Now that there’s a date for the release of Sarah Palin’s memoirs on the horizon, her fans have whipped themselves into a collective frenzy everywhere you look on the internet. “Going Rogue” has her disciples “going unhinged” trying to find the lowest prices (we’re in a recession, after all) and pre-order copies of her book. I had heard rumors that the book was heading up the bestseller lists at a breakneck pace on Amazon so I decided to have a look for myself. Sure enough, when I checked the site it was already #1, giving her idiot-in-competition Glenn Beck a reason to cry by knocking his latest work of fiction down to #3.
As always, Amazon wants to make sure you get every bargain that’s coming to you, and for the “Best Value” they have appropriately paired “Going Rogue” with “Catastrophe” for the additional 5% off. Now there’s a bargain that anyone looking for a train wreck can really take advantage of! Of course there are just loads of similar titles out there for lovers of freedom and hate speech, and for haters of liberals, socialism, and Hitler. Naturally there are several books about Sarah too, just not sure if all those writers think of her as “humble” as “she describes herself” in her own book.
Now if you venture into the forum on Amazon’s website, well that’s where the unhinged group of Palin fans I previously mentioned hang out. If you’ve ever dozed off at one of your book club meetings and wished it was a little more lively and colorful, well, spending a little time with these folks might have you longing for a really long discussion of “Moby Dick.” I think it’s safe to say that this is not your mothers book club meeting, unless your mother is a tea-bagger. Here is just a sampling of what you’ll find there. These are actual messages taken from that forum. I didn’t correct the spelling but I did, however, change the “initials” to protect the….innocent?
F.D. says: If you Post Anti Palin rhetoric on Amazon You are a Racist Pig!
T. F. says: You Libs are absolutely mentally deranged! How can you hate a Gorgeous White woman like Sarah Palin and be willing to sacrifice your children on the altar of abortion to support the Wicked Witch of Arkansas, Nurse Ratchet Hillary Clinton?
All Libs who hate Palin are blatantly rascist against White women who are attractive.
R.Z. says: Hey T.F.! go to bed before you give yourself a hernia.
Of course, after “F.D., T.F., and R.Z.” are finished giving a lionizing review of a book they haven’t read yet, they head over to Sarah’s Facebook page so they can list all the online bookstores to place fake orders so her book will be #1 everywhere (so that’s how it happens), paste quotes of Thomas Paine, give her campaign slogan ideas and running mate possibilities, and many of them think she’ll get back to them personally. These people are like “cyborgs for Sarah” and even though it’s hard to take someone who uses Mr. Potato Head for their profile picture seriously, some of them probably should be taken seriously.
I haven’t taken a look at eBay yet, and even though I’m sure there’s an amusing collection there, I just don’t have the stomach for it at this point. Let’s hope there’s nothing more tame than campaign buttons?