Going Rogue: The Index

I'm sure by now we're all painfully (and I stress, painfully) aware of Sarah Palin's book; Going Rogue. I of course have yet to pick up a copy but it does seem that she kept with the title of the book in at least one way: She chose to not include an index for her book. What a maverick! Finding specific bits of info quickly is the sort of thing only socialists and fascists like to do anyway. However, luckily for the literate of all political persuasions, Slate magazine has gone through the trouble of creating an index for us all. And I'm of course nice enough to post it here. Enjoy:

Code:
Alaska
   autumn bouquet of, 1
   robin's egg sky of, 2
   superiority to Lower 48 of, 1-413

Baldwin, Alec
   preference for Stephen over, 314

Biden, Joe
   gaffes of, 278
   pre-debate stretching regimen of, 296
   accidental reference to as "Sen. O'Biden," 289

blinking, not, 198

Blitzer, Wolf
   approval of mother of, 351
   implicit disapproval of, 351

Builder, Tito the, 305

Bono, nondescript conversation with, 301

books and magazines, references to
   A Conflict of Vision, 385
   Animal Farm, 27
   Buck, Pearl S., 180
   Bible, the, 15
   cookbooks, 15
   Lewis, C.S., 27
   Nash, Ogden, 15
   National Geographic, 27
   Pearl, The, 27
   Ranger Rick, 27
   Reader's Digest, 15
   Seagull, Jonathan Livingston, 27
   Service, Robert, 15
   Sports Illustrated, 27
   Wonderful World of Oz, The, 16

cap and trade
   brilliant suggested renaming of as "Cap and Tax," 390
   characterization of as "environmentalist Ponzi scheme," 391

capital letters, unorthodox use of
   "Patriots," dedication page

Clinton, Hillary
   invitation to coffee with, 287
   whining of, 287

Community organizing, actual responsibility lackingness of, 65, 242

Couric, Katie
   "repetitive, biased questions" of, 271
   unfair editing of interview with, 273
   condescension of, 276
   things I could/should have said to, 274-5
   things I could have done instead of talking to, 279

crowds
   unexpected size of, 266
   insistence on lingering with, despite objections from campaign staffers, 268

debate, vice presidential
   poorness of preparation for, 281-85
   answers they made me give during, 281
   answers I wanted to give during, 282
   wink during, N/A

"Democrat," usage of as adjective, 155, 227

dialogue, implausibly recreated, 2, 53, 74, 151, 161, 179, 188, 217, 235, 318, 358, 375

diet
   forced by Steve Schmidt to go on, 284
   Steve Schmidt needs to go on, 285

eBay
   attempted selling of jet on, 147
   fudging of original claim that I did sell jet on, 147

e-mail, hacking of, 263-65

exclamation point, usage of, 4, 26, 120, 121, 122, 138, 150, 199, 207, 222, 223, 225, 233, 239, 241, 276, 302, 307

evolution
   skeptical views of, 217
      use of word "Neanderthal" despite, 30, 172

"experts," wrongness of, 254, 289, 336, 375, 392

Facebook
   citation of as example of laudable free-market enterprise, 400
   utility of for calling out haters, 400

Ferraro, Geraldine
   kinship with, 295

food, Alaskan
   halibut tacos, 1
   reindeer sausage 1
   caribou lasagna, 218

foreshadowing, dramatic, 25, 28, 44

God
   belief in, 22
   rewards from in the form of
      children (implicit), 23
      Todd Palin, 34
      job for Todd, 50
   conversation with, 173
   master plan of, 176
   inability to make mistakes of, 185
   letter written in the voice of, 185-87
   deliberate causation of premature birth of Trig of, 195

Going rogue, actual instances of
   handing phone to McCain for a radio interview without permission, 252
   expressing regret about pulling out of Michigan, 298
   distancing self from $150,000 wardrobe purchase, 317
   Todd going onstage on Election Night despite being told not to, 337

