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Do you plan to read Sarah Palin’s new book?

Response Percent Votes
81% 1086
18% 247
Total 1333


Keith 8 years, 5 months ago

I'm hiring a ghost reader to read it for me.

luckysgirl 8 years, 5 months ago

I think we should send one into space with the monarchs! Let them read it!

Amy Heeter 8 years, 5 months ago

wanna see her smiling face on the cover......

Reuben Turner 8 years, 5 months ago

no no.... no no... no no... did i already say no!!!! y'all know she'll be on Oprah, monday. so she may get some sells. i won't be one of them.

1029 8 years, 5 months ago

Is it going to be an audio book? Otherwise, she's going to alienate her fan base. Maybe she should make a movie instead, or a reality show.

straightforward 8 years, 5 months ago

I hear the book is even shorter than the healthcare bill... then again so is Webster's Dictionary.

labmonkey 8 years, 5 months ago

Is it a pop-up book, or just a big picure book?

Adam P Atterson 8 years, 5 months ago

How big is the font? I'm struggling with Dr. Seuss still.

TopJayhawk 8 years, 5 months ago

I don't udnerstand why people are so afraid and intimidated of her.

Paul R Getto 8 years, 5 months ago

TKH: I don't think she scares anyone, unless she can actually get elected to office again.

Amy Heeter 8 years, 5 months ago

Sam Clemens said " Everybody has at least one book in them"

don_shorock 8 years, 5 months ago

Only if I can borrow it from the library. Buying one would mean giving her some of my money and she doesn't deserve it.

Terry Jacobsen 8 years, 5 months ago

You bet I'll read it. Funny how people who are so educated and enlighted here in good old Lawrence are still so intimidated by her that they have to resort to silly, juvenile pot-shots that might be good for a momentary laugh, but in the end just show ignorance and hate.

Left_handed 8 years, 5 months ago

TJ, maybe most of them would rather read Nancy Pelosi's book. Oh wait, it only sold about 17 copies nationwide.

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 5 months ago

I will be buying it. Having a very unusual family, I feel for her when she is asked certain questions, as there are some things you just can't explain. I think there is something wrong with a part of her mind, regarding the things she said about President Barrack Hussein Obama, and her rebel rousing. Is this the truth about the Republican Party? I have voted Republican until this last election and one of the things that persuaded me to vote Democrat was the Republicans. I am not a fan of hers, but I would like to read some thought out statements as to why others don't like her.

labmonkey 8 years, 5 months ago


She does intimidate people....just not anyone on the left. She intimidates Republicans with at least half a brain because we know that if she wins the 2012 primary, Obama gets reelected. She needs to go away, back to her little hole in Alaska, or raise money for someone who actually has a chance to win the general election. She will be our John Kerry.

puddleglum 8 years, 5 months ago

TopJayhawk (Anonymous) says…

I don't udnerstand why people are so afraid and intimidated of her.

intimidated? sorry, its more like 'train wreck' ya just can't stop from gawkin'

I pray for a sarah palin republican nomination for president. GO GIRL!

Rex Russell 8 years, 5 months ago

Does her new book come with the crayons too ? Tom, thank for my morning giggle. You made my day. Tom Shrewmon lecturing on tolerance is like Bill Clinton lecturing on women's issues.

storm 8 years, 5 months ago

Aw c'mon, "mental energy" and "fear" are talk radio words. The fact is Palin has done alot of damage to the Republican party, and true Republicans know this - which why we can't stand her. The Democratic party is doing what all parties do, jump at the chance. It's just politics.

Kyle Neuer 8 years, 5 months ago

Or, it could be that the moderator doesn't disagree.

mom_of_three 8 years, 5 months ago

Tom, it could be that the post didn't violate the policy

jtransue 8 years, 5 months ago

I'm not planning on reading the book because I don't agree with Palin's politics, and I don't have very much respect for her. I can't respect a woman who's pro-life, not because I like abortion at all, but because I realize that it is an inevitable part of our society and the least we can do is keep it safe and regulated for the women who unfortunately seek it out. Also, I disagree with her stance on abstinence only education...for reasons I don't feel like I have to explain. Prevention is the answer, not repression.

