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Sarah Palin’s Facebook Supporters Reach 1 Million Strong On Day of Book Launch

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on November 17, 2009

According to Ron Devito, the number of supporters on Sarah Palin’s Facebook page reached one million sometime between 1530 and 1545 EST today, November 17. At midnight this morning, her book Going Rogue was also officially launched. Congratulations to Governor Palin on both outstanding accomplishments!

Governor Palin posted this thank you note on her Facebook page:

1,000,000
Today at 5:50pm EST

I would like to thank everybody who has signed up to follow this Facebook page. We are now over one million strong! Our voices have been heard loud and clear on issues ranging from energy to health care. Your support has made this unfiltered communication medium a success.

Thank you so much!

-Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue” Smashes Another Sales Record! Plus, A Sell Out Crowd In Missouri

Posted by Gary P Jackson on October 22, 2009

Sarah Palin’s new book, set for release on November 17th has set yet another sales milestone. According to Newsmax Magazine, Going Rogue, An American Life has smashed all previous sales records for the magazine’s book division.

Sarah Palin’s new book, “Going Rogue: An American Life,” hasn’t even been released yet.

Though it won’t be released until Nov. 17. — it’s already breaking records as an online bestseller.

In fact, it is the best-selling book ever in the history of Newsmax for pre-publication sales.

“Americans are very anxious to read this book,” Christopher Ruddy, editor of Newsmax.com said. “We have never seen so many people pre-ordering a book from us since we started Newsmax in 1998.”

Newsmax has several offers going that couple Sarah’s new book, with subscriptions to their popular magazine.

In other news, Sarah is scheduled to appear at the College of the Ozarks near Branson, Missouri. The college, which bills itself as “Hard Work U” seems to be the perfect fit for Sarah, who is known for her hard work and determination.

From KSPR ABC-TV in Springfield:

By KSPR News

College of the Ozarks news release:

Tickets to attend the Sarah Palin Convocation at College of the Ozarks on December 2, are no longer available. The ticket line quickly filled, consuming all tickets available to the public. Due to limited seating, there was a cap on available tickets. “As a charismatic speaker and highly-interesting political figure, Sarah Palin attracts much public interest,” said Sue Head, Executive Director of The Keeter Center for Character Education. “Because of this, the College anticipated that tickets would go quickly.”

Governor Palin is slated to speak at College of the Ozarks December 2, as part of the Leonard B. and Edith Gittinger Community Convocation series, which was developed to attract renowned speakers to share on the topics of character, work ethic and citizenship with College of the Ozarks students and the community alike.

It is also reported that Sarah will headline a Right To Life benefit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 6th. From their Life Voice blog:

Wisconsin Right to Life Presents Sarah Palin

Yes, it’s true! Sarah Palin is coming to Milwaukee to appear at a benefit for the educational efforts of Wisconsin Right to Life. The event is Friday, November 6 at 7:30pm at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park, Hall B. You won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to hear Sarah Palin!

While we do not have confirmation of this event, it must be noted that Sarah is a strong supporter of right to life issues, and as Governor, traveled to a Right To Life event in Evansville, Indiana to promote their efforts.

Sarah is also scheduled to be a guest on the Oprah Winfrey show in an episode that will air November 16th the day before her book hits the shelves nationwide. Winfrey, who’s show is still trying to climb out of the ratings hole it fell into after she, for the first time, endorsed and campaigned for a candidate, Barack Obama, is looking for Sarah to bring in the viewers. Her move to support Obama alienated a significant amount of her audience.

Sarah, who is ratings gold, just ask Lorne Michaels, should help Oprah’s floundering ratings. Just the dynamics of the interview will be worth a look.

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Liberals Should Think Long And Hard Before Attacking Sarah Palin’s New Book

Posted by Gary P Jackson on October 5, 2009

You know, it’s not like anyone didn’t see this deal coming. The liberals’ heads are exploding over Sarah Palin’s hot number one selling book: “Going Rogue, An American Life.”

