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Going Rogue: The Reviews Keep Coming

The Oprah-Palin interview has aired and the web is on fire with the various reviews and discoveries from not only the interview but also from all the reviews of the excerpts that have been obtained by various sources.

Considering the amount of information out there it would take all night to put it into context so instead I’ll list several and you can choose which articles to review. I might add that some of what’s being reported and discussed today is pretty revealing and emotions are running high. I’ve gathered from several of the Alaskan blogs that have followed her career from day one that she might end up wishing she never, ever wrote this book.

We’ll have to wait and see what’s next.

Palin Lied To Oprah…Or Hannity

In out takes posted by Oprah today, Sarah Palin states she made the decision to run with Todd. It was a “mommy decision”…and she told her children after the she had decided to run.

While campaigning last year, Palin went in to great detail about polling her children and not asking Track…about the decision to run. She answers this question in the first minute.

Rogue Nuggets from the Pages of ‘Going Rogue.’ (must read post with several portion lifted from the book)

Well, thanks to my fairy godperson, I’ve landed the motherlode of Going Rogue pages, and have served you up a tasty breakfast smorgasbord of easily digestible Rogue nuggets. Let’s start with the most revolting quote:“There was a bright spot in Philly, and his name was Joe Lieberman.”

It will be hard to top that one.

But here, for your reading pleasure is some wonderful comment fodder from the pages of Going Rogue.

Page 76
Her friends threw her a baby shower for Piper at a shooting range, with a cake the shape of an airplane. Piper’s middle name is Indi for “Independence.” (AIP anyone?) Starts railing on Anne Kilkenny whose letter about Sarah Palin to her friends went viral on email and was posted at numerous sites on line. Calls her a “Birkenstock-and-granola Berkeley grad.” She was friends with the evil town librarian and the police chief with whom Palin was “mixing it up.”

Page 233
Says she wasn’t used to fancy hotel rooms (Fancy hotel room anyone?),but learned that Bristol’s pregnancy had been outed while she was brushing her teeth looking at the flat screen TV embedded in the bathroom mirror. If only she had been able to be up front about it from the start, but the McCain campaign botched it.

Repeats the lie that Barack Obama told the media to lay off his family and they “obeyed him”, but they trashed her family. In actuality, Obama had asked the media to lay off HER family.

Page 237
On this page, Wasilla mayoral rival John Stein gets slammed for telling Time Magazine that Palin sought to ban books in the Wasilla Library.

Unbelievably, she also asserts that in the media “It was one lie after another – from rape kits to Bridge to Nowhere. All easy enough to disprove if the press had done its job.” WOW. Blames the Alaska GOP and Randy Ruedrich for not correcting it. Yes, it’s her lie and she’s stickin’ with it. Fortunately it remains easy to fact check HERE and HERE. Slams media and bloggers for saying that if she couldn’t control her own daughter how could she be president, and saying that her philosophy about teaching abstinence was hypocritical, and didn’t work just because… it’s hypocritical and it doesn’t work.

Page 336
John McCain says he’s going to thank America. She says “I want to thank YOU!” He says, NO SPEECH. She finally gets that there will be no speech. Time to get on stage, but she’s not ready and doesn’t know where the giant entourage from all across Alaska is. She wants to go on stage with the whole family. She walks on stage with Todd and everyone she could find and the speech still in her hand. She wants five generations of her family there.

Aw, She Just Couldn’t Help Herself – Sarah does Oprah – Updated w/Levi Reax

On Oprah Sarah says that Levi lied when he said that he had lived at the Palin home with Bristol.
Tonight Levi holds his ground:

“That’s total bullsh*t. I did [live with the Palin family] for a few months, then we split up and that was it.”

He is currently gearing up for a custody battle. “I think this interview is really gonna kick up some things,” he says. “I don’t think she wanted to do that.”

I think Levi’s pissed . . .

FYI – Apparently, Levi didn’t go the full monty 😉

“Going Rogue”: Sarah Palin trashes Katie Couric on 8 full pages – and has something nice to say about Steve Schmidt! – UPDATE!

What an exciting day we had yesterday! The unexpected email from Christopher Goff, Senior Vice President at Harper Collins, made our day. Many things happened as a result: We made lots of new and important friends, received a large amount of new visitors and the blogsphere showed its muscles and closed ranks in solidarity (many thanks again to Andrew Sullivan, Wonkette and Buzzflash for linking to us). With the new attention we used the unexpected opportunity to get one of our most important messages across to a greatly enlarged audience: That Sarah Palin faked her pregnancy with Trig (it’s a FACT, in case you didn’t know yet).

