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Published:October 21st, 2009 13:14 EST
Sarah Palin To Go Rogue On The Oprah Winfrey Show

Sarah Palin To Go Rogue On The Oprah Winfrey Show

By Robert Paul Reyes


"Former Alaska governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on November 16th - one day before the release of her memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life."

The interview will mark the first meeting between Palin and Winfrey, who campaigned for Barack Obama during the presidential campaign. She had never previously endorsed a candidate.

There is perhaps no better platform than Winfrey`s show to drum up sales for a book: Her "Book Club" has consistently driven books to the bestseller list." Read More

First of all let`s dispense with the fiction that Sarah Palin wrote a memoir, any praise or criticism for "Going Rogue" belongs to the ghostwriter Lynn Vincent. Palin can barely compose a 140 character tweet, nevermind write an autobiography in just a few months.

I don`t think anyone would dispute that Palin isn`t much of a writer, but she`s also not a prolific reader. During the presidential campaign when Palin was interviewed by Katie Couric she couldn`t name a magazine or a newspaper that she read on a regular basis. I wonder if the former governor of Alaska has read her own memoir?

Appearing on Oprah Winfrey was a no-brainer for Palin, any book that Oprah promotes on her book club becomes a bestseller. Oprah could turn a book written by a dyslectic kindergartner into a bestseller.

Shame on Oprah for inviting an illiterate and non-entity like Palin to appear on her show. The only way that Oprah can redeem herself is by being as tough on her as she was on James Frey. (The guy who wrote the fake memoir.)