Palin protest: San Francisco bookseller will donate profits from 'Going Rogue' to Alaska Wildlife Alliance
Sarah Palin's new book, "Going Rogue," may have struck a chord with the former Alaska governor's many fans, but there don't seem to be many wildlife advocates among that group. (We'd imagine Palin doesn't have too many fans among the vegan community, either, owing to her comments in the book that "If any vegans came over for dinner, I could whip them up a salad, then explain my philosophy on being a carnivore: If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?")
Shortly after the book's release, independent bookstore owner Don Muller (himself an Alaska resident, but decidedly opposed to Palin's often controversial positions on that state's wildlife management) decided that he'd donate the profits from "Going Rogue" sales to the group Defenders of Wildlife, which has gone head-to-head with Palin in the past. (By using Palin's book sales as a way to support the group, Muller said, he was able to "carry the book and do something positive.") Now, Ecorazzi reports, Muller's not the only one.
San Francisco bookstore Green Apple Books has announced that it, too, will donate the profits from its "Going Rogue" sales to a decidedly anti-Palin charity: The Alaska Wildlife Alliance, which ardently opposes the airborne wolf hunting that Palin made a point of supporting as Alaska's governor.
In the announcement, posted earlier this month on the store's blog, a Green Apple staffer makes no bones about the fact that he doesn't approve of Palin's politics, referencing the "touchy-feely knee-jerk urban liberalism" some Palin fans may charge the store with before offering readers a link to a "respectful and professional review" of the book on the New York Times' website.
-- Lindsay Barnett
Photo: Palin reacts to cheering fans as she arrives at a Florida bookstore as part of her nationwide book tour. Credit: Joe Burbank / Associated Press