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November 2, 2009

SWEETTALK

<h3>Sweet Talk: Palin's book seems clear – she's not going away</h3>

I hope that this is not taken for a political statement, because I have sworn off writing about politics out of respect for my husband’s feelings. The last presidential election separated us, politically speaking, and I don’t want to offend him. He is still the head of our house, you know.

The reason I am writing like this is because I have read all the non-fiction, including my favorite, Clive Cussler, which I have in my home, except for Sarah Palin’s book, which was loaned to me this past week. You will soon see why I mention “Going Rogue” in political terms.

To begin my critique, let me tell you that this is a very easy book to read. For the most part, it’s because I have already seen the content on television news, or have read it in the newspapers’ political commentaries. There is no “reading ahead” to find out what happens next, if you see what I mean. There are areas that raise a few transient questions, however. For instance, the names of her children are really unusual, and in regards to her sons’ names, rather bizarre. There is Track (son), Bristol, Willow and Piper (all girls), then Trig (infant son) and Tripp (grandson). Is that what you get when the parents’ names are so original as Sarah and Todd?

The most interesting part of the book deals with the history of her family (mother, father and siblings) moving to Alaska in 1964. Following that, her and Todd’s moving to the Matanuska Valley to start their own home interested me, because Colon and I planned to move to that area and homestead years before that. We were sidetracked (hey, that may be where the name came from … Sarah and Todd were side-Track-ed, too!) by starting a family sooner than we meant to. That, and Granny’s putting her foot down that “no great-grandchildren of mine are going to grow up in that god-forsaken, unsettled frontier!” caused us to remain in Texas.

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