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The paperback. Pub Date: 2010 Pages: 96 in Publisher: Mariner Books I do not know the if I should is Buenos Aires or Bonjour. or ... this is such a melting pot. This is so beautiful I love this withdiversity. Yeah. There were a whole bunch of guys named Tony in the photo line. I know that. We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada. And I think now. isn't that ironic Sometimes she makes perfect sense . Sometimes she channels something deeper than sense. And sometimes she turns a phrase that is destined for immortality. Sarah Palin is not just the most controversial and significant non-office holder in America. she is a font of accidental wit and wisdom. Her truthy public statements-tweeted or spoken. planned or spontaneous-areendlessly entertaining to fans and foes alike. Jacob Weisberg. whose career as a curator of George W. Bushisms was made fa...

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59 of 71 people found the following review helpful
Exuberant Incoherence 15 Aug. 2010
By James Hiller - Published on
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So, after reading this collection of ex-governor and one time lipschticked VP nominee Sarah Palin's most infamous, insane quotes, I began to wonder how the conservative base will attack this tome of idiocy.

One could imagine the argument that many of her quotes "are taken out of context", or the result of "liberal media" or "gotcha politics". But the fact of the matter is, these are actually things she said, context or not, many of them word for word, and many of them just not making much sense.

The author, more like the collector, Jacob Weisberg, is admittedly no Sarah Palin admirer, other than admiring her lack of command of issues as well as the English language. In his introduction, he talks briefly about his journey with the grammatical mishaps of then President George W. Bush, and then compares them, rather hilariously, to those of Ms. Palin, which are in a different league all together.

While I don't pay too much attention to her blathering, I found many of her statements to be head scratching moments of total incomprehensible gibberish. Case in point:

"I didn't really had a good answer, as so often -- is me."

What the heck does that mean anyway?

Look, I know Palin is adored by a segment of our country's population. I know people adore her, and think she's the living end. I also know that should anyone want to follow me around for 24/7 and write down everything I say, some gibberish of what would spill out of my mouth would sound something like Ms. Palin's comment above. Yet, I don't have the Tea Party paying me $100,000 to speak at their events. I don't go around promoting myself as a the conservative ... well, however she classifies herself.

This book, and her comments, are hilarious, odd, and somewhat off-putting. By this book, and throw it on your coffee table the next time you have a party. It will be the source of many jokes and much entertainment for the entire evening.
46 of 58 people found the following review helpful
Give Yourself a Gift of Laughter 16 Aug. 2010
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This little book is so hilarious that it will keep you laughing until your stomach muscles hurt. And it is a small book, but you have to remember that Sarah Palin only became a household name two short years ago. There is no doubt in my mind that there are many sequels to this book that will be published in the years to come.

Whatever you think about Palin's political beliefs, you've got to admit that she has a huge personality. In this day and age, to be a successful politician, you have to be an entertainer and a relatable character first and foremost. Gone are the times when we expected our leaders to be well-versed in history, geography, foreign relations, constitutional law, and boring stuff like that. Today, people vote for whomever they would like to invite for a beer, no matter how many silly things that person can spew per minute. Of course, economically and politically this approach to selecting our leaders leads us into one disaster after another. But the upside is that we will never be bored while politicians like Sarah Palin are around.

In this book, you will find your favorite "Palinisms", as well as some that might have escaped your notice. The sources from which these Palinisms have been gathered are Palin's public speeches, newspaper and TV interviewes (including the most famous ones), and Palin's hilarious autobiography Going Rogue: An American Life.

The format of the book is perfectly suited for the Kindle. The photos have a very high quality. The quotes are organized in a very convenient way. Since Kindle 2 gives me an opportunity to share my favorite quotes on Twitter and Facebook, my friends can expect a barrage of hilarious quotes from me in the coming day.
Sarah Palin at her best 6 Mar. 2013
By Jean-Paul A. HELDT - Published on
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Although Sarah has been in the national news only for a season as John McCain's running mate in the summer of 2008, Sarah will remain in collective memory of Americans of any stripe for her vitality, humorous repartees, and sayings, both good and bad. Few people can remain neutral and undetached about Sarah PALIN. Americans either love Sarah, or the hate Sarah, but this polarizing does not seem to bother the former governor from Alaska. She knows who she is, and if you don't like he, that's too bad. Go and find someone else to lavish your praise upon.
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Could be Better 14 Dec. 2010
By avalon - Published on
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The book is a nice collection of her mind boggling comments! What strikes me is how she continues to flaunt ignorance as the gold standard to being a leader! The sad part though is she still seems to have a rabid fan following. The books gives you a good glimpse of that ignorance - but I do wish they had limited their quotes from her appearances at the Wasilla Assembly of God Church - those were quite irrelevant! I did like the section on her tweets....they are just ignorant...but I guess that is what makes her so special!
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Frightening! 22 Sept. 2010
By pilose - Published on
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The books came and were given as birthday gifts. The recipients gagged and hoped they were gags. Apparently they're not.
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