Sales of this book have been called unprecedented. HarperCollins, the publisher ordered 1.5 million books for it’s first printing. Within hours of being available for pre-order, the book was number one in sales over at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

Think about that, the book is still in final editing, won’t be available for a month and a half, and didn’t even have a finalized dust jacket at the time! By any measure one can think of, Sarah’s book is an unprecedented, incredible success.

Of course, like clockwork, liberal hatemongers, and GOP elites dragged out their same tired old ploys. Same tired Saul Alinsky style attacks that used to work before EVERYONE started reading that obscure, anti-American, liberal/communist “bible.”

But my favorite is “she didn’t write it.” The liberals and GOP elites use this same stupidity every time she writes an effective Op-Ed or Facebook post. It’s actually a pretty good complement if you look at it. Her writing is just that effective! It scares them so much, they have to make something up to explain it away to the uneducated and uninformed.

Supporters of Palin don’t even get mad at that silliness anymore, instead we laugh at the liberals and GOPers for being THAT stupid, and THAT petty.

Now what really has the liberals, communists (same thing really) and GOP elites chattering is the fact that Sarah used a COLLABORATOR to help her with her book. Oh the horror!

Truth is, pretty much everyone who isn’t a full time author, and many who are, work with someone to help them put their books together. Even the very best of writers have editors to deal with. It’s a simple fact of the publishing business.

Look at any book by a business leader or other popular figure, they are all written “with” someone. I’ve read dozens of great business books by top leaders like Lee Iaccoca, Jim McKay, and Bob Lutz, all were written “with” someone.

Then we get into the “ghostwritten” ones. Most politicians and celebrities go this route. Someone writes their books, for a fee. Some use notes from the person the book is about, some just make it up as they go. But “ghostwriting” is pretty common, in the business.

Here’s just a couple of very famous “ghostwritten” books. (There will be a third and fourth we’ll talk about in a few minutes!)

First we have the best selling “Profiles In Courage” the bio of President John F Kennedy. Although he is listed as author, we now know the book was written by his speech writer, Ted Sorenson. Sorenson was one of the Ford “whiz kids” who followed McNamara over to the White House.

Hillary Clinton didn’t write her big policy book “It Takes A Village.” Barbara Feinman did for a fee of $120,000.

“Ghostwriting,” however, is very different than having a collaborator. A collaborator means just what it sounds like. You have someone to help you structure it. To put it together. Again, even profession writers will have some help.

For this job, Sarah chose the very capable Lynn Vincent. A solid writer who shares a lot of Sarah’s philosophy.

Something else, unlike many, especially politicians and celebrities, Sarah and her publisher were up front about this deal. Everyone knew from day one who Sarah chose for this project.

Here’s the thing, and this also explains how this book came together so fast. As we all remember, when announced, the book wasn’t supposed to be out until the Spring of 2010. The book was done so far ahead of schedule because, for all practical purposes, Sarah has literally been writing it all of her life!

You see, Sarah is one of “those” people who has kept a daily journal for most of her life. Back in earlier days, many folks did this. It was a habit they got into at an early age, and stuck with. President Ronald Reagan was also someone who kept journals. Sarah is simply following that old tradition.

At any rate, Sarah’s book is based on these journals. I understand she kept these journals during the 2008 campaign. That will make for some interesting reading, for sure. It also explains why Steve Schmidt (the Bob Shrum of the GOP) and Nicole Wallace, the two McCain campaign turncoats are running for cover!

So you ask, what does this have to do with the liberals and communists? (Again, pretty much same thing these days) And why should they “think long and hard” before talking their usual nonsense about Sarah’s book?

Well, one of the things that was whispered during the 2008 campaign, but not covered by the fringe, Obama media was the fact that Barack Obama didn’t write his big “literary masterpiece” that has been heralded by the left as the greatest piece of writing eveh!

Of course, that is nonsense on many, many levels.

