FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
This was just too good to pass up.
It was announced this week that Sarah Palin's second book will be out this fall.
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The publisher says that among other things it will contain Ms. Palin's favorite literature and poetry.
Now if memory serves me correctly, back when she was destroying John McCain's chances to be president by doing those self-destructive interviews with Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News, Couric asked her what newspaper she read on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of current events:
Couric: And when it comes to establishing your worldview, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?
Palin: I've read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media.
Couric: What, specifically?
Palin: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years.
Couric: Can you name a few?
Palin: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too.
Now we are being asked to believe that a woman who couldn't name a newspaper she read while aspiring to the second highest office in the land has an appetite for literature and poetry.
Sarah Palin is making a naked grab for all the money she can get her hands on.
And that's fine... they all do it. That's why she quit in the middle of her term as governor of Alaska.
But stop playing us all for rubes who fell off the truck when the carnival went through town.
Here’s my question to you: What do you think is Sarah Palin’s favorite literature?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Abe Lincoln or P.T. Barnum. Whichever one said "You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time and…" That's as far as she got.
Tony in Rockville, Maryland writes:
I would guess that most of her information comes from the major public policy journals like People, Us, and InStyle. Possibly The National Enquirer also. As far as serious literature is concerned, I'm sure she probably has a copy of "My Pet Goat" on her bookshelf.
Robert in Valencia, California writes:
"Remembrance of Things Past" by Marcel Proust... pop-up edition.
Sarah Palin's favorite literature must be whatever the ghost writer puts on paper. She may be the darling of the Tea Party set, but I doubt that she has read anything since high school.
Reading her investment portfolio.
"The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The little-known Dr. Seuss classic, "Green Eggs and Moose".
Kenny in California writes:
"The Pitcher in the Rye."
Sarah Palin is an interesting study. I agree that she's really trying to make as much money as she can off her notoriety. As for her reading list, I seriously doubt that she reads anything other than talking points, which all seem to be clichés..."Get the government off our backs, drill baby drill, proud patriot," etc. I think a book about how Sarah Palin has gamed the system and hoodwinked the American public would be much more interesting than her own (supposed) works.
Ronda in Canastota, New York writes:
Oh no, Jack, not another Sarah Palin question. Stick to Michelle Obama. At least she brings a smile to your face and a twinkle to your eye... and she's literate, to boot.