Sarah Palin is out with a book about the War on Christmas
Perhaps I should explain at the outset here that the wording of the headline above — especially the phrase “out with a book” — is quite deliberate.
You see, it probably would be wrong to say that Sarah Palin has “written” a book. Many, if not most, politicians who publish books rely on ghost-writers to one extent or another. This is also true of your typical show-business celebrity who allows the use of his or her name on a book that purports to be a memoir.
Palin’s book, whether she wrote it or not, seems calculated to cash in on a perennial bugaboo among Palinistas across the land, as we see HERE:
For religious conservatives, howling over the so-called “war on Christmas” has become an annual holiday tradition almost as enjoyable as Christmas itself. On Tuesday, Sarah Palin seeks to capitalize on the phenomenon with the release of her newest book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. Daily Intelligencer purchased the Palin-narrated audiobook from a local bookstore, where it was on sale early, and listened to all four-and-a-half hours, which is technically not a violation of the Geneva Convention if you’re getting paid to do it, New York’s legal team insists.
The book is part tribute to the joys of Christmas, part how-to guide for oppressed Christians looking for ways to fight back against whiny and litigious secularists, and part manifesto on the general superiority of Christianity over atheism. Palin, throughout, appears incapable of fathoming why a business catering to people from all walks of life may prefer to use inclusive holiday-season language in promotional items, or why a non-Christian may not appreciate a government institution expressing a preference for Christianity over other religions. To hear her tell it, such attitudes imperil America’s dedication to religious freedom itself.