Now the fact that Obama didn’t write his book is a minor thing, at best, a “who cares” kinda thing. Maybe a “he lied!” kinda moment, but my God, we already have hundreds, if not thousands of those “he lied” moments from Obama, so this will just get lost in that sea of lies!

Except for this:

The real problem for liberals and communists (yeah, I know) is WHO wrote the book. And all of the other Obama lies this knowledge unravels.

Jack Cashill was the first to pick up on this deal. After reading Obama’s “Dreams From My Father” he happened to pick up a copy of terrorist William Ayers’ book “Fugitive Days.” In Cashill’s own words:

“My involvement in this occasionally harrowing literary adventure began in July 2008, entirely innocently. A friend sent me some short excerpts from Dreams and asked if they were as radical as they sounded. I bought the book, located the excerpts, and reported back that, in context, the excerpts were not particularly troubling.

But I did notice something else. The book was much too well written. I had seen enough of Obama’s interviews to know that he did not speak with anywhere near the verbal sophistication on display in Dreams.

About six weeks later, for entirely unrelated reasons, I picked up a copy of Bill Ayers 2001 memoir, “Fugitive Days.” Ayers, I discovered, writes very well and very much like “Obama.”

That’s right, Cashill is talking about unrepentant murdering domestic terrorist, William Ayers, co-founder of the ultra-violent Weather Underground, a violent group that spent several years going around the country blowing stuff up and trying to overthrow the government. They actually declared war on the United States. Ayers set bombs in the Pentagon, the US Capitol Building, and NY City Police Headquarters, just to name a few.

Cashill has a whole collection of articles on this that you really must read, here.

Even better, not only did terrorist William Ayers help his buddy Barack Obama out, Obama returned the favor by offering up a review for one of Ayers many screeds “A Kind And Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court.”

Oh and Obama’s “literary genius” well, let’s just say that as big of a bumbling fool as he is without his beloved teleprompter to feed him the words to say, he’s worse without his terrorist buddy to write those words for him!

Here is an example of Obama’s “literary prowess.” This “poem” is from his undergraduate period and is hilariously titled (in context) “Underground.” I kid you not!

Under water grottos, caverns

Filled with apes

That eat figs.

Stepping on the figs

That the apes

Eat, they crunch.

The apes howl, bare

Their fangs, dance . . .

So lets see, the terrorist who Obama claimed was “just a guy in the neighborhood” wrote Obama’s first book. Doesn’t look good liberals and communists. (Do I have to say it?)

But this just opens the doors to more and more of Obama’s lies. Ayers wasn’t just “some guy in the neighborhood” he was one of Obama’s closet mentors after Obama left home in Hawaii.

This also brings Obama’s massive ties to ACORN out in the open. Obama claims to have once been their “attorney” in a voter fraud case. (Yeah, shocker, like voter fraud isn’t ACORN’s # 1 business) This of course was a lie on Obama’s part. Obama was a trainer for ACORN.

If there are any liberal/democrat/communists still reading this, stick with me to the bitter end,. Because the question of WHY you should think long and very hard before going after Sarah Palin and her book will be revealed at the finish.

It was Obama’s job to indoctrinate ACORN’s rent-a-mob workers in the finer points of anti-American communist, Saul Alinsky’s book, “Rules For Radicals.” Alinsky, a Chicago mobster, among other things, is considered the “father of community organizing.” Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer (the Devil) whom he called the “first radical.”

This was just Obama’s first ties to ACORN. Obama’s BFF, William Ayers hired Obama to work for him at a couple of his “education foundations” that were Marxist front groups to funnel money to un-American fringe groups, and criminal enterprises like ACORN, to fund “educational programs.”

You see Ayers and the rest of the Weather Underground terrorists realized they couldn’t destroy America by blowing it up, so they cut their hair, bathed, and found jobs in society. With “higher education” already infested with communists and anti-American radicals of all sorts (and that’s just the professors) the murdering, terrorist bomber Ayers was welcomed with open arms! Ayers is now considered a “respected educator!”

