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What Do You Think?

November 21, 2009

Editor's note: The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments when voting. A sampling of edited reader comments will run on The Herald-Mail's Opinion page on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The question posted Wednesday was: Do you plan to read Sarah Palin's book, "Going Rogue"?

Poll results:

Yes -- 282 votes (27 percent)

No -- 765 votes (73 percent)

o "Whether someone actually reads it or not, we will all know every detail from it through the news media, this forum and word of mouth. Ms. Palin is ubiquitious at this point. Should stir lots of lively debate."

o "Of course I will read it! Sarah Palin has more knowledge and common sense in her nail clippings than this entire administration. Sarah knows what the 'real' unemployment numbers are, she knows what (Fed Chairman Ben) Bernanke says about unemployment growing higher. Sarah knows history when we faced a tougher recession than what we're facing today, and that cutting taxes and ramping up industry ... (helped pull us) out of that recession, and we need to revisit that."

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o "Sarah is not nearly as great as her greatest fans think, nor is she as stupid or evil like many liberals want to make her out to be. It is laughable that the same people who think President Obama is awesome and very well-qualified to be president think Palin is an Alaskan redneck who knows nothing."

o "I won't be buying the book nor will I read it. I don't like reading half-truths. Besides, I've heard enough about the book from the media, so there's no reason to even buy it. I think some people should just buy one book and pass it around. In today's economy, I'm sure some people have more important things to spend their money on."

o "From reading the posts on this subject today, it is obviously true that Mrs. Palin is a polarizing figure. Conservatives will read her book and not understand why the whole world doesn't think that way. Liberals will read it with a large bottle of Maalox at the ready."

o "I'll read it if she reads it. I guess I won't be reading it for a long time."

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