Slowly reading Sarah Palin’s book amidst various obligations and amusements (taking a friend to Disneyland yesterday for her birthday), I’ve now completed slightly over half the book, just getting to the part where John McCain’s has announced the successful Alaska reformer as his running mate on the Republican ticket in 2008.
So far I haven’t found any of the whining and “victim-playing” that various left-wingers and Democrats say defines the book, well, that is, unless you count it as whining when a woman addresses inaccurate commentary in the press and sets the record straight by offering facts to contest critics’ allegations and accusations.
As I read her book, I am constantly scribbling notes in the margin (or attacking post-its or other stickies to the page) to identify passages where she so contests those allegations and otherwise discusses her record of bipartisan cooperation and reform. Given that the AP assigned 11 fact-checker to review this book, I’m assuming that if they didn’t mention a fact in their “fact-check” on the book, it checks out. I mean, the only “facts” the “news” service brings up are those they contest.
All this means is that there is a lot of information in this book which shows Sarah Palin’s real record as Governor, a record obscured by “journalists” oblivious to her accomplishments.