Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sarah Palin speaks!

Ah, the mainstream media can't keep her down anymore -- she's writing a book for HarperCollins! Which is, you know, kind of mainstream.

From the AP:
"There's been so much written about and spoken about in the mainstream media and in the anonymous blogosphere world ...

As a side note, SyFy will be broadcasting Anonymous Blogosphere World next Saturday.
... that this will be a wonderful, refreshing chance for me to get to tell my story, that a lot of people have asked about, unfiltered," the Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate said during a brief telephone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press.

Wonderful and refreshing? Is this a book or an ice-cold Coke?

And if she's been "filtered" so far, please settle in for a refreshing glass of pure crazy. Hold the ice -- we don't want to dilute it.
"In fairness to my family, this is going be a good opportunity for them, too, because there have been so many misperceptions out there about who we are and what we believe in, and I'm excited to get to put my journalism degree to work and tell my story as it relates to my family," said Palin, 45, who in 1987 graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in journalism.

Last time I checked, journalism did not have much to do with writing a memoir. Is she going to interview herself?
"Being a voracious reader, I read a lot today and have read a lot growing up. And having that journalism degree ...

For someone who despises journalism, she sure brings up her degree a lot.
... all of that, will be a great assistance for me in writing this book, talking about the challenges and the joys, balancing the work and parenting, and, in my case, work means running the state," Palin said.

"I've read a variety of books, and that helps shape my opinions and my views."

Upon being asked what books she's read, she replied, "All of them."


Dave said...

That last quote is true, tell me it is.

Jim Donahue said...

Hee hee. Sadly, no. That was her answer when Katie Couric asked her which newspapers she read.

ChefNick said...

First: She's read all of the books she's read? That is itself a monumental achievement. Just think: "I've read books! And every one of them, I read!" You go, girl.

Second: What is up with Katie Couric? Has she never heard of the formation of words ending in "ing"? It seems that it's a troublesome part of her brain that needs to be looked at, much in the way that Tom Brokaw slurred his speech, or Dan Rather muddled his (he only seemed to get better when on talk shows!)

Today, it's raineen. Is it really, Katie? No, it's poureen. Happeneen, ongoeen, Katieen.

Um, rant over, just I don't seem to like people who can't speak English. No, no, not you, Mr. Putin. Or you, Mr. Bush . . . .

Bix said...

It will be that much more enjoyable if she edits it herself.