Did Palin Really 'Go Rogue'?

During the election, when Sarah Palin said Barack Obama “pals around with terrorists,” some said it was evidence that the Republican vice-presidential nominee had “gone rogue.” Turns out, however, that she was simply following orders: According to Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson’s new book, The Battle for America, McCain’s top advisers, Steve Schmidt, Rick Davis, and Nicolle Wallace, fed Palin almost the exact line, telling her to say that “[Obama] is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country.”