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12th-Nov-2009 03:35 pm
Palin Russia
Poll #1484619 Palin Book

Next Tuesday (November 17th), Sarah Palin's book entitled "Going Rogue" hits the bookshelves. Will you buy it and/or read it?

I will probably buy it and read it
I will probably read it but not buy it
I will probably buy it but not read it
I probably won't buy it or read it, but I'm curious about what she has to say in it
I won't buy it or read it, and don't care what's in the book
Something else (what?)

Oh damn, I forgot to include an option for those who plan to buy it and colour it.
13th-Nov-2009 12:06 am (UTC)
"Going Rogue"? Aw, why didn't she call it, "Going Maverick"?

13th-Nov-2009 03:05 am (UTC)
This is one of the very rare occasions where I wish livejournal had a 'like button' similar to facebook.
13th-Nov-2009 12:45 am (UTC)
Shoulda called it "Going to Russia for the Afternoon."
13th-Nov-2009 08:10 am (UTC)
13th-Nov-2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
lulz XD
13th-Nov-2009 01:58 am (UTC)
When missiles go rogue, they must be destroyed. Wish the same were true of idiots like this.

If I were dumb enough to think I could get away with it, I'd steal a bunch of copies of this book and use it as toilet paper.
13th-Nov-2009 02:45 am (UTC)
And by "curious", I mean "vaguely intrigued to see if there's anything sensible and/or interesting, but not enough to seek out any info besides what Jon Stewart will undoubtedly tell us.
13th-Nov-2009 02:50 am (UTC)
If she had anything relevant or interesting to say, she should've done it during the campaign.
13th-Nov-2009 02:53 am (UTC)
I like her as a person, if nothing else, so I think this might be somewhat interesting to rent from the library later. But I'm not generally in the habit of buying books unless I know I'm going to keep them for a long time.
13th-Nov-2009 02:57 am (UTC)
I won't buy it or read it, because she paid someone to write ideas for her so she can call them her own. I don't know what her or her lawyers call it, but I call it plagiarism and choose not to support it. It's a pathetic rebranding attempt and I don't have much faith in America to see the bullshit for what it is.
13th-Nov-2009 06:13 am (UTC)
It's not really plagiarism, because she paid someone for it. I think it's more "ghostwriting"? Either way it isn't worth reading.
13th-Nov-2009 06:26 am (UTC)
Try telling that to your college professor when you pay someone to write your essays for you. Copying someone else's ideas and calling them your own without giving credit where it is due is plagiarism, by definition. Monetary exchange makes no difference.

I want to be led by someone that comes up with brilliant ideas on their own, not someone that pay someone to think for them.
13th-Nov-2009 06:30 am (UTC)
I agree on the buying essays part, but the fact that this was ghostwritten was definitely publicized. I haven't looked inside the book to see if it acknowledges it, but I would be surprised if it didn't.
13th-Nov-2009 06:34 am (UTC)
I haven't seen it publicized once. I'm going to be really bored in Yuma this weekend, and if it's not sold out on every bookshelf I'll see if credit is given :-P
13th-Nov-2009 06:39 am (UTC)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20090930/ts_ynews/ynews_ts933 Aha, apparently a lot of public figures do it. (I heard about it because I read a lot of gay-news-type blogs.)
13th-Nov-2009 06:58 am (UTC)
Precisely - no politician comes up with original ideas anymore. It's really sad - why can't we vote for the actual thinkers instead of the ones that pay for marketing?
13th-Nov-2009 08:03 am (UTC)
Because the actual thinkers don't generally have the money to finance the kind of campaign you need to get elected.
14th-Nov-2009 01:50 am (UTC)
not exactly - many politicians, scientists (when writing for the general public as opposed to other scientists) actors, etc. use ghostwriters - just 'cause they are good at politics, science, acting, whatever doesn't mean they they are also good at writing for a general audience, and the purpose ofa ghostwriter is to polish up their writing so it's easier read by "the masses"

i'm reasonably sure in this case, she has no ideas, though. if she had one, it would have died of loneliness.
14th-Nov-2009 01:48 am (UTC)
usually when you use a ghostwriter, you say "by sarah palin as told to blah blah" or "by sarah palin with blah blah" - their name is supposed to be on the cover, too. and it's supposed to be your ideas, they are just supposed to supply the writing, 'cause not everyone is expected to be a good writer.
13th-Nov-2009 04:33 am (UTC)
I hope Tina Fey does something on this.
13th-Nov-2009 04:41 am (UTC)
I will not contribute money to it, and I don't want to be seen reading it, but I'm intrigued to see how insane she is.
13th-Nov-2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
13th-Nov-2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel. I'll just wait for everyone to take the piss out of it on TV.
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