On Tuesday, I will join many Americans in reading Sarah Palin's book, "Going Rogue" and it appears that some have already taken a peek and, well, do not like some of what she has to say.
One of those is blogger Ann Althouse.
Ann is a great blogger and many times very hard to disagree with.
But, on the point that she uses to bring up doubts about Mrs. Palin's ability as a candidate, Ann Althouse is all wet.
What Ann Althouse is essentially saying is that Mrs. Palin should have told Nicolle Wallace to get off and that she would not do her ill-fated coming out interview with CBS News Katie Couric.
Now that would be nice if Mrs Palin was the presidential candidate for the Republican party. But, Mrs. Palin was the vice-presidential candidate. And yes, a rookie on the national stage that she was thrust upon.
It seems that Ann Althouse thinks Mrs. Palin should have been more like, well Sen. John "F--- You" McCain.
Well, Ace over at the Ace of Spades tries to explain to Ann Althouse that there is a pecking order, woman or not, and that Mrs. Palin had to accept her place in that pecking order.
And Ace is right.
While conservatives were suggesting that Mrs. Palin start off with more sympathetic media, this Wallace woman kept pushing Katie Couric to be the one to get THE interview with Mrs. Palin. Until then, Mrs. Palin was kept in tight wraps.
Now, she could have just said, oh I don't know, "F--- you" to the McCain campaign and gone on talk radio or the Fox News Channel. That would have shown that the McCain campaign was very undisciplined. Well, it was. But doing something like that would have exposed that fact even worse.
For the first time, Mrs. Palin was not the one in charge. She was asked by Sen. "F--- You" McCain to be the vice-presidential nominee. And there is nothing equal about that. Except that they are potential members of the executive branch as laid out by the constitution.
And clearly, that was very frustrating for Mrs. Palin.
Should she have gone that rogue that soon?
During the campaign, when Team McCain publicly and IMHO humiliatingly abandoned Michigan, it was Mrs. Palin and her husband, Todd, that wanted to keep pushing a while longer. Yes, Team McCain lost Michigan. And they would have anyway. But, in doing what they did, they so depressed Republican voters that two Republican seats in congress were lost. Could have a little more campaigning by Mrs. and Mr. Palin helped? Who knows. But she had a fighting instinct that makes for a succesful politician.
Oh yes, Mrs. Palin should have just said "F--- you" and gone off to Michigan. That would have gone over real well.
No, Mrs. Palin tried to make her case and was over ruled. That is what happens in the real world. Happens in the workplace all the time. And, this was a workplace situation writ large.
And now, Mrs. Palin writes her side of the story and still there are people who just do not get it.
Ann Althouse is one of them.
Ace does get it.