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Sarah Palin is slip-sliding away

If Sarah Palin calendars are fading, her video career is looking up.

It's a tradition in our family to give each other wall calendars every Christmas. Last year, my husband gave me The Out of Office Countdown calendar for 2008. It features President George W. Bush and is good through Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, 2009. I doubt if it's hanging in the White House.

If I had my holiday act together this past December, I would have gifted my hubby the Sarah Palin 2009 calendar by Alaska photographer Judy Patrick. The 13-month calendar features more than 50 photographs of Gov. Palin and her family, including "never before seen photos"; high quality gloss paper; pre-drilled hole for hanging; and cellophane wrapping. All produced and printed in the USA. One of the photos of Sister Sarah shows her smiling widely in front of Old Glory with a rifle slung over her shoulder.

MSNBC reported in early January that the Sarah Palin calendar was at the top of Amazon.com's office supplies list. Well, Sister Sarah is slip, slidin' away. I went on Amazon's website and the former Republican vice-presidential candidate has plummeted to No. 31. The current top-selling wall calendars are Wonders of the World, Hubble Space Telescope, Salut! Vintage Posters, Dilbert, Mega-Grid, Charles Wysocki Americana, Out on the Porch, Maxfield Parrish, Puppies and Tuscany. At least she beat out Animals That Will Kill Yo A$$ and The Big Breast Calendar.

Calendars, schmalendars. Gov. Palin should stick with what she does best: videos. Her latest candid comments on "media malpractice" can be seen in a documentary by filmmaker John Ziegler, available for viewing on the How Obama Got Elected website.

Sue Frause is a Whidbey Island freelance writer and photographer. You can reach her at sue@suefrause.com.


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