Monday, November 16, 2009

Sarah Palin "Going Rogue"

She's such a bad-ass. (Isn't it a bit weird that she named her book after the line written and popularized by comedienne Tina Fey?)

The remarkable thing about the pre-publication buzz is the willingness of McCain operatives to go on record with their disdain. If these folks regarded her as politically viable, I don't think they'd be distancing themselves from her. These are not anonymous statements; they are on record.

Former McCain strategist John Weaver slammed Palin for using the book for “petty and pathetic” score-settling.

“Sarah Palin reminds me of Jimmy Stewart in the movie 'Harvey,' complete with imaginary conversations. All books like these are revisionist and self-serving, by definition,” Weaver wrote in an email to POLITICO. “But the score-settling by someone who wants to be considered a serious national player is petty and pathetic.”

“The problem wasn't who her interview was with, the problem was her interview,” he added. “Couric asked no trick questions."


Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

I would like to propose a toast:

Here's to Sarah Palin; may she never - EVER - go away.

I am going to go out on a limb here: No woman since Eleanor Roosevelt has done more to further the cause of progressive politics in the United States of America than our Sarah.

Don'cha just love her? I sure do!

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

Hilary said...

The SNL skit certainly popularized the line "going rogue" with respect to crazy Sarah Palin, but that wasn't how it originated. Back in October, 2008, when things were starting to get really embarrassing for the McCain campaign, several McCain advisers began publicly leaking their frustrations with Palin. They called her a "diva", described how she saw herself as the next leader of the GOP, and one aide described Palin as "going rogue". Then SNL picked up on it, and the rest is...whatever it is.

Tony said...

Thanks for that clarification, Hilary. I just can't get the image out of my head of Tina Fey doing the home shopping network skit with John McCain.

Perfect political satire.