The Rogue Returns: On the Road with Sarah Palin

GOP heartthrob Sarah Palin is back in the spotlight, this time as an author. Is she running for office — or just the best-seller list?

Al Grillo / AP

Sarah Palin in Fairbanks, Alaska, on July 26, 2009

The title of Sarah Palin's memoir, Going Rogue, is a little misleading. The gerund suggests that the woman who went from obscurity to the GOP ticket to the exit door of the Alaska governor's mansion in less than a year is still on a journey toward rogue-dom.

In fact, when Palin emerged from a self-imposed semi-exile on Nov. 6 to speak before 4,000 fans just outside Milwaukee at what organizers called the largest pro-life gathering in Wisconsin history, two things were abundantly clear: Palin is now a thoroughly professional rogue — and she is going to sell...

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