The Bright Coast

Progressive Thoughts from San Diego Alums on Law, Politics, and Culture

Good Week to Turn Off Your TVs

Posted by demkid on November 16, 2009

Why?  Because it’s going to be non-stop Sarah Palin coverage for at least the next several days!  Her spiffy new book comes out on Tuesday, and she’ll be on with both Oprah and Barbara Walters tomorrow.  I have no idea how many total shows she’ll be on after those interviews, but one can bet at least a couple are scheduled on FNC.  Speaking of her book, I found this article somewhat entertaining, but the content isn’t so surprising:

Sarah Palin’s new book reprises familiar claims from the 2008 presidential campaign that haven’t become any truer over time.

Ignoring substantial parts of her record if not the facts, she depicts herself as a frugal traveler on the taxpayer’s dime, a reformer without ties to powerful interests and a politician roguishly indifferent to high ambition.

Palin goes adrift, at times, on more contemporary issues, too. She criticizes President Barack Obama for pushing through a bailout package that actually was achieved by his Republican predecessor George W. Bush — a package she seemed to support at the time.

Oh, Sarah.  You’re so much fun.  I’m sure that if someone brings up inaccuracies or exaggerations during an interview, she’ll just claim it’s the left picking on her and trying to bring her down.  One thing I don’t understand is, what did she go rogue from?  Well, her governorship, naturally, but she’s assuming that she was a relevant figure in American (or even Republican) politics.  She was a net negative on the McCain campaign and she demonstrated that she was completely uninformed and totally unprepared for the national spotlight.  I hope she enjoys her book tour, because it’s the last time people will pay her any significant level of attention.

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