Saturday, May 22, 2010

Going Rogue by Sarah Palin

Going Rogue

Sarah Palin

I have waited so long to read this book by Sarah Palin. I was not disappointed! This book is straightforward, funny, enlightening and inspiring. Hard to believe you could get all that from a politician!! One quote from the book that defines what this book is about is: “Sometimes life throws you a curveball, but how thankful we should be that life is never boring. Sometimes surprising challenges pop up; then we see what we’re made of as we make choices about how to react to the circumstances.”
This book follows Sarah Palin’s journey from growing up in Alaska to the Presidential campaign trail with John McCain. You find out about her love of Alaska, her loyalty to America and why she is the way she is. It was very interesting to find out where she got her kids’ names from. I enjoyed learning how she trimmed the budget when she became governor of Alaska. I would love for her to become President and see what she could do to the national debt! She went against all normal guidelines for politicians and turned things around for her state. Her work and family issues helped shape her into the person she is today.
On the Presidential campaign trail, she goes into detail of what she faced and how she faced it. Most of her family traveled with her. Her oldest son, Track, was in the army at this time and wasn’t with her. Her husband, Todd, was very supportive. This book gave an in depth look at life on the campaign trail. From the many cities they traveled to, to the many different people they met along the way. It was very grueling, but she found many highlights along the way.
After finding out they lost the election, she went back to Alaska. This book also details all the ethics violations that were thrown her way when she got back home, and all the other difficulties that she had to deal with. I don’t think she wanted to resign being governor of Alaska, however, she has left it in God’s hands and looks forward to what will happen next.
Going Rogue is very open and straightforward. If you have any questions about Sarah Palin, they are answered in this book. One surprising facet of this book is her faith in God. It is inspiring to hear her talk of her faith in God and how He helped her through the things she had to deal with. She had to rely on him when she fought the oil companies and again when her son Trig was born with Down’s syndrome. This book is very inspirational and has left me with a feeling that I can accomplish anything I set out to do. For a great read pick up Sarah Palin’s book, Going Rogue, today

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