Terrorist Ayers’ gig is teaching teachers and writing books on “education” all the while infecting an entire generation of educators with Marxist theory and anti-Americanism.

Stanley Kurtz, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center has written extensively about the Obama, Ayers, ACORN connections. He has built a portfolio of articles about this. These too are a must read, which you can do here.

You simply cannot mention ACORN without mentioning Obama. ACORN is now being investigated by many levels of government, from state and local, to federal. When all of this comes to a head, things will not end well for Barack Obama, or his failing presidency.

Remember when Sarah went after Obama on the campaign trail for “pallin’ around with terrorists?” Well, even she may not have known the full extent of just how right she was.

You see, murdering terrorist William Ayers was not the only Weather Underground terrorist that Barack Obama is intimate with. We have found that Weather Underground co-founder Jeff Jones and Obama have very close ties.

We have found that Jeff Jones helped write a significant portion of the $1 trillion failed stimulus package that Obama foisted on America through trickery and deceit.

You see Jones, like Ayers, realized he couldn’t destroy America and turn it into a communist Utopia by blowing it up. So Jones joined the so called “green” movement, and along with others co-opted the environmental movement, turning it into a vehicle to usurp the United States Constitution, and “back door” communism in the name of “saving the planet!

Jeff Jones is a member of the radical Apollo Alliance. BTW, so is Obama’s departed “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones, who was forced to leave recently.

Like terrorists William Ayers and Jeff Jones, Van Jones is a radical communist (self avowed) and an anti-American, anti-white, trouble maker who jumped aboard the “green” movement seeing it as the perfect vehicle to use for his plans.

Think about it. Take a bunch of young idealists, already infected with Marxist (communist) teachings, thanks to the teachers William Ayers helped along, and prey on their hopes and dreams. Use their laudable goal of a cleaner world, and corrupt it with your anti-American, anti-capitalistic rhetoric, and voilB (!) you have a ready made army of wrongly educated environmental zombies to do your bidding for you!

Now I know this sounds like a bad plot from a James Bond type movie, but unfortunately this is reality here in America!

You throw in George Soros, the evil multi-billionaire and former Nazi collaborator, who is a real life Ernst Stavro Blofeld, and the self proclaimed “owner” of the democrat/communist party, and Barack Obama’s puppet master, and the picture starts to come together.

While it may have been different at one time, it seems clear that Barack Obama is “Number One” in this Bond screenplay, and people like Ayers and the Jones are bit players like “Odd Job” or “Jaws.” I ‘ll leave that casting to your imagination!

We’ve written about these connections before, and there is no greater example of the communist’s use of the “green” movement to destroy America as we know it, than the California water situation, that you can read about here and here.

The communists are using the excuse of a two inch minnow to shut off the water to almost one million acres of prime California farm land. Land that has literally fed the nation with fresh fruit, nuts, and vegetables for generations. This has led to unemployment numbers of over 40 percent, and created thousands of new people dependant on government handouts for survival. It’s also forced the United States to import billions of dollars worth of produce from foreign nations, re-distributing America’s wealth to poorer countries, a classic communist goal.

The communists use the same tactic on oil. We are not allowed to explore for oil in our nation anymore. Instead, we re-distribute somewhere between $700 billion and $1 trillion American dollars to other nations, sending serious treasure to many nations who not only hate us, but actively work against us on the world stage.

Why we do this is mind boggling. We have more oil than the Middle East, a century’s worth of clean natural gas, several hundred years worth of coal. And with our technology, we could have used the so-called stimulus dollars from the bill that terrorist Jeff Jones helped pen, to build 30 or 40 nuclear powerplants, and fix two problems. Nuclear is as clean as it gets, and cheap too.

We have capped wells off the coast of California, that could be up and running within months if the go ahead was given. California is beyond broke, they are about to become a failed state, and yet……

So imagine our surprise when we found out that only a few days after George Soros bought controlling interest in Brazilian oil company Petrobas, Barack Obama “loaned” Petrobas $10 billion dollars of taxpayer’s money! Evidently it’s fine to destroy another nation’s ecology, especially if it will make your evil master even wealthier!

