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New Biography of Sarah Palin









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Zondervan Announces New Biography of Sarah Palin

10:10 EDT Friday, September 05, 2008

Most Talked-About Woman in America is the Model for the 21st Century Leader

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's nomination as vice presidential candidate by John McCain not only changed the landscape of the current election, but also marks a shift in leadership style across our country. Her acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention showcased her personal brand of intelligence, passion, vigor and hope, and explained why she is the most talked-about woman in America.A new biography, titled "Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader" by Joe Hilley (Zondervan 2008), will explore themes from her career in politics, her life as a hockey mom, and her strongly held Christian faith, explaining how they influence her new style of leadership and align with our changing economy in the information age. The book is scheduled for release nationwide on October 10, 2008.

"Regardless of your political persuasion, it is clear that Sarah Palin has quickly electrified the 2008 election and sparked a nationwide dialogue and debate," said Moe Girkins, president and CEO of Zondervan. "We are honored to publish this book that will provide readers with a comprehensive look into the life and rising political career of Sarah Palin."

In "Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader", Hilley explores traits from Palin's background and experience, including her maverick integrity, electrifying communication style, career agility, and perpetual education, to establish his argument for Palin as an exemplary leader in our rapidly changing cultural landscape. By exploring the leadership principles that have catapulted Palin into the national spotlight, Hilley explains how she models a fresh paradigm of leadership that will guide the United States through the 21st century.

"We live in an age that values relationship over authority and instant information over accuracy, so breadth of knowledge and depth of conviction are the most prized commodities for our leaders," said Hilley. "Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin brings both of these qualities and more to her new role as John McCain's running mate and I'm eager for readers to have the opportunity to know her and her brand of leadership more thoroughly."

About Joe Hilley

Author Joe Hilley holds a Bachelor of Arts from Asbury College, a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. In 1999, he quit the practice of law to write. A lifelong observer of politics and social issues, Joe is the author of five critically-acclaimed novels. He has used those novels as a vehicle for addressing such topics as judicial and political corruption, trafficking in women, and the scourge of meth labs on rural America. His novels include Sober Justice, Double Take, Electric Beach, Night Rain, and The Deposition. He lives in Alabama where he writes full time.

About Zondervan

Zondervan is the world's leading Christian publisher of books, whose authors are noted for their excellence in the craft of writing as well as their worthy contribution to the ongoing global evangelical conversation. The works published by Zondervan not only confirm readers' faith and understanding, they also challenge and stretch readers' thinking. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general, ministry, and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., Zondervan publishes bestselling books, audio, video, curriculum, software, and digital products in such categories as biblical languages and studies, biography, business, contemporary issues, counseling, cultural, devotional, evangelism, family, fiction, history, inspiration, leadership, ministry, pastoral, personal development, prayer, philosophy, reference, relationships, textbooks, theology, youth and more. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries.

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Richard Viguerie: 'Cranky conservatives' are Responsible for Sarah Palin Pick





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Friday, September 5, 2008, p. n/a


Richard Viguerie: 'Cranky conservatives' are Responsible for Sarah Palin Pick


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MANASSAS, Va., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Conservatives who refused to fall in line behind the Republican Party -- who maintained their independence, at the price of being ridiculed as "cranky" or "impossible to please" -- are the ones responsible for John McCain's brilliant, game-changing selection of Sarah Palin, Richard A. Viguerie said.


"Those who backed John McCain as the 'lesser of two evils' did no favors to themselves, their movement, or to Senator McCain," said Viguerie, chairman of "He needed to know what conservatives really thought, and he needed to know what had to be done to get conservatives enthusiastically on board his campaign.


"As we know now, what he had to do was pick Sarah Palin," he said.


Viguerie said credit for the Palin selection belongs, "of course, to Senator McCain, but also to those who made it clear that, without a strong, principled conservative on the ticket, they would vote for it -- but do little else."


Specifically, Viguerie listed, as the heroes of the campaign for a conservative running mate:-- Those conservatives who withheld their support and refused to endorse Senator McCain until after he announced his vice presidential selection.


-- Conservatives, especially religious conservatives, who "went nuclear" in their criticism in the past couple of weeks before the announcement upon hearing that the pick might be Joe Lieberman, Tom Ridge, or someone nearly as disastrous for the McCain campaign and the Republican Party. ("Those of us who spoke up strongly were roundly criticized by some conservatives," Viguerie noted.) It was our firestorm that stopped that catastrophe from coming to pass.


-- The bloggers and radio talk show hosts who spent day after day detailing conservatives' problems with John McCain, and who kept the focus on the most important question: Who are the people who would make and carry out policy in a McCain administration?


-- Those who chose to stay home rather than vote in Republican primaries when there was no real top-tier conservative contender.


-- Those who threw Republican fundraising letters in the trash, and who gave Republican telemarketers a piece of their mind instead of their money.


"Some folks raise questions about John McCain's health," Viguerie said, "but we know one thing about his health: His hearing works just fine.


"Across this country, conservatives and Republicans at every level let John McCain know what he needed to do to get them fired up and excited and ready to go door-to-door and make phone calls and do all the things that have to be done. They told him, and he listened, and his selection of Sarah Palin has completely turned his campaign around.


"Contrast the principled conservatives with those conservatives who lacked the courage to speak up. As much as anyone, conservatives who remained silent bear responsibility for the Republican Party's drift away from conservative principles, and into disaster, over the past eight, ten, twelve years."


One of Senator McCain's idols is Teddy Roosevelt, Viguerie noted, "and Teddy Roosevelt spoke of how the credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by sweat and blood, who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. The go-along-to-get- along crowd are 'cold and timid souls,' while those conservatives who held to their principles are the men and women 'in the arena' who can claim their own share of John McCain and Sarah Palin's triumph last night."


Richard A. Viguerie Contact: Cynthia Chambliss, (703) After 6 PM Eastern time & weekends, contact9625 Surveyor Court, Vi Shields (703) 906-6542 orSuite 400 Cynthia Chambliss, (703) 930-5148Manassas, Virginia


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