Folks, I have looked around the Pittsburgh bookstores, made a few calls and, no, Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue" is not available here, as of today (Nov. 16). Not that I was disappointed.
Yet, without surprise, the NYTimes and WashPost got copies, did some quick page turning, and posted their reviews today. Their reviews indicated that Palin isn't about to replace Ayn Rand in the hearts of America's über conservatives as a writer and thinker.
A veteran bookseller explained that Pittsburgh isn't No. 1 on the publisher's distribution list, unlike Manhattan and D.C.
With those reviews and an eager electronic medium headed by Ms. O. Winfrey, the former Alaska governor will sell enough books to make back her $5 million advance.
Media Matters today systematically challenged a pile of statements by the former governor. No matter, the big sales are a sure thing.