Palin: Keep on Honking; I'm Reloading

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    Well done brand new article describing the revitalized Palin phenomenon...

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    Colleen O’Connor: Palin: ‘Keep on honking; I’m reloading’



    By Colleen O'Connor, SDNN


    I told you so.

    On July 6, I dubbed Sarah Palin’s resignation as Governor of Alaska, a “brilliant political move.”

    Willie Brown, the former Mayor of San Francisco, was one of the few liberals who agreed.

    Yes, it was about money, about going onto a larger stage than Alaska, and about keeping options open.

    But, it was also about pending traditional insider politics and the mainstream media that covers them. Thus far, Palin, once considered a sideshow in American politics, is drawing a more devoted constituency than the three-ring circus in Washington, D.C.

    Interest in her is so high that a fan recently paid $63,500 to have dinner with her, part of an Internet auction for a charity that aids wounded veterans.

    Initial Findings:

    Palin is a bigger ratings magnet now than before she resigned. Look at the various political websites. Whether it is to ridicule, revile, or admire her, no major outlet is without its attempted coverage of her.

    She has successfully banned the main stream media from her events and pushes past them with tweets, Twitter and Facebook entries. Who can forget the “death panel” phrase that knee-capped the current health care bills? Talk about a reduced carbon footprint.

    Heavy countable Palin “clicks” on the Internet sell ads — as do mentions of her name in newspapers and on TV — both old line media with declining audiences.

    What fun that must be for the media — counting on one’s nemesis to save you.

    Palin is Bankable
    Why so much attention to a “has been” Governor?

    Because Palin is that commodity that is so lacking in this economy. She is bankable.

    Or as Michael Falcone wrote on POLITICO, she remains the “hottest brand name in politics.”

    Currently, there are five different Palin action figure dolls. Her asking fee per speech competes with former heads of state. And her book is due out Nov. 17 – months earlier than previously estimated, and just in time for the heavy holiday book buying season. (Sorry eBook fans. That feature will be delayed until Dec. 26).

    About that book

    The initial book run is 1.5 million copies — enviable for any author. The reputed advance is $7 million, and it is already #1 on the Amazon bestseller list.

    The title: “Going Rogue: An American Life.” Already the sneak previews have begun.

    Of local interest, Palin spent several weeks in San Diego working on the manuscript with her collaborator, Lynn Vincent.

    Palin is almost without peer in the oxygen starved Republican Party. Granted that former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee, outpolled her in the conservative “straw poll” recently, and that former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney has logged more TV face time, but Palin still fascinates in ways few comprehend.



    http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2009-10-01/lifestyle/colleen-oconnor-palin-keep-on-honking-im-reloading
     
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    Book tour news coming soon...
     
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    Too bad for you Todd's still in the picture.
     
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    Todd is cool.
     
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    Awesome...he's into three ways? You are one lucky dude.
     
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    C'mon now.

    Keep it classy...
     
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    Why bother? Your drool is gumming up the internets.
     
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    Palins book is already a bestseller, word is its the fastest selling book in history, for non-fiction. I just heard that on the radio so I am not sure how accurate it is, i am going to pre-order three.
     
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    Go Sarah!

    Your party needs you......Please

    Sarah Palin .....republican candidate for 2012
     

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