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Is Sarah Palin one of the greatest authors who ever lived, or just the greatest?

Published November 16, 2009 6:55PM (EST)

John Ziegler, a conservative former radio host, has, since President Obama's victory last fall, been on a crusade on Sarah Palin's behalf. Much of his battle has been about protecting her from a media he portrays as biased against the former governor of Alaska, and countering that slant. Thing is, it would probably be a lot more believable if he weren't so unashamed to be biased in the other direction.

Ziegler's full review of Palin's upcoming book, "Going Rogue," hasn't been published yet, due to the publisher's embargo. But Mediaite, the site on which it will appear early Tuesday morning, has already posted a couple excerpts as a preview. What they show, for the most part, is just how passionately Ziegler has come to believe in his cause, and how unconcerned he is with seeming even a little objective or realistic. From that preview:

For many reasons, this is by far the best book and greatest literary achievement by a political figure in my lifetime ....

I strongly believe that if every Republican primary voter reads this book, Sarah Palin will win the 2012 nomination in a landslide, whether she wants it or not.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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