Sarah Palin, Going Rogue?

I haven’t read the book, but I’m intrigued by the title:  Sarah Palin, Going Rogue.  Intrigued, mystified, and a bit amused.
Does Palin know what it means to “go rogue?”  Did she bother to look up the word in a dictionary or a thesaurus?  Or was she so impressed by Tina Fey’s performance on Saturday Night Live she simply took the phrase and made it her own?

Going Rogue by Sarah PalinWhen Tina Fey aka Palin held up that T-shirt (Palin for President in 2012) and announced she was “going rogue,” I’m willing to bet Fey knew what the phrase meant.

I can’t say the same for Palin and her ghost-writer.

FYI, Sarah, the phrase “going rogue” is most often used to describe an elephant that has gone mad.  For some unknown reason, some genetic blip, some psychological defect, an elephant will separate from the herd and turn murderously violent.  He will attack villages, trample homes, pin down humans and gore them to death.

Rogue elephants have been known to block the way out of a village so they can rack up more killings.  They are a danger to anything in their path.  Normally, they are shot.

A dishonest, worthless person is called a rogue.  A deceiver, a pathological liar, a phony, a quick-change artist, a hypocrite, a scoundrel, is a rogue.

It seems fitting that the elephant is the symbol of the Republican party.  What Palin is doing is destroying what is left of the GOP.  She has gone into the villages of America, trumpeting wildly, skewering anyone who got in her path.  It’s hard to discern her motives, but I think she’s done it in the name of payback, a nice helping of revenge, and a great lust for money.

3 Responses to Sarah Palin, Going Rogue?

  1. Chris Svitek December 2, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

    Love this! Thank goodness some people still use dictionaries! How could she (and her ghost writer?) have used this title and NOT known the meaning of the word? Or maybe they didn’t care.

  2. Julia Audretch December 2, 2009 at 9:54 pm #

    Rita, as always, you are so insightful. I’ve always thought the saying: “I will is more important than IQ”, as a positive thing– but now I see in Sarah’s case it can be more destructive… 🙂

  3. Deborah Welty December 4, 2009 at 7:52 am #

    Bravo! This should be linked on her website

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