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The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin rogue r og , n An elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about alone, in which state it is very savage Webster s Revised Unabridged Dictionary After three years of research, bestselling journalist Joe McGinniss presents his already controversial and much anticipated investigative chronicle of Sarah Palin as an individual, politician, and cultural phenomenon In his critically acclaimed book about Alaska, Going to Extremes, the fledgling state itself was Joe McGinniss s subject Although he didn t hesitate to reveal the many flaws and contradictions behind its last frontier image, McGinniss fell in love with the land and its people More than three decades later, he returned to Alaska in search of its most famous resident, Sarah Palin On Election Day , McGinniss began his on the ground reporting that culminated, famously, in his moving next door to Sarah Palin in springTHE ROGUE is the eagerly awaited result of his research and writing a startling study of the illusion and reality of Sarah Palin and a probing look at the Alaska and the America that produced her Sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, always provocative and illuminating, THE ROGUE answers the questions Who is she, really , How did she happen , and Will she ever go away In all of his books, McGinniss has scrutinized the mysterious space between image and reality how that space is created, negotiated, and or manipulated Now, with The Rogue, McGinniss combines his deep appreciation of the place Sarah Palin comes from with his uncanny ability to penetrate the fa ades of people in public life The result is an extraordinary double narrative that alternately traces Palin s curious rise to political prominence and worldwide celebrity status and recounts the author s day to day experiences as he uncovers the messy reality beneath the glossy Palin myth Readers will find THE ROGUE at once bitingly insightful, hilarious, and profoundly ominous in what it reveals not just about the dark underpinnings of a potential presidential nominee but also in regard to the huge numbers of Americans who passionately support her Do not judge a book by its cover, some say Others tell me that I need a well rounded opinion before I can really have an opinion So, after i read GOING ROGUE a while back, I had an unusually better opinion of Sarah Palin, at least for a while When this book was making so much hype, I had to try it Not disappointed in the least.Some people, even on here, tell me that it is such a one sided portrayal of the VP candidate for the GOP s 08 failure to win the White House Others loved the book M Do not judge a book by its cover, some say Others tell me that I need a well rounded opinion before I can really have an opinion So, after i read GOING ROGUE a while back, I had an unusually better opinion of Sarah Palin, at least for a while When this book was making so much hype, I had to try it Not disappointed in the least.Some people, even on here, tell me that it is such a one sided portrayal of the VP candidate for the GOP s 08 failure to win the White House Others loved the book Mark another tick in the LOVE column McGinniss, though vilified by much of the media, took up house next door to the Palins and began interviewing those close by to get their opinions He talks in a great style and presents info through stories rather than by sensationalising it all for the world to see, a la tabloids My jaw dropped, my eyes bugged out, and I did even utter a WTF twice in the store while listening as grocery shopped Dysfunctional family, thou hast a friend in both the Gosselins and Palins, moms leading the packs This woman is portrayed as such a Sarah centred person that I cannot believe that she ever got anywhwere in life.Covering herself in the evangelical Christian ultra right wing belief system, she felt God was there, leading her to salvation I was horrified to see how she treated her children and husband, tossing them under the bus when it best suited her Alas, she could take credit for their successes like no tomorrow, and did so repeatedly This woman also bashed those who did not take up their swords on the battles she led, and tried to castigate those who may ever speak out against her McGinniss had to do many of his interview with anonymity to ensure he got the story, for people were so scared of her Is that any way to live your life Toss in the controversial mayorial stint, her failed attempt at the Naval Observatory, villification of McGinniss for even being next door, and the gubernatorial shit show she created and you have the crux of the book Add the Trig saga was she prego why do what she said she did and how she used the child as a prop to soften the hearts of many and you have some great reading I know, sensational journalism sells and tossing mud at people gets us nowhere but at the front of the line for gossipping That said, I have to ask two questions 1 What benefit does Joe McGinniss gain from makingall this up 2 What the HELL was McCain and his people thinking when they chose her as the GOP s VP candidate VETTING PEOPLE Kudos Mr McGinniss A great book on a woman whose surely hard to write about in a balance fashion Don t believe what they say in the lamestream media this is a well written, interesting and moral book Serious people like Howie Kurtz and Steve AKA Mr Cokie Roberts have criticized it for being unethical because of its many anonymous sources and unprofessional for the way McGinnis intrudes himself into the narrative and engages in unsourced speculation But Kurtz and Roberts both beltway pundits with only dubious claims to be serious journalists do not seem to understand or res Don t believe what they say in the lamestream media this is a well written, interesting and moral book Serious people like Howie Kurtz and Steve AKA Mr Cokie Roberts have criticized it for being unethical because of its many anonymous sources and unprofessional for the way McGinnis intrudes himself into the narrative and engages in unsourced speculation But Kurtz and Roberts both beltway pundits with only dubious claims to be serious journalists do not seem to understand or respect the tradition from which McGinnis comes McGinnis is one of the younger new journalists an unfortunate term now, since their heyday was thirty to forty years ago who increased the number of journalistic tools to include an unabashed personalization of the authorial voice They were real investigative journalists too, but felt that thispersonal style could yield a richer,nuanced presentation of atmosphere than a pro forma pretense of objectivity ever could The new journalism method is particularly helpful here, since McGinnis inevitably becomes a part of the story when he is denounced by Palin and others for renting the house next door to the former governor, and because this method inspires him to capture vividly the atmosphere of Wasilla a fierce Alaskan independence of mind coupled with an uneasy fear of the vindictive power of the Palins This atmosphere, incidentally, almost requires McGinnis use of anonymous sources, since he discovers very few Wasillans willing to go on the record for fear of Todd and Sarah s retaliation The book is written in an elegant, easy style, and captures through many vivid details what he convinces me is the real Sarah Palin a narcissistic poseuse who exploits a reactionary philosophy in a singularly vicious, tenth grade mean girl style I nearly finished the book in one sitting, and it is a splendid piece of writing Particularly, its stark description of the coexistence of a fundamentalist and a sane Alaska.The most evocative passages are not those written by McGinniss, but what he draws out of the residents of Wasilla Where, in their words, suddenly you got busted for growing pot in your back shed You got a ticket if your dog barked too loud You got a ticket if you had a hole in your muffler For a place that prided itsel I nearly finished the book in one sitting, and it is a splendid piece of writing Particularly, its stark description of the coexistence of a fundamentalist and a sane Alaska.The most evocative passages are not those written by McGinniss, but what he draws out of the residents of Wasilla Where, in their words, suddenly you got busted for growing pot in your back shed You got a ticket if your dog barked too loud You got a ticket if you had a hole in your muffler For a place that prided itself on being outside the conventional lifestyle, this was a lot to swallow Who also say, if I m heading Outside, I ll leave you some guns on the counter It just pisses me off A man comes up here to do his job, and people like next door make life difficult It ain t right McGinniss himself is always a delight Stambaugh after a tortuously worded attack from Palin is never disrespectful, but there are one or two occasions where I suspect him of expressing nonchalance On the other hand, maybe he s just being benign The tale of evangelical assault on a municipal government has a chilling clarity The guided tour of corrupt Alaskan affairs is compelling, as far as I can see, not even because Palin was so much worse than usual, but rather because she was par for the course This is going to be a classic story of both state and small town politics.As for the events that unfurled once McCain started hinting he needed a little help with the Christian right well, I m glad somebody has written it all down Future generations looking back at our insane little early 21st century republic are not going to believe it McGinniss, and his publisher s lawyers, must have already culled most of the worst of the personal comments still, toning down a few of those that remain would have made for an even stronger book.To digress slightly, I found it highly demoralizing to read the closing chapters, assessing and trying to derail Palin s chances for the presidency, just as two US citizens were taken out by a flying CIA robot including one who was just the magazine editor Has it occurred to no one that there may be a Rogue in the executive branch a year from now To borrow a phrase from William Gibson, maybe America s dystopia is going to be evenly distributed after all I ve read several books by outstanding writer and reporter Joe McGinniss and he is the real deal Excellent portrait of one of the most dangerous people on the political scene.

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