Sarah Palin and her Bus are getting ready to hit the road. Palin's book tour starts next Wednesday evening in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Time's Mark Halperin has some tidbits about what's in the book but before you read that below let me just say a few things.
As I watch the mainstream media cover this story, their arrogance, loathing and haughtiness is fully on display. It feels so snobbish as if these bunch of Yale educated media elites just can't believe that she is so popular. Well folks, get used to it.
Palin has struck a nerve with Americans because she comes across as an ordinary American. She doesn't talk like a politician and while her sentence structure drives the media elite crazy, maybe they should spend a little less time on trashing her and a little more time on understanding the connection she has with common people in this country. You can make the argument that we haven't seen this type of excitement about a Republican candidate since Reagan.
Time's tidbits are below:
Nervous and curious McCain-Palin staffers have been buzzing for weeks with speculation about what Sarah Palin has chosen to include in “Going Rogue.”
Books have begun being shipped out in advance of the November 17th release date. Last week, some of Palin's associates received copies.
Based on discussions with various sources who have seen or been briefed on the book's contents, here's what you can expect from “Going Rogue”:
* just five chapters—but they are very, very long.
* some score settling with McCain aides she believes ill-served her (names will be named).
* a hearty bashing of the national media.
* an account of how her upbringing shaped her maverick sensibilities.
* a testimonial to the importance of faith in her life.
* a warm and personal tone, written in Palin's own voice, despite the involvement of a collaborator.
Two things not in the book:
* Don't look for hefty policy prescriptions.
* Once source who has seen “Going Rogue” says it does not include an index. That would give Palin a subtle revenge on the party's Washington establishment, whose members tend to flip to the back pages and scan for their own names. If they want to know what Sarah Palin has to say about them, they will have to buy the book—and read the whole thing.