Hasselbeck, Elizabeth
   "bold and talented" nature of, 315

haters, named
   Andrew Halcro, 116
   "falafel lady" Andree McLeod, 117
   Huffington Post, 238

haters, unnamed
   Ashley Judd, 134
   "town crier," 117
   Andrew Sullivan, 238
   David Corn, 305

Hunting and/or fishing, 10, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 25, 29, 31 (before school), 44, 49, 55, 165, 166, 177, 327, 379

Johnston, Levi
   single, unnamed reference to as Bristol's "former boyfriend," 375

journalists, top sources for
   a defeated former Palin opponent, 236
   a maniacal blogger, 236
   the "falafel lady," 236

Kerry, John, elitism of, 181

Lieberman, Joe, 285-86
   advice from, 286

life, observations about
   "Life has a fascinating way of coming full circle," 131

"maverick," various forms of, 90, 252, 299

mavericky decisions, examples of
   not using corporate jet, 130
   firing personal chef, 133
   not spending time on the Juneau cocktail circuit, 140

McCain, Cindy
   elegance and beauty of, 210
   inaccuracy of "ice queen" reputation of, 221

McCain, John
   first meeting with, 210
   discussion of candidacy with, 220
   final conversation with, 336
   characterization of as "my friend," 380

meat
   preference for, 18
   deep question about: "If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?" 133

media
   getting things wrong, 203, 233, 237, 238, 276, 342, 378
   getting things right, 246
   liberalness of, 270

"midnight sun," 1, 22, 149

miracle, Election Day prayer for, 331

mistakes
   betraying Todd's stepmom by not backing her for Wasilla mayor, 87
   not making a bigger issue of the Rev. Wright, 307

moose, 18, 20, 31, 113, 134, 270

music listened to
   Toby Keith, 105
   Black Eyed Peas, 114
   "an old LL Cool J remix," 114

names, origins of
   Track, 53
   Bristol, 57
   Willow, N/A
   Piper, 76
   Agia (puppy), 137
   Trig, 185

"nerd," characterization of self as, 37, 149

Obama, Barack
   impressive but empty oratorical skills of, 227
   "staggering national deficit" incurred by, 388

Palin, Todd
   ownership of 1972 Ford Mustang by, 34
   quiet maturity of, 34
   manly physique of, 352

philosophers, citation of
   Aristotle, 63
   King, Martin Luther, Jr., 86
   Paine, Thomas, 146
   Pascal, 22
   Plato, 24
   Twain, Mark, 397

policy, preference for over politics, 156

politics-as-usual, 3, 5, 6, 70, 72, 109, 119, 144, 156, 183
   (See also status quo, 5)

prayers
   answered
      boyfriend, 33
      job for Todd with British Petroleum, 50
   not answered
      winning debate with Joe Biden, 295
      winning 2008 election, 333

pregnancy
   descriptions of
      "I porked up," 50
      "ready to calve," 51
      "more nauseated than usual," 171
      "starving for king crab and scallops," 192
      feeling contractions during Texas speech, 194
   reaction to own
      "Holy geez!" 171
   reaction to Bristol's
      "Truthfully, I was devastated," 207
   campaign's advance knowledge of, 214
   campaign's botched handling of, 234

"progress," usage of as transitive verb, 64

pundits, idiocy of, 44

Reagan, Ronald, 3, 12, 45, 46, 47, 59, 124, 158, 216, 297, 384, 386, 387, 391, 394, 400
   (See: USS Ronald Reagan, 394)

resignation
   ethics complaints that led to, 352
   FOIA requests that led to, 354
   agonizing over, 375-76
   announcement of, 377
   characterization of as "not retreating" but "reloading," 377, 383

Rock, Kid
   approval of as "pro-America" with "common sense ideas," 300

running (exercise)
   Refusal of campaign to let her engage in, 285
   Injury incurred the one time she is allowed to engage in, 291

