Monday, January 18, 2010
Going Rogue- An American Life
From the jacket:....Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother. She also opens up for the first time about the 2008 presidential race, providing a rare, mom's-eye view of high-stakes national politics--from patriots dedicated to "Country First: to slick politicos bent on winning at any cost.
My personal opinion was that this is a really good book. I enjoyed reading about Alaska, Ms. Palin's childhood, teen years, adulthood and motherhood. I felt that I could connect with her on so many levels and that I truly feel that America missed out on a great VP. In reading this book I was reminded how much I've always been proud to be an American. I was raised to believe in small-business and that with hard work you can shape your future. I just pray that by the time Obama gets through with us we are still capable as a country of supporting small business.
As with any book there are a lot of things said that may or may not be true about other folks, but the simple truth is that it's her book, she's allowed her opinion. Having watched the media machine bend over backwards to make Obama look like the second coming, I tend to believe her accusations against them. The Liberal left took every opportunity to tear her and her family down and the media aided that process in every way that they could, up to and including forcing her to leave the office of Governor.
Looking back on the election, I as a Conservative Republican was so excited when they named Palin as the VP candidate. Finally, a candidate that actually said what she meant. It had nothing to do with her being a woman and everything to do with politics. I really and truly believe what she is saying, I believe that her skills would have been wasted as a VP, though. I'll be looking for her to run for President, but I'll understand if she never does. Why would you expose your family to that time and again? It would take a strong incentive, I think.
This was my book for week 2 of 52 Books in 52 Weeks, head on over there to see what others are reading.