November 15th, 2009
01:58 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama adviser won't be buying Palin's new book

David Axelrod tells CNN that he'll borrow a copy of former Gov. Palin's new book.
David Axelrod tells CNN that he'll borrow a copy of former Gov. Palin's new book.

(CNN) – “Going Rogue,” the forthcoming memoir of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin may already be a bestseller but the former Republican vice presidential nominee won’t be getting a royalty from one Democratic politico.

Instead of purchasing his own, Obama adviser David Axelrod tells CNN he will borrow the much anticipated book from another veteran of the Obama campaign.

“I think I’ll borrow [former Obama campaign manager David] Plouffe’s copy,” Axelrod said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, “I don’t see why we both have to buy one.

“Once he’s done with it maybe he can summarize it for me or lend it to me and I’ll give it a look.”

Asked whether he thought President Obama wants to read Palin’s new book, Axelrod chuckled and said “I think the president’s pretty busy right now. I don’t know that that’s on his immediate reading list.

“He’s reading reams of papers related to the many issues that he has to confront so I’m not sure that will be at the top of his list right now.”

This is not the first time that Axelrod has expressed a lack of interest in all things Palin. Back in July, on the eve of Palin resigning as Alaska’s governor, Axelrod said he did not spend time thinking the former Republican vice presidential hopeful’s next move.

“I can tell you with absolutely honesty,” Axelrod said in July, “that when I sit around with my political friends . . . there’s very little or no discussion of Sarah Palin.”

“And I really have no idea what Gov. Palin is going to do,” the Obama aide told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King. “She’s entering private life now. We wish her well and it’s up to her to decide what role she’s going to play in the future. She’s got plenty of advice, I’m sure. She doesn’t need mine.

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  1. Cnn please post my comment! 1 love!

    God forbid we have a President who understands we dont always have to go it alone...and that having allies makes us responsible and unites the world to our cause of defeating alqaida....Obama is not dithering he is trying to make sure America doesnt go it completely alone on this one hence his trip overses...if Bush had listened to our allies and gone into afghanistan and perhaps some parts of pakistan to fish out bin laden instead of Iraq we wouldnt have been on the brink of loosing the greatest country ever given to mankind last year....America!!! Take your time MR PRESIDENT! The majority who put you in office will always vote for you because we know we put a smart decent man in office! The end of the Republican party is nigh and and a strong third party will emerge, still Obama wins in 2012 handily! Done!

    November 15, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. Carole

    To buy Palin's book is to support racisim, fear and hatred.

    Just put a match to your money.......you will get more in return.

    November 15, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  3. Jerry

    I think that Sara Palin's politics are as ignorant as she is. I favor "woman's choice", "gay equality and rights", "health care reform with a public option". I think that today's mainstream Republicans are sick, sick, sick. They think that they are protecting the constitution to deny human beings equal rights and to force poor people to go without health care, and to protect an unborn fetus who hasn't even been born yet!!! Hello!! is anybody home???? At the same time, they gladly accept publicly supported roads, parks, schools, governments, fire and police departments....but oh, no!!! not health!!!! What kind of idiots are they?

    November 15, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
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