Some random thoughts. The New York Post says that Sarah Palin is not selling well on the lecture circuit. Maybe it’s her six-figure fee. But I’m not counting her out. Anyone who thinks she can’t fill a hall and rock a crowd is underestimating her and the Post will be proved wrong.

Her book is already a best seller. I’m more skeptical of that. Bookstores are stocking up, but when you check out the NYT best seller list, look for that little thingy that indicates bulk orders. One way to get to the top is to buy truckloads of your own book.

Ever hear of Aimee Semple McPherson? She was a player too–sexy, religious and patriotic. She founded the first megachurch and got very rich before she ran off the rails. It’s a hazard of being a mavericky rogue.

What is This–True Confessions?

Is this a dig at her former running mate?

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sarah Palin’s much-anticipated memoir now has a title and a new release date, two advisers to the former Alaska governor confirmed to CNN on Monday.

The former Alaska governor’s book will be called “Going Rogue: An American Life” — referring to anonymous criticism directed at Palin by aides to Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain of Arizona during the final days of last year’s presidential race.

Or is it inadvertently revealing?

rogue (rg)
1. An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.
2. One who is playfully mischievous; a scamp.
3. A wandering beggar; a vagrant.
4. A vicious and solitary animal, especially an elephant that has separated itself from its herd.
5. An organism, especially a plant, that shows an undesirable variation from a standard.
1. Vicious and solitary. Used of an animal, especially an elephant.
2. Large, destructive, and anomalous or unpredictable: a rogue wave; a rogue tornado.
3. Operating outside normal or desirable controls: “How could a single rogue trader bring down an otherwise profitable and well-regarded institution?” (Saul Hansell).

Or maybe the pit bull has changed species…

Rogue elephant is a term for a lone, violently aggressive wild elephant.

Or maybe ‘Quitter’ lacked panache.

Update: there must be good rogues and bad rogues. Mudflats reports on how the label was thrown around by Palin herself, and not in a nice way.

Another Update: Todd Palin has quit one of his jobs in order to spend more time with his family. I can totally understand that. I work two jobs and it really cuts into the family time, not to mention the blogging time. Good luck Todd. Keep it honest.

Just for a Laugh– here’s Pat Buchanan telling Todd what he should do to Levi Johnston. I’d like to see Pat say that to Levi’s face.