Countless articles, books and television shows have pondered the strange case of Sarah Palin, but finally someone's captured her in the right medium. If you're looking for the perfect gift for that Republican uncle this Christmas, look no further than Going Rouge: The Sarah Palin Rogue Coloring and Activity Book by Michael Stinson and Julie Sigwart.
A collection of cheeky illustrations with a political message, Going Rouge is chock full of activities that challenge readers, among other things, to follow the oil pipeline, match lipstick to pigs and find the "capital of Africa." There are also crosswords, a maze of Sarah Palin's path to the White House, and plenty of rootin', tootin' and animal shootin'.
Married activists and artists Michael Stinson and Julie Sigwart wrote the book and Sigwart did the illustrations. The response has been "tremendous", says Stinson. The book is a bestseller in Alaska and has sold over 15,000 copies in the U.S. and abroad this year alone. And it's not just for those who lean to the left. Stinson says many copies have gone to Republicans who find Palin equally unpalatable.
Stinson (well known on Twitter as @Symbolman) spent 12 years in Alaska and a great deal of time working in the wilderness and ANWR. He says he and his wife created the book, in part, to highlight Palin's "anti-environmental policies and attitude towards wildlife in general" -which seems prescient considering Palin's recent adventures in televised caribou sniping.
All in all Going Rouge is a cheeky and over-the-top lampoon of the political character who won't go away, with something for skeptics of all ages.
Available on GoingRouge.net.
(Images courtesy of Goingrouge.net)