November 14th, 2009
11:19 AM ET
10 years ago

King: 'Going Rogue' reignites Palin divide, even in her hometown

Palin's book 'Going Rogue' releases on Tuesday.

Palin's book 'Going Rogue' releases on Tuesday.

Wasilla, Alaska (CNN) - At Pandemonium Booksellers, the Sarah Palin 2010 calendars are hot sellers, and since the election, the traffic in political books has been decidedly to the right.

"Glenn Beck outsells President Obama at the moment?" is our question as owner Shannon Cullip leads us on a tour of the bookstore.

"Oh yeah," she responds with a laugh. "Big time."

In the window, there is a small Wasilla Chamber of Commerce sticker and an image of the town's famous mayor-turned-governor-turned-GOP vice presidential nominee.

"Going Rogue" is shattering the presale record at Pandemonium Booksellers and reigniting the Palin political divide, even here in her hometown.

"It's either one extreme or the other, I would say," Cullip says of the bookstore's Palin conversations. "I would say people either completely, completely have her on a pedestal or don't like her. Not too much in the middle.

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  1. D. Tree

    Oh, believe me there are plenty of people "in the middle."

    We don't show up to stores selling Palin's book because we simply could care less about her.

    November 14, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  2. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    The Fact Checker that recently surfaced proved the "book" to be nothing but LIES.... what a surprise... like all the other GOP, Palin just makes up her own version of the "truth" and yaps brainlessly and relentlessly.

    November 14, 2009 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  3. mjm

    Palin is not for everyone. She is a conservative, she appeals to people with conservative values. The social issues tend to divide the country a bit...that's never going to change.

    Fiscal conservatives (that includes JFK and Bill Clinton...kind off) grow the economy. That's what we need.

    Obama is not a Democrat, he's a tax and spend liberal (Socialist).

    This country will never prosper with tax and spend liberals in charge.

    November 14, 2009 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  4. Truth-Bomb Thrower

    CNN, how hard did you have to search to find such a bad picture of Sarah Palin? Your bias is sooooooo obvious.

    November 14, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  5. the dude

    the book was written for one reason: to raise money. the more controversy...the more sales, the more money....

    November 14, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  6. Aunt Bea and Opie

    Its a good thing her nose doesnt grow every time she tells a lie.hahaha

    November 14, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  7. Thomas

    No wonder she quit as governor !

    PALIN: She says her team overseeing the development of a natural gas pipeline set up an open, competitive bidding process that allowed any company to compete for the right to build a 1,715-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48.
    THE FACTS: Palin characterized the pipeline deal the same way before an AP investigation found her team crafted terms that favored only a few independent pipeline companies and ultimately benefited a company with ties to her administration, TransCanada Corp. Despite promises and legal guidance not to talk directly with potential bidders during the process, Palin had meetings or phone calls with nearly every major candidate, including TransCanada.

    November 14, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  8. virginia nielsen

    Only the right wings , the "real americans" , like her ... everybody else that has some brains consider her a Circus attraction !!!

    November 14, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  9. D Foster

    I cannot understand why anyone would listen to anything this idiot, Palin, has to say. Well, I guess that shows us a lot about the listener

    November 14, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  10. Roscoe Chait

    Hey Sarah! Beauty is fleeting, but stupid is forever, as you are clearly demonstrating. Read the "Portrait of Dorian Gray" for clues to what you will look like in a few years. Oh, I forgot. You only read magazines. All of them.

    November 14, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  11. W l Jones

    When you open the gate, she shut you out now you want to shut it but it two late. Go Ms. Sarah and show them you you your own Woman!

    November 14, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  12. j

    I think the American people should be VERY concerned. Can you imagine this group of people (i.e. Palin, Tea Party, Birthers) running the USA? They'll make George W. Bush look like a GREAT president by comparison.

    November 14, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  13. Larry - Hazleton, pa

    She (PALIN) is a complete nut case. Does not deserve even the time it is taking me to type this.

