Rapping Sarah Palin

N. and I spent the entire day today doing immigration-related things. One of them was getting our passport-size photos done at Walmart. This always takes forever because the pictures come out wrong and you have to redo them. And then they still come out wrong.

So to pass the time, we picked up Sarah Palin’s autobiography Going Rogue. Within twenty seconds we were rolling on the floor with laughter. I’ll just share a couple of quotes with you and you’ll see what I mean.

What are you trying to do, slay the golden goose? But when the boom went bust, the golden goose still ruled the roost.

Just try rapping this passage and you’ll see why it’s absolutely priceless. And if you think this is an isolated sentence, think again. The entire book is exactly like this. Every single sentence has at least one hackneyed ancient cliche. Most sentences have three or four of them.

Of course, when I got to the following statement, I realized that this book had been ghost-written by somebody who simply hated Sarah Palin and wanted to sabotage her:

My BlackBerry vibrated me back to work.

I imagined saying something like this in class tomorrow and it became clear to me that the person who wrote this had some personal grudge against poor Palin.

4 thoughts on “Rapping Sarah Palin”

  1. If I were to ghost write Sara Palin’s book, I certainly wouldn’t be able to resist the urge to put a load of bullshit in there. But then again, one could just quote her directly in order to get a load of bullshit on a page.


  2. If only she (or her PR team) had asked me to ghostwrite it. I would have churned out an epic political personal mythology rivalling that of Romulus and Remus or Alexander the Great, then run it through ten different languages on Babel Fish before putting it back into English and sending it to the publisher. It would have been a masterpiece. Or possibly, very similar to what you saw in the real thing.


    1. No, a good writer can’t fake being a bad one just like a bad writer can’t pretend to be good. 🙂

      Just imagine how much this ghost-writer got paid for this. Who knows, though, maybe this is the kind of writing Palin’s followers respond to.


  3. I know of someone who may have read the book or listened to it on tape. I haven’t really inquired about it much, since if I was interested I could easily peruse the book myself. This person (she) also went to see her in person as well. They don’t like how the Left (far left) persecutes her and the strange fixation they have with her uterus, etc. They dislike the hatred and the sexist attacks which you wrote about in a previous post.

    I must say that I find the extreme reactions towards her more compelling than reading her book, but not for the reasons some of these people would probably want to hear. The more someone screams about her and the more negative it tends to sound–that fuels curiosity and interests me in digging deeper and usually in the opposite direction of where they are trying to influence me. I’m just that way. I always have to ask what drives their behaviors and all I can say is it must be fear. It certainly is very dramatic.

    The ghost writer was either an over-paid hack or someone who had a personal grudge.


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