A former editor of mine, Melanie Kirkpatrick, reviews Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue” here. Her conclusion is about what I had expected, not having read the book yet myself: It’s a story about Palin’s life and the 2008 campaign that is unlikely to change many minds about the former Alaska governor.
I was told before the reviews started trickling out, by someone who would know, that Palin’s book would contain mostly predictable content — but also some controversial material that would make news for a couple of weeks. So far, I haven’t seen any evidence of that in the reviews I’ve read.
My guess is that few people are going to change their opinions of Palin, especially in a positive sense, unless she takes the time to build a substantial record that can’t be ignored. (If Hillary Clinton is any indication, the U.S. Senate is not the place to do that.)
Am I right? What would it take for you Palin critics out there to change your minds about her? How would you Palin supporters out there make your case? And keep it clean, folks.