Rbastid on October 22, 2009 at 11:34 AM

The Left wins again. I feel so sorry for the Palins.

jay12 on October 22, 2009 at 11:38 AM

please stop this barbaric grammar.
sesquipedalian on October 22, 2009 at 11:06 AM

O/T but it’s interesting you called it barbaric. It’s actually a perfectly acceptable grammatical construction in all the languages in the Germanic branch (the branch of Indo-European to which English belongs).

The only reason it’s considered bad in English is because English grammarians considered Latin to be the perfect language and believed English was something less (barbaric, perhaps). As a result, many English grammar rules were pulled straight from Latin. Since Latin didn’t split infinitives or end sentences with ‘of’, they decided proper English shouldn’t either.

I for one have no problem speaking a Germanic language and fell no need to force it to emulate a Latinate one. I hope you have understood the topic of which I am speaking… ;)

JadeNYU on October 22, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Buy stock in straightjacket manufacturers; just like Obama and gun manufacturers, boom times ahead.

johnsteele on October 22, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Not to mention the cleaning supplies, for all the exploding heads.

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 11:38 AM

No, Proud Rino, a parody would be a book written that emulates and pokes fun at the text, not the cover and the title. Unless you want to argue that the contents of Going Rouge are a joke. It’s probably true, but not an intentional one.

Ed Morrissey on October 22, 2009 at 11:11 AM

Well, you can have a parody cover and then serious stuff (or at least an attempt at serious) on the inside, can’t you? Is there some rule in publishing that you can’t have a parody cover?

But you are (apparently) seriously suggesting that The Nation is writing this book with the intent of deceiving Palin fans into buying a book they don’t want (which of course they would immediately return as soon as they realized what they had purchased).

Is The Nation obviously free riding on Palin’s popularity in an attempt to get some press and drum up some easy book sales? Yep.

Are they trying to deceive readers into buying the wrong book? Seriously? That’s seriously your claim?

Proud Rino on October 22, 2009 at 11:39 AM

above all, Palin has become one thing: an American obsession that just won’t go away.
Rbastid on October 22, 2009 at 11:34 AM

Cuda is cowbell!

Akzed on October 22, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Even their name “progressives” is a lie. Remind me, just what is their appeal?

Buckeye Babe on October 22, 2009 at 11:22 AM

They aren’t progressives. The title is blatantly sexist–’rouge’ being synonymous with cabaret and harlotry (yeah, this is how these eggheads think). It’s certainly more than a play of words on their part. In any event, the surfacing of this knock-off certainly will bolster Sarah’s case of mass media PDS in her blockbuster bestseller.

RepubChica on October 22, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Their agenda HAS TO BE HIDDEN. We’re a center-right country, and a VAST MAJORITY rejects the “progressive” agenda. Obama won on lies and Rahm got most blue-dogs elected on lies.

marklmail on October 22, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Some photoshopper needs to throw out a new Obama book cover:

GOING RED- How the Barack Hussein Obama Administration was packed with Reds ~like Van Jones, and Red sympathizers like Anita “Mao” Dunn~ in order to try to socialize America

Same font and design, but with Barry in a red outfit on the front instead of Sarah Palin.

profitsbeard on October 22, 2009 at 11:55 AM

What’s comical is how the left has everyone so convinced that Sarah is damaged good, and can’t win at a Presidential run. The fact is, and the GOP knows it, Sarah is all they have on a national scale so far, with the one exception being Liz Cheney. The Huck, Mitt, Pawl, Jind crowd is a sure loser. The DEMS know Sarah has power, and they’re terrified.
It’s way too early to worry about poll numbers.

Jeff from WI on October 22, 2009 at 11:56 AM

I had an unused Borders book card from last Christmas, so I bought one of Palin’s books last night because of “Going Rouge”!

Thanks for the push, The Nation! Should be a great read.

eforhan on October 22, 2009 at 11:56 AM

It’s fun watching the Liberals, the Beltway Elite, and our Trolls all going nuts at the same time. These idiots must have known they would have to re-title the book. They just wanted the free publicity.

kingsjester on October 22, 2009 at 11:57 AM

The People’s Cube Obama’s War On Fox News Becomes A Quagmire.

Dr Evil on October 22, 2009 at 10:54 AM

Damn, I wish THEY’D come out with a book of all their compilations! Woul make a reat gift, and I would keep in on my coffee table…I would have to put protective covers on it, or forbide my guests to drink while reading….