Christopher Goff, can we get more emails from you, please?

Palingates and Linda Kellen Biegel’s blog “Celtic Diva” were singled out by Harper Collins- why? Other blogs and websites also published extensive excerpts of Sarah Palin’s “Book of Lies” – but did they receive a letter by our new friend Christopher Goff? Noooooooooo!

The investigative bloggers are “the” thorn in Sarah Palin’s side. We are not afraid of the Quitter Queen, and we are ready to expose her many lies – after all, the MSM has failed on many levels and has for example conveniently overlooked the fact that from an objective point of view, the facts regarding her pregnancy with Trig DO NOT ADD UP. They never have. Believe me: I would not be so stupid to write here as a FACT in public that Sarah Palin had faked her pregancy if I didn’t know with 100% certainty that it is indeed a FACT.

Mr Van Flein, do you hear me?

Palin Onstage, Still Moving Off Message

There were no questions about the Bush doctrine, but Sarah Palin’s appearance Monday on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to promote her memoir looked less like a celebratory comeback than a redo of the presidential campaign.

For all her aplomb and telegenic charm, Ms. Palin still had the hunted look and defensive crouch she wore in television interviews with Katie Couric and Charles Gibson last year. And it would seem that the pain of those tongue-tied encounters was not exorcised by writing “Going Rogue: An American Life,” a tell-all book that blamed the McCain staff for the way it “handled” her on the trail.

When Ms. Winfrey pressed Ms. Palin about why she would not mention the names of newspapers or magazines she read when Ms. Couric asked her to, Ms. Palin said she found the CBS anchor’s persistence “annoying.” Still looking annoyed, she recalled how she left a rally “pumped up” and aglow, only to pull back the curtain and discover Ms. Couric waiting with camera and crew, or as she put it sourly, “There’s the perky one again.”

Ms. Winfrey, who didn’t hide her surprise at Ms. Palin’s impolitic wording, came to Ms. Couric’s defense, noting, “You’re pretty perky too.”

“Going Rogue”: Sarah Palin mentions the “Trig Truthers”! How nice of her! Also: How Piper and her family were harrassed by evil reporters!

First, I would like to say a big “thank you” to “Gawker”, who linked to us today, as well as to the “Daily Kos”, who in a very informative diary post also included a link and even cited from our blogpost! It’s great to see solidarity in the blogsphere in this important and difficult fight.

Gawker also posted four scanned pages of “Going Rogue” – NAUGHTY! But then as we know, Christopher Goff from Harper Collins is only going after the non-commercial citizen blogs, not after the commercial blogs like Gawker and Wonkette who certainly would have some sharphish lawyers and large funds behind them. But maybe we also have some battle-hardened lawyers in the background, who would just be too happy to take on Sarah Palin – you never know…!

So – does Sarah Palin mention the Trig Truthers in her book “Going Rogue”?

Yes she does! Hurray

Palin to be Sued? with New Vids Update: Proof positive Palin Lied, on tape!

Sorry folks, another Sarah Palin diary.

Bear with me though, you won’t have seen a lot of this.

Some of it is funny, some of it will make you furious.

I’m not much of a writer, and this will probably be disjointed, I am doing my best to give you a clear picture of the current state of play.

Monday Comment: Digging Two Graves

On Friday after they received an advance copy of Sarah Palin’s new book, the Associated Press called me to get a response from the two hundred plus words that Alaska’s former 1/2 term governor dedicated to me.

My favorite passage as read to me by Rachel D’Oro at the AP was when Palin referred to me as an “effete chap.”

An effete chap? Who am I, Nick Carraway in the Great Gatsby? And by the way, when did Palin start using 17th century Latin in her dialogue?

According to the brief excerpts I’ve heard, the book seems like it’s less about her and more about blaming everybody around her for all of her short comings. From her lack of intelligence to the word getting out about her pregnant daughter, no matter what the problem or criticism, it’s always somebody elses fault and never hers.

This in and of itself is rich in irony. After all, how many real rogues complain about being hemmed in by the actions of others?

Isn’t that the antithesis of a rogue?

However, once the book is on the street beginning Tuesday, those throughout Palin’s 413 page pity party that suffer the wild blows of her imagination will come forward with guns blazing to refute the revisionist history Palin has penned.

