Thursday, October 1, 2009
"Going Rogue: An American Life"
There's nothing funnier than seeing the Left seethe with rage when it comes to Sarah Palin. A month or two ago, my ultra-liberal, Obama-loving mother shared with me how much she hated Palin. Her voice was dripping with revulsion.
Speaking of my mother, she was a devouted fan of the Kennedy clan. After Ted's death, she spoke of the wonderful reunion the three Kennedy brothers were having in Heaven. It was all I could do not to gag, but I held my tongue. What was the point in giving her my opinion? If there is anything liberals refuse to do, it is face reality regarding their leftist heroes in politics.
But, back to the woman the Left loves to hate. The days of worrying about financial troubles are over for the Palin family as Sarah's soon-to-be released book is in hot demand or as a publishing source said, "It is truly unprecedented.” Eat your heart out, libs. Sarah Palin may be your biggest nightmare yet.
Read about the unparalleled demand for Palin's book from Hot Air:
Amazing: Palin’s book number one on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller list; Update: “It is truly unprecedented”
"Forty-eight days before the release and she’s already topped Dan Brown’s latest conspiracy-theory casserole at both top retailers. To put that in perspective, note that the book doesn’t even have a cover yet. So much for the Page Six hit piece about demand for her being slack.
No way to tell yet, obviously, whether the monster launch will have legs or whether it’ll deflate a bit next week after Palinistas are all done ordering their advance copies. But if it goes on to become a mega-seller, it’s a game-changer insofar as it’ll establish her unquestionably as the most prominent Republican in America, which leaves Huck and Mitt in an awkward spot before the primaries and presents the media with an interesting choice. Do they try to spin the sales as unrepresentative of her support among Republicans given that plenty of liberals are bound to buy the book for campaign dish and insight into the Palin 'trainwreck'? Or do they follow lefty conventional wisdom that Palin would be the easiest person to beat in 2012 and talk up her appeal to Republicans to try to nudge her into a presidential run? (Righty conventional wisdom, of course, is that she’s the candidate the left most fears, but given their expectation of future Couric-type disasters during a campaign, I’m skeptical that that’s true.) Only one thing’s certain: If she hasn’t already been signed to write a second book, she will be soon. “Common Sense Conservatism” by Sarah Palin, perchance?
Update: Prognosis for mega-sales: Good.
'HarperCollins will print 1.5 million copies for the book’s first run, the same number that was printed for late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s memoir “True Compass.”
Kennedy’s book, published earlier this month, currently stands at number six on the Amazon list.
A publishing industry source told POLITICO that they “cannot remember a non-fiction book taking off like this in the pre-order market. It became number one only a couple of hours after nothing more than a date announcement. It is truly unprecedented.”
Much of the 400-page book is based on journals Palin kept during her vice-presidential run.'"