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 12:00 PM

technopeasant on October 22, 2009 at 10:56 AM

Spellilng list for libturds…

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Back at ya, Libs:

Palin Envy

The Zoo Keeper on October 22, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Some photoshopper needs to throw out a new Obama book cover:

profitsbeard on October 22, 2009 at 11:55 AM

I’d change “Dreams From My Father” into “Dreams From My Sperm Donor” since that seems to be the only consequential thing contributed to Ann Dunham by the philandering African.

RepubChica on October 22, 2009 at 12:03 PM

I think it’s supposed to be a parody, Ed. I don’t think they’re actually trying to trick people who want to buy a pro-Palin book into buying an anti-Palin book – do you seriously need this explained to you?

Proud Rino on October 22, 2009 at 10:58 AM

Thanks for being our comic relief–I needed that laff! This may just have been the funniest thing you have ever written…

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 12:04 PM

The Zoo Keeper on October 22, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Major keeper.

RepubChica on October 22, 2009 at 12:04 PM

JadeNYU on October 22, 2009 at 11:38 AM

I forget the exact details, but Winston Churchill was once criticized for ending a sentence with a preposition and his response was that was a criticism, “Up with which I will not put”.

venividivici on October 22, 2009 at 12:05 PM

They did serve as Pol Pot’s propaganda arm in the US during his reign of terror, so yes, you could make that assertion.

Maybe we need a book about that episode titled “Rouge Nation”?

drunyan8315 on October 22, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Ed Morrissey on October 22, 2009 at 11:11 AM

WHAM!!!!

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Thanks for being our comic relief–I needed that laff! This may just have been the funniest thing you have ever written…

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 12:04 PM

Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.

Hey look, right wing conservatives can do it too!

Proud Rino on October 22, 2009 at 12:07 PM

I have been making a concentrated effort since retiring to curtail one of my main vices; purchasing books. I was undecided about purchasing Miz Sarah’s book, but The Nation‘s gutless attempt to capitalize on “Going Rogue” helped my decision. No surprise that the Marxist liberals have no new lies to print. Just recycled lies. Pretty much like everything they say.

oldleprechaun on October 22, 2009 at 12:09 PM

It’s fun watching the Liberals, the Beltway Elite, and our Trolls all going nuts at the same time. These idiots must have known they would have to re-title the book. They just wanted the free publicity.

kingsjester on October 22, 2009 at 11:57 AM

Since you’re probably including me in that group, let me just say I think this book is classless and stupid. Dick Morris did something similar with regard to Hillary Clinton’s book, and that was classless and stupid too. Obviously it’s an attempt to drum up some easy sales and free-ride on a commercially successful name, and, hopefully, it will hurt the bombthrower more than it will hurt the target.

Proud Rino on October 22, 2009 at 12:12 PM

SilverStar830 on October 22, 2009 at 11:25 AM

I’m torn between making money–or making a big deal out of displaying my buying her book in B&N…The anticipation of the tightening of the mouth of the store clerk, as she rings up my purchase, is too delicious…Of course, if I added a book about guns, I might have to clean the counter…

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 12:12 PM

The Huck, Mitt, Pawl, Jind crowd is a sure loser. The DEMS know Sarah has power, and they’re terrified.

Jeff from WI on October 22, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Exactly. NewBusters comedy video (NewsBusted) currently running has the thought that:

Latest surveys show that Mike Huckabee leads the polls as the 2012 Presidential candidate. Therefore, NewsBusters is the first to offer congratulations to Barack Obama for winning his second term.

Christian Conservative on October 22, 2009 at 12:14 PM

The anticipation of the tightening of the mouth of the store clerk, as she rings up my purchase, is too delicious…Of course, if I added a book about guns, I might have to clean the counter…

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Heh, as someone who has worked in bookstores all through college, let me just say, nobody cares what books you buy. It always cracks me up that people think they have to “explain” their book choices. The clerk at the bookstore just wants to get through their shift and then get back to whatever they’d rather be doing than working in a frickin’ bookstore (i.e. anything).

Proud Rino on October 22, 2009 at 12:15 PM

O/T but it’s interesting you called it barbaric. It’s actually a perfectly acceptable grammatical construction in all the languages in the Germanic branch (the branch of Indo-European to which English belongs).

