Report: Palin’s book sells 300,000 copies … on its first day

posted at 6:03 pm on November 19, 2009 by Allahpundit

Hey, remember that story last week about how she’d have to sell a whopping 400,000 copies for HarperCollins to break even?

I think it’ll be okay.

There’s a rule of thumb in the industry that publishers net about $10 per hardcover sold, after expenses, but before the cost of the advance. Once she’s sold 700,000 copies, then, HarperCollins is in the black. And what of that 1.6 million printed? An ideal “sell-through” rate is about 75 percent, which means HarperCollins thinks it’s going to sell about 1.2 million copies. At that level, Palin will have made $7 million and HarperCollins $5 million of its own.

A HarperCollins insider told The Daily Beast that the book sold a staggering 300,000 copies on the first day alone, which was Tuesday. “Sales are phenomenal, and we are convinced that the book will continue to sell phenomenally for some time to come,” says the insider. They’re not prevaricating: As of 2:30pm today, the book was #1 on Amazon, ahead of both Stephen King’s new novel, Under the Dome, and Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol. The latter sold 1 million copies on its first day, but that figure included the UK, and top fiction generally trumps non-fiction. Any way you carve it, Going Rogue looks to be a $12 million goldmine.

I’m a little suspicious that a relatively minor, Palin-hating outfit like the Daily Beast landed a scoop this big, but it’s probably legit. Their source sounds solid, and don’t forget that their founder has friends in very high places inside the publishing industry.

I’ve got no big finisher for this post so here’s the clip of her chat about faith with David Brody on CBN. The thought of how she and Huck will handle each other if they square off two years from now is downright dizzying. Exit question: The Daily Beast story contains a long rundown of all the people who are making money off her this week. Didn’t they forget someone?


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After Oprah met Palin, she was so consumed with grief from making the wrong choice last year she decided to quit! Don’t ya think? lol

joedoe on November 19, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Oprah is done in Sept. 2011 at which time expect to see her go “all in” for Bury. Obama/Oprah ’12.

thomasaur on November 19, 2009 at 8:48 PM

RPFLMAO GOT TO READ THIS!!!!

Slate magazine is just one of the countless media outlets convulsing with St. Vitus’ Dance over that demonic succubus Sarah Palin. In its reader forum, The Fray, one supposed Palinophobe took dead aim at the former Alaska governor’s writing chops, excerpting the following sentence from her book:

The apartment was small, with slanting floors and irregular heat and a buzzer downstairs that didn’t work, so that visitors had to call ahead from a pay phone at the corner gas station, where a black Doberman the size of a wolf paced through the night in vigilant patrol, its jaws clamped around an empty beer bottle.”

Other readers pounced like wolf-sized Dobermans on an intruder. One guffawed, “That sentence by Sarah Palin could be entered into the annual Bulwer-Lytton bad writing contest. It could have a chance at winning a (sic) honorable mention, at any rate.”

But soon, the original contributor confessed: “I probably should have mentioned that the sentence quoted above was not written by Sarah Palin. It’s taken from the first paragraph of Dreams From My Father, written by Barack Obama.”

unseen on November 19, 2009 at 8:50 PM

I love Unseen’s post above me. Obamabot thinks they’re bashing Palin but are in truth tricked into bashing Obamessiah.

Sharr on November 19, 2009 at 8:56 PM

But soon, the original contributor confessed: “I probably should have mentioned that the sentence quoted above was not written by Sarah Palin. It’s taken from the first paragraph of Dreams From My Father, written by Barack Obama.”

hahahahahahahahahaha

joedoe on November 19, 2009 at 8:57 PM

ginaswo on November 19, 2009 at 7:48 PM

It may have escaped your noticed but this country DOES NOT WANT Government run health care.

Blacksmith8 on November 19, 2009 at 9:02 PM

bumped to top of page too funny to not read still LOL at this…

ROFLMAO GOT TO READ THIS!!!!

Slate magazine is just one of the countless media outlets convulsing with St. Vitus’ Dance over that demonic succubus Sarah Palin. In its reader forum, The Fray, one supposed Palinophobe took dead aim at the former Alaska governor’s writing chops, excerpting the following sentence from her book:

The apartment was small, with slanting floors and irregular heat and a buzzer downstairs that didn’t work, so that visitors had to call ahead from a pay phone at the corner gas station, where a black Doberman the size of a wolf paced through the night in vigilant patrol, its jaws clamped around an empty beer bottle.”

