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Defending Palin’s Book For a Nanosecond

Make no mistake, my main response to Sarah Palin’s book is teeth-gnashing , because 1) she lies and never admits it. And her death-penalty lie mattered. And 2) she never acknowledges her debt to feminism. But here is a fair point in defense of the book as a memoir, from Ann Althouse responding to Rod Dreher’s review on NPR :

She chose to write a personal memoir: What life feels like for Sarah Palin. So it’s her “Dreams From My Father.” The book Dreher aches for would be her “Audacity of Hope.”