Will Sarah Palin Ever Run Out of Scapegoats?

By Adele

Short answer? No. And Oprah Winfrey walked on eggs trying not to become the next one. Sarah Palin’s book, Going Rogue, began polluting bookstores yesterday, blaming everybody for everything. Now she’s whining to Rush LimpPaw, Barbara Walters, and anybody else who can listen to her with a straight face.

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Oprah seemed unusually subdued for most of their chat, carefully lobbing softball questions as if she’d been ordered, “Don’t try to make Sarah ad lib an original thought or say anything she can’t readily quote from the book.”

Oprah did dare to replay the infamous clip of Katie Couric asking Palin about what she reads. Palin’s still oblivious to the fact that she’s the only one who detects malice or a hidden agenda — and she still can’t name a title.

New York Times book reviewer Michiko Kakutani has pegged Going Rogue as “part cagey spin, part earnest autobiography, part payback hit job,” and hinted that Palin’s co-author, Lynn Vincent, features editor of an evangelical magazine called World, did Palin no favors by not cleaning up nonsensical imagery like this sentence from the first paragraph:

“I breathed in an autumn bouquet that combined everything small-town America with rugged splashes of the Last Frontier.”

Oprah only seemed to thaw out when she got Palin to say Levi Johnston has an open invitation to Thanksgiving, right after she trashed him by claiming he aspires to a porn career because of his relatively modest Playgirl spread.

Speaking of trashing, Palin also did a number on John McCain’s key campaign staff, especially manager Steve Schmidt, who calls the book “total fiction.” McCain has only said he’s “disappointed.”

So the dimwit thinks she gets the last word by putting her delusions in print.

The Associated Press did some fact-checking and, not surprisingly, found Palin’s facts lacking.

I confess, like President Obama, I will probably never read Palin’s book because Karen won’t let me. But the buzz tells me if you’re looking for reasons Palin would make a good president, they aren’t in Going Rogue.


16 Responses to Will Sarah Palin Ever Run Out of Scapegoats?

  1. FanGuy says:

    It’s always good to blog and complain about the contents of a book you admit you have not, and never will, read. Solid.

    For the record, I don’t like Palin. I don’t like Obama. I don’t like the New York Times. I don’t like Rush Limbaugh. I don’t like Barbara Walters. I don’t like others telling me what to think.

    I’ve got no problem with Oprah.

    Think for yourself!

  2. Dale says:

    When you die alone in your house, after having accomplished nothing with your life because you’re too busy complaining, your cats are going to eat your eyes first.

  3. catsworking says:

    FanGuy, I can’t dispute your point about not reading her book. It would seem unfair to criticize, but… Watching her on Oprah saying NOT ONE original word (except the bit about Levi). Skimming the transcript of her interview with LimpPaw, where he quotes facts and statistics while she spouts nothing but empty platitudes. If her book had any real merit, it would have been reported by somebody by now. SHE’S having a chance to showcase her towering intellect in all the interviews she’s doing.

    But as always, we get nothing. Just the same old empty-headed Sarah, reciting whatever she remembers from McCain’s campaign playbook. Just seeing her trying to promote the book, I don’t have to read it to know she made trees die for nothing.

    Before the Virginia governor’s election, Palin made some robo-calls (fortunately, not here), not to endorse any candidate, but to tell Virginia voters to vote for “Sarah Palin values.”

    WTH? She inserts herself into OUR election only to promote HERSELF? Who DOES that?

  4. catsworking says:

    Dale, no one can top you for class. Thank you for the lovely sentiment. And to think, you’re local! How lucky does that make us?

    If you don’t enjoy reading Cats Working, you’re cordially invited not to return. It’s a big blogosphere. Surely you can find the sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows you’re looking for elsewhere.

  5. Adele says:

    Oooh Dale what a creepy image. It’s a free country, and I believe in the first amendment, but I’m sure you can find yourself another blog you’ll be happier with.

    Adele, do you have a library card? I believe that we shouldn’t pay for Palin’s book, but I’d love to have someone skim it, and it ain’t gonna be me. Think you could do it without serious indigestion? Joan Walsh of Salon said that she already has Palin fatigue and referred to the Oprah interview as a softball game. I’d love to know where the book sells best, so that we could have a demographic profile of the readers. I think we have to remember that elitism has bitten the progressives in the ass before — during the ’60’s the antiwar movement was initially much too college based, and the backlash gave us Nixon.

  6. Zappa says:

    have you everheard of a cat eating Human eyeballs? It makes my fur shudder!Why even waste your library card checking out Sarah Palin’s book? Just follow her on Twitter.The daily furballs that she gacks up are more truthful than what other people write for her.


  7. catsworking says:

    Adele, I don’t have a library card, but Karen does, although she’d probably be embarrassed to be seen checking out the book, and the waiting list will probably be a mile long. We live in red territory.

    I did bring it up to her that I really “should” at least skim the book (OK, kitty curiosity has got the best of me), and she said if she can find it used somewhere, which shouldn’t take long, she might let me have it. That way, she won’t be contributing royalties because they’ve already been paid by the original owner.