Sarah Palin was right there to call Obama on this bit of chicanery too!

But, as always, the fringe Obama media, which has become nothing more than house organs for Obama and the democrat/communist party failed to do it’s job!

Still with me liberals? Communists?

So far we just talked about Obama’s first “ghostwritten” book. Of course, Obama, literary genius that he is, “produced” a second tome, “The Audacity of Hope” a thrown together piece that was obviously created to cash in on all of the hype surrounding Barack Obama at the time. This book claimed to be based on a sermon shouted by Obama’s racist, hateful anti-American “preacher” of over twenty years, the “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright.

Wright’s “church,” Trinity United, which preaches “Black Liberation Theology” a communist concoction, is a cesspool of racism, and anti-American hatred. Barack Obama set in the pews of this church for over 20 years. “Reverend” Wright married Barack and Michelle, and baptized their two children. Jeremiah Wright is clearly not just “some guy in the neighborhood.”

Jack Cashill who again has done yoemen’s work on this story reveals that “The Audacity of Hope” is more of a collaboration than just a “ghostwritten” book, but not a collaboration with Obama and a writer, but more of a collaboration salad of speech writers, seemingly headed by Jon Favreau. Of course, just as terrorist Ayers is not credited with “Dreams” (for obvious reasons) Favreau isn’t credited for his contribution. You can read Cashill’s report on book two here.

Now liberals, communists, fringe news media, hate bloggers over at the Huffington Post, and whoever, here’s the deal. Sarah Palin was up front and honest in her presentation of her new book, “Going Rogue, An American Life” from the minute the project was announced.

On the other hand, Barack Obama’s entire life, his entire public persona is built on one fantastic lie after another. Barack Obama has spent a lifetime marinating in communism and anti-American hatred courtesy of his mentors and friends.

Barack Obama has assembled a government of like minded communists, Chicago street thugs, and other assorted anti-American, anti-capitalist, anti-freedom, and anti-liberty radicals.

Here’s what you good folks from the anti-American democrat/communist party need to think long and hard about. You folks over at NBC, CNN, you left wing hate radio talkers, you need to remember this:

The American public has already turned on Barack Obama, and communism. They have awakened and realized they were lied to, big time. They are not pleased at all. They are ready to not only throw all of the democrat/communists in Congress in 2010, they have had their fill of Barack Obama.

For every one of your jabs, and hate filled stories lying about Sarah Palin, there are going to be a dozen stories like this one exposing Obama for the radical, psychopathic liar that he is.

As America sits around the breakfast table in the morning, and the dinner table at night, this story and dozens like it are going to be on the menu on a steady basis from now until Obama is finished.

So smear away at Sarah Palin at your own risk. We are not going to let those smears go unanswered. Just as Barack Obama told his thugs from SEIU to “punch back twice as hard” before they beat black man, Kenneth Gladney, so hard at a townhall meeting that he had to be hospitalized. We are going to “punch back” ten times as hard. Not with our fists, but with our pens, and with the help of tens of millions of Americans who have had all they are willing to put up with.

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Sarah Palin: Going Rogue Number One In Sales UPDATED!

Posted by Gary P Jackson on September 30, 2009

In less than 12 hours after Barnes & Noble first offered “Going Rogue: An American Life,” Sarah Palin’s brand new book, for pre-publication sales, it has hit number one on their chart!

The book is currently number two on Amazon.com. Amazon, for some reason, was many hours behind the curve, and didn’t have the book linked. This allowed Barnes & Noble to get the early sales, and the book to reach number one on their charts a lot sooner.

**** Updated! As of 5:15 PM “Going Rogue: An American Life” is now the number one best seller at Amazon.com! ****

This new book, so new that it doesn’t even have a cover design yet, has generated serious buzz. Easily the most anticipated book of the year, Palin and her publisher HarperCollins surprised everyone when they announced that Sarah had finished her book already and the launch date had been moved to November 17 from it’s original Spring 2010 time period.