Lastly, I just simply don't want her to have a cent of my hard earned money because I feel like she's greedy, and everything she does, she does for the money. She's a total sell out, and I can't get behind that.

mom_of_three 8 years, 5 months ago

hhmm, will I read Palin's book?
uh, that would be a big, fat NO!

What she wants to do in her own family (abstinence, conservative views, anti-abortion) is fine, but don't force them on the rest of the nation, and NO, not all women believe as she does.

Ralph Reed 8 years, 5 months ago

@Tom, re your 0921: Your quote from the "rules" describes the vast majority of your posts.

In my opinion, your posts are defamatory, abusive, and harassing, and contain material that infringes on the ability of others (me and other "left-wing kooks" as you call us) to enjoy this site. Your posts, by your own definition, infringe on the rights of others (me and other "left-wing kooks" as you call us).

However, I do not play the "poor, abused victim" as you are at 0921. Please, don't make me laugh as you are anything but.

LoveThsLife 8 years, 5 months ago

I don't think being abstinent is repressive, it's a smart choice, especially when you are still going to junior high or high school. I am of the school of thought that we control our bodies. Sometimes it's good to learn a little self control and not let hormones do all the deciding. Being a teenage mom or dad is a tough road to go down, and abortion does have it's physical, emotional and mental consequences. Unfortunately, the dialog in the abortion argument is whether or not it's a right. What about the fact it is a medical procedure that can have long term consequences for the women that get them? I never hear about that, which is sad, because you would think those who are pro-choice would also want to empower women to make informed choices about a procedure they are considering. Anyway, food for thought. I guess. BTW, I will not be reading Palin's book. I am sure the people of Alaska are very disappointed that she quit being their Governor to write a book.

BigPrune 8 years, 5 months ago

Personally I would've liked it if she showed some skin, but I am going to purchase a few of them as Christmas gifts anyway.

frankwiles 8 years, 5 months ago

Am I the only one that thinks this poll would have been funnier if the affirmative choice was "You betcha!"?

Ricky_Vaughn 8 years, 5 months ago

Palin's a moron...why the hell any R or D would want to read her book is beyond me. Easily, McCain's biggest mistake.

Ricky_Vaughn 8 years, 5 months ago

Check this out if any of you haven't been graced by this little piece of comedy gold.

Ricky_Vaughn 8 years, 5 months ago

Just click on different things around the office. Enjoy!

Ricky_Vaughn 8 years, 5 months ago

By the way, somebody get Tom some cheese to go with that whine.

yourworstnightmare 8 years, 5 months ago

I must admit that I have a morbid curiosity. Palin is such a train wreck that there might be good fun in reading the book.

I will wait until it is at the library, because I certainly don't want to contribute to her monetarily in any way.

BigPrune 8 years, 5 months ago

Regardless of what all of you history revisionists say about Sarah Palin, she had far more executive experience than Obama did during the election. That is a fact.

I love Obama's slow response to Afghanistan, which there hasn't been any response as of yet. At least Bush could make a decision, and I'm sure Palin could've as well if in Obama's shoes. This is a perfect example of his inabilities due to inexperience.

yourworstnightmare 8 years, 5 months ago

Palin is a quitter. She quit her elected position as the executive of Alaska, the governor, when she realized that it was hard work.

She obviously loves the sleazy politics of getting elected, but has demonstrated that she is not interested in governing.

remember_username 8 years, 5 months ago

frankwiles - thank you for the laugh - LJW please change it!

MeAndFannieLou 8 years, 5 months ago

edjayhawk said: Heard about Sarah Palin's new book deal? She read one. ===========================

She reads all the books. No, she can't name any of them, but she reads, you know, all of them.

yourworstnightmare 8 years, 5 months ago

John McCain must still try to kick himself in the arse every time she opens her mouth.

It must be embarrassing to be partially responsible for this dilettante, quitter, and all around fuster cluck of a train wreck.

royalpain 8 years, 5 months ago

How could I be the first one to post this response to the question?