Other readers pounced like wolf-sized Dobermans on an intruder. One guffawed, “That sentence by Sarah Palin could be entered into the annual Bulwer-Lytton bad writing contest. It could have a chance at winning a (sic) honorable mention, at any rate.”

But soon, the original contributor confessed: “I probably should have mentioned that the sentence quoted above was not written by Sarah Palin. It’s taken from the first paragraph of Dreams From My Father, written by Barack Obama.”

unseen on November 19, 2009 at 8:50 PM

unseen on November 19, 2009 at 9:03 PM

so since Palin is more popular than Mitt and huck should candidates distance themselves from Mitt and huck?

unseen on November 19, 2009 at 7:52 PM

I’m not sure Conservative candidates would have to exert any effort to do that.

Blacksmith8 on November 19, 2009 at 9:04 PM

Just saw Palin on O’reilly and I have to say that she did a bang up job. I skipped the interviews she had with Hannity and other friendly hosts because I don’t need to see a lovefest and I missed most of Oprah’s interview but O’Reilly I knew would give a decent interview. So far so good, she came across as very likeable and very genuine. She does not shy away from using slang (“my bad” lol) but when she says it sounds natural and that’s who she is so take it or leave it (no worse than “wee-wee’d up”).

Tomorrow they get into policy and this is where I want to see how Palin presents herself.

Daemonocracy on November 19, 2009 at 9:05 PM

unseen

LMAO

beachgirlusa on November 19, 2009 at 9:08 PM

unseen on November 19, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Priceless.

canditaylor68 on November 19, 2009 at 9:09 PM

Cable News Race: Hannity Interview Of Sarah Palin Ratings Blowout (Charts)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2390186/posts

unseen on November 19, 2009 at 9:09 PM

oh this is rich also:

By sunrise Thursday, more than 500 people had lined up here in a wet Indiana supermarket parking lot in hopes of sharing a brief moment with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Despite the fact that most in line had to stand outside Meijer’s, a big box grocer and retailer with 31 checkout lanes, Palin’s fans waited patiently and politely, flipping through the pages of her new memoir “Going Rogue” as they chanted “Sarah, Sarah” and took turns getting coffee and donuts.

Like the conservative icon that some had driven a considerable distance to meet, the otherwise buoyant crowd harbored hard feelings about the media.

When a POLITICO reporter approached the first person in line — a middle-aged woman from Michigan who arrived at 4:30 p.m. the day before — she refused to answer any questions about the former governor or say her name.

“Aren’t you on the liberals’ side?” she asked.

By 10 a.m., two hours before Palin was set to arrive, the line had swelled to at least 1,000 people and the crowd jeered at the sight of a reporter with a pen and notepad.

“Don’t you know that we’re the right-wing mob?” shouted a short, grey-haired woman who declined to state her name. “Don’t anger us, we have the numbers today and we remember your face.” The woman was cheered by a handful of those in line.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2390149/posts

unseen on November 19, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Glad you’re having fun lining up in the sleet out there in the heartland. As the Dailey Show suggests, we’re less impressed here on the coast. Silly, but an endearing relief from Palin-mania.

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Glad you’re having fun lining up in the sleet out there in the heartland. As the Dailey Show suggests, we’re less impressed here on the coast. Silly, but an endearing relief from Palin-mania.

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:21 PM

That all you got? a lame ass comedy news program? k

unseen on November 19, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:21 PM

enjoy your grapes.

Fighton03 on November 19, 2009 at 9:26 PM

we’re less impressed here on the coast

I wonder what social programs will be wiped out when the heartland takes back our country. HMMMM
 
FREEDOM!

Blacksmith8 on November 19, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Glad you’re having fun lining up in the sleet out there in the heartland. As the Dailey Show suggests, we’re less impressed here on the coast. Silly, but an endearing relief from Palin-mania.

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:21 PM

New Yorkers were all taxed out and couldn’t afford the book, they’re waiting for a piece of Obama’s stash. But I’m sure a few yuppies and welfare queens swooned watching an Obama speech on TV.

Daemonocracy on November 19, 2009 at 9:32 PM

My copy came from Amazon yesterday, with a present for my husband: Arguing with Idiots. I started reading Going Rogue at 10 am this morning and finished at 7 pm this evening. I could NOT put it down, it was awesome. After reading this book, I admire Sarah Palin even more!

