I give Sarah Palin — who is currently teasing the media over her decision on whether or not to jump into the Republican clown car — a lot of grief for being un-presidential. But I think I may have changed my mind with this bit of news…
The scheduled main event actually belonged to Palin's 20-year-old daughter, Bristol, who was signing copies of her memoir, "Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far." But for many who stood in line with copies of Bristol Palin's book, the real draw was her mom, who took the national spotlight when she joined John McCain on the 2008 Republican presidential ticket.
According to the book-signing event's rules, Palin fans had to buy Bristol's book in order to get Sarah to sign one of her two books, "America by Heart" or "Going Rogue."
You gotta give to her, that's a pretty brilliant strategy. And in no way does it show any type of exploitative attitude she may or may not have toward her loyal base. nope. It's just good savvy booksignmanship.
And just think of the applications…
Speaker of the House: Madam President! Congress is demanding that I ask you to sign their Sarah Palin Runner's World wall posters.
President Palin: Well, I'd love to. But I can't really concentrate on signing my name to anything so long as this bill dismantling the First Amendment lies around unpassed.
Speaker of the House: Oh, well, we'll take care of that right away!
President Palin: Aw, thanks! You're such a dear.
This, I think, will work out fantastically well.
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