The above chart is from the Nielsen blog. It shows just how astonishing Governor Sarah Palin's success with Going Rogue is.
Palin has out hit every other major political hitter except President Bill Clinton, and his success came after two terms as President of the United States. She also out sold Senator/Secretary of State Hillary Clinton--though it was close. No one else is even in the same ball park with those three. To put it numerically:
Bill Clinton - 100%
Sarah Palin - 77%
Hillary Clinton - 73%
and way in the back:
Barack Obama - 11%
John McCain and Joe Biden - 1%
Obama autographing books - November 15, 2009
Palin in Cincinnati - November 20, 2009Or in baseball terms, the top three are jockeying to see who will be Babe Ruth and who will be Lou Gehrig. Everyone else is, well . . ., all the rest.
Palin is doing it in her rookie year. Hillary Clinton did it in her prime, and Bill Clinton did it at the end of his career.
It's an amazing success for someone who, though holding the highest state office--governor, has never held national office. (Not to mention that Palin has been a person both the media and political opponents have done everything possible to squash.)
The old saying seems apt: He who laughs last, laughs best.
Congratulations, Governor Palin! I have a feeling we ain't seen nothing yet.