Annietxgrl on November 19, 2009 at 9:35 PM

That all you got? a lame ass comedy news program? k

unseen on November 19, 2009 at 9:24 PM

That all you got? A loser/quitter with a ghost-written book?

I actually thought the Daily Show piece was kind of funny. And, given that the show (as many on here demanded) took a hard shot at MSNBC for their use of the bikini-AR-15 (or whatever) photoshop product in their “humor” piece the other day, I thought you’d appreciate their fair and balanced reporting.

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:39 PM

we’re less impressed here on the coast. Silly, but an endearing relief from Palin-mania.

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Wow, you’re really showing yourself to be a dyed in the wool elitist. I have lots of friends and family in So Cal who admire her though they don’t agree with her politics. Then again for a marxist loving elitist sort such as you BB, people like Sarah Palin must really stick in your craw. Poor poor baby!

Annietxgrl on November 19, 2009 at 9:40 PM

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:39 PM

So what do you think of Barry’s book, huh BB? “Ghost” written by Billy Ayers himself!

Annietxgrl on November 19, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Wow, you’re really showing yourself to be a dyed in the wool elitist. I have lots of friends and family in So Cal who admire her though they don’t agree with her politics. Then again for a marxist loving elitist sort such as you BB, people like Sarah Palin must really stick in your craw. Poor poor baby!

Annietxgrl on November 19, 2009 at 9:40 PM

Nothing more fun than being called a “marxist-loving elitist” by someone who knows little more about me than that I am unimpressed by Sarah Palin (the elitist in me suggests you capitaliz the “m” in “Marxist” but the populist in me admits that I’m a terrible typist myself). In the past year Sarah has gone from vaguely menacing (when it looked like she might actually be a game-changer) to vaguely pathetic (when it emerged how unprepared she really was for the national stage) to vaguely irritating (“death panels”) to vaguely amusing (now). Were she stuck in my craw, she’s sufficiently insubstantial that she could be dislodged with dental floss or, in an emrgency, the cellophane from a pack of Marboros.

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:39 PM

So what do you think of Barry’s book, huh BB? “Ghost” written by Billy Ayers himself!

Annietxgrl on November 19, 2009 at 9:42 PM

The ghost-written by Bill Ayers thing is, of course, hogwash. But it wasn’t a bad book. I wouldn’t have read it if he hadn’t been likely to become president. Should Sarah loom as a likely nominee, I’ll pick up hers, as well, and write you a comparative essay. Until then, I have better things to read. Here status as Paris Hilton of the American Right is far more compelling than her politics.

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:57 PM

Here status as Paris Hilton of the American Right is far more compelling than her politics.

Bleeds Blue

Wait, I thought the talking points said to compare her to Evita…you’re “Going Rogue” little troll, better get back in line or Axelrod will remove you from the WH.gov email list. And then you won’t know what tales to spin on behalf of your incompetent, amatuer, celebrity messiah. What is the lie of the day today? Oh, he was making ‘new protocol’ or wait, the reason the rest of the world won’t help us w/anything foreign policy-wise is b/c we’re building a foundation (oh, I thought the seas were gonna stop rising the earth stop warming or something and everyone would LOOOOVVEEEEE us) or is it the 600,000 created or saved jobs? It’s so hard to keep up, but I am genuinely amused. Now, I too have far better things to read about than the latest mess-up by our embarrassing, international flop of a President!

JAM on November 19, 2009 at 10:05 PM

Wait, I thought the talking points said to compare her to Evita…you’re “Going Rogue” little troll, better get back in line or Axelrod will remove you from the WH.gov email list.

JAM on November 19, 2009 at 10:05 PM

this is funny. If there is any group of groupthink, echo-chamber drones more obvious that persons like yourself (did watch Beck today? Hannity? Read Malkin? Od course you did. Otherwise you wouldn’t even be able to pretend to think.

Hey — I hear that some hot governor chick’s got a book out. You should buy it. You’ll like it. You’re getting sleepy…When I snap my fingers, you will remember nothing other than that Bill O’Reilly told you to go to Amazon.com and search “rogue.”

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 10:17 PM

The ghost-written by Bill Ayers thing is, of course, hogwash.

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:57 PM

That’s funny. It is generally accepted by most people, and even Michelle Obama has hinted at it. From the American Spectator.