Russia, proximity of Alaska to, 275
   map proving it, pre-index page

Salter, Mark
   willingness to engage in fisticuffs, 213

Sarkozy, Nicolas
   prank call from impersonator of, 326
   Schmidt's "screaming" reaction to, 328

Saturday Night Live, 26
   watching of, 26
   longtime admiration for, 26
   excitement to go on, 308
   comparing belly sizes with cast of, 311
   transcript of moose rap on, 312

Scheunemann, Randy
   likeability of, 228
   willingness to defend Palin of, 319

Schmidt, Steve
   bald head of, 212
   24-hour sunglasses-wearing of, 212
   unlikeability of, 212
   conniving, back-stabbing machinations of, 318-21

science, inadequacy of to explain existence, 47

sentence, actual
   "As the soles of my shoes hit the soft ground, I pushed past the tall cottonwood trees in a euphoric cadence, and meandered through willow branches that the moose munched on," 102

Seward, William H.
   mockery of for purchasing Alaska in 1867, 12
   ultimate vindication of, 13

shaking things up, locations of
   city hall, 72
   state house, 128
   "across the entire state," 123

skeletons in closet, only
   D in college, 214

slogans
   "Positive-ly Palin," 64
   "New Energy," 86
   "Change," 112
   "New Energy for Alaska," 119
   "Take a Stand," 119
   "Greenies. Grannies. Gunnies," 129
   "Country First," 269

snowmachine, 17, 18, 34, 44, 47, 83, 125, 187-89, 302
   Todd's injury on, 189

speech, Republican National Convention
   characterization of as "a team effort," 239
   line-by-line rehashing of, 240-46

speech, election night
   painstaking drafting of, 332-35
   Schmidt forbidding delivery of, 336
   added humiliation of having to physically hold it, rolled-up, onstage, 336

sports metaphors
   running, 27, 204
   softball, 32
   basketball, 41
   dog racing, 70
   hunting, 344

Stevens, Ted
   road trip with, 89

Stone, Oliver
   refusal to shake hands with, 313

tax cuts, benefits of, 46

terrorists
   Obama palling around with, 306
      regret over inability to talk more about, 307

"Trig Truthers," 238, 347

Troopergate, 201-204, 246
   Failure of press to comprehend, 203

turkey, on-camera killing of, 345

upbringing, hardscrabbleness of,
   sewed own clothes, 16
   baked own bread, 17
   stacked own firewood, 17
   unheated, unfurnished family room, 26
   didn't ask for money from parents, 32

"up-do," explanation of, 231

Wallace, Nicolle
   disloyalty of, 256
   incompetence of, 256
   friendship with Katie Couric, 272

wardrobe
   disdain for cost of, 230
   $150,000 price of, 314
   unfair media reaction to, 315
   absence of Palin responsibility for, 317

Warren, Rick
   praying in the shower with, 302

Wasilla, notable nicknames for
   Home of the Iditarod, 64
   Duct Tape Capital of the World, 66

wedding
   simple city hall-style of, 49
   food served at (Wendy's), 49
   cost of wedding ring ($35), 230

Wurzelbacher, Joe "the Plumber," 304-7

"you betcha"
   revelation of as not actually Alaska's state motto, 309

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Snowy
    Nov 29, 2009 @ 15:09:00

    Warren, Rick praying in the shower with, 302Hmmm…..

    Reply

  2. Syrin from Wasilla
    Nov 29, 2009 @ 15:32:00

    Hmmmm is right….I consider the fact she states some of these things shows how highly inappropriate her behavior and communication really is. Missing? humility and commonsense.

    Reply

  3. Snowy
    Nov 29, 2009 @ 16:02:00

    She really is an airhead, who, unfortunately, appeals to all the other airheads out there. I think the harder heads in the GOP will ensure that she doesn't get the nomination in 2012. We had a similar airhead run here a few years ago. Today she's a nonentity.

    Reply

  4. JBodine
    Dec 14, 2009 @ 20:02:00

    Say, hey, Sherry, are you the town crier?

    Reply

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