Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Reviews of 'Going Rogue'

From Orson Scott Card, one of my favorite fiction authors:
So ever since her book came out, we have seen it reviewed as if it had been scrawled on toilet paper by a child. Many have reviewed the book as if its author were well-known for her stupidity, though in fact nothing is clearer than her vivid intelligence -- she is far smarter than any of the people I have heard call her stupid. For one thing, they are so stupid they call someone stupid without actually checking to see if she really is. That's stupidity.
He then points to this review from the New York Post as accurately capturing his view of the book. I found very good:
The message is clear. America can’t be stopped. I can’t be stopped. I’ve stumbled and fallen, but I always get up and run again. Her political opponents, especially those who dismissed Ronald Reagan before he was elected, should take note. Wherever you are, you better watch out. Sarah Palin is coming to town.
I've read her book myself. I came away admiring her far more than I had before, and I was an unabashed supporter before. I agree with Orson: She is not stupid, she is not naive, and anyone who calls her such needs to look in the mirror.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Trace Adkins and the West Point Glee Club

Just found this. It will bring tears to your eyes: