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Vanity Fair Discovers Sarah Palin is Loud and Secretive

Excellent detailed piece on Sarah Palin by journalist Michael Joseph Gross in the October 2010 issue of Vanity Fair


Sarah Palin: The Sound and the Fury

Former Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin speaks at the "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on August 28, 2010.

Even as Sarah Palin’s public voice grows louder, she has become increasingly secretive, walling herself off from old friends and associates, and attempting to enforce silence from those around her. Following the former Alaska governor’s road show, the author delves into the surreal new world Palin now inhabits—a place of fear, anger, and illusion, which has swallowed up the engaging, small-town hockey mom and her family—and the sadness she has left in her wake.

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“Going Rouge: Sarah Palin – An American Nightmare” to be Released November 17th!!

All orders before November 17, 2009, get a 10% discount.

"Going Rouge: Sarah Palin – An American Nightmare" is set to be released on November 17, the same day as Sarah Palin's memoir "Going Rogue: An American Life"

"Going Rouge: Sarah Palin – An American Nightmare" is set to be released on November 17, the same day as Sarah Palin's memoir "Going Rogue: An American Life"

Ebook: $10
(Mobi, PDF, ePub)

Paperback: $16

Print + Ebook: $20

Available only from OR Books.

Sarah Palin – An American Nightmare

Edited by Richard Kim and Betsy Reed

The most honest, revealing account of the Palin story to appear this fall? You betcha!

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.

With contributions by: Max Blumenthal, Joe Conason, Eve Ensler, Michelle Goldberg, Jane Hamsher, Christopher Hayes, Jim Hightower, Linda Hirshman, Naomi Klein, Dahlia Lithwick, Amanda Marcotte, Shannyn Moore, John Nichols, Katha Pollitt, Hanna Rosin, Matt Taibbi, Michael Tomasky, Rebecca Traister, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Jessica Valenti, Patricia Williams, JoAnn Wypijewski and Gary Younge.

Publication: November 17th, 2009
Price: $16 paperback; $10 e-book
240 pages with 20 b/w illustrations

It’s Not Sarah’s Fault…Just Ask Her!

Alaska Govenor Sarah Palin and "Joe the Plumber" aka Joe Wurzelbacher.

Alaska Govenor Sarah Palin and "Joe the Plumber" aka Joe Wurzelbacher.

When it comes to taking responsibility for her failures, Sarah Palin is completely unaccountable. Her finger is always pointed at the most convenient scapegoat. Last fall, I said she was George W. Bush with lipstick; nothing is ever her fault. With her resignation, she has set a new bar for blame.

A 10 Month Accounting of Blame…

Troopergate was her brother-in-law’s fault.

Walt Monegan was a rogue commissioner.

Neglecting a vetting of Palin’s appointed replacement of Commissioner Monegan wasn’t her fault, she didn’t know Chuck Kopp had a sexual harassment charge. His 14 day employment was rewarded with a $10,000 severance package.

Her public press conference, pro-Pebble Mine stance during a contentious election was the fault of a “Governor’s hat” wardrobe malfunction and possibly Tim Griffin.

The legislative investigation wasn’t her doing. It was a “Democratic driven, partisan witch hunt” voted on by 10 Republicans and 4 Democrats after Sarah Palin challenged them with Bush-like bravado “Bring it on!”

When her church was burned, Palin blamed it on the attention she was receiving from people who didn’t like her.

The Branchflower Report’s “guilty of abuse of power” findings weren’t her fault; she filed her own ethics complaint and would release those favorable findings the day before the election.

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Palin’s Cap-and-Trade Is Alaska’s Bait-and-Switch

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin

In her op-ed in the Washington Post this week, Sarah Palin, while still governor, took up the sword for corporate interests; a position directly opposing what is best for Alaska.

The flip-flop to anyone who watched the vice presidential debate was obvious. When Gwen Ifill asked, “Do you support capping carbon emissions?” Palin responded, “I do. I do.”

What or whom changed Sarah Palin’s mind about cap-and-trade?

In both her resignation speech and her op-ed, Palin touted AGIA, the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act. It was widely supported and passed with a vote of 58-1. “This is the largest private sector energy project, ever. THIS is energy independence,” she said on July 3. In her piece, she railed Obama’s plan for cap-and-trade. She mentioned AGIA again and how we are “progressing” the 3,000-mile project.

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Saradise Lost: How Alaska Bloggers Dethroned Sarah Palin

Shannyn Moore, Progressive Alaskan Blogger and Host of the The Shannyn Moore Show on Anchorage Radio Station KBYR AM.

Shannyn Moore, Progressive Alaskan Blogger and Host of the The Shannyn Moore Show on Anchorage Radio Station KBYR 700 AM.

It turns out that blogger Phil Munger hears all his big, breaking Sarah Palin news in the kitchen of his house, which overlooks Neklason Lake and sits just 10 miles from the center of Wasilla, the Southcentral Alaska town where Palin once served as mayor.

On July 3, Munger, a music professor and former ’60s anti-war activist who started his blog Alaska Progressive in November 2007, was in his kitchen and got gobsmacked by the announcement that Palin was handing over the reins of the state to her No. 2, and doing it for the good of Alaskans.

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Hundreds of Alaskans Rally to Protest Palin on ‘Troopergate’

Anti-Palin Protests in Anchorage Alaska - Demonstrator with Palinocchio sign

Anti-Palin Protests in Anchorage Alaska - Demonstrator with "Palinocchio" sign

The Anchorage Daily News reported on a large Anti-Palin demonstration held in Anchorage, Alaska this past Saturday, 27, 2008.  Alaskans have grown increasingly frustrated with Governor Sarah Palin’s lack of cooperation in the “Troopergate” ethics investigation.  Extensive photographs of the protest have been set to music and posted on YouTube.com, one of which is included below.

A protest rally blasting Gov. Sarah Palin’s handling of the state’s so-called troopergate investigation — and calling for the attorney general to resign — drew 1,000 or more people in Anchorage on Saturday.
Protesters chanted “Recall Palin!” as organizers told the crowd to push state legislators to keep after their investigation into the governor’s firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.

AKMuckraker has a firsthand account and says there were over 1,500 protesters:

After an hour or so, we were all called to the main stage to hear the speakers. It was difficult to pull ourselves away from the road. There was an incredible amount of support from honking cars, and drivers waving and giving “thumbs up”. There were amazing signs. There were pitbull masks. There was a guy dressed like Richard Nixon. There were live chickens. Yes, a woman had a cage of live chickens beneath her sign that read, “Sarah, Don’t Chicken Out!”
…The speakers were great. CC from KUDO radio, Shannyn Moore from Air America, Ron Devon reading a letter of support from Rep. Les Gara who was out of state, Libby Roderick, local folk singing legend, John Cyr, head of the troopers’ union, and many more. The greatest of all was the final speaker – Walt Monegan’s Mom. She stood up, obviously emotional, and thanked the crowd for their support. “I never knew so many people loved Walt,” she said, her voice quivering a little. She talked about her son, and that he was a good man. “I’m going to cry……I don’t know what else to say but, thank you!” She sat down again, and mopped her eyes, and the crowd went wild.

Hundreds of Alaskans rally to protest Palin on ‘Troopergate’