Palin 2nd to Bush
December 3rd, 2010
08:42 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin 2nd to Bush

(CNN) - In a battle between former President George W. Bush and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Bush comes out on top.

His memoir "Decision Points" has maintained its number one spot on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list for the third week in a row, leaving Palin's new book, "America by Heart" second on the list released this weekend.

Both politicos have toured the country promoting their books. Bush has appeared on nearly every major television channel and Palin is in the midst of a 16-stop national book tour.

Palin's publisher, Harper Collins would not release sales figures, but did say they have printed 1 million copies of her new book. The former 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee's first book, "Going Rogue" sold well over 2 million copies and was number one on the New York Times list for six consecutive weeks.

According Random House, Bush's publisher, almost 2.5 million copies of his book are currently in print. Sales of the book now total 1.5 million copies when hardcover, e-book, audio books, large print editions and export edition sales are included.

But there don't seem to be any hard feelings on Palin's part for her number two book status. She tweeted Thursday saying, "just heard America By Heart is #2 NYT bestseller list behind Pres.Bush's good book, so thanks for sharing inspiration."


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soundoff (100 Responses)
  1. James Brooklyn N.Y.

    I'd rather read Dr Seuss's green eggs and ham. I think it has more facts in it.

    December 3, 2010 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  2. Joel3

    Was it a coloring book?

    December 3, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  3. cm

    only dilusional people will buy either one. What is this world coming to.
    CAN SOMEONE TELL TELL THAT CRACK HEAD SIMMONS THAT ONCE YOU GIVE SOMEONE SOMETHING; ITS NOT HIS ANYMORE.

    December 3, 2010 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I don't think that would read either of their books unless it was required.

    December 3, 2010 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  5. MiddleOfTheRoad

    How can either one of those books be classified as 'nonfiction'?

    December 3, 2010 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  6. JohnM

    Dumb and dumber!

    December 3, 2010 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  7. Born Again Christians Against the GOP

    Bush's book is fiction and lies. Palin had another book title but the editor's agreed that "America by Brain" was not Palin's strong point. These two stooges are very similar in that they both are just GOP puppets who will do anything their handlers say to help the rich get richer and keep the poor poorer. The are already in the history books as doofus one and doofus two.

    December 3, 2010 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  8. Roland

    What a choice. Dumb and dumber. Lies or more lies. They could not give me either book, but I might take them if I needed the paper to wrap fish or for something else.

    December 3, 2010 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  9. CitizenJP

    Who are these two million people that either identify with Palin's intellectual level or want to find out how well she communicated lies to her ghost writer?

    December 3, 2010 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  10. Robin Bray

    Printing one million means nothing at all when they are returned to the publisher unsold and are made into pulp. It's like saying I asked Santa for a million dollars but I was happy to get $5 from my grandmother. Who wants a book she did not write but had a ghostwriter pen after all?

    December 3, 2010 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  11. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Tweedle Dumb...and Tweedle Dumber...

    December 3, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  12. Bubba

    Notice how her new buzzword is "good?" Good people, good party, good God when will she shut up, and why is Dubya not in jail?

    December 3, 2010 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  13. scrollman

    It would be great if either of these individuals would read The Fallujah Scrolls. The spin kind of goes in the opposite direction.

    December 3, 2010 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  14. Florida Joe

    So Dumb leads Dumber....SO???

    December 3, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  15. andrewstl

    he has something to share some expereinces maybe we didnt agree woth them but he is somebody intersting and can share insight.

    she and her family are nothing b ut white trash who have to pinch thmeselves knowing that 20 percent of america is that ignorant to like her.

    December 3, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  16. Lynn

    Poor Palin, she's going to quit her book writing and just stay home counting her big dollars. Quitting when things aren't going her way is her version of a temper tantrum.

    December 3, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  17. Bassman

    One thing is obvious, America's warm feelings towards the Palin's are not representitive of the hatefilled comments CNN allows under every article.

    December 3, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  18. Mojon Bush & Mojoneta Palin

    What is scary is that there are enough idiots in the United States that are buying books by these two idiots. Idiots looking for idiots. God create them and then unite them.

    December 3, 2010 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  19. Sam

    The reason is simple. More people are interested in reading about how Bush screwed up this country in eight short years than in how Palin would screw it up if she were elected. Even the tea bagging nitwits who buy her book know she's unelectable.

    December 3, 2010 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  20. sparky

    two morons who can't read have books at 1 and 2 – what are the odds?

    December 3, 2010 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  21. Robert

    Who would ever think this country would miss President Bush so much? Can you please come back just for a couple years until someone else qualified to be President is available?

    December 3, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  22. Chas in Iowa

    Let's see,......... a book not written by George Bush is outselling a book not written by Sarah Palin.

    December 3, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  23. Clwyd

    As much as I hate both of these low lives I'm glad bush is on top. Sarah will always have Murkowski waiting for her back in Alaska after her hand picked Miller, that lied, got beat by a write in. How embarrassing sarah! I wouldn't line my garbage can with either of their books.

    December 3, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  24. Mel Reid

    Are their two faces more representative of the decline of America?

    December 3, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  25. RG

    Shouldn't "Decision Points" be on the fiction shelf?

    Also, shouldn't it be titled " Decider Points?

    December 3, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
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