Wild Card: The Promise and Peril of Sarah Palin

Wild Card: The Promise and Peril of Sarah Palin

by Mark Joseph
     
 

Sarah Palin was pulled from obscurity when John McCain picked her as his vice presidential candidate and Americans were forced to decide in a short period of time whether or not she was ready to be second in command. Mark Joseph's Wild Card takes readers through an overview of Palin's life and career in politics and comes to the conclusion that she has the

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Sarah Palin was pulled from obscurity when John McCain picked her as his vice presidential candidate and Americans were forced to decide in a short period of time whether or not she was ready to be second in command. Mark Joseph's Wild Card takes readers through an overview of Palin's life and career in politics and comes to the conclusion that she has the potential to be the formidable political figure of our time provided she finds the discipline to thoughtfully study the issues and spend years thinking, reading, writing and preparing to lead a powerful counterinsurgent movement.

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Publishers Weekly
When Sarah Palin exploded onto the American political scene, she was virtually an unknown. As the VP pick for the troubled McCain campaign, she was thought by many to be a cynical ploy to attract female voters. She was decried by liberals for her lack of experience and lauded by conservatives for her commitment to her faith. When McCain lost, Palin parlayed her exposure into a pundit position on Fox News, an influential place within the Republican party, and her own reality TV show. Palin's identity has been appropriated and discussed by many, and Joseph strives to find his own balanced view, succeeding most when dealing with her relationship to Christianity. He presents a thoughtful examination of her history, ostensibly trying to find the real Sarah Palin, but he does so with a great deal of commentary and very little investigative journalism. The result is another incomplete story. Readers who want an idea of Palin's values may find this useful, but otherwise it's yet another attempt to jump on the bandwagon. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982776131
Publisher:
Bully! Pulpit Books
Publication date:
05/15/2011
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.92(d)

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