Going Rogue = Avoiding Tough Questions


According to Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund, Palin's book, Going Rogue, "will describe Ms. Palin's frustration over her treatment by the staffers she inherited from the McCain campaign after her surprise pick as the GOP vice presidential nominee last year." Palin, who disastrously "went rogue" during an interview with Katie Couric and argued that her home state's proximity to Russia qualified as foreign policy experience, is apparently upset that the respect of veteran Republican pols and campaign staffers had to be earned.

According to Fund, Palin was irritated that campaign staffers were forcing her off the Fox plantation and—get this—forcing her to do interviews with hostile journalists:

Ms. Palin was booked on grueling interviews with hostile reporters while talk-show hosts such as Glenn Beck couldn't even get through to her aides. Mr. Beck tells me he was stunned when he picked up the phone one day just before the election to discover Sarah Palin was on the other end of the line. "She explained that she had been blocked from reaching her audience, so she was now 'going rogue' and booking her own interviews," Mr. Beck told me. "I was thrilled she had burst out of the cage they'd built for her and we were finally talking."

So let's get this straight: Palin believed that she needed to reach Glenn Beck's audience, her audience, lest they up and vote for President Obama, while independent voters—the ones who aren't regular Limbaugh listeners, those who want to see potential vice presidents subjected to "grueling interviews"—would be ignored.

HarperCollins is printing 1.5 million copies of Going Rogue for the pitiable members of her "audience."