Going Rouge vs. Going Rogue

Top Ten Reasons to Buy “Going Rouge”, instead of “Going Rogue”

By now every sentient being who is even minimally interested in U.S. politics has probably heard about Sarah Palin’s first venture into literature. Her new book “Going Rogue” is scheduled for release on November 17. Palin’s book is already at the top of the pre-order charts at Amazon and the New York Times. Far fewer are aware of a competing tome that is scheduled for release on the same day. From the publisher’s website here’s the scoop: http://orbooks.com/

Going Rouge An American Nightmare is compiled by Richard Kim and Betsy Reed, two top editors of the left-leaning weekly The Nation, and includes essays by Nation regulars like Katrina vanden Heuvel, Naomi Klein, and Katha Pollitt. It’s the first release from OR Books, a fledgling outfit founded earlier this year by publishing veterans John Oakes and Colin Robinson that “embraces progressive change in politics, culture and the way we do business,” according to its website.

They promise to deliver “the most honest, revealing account of the Palin story to appear this fall? You betcha!

The complete list of contributors, in alphabetical order, is below. Many are regular contributors to The Nation or other periodicals. Two are outspoken Alaska bloggers, Shannyn Moore (just a girl from Homer) and Jeanne Devon (aka AKMuckraker).

Amy Alexander, Max Blumenthal, Joe Conason, Eve Ensler, Michelle Goldberg, Jane Hamsher, Christopher Hayes, Jim Hightower, Linda Hirshman, Naomi Klein, Dahlia Lithwick, Amanda Marcotte, Shannyn Moore, John Nichols, Tom Perrotta, Katha Pollitt, Frank Rich, Hanna Rosin, Matt Taibbi, Michael Tomasky, Rebecca Traister, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Jessica Valenti, Patricia Williams, JoAnn Wypijewski and Gary Younge.

Note that Going Rouge features a background of menacing black storm clouds while Sarah Palin’s book shows nothing but sunny blue skies with wispy white clouds.

The two book covers side by side

The two book covers side by side

If you are on a limited budget and can choose just one of these Sarah Palin books, here are the “Top Ten Reasons to Pick Going Rouge over Going Rogue”.

You should purchase “Going Rouge” because the contributors …

  • Number 10 — Attended fewer than 7 colleges in six years
  • Number 9 —   Were never even on the shortlist to be John McCain’s vice-presidential running mate
  • Number 8 —  Were never elected governor of Alaska and quit midterm
  • Number 7 —  Have never claimed to be able to see Russia from their house, even if they live in Alaska
  • Number 6 —  Do not need the help of a “co-author” or ghostwriter in order to write a book (several are the solo author of multiple books)
  • Number 5 —   Could give Katie Couric a list of publications they read regularly any time she asks
  • Number 4 —   Don’t think killing wolves from airplanes is cool, would rather use a camera than a gun to shoot wildlife
  • Number 3 —    Know that it is not necessary to say “too” when you’ve already said “also” – you betcha!
  • Number 2 —   Can speak complete English sentences without a teleprompter – no word salads
  • Number 1 —   Do not know how to field dress a moose and frankly, my dear, don’t give a damn (shades of Rhett Butler)
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2 Comments on “Going Rouge vs. Going Rogue”

  1. ihatepalin Says:

    Did you know that some loser created a book that parodies this one. It is called Going Disrespectful – An American Nightmare and it is available on lulu.com. What type of moron would defend this idiot.


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