Sarah Palin has signed a deal to write — or to put her name on something someone else wrote — a book about Christmas. And from the description of the book and a statement issued by Palin through the publisher, I’m sure it will be every bit as vapid as one would expect.
The former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor has a deal with HarperCollins for “A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas,” scheduled for November. HarperCollins announced Monday that the book will criticize the “over-commercialism” and “homogenization” of Christmas and call for a renewed emphasis on the religious importance.
“Amidst the fragility of this politically correct era, it is imperative that we stand up for our beliefs before the element of faith in a glorious and traditional holiday like Christmas is marginalized and ignored,” Palin said in a statement released through her publisher. “This will be a fun, festive, thought provoking book, which will encourage all to see what is possible when we unite in defense of our faith and ignore the politically correct Scrooges who would rather take Christ out of Christmas.”
Yep. “Politically correct” and “take Christ out of Christmas” — Palin’s playing her usual game of Madlibs with tired platitudes and catchphrases. And if it doesn’t sell, that will be proof of the War on Christmas that I’m sure she firmly believes is going on.