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Palin's "Going Rogue" Is Not A Best-seller Among D.C. Residents

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Pre-sales have made "Going Rogue," by the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, a bestseller on Amazon.com.
Pre-sales have made "Going Rogue," by the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, a bestseller on Amazon.com.

By Alex Keefe

Sarah Palin's highly anticipated autobiography hit bookstores this morning. Pre-sales have made the book by the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate a bestseller on Amazon.com, but there seems to be less excitement at D.C. bookstores.

Outside a Border's bookstore on a busy street corner in downtown Washington this morning, people weren't exactly lining up to buy Sarah Palin's new book, "Going Rogue." One employee says, despite all the press, only three copies were sold in the first hour.

Debbie Collins, who works in downtown D.C., came out of the bookstore with a breakfast pastry, but without a copy of Palin's book. "She grates my nerves, so I don't like her at all," says Collins.

D.C. resident Gary Winstead, who was doing some Christmas shopping, says "Going Rogue" isn't on his list. "I live with two Republicans," says Winstead. "I'm a Democrat and they will definitely be buying the book. If I want to read it, I'll probably read theirs."

Several Washington bookstores say, with Democrats in control of Congress and the White House, they are not expecting big sales. According to the D.C. Board of Elections, roughly seventy-five percent of D.C. voters are currently registered democrats.


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