JadeNYU on October 22, 2009 at 11:38 AM

what is also interesting, if wholly irrelevant, is that the barbarians of antiquity were in fact germanic peoples. at any rate, the redundancy in the use of “off of” just because it rolls smoother off the tongue is vulgar.

sesquipedalian on October 22, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Sarah really scares them, doesn’t she.

tarpon on October 22, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Haven’t seen the left wing t@rds this scared since Reagan

bill30097 on October 22, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Speakin of the Gipper.

Sapwolf on October 22, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Palin Envy

The Zoo Keeper on October 22, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Thread winner!

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 12:16 PM

That “tightening of the mouth” stuff is almost certainly in your head. Millions of people are going to buy Palin’s books at stores. No one is going to be surprised or upset that you buy one too, regardless of their political affiliation.

Proud Rino on October 22, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Proud Rino on October 22, 2009 at 12:12 PM

I didn’t refer to you by name. I said Liberals, the Beltway Elite, and Trolls. If you self-identify with one of those groups, well…

kingsjester on October 22, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Proud Rino on October 22, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Glad you’re finally coming around…

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Holy crap! The book is only 9 bucks on Amazon? Thankfully they adjusted the price on my preorder, but I’m shocked they lowered it to that amount given the incredible sales it’s generated so far.

Doughboy on October 22, 2009 at 10:30 AM

It’s not shrinkin demand. Wal-Mart started a vicious capitalistic free market price war. Bastards.

Seriously, Wal-Mart did start a price-war.

Sapwolf on October 22, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Latest surveys show that Mike Huckabee leads the polls as the 2012 Presidential candidate. Therefore, NewsBusters is the first to offer congratulations to Barack Obama for winning his second term.
Christian Conservative on October 22, 2009 at 12:14 PM

*Sigh, like I needed an excuse to get get the whiskey…

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Proud Rino on October 22, 2009 at 12:15 PM

*Sigh, and to think I always thought it would be great to work in a bookstore…

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 12:21 PM

The most honest, revealing account of the Palin story to appear this fall? You betcha!

This is geared toward the Garofalo types. Completely deluded liberal moonbats.

That reminds me…you know why Garofalo has a belly button stud?

It’s a handy spot to hang the air freshener.

csdeven on October 22, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Sarah can see Washington DC burning from her house. Probably noticed the sh*thole city of Detroit too while she’s at it.

Sapwolf on October 22, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Are they trying to deceive readers into buying the wrong book? Seriously? That’s seriously your claim?

Proud Rino on October 22, 2009 at 11:39 AM

It’s a certainty that the first few paragraphs in the book will contain their best argument against Sarah. Their hope is to hook people into keeping the book and joining their PDS.

csdeven on October 22, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Speakin of the Gipper.

Sapwolf on October 22, 2009 at 12:16 PM

I had forgotten that video–thank you. One of the greatest speeches ever…

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 12:28 PM

This is a consumer protection issue (contact your state AG). What self respecting publisher/book seller would schedule a Ron Reagan bio book for the same day as a President Ronald Reagan bio book. The release date (not to mention the cover – down to the FREAKING font style) is intentionally confusing.

Angry Dumbo on October 22, 2009 at 12:29 PM

They SHOULD be terrified of Liz Cheney, but I probably shouldn’t give them any ideas.

Daggett on October 22, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Would you hurt the girl of the guy who shot a friend in the face?

Pomme143 on October 22, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Haha!

Type in “Going Rouge” at Amazon.com
and Palin’s Going Rogue book shows up. ::rofl::

eforhan on October 22, 2009 at 12:32 PM

I’m torn between making money–or making a big deal out of displaying my buying her book in B&N…The anticipation of the tightening of the mouth of the store clerk, as she rings up my purchase, is too delicious…Of course, if I added a book about guns, I might have to clean the counter…

Heh heh. You should have seen the sourpuss on the Hippie-ish B & N clerk the last time I bought one of Ann Coulter’s books there.

It was worth the price of the book!

BlueStateBilly on October 22, 2009 at 12:33 PM

What’s the publisher’s return policy? I’ve heard they will only sell it online. If that’s the case, how about ordering it and when it arrives send it back unopened. Might cost you shipping (if it is sent other than the USPS) but maybe it’s worth it.

Christian Conservative on October 22, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Typica leftist-liberal behavior, deceive, fabricate, repeat.

William2006 on October 22, 2009 at 12:40 PM

I’m looking forward to laughing at the Epic Fail of this “Going Rouge”, and watching more lib heads explode because of said failure.

