Sarah Palin will write on 'the war on Christmas'(Read article summary)
Sarah Palin says her next book will urge readers to 'ignore the politically correct Scrooges who would rather take Christ out of Christmas.'
(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
That’s right, get ready to revisit the Christmas wars, Palin-style.
The nation’s most impersonate-able politician is penning a book titled “A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas,” scheduled for publication by Harper Collins in November.
“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, according to the AP. “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.”
According to the publisher, the book will explore the “over-commercialism” and “homogenization” of the holiday and advocate “reserving Jesus Christ in Christmas.”
This will be Palin’s third book (after “Going Rogue” and “America by Heart”), and by all accounts, the third time’s no charm.
Things can’t be going well for the nation’s one-time almost-vice president if she’s writing a book about Christmas. In March.
As the Washington Post pointed out, “Christmas books are like Christmas albums: They are not things you make and announce in March when your career is going anywhere good.”
And the “Christmas wars,” really? We thought the nation had moved on – from that manufactured hullabaloo – and from Palin.
But whatever doubt we cast and whatever Palin writes about “over-commercialism,” one thing’s for sure: this baby’s gonna sell.
Husna Haq is a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor