Honestly, I did not think Going Rogue was going to be any sort of challenge to read (of course, I also didn’t think I’d be in the process of buying a house this week!).

But the book is boring.

After reading a page or two, I think to myself, “Why did Sarah Palin think anyone would want to read that anecdote?”

And then there are the times she just confuses me.

One example: in the first few pages of the book, she wrote that when oil production started booming in 1977, “billions of dollars flowed into state coffers…And the politicians spent it.” Government grew, yada, yada. Then the economy crashed. Then government stopped working for the people. Then she ran for governor.

Ok.

But not 20 pages later she wrote:

“By the mid-1970s…High-paying pipeline jobs brought thousands of new workers to the state. It was a gold rush that sent truckloads of cash into the state’s economy. Jobs were plentiful…

The employment boom and energy production were the upside of development. The downside was the concurrent spike in social problems. Without law enforcement resources to keep things in check, prostitution, gambling and illegal drugs proliferated…The boom also stressed local infrastructure, including schools and health care facilities.”

Um. Could that be part of the reason that the government also grew during those years (as she mentioned just a few pages before)? To provide the law enforcement, schools, health care facilities, etc. to help meet the needs of a growing population? Who – other than the government – did she think was going to provide all that?

She makes my head hurt.

I’m going to enjoy my Thanksgiving and be thankful that I leave this book behind for a few days.

Enjoy your holiday!

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  • It's really not worth it, Amber. Just admit you wasted $9.75 or whatever you paid for the discounted book at Borders and move on with your life.

  • mvirenicus

    i'd be mortified to even see that book in my house. it's something my step-daughter would bring home just to piss me off if she had any interest in politics or the savvy to know how to *really* get under my skin.

  • lindy

    Good for you, but honestly, you brought it on yourself, I mean you gave Sarah Palin money and in return you've gotten yourself a headache haha, it goes to show what happens when you support republicans. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Amber

    Thanks for the support, you all!

    And thanks for the permission to stop the pain. I haven't made a decision on that yet…but I am VERY glad I didn't spend much on the book. BTW, Amazon raised their price on the book. Started at $10 and went to $15!

    I'm looking forward to Eric or Joe posting the first picture of the group of these books with the red $4.95 discount sticker on them 🙂

    One more little tidbit…search Going Rogue on Amazon an you'll find this series of comic books!

  • You are a trooper. One for the team! Enjoy the holiday and avoid the book until you get back. However, I will expect more dispatches from the land of lunacy when Thanksgiving is over.

    I'm thankful to get a look inside the book without having to actually read it.

  • Amber

    Thanks for the support, you all!

    And thanks for the permission to stop the pain. I haven't made a decision on that yet…but I am VERY glad I didn't spend much on the book. BTW, Amazon raised their price on the book. Started at $10 and went to $15!

    I'm looking forward to Eric or Joe posting the first picture of the group of these books with the red $4.95 discount sticker on them 🙂

    One more little tidbit…search Going Rogue on Amazon an you'll find this series of comic books!

  • You are a trooper. One for the team! Enjoy the holiday and avoid the book until you get back. However, I will expect more dispatches from the land of lunacy when Thanksgiving is over.

    I'm thankful to get a look inside the book without having to actually read it.

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