America by Heart: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Flag
It will include “selections from classic and contemporary readings that have moved her,” according to HarperCollins, along with “the nation’s founding documents to great speeches, sermons, letters, literature and poetry, biography, and even some of her favorite songs and movies.”
The book is inspired not only by her “strong belief in the importance of family, faith, and patriotism,” but by some of the people she met last year while promoting Going Rogue. Palin skipped major cities such as Seattle and Los Angeles, traditional stops on most author tours, and instead focused on smaller communities more receptive to her conservative message.
“The book will also include portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her deep love of country, her strong rootedness in faith, and her profound love and appreciation of family,” the statement from HarperCollins reads.
Ben Smith of Politico opines that this may be a sign of Sarah not running in 2012:
A Palin book tour will stir presidential speculation, but the decision by Palin — and the publisher — to launch it in the crucial opening weeks of the 2012 cycle should actually put a damper on that speculation. The tour will be paid for by HarperCollins, and the publisher will be in legal jeopardy should it appear to contribute in kind to a presidential campaign.
But Holly Bailey of Yahoo! News points out that it has been done before:
Palin wouldn’t be the first potential candidate to hit the road on a book tour while very publicly contemplating a run for the White House. Back in October 2006, Barack Obama cruised through early primary states peddling his second book, “The Audacity of Hope,” while openly considering a run for office. His first visit to New Hampshire, scheduled just days after the conclusion of the ’06 midterms.
In regards to her books I have yet to read her first one, though I bought it long ago. I may bypass it and wait for this one. If she does enter the GOP race I’ll feel obligated to read them both, as well as Huckabee’s books should he enter the race. One thought about Sarah’s new book title – I think the subtitle should end with “Faith, Family and Patriotism” instead of “Faith, Family, and Flag”. I understand the appeal of the alliteration, but I think the term flag just seems a little awkward for some reason. (Luke tells me the subtitle of her second book should be “Going Roguer”.)
Sarah Palin endorses Nikki Haley for Governor in South Carolina
I can appreciate Palin’s support in this race. Nikki Haley is an excellent candidate that also enjoys the endorsement of Governor Romney and Jenny Sanford. Haley is currently serving in South Carolina’s House of Representatives. Other endorsements in the South Carolina Governor race include John McCain’s for state Attorney General Henry McMaster who lead McCain’s SC campaign in 2008, and Mike Huckabee’s endorsement of Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer.
Sarah Palin also recently endorsed Carly Fiorina for California’s Senate race. I must say that I’m rooting for Chuck DeVore in this case. Governor Romney has not endorsed anyone in this race. Huckabee has endorsed DeVore. What I think is most important in this race is that the current leader Tom Campbell doesn’t win. I’d be content with a Fiorina win over Campbell, but much more pleased with a DeVore win. What would please me even further is that if any one of those three won the Senate seat over current Democrat incumbent Barbara Boxer.