"You betcha I'm gonna read it!"

gccs14r 8 years, 5 months ago

I think McCain knew he was going to lose and purposely chose an expendable running mate.

Ricky_Vaughn 8 years, 5 months ago

Genius campaign strategy McCain...

Attack Obama's inexperience, then get unexperienced Palin to join you.

At least Obama addressed his weakness, he got Joe Biden to add experience and a diplomacy expert to his ticket.

FirebirdFan 8 years, 5 months ago

I am not going to pay someone who is doing so much to kill wildlife in Alaska. She's promoting the gassing of wolf pups in their den; and advocating the return of trap wires to capture bears so they can be shot while standing there trapped. She also advocates the use of bait to lure bears so they too can be killed, even while their cubs are standing there suckling. She says it's OK to kill the cubs too. Here's a link:

EXks 8 years, 5 months ago

G. Dumbya Bush never looked so good in drag!

Ricky_Vaughn 8 years, 5 months ago

@ BlessedSap

So the "lefties" in Kansas aren't real Americans?

Actually you said that fake Americans only live a mile or two from the coasts. So when Kansas "lefties" bash her they know what they're talking about and her crticisms are justified? Thanks for making that point for all the "lefties".

Didn't think that one through too well, eh?

Satirical 8 years, 5 months ago

I feel as inclined to read this book as I do to watch one of Michael Moore's "documentaries."

nbnozzy 8 years, 5 months ago

Ricky_Vaughn (Anonymous) says…

@ BlessedSap

So the “lefties” in Kansas aren't real Americans?

(in my opinion.....some of them are not)

Actually you said that fake Americans only live a mile or two from the coasts. So when Kansas “lefties” bash her they know what they're talking about and her crticisms are justified?

(blessedsap didn't state that. You're reaching---try again)

Thanks for making that point for all the “lefties”

(you may be the only leftie who didn't get it. I doubt the rest are as incomprehsensible as you)

Didn't think that one through too well, eh?

(no, you didn't)

somedude20 8 years, 5 months ago

I remember a month or so ago when the Good Morning America people were first talking about this book, one of the anchor's made a freudian slip by call the book "Going Rouge".

supertrampofkansas 8 years, 5 months ago

Hey if my neighbor buys the book, I might be able to see it from my backyard!

beawolf 8 years, 5 months ago

I have an advance copy, here's a quote.

"When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles... ...they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle."

del888 8 years, 5 months ago

If she writes like she talks, it will be 50 chapters long and it will be one long sentence. And every 5 or 6 words will either be 'john mcain', 'ronald regan', or 'you betcha'. I miss Caribou Barbie. Hey, I think I can see Russia from here....

mom_of_three 8 years, 5 months ago

You know why she scares us, Tom - because you guys actually think she is smart and a good candidate for anything. She thinks Americans actually relate to that you betcha crap. I thought she was talking down to Americans until I realized that she has no clue.

EXks 8 years, 5 months ago

Check out Darlen McBride's "Take Back America Tour" on YouTube. Ms. Palin oughta adopt it as her 2012 campaign song.

Palin in 2012, I can't wait!!

Ralph Reed 8 years, 5 months ago

@Tom, re your 1503. No rant, just a simple statement of fact. Too bad you can't see that. Please go back and read a lot of your posts and you'll see what I mean.

Not scared of Palin, just disgusted since she was chosen for McCain, not by him. I've said before I was going to vote for McCain until she was chosen by GOP handlers to be his running mate. She's in no way ready to lead anyone when she cuts and runs from being a governor. Palin would have been a heartbeat away from being President. That is what is scarey.

fancy80 8 years, 5 months ago

Yes, I do plan to read it right after I finish the book I am reading by Barack Obama. It's titled "Things I love about America". That should only take about a minute.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 8 years, 5 months ago

Getting out my 451-watt bulb.

(Don't want to miss a word.)

supertrampofkansas 8 years, 5 months ago

No index huh?

I guess indexing 'john mcain', 'ronald reagan', or 'you betcha' might be a challenge.

I'm with puddleglum. I really do hope that Sarah is the republican candidate in 2012. In fact, I think I will switch parties just so I can vote for her in a primary.

