Being a conservative Republican, as well as a mom, Sarah Palin really caught my attention when she was chosen as the Republican vice-presidential nominee back in 2008. She was a very straight forward tell-it-like-it-is speaker. I found her manner to be very refreshing. Mrs. Palin has been quoted and misquoted innumerable times over the last few years. Mr. Matt Lewis has sifted through numerous sources for quotes that show Mrs. Palin's views on thirty-two different topics including abortion, President Barak Obama, civil rights, economics, health care, the environment, immigration reform, the war in Iraq, taxes, national security and terrorism, the GOP, the Tea Party Movement, and a number of more personal things like family, faith, Tina Fey, running for office, and just being Sarah. The final chapter is full of quotes of what others have said about Mrs. Palin.
The quotes are well-organized and well-documented. After reading this book, I believe that I understand her politics, her values, and her beliefs much better. I wish that a book like this were available for every political candidate prior to elections. Of all the quotes, I still like the one from her Republican National Convention speech in Minneapolis on September 3, 2008 the best. I think a lot of moms, not just hockey moms, can relate when we think about defending our children.
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I consider this to be a thought provoking book that should be read by liberals and conservatives alike. I give it four stars.
Matt Lewis is senior contributor to The Daily Caller.
I received this book from Book Sneeze for free in exchange for an honest review.