But look on the bright side…at least they are supporting the MaObamadministration’s policies by going green and recycling past garbage columns. It would be such a shameful waste of energy coming up with new lies.

ornery_independent on October 22, 2009 at 12:44 PM

Their crap book isn’t available in stores. It’s only available from their website.

So only the hardcore leftists will even buy it.

Enoxo on October 22, 2009 at 1:10 PM

Since you’re probably including me in that group, let me just say I think this book is classless and stupid. Dick Morris did something similar with regard to Hillary Clinton’s book, and that was classless and stupid too. Obviously it’s an attempt to drum up some easy sales and free-ride on a commercially successful name, and, hopefully, it will hurt the bombthrower more than it will hurt the target. – Proud Rino

As far as I remember, Morris’s hit books on both the Clintons had distorted images of them, his name on the cover and released afterward. Susan Estrich did that with Ann Coulter’s Godless as well, all fair in love, war and politics. But this is gutless, what the Nation is doing.

thebrokenrattle on October 22, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Their crap book isn’t available in stores. It’s only available from their website.

So only the hardcore leftists will even buy it.

Enoxo on October 22, 2009 at 1:10 PM

I was going to ask if you went into a book store and say got sick to your stomach. Throwing up on all those books. would you have to pay for them. Then you spoiled my fun:(

Greed on October 22, 2009 at 1:17 PM

Max Blumenthal

I shouldn’t be surprised. He’s been selling slander about his ideological enemies as “journalism” for quite some time now. He’s disgusting to listen to or read, and any honest political movement would have marginalized him by now.

calbear on October 22, 2009 at 1:22 PM

“Going Rouge”and “Air America”…Class, can anyone tell me what they have in common???

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 1:27 PM

“Going Rouge” is the progressive socialist agenda. It could easily serve as the title for the autobiography of many Obamunists.

james23 on October 22, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Holy crap! The book is only 9 bucks on Amazon? Thankfully they adjusted the price on my preorder, but I’m shocked they lowered it to that amount given the incredible sales it’s generated so far.

Doughboy on October 22, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Yeah, Wal-Mart started this deal. They got in a price war with Amazon on all pre-orders (not just Sarah’s) Currently Wal-Mart is $8.99 with free freight.

Of course, Amazon will also ship free for orders over $25. I HIGHLY recommend Glenn Beck’s book, Arguing With Idiots. It is amazingly good. In fact, it should be used as a textbook in school!

And Ed, thanks for the positive Palin story.

gary4205 on October 22, 2009 at 1:34 PM

I’m working on

incurious Barry in the white house

Sonosam on October 22, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Of course, Amazon will also ship free for orders over $25.

gary4205 on October 22, 2009 at 1:34 PM

I added the Fight Club Blu-ray to my order for the free shipping. That’ll be a fun Thanksgiving. Palin and Palahniuk. :-)

Doughboy on October 22, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Nice smackdown, Ed.

I doubt the cover and use of the very similar title are lawsuit fodder but here’s hoping!

RedNewEnglander on October 22, 2009 at 1:51 PM

Hey look, right wing conservatives can do it too!

Proud Rino on October 22, 2009 at 12:07 PM

*er hem*

YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN!

TheUnrepentantGeek on October 22, 2009 at 1:52 PM

The whole thing looks like a bad Mad Magazine takeoff of a book

Please don’t insult Mad Magazine, Ed. At least they have integrity, unlike Hurricane Katrina and her flag waving friends.

Del Dolemonte on October 22, 2009 at 2:08 PM

please stop this barbaric grammar.

sesquipedalian343 on October 22, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Said the drone whose candidate set a new record with 70% of the high school dropout vote.

Del Dolemonte on October 22, 2009 at 2:13 PM

It occurs to me that the Drill Baby Drill theme might have broader application (not, that is NOT a play on the word broad, come on — be serious here) than only to the oil question.

In fact, I have an excellent suggestion for a place to drill (which I will keep to myself but let’s just say it’s in very close proximity to the posterior regions of the editor in chief of The Nation).

I’d even be willing to chip in on the drill bit.

IndieDogg on October 22, 2009 at 2:57 PM

The least they could have done was put Tina Fey’s picture on the fake book.

DrAllecon on October 22, 2009 at 3:07 PM

DrAllecon on October 22, 2009 at 3:07 PM

+++100

lovingmyUSA on October 22, 2009 at 3:55 PM

What does Going Rouge have in common with the progressive agenda?