Like shootin' fish in a bowl I tell ya! You betcha!

yourworstnightmare 8 years, 5 months ago

Palin is an unserious quitter. She demonstrated this when she quit the governorship when she found out that it was serious, hard work.

She loves the campaign. She loves the media attention, the nastiness, the name calling, the rallies, and so forth.

We have learned that she does not love governing, and in fact quit as governor so she did not have to do it.

So I say, "Palin in 2012 for the GOP"!

supertrampofkansas 8 years, 5 months ago

Sorry I meant "Shooting fish in a barrel"

What can I say? I got a headstart on a Friday night...

tbaker 8 years, 5 months ago

Yes, I'll read it. Its pretty hard to talk about it later if you haven't.

Stephen Roberts 8 years, 5 months ago

Can someone let me borrow their copies of Obama's books??? I am trying to lose weight and I figure it will make me sick enough and I should be able to lose about 50 lbs.

I would never vote for anyone running for Pres or VP that has children under the age of 18. To me they are putting themselves before their children. In about 20 years, i wonder what horror Obams kids are going to tell.

supertrampofkansas 8 years, 5 months ago

Oh man I'm quaking here dude. Tom you crack me up buddy. I think I like to come over and knock a few cold ones with you. Maybe we could form a Kansans For Sarah 2012 Committee. Come on dude whaddya say!

LoveThsLife 8 years, 5 months ago

I can't believe Palin would ever (seriously) be considered as Presidential contender on a GOP ticket. There are better individuals out there, Mitt Romney, for example. Now that's a guy who knows what he's talking about. He warned Washington not to give that bail out money to GM..but they did anyway..and he was was a major waste of tax payer money.

Calliope877 8 years, 5 months ago

BlessedSap (Anonymous) says…

"The lefties are scared of real Americans, most never venture into America just a stay a mile or two from the coasts. That is why this woman scares them. The more they attack her personally as dumb, uncultured, or ignorant the more the average American identifies with her. So keep up the insults it only helps her."

Okay, first of all, "the Lefties" as you like to refer to "Liberals" are real Americans too. That's the great thing about this country, "Leftie" or "Rightie", we're all Americans.

Second of all, I believe most "average" Americans ARE calling her dumb, uncultured, and ignorant! So I really don't think it's going to help her in the long run if her "below-average," myopic, self-righteous-look-at-me-I-think-I-have-a-Golden-ticket-into-heaven, idiotic supporters encourage more insults to be thrown her way.

mom_of_three 8 years, 5 months ago

Average americans do not identify with her, don't know why anyone thinks that. She thinks women identify with her and I know I certainly don't. She doesn't strike me as ready to deal with international politics or anything of any substance.

gccs14r 8 years, 5 months ago

Sarah Palin never got out of the junior high mindset. She'll do whatever it takes to be "popular", but won't do what it takes to be successful. They are very different skillsets.

parrothead8 8 years, 5 months ago

Palin is a small-minded series of reactionary, borderline cliche remarks. She doesn't think through anything she says, so there's no point in reading "her" book.

She's great as a hockey mom, small-town councilwoman, or PTA chairwoman. Anything bigger and she's out of her league...she should leave national politics to the women who know what they're doing, like Hillary Clinton or Olympia Snowe.

KS 8 years, 5 months ago

A lot of jealous folks out there posting on Sarah. If she is so dumb, as folks write, why are they so scared of her? One reason and one reason only. She is prolife and has a high profile to support that. If and when she returns to the national scene, there will be a different Sarah.

thewayitis 8 years, 5 months ago

Sarah has more guts and willpower in her little finger than almost all politicians. She isn't ok with the status quo and she is willing to work and change it. I applaud her. I voted no because I won't be reading her book, but I do believe in her.

jayhawklawrence 8 years, 5 months ago

Now that Sarah has put her world view down in writing, we have a chance to study more carefully what has been a very mobile target.

The following article by the associated press gives some insight into Sarah's loose use of the facts.

My view is that both political parties need to be reformed with more intelligent, educated and talented leadership.