A 1990 New York Times profile on Obama’s election as Harvard’s first black president caught the eye of agent Jane Dystel. She persuaded Poseidon, a small imprint of Simon & Schuster, to authorize a roughly $125,000 advance for Obama’s proposed memoir.

With advance in hand, Obama repaired to Chicago where he dithered. At one point, in order to finish without interruption, he and wife Michelle decamped to Bali. Obama was supposed to have finished the book within a year. Bali or not, advance or no, he could not. He was surely in way over his head.

According to a surprisingly harsh 2006 article by liberal publisher Peter Osnos, which detailed the “ruthlessness” of Obama’s literary ascent, Simon & Schuster canceled the contract. Dystel did not give up. She solicited Times Book, the division of Random House at which Osnos was publisher. He met with Obama, took his word that he could finish the book, and authorized a new advance of $40,000.

Also…

Obama’s memoir was published in June 1995. Earlier that year, Ayers helped Obama, then a junior lawyer at a minor law firm, get appointed chairman of the multi-million dollar Chicago Annenberg Challenge grant. In the fall of that same year, 1995, Ayers and his wife, Weatherwoman Bernardine Dohrn, helped blaze Obama’s path to political power with a fundraiser in their Chicago home.

In short, Ayers had the means, the motive, the time, the place and the literary ability to jumpstart Obama’s career. And, as Ayers had to know, a lovely memoir under Obama’s belt made for a much better resume than an unfulfilled contract over his head.

Comparing Fugitive Days and Dreams of My Father, the author continues.

The reader knows that Ayers — with some justification — has much to hide. He senses that Obama does too, but he is never quite sure why. This presumed poetic license leads to the frequent manipulation of dates to make a political point.

“I saw a dead body once, as I said, when I was ten, during the Korean War,” writes Ayers. This correlation is important enough that Ayers mentions it twice. The only problem is that Ayers was eight when the Korean War ended.

Obama tells us that when he was ten, he and his family visited the mainland. On the trip, back in their motel room, they watched the Watergate Hearings on TV. The problem, of course, is that those hearing started just before Obama turned twelve.

One could forgive a single missed date, but inconsistent dates and numbers appear frequently in both books and often reinforce some moment of lost innocence. In the same spirit, both books abound in detail too closely remembered and conversations too well recorded. These moments in both books occasionally lead to an awareness of the nation’s seemingly ineradicable racism.

In 1970, for instance, the 9-year-old Obama alleges to be visiting the American embassy Indonesia. While waiting, he chances upon “a collection of Life magazines neatly displayed in clear plastic binders.”

In one magazine, he reads a story about a black man with an “uneven, ghostly hue,” who has been rendered grotesque by a chemical treatment. “There were thousands of people like him,” Obama learned, “black men and women back in America who’d undergone the same treatment in response to advertisements that promised happiness as a white person.”

Obama’s attention to detail is a ruse. Life never ran such an article. When challenged, Obama claimed it was Ebony. Ebony ran no such article either. Besides, black was beautiful in 1970.

Then the well-known nautical metaphors where Ayers would employ them, but Obama would have no reason to, no experience to draw on. The cadence and grammatical structure. Ayers without a doubt wrote Dreams of My Father.

alliebobbitt on November 19, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Palin is going to prove that the Republican Party needs the big tent, but its very tall, and appears very narrow. It inspires us the same way the biggests tents or cathedrals of europe inspire the pilgrim. People either want to be inside or inside of its shadow. Or they flee in terror, unaware of the beauty and liberation inside.

Conservative ideals are about the liberty that comes from restrained liberty. The liberals pretend to have unrestrained liberty, but that is actually the worse chains.

Cromagnum on November 19, 2009 at 10:28 PM

The problem with a big tent isn’t that it has too many people, rather that it is too big.

People get lost in a big tent, and therefore they lose any appeal to stay in a big tent. A small tent is easy to navigate, its simplicity is its apeal. A big tent allows too many side shows to distract from the reason why you came into the tent in the first place. A big tent feels empty, and its biggness and emptiness drives people away. A small tent focuses your attention on the critical reason why you are there.

The only big tent that people like to stay in, has a lofty ceiling, dazzling hundreds of feet in the air, with brilliant lights gleaming in through windows that look like they are made of jewels. But just because it has a tall ceiling, it still feels more narrow than it is, an expansiveness that highlights is grandeur and sheer immensity. And a simple red candle reminds them why they are in the big tent. Yes, I am talking about a cathedral.

