Palin to ‘Write’ a Christmas Book


Sarah Palin has signed a deal to write — or to put her name on something someone else wrote — a book about Christmas. And from the description of the book and a statement issued by Palin through the publisher, I’m sure it will be every bit as vapid as one would expect.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor has a deal with HarperCollins for “A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas,” scheduled for November. HarperCollins announced Monday that the book will criticize the “over-commercialism” and “homogenization” of Christmas and call for a renewed emphasis on the religious importance.

“Amidst the fragility of this politically correct era, it is imperative that we stand up for our beliefs before the element of faith in a glorious and traditional holiday like Christmas is marginalized and ignored,” Palin said in a statement released through her publisher. “This will be a fun, festive, thought provoking book, which will encourage all to see what is possible when we unite in defense of our faith and ignore the politically correct Scrooges who would rather take Christ out of Christmas.”

Yep. “Politically correct” and “take Christ out of Christmas” — Palin’s playing her usual game of Madlibs with tired platitudes and catchphrases. And if it doesn’t sell, that will be proof of the War on Christmas that I’m sure she firmly believes is going on.

Comments

  1. matty1 says

    Isn’t the traditional American attitude to Christmas to ignore it and work right through? You know like the first congress did.

  2. raven says

    Sigh.

    Don’t forget the War on Easter!!!

    The War on Easter has always been overshadowed by the wars on the wars on Xmas and Halloween.

    Oddly enough, most of the fighters (it’s usually less than three) on the War on Easter are xians. They keep claiming it was a Pagan holiday, because it was and still is,…a Pagan holiday.

  3. raven says

    in a glorious and traditional holiday like Christmas is marginalized and ignored,”

    Palin is wrong as usual.

    Xmas isn’t being marginalized and ignored.

    It was a pagan holiday stolen by the xians. The pagans are stealing it back.

    Really it sounds like an incredibly boring book that will be a waste of a few dollars. Palin’s 15 minutes of fame worth a few million USD seem to be winding down.

    She really needs to go after sex outside of marriage, divorce, and single mothers. Both her grandchildren were conceived outside of marriage, her son is now divorced, and her daughter is a single mother. That makes her an expert and a good fundie xian, i.e. a malevolent hypocrite who sacrificed her children on the altar of oogedy boogedy religion.

  4. ChasCPeterson says

    and hey, how about those politically correct Lokis who would rather take Thor out of Thursday?
    Maybe Bristol’s got that contract.

  5. Michael Heath says

    A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas

    Gotta love the use of caps in the word ‘is’.

    The interesting question here is whether Sarah Palin unconsciously did this because this is how poorly she thinks or cynically did it because she knows it appeals to the type of people attracted to her. I’d bet the former, she’s always appeared more oblivious than cynical while also demonstrating on most issues she’s not smart enough to be cynical.

  6. busterggi says

    Any chance she’ll discuss the actual history of Saturnalia, Yule, Sol Invictus, etc/

    Nah, she can see Santa’s workshop from her back yard.

  7. Randomfactor says

    If she wants to write about the true spirit of Christmas in America, she’s going to need to write from the perspective of those who own the holiday…retail corporations.

  8. matty1 says

    I’ve heard of the War On Christmas getting earlier every year but for fucks sake it isn’t even Easter yet. Before long the only time when Christmas isn’t being marginalised and ignored 24/7 on every TV channel will be a few weeks in January.

  9. Phillip IV says

    HarperCollins announced Monday that the book will criticize the “over-commercialism” (…) of Christmas

    …and will cost $28.99.

  10. says

    It’s a pop-up book. Halfway through you can pull one of the tabs and watch the main character, Tarah Ralin, abandon the book and move on to something else that looks shiny and important at the time, but in retrospect looks like cash grab by a talentless fame whore. She’s an Alaskan Kardashian, but instead of bottom-wiggling and staring blankly she’s got winking and a great big chip on her shoulder.

  11. ambulocetacean says

    The caribou was staked to the tundra with care;
    ‘Cos her first six shots would hit nothing but air.

    Eh… I guess you had to see her stupid “reality” show.

  12. Myoo says

    @12 Modusoperandi

    but in retrospect looks like cash grab by a talentless fame whore. She’s an Alaskan Kardashian, but instead of bottom-wiggling and staring blankly she’s got winking and a great big chip on her shoulder.

    Could you not do that? Misogyny is bad no matter who the person being targeted is.

  13. says

    I’m pretty sure Christians made up and popularized the term “Happy Holidays” in the first place. When I was growing up in the South mumble years ago, the “Holidays” in “Happy Holidays” meant Christmas and New Year’s, because they were close together and our school holiday included both. We never knew that we were oppressing… um… ourselves?

  14. Michael Heath says

    Modusoperandi writes:

    [Sarah Palin’s] She’s an Alaskan Kardashian, but instead of bottom-wiggling and staring blankly she’s got winking and a great big chip on her shoulder.

    Republican campaign strategist Ed Rollins describes her in those exact terms in a recent Politico article:

    Ed Rollins, who managed Ronald Reagan’s campaign, and, more recently, the presidential bid of another woman who was a favorite of the base — Michele Bachmann — said plainly: “Her moment in the sun … has gone.”
    “Being a talking head … was not something that sustained her as a viable candidate,” he added. “She’s a personality in the same way the Kardashian family is.”

    They even titled the article, Sarah Palin’s next act: Candidate or ‘Kardashian’?.

  15. says

    It’s a rewrite of A Christmas Story. In her version, after the kid shoots his eye out with the air rifle, he doesn’t retreat, he reloads.
     
    Myoo “Could you not do that? Misogyny is bad no matter who the person being targeted is.”
    What two things is Kim Kardashian famous for? Her quick wit and, of course, her many scientific achievements. Just kidding, it’s her derriere and that home movie (where, I assume she teaches the viewer about Wittgenstein and other philosophers).
     
    Michael Heath “…’She’s a personality in the same way the Kardashian family is.’…”
    That’s just ridiculous. The Kardashians are vapid, not crazy.

  16. robnyny says

    Isn’t “over-commercialization” the other word for “free enterprise at work”?

  17. jba55 says

    @14: How is pointing out that Ms Kardashian is only famous for her figure and her willingness to promote said figure misogynistic? It’s pure truth and has no bearing on any woman except her.

    As for Ms Palin… I’ve got nothing. I’m honestly a little surprised that this grasp for attention is even getting any play. Her 15 minutes should have been up 16 minutes ago.

  18. says

    I wonder if Bill O’Reilly will go into frothing hysterics because the title contains the phrase “Happy Holidays” that he finds so offensive.

  19. wobert says

    Michael H. @ 6
    ” she’s not smart enough to be cynical.” That’s funny, probably one of the best insults I’ve seen for a while.
    Though I doubt Palin would understand it.

    Has anyone pointed out to her that Santa doesn’t actually exist?

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