I don't mind allowing extremist views such as is expressed on this BLOG, by the LFW editor and everyday on FOX news but when these views dominate and clog the media, it is frustrating for Americans to identify real facts and real talent. It is humorous when they blame the "liberal media".

Replacing useless politicians is the only way to bring change to the system in my view.

I resent the fact that the Republican Party used a gimmick to entertain us out of our votes instead of giving us a qualified leader with the talent, leadership and skill to lead the greatest country in the world. Gimmicks are not what the American people deserve.

The criticisms of some of McCain's own cell mates at the Hanoi Hilton are even more enlightening after watching him make this choice of a candidate. I still believe McCain is one our nation's heroes and has done great things for his country. I hope for his sake that five years from now we will scarce remember Sarah Palin.

staff04 8 years, 5 months ago

A friend of mine who was given the advance release dropped it off here yesterday. It is absolutely astonishing that, even with the assistance of a ghost writer, this is really the best she can do intellectually.

Preview: the dumbass actually refers to salmon fishing as "slaying" salmon. Yes, Tom, I said she is a dumbass. Cry a river.

staff04 8 years, 5 months ago

Right Tom....need you be reminded of your earlier posts on this thread pleading for Kealing to rescue you?

I'm not obsessed with her Tom, I'm fascinated. Hence, I'm reading the book and will probably finish it before football starts today. Still doesn't change the fact that she is a dumbass, intellectual midget, whatever you like...and your obsession with her is terrifying. Like someone above said, I hope she DOES win the Republican nod for president in 2012--so the DNC can save their money for 2016.

staff04 8 years, 5 months ago

Tom, I'm not afraid of Palin beating my seven year-old nephew in a game of checkers let alone a game of politics, if you really must know. Especially after reading her book. When you get around to finding someone to read it to you, you'll know that her ship has sunk. I like playing Devil's Advocate--if I were advising her I probably would have quit when I saw what she had to say. She is politically done (which, as I have indicated, kind of disappoints me). Your obsessive defense of her indicates a lot about your own intellectual capability, but you don't need me to tell you that, do you?

I went private a long time ago, since your obsession apparently extends beyond Palin. Prior to that I was fortunate enough to learn a lot about the way the government works during my years of service. Maybe someday you can be a big boy and learn a little about how it works too.

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 5 months ago

Ms. Palin's book comes out on the 17th. I pre-ordered mine at Amazon for $9.00. I just want to have the information. Making bad jokes is not going to convince many to be against her.

camper 8 years, 5 months ago

I do not fear Palin at all. In fact, I like the notion that someone like her can rise politically. An outsider. Someone unlike the typical politician.

But Palin is not the Washington outsider I'd like to see who is one heartbeat away from the red button (if you know what I mean). With five stints in college (four different Universities) in six years, and one Bachelors degree in communications/journalism, there is something terribly lacking. In the business world, those kinds of qualifications would make it difficult to attain a management position. I'm more concerned about the folks who actually think Palin would be good for the country, or like her because she is 'hot'. Is this a beauty pageant.

But I gotta say, I like her being out there, because she does provide some humorous entertainment. I also miss Joe the Plumber and Joe Six Pack. And if I did not disagree with what she actually say's, it would be cool to see someone like her reach a sentate or govenor's post. But VP or President? No way.

gccs14r 8 years, 5 months ago

Palin on the rise? Maybe among sexually frustrated undereducated middle-aged white guys, but certainly not among those who are capable of rational thought.

Jeff Kilgore 8 years, 5 months ago

The vote is 81 to 18. This restores my faith in mankind. What kind of book would a mind like Sarah Palin write? Just as the media hyped Obama into an election, this time, we're getting a lowbrow jammed into our heads. I don't see how she can lose. Another herd election awaits in 2012, although I'm not sure that Palin, incompetent and uneducated as any potential US leader has ever been, can bring about the end of the world.

staff04 8 years, 5 months ago

"The book hasn't been released and defender already knows it is all lies."