    I’m still wondering why Dale thinks we’d try to eat Karen’s eyes… He/she must be a dog person.

  8. catsworking says:

    Zappa, you are right. Palin has been spewing such a non-stop stream of blather since she became a private citizen, it’s a wonder there’s anybody left who thinks she’s qualified to give manicures, let alone run for president, but you can never underestimate the dumbness of fat-cat Republicans.

    Check out her latest Rasmussen poll numbers:

    But they do make a good point. She’s got 3 years to shoot herself in both feet and ’em in her mouth. At the rate she’s going in her zeal to become a media darling while lacking any knowledge on every substantive issue, I think she’ll be the GOP’s biggest embarrassment by 2012.

  9. Bob says:

    Golly Shucks…. Geeze I just don’t know bout ya all what do ya know.

    Just when I thought Canadian politics were goofy, that cold wind from the north blows in and takes over the airwaves.

    Maybe we should all name the books and papers we read, so Sarah dosen’t feel so all alone don’t ya know.

    You think I could get on Oprah for that???


  10. catsworking says:

    Bob, it gets even better. Apparently, Fox “news” is running footage of old campaign rallies and claiming they are crowds lined up for Palin’s book:


    Reporters talked to some of the rubes waiting in line somewhere, and one idiot said, “I think Palin would make a great president, but I’d rather see her have a talk show.”

    And Palin’s got “rules” for her signings. No more than 2 books per person, and no personalization allowed. I guess she’s afraid she won’t be able to spell names without her co-author.

    We’ve been seeing bits and pieces of her various interviews all over the tube, and she never fails to bore. Everybody’s afraid to ask her questions she can’t answer (which is most of them), so she’s just repeating campaign rhetoric and garbage from the book.

  11. MorganLF says:

    Why do Pro Palin douche bags want to come here and pick a fight? Haven’t they got enough other outlets to vent their tiny brained comments? Don’t they know we can wipe the floor with them?

    EVERYONE knows she’s stoooopid and a bore and an embarrassment. For that reason alone, all the stoooopids who voted for the other great thinker Dubya adore her. Because they are stupid too.

    Cerebral smart cats are “elitist”. She cost the Republicans the election and for that I’ll be eternally grateful, and no I’m not going to read a book “written” by Pentecostal crazy who talks about values more than policy.

    Values? Oh you mean like letting your 16 year old daughter f around and get knocked up right under your nose? Or do you mean like grabbing fame with two fists while ignoring the rest of your children, especially the newborn with special needs?

  12. catsworking says:

    Morgan, Cats Working is greatly in the minority when it comes to liberal blogs generated from Richmond. Red isn’t just for necks around here.

    With Palin lovers (and W lovers, for that matter) facts are irrelevant. No logic can sway them. They apparently learned NOTHING from having an idiot in the White House for 8 years, getting us into 2 wars and setting the country up for deep recession and high unemployment.

    And now those who didn’t learn from history (i.e., 2000-2008) are doomed to repeat it. They’d love another nitwit (Palin) in the White House.

    Just watching her childish handling of Levi Johnston, can you imagine her dealing one-on-one with people like Sarkozy, Netanyahu, Putin, and Ahmadinejad? I’m picturing thumbs in ears, tongue out, and a bunch of, “Nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah nyah!”

    Instead of running for office, I’d love to see her get a talk show because then at least we’d know where she is every day and we’d be able to turn her off. I have no doubt that Palin entertains delusions of becoming the next Queen of Daytime TV and a billionaire, now that Oprah is hanging it up. When Oprah asked Palin about a talk show, Palin actually blushed, so you know Oprah hit a nerve.

    Spouting off to a rapt audience with no reporters asking her pesky questions, Palin probably thinks she can single-handedly brainwash America back 150 years.

  13. MorganLF says:

    Speaking of empty headed childish taunts she said: “Levi now goes by Ricky Hollywood”.

    Such pithy clarity, what snark, what wit, how does she do it?

  14. catsworking says:

    Morgan, Palin was in Roanoke, VA, (Western part of the state) over the weekend and they say her signing drew 1,000 people. She wasn’t near Richmond, but I still feel slimed.

  15. Joanaroo says:

    Hi All! Karen, I know how you feel when you get comments like Dale’s. When I comment as a straight supporter of gay rights on one popular site, the slimeballs come oozing under the door until the administrator has had it and boots the trolls off. For a country that claims to be so religious in nature, you sure find some mean S.O.B.s who hate everyone not exactly like them.

  16. catsworking says:

    Joanaroo, I had forgotten all about that comment from Dale. Had to go back and look it up. The Internet is the new Wild West, with anonymous gunslingers out there looking to shoot down anybody they can. (Take notes, Sarah Palin. That was correct use of metaphor.)

    Occasionally I get a comment that’s so utterly disgusting I just delete it, but usually I let them have their say so they can get their cheap thrill revealing to the world what sick puppies they are.

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