I'm going rogue too: I just borrowed a copy of Sarah Palin's book, which I'm going to skim. I'm just borrowed and skimming it because as a matter of principle, I almost never buy or read books that politicians write to talk about themselves especially when they are still trying to conquer power. In any case, I'm going to skim Palin's book because I'm trying not so much to understand why people hate her, but to have a better sense of what America is to her and why I have the conviction that she has a lot in common with Obama. As I have said before I like Palin as I like Obama and Sarkozy; when I use the work "like" what I'm saying is that I would shake their hands and even talk to them about my mother. However, I don't think that liking someone is enough to vote for them or to support their politics. It is for this reason that I never understood why people needed to hate Palin to attack her politics or to vote for Obama because they thought that he was the coolest thing since Coke Zero or since the last Air Jordan shoes. An Ambassador once told me a few years ago that George Bush was really cool and extremely personable as if that was supposed to make a difference and to change one's view of his politics. I'm trying to say that in our century if politics is solely about the person, the personal, the ME, then Politics with a capital P is doomed. Thus, I will skim Palin's book to remind myself that you don't have to believe that someone is retarded not to support their politics and there is something about our time that makes it easy to make women the epitome of dumbness and of anti-intellectualism.