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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Quotable Rogue: The Ideals of Sarah Palin In Her Own Words edited by Matt Lewis

Sarah Palin, without the filter

Sarah Palin
There is no one, and I mean no one that generates as much energy and as much anger in American politics as Alaska's former governor Sarah Palin. In The Quotable Rogue: The Ideals of Sarah Palin In Her Own Words Matt Lewis has collected a number of Palin's quotes on a variety of topics from her speeches and interviews over the last 5 or 6 years. He has organized them into broad 32 categories ranging from abortion to Barack Obama to Gun Control to Tina Fey. He also has a category of quotes from others about Sarah Palin.

I was interested in this book because so much of what I hear about Sarah Palin is filtered through the opinions of columnists or edited heavily for TV or radio. This book is just Sarah's comment with a brief note about where and when it was said or written. That's it - no spin one way or the other.

Being that it is a book of quotes, it really can only be judged on the quality of the quotes - did they clarify Sarah Palin's point of view and were they interesting? Yes, on both counts. I picked this book up and ended up quickly reading it while in the middle of another book.

I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.

Reviewed on July 13, 2011.

I received this book for free as part of Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze program in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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