Palintology

The Nation Mocks Palin's Memoir

Sarah Palin certainly endured her fair share of mockery thanks to Tina Fey, but for the editors of The Nation, the fun has only just begun. The liberal magazine is pulling together a book to be released on the same day as Palin’s memoir Going Rogue: An American Life to be titled Going Rouge: Sarah Palin an American Nightmare. With a nearly identical cover—Palin stands cheerily in front of a storm clouds, while for her memoir she’s backed by sunny skies—23 of the magazine’s editors and contributors are pulling together a “serious” manuscript, despite the satirical book jacket. “It is not at all intended to be a joke,” says Richard Kim, a senior editor at the magazine. Nevertheless, the publisher’s Web site teases the book as “the most honest, revealing account of the Palin story to appear this fall? You betcha!”