From Fox News

NEW YORK- That was fast.

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate, has finished her memoir just four months after the book deal was announced, and the release date has been moved up from the spring to Nov. 17, her publisher said.

“Governor Palin has been unbelievably conscientious and hands-on at every stage, investing herself deeply and passionately in this project,” said Jonathan Burnham, publisher of Harper. “It’s her words, her life, and it’s all there in full and fascinating detail.”

Palin’s book, her first, will be 400 pages, said Burnham, who called the fall “the best possible time for a major book of this kind.”

The book now has a title, one fitting for a public figure known for the unexpected — “Going Rogue: An American Life.”

Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, has commissioned a huge first printing of 1.5 million copies. Sen. Ted Kennedy’s “True Compass,” published by Twelve soon after his Aug. 25 death, also had a 1.5 million first printing.

As with the Kennedy book, the digital edition of Palin’s memoir will not be released at the same time as the hardcover. “Going Rogue” will not be available as an e-book until Dec. 26 because “we want to maximize hardcover sales over the holidays,” Harper spokeswoman Tina Andreadis said Monday.

Publishers have been concerned that e-books, rapidly becoming more popular, might take away sales from hardcover editions, which are more expensive.

Palin, who abruptly resigned as Alaska governor over the summer with more than a year left in her first term, has been an object of fascination since Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, chose her as his running mate.

Although Democrat Barack Obama won the election and Palin was criticized even by some Republicans for being inexperienced, she remains a favorite among conservatives and is a rumored contender for 2012. Interest in her is so high that a fan recently paid $63,500 to have dinner with her, part of an Internet auction for a charity that aids wounded veterans.

Palin, 45, spent weeks in San Diego shortly after leaving office and worked on the manuscript with collaborator Lynn Vincent, a person close to her said. She was joined in San Diego by her family and her top aide, Meghan Stapleton, then spent several weeks in New York working around the clock with editors at Harper, said the person, who wasn’t authorized to comment and asked not to be identified.

We knew Sarah was a hard worker, but oh my goodness, she didn’t let any time go to waste!

This also answers the question of those who wondered why she had been “heard (on Facebook) but not seen.” It’s obvious though, after her great Hong Kong speech, and this announcement, that things are about to change on that front!

The synopsis of the book of the book reads as follows:

Sarah Palin burst onto the political scene at the height of the 2008 presidential campaign and overnight became a national sensation. Adored by the right, bitterly reviled by the left, she is the most polarizing figure to emerge in American politics in decades. Yet for all the dirt digging and gossip that has surrounded her, very little is actually known about who she is, what she believes, and above all, about her plans for the future. In her new book, Sarah Palin tells the story of her Alaskan upbringing, her marriage and family life, her political career, her religious beliefs, and her meteoric rise to national prominence. With her customary blunt common sense, she sets the record straight about the many myths and lies that have been spun around her and lays out her vision for an America that is strong, independent, and free.

We all knew this would be an autobiographical book, but it’s the last sentence that is intriguing and will sell the books! America is hungry for a true leader. The first person to come up with a real vison to get the nation back on track will most certainly shoot to the head of the pack.

Sarah started laying things out in her Hong Kong speech. It was a policy speech full of solid ideas, the book obviously looks to expand on that.

HarperCollins has ordered an initial printing 1.5 million. Currently, Sarah has 905,787 Facebook friends, and this increases every hour, on the hour. One can bet that most will buy, at minimum, one book, with many planning these as Christmas presents, and buying multiple books. I think we’re going to need more books!

Rush Limbaugh offered his thoughts:

The Wall Street Journal’s John Fund had some interesting insight on the behind the scenes goings on, and pretty much confirms what we already knew about the inept McCain campaign:

Sarah Palin may no longer be governor of Alaska, but she’s certainly destined to become a best-selling author. HarperCollins, her publisher, has announced the print-run of her memoir will be a staggering 1.5 million copies — equal to the print-run of Senator Ted Kennedy’s posthumous autobiography published this month. Publishing sources tell me that such a giant run is only ordered up when there is clear evidence from booksellers and surveys of massive interest in a book.

The book, which will be published on November 17, was a crash project. Ms. Palin actually moved temporarily to San Diego after she resigned the governorship in July so she could be close to her collaborator, Lynn Vincent. I bumped into Ms. Vincent, a former editor at the Christian-oriented World magazine, in New York a few weeks ago, where she had parked herself in a hotel close to the offices of HarperCollins while working on the book’s final edits.

Ms. Vincent didn’t reveal any details about the book, but did acknowledge it will describe Ms. Palin’s frustration over her treatment by the staffers she inherited from the McCain campaign after her surprise pick as the GOP vice presidential nominee last year. Ms. Palin was booked on grueling interviews with hostile reporters while talk-show hosts such as Glenn Beck couldn’t even get through to her aides. Mr. Beck tells me he was stunned when he picked up the phone one day just before the election to discover Sarah Palin was on the other end of the line. “She explained that she had been blocked from reaching her audience, so she was now ‘going rogue’ and booking her own interviews,” Mr. Beck told me. “I was thrilled she had burst out of the cage they’d built for her and we were finally talking.”

That incident was the only time Ms. Palin declared her independence from her keepers, and it’s fitting that the title of her upcoming book will be “Going Rogue: An American Life.”

This was a brilliant move for the Arctic Fox, and not just for sales of her book. As all big books require a book tour, and a round of interviews on all of the top shows, Sarah will be laying out her vision for America at a time it is sorely needed. At the same time, she will be starting her effort to go and campaign for like minded candidates for the 2010 elections.

Brilliant timing, and we expected no less from Sarah Palin!

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Guts and grace

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on May 22, 2009

Guts and grace

World Magazine WEB EXTRA May 21, 2009

BOOKS: WORLD’s Lynn Vincent teams up with Sarah Palin on a book that promises to set the record straight about the Alaska governor’s personal and political life | Mickey McLean

Photos by (from left) Sean Haffey and Ted S. Warren/AP

Photos by (from left) Sean Haffey and Ted S. Warren/AP

After last week’s announcement that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would pen a memoir to set the record straight about her personal and political life, HarperCollins revealed Thursday that WORLD Magazine Features Editor Lynn Vincent has been signed on as Palin’s collaborator.

The book, not yet titled, will be co-published by HarperCollins imprint Harper and HarperCollins-owned Zondervan and is scheduled for release in the spring of 2010.

During her 10 years as a senior writer and features editor for WORLD, Vincent has covered politics, culture, and hot-button social issues such as abortion for the biweekly news magazine. She has also specialized in narrative journalism.

“Lynn has been WORLD’s best writer of action stories ranging from shots fired in a Texas church to raging fires on California hillsides,” said WORLD Editor in Chief Marvin Olasky. “She combines guts and grace, as does Sarah Palin, so the book should be outstanding.”

Vincent, 46, has collaborated on four previous memoirs. Her most popular collaboration, Same Kind of Different As Me (Thomas Nelson, 2006), tells the remarkable story of Ron Hall, a wealthy white art dealer, and Denver Moore, an illiterate homeless black man, as their lives converge unexpectedly. The book has sold nearly half a million copies and has stayed on the New York Times best-seller list for more than 59 consecutive weeks, including 29 weeks at No. 15 or above. Through speaking engagements by Hall and Moore, the book has helped raise more than $30 million for homeless shelters nationwide.

“Having worked for more than a decade with Lynn Vincent in what is often a man’s world, I know she brings a rare kind of strong-mindedness and tender-heartedness to every assignment,” said WORLD Editor Mindy Belz. “Lynn is a tenacious reporter and an exacting writer—and I’m not sure when she sleeps.”

While Vincent works with Palin on her memoir, she will take a leave of absence from her writing for WORLD and its online counterparts, WORLDmag.com and WorldMagBlog.

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