[A]fter finishing the first chapter, one of the book’s aims is quite apparent: to refute the idea that Sarah Palin is not an intellectual.
But in the process of establishing her intellectual and educational credentials, Palin is guilty of violating the rule of “show, don’t tell.” Instead of letting the reader deduce her scholastic horsepower through her ideas and thought processes, Palin takes a number of detours to relate histories and actions commonly associated with braniacs or aspiring policy wonks. The result is that it seems a bit forced.
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