And i love the Paradox post over at Instapunk, he channels the GKC paradox in a great way. Maybe Palin needs to adopt the Paradox theme in her talks, its a way of describing common sense to show why her opponents are wrong, and silencing the intelligencia because of the simple down to earth brilliance of a Paradox. It makes you think, and realize that the speaker understands the isue better than you. (can anyone get a copy of “The Everlasting Man” (the book that converted CS Lewis to christianity) or “Eugenics and other Evils” (The pro-life and anti-socialism book) over to the Palin Camp?

Cromagnum on November 19, 2009 at 10:31 PM

Hey — I hear that some hot governor chick’s got a book out. You should buy it. You’ll like it. You’re getting sleepy…When I snap my fingers, you will remember nothing other than that Bill O’Reilly told you to go to Amazon.com and search “rogue.”

Bleeds Blue

What’s the matter Bleeds, need another injection of “hopey/changey?” He had you at hope! He had you at change! You’re the one that fell for high school prom queen slogans! You’re the one that believes everything your messiah does is for the betterment of the world and oh yeah, secondary lest we forget, the USA! “I really do want world peace!” All hail the world citizen! Fired up! Ready to go! Barack Hussein Obama, Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm! Such mind-numbing platitudes are absolutely the stuff of “free-thinkers!” Go back to your fetal position w/Chrissy Tingles troll. LOL! NEXT!

JAM on November 19, 2009 at 10:45 PM

Glad you’re having fun lining up in the sleet out there in the heartland. As the Dailey Show suggests, we’re less impressed here on the coast. Silly, but an endearing relief from Palin-mania.

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Cleary dude…….not sure which coast you are on but the above statement covers the fact you are not impressed but also not smart enough to be impressed with anything.
Left Coast /Boxer and Pelosi
Right Coast/ Shumer/Frank (or should I have put Frank on top?)

proudteadrinker on November 19, 2009 at 10:47 PM

I have a fever and the only prescription is for more CUUUUDDDDAA !!!!!

Rndguy on November 19, 2009 at 11:02 PM

BTW her net favs poll numbers are up. I think people realize she was and is spot on with Obama’s 4 year plan. She is starting to get some street ‘cred!

Rndguy on November 19, 2009 at 11:03 PM

Using these numbers and Obama math it’s fair to say she “Saved or Created” 450K jobs in one week.

DSchoen on November 19, 2009 at 11:13 PM

Gotta love this from the comment section

MatKen
Sarah Palin has “street smarts”? Is that code for “lacks the educational bona fides we come to expect from our elected officials so I’m going to substitute some unquantifiable label to a woman from Alaska that appears to have no smarts whatsoever”?

“Educational bona fides we come to expect from our elected officials”

Blahahaahha ROFLMAO!

Right, lets see $18 million dollars to set up the web site and no one thought to have drop down menus with select your state (only 50 of them), limit the congressional district (only 435 of them), to the state selected, by uhm, hey I know, how bout zip codes!

You know like most every web site that has “store locater”! I’m sure someone in the Fed Gov should be able to connect Federal congressional district to Federal zip codes!

The “Educational bona fides we come to expect from our elected officials” is pretty frigging low.

DSchoen on November 19, 2009 at 11:17 PM

Sarah Palin’s memoir: Why the math might not add up for HarperCollins
Sarah Weinman

Guess math isn’t Sarah Weinman forte in life!

DSchoen on November 19, 2009 at 11:25 PM

anyone wonder about the media blitz of Palin?

I think she learned her lesson and is protecting herself by doing a ton of them so any misstep is washed away

unseen on November 19, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Case in point, and frankly, I cringed when I heard this last night, when Sarah was talking to Hannity about Iran, and she had all of the facts right, she called it Iraq 2-3 times. I haven’t seen one single story calling her out on that. I figured that would have been THE story of the day.

It was a simple mistake, and no big deal, but the buzz around her is so huge, that no one thought to trash her about it.

Whatever her plan is, it’s working very well.

gary4205 on November 19, 2009 at 11:37 PM

deedtrader on November 19, 2009 at 6:08 PM
“the ‘elite’ saying she is not ‘polished’”

They are not ‘elite’

Seriously, Elite and Elitist are two very different things. A Navy SEAL is an Elite warrior but doesn’t make a lot of money. Pro Football players may be “Elite” in their job and make a lot of money however they are rarely smart.

