Instructive, I say, because it’s an incredibly positive review written by a diarist at RedState. While I’ve posted the key excerpt below, I found it rather … strange … that a Conservative who’d formed such a negative view of Sarah Palin, who didn’t think much of her accomplishments, hadn’t so much as bothered to read Going Rogue, her autobiography.
Sure, not every Conservative has time to read every political memoir out there, some people don’t like to read, yadayadayada … but seriously? If a Conservative has read Going Rogue and still doesn’t like Palin, there’s not much left to be done, I suppose – fair’s, fair. But to have a low opinion of the single-most important Conservative political figure of the Age of Fred-6 while she’s taken more slings, more arrows, more slander and more heat than the rest of the lot combined without bothering to even read her book?
Maybe that’s the problem with Conservatives and Palin – so many like to think themselves fair and open-minded and will yodel inanities about Fred-6’s intelligence and eloquence, but they won’t even give on of the few politicians who hasn’t sold us out the benefit of the doubt or, for that matter, a fair hearing. Whatever, at least the Howe was honest about where he was coming from and offers a mea culpa of sorts – most Palin-dislikers wouldn’t even go that far:
But what had me and my wife blown away by the time it was over, was the avalanche of information and perspectives that had been hidden from us over the years. As I would like for you to listen to my interview with Steve, I will not get into the substance of what caused the change. I want you to hear it for yourself.
I pride myself on my ability to know when something is baloney, almost instinctively. On Sarah Palin, I was so incredibly hoodwinked that the one word that my wife and I agreed described how we felt after watching it, was shame. Yes of course invigoration, satisfaction and all the other things you experience when watching a good film, but about how we had handled our vetting of Mrs. Palin, shame was the word that best described it.
Shame for not bothering to look up her record. Shame for not reading her story. Shame for turning the channel when she came on the tv. Shame for not listening to people that we had a great deal of respect for like Andrew Breitbart, Tammy Bruce, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.
via Palin. | RedState.