In the words of a football coach, philosopher, father…

November 17, 2009

At the start of  Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue,” before the words begin, there’s a map: “The View from the Top of the World.”******It shows Alaska closer to the center of the top of the world than Washington, D.C. — deliberate perhaps?******Then wandering through the book, the quotes at the start of each chapter caught our eye. USA/******There’s the famous words from college football coach Lou Holtz: “I don’t believe that God put us on earth to be ordinary.”******Greek philosopher Aristotle: “Criticism is something we can avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, being nothing.”******That is followed by chapters that feature wise words from basketball coach John Wooden, Christian pastor Charles Swindoll, humor columnist Dave Barry and American author Mark Twain.******The lead in for Chapter 6 is a quote from Palin’s father, Chuck Heath Sr.: “Sarah’s not retreating; she’s reloading!”******What do these quotes say about Palin?******Click here for more Reuters political coverage******Photo credit: Reuters/Mike Segar (Rodin sculpture “The Thinker” outside Philosophy Department of Columbia University)

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Makes you wonder why she didn’t listen to Aristotle…

Posted by cheese | Report as abusive

I see Reuters Blogs posts anything anti-palin but not supporting views. Thank God the web exists so left, lib, MSM isn’t the only slant people get.

Posted by Hillary | Report as abusive

I think she was like a breath of fresh air. I wish we could elect someone who is going to put pride in our nation. I truelly believe she could have done this. I hate all of this pork spending and the people that work, have to pay for it. I think that is why she scared so many of the politicions. They want to line their pockets at the expence of the taxpayers.

Posted by Loretta Ekwall | Report as abusive