November 17th, 2009
06:54 PM ET
13 years ago

Palin helps RGA get discount on 'Going Rogue'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Palin helps RGA get discount on 'Going Rogue'."](CNN) - Sarah Palin helped the Republican Governors Association get a discount on "several thousand" copies of her new book so the group can use them as a fundraising tool, RGA chairman Haley Barbour said Tuesday.

Barbour, the governor of Mississippi, said Palin has been "very gracious as a former governor" and helped the group negotiate a bulk purchase price.

"We purchased them at a great discount, at the publisher's price, God bless her," Barbour said during a conference call with reporters ahead of the RGA's annual conference in Austin, Texas.

"I suspect we are going to raise a whole lot of money with this," Barbour predicted. "Hopefully we'll have to re-order."

Filed under: RGA • Sarah Palin
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  1. Donkey Party

    They should've waited a few more days and get it for free. Critics, mainly RepubliCONS, are calling the book a total work of fiction. Who in their right mind would consider wasting time or money on this book of crap?

    November 17, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  2. Patsy, Texas

    So, now we know why this book of trivia is on the best seller's list.
    The Pubs bought hundreds, or thousands, at a "great discount".
    There is only one word for this mess....................pathetic!

    November 17, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  3. Dennis, Amarillo Texas

    Again today, the Muscle Girly Men at CNN have created another forum for Liberal Palin Haters to Batter Palin and her entire family. CNN hates Palin, and puts multiple Ticker Articles up everyday to allow the Liberal Bashers to Batter Palin with blows below the belt, between her eyes, and in her stomach!

    November 17, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  4. CBR

    That is one way to sell a book. I just do not see why she feels compelled to do this at all or why the governors would need to sell her book as a fundraiser.

    Things just get "stranger and stranger."

    November 17, 2009 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  5. Steph

    The right wing machine is buying all the books for "fundraising events". That's how this piece of trash ended up on the best seller list. Fake fans for a fiction book. Nice!

    November 17, 2009 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  6. John NY Independent

    Palin talking is like a Cow's fart. You know the poor thing didn't mean to offend anyone but it stinks and in time it will fade away.

    November 17, 2009 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  7. Randy, San Francisco

    Suggestion: Look for the book at a garage sale for twenty five cents.

    November 17, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  8. Republican Turned Democrat

    Discounted or "free," i don't think the intelligent readers would even glance at Palin's book. This woman, very hungry for publicity (no matter what or how), is pathetic.

    November 17, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  9. Alan from rural Illinois

    Those given away at cost should not be counted as sales. In the music business that would be payola, which is unethical and illegal. For instance you cannot consider promotional items in sales counts. Payola refers to any secret exchange made to cast a product in a positive light (such as obtaining positive reviews).

    November 17, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  10. A.Darton

    Good for them, I wouldn't take it even if it was FREE.

    November 17, 2009 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  11. Russ in Benton

    Walmart is going to sell the book for less than ten bucks, moose, or whatever.

    November 17, 2009 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  12. Helene

    I went to Borders and they had a raffle which included winning Palin's book. The idea that I could WIN Palin's book just filled me with dread and I left.

    November 17, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  13. Nater

    How else is she going to rid of such trash???????? lol lol 🙂

    November 17, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  14. Reformed Republican

    Umm – Hate to break it to ya there Barbour, but these are not the coloring books for morons that you thought they were.

    By the way, how much of a discount did you get? These "books" originally listed for $21 per pop pre-release and now Walmart has them on sale for $8.95 the day after they are released.

    Were you punked by that Alaskan grifter again Barbour?!

    November 17, 2009 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  15. RANCE

    I wouldn't give a plug-nickel for it.....

    November 17, 2009 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  16. 30 Year Veteran

    The common sense of a Natural born leader. If you listen to the woman unlike the ONE IN THE WHITE OUT HOUSE she is educated and knows the right thing to say and do when she is on her own and no one is restraining her like the idiot McCAIN.

    November 17, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  17. Michele

    Had they waited until the reviews came out, they could have gotten them even cheaper. "Bless her heart."

    November 17, 2009 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  18. Gwenaveive

    Is this woman the stupidest woman on Earth? Is she the "Dan Quail" of modern politics? CNN keeps putting her picture up there, I'm sure she loves that, saying that something like 90% of Americans don't think she's worthy of becoming President. News Flash, CNN, she never ran for President, or even suggested the idea even. She couldn't keep her job as Governor. She QUIT, didn't she, please correct me if I am wrong. Nobody likes a quitter. She's got so much political baggage, that even if she could run, she wouldn't, who wants to vote for a quitter? She doesn't have the votes to get elected of a small town population zero, let alone have her "politically blonde" skills broadcast on National TV. Her book is garbage. She makes Dan Quail look like Albert Einstein. She is so obsessed with her vanity that she doesn't even have the intelligence not to go around insulting major News organizations like the AP and so many others too numerous to mention. She is the dumbest person I've never met. And, believe me, there are a few dandies. Why would CNN choose to glorify her, when all the other news organizations regard her as tabloid, trailerpark trash?

    November 17, 2009 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  19. R Arthur Miller

    Who would that stupid to buy this book is beyond me.

    November 17, 2009 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  20. unshrub

    I can see it now. The RNC is going to call up Democrats and threaten to send them a copy of the book in a clear wrapper unless they receive a contribution.

    November 17, 2009 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  21. T'SAH from Virginia

    She has to GET RID of all of the books that was published and not really going anywhere..... THE BOOK WAS REDUCED TO $8 AT WALMART!!!

    "We purchased them at a great discount, at the publisher's price, God bless her," Barbour said

    LOL – You actually got it at the WALMART price!!! ROTFLMAO!

    November 17, 2009 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  22. We Won Get Over It

    The could have bought them from Amazon for much cheaper is that.

    November 17, 2009 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  23. On the other hand...

    Never count Sarah Palin out. She is for real and so are her ideas about how to right this wayward ship. The American people are looking beyond Katie "The attack dog" Couric and understanding that what we got is not getting us where we need to be. No surprise to many of us.

    November 17, 2009 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  24. Jay

    You are only in the news because you want to get rich. That's why you resigned from public service. You have no moral credibility from which to speak with. So please do all the people who have intelligence a favor and please go home and take care of your family. Or have you forgotten you have kids that need a mother?

    You are an utter embarassment. Most people think you are a joke. I wish you and the rest of the uneducated right-wing crazies could move to your own country or state. That way the rest of us wouldn't need to see you or hear of you or be effected by your stupidity.

    If you choose to stick around in the public eye I hope then you run for 2012. I look forward to more laughs from your interviews. I know Obama would make your answers in a debate sound stupid even to you.

    Obama Biden 2012

    November 17, 2009 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
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