November 27, 2009
At a Columbus, OH book signing last week where she appeared to promote her best-selling Going Rogue: An American Life book, Sarah Palin told Canadian comic Mary Walsh that “Canada needs to dismantle its public health-care system and allow private enterprise to get involved and turn a profit.” In her role as Marg Delahunty for her This Hour Has 22 Minutes TV show, Walsh initially had remarked: “We’re from Canada, and we’re just looking for a few words of encouragement for the Canadian conservatives who have worked so tirelessly to destroy the socialized medicare that we have.”
As Walsh was escorted out of Borders bookstore by four bodyguards, she says Palin remarked: “…keep the faith (something like that), and said we’re all trying for the same thing.” Walsh waited for Palin at the loading dock area where Palin’s bus was parked. When Palin approached, Walsh said: “Hey, remember us, we’re the Canadians! We came all the way here from Canada!…When we asked you that question, we didn’t hear your answer.” Palin then commented on her idea that Canadian public health care should be dismantled and privatized.
The cost of Palin’s tome has plummeted, from an initial price of about $29.00 to $14.50 on Amazon at present. Last week, it was offered on Hannity’s faux news show for about $5.00. A much more interesting read is Going Rogue: The Sarah Palin Rogue Coloring & Activity Book book by satirist Micheal Stinson and political cartoonist Julie Sigwart, at $8.64.
Political humorist Daniel Kurtzman calls Palin’s book Going Rogue: An American Laughingstock. TV host David Letterman has had some fun, commenting that “People in Alaska are looking forward to Sarah Palin’s memoir. They’re already calling it ‘The Book to Nowhere.’ ”
Letterman also aired Top Ten Sarah Palin Tips For Writing A Book. They are:
10. Close curtains so you don’t get distracted by Russia.
9. Increase vocabulary — use words like “slanket.”
8. First buy yourself 100-grand worth of writing outfits.
7. Don’t write a word until the check clears.
6. Limit yourself to one “you betcha” per chapter.
5. You can never have enough stories about ice fishing or killing things with your bare hands.
4. When in doubt, just type (wink).
3. Don’t let writing cut into attending “Fire Letterman” rallies.
2. Have a book translated for sale to European countries like London.
1. I’ll try to find ya some tips and I’ll bring ’em to ya!
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Photo credit: Julie Sigwart
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