Friday, July 1, 2011
Book Review for The Quotable Rogue: The Ideals of Sarah Palin In Her Own Words Ed. by Matt Lewis
With all the vicious attacks against Sarah Palin by the mainstream media (or “lame stream media” as they are referred to in this book) I wanted to read for myself what exactly Sarah Palin has to say for herself on different issues.
Matt Lewis, the Senior Contributor to the Daily Caller, compiled hundreds of quotes of Palin from several different sources. Many of these are from television interviews, others are from Republican rallies or speeches for local municipalities in Alaska or around the country at Tea Party conventions or other local gatherings.
If, like me, you had a curiosity to hear straight from the horse's mouth what her opinions or statements are about such relevant topics as : abortion, Barack Obama, civil rights, economics, education, the environment, energy policy, gay marriage, being governor of Alaska and last but not least, Tina Fey, then this would be a good book for you.
These are not all the topics but they give you a good sample. The last section includes quotes of what people have to say about Palin. It's pretty mixed. I thought Lewis did a fair job of including the anti-Palinites along with the pros. I was also glad to see that David Letterman unequivocally apologized for his uncalled for remark about Palin's daughters.
I, myself, was surprised, to read some of the quotes. She doesn't stand for (or against) everything I thought she did.
So if you, too, would like to get straight from the horse's mouth where Palin stands and whether she's someone you'd vote for in the upcoming presidential election, this book is a good place to start.
I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review.
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