Elitist are A-holes that suffer from many “Envy” complexes and are never as smart as they think they are. Think Olbermann.

DSchoen on November 19, 2009 at 11:38 PM

Not that it will be 100,000 copies but I don’t doubt many people are holding off buying the book till she comes to do a signing since many book stores expect you to buy the book there and then to have it signed.

Rbastid on November 19, 2009 at 11:42 PM

The apartment was small, with slanting floors and irregular heat and a buzzer downstairs that didn’t work, so that visitors had to call ahead from a pay phone at the corner gas station, where a black Doberman the size of a wolf paced through the night in vigilant patrol, its jaws clamped around an empty beer bottle.”

I recognized it immediately. In the scene that follows Obama receives a phone call from his Aunt Jane letting him know his father Barack H. Obama Sr. has died. Barry says nothing, just drops the phone, unable to comprehend what he has just heard. It sets the stage for his discovery of who he is by learning who his father was.

Ayers book Fugitive Days begins with him standing in a New York telephone booth. He gets a phone call from Bernadine Dohrn telling him about the Greenich Village bombing that killed Ayers’s true love and fellow Weatherman Diana Oughton. Ayers says nothing, drops the phone as if unable to comprehend what he has just heard. Amazing coincidence that both books open with almost an identical scene!

Ted Torgerson on November 20, 2009 at 1:18 AM

As the Dailey Show suggests, we’re less impressed here on the coast. Silly, but an endearing relief from Palin-mania.

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Translated:

Every thing I know comes from the Comedy Channel.

What a tard…

MNHawk on November 20, 2009 at 6:48 AM

Just ordered 5 books for Christmas gifts!!

build the wall on November 20, 2009 at 8:45 AM

AP weeps. Saline sadness runs down his cheek and falls silently, creating tiny crowns on the surface of his chardonnay.

SKYFOX on November 20, 2009 at 10:07 AM

Just for comparison, how is Pelosi’s book doing?

Bishop on November 19, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Pelosi – “Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters” – Amazon.com Sales Rank in Books: #132,179
LMAO
Norwegian on November 19, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Allah, please pass the schadenfreude pipe.

pain train on November 20, 2009 at 10:18 AM

unseen

LMAO

beachgirlusa on November 19, 2009 at 9:08 PM

Can’t stop laughing. Libs sure are easy to trick aren’t they?

Geochelone on November 20, 2009 at 10:22 AM

300,000 copies on the first day is just inside the US. Right? Read the Link.

Geochelone on November 20, 2009 at 10:27 AM

The lefty women have no one to tout as an icon of liberalism.

Hillary is Tammy Wynette and severely compromised by her dirty politics.
Maxine Waters and her ilk would never be in “elite” company, unattractive and horribly dumb
Maureen Dowd is now old and vulgarlly cougarish about O…it is embarassing
Katie Couric, hardly an icon..more like an aging cougar (boyfriend, 15 years younger) flirting her way to success.
Sally Quinn (on Fox News) tried to make her case with O’Reilly, but came off sort of like granny telling the kids to get out the yard…..hilarious

Sarah really irritates all of them…and she owes no one….

They are “Idiocracy” and she is “The Sound of Music”.

nondhimmie on November 20, 2009 at 10:49 AM

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:21 PM

“We here on the coast”? I’m 50 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, peckerwood.

Akzed on November 20, 2009 at 10:56 AM

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:21 PM


Peckerwood.

Akzed on November 20, 2009 at 10:56 AM

The Evita meme is quite lame. Palin ain’;t the wife of the president, but let’s see, would that apply to any leftist female politico we can see on the horizon?

Akzed on November 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM

On Sarah’s facebook page she has some pictures of her book signing tour. One has a lady in line who is a dead ringer for Sarah: The Ringer

Dasher on November 20, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Dasher

That’s cute.

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 12:08 PM

“We here on the coast”? I’m 50 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, peckerwood.

Akzed on November 20, 2009 at 10:56 AM

And I’m close enough to the Atlantic that I can see Potugal from my porch.

katiejane on November 20, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Potugal = Portugal.

Damn – typos ruin a quip.

katiejane on November 20, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Peckerwood.

Akzed on November 20, 2009 at 10:56 AM

Definitely not a hard wood there.

