Weekly Standard’s Continetti Writing Bio of Sarah Palin

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Monday, June 08, 2009 at 2:32 pm

The still-not-30 Weekly Standard editor Matthew Continetti, who penned a book about Jack Abramoff in 2006, is working on a campaign biography of Alaska’s governor tentatively titled “The Persecution of Sarah Palin.” According to WritersReps, it will be “a defense of the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate who became an inspirational sensation for her party, only to be unfairly demonized by the media, the Democrats, and her own campaign.”

News of the book, which will be published by Penguin Sentinel, came out in the trade publications back in March, and the author told me today that he’s been working on it since January. The book is scheduled for a 2010 release.

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amadmatta
Comment posted June 8, 2009 @ 11:51 am

I am surprised regnery is not the publisher of choice! What lies will he be selling to try and cover for the ignorance of that woman?


Duvall
Comment posted June 8, 2009 @ 11:51 am

So – a comedy, then?


charles pierce
Comment posted June 8, 2009 @ 12:38 pm

Penguin Sentinel is Matalin's imprint, no?


g
Comment posted June 8, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

Despite their obvious pro-Palin bias, I think this might be doing her a disservice. If she wants to be a serious national candidate, it doesn't help to have herself portrayed as a victim who complains about people being mean to her. That image is at odds with a Presidential image.

Plus, it'd be hilarious seeing how they try to present the Couric interview. The only way Palin would come out looking less than stupid is if they did it without using any actual quotes.


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Randa Hijab
Comment posted June 8, 2009 @ 6:49 pm

Sarah Palin takes advantage of every possible opportunity to speak of her perceived victimization/persecution. An entire book? Not necessary, but I agree with “g” that it will most likely backfire.


JimTreacher
Comment posted June 8, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

“If she wants to be a serious national candidate, it doesn't help to have herself portrayed as a victim who complains about people being mean to her. That image is at odds with a Presidential image.”

Obama.


KarenJ
Comment posted June 8, 2009 @ 8:16 pm

That ought to make John Ziegler a little irritated. I'm sure he thought of himself as the only one worthy of telling The Sarah Palin Story.


CranialRectalLoopback
Comment posted June 9, 2009 @ 5:35 am

Yes. Those who are famous for being famous but are stoopid and hypocritical should absolutely be “persecuted”. In her case, prosecuted. And let's be honest, if she looked like Janet Reno, we wouldn't be having this discussion. She is candy for the eye and poison for the brain.


g
Comment posted June 9, 2009 @ 7:16 am

Excuse me? How is Obama portrayed as a victim, complaining about people being mean to him?

Cite examples, please.


JimTreacher
Comment posted June 9, 2009 @ 9:08 am

You're kidding, right?


JimTreacher
Comment posted June 9, 2009 @ 9:50 am

You really don't think Obama plays the victim. That's amazing.


Hogarth
Comment posted June 9, 2009 @ 10:10 am

Most of these comments display the typical Democrat tactic: “I disagree with his/her politics, so he/she is ignorant/stupid.”

I often wonder what qualifies these commenters to make judgements like that. Is it their amply demonstrated superior IQs, their own post-graduate degrees, or their stellar advancement through the ranks to leadership positions? My dog is at least equally qualified to make such a judgment and he's still in awe of my ability to turn night into day and summon forth water upon demand.

I'm forced, therefore, to decide that it is really none of the above. Rather, I suspect that they simply haven't got the native intelligence to provide anything more than an autonomic visceral reaction to someone they see as a threat. Ooh, Sarah Palin! Bark bark bark!!

Seriously, didn't you people learn your lesson when you tried to foist the idea of John Kerry, Boy Genius down our throats only to find that his academic performance was worse than Bush's? And don't get me started on the whole “War Hero” thing.

Haven't you yet seen the obvious incompetence in your New Messiah? You accuse Bush of shredding the Constitution, but couldn't care less about a far more massive Executive overreach happening right before your glassy-eyed stares. Oooh, CHANGE! Oh, and HOPE!

Do you ever ask yourself what favors were done to the “Presidential Image” when your Democratic candidate for POTUS ran directly against the Republican candidate for VICE President, and paled in intelligence, experience, and leadership ability in comparison?

Do I even need to mention Joe Biden?


Ella
Comment posted June 9, 2009 @ 11:20 am

Of course g's not kidding! I mean, sure, Obama is routinely assailed because he doesn't look like other presidents and his middle name is exotic and, um, he's biracial and he's all about HOPE and CHANGE and the GOP is all about the DEPRESSION and SAMENESS. But when he points out how much he is persecuted, it's not playing the victim; it's showing how shallow and uncool his persecutors are and how they're just trying TO DISTRACT PEOPLE FROM THE ISSUES!!!111!!!!eleventy!!!

And, he's, like teh awesome kewl who carea about the issues, whereas Palin is a snowbilly whiner. Can't you see that?


Ella
Comment posted June 9, 2009 @ 11:25 am

It's like how Palin's looks are a detriment. See, with her, she's only a pretty face.

With Obama and Michelle, their looks exemplify youth and vitality, a transformative beauty that warms souls and will change the world.

But Pretty Palin is not to be taken seriously, because she's a woman. And she's only famous for being a famous. I mean, what is she? Governor of a large, economically and strategically vital state? If it weren't for those pagaent pictures, we wouldn't even be talking about her. And, for that, she should be prosecuted, because she is nothing but an object and objectifying women is wrong and sets back the feminist movement.


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dnrblog
Comment posted June 9, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

G said “cite examples,” which, if you're the Jim Treacher I know, means you're going to flounce off and snark about it on twitter, because if you had to provide any actual examples, others would easily rebut them. Much better to run away to your echo chamber.


JimTreacher
Comment posted June 9, 2009 @ 3:25 pm

Next, I'll fail to cite examples of rain falling down instead of up, before flouncing away and so forth.


General
Comment posted June 9, 2009 @ 7:22 pm

The MSM went berserk during the 2008. On both Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. They both took it pretty hard.


dnrblog
Comment posted June 9, 2009 @ 9:54 pm

G said “cite examples,” which, if you're the Jim Treacher I know, means you're going to flounce off and snark about it on twitter, because if you had to provide any actual examples, others would easily rebut them. Much better to run away to your echo chamber.


JimTreacher
Comment posted June 9, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

Next, I'll fail to cite examples of rain falling down instead of up, before flouncing away and so forth.


General
Comment posted June 10, 2009 @ 2:22 am

The MSM went berserk during the 2008. On both Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. They both took it pretty hard.


Nancy
Comment posted July 10, 2009 @ 6:52 pm

… But when he points out how much he is persecuted…

For instance?


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JoeMommaSan
Comment posted July 11, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

This may be the first book in history to hit the remainder table before it's even published.


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