    November 14, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  14. Independent

    Starting tomorrow I'm going to count the times Sara is mention by CNN.....CNN you are becoming irrelevent as a worthy news source

    November 14, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  15. Carol

    I'm a middle person, from the other states, and find Palin and company incrediably uncredible.

    November 14, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  16. from the middle

    Everyone is curious about what a nut has to say. Even the sane people. It's entertainment. If Palin, Beck, etc spoke about reasonable things in an adult manner, the general public would be bored to death.

    November 14, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  17. Neutralizer

    Majority of the American people doesn't know what's in that Healthcare Reform Pelosi pushed to pass in Congress, but here's the law written in that bill which CNN never bother to report.

    H.R. 3962 provides that an individual (or a husband and wife in the case of a joint return) who does not, at anytime during the taxable year, maintain acceptable health insurance coverage for himself or herself and each of his or her qualifying children is subject to an additional tax," the JCT letter stated.

    "Prosecution is authorized under the Code for a variety of offenses. Depending on the level of noncompliance, the following penalties could apply to an individual" under these circumstances if the government determines the taxpayer's unpaid tax liability results from willful behavior, the JCT explained. It gave two examples when these penalties could be applied under the U.S. tax Code:

    c "Section 7203 – misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.

    c Section 7201 – felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years," the JCT letter said.

    The Congressional Budget Office says the lowest-cost nongroup family plan under the House bill would cost $15,000 in 2016 – a hefty sum for millions of middle income, mostly younger Americans and families whose budgets are stretched as it is.

    November 14, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  18. Kate

    In the dictionary (look it up yourself) "rogue" it means "dishonest or mischievous" boy I wonder if she even new what the word "rogue" meant before she named her book.........anyway it fits her perfect........."DISHONEST"

    November 14, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  19. Greg

    Palin is a failure. Never finished anything she started, never did anything she claimed she did. Anyone believes she wrote that book???

    November 14, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  20. Lou

    I don't understand all this hoopla over Palin. She is small peanuts. She is a lightweight and will never be much of a politician if she chooses to go that way. She definitely will never be president. Just watching clips of her on Oprah makes me cringe. She is so phony and constantly reveals her lack of intelligence for all to see. I am so sick of this woman. Surely there are more interesting people out there?

    November 14, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  21. REG in AZ

    You want proof that The Republican Party currently could care less about the majority, only seeking to control public opinion with subterfuge, and are concentrated on serving Special Interests and a select few, then look at what they are doing with Sarah Palin. So much for Obama books and publicity, that would seem justified, but how about Palin's book and the aggressive marketing of her? You can find many faults with Sarah Palin; she is arrogant, self-centered, egotistic, grossly dishonest, can be pompous and obnoxious, and is literally sociopathic without any conscience, to name just an obvious few. What is more disturbing is that she is another, like George W Bush, 'puppet'; a puppet for Special Interests and the influential, powerful and wealthy few who will satisfy her desires while she does their bidding, just as Bush-Cheney did. Currently they are busy working on building her support within the Party and next they will aggressively focus on selling her to the public. If ever they are successful, we can literally be fearful of being stuck with 'more of the same' that got us into so much trouble. If they ever succeed with a ticket like Palin-Kyl, we really could end up thinking that maybe Bush-Cheney wasn't so bad.

    November 14, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  22. Matt

    I'm stunned that Glenn Beck fans can even read. Or maybe they needed a cheap source of firewood and/or toilet paper....

    November 14, 2009 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  23. Willy Brown

    You Rock Sarah! Keep on providing facts; it’s like kryptonite to liberals and main stream media.

    November 14, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  24. Tammy

    those closest to her in her town really know her best, right?

    November 14, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  25. you media devide....

    Sarah Palin does not devide...some people are for her and some are
    not...this is not Sarah's devide...The mdedia makes it stop
    mi\edia deviding people and country......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 14, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
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