From the brief passages that Palin has written about me in her book, the terms unmitigated lies, narcissistic delusions and libel came to mind first.

Obviously she never learned the timely Confucius warning:

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”

Beginning Tuesday…the people whom Palin has attacked in her book will start reaching for their own shovels.


Sarah Palin and Harper Collins attempt to silence Bloggers

Over the last few days several websites and blog have received scanned pages of Sarah Palin’s soon to be released autobiography to their sites. So they’ve posted the pages and excerpts they’ve received to their sites.

And Sarah has reacted. But only to a few, one a local Alaskan blogger that Sarah is quite familiar with.

Several sites have posted scanned pages from the book, but originally only one little blog, which is run by someone in France was first contacted and asked to remove the pages from their site. Interesting though that this blog called itself Palingates with links to articles, documents, quote, photos and much more on subjects like Babygate, Troopergate, Dairygate, Housegate and has quite and extensive list of other gates they seem to have researched quite thoroughly. It appears Babygate has been quite the focus of late and it’s apparent that Sarah Palin has followed this blog for a long time. I guess if I were Sarah I’d be quite concerned about their thorough research too.

A little later the Alaskan blogger was sent the same e-mail.

So today on a Sunday afternoon an attorney for Harper Collins, the publisher releasing Palin’s book on Tuesday sent the following e-mail to the blog Palingates.
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I act as legal counsel to HarperCollins Publishers. I have just learned that you have posted a substantial excerpt from our as yet unpublished book, Going Rogue, by Sarah Palin, on your web site. We view your posting of this excerpt as an infringement of our and Governor Palin’s exclusive rights under copyright. Accordingly, we demand that you remove it from your web site.

Christopher Goff
Senior Vice President & General Counsel HarperCollins Publishers
10 East 53rd Street New York, NY 10022
Voice: 212 207 7127
Fax: 212 207 7552

The scanned pages were removed, but Palingates also contacted other bloggers and news sites that were also posting the scanned pages or providing excerpts and none had received the same cease and desist request.

Wonkette” has posted three full pages of the book. They even have a second post up regarding the strange harrassment of Palingates.

The “Drudge Report” has posted the content of three full pages.

On many other websites, the content of the book was discussed and extensive parts have already been published – did they all receive a letter, too?

Only one other site contacted with regard to discussing the excerpts or posting the pages.
Alaskan Blogger Celtic Diva . It might be interesting to note that the Celtic Diva is a former state employee, although not during Palin’s time. She’s very good at reading all the official documents like travel expenses, financial disclosures, ethics laws, etc. and has been on Palin’s case quite deservedly.

She has a great post on the inconsistencies of Palin’s recent financial disclosure (what she found will make your head spin), filed an ethics complaint against Palin regarding her profiting from her husband’s Artic Cat sponsorship while in the official capacity of Governor. She is still waiting on the e-mails she requested under the FOIA act, which she has been waiting over a year to receive after citizens from around the country donated the

Whatever the reason is that only these two blogs have gotten under their skin, it’s getting more attention than they probably hoped or expected.

The Daily Dish is linking to Palingates. Does Andrew Sullivan read Palingates?

Maybe Sarah and Harper Collins should have ignored this?


Healthcare Bill Passes Despite GOP Anarchy and Hatriotism

Huffington Post is reporting that the healthcare bill has passed and we have video.

It will certainly cause the GOP to completely lose their minds. I would expect we’ll see some running through the streets screaming and hollering ‘Save yourself, save yourself……healthcare for all is coming…….the government is trying to kill us all’.

Especially after the hysterical, childish, anti-American, treasonous temper tantrums the GOP have engaged in over the last week.

Can you imagine the behind closed doors conversations in the GOP offices over the last few months and weeks?

Alright guys, quiet down, quiet down, we got to come up with a plan to stop that damn Obama and Pelosi. We got to come up with something real good to show them. So here’s what we’ve come up with so far.

We’re going to organize a rally against this healthcare plan, but call it a press conference. We’ll secretly send out memos to the same people who came to those teabag rallies. We’ll tell them what to say, how to dress, what signs to bring, and last but not least that they can hop on the grassroots bus that will bring them to DC.

teabagger

Copyright Mike Flugennok

We have to remember not to let the press find out that the buses will really be provided by Freedom Works and not really a grassroots movements. Right now we got them thinking when they get on that bus that a group of people just like them are the ones providing the buses. Of course we don’t want them knowing that the health care they purchase for is isn’t much different than this healthcare bill. We got to make sure nobody lets that slip. We’ll just get their white behinds up here to DC, tell them it’s a press conference, then stand up here touting as many lies, racist statements and misunderstood historical facts as we can.