Interesting, because I read it Friday and Saturday after getting an advance copy. It's only lies depending on your perspective--we know what your standard of integrity is, chief.

vinividivici 8 years, 5 months ago

I'm relatively new to politics. I've only been able to vote in two presidential elections thus far. Is the public always this catty? Shouldn't we be using some common sense and educating ourselves on what the current economic/education/healthcare etc.etc.etc. situations actually are rather than spewing off quotes from our own "reliable" sources?

This goes for both sides: who cares that you can quote CNN or Fox or anyone else? You obviously have access to the internet, so USE IT and actually find some of these laws that are being pushed through and READ THEM! Read what other countries have to say about what's going on. You may not agree. I don't agree with what I read on here 95% of the time, but it always gives me something to think about.

One last thing is that I do not understand why we care that Obama spent some time in and out of jail in his youth or that Palin spent some ridiculous amount on her election wardrobe. What we should be talking about is where they stand on the issues we care about and what they have/haven't done about them. Enough of the underhanded, snide remarks already. I've only been out of high school for 6 years now, and I sure as hell am not ready to be channeling it with a forum full of adults.

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 5 months ago

Update, just pre-ordered it from, where it is cheaper than Amazon at eight bucks and change, and free delivery. While the guys are having fun on here, we girls will be reading the book.

verity 8 years, 5 months ago


I'm 62 and I agree with you completely. I'm always glad to see sensible, thoughtful and engaged young people---it gives me hope that our world may turn out ok after all.

I don't believe this forum is representative of real life. After all, there are some people who seem to spend all their time here and one wonders if they ever see daylight. Mostly this is just entertainment with a few thoughtful remarks thrown in now and again.

pace 8 years, 5 months ago

I absolutely love to read, almost obsession, so if the phone book and her book were all that was in my room, I would read it after the phone book. The phone book actually contains a lot of useful information and many coupons.

Terry Jacobsen 8 years, 5 months ago

I find it funny that people like to critize Sarah Palin for her parenting skills, as if having a teenage daughter who gets pregnant makes you a bad parent. The one thing I know as a parent is that there is no perfect parent and kids will do things that violate the rules and guidelines that we give them. If that makes you a bad parent then there are millions of them in our society right now!

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 5 months ago

Thanks Tom, but, like George said, the deal's gone down.

JHOK32 8 years, 5 months ago

I might use it for toilet paper if I ever run out.

kmat 8 years, 5 months ago

What I find most amusing about her book is that there is no mention of Levi. Any of you righties wonder why? It's because he told her that if she said anything about him in her book, he'd let lose all the real crap about her and her disfunctional family. Now she's being all sweet on tv when talking about him and even acting like he's welcome in her home. Levi has some really good dirt on her. I don't like any of them, but funny seeing how a teen age kid has her held captive.

TJ - people blast Palin for her parenting skills because she's miss "abstinence sex ed" with a teen that's already a parent. Just showing how her brand of parenting didn't work so well and that educating your kids about life is better than just telling them to not do stuff. Cuz guess what, they will do stuff even when you tell them no to. Educate them about how to be safe, they might actually decide to be safe.

Anyone else find it beyond sad that she has a degree (although she had to attend 4 colleges to get it) in communications/journalism and had to have a ghost writer help her write her memoirs?

mom_of_three 8 years, 5 months ago

Palin isn't a bad parent, but she thinks her view on abstinence is the way to go, while it didn't even work in her own family. I know all parents would prefer abstinence as opposed to sexually active teens, but our heads aren't buried in the sand and saying only this one thing is needed.

mom_of_three 8 years, 5 months ago

vinividici, that's all politics is about on this forum. Snide name calling by some individuals. BUT then again, isn't that what politics is? I certainly have heard politicians calling each other names, snide name calling, and even complaining about the other's political goals. Do you not watch TV during the campaigns?

And if you don't like what is on the forum, then don't read and criticize.

jayhawklawrence 8 years, 5 months ago

I had to take an aptitude test before I was hired in my job.

After watching the rise of Sarah Palin, I am more convinced than ever that this should be mandatory for anyone seeking high office.

The results should be made public.

The job is just too important and we are too easily swayed by political pied pipers with slick speech writers.

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