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Sarah Palin Reads Utne Reader

 by Bennett Gordon


Tags: Media, Politics, Sarah Palin, Utne Reader, Red Pepper, $pread, Russian Life,

Sarah Palin with Utne ReaderWhen Sarah Palin was asked what magazines or newspapers she read before she was John McCain’s vice presidential candidate, she said, “all of them.” (Video below.) Clearly, then, she reads Utne Reader. She went on to say, “I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news.” I thought I saw her skulking around our library of 1,500 publications. Using her logic, I dug into our library and put together a list of other sources that Sarah Palin must read:

Russian Life: This English-language bimonthly must be a valuable resource for understanding Russian-American relations, if “Putin ever rears his head.”

Ms. Magazine: As one of the best-known feminist publications, Ms. likely helps Gov. Palin keep track of the latest in feminist thought.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: In the debates last night, Palin said of Joe Biden’s wife, who works as a teacher, “God bless her. Her reward is in heaven, right?” This magazine, which profiles people working to get teachers some reward in this life, is probably on her reading list, too.

$pread: One of the only magazines for sex workers, this magazine gives a voice to people not often heard in most other media. The latest issue has a “Sex Worker Voter Guide” that says, “ No major presidential candidate in American politics today can be said to embrace a genuinely pro-sex worker agenda,” but the fact that Sarah Palin reads the magazine must be a start. Right?

What else do you think Sarah Palin might read?

Image adapted from original by T toes, licensed under Creative Commons

Watch a video of Palin talking about her reading habits below:

lorna immel
10/8/2008 4:25:51 AM

I challenge her to read Bitch and make/shift. As a parent of daughters she might learn something useful for them.


teri_1
10/7/2008 4:04:28 PM

How about Pentacle? She HAS been blessed by the witch doctor, after all...


kit in st. louis_1
10/7/2008 3:06:38 PM

She should be reading UTNE! As well as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Wallstreet Journal, Ms., Nat'l Geographic (especially the evolution edition). What she is likely reading: Guns & Ammo, Field and Stream, Soldier of Fortune, Better Homes and Gardens...and she lends McCain "Official Barbie Collector."


bill_3
10/7/2008 12:37:19 PM

Sarah's a lot smaller than I thought she was - given the size of the Utne Reader in her hand. OR do you all have a senior edition for the older readers? Maybe she's just holding John's copy?


rachel levitt
10/7/2008 12:35:08 PM

I'll bet she reads Heeb (heebmagazine.com) and Tikkun (tikkun.org), since she spoke at the debate about how much she hearts Israel.