Fighton03 on November 20, 2009 at 12:58 PM

There’s a whole bunch of conservatives out there buying her book and getting duped by the neocons once again.

popularpeoplesfront on November 20, 2009 at 1:08 PM

popularpeoplesfront on November 20, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Sources in the McCain camp, the Republican Party, and Washington think tanks say Mrs. Palin was identified as a potential future leader of the neoconservative cause in June 2007…

Well, by gosh, if the McCain Camp, GOP, and WA insider Think Tanks say it… the people against her… it must be TRUE! It’s as true as Al Gore’s Global Warming scientist experts from Hadley are true. And WHY are they true? Because they went to college, got a degree, & now call themselves experts with the INSIDE DIGS.

Peddle your conspiracies elsewhere.

Sultry Beauty on November 20, 2009 at 1:26 PM

Who Is Sarah Palin?

Mr Purple on November 19, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Shouldn’t the question be, “Who is Barack Obama?”

lonestar1 on November 20, 2009 at 3:08 PM

The Evita meme is quite lame. Palin ain’;t the wife of the president, but let’s see, would that apply to any leftist female politico we can see on the horizon?

Akzed on November 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Evita was beautiful and loved by the masses. I see no leftist female fitting that description.

lonestar1 on November 20, 2009 at 3:14 PM

I bought the book in lieu of a donation…this puts money into her pocket and sends a message at the same time that everyone can pretty much get.

Dr. ZhivBlago on November 20, 2009 at 5:02 PM

The key four numbers of the week:

From the Fox News poll:

Among independent voters:

Obama’s F/UF: 34/51

Palin’s F/UF: 49/38

technopeasant on November 20, 2009 at 6:23 PM

That many people are interested in a political figure?

AnninCA on November 19, 2009 at 6:26 PM

I think another “figure” plays into it as well.

Fed45 on November 20, 2009 at 8:30 PM

That many people are interested in a political figure?

AnninCA on November 19, 2009 at 6:26 PM

I think another “figure” plays into it as well.

Fed45 on November 20, 2009 at 8:30 PM

You bet’cha!
But seriously: what kind of stupid question is that?

HAnthonyWayne on November 20, 2009 at 9:42 PM

As the Dailey Show suggests, we’re less impressed here on the coast.

Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:21 PM

The inconsequential citing the irrelevant for support. How thunderingly, resoundingly…

*zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz*

Kent18 on November 21, 2009 at 4:21 AM

the elitist in me suggests you capitaliz the
Bleeds Blue on November 19, 2009 at 9:57 PM

Similarly, the literate in me suggests that preening little online twinks learn how to properly spell the word “capitalize,” at barest minimum, before attempting to waggle their spotty, shriveled intellectual johnsons about for attention, while all the big people are busy talking.

Kent18 on November 21, 2009 at 4:39 AM

Why don’t we talk about Sarah Palin? This site needs more Sarah Palin. P.S. Allahpundit = Todd Palin.

voxpopuli on November 21, 2009 at 6:07 AM

There’s a whole bunch of conservatives out there buying her book and getting duped by the neocons once again.

popularpeoplesfront on November 20, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Now there was a whole page of raving paranoia

Siddhartha Vicious on November 22, 2009 at 4:06 PM

Seriously? My point is that no longer are politicians concerning themselves with such questions. They could use 50 or 500,000 words for all I care. I
Send_Me on January 12,

Really? So why the

“In 500-word answers, I’d love for each candidate to answer the following:

Request?

Thanks for answering my question,


do you know the meanings of the questions you ask

?”

Apparently you don’t.

“those who claim this is her magnus opus of political philosophy and public policy, I’ll read through it at the PX while I’m at lunch today. Based upon my readings of her book thus far (the first few pages available on Amazon), it should only take that long.
Send_Me on January 12”

Ah, ya.

Did you read Obama’s “ magnus opus of political philosophy” known as “Dreams of my Father”?

Here’s the first paragraph.

“The apartment was small, with slanting floors and irregular heat and a buzzer downstairs that didn’t work, so that visitors had to call ahead from a pay phone at the corner gas station, where a black Doberman the size of a wolf paced through the night in vigilant patrol, its jaws clamped around an empty beer bottle.”

And this is from a Harvard grad! ROFLMAO!

DSchoen on January 13, 2010 at 12:20 AM

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