November 14th, 2009
11:19 AM ET
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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. Susan in NC

    Ever read the dictionary definition of the word "rogue" - if not, you should - how appropriate to describe Silly Sarah!

    November 14, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  2. B

    She is the symbol of Extremism in this country and what helps drive divisiveness . Its great fuel for -news entertainment, but that is all..

    November 14, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  3. Brian

    People aren't going to buy Sarah Palins books to read them, they are going to buy them to use as toilet paper.

    November 14, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  4. Heavensdevil

    Having been educated in the USA but returning to my native land, I must admit I do not 'get' this woman, or the seemingly endless fascination with her. Of course, I do not understand the same fascination with Paris Hilton that you Americans have!

    I will read her book and this will probably put money into her coffers for whatever the future holds for her. (Not a problem for me.) However, unless the book highlights something the previous election coverage and subsequent news articles overlooked I will maintain my current position of supporting the international efforts of the current American administration.

    The world needs leadership and much of the International community still looks to the USA at the moment. Perhaps, based on the Nobel committee a message was sent. We only hope it was received.

    November 14, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  5. EveryDayJoe

    Go Sara! Go!

    The Left will go nuts! They so love to hate you. Sara in 2012!!!

    November 14, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  6. Rosebud

    Disturbed and disturbing at the same time.

    November 14, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  7. Obama Supporter

    She has always reminded of a beauty pagent bimbo.

    November 14, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  8. D. D.

    I think it's funny she used the title that was written by the SNL for a skit. Sarah will always be tied to this comedy show. Certainly she does not expected to be taken seriously with this continual knot.

    November 14, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  9. buckwheat

    I am a Republican from the beginning and Conservative. Sarah Palin might sell a lot of books but she can never be elected to another office. She quit as governor of Alaska and she is not crooked enough to be an elected official and too pretty to get women votes. They aint nothing a woman hates more than being upstaged by another woman.

    November 14, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  10. Dixon

    I guess going rogue is code for, "I never finish what I start". I am guessing someone else wrote the book for her. I felt bad for the way they brought her out during their campain. After a year of watching her I am not so concerned anymore. She is doing what she had planned. Make money at any cost like any good repub.

    November 14, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  11. Connie, Indiana

    well, duh, who would have thought...

    November 14, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  12. ThinkAgain

    Being a quitter, a liar and a mooch sells!

    November 14, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  13. Terry from West Texas

    I wonder if Palin has read her autobiography yet.

    November 14, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  14. The only division is with liberals

    Liberals can't stand an attractive, well-spoken conservative woman and nearly go mad trying to tear her down.

    That's the liberal way. You know, tolerant and open-minded.

    Liberals are pathetic!

    November 14, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  15. I told you so

    I don't hate nor love Palin. I think that the liberal media aimed to make her look really bad and not to be qualified to become the VP, despite the fact that she was Alaska's governor, however never question Obama's qualifications to be president which was the least qualified person to became president. BIG MISTAKE.

    November 14, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  16. Carole

    Palin's a lying whack job with an annoying voice who refuses to take any responsibility for any of her actions or verbal vitriol. For a supposed Christian, she sure is hypocritical.

    November 14, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  17. sandy

    What they don't know yet is they are buying a comic book. I wouldn't believe anything this airhead says.

    November 14, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  18. normajean

    Anyone who would choose to read "Beck" over Obama is someone who also reads comic books. You will get nothing of value,lots of lies and suppositions and maybe a few laughs from Beck. Those who chose to read Obama are people with a need for an intellectual read,a bit of history perhaps, insight into a thinking mans experience, hopes and plans for the future, but at least knowledge and substance.The difference between beer and a rare wine.

    November 14, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  19. Louise in NC

    Palen reminds me of a grown-up CHILD BULLY, like the ones I met in elementary schol who were loud, obnoxious(sp)? and took her ball home if she could not be first!

    November 14, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  20. Iquitarod

    Sarah has become a parable of the manufactured hero, a paper political cut-out doll, a model that "success" is a matter of selling your "beliefs" to the highest bidder

    November 14, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  21. Joe Smoe

    Well Palin says don't trust the media reports about the selling of her book LOL
    Most of the people buying these books Palins and Becks are probably not buying them for the read probably for a good laugh and in a few years read them again and laugh even harder HA HA HA .

    November 14, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  22. JJ-Orlando

    It is amazing how things change. The republicans once stood for morality. Now they get support from the porn industry . No wonder they did not vote to support anti abortion.

    November 14, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  23. Donna from Colorado Springs

    Caribou Barbie has had her 15 minutes of fame, so she should just sit down, shut up and quit making dumb statements. Everybody knows how she likes to stretch the truth to serve her purposes, and there are more important problems in the world than her fued with McCain!

    November 14, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  24. Sam

    The reason this book is a bestseller is because people like gossip, especially of the political kind.

    November 14, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  25. LL in Michigam

    She comes across as not all that intelligent. I suspect that the book was written with her thoughts and not by her of course as so many other books often are.

    I do not respect her for leaving office to write a book to make money. If she were to be elected to a hgher office someday and the opportunity was there to make some money, would she then again quit??? I think this will haunt her in the future. People are interested in her book, but I think that is about the extent of it.

    November 14, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
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