Sarah Palin; Heaven’s Gift to Lazy Bloggers

By “lazy bloggers,” I do not mean the pure and powerful blogosphere voices like Shannyn Moore or AK Muckraker aka Jeanne Devon of; or the guy who writes the Immoral Minority. These tireless and courageous bloggers introduced America to all facets of the then-unknown VP nominee and they still provide a fascinating window into the politics of our northernmost state.

No, I mean people like me.

All the blogger experts say you should post at least twice a week if you want people to come read your stuff. The people who talk about using a blog as a marketing tool say three times. So here’s me; sometimes I think I have stuff to say, or things are going on, and twice a week is not a big deal. And there are these other, long stretches. . . I get home from work, and I should work on a blog post, but I want to finish We’ve Always Lived in the Castle, or I want to watch The Rachel Maddow Show, or I need to go for a walk, or wash dishes,and of course what I really should be doing is working on novel revision.

Fortunately, God, or the universe (take your pick) has seen fit to pity the imaginatively bankrupt souls such as myself, and has gifted us with Sarah Palin. Really, all I have to do is copy and paste. I don’t even have to write anything. It’s like magic.

Here’s today’s quote of the week. For some (writers) this will be funnier than for others.

And unless no one thinks I see the irony of posting a Palin quote while I’m mocking her for using a ghostwriter, yes, I do. I do indeed.

Emphasis added.

“Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate, has finished her memoir just four months after the book deal was announced, and the release date has been moved up from the spring to Nov. 17, her publisher said.

Governor Palin has been unbelievably conscientious and hands-on at every stage, investing herself deeply and passionately in this project,” said Jonathan Burnham, publisher of Harper. “It’s her words, her life, and it’s all there in full and fascinating detail.”

Palin’s book, her first, will be 400 pages, said Burnham, who called the fall “the best possible time for a major book of this kind.”

The book now has a title, one fitting for a public figure known for the unexpected – “Going Rogue: An American Life.”

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