Daily Archives: April 28, 2011

Palin Publications Are A Poppin’

If you have not had your fill of all things Sarah Palin since she was unwisely selected as the Republican Vice Presidential nominee back in 2008, do not worry. In the very near future at least four Palin books will be released. Unfortunately for the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska, each of the books is likely to cast her in a negative and unflattering light. TheWeek.com describes each of the tomes as follows:

1. The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power, by Geoffrey Dunn
Dunn, a California-based writer and documentarian, says he was moved to write the book after hearing “troubling” stories from Alaskans about Palin’s life. Dunn focuses on her career in Alaska politics, placing it in the context of a corrupt political culture and the larger tradition of American populism and “demagoguery.” The first book in the queue, it is set for a May 10 release by publisher St. Martin’s Press.

2. Blind Allegiance, by Frank Bailey and Jeanne Devon
Bailey is a disgruntled former top aide to Palin, and Devon is the anti-Palin blogger behind The Mudflats. In a rough copy of the book that leaked online in February, Bailey quotes heavily from unflattering emails written by Palin. But while the book paints Palin as a vindictive, petty, self-obessed lightweight, it also spends lots of time on Alaska politics, potentially limiting its general appeal. After struggling to find a publisher, Bailey signed with Simon & Schuster earlier this month. Blind Allegiance comes out May 24.

3. The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by Joe McGinniss
McGinniss, an investigative journalist, infamously moved in next door to the Palins last summer while researching his book. McGinniss calls The Rogue a “startling and penetrating examination of the illusion and reality of Sarah Palin,” and he has “signaled that his book will focus on the mother of all Palin conspiracy theories,” says Kenneth Vogel at Politico: That Palin didn’t really give birth to her youngest child, Trig. McGinniss says that while he personally is “a Trignostic,” his research raised some interesting questions. “But my lips are sealed until September,” when Crown publishes the book, he teases.

4. Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs, by Levi Johnston
“Levi is going to talk about everybody, including Sarah Palin, and the rest of the family,” manager Tank Johnson tells Radar Online. That includes former fiancee Bristol Palin, the mother of their son. Published by Touchtsone, Johnston’s book will also include previously unreleased photos and stories of his intimate, rocky, suddenly public life with the Palins. Will it live up to expectations? “I did get to talk to Johnston off the record at one point,” notes Palin critic Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Beast. “I look forward to the book and hope he tells it exactly like it was.”

Lynnrockets looks forward to the release of all of these books, but one in particular has the potential to be the most damaging to Sarah Palin. Inasmuch as he was truly part of their inner circle, Levi Johnston may have been exposed to the juiciest details of the Palin Family Circus. It remains to be seen however, if he is willing to candidly spill the beans on his once-future wife and in-laws. Each of the Palins has said some pretty nasty things about Johnston. The ball is now in Levi’s court. Will he serve an ace? Let’s hope so.

Please take at a look at my WRKO Boston talk radio-based blog also, too. It can be found here: Kevin’s Blog-A Liberal Dose of Reality.

In honor of the troops, today’s song parody musically illustrates the intriguing Sarah Palin/Levi Johnston relationship. Remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with the parody.

The Ballad Of John And Yoko song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t3oaPNJieg


(Sung to the Beatles song “The Ballad of John and Yoko”)

Posing in a condo in New York,
Levi about to remove his pants
He now has a knack
To annoy SarahPAC
Yet most of them will still want to take a glance

Christ you know it ain’t easy,
You know how hard it can be,
To play second fiddle,
To the Caribou-Barbie.

Sarah claims that she is embarrassed
Really, she just envies his fame
Katie Couric did say,
“Is your head made of clay?”
“And can you point out some newspapers by name?”.

Christ you know it ain’t easy,
Those interviews on TV.
Reviews were not glowing
For the brain-dead Sarah P.

Levi’s camped-out in the Hollywood Hilton,
Media folks want him to speak
The newspapers said,
“What’s going on in your head?”
He said , “my book is gonna be a good read”

Christ you know Levi’s teasing,
His book will earn him a fee
And he loves annoying
His mother-in-law to be

Earning every penny for a rainy day,
Starring in his book is “Baby T”,
Know what Sarah said?
“Soon he will be dead!”
But then she will be haunted by his ghost – Think!

Maybe she’ll have Levi arrested.
Palin dignity in free-fall.
Young Bristol will claim,
“He’s stealing my fame,”
“He really has no talent at all”

Christ you know she’s so sleazy
She lies so effortlessly
But Levi is going,
To crucify Sarah P.

How did Mac choose Sarah to begin with?
She is just a political hack.
A dumb “hockey mom”,
That can’t think and chew gum.
Why didn’t he select “Joe Sixpack?”

Christ she makes us uneasy.
In Yiddish we say, “Oy Vey.”
We’d love to replace her
With our good friend, Tina Fey.
We’d love to replace her
With our good friend, Tina Fey.