“[I] went and tried to talk to Sarah Palin, and instead she talked to Greta. … But maybe she’ll talk to me now that she has a book deal,” Oprah Winfrey, last December.
That was an Andrew Sullivan quote of the day. I’m guessing Palin on Oprah is old news to TMV readers by now. A tit-for-tat; Palin’s book is out the day after her eagerly awaited Nov 16 appearance on the show. Which just happens to fall plumb in the middle of the November sweeps.
Conventional wisdom has it that Oprah’s trying to recover the viewers she’s lost for her backing of Obama. But if that’s the case she probably didn’t do herself any favors with the conservative set today when she went in search of the happiest people on earth.
The search wasn’t the problem. The problem was that among those happiest people on earth she found was a table full of atheist Danish women:
[I]t turns out that they are less materialistic, more family- and children-focused, have a full range of fully funded public services, minimal difference in wealth between the richest and poorest, a progressive tax system that rewards following a career that suits you rather than one that makes more money, and atheism.
Oprah viewers who agree with that areunlikely to buy Going Rogue. But they may pick up Going Rouge. In two flavors. There’s the coloring book:
[O]ur book is chock full of mazes (like “Help Sarah find her way to the White House”), puzzles, word games, and brilliant illustrations to color or chuckle over as we mercilessly lampoon and parody everything Palin in 48 pages of hilarity.
C’mon, you don’t want to create the appearance that you condone or support Sarah Palin by purchasing crap you KNOW will be piled high in the $3 book bin in a few months, do you? Instead, order a classic, collectible Palin book – one that hasn’t even been colored in yet – one that’s not just a buncha words, it’s got pictures!
And the collection of critical essays:
Sarah Palin has many faces: hockey mom, fundamentalist Christian, sex symbol, Republican ideologue, fashion icon, “maverick” populist. But, above all, Palin has become one thing: an American obsession that just won’t go away. Edited by two senior editors at The Nation magazine, this sharp, smart, up-to-the-minute book examines Palin’s quirky origins in Wasilla, Alaska, her spectacular rise to the effective leadership of the Republican Party, and the nightmarish prospect of her continuing to dominate the nation’s political scene.
Also out on November 17. Order early and you get a 10% discount.
Let’s all share in a moment of zen…