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Published:October 26th, 2009 16:04 EST

Forget Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue", Buy The Nation's "Going Rouge"

By Robert Paul Reyes

"When Sarah Palin`s big-bucks memoir "Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin" comes out Nov. 17, there`ll be another book about her hitting the stores the same day: "Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, an American Nightmare."

The `Rouge` book, with a similar name and cover, will be put out by a new company, OR Books, says Publisher`s Marketplace, which says it will be composed of "essays assembled by Nation editors Richard Kim and Betsy Reed."

Joe Kimball/MinnPost.Com

I have little faith in the common sense and intelligence of most Americans, and I have no doubt that Palin`s memoir (penned by a ghostwriter) will sell very well. I will be one of those in the minority who will purchase "Going Rouge" instead of "Going Rogue."

Sarah Palin exemplifies the superficiality and vanity of American pop culture. A wink, designer glasses, homespun "wisdom", a fancy wardrobe, a penchant for spitting out photogenic children, a handsome spouse, and a little rouge has taken Palin to the heights of political power.

A collection of rejected Penthouse Forum letters would be more edifying than Palin`s book. Shame on those who buy Palin`s book, may there children grow up to be as enlightened and intelligent as their idol.

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