USING WOUNDED SOLDIERS AS BOOK-TOUR PROPS
Wow, this is pretty reprehensible:
Sarah Palin to Visit Fort Hood
Grieving soldiers and families at Fort Hood, Texas, will get a visit from Sarah Palin next month as part of her national book tour, her publisher told Washington Wire.
Ah, but it's not really a shamelessly opportunistic use of other people's suffering to sell books, you see:
The former vice presidential candidate, whose book "Going Rogue," will be released on Tuesday, had already agreed to visit the Army base, according to her publicist. She said that after last week's shooting that left 13 people dead and 30 wounded, an official on the base contacted HarperCollins to say that Palin should stick with the planned appearance.
The Dec. 4 event had not been announced publicly or included in a preliminary list of tour stops published on Palin's Facebook page....
What an astonishing coincidence -- apparently she just so happened to have an appearance planned there (even though we have only her publicist's word for that) when tragedy struck. Hey, maybe, in addition to her governin', motherin', and moose-rasslin' skills, she can see the future as well! A woman of many talents....