Sarah Palin: Rogue or Rouge?

When the failed vice presidential candidate's memoir hits shelves November 17, it will have some worthy competition from a lookalike tome that spoofs the title of her book.

"Going Rouge: An American Nightmare" bears a striking resemblance to Palin's book, "Going Rogue: An American Life." Both feature the photogenic politician in red, but the spoof has her against a backdrop of black thunder clouds and lightning, instead of the image of a blue sky scattered with clouds on the ex-governorís book.

The spoof threatens to derail the massive effort to make Sarah Palin the next President of the United States.

Christopher Ruddy, who was a reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the paper owned by conservative Richard Scaife, was trying to promote Palin's presidential attributes through Newsmax, which calls itself "one of the nation's leading independent news site." Newsmax has been promoting Sarah Palin's book on the Internet, non-stop, 24/7, to the point where the Internet feels like it has been invaded by mugshots of Chairman Palin.

It appear as if Ruddy and Scaife have inherited the politically motivated zeal of Howard Hughes, who had said, "I am determined to elect a president of our choosing this year and one who will be deeply indebted, and who will recognize his indebtedness. Since I am willing to go beyond all limitations on this, I think we should be able to select a candidate and a party who knows the facts of political life Ö If we select Nixon, then he, I know for sure knows the facts of life."

His determination unfortunately succeded and sowed the seeds for the national nightmare that followed.

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