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October 1, 2009
Sarah Palin's book already #1 at Amazon
As Jamie Wearing Fool tells us, Palin's unreleased book "Going Rogue" - scheduled for roll out in November - is also #1 at Barnes and Noble. This accomplishment has been termed "unprecedented" by an industry insider.
Yesterday, John Fund, writing in the Wall Street Journal , explained the origin of the title:
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."
My guess is that John McCain and several of his staffers are going to have a lot of explaining to do once this book hits the stands.
Here's the link to Amazon if you want to reserve your copy.