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11.21.09

Going Rogue: The Index

The Daily Beast's columnist enjoyed Sarah Palin's memoir so much, he created his own index for it.

Alaska
   mind-numbingly boring intramural politics of, 1-208
Aristotle, 63
Atlantic Monthly
   formerly reputable outlet asserts Trig Palin actually child of Bristol or Willow, 238
Baldwin, Alec
   hypocritical failure to fulfill promise to leave U.S. after election of George W. Bush cited by SP, 313
Biden, Joe
   called “Joe” by SP, 289
   hair plugs of thought about by SP as calming device going into debate, 297
Bloggers, Maniacal, 236
Bono, talked to by SP, 301
Boredom
   of, by reader while waiting for Going Rogue to get to 2008 presidential campaign, 156
Clinton, Hillary
   hat off to SP while fundamentally disagreeing with every view of, 287
Couric, Katie
   condescension of, 276
   far more forgiving when Biden gives historically erroneous answer during his interview, 278
   intense desire to be liked adduced by McCain staffer, 256
   lowest-rated news anchor in network television, 270
   should have been asked by SP what she reads, 207
Democrats
   “embarrassed pacifism” of deplored, 46
Elites
   stupidity of for buying Alaska salmon eggs labeled as “caviar,” 48
   “want you to sit down and shut up,” 395
Fey, Tina
   friendliness and graciousness of to SP, 310
   makes lots of money imitating SP, 293
God 1, 22, 30, 33, 34, 51, 56, 57, 76, 83, 104, 121, 133, 170, 173-5, 176, 177-8, 181, 185, 187, 193, 195, 208, 210-217, 243, 245, 261, 286-8, 294, 322-3, 346, 349, 355, 362, 399, 413
Kerry, John
   “elitist loon,” 181
King, Martin Luther, 86
Kudlow, Larry
   energy of liked by SP, 206
Left, The
   decides SP must be eliminated, 364
Letterman, David
   prick, what a, 351
Lieberman, Joe
   tells SP God will see her through the VP debate, 286
Liberals, Hollywood, 134
Marx, Karl 84
McCain, Cindy
   down-to-earthness of praised, 210
   elegance of, 210
   ice queen reputation unjust, 221
McCain, John
   boldness and out-of-the-boxness of hailed by SP, 223
   reveals selection of SP as VP nominee at Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio, 222
   staffers of feed lies to Fox News’ Carl Cameron about SP, 343
   wading, favorite pastime of, 286
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Media
   “bunch of buffoons,” 378
   causticity of, 351
   ghastliness of, 187, 236, 280, 342, 347, 348, 378
   ninety percent liberalness of, 270
   veiled barbs, directed at SP by, 75
Murkowski, Governor
   “darn jet” of deplored by SP, 147
Obama Campaign Opposition Researchers
   “black-suited, laptop-toting flatlanders,” 236
Page, 208
   Going Rogue finally gets to 2008 presidential campaign
Palin, Bristol
   impregnation of by unnamed teenage lout, 207
   pregnancy of likened to a forest fire, 208
Palin, Sarah
   abused by McCain campaign staff during debate prep, 283
   appalled at emphasis on packaging by McCain campaign staff, 232
   approval ratings of in Alaska plummet from 90 percent to 56 following presidential campaign, 373
   books, non-banning of by, 77
   “butt,” use of by, 49
   caribou lasagna eaten by as child, 218
   “Change,” used as gubernatorial campaign theme way before Obama, 114
   conservatism, fiscal of, 153
   creationism of, soft-pedaled by, 217
   D, gets in college course once, 112
   “darn,” use of, 31, 87, 147
   daughters, cuteness of adduced by, 132, 138
   “effete young chap,” used to describe gubernatorial opponent, 116
   emails, personal, hacking into by deplored as “another fine how-do-you-do,” 263
   favors holding self to higher standard, 366
   “giddy-happy,” not made by pregnancy of teenage daughter, 234
   humbled and honored when nominated by McCain, 223
   legal bills of top $500,000, 363
   likeability of, 1-413
   “Mom Moment,” has when daughter Piper crashes bicycle, 138
   moose chili served three times a week at governor’s mansion, 133
   moose eyeballs, handed by father, 32
   not amused by “SARAH PALIN IS A CUNT” T-shirts at rally, 279
   not amused by media portrayal of family as “herd of hillbillies,” 315
   “not retreating but reloading,” said about SP by father, 377
   oil companies, goes up against, 159, 189
   per diem, refuses, 147
   “porks up” while pregnant, 50
   “ready to calve” first child, 51
   Russia, proximity of Alaska to, made too much of by media, 309
   sneaks in calls to folks like Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity and someone thought to be Larry Kudlow but who turns out to be Neil Cavuto’s producer, 257
   spends less on travel and personal expenses while governor than previous two predecessors, despite having larger family, 365
   sweats like crazy while working rope-line, 276
   unable to remain silent in face of serious issues facing Alaska and U.S., 356
   wardrobe problems of, 314
   wife, yearns for a, 86  
   “Wow,” utters when realizes Alaska politics determined by “relationships,” 142

Palin, Piper
   adorableness of, 347
Palin, Todd
   children, love of by, 37
   DUI arrest for, 49
   elders, reverence for, 37
   extreme masculinity of, 37-413
   honesty, justice and accountability of, 38
   kept from appearing on stage with SP on Election Night, 337
   nature, respect for, 37
   prejudice, hatred of, 37
   roars into life of SP, 34
   serially impregnates SP, 40
   taciturnity of, 36
   tells buddies SP doesn’t know how to kiss, 39
   tobacco, dipping of by, 38
   treats new bride SP to wedding dinner at Wendy’s Drive-Thru, 49
Palin, Track
   malicious reporters suggest may have joined Army to “hide from the law,” 371
   thuggish hockey playing style of, 167
Palin, Trig
   derivation of middle name “Van” (rock band Van Halen) not explained by SP, 195
Paine, Thomas, 146
Plato, 24
Pundits, odiousness of, 45
Reagan, Ronald, 12, 45-7, 124, 158, 384, 386, 391-3, 400
Sarkozy, Nicolas
   Montreal DJ pretends to be during phone call to SP; suggests both shoot wildlife from helicopter, 326
Schmidt, Steve, McCain Campaign Manager
   condescension of, 235
   not one for a lot of chitchat, 212
   not a lot of camaraderie or rah-rah optimism by, 253
   puts into motion plan to destroy SP’s reputation in order to salvage own, 318
   tells SP Gwen Ifill is going to “f*** with you,” 294
   tells SP she cannot give concession speech on election night, 334
   threatens SP with nutritionist, 284
Washington, DC
   breeze, fresh, much-need in, 221
   dreadfulness of, 1-413
Wooten, Mike, SP Brother-in-law
   bankruptcy of, 100
   drinking history of, 101
   infidelity of, 100
   Tasers young stepson, 101

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Christopher Buckley's books include Supreme Courtship, The White House Mess, Thank You for Smoking, Little Green Men, and Florence of Arabia. He was chief speechwriter for Vice President George H.W. Bush, and is editor-at-large of ForbesLife magazine. His new book is Losing Mum and Pup, a memoir. Buckley's Daily Beast column is the winner of an Online Journalism Award in the category of Online Commentary.