We’ll get ’em all worked up, confused, angry and they’ll never know the difference. Then once we’ve got ’em all worked up we remind them it’s their right to be threatening, intimidating and confrontational with Congress and Senate members if need be. We’ll tell them its ok if they threaten members of Congress, it is their god given right, right?

If that won’t work then hell we’ll wait till it’s their turn on the floor. Then when those damn liberal women get their self righteous behinds up there and try to give their point of view on the healthcare issue, we’ll do what’s right, we’ll shout ’em down. Yeah, that’s it, we’ll shout ’em down. We’re the men after all. It’s the right thing to do. Our base and our campaign donors want us to holler and scream and drown them out. They don’t want want to hear them standing there telling everyone what really goes on. Who do these liberal broads think they are anyway and why do they think anyone want to hear what they have to say? We’re here for us damnit, not these stupid voters they don’t know the damn difference anyway. We’ve always been able to confuse the stupid ones with our shouting and lies; we’ll just do the same to these broads.

We do have a couple broads of our one. Not too bright, but one looks real pretty and the other one isn’t so bad either. That pretty one, she’ll do just about anything to keep her name in the press, make some cash and sell some of her books. We hear she has a speech coming in Wisconsin to a bunch of those pro-lifers so we’ll slip her some suggestions and remind her if she doesn’t use some of our words and theories, we’ll eat her alive. She’s a good girl, does as she’s told and carries our message we might throw her a bone, but only till we get this back in our control. Otherwise we’ll remind her what we know about that family of hers.

The other one, well she’s already got the grassroots press conference rally protest thing organized for us and she’s been real good about keeping her name in the press and making those liberals sound as crazy as ever. She might sound crazy too but who cares, we don’t need her anyway. She can be replaced. Better off with a good ‘ol boy in her seat anyway. She was real good with the Americorp stuff though, well till her son joined but the ones we count on voting for us probably weren’t paying attention and don’t know about it anyway. And she has been as good as the pretty one at telling folks how the government wants to kill them by giving them all this damn healthcare. That’s what is most important now. We can not let our base and the hatriots know or understand that this healthcare plan is good for our country.

Either way, both these broads have been great. They get to stir up all the controversy, go after those liberals, while we look like we’re actually doing something to help. We look like we’re on their side, while those two look like they’re getting in the way. Either way people will hear them and wonder. It works about pretty good for us boys. If they end up looking nuts and lose their ass, what do we care? These broads are a dime a dozen. Not a problem sacrificing these broads, who the hell wants chicks invading on our good times anyway? Next thing ya know they’ll think they can hang out on C-Street with us.

We’ll have to find bigger lies and fight even harder against every single bill that comes before us that does anything to improve the lives of Americans. You hear that boys? We must do everything in our power to stop the Obama administration from doing anything that might make their lives better. That would be the end all of end all if they get the chance to see all the things he’s got up his sleeve to make their lives better. We don’t have what it takes fellas and frankly it’s too much work to make their lives better and sure as hell won’t make the good ‘ol boys club or corporate America happy with us boys and we can not, must not let that happen.

Alright boys, I think we’ll call her a night. Now let’s get out there tomorrow and do our best to defeat America. Hooraw!

Yes I would imagine that is exactly how it’s been going. I do believe many more Americans also know that the conversations of the GOP have sounded quite familiar since Obama has taken office, no matter what the subject. We are catching on and those that once called themselves Republican are catching on. Maybe one day the GOP will catch on too.

Until then all that matters is we get the healthcare reform we need and that America keeps moving forward despite the GOP’s best efforts to hold us back. whoops

But, imagine the upcoming conversations……………

“What now boys? I know, let’s hold up any more funding for unemployment benefits, ya know we just let them have some more time, so we’ve got the right to hold it up if they need more.

Yeah, and we can also go after any kind of immigration reform, or education funding, or stuff revolving around those gays. Biggest thing we can tear down is that crazy climate change stuff. Like we’re gonna spend money on something we might not even live to see. What does it matter to us, huh boys?”


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