Slacker parasites who can’t cut it on their own mooch from achieving members of society

ya2daup on October 22, 2009 at 4:09 PM

The Nation has to piggyback off of a Republican VP candidate to achieve relevance.

And still haven’t acheieved relevance. I wouldn’t know about the knock-off were it not for this site.

ddrintn on October 22, 2009 at 4:49 PM

*achieved

ddrintn on October 22, 2009 at 4:49 PM

All this means is that there will be more book jackets with SP’s pic on them at the bookstalls, which is like free advertising for her book.

Lou Budvis on October 22, 2009 at 5:13 PM

Far more leftys will end up buying the real book than Palin fans tricked into the fake.

Reading skills and all that… :)

JusDreamin on October 22, 2009 at 5:31 PM

This is the Left being what it thinks is quite clever. The double entendre title is so … Joycean. It will suffer the fate of most Left-wing books: unsold.

By the way, having worked in a bookstore in my youth, the Rouge will end up in the dog-eared Humor section of books, and won’t get the prominent placement of Palin’s book.

So, what’s the point? Oh, right, the Pullitzer.

EMD on October 22, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Mao would have been proud of The Nation.

kirkill on October 22, 2009 at 6:37 PM

All they manage to do over and over again with their insecure attacks on Palin is show us who they really are. The mask slips, and we get a glimpse of the rabid fascist beneath.

Murf76 on October 22, 2009 at 6:38 PM

I like to collect very bad books by celebrities–you know, such as the poetry of Jimmy Carter and Pelosi’s hideous book, which I usually get from the remainder bin for buck or two. But here I draw the line. I won’t get this POS.

But it has inspired me to give Palin’s book to at least five people this Christmas, excuse me, this Winter Festival Holliday.

Dhuka on October 22, 2009 at 6:42 PM

I like Palin because instantaneous counter attacks are what occur to whenever she acts

why is that?

It certainly isn’t because of the damage that shed do to our Republic

it’s because of the damage she might do to the cozy slobs that live off the taxpayer

since a great deal of fake Rs like their positions she faces a he’ll of a battle

she is the farthest thing from the statism that most of the candidates endorse in one fashion or other

she is a radical but in this case it’s good

Sonosam on October 22, 2009 at 6:46 PM

SilverStar830 on October 22, 2009 at 11:25 AM

Walmart supports obamacare. I am willing to pay more to actual free market types.

Slowburn on October 22, 2009 at 7:13 PM

You know how incompetent these Lefty Clowntards are?

They plaster a photo on the front of their hit piece that actually looks like yet another campaign poster for her. It actually makes her look good!

Jesus. I bet if you go back into their archives, you can find an editorial from The Nation in favor of the Hitler/Stalin pact.

Epic Fail, Vanden Huevel!

victor82 on October 22, 2009 at 7:55 PM

So, if I want this book, should I look in the fiction aisle?

CJ on October 22, 2009 at 9:10 PM

If I want the book, I’ll look for it in the remainders bin.

lsheldon on October 22, 2009 at 11:39 PM

I have no experience what ever in the book-seller biz (beyond a heroic effort to make their efforts profitable, but…

I’ll bet money, marbles, or chalk[1] that Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and HarperCollins are not in the charity biz.

So, to avoid a crushing cognitive dissonance, I am going to believe that the orders in hand (less a reasonable reserve for collectibles) provides enough to redeem the advances, cover the costs of the first printing and provide a respectable profit.

The cripples know this and it looks like a good free-load opportunity.

The earliest that I will be looking to buy the knockoff (it might be a hoot to have one is when it shows up in the remainders bin.

I suppose I might buy one from the used market if the remainders bin has the covers ripped off…..

lsheldon on October 22, 2009 at 11:48 PM

I wonder if it will actually see ink-on-paper.

lsheldon on October 22, 2009 at 11:48 PM

Why are they publishing this at all>

Anyone who admits to reading the lookalike is just admitting to the world that they were too stupid to tell the difference.

schmuck281 on October 23, 2009 at 12:07 AM

I hope Sarah Palin and her publisher sue for copyright infringement, Rupert Murdoch buys this lib magazine, changes the name to the Conservative Nation and FIRES all these lib turds ASAP.

dthorny on October 23, 2009 at 5:15 AM

Deception, indeed! How could you possibly dress up concepts such as “institutionalized control”, “totalitarianism” and “redistribution of wealth” with vague euphemisms?

the_souse on October 23, 2009 at 8:40 AM

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