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Things that will suprise no one

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On December 20, 2009
Hey, it looks like Sarah Palin is just making stuff up again: Former Gov. Sarah Palin, who has had a rocky relationship with the state’s capital city, says in her book there were some ugly threats made against her daughters while they were attending Juneau schools. Those threats reportedly caused daughter Willow Palin to be […]

Going Rogue, chapter 5

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On November 25, 2009

In the 16th and early 17th centuries, English Puritans developed a method of Biblical and historical interpretation known as “typology.” In its simplest form, typology involved the discove

Going Rogue, Chapter 4

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On November 23, 2009
Oh, fucking hell. It’s the presidential campaign. I’d forgotten about this part. Fortunately for me, there’s not much to say, really, about chapter 4 that hasn’t already been written about a thousand times already. We have to endure more bullshit about Bristol’s pregnancy, the wardrobe “controversy,” Katie Couric, and the teleprompter in Minneapolis St. Paul […]

Going Rogue, Chapter 3

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On November 21, 2009

I realize this is a pedantic complaint, but would it be possible for Sarah Palin to launch her chapters with epigraphs that aren’t of dubious origin? The first chapter, for example, opens with a

Going Rogue, Chapter 2

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On November 19, 2009

The funniest sentence thus far in Going Rogue occurs about a third of the way through the second chapter when our heroine — speaking through the Palinese translator Lynn Vincent — declares

Going Rogue, Chapter 1

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On November 18, 2009
I should note at the outset that Going Rogue is substantially worse than even I could have predicted. The opening chapter is clearly supposed to bear several loads, including (1) establishing Palin’s geographic and cultural bona fides; and (2) conveying her abiding love for Jeebus, family and Ronald Reagan. In each case, the results are […]
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