Slate's unauthorized index of Sarah Palin's autobiography, Going Rogue.

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Nov. 17 2009 10:52 PM

The Going Rogue Index

Sarah Palin didn't put an index in her book. So we made one for her.

When Sarah Palin's 413-page autobiography, Going Rogue: An American Life, hit stands Tuesday, readers discovered the governor's most mavericky move yet: The book lacks an index. So Slate has compiled its own. Just print out this index, paste it into the back of your copy, and start skipping around! (And, yes, the page numbers are real.)

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Alaska ________ autumn bouquet of, 1 ________ robin's egg sky of, 2 ________ superiority to Lower 48 of, 1-413

Baldwin, Alec
________preference for Stephen over, 314

Biden, Joe
________gaffes of, 278
________pre-debate stretching regimen of, 296
________accidental reference to as "Sen. O'Biden," 289

blinking, not, 198

Blitzer, Wolf
________approval of mother of, 351
________implicit disapproval of, 351

Builder, Tito the, 305

Bono, nondescript conversation with, 301

books and magazines, references to
________A Conflict of Vision, 385
________Animal Farm, 27
________Buck, Pearl S., 180
________Bible, the, 15 
________cookbooks, 15
________Lewis, C.S., 27
________Nash, Ogden, 15
________National Geographic, 27
________Pearl, The, 27
________Ranger Rick, 27
________Reader's Digest, 15
________Seagull, Jonathan Livingston, 27
________Service, Robert, 15
________Sports Illustrated, 27
________Wonderful World of Oz, The, 16

cap and trade
________brilliant suggested renaming of as "Cap and Tax," 390
________characterization of as "environmentalist Ponzi scheme," 391

capital letters, unorthodox use of
________"Patriots," dedication page

Clinton, Hillary
________invitation to coffee with, 287 
________whining of, 287       

Community organizing, actual responsibility lackingness of, 65, 242

Couric, Katie
________"repetitive, biased questions" of, 271
________unfair editing of interview with, 273
________condescension of, 276
________things I could/should have said to, 274-5
________things I could have done instead of talking to, 279

crowds 
________unexpected size of, 266
________insistence on lingering with, despite objections from campaign staffers, 268

debate, vice presidential 
________poorness of preparation for, 281-85
________answers they made me give during, 281
________answers I wanted to give during, 282
________wink during, N/A

"Democrat," usage of as adjective, 155, 227

dialogue, implausibly recreated, 2, 53, 74, 151, 161, 179, 188, 217, 235, 318, 358, 375

diet
________forced by Steve Schmidt to go on, 284
________Steve Schmidt needs to go on, 285

eBay
________attempted selling of jet on, 147
________fudging of original claim that I did sell jet on, 147

e-mail, hacking of, 263-65

exclamation point, usage of, 4, 26, 120, 121, 122, 138, 150, 199, 207, 222, 223, 225, 233, 239, 241, 276, 302, 307

evolution
________skeptical views of, 217
________________use of word "Neanderthal" despite, 30, 172

"experts," wrongness of, 254, 289, 336, 375, 392

Facebook
________citation of as example of laudable free-market enterprise, 400
________utility of for calling out haters, 400

Ferraro, Geraldine
________kinship with, 295

food, Alaskan
________halibut tacos, 1
________reindeer sausage 1
________caribou lasagna, 218

foreshadowing, dramatic, 25, 28, 44

God 
________belief in, 22
________rewards from in the form of
________________children (implicit), 23
________________Todd Palin, 34
________________job for Todd, 50
________conversation with, 173
________master plan of, 176
________inability to make mistakes of, 185
________letter written in the voice of, 185-87
________deliberate causation of premature birth of Trig of, 195

Going rogue, actual instances of 
________handing phone to McCain for a radio interview without permission, 252
________expressing regret about pulling out of Michigan, 298
________distancing self from $150,000 wardrobe purchase, 317
________Todd going onstage on Election Night despite being told not to, 337

Hasselbeck, Elizabeth
________"bold and talented" nature of, 315

haters, named
________Andrew Halcro, 116
________"falafel lady" Andree McLeod, 117
________Huffington Post, 238

haters, unnamed
________Ashley Judd, 134
________"town crier," 117
________Andrew Sullivan, 238
________David Corn, 305

Hunting and/or fishing, 10, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 25, 29, 31 (before school), 44, 49, 55, 165, 166, 177, 327, 379

Johnston, Levi
________single, unnamed reference to as Bristol's "former boyfriend," 375

journalists, top sources for
________a defeated former Palin opponent, 236
________a maniacal blogger, 236
________the "falafel lady," 236

Kerry, John, elitism of, 181

Lieberman, Joe, 285-86
________advice from, 286

life, observations about
________"Life has a fascinating way of coming full circle," 131

"maverick," various forms of, 90, 252, 299

mavericky decisions, examples of
________not using corporate jet, 130
________firing personal chef, 133
________not spending time on the Juneau cocktail circuit, 140

McCain, Cindy
________elegance and beauty of, 210
________inaccuracy of "ice queen" reputation of, 221

McCain, John
________first meeting with, 210
________discussion of candidacy with, 220
________final conversation with, 336
________characterization of as "my friend," 380

meat
________preference for, 18
________deep question about: "If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?" 133

media
________getting things wrong, 203, 233, 237, 238, 276, 342, 378
________getting things right, 246
________liberalness of, 270

"midnight sun," 1, 22, 149

miracle, Election Day prayer for, 331

mistakes
________betraying Todd's stepmom by not backing her for Wasilla mayor, 87
________not making a bigger issue of the Rev. Wright, 307

moose, 18, 20, 31, 113, 134, 270

music listened to
________Toby Keith, 105
________Black Eyed Peas, 114
________"an old LL Cool J remix," 114

names, origins of
________Track, 53
________Bristol, 57
________Willow, N/A
________Piper, 76
________Agia (puppy), 137
________Trig, 185

"nerd," characterization of self as, 37, 149

Obama, Barack 
________impressive but empty oratorical skills of, 227
________"staggering national deficit" incurred by, 388

Palin, Todd
________ownership of 1972 Ford Mustang by, 34
________quiet maturity of, 34
________manly physique of, 352

philosophers, citation of
________Aristotle, 63
________King, Martin Luther, Jr., 86
________Paine, Thomas, 146
________Pascal, 22
________Plato, 24
________Twain, Mark, 397

policy, preference for over politics, 156

politics-as-usual, 3, 5, 6, 70, 72, 109, 119, 144, 156, 183
________(Seealso status quo, 5)

prayers
________answered
________________boyfriend, 33
________________job for Todd with British Petroleum, 50
________not answered
________________winning debate with Joe Biden, 295
________________winning 2008 election, 333

pregnancy
________descriptions of
________________"I porked up," 50
________________"ready to calve," 51
________________"more nauseated than usual," 171
________________"starving for king crab and scallops," 192
________________feeling contractions during Texas speech, 194
________reaction to own
________________"Holy geez!" 171
________reaction to Bristol's
________________"Truthfully, I was devastated," 207
________campaign's advance knowledge of, 214
________campaign's botched handling of, 234

"progress," usage of as transitive verb, 64

pundits, idiocy of, 44

Reagan, Ronald, 3, 12, 45, 46, 47, 59, 124, 158, 216, 297, 384, 386, 387, 391, 394, 400
________(See: USS Ronald Reagan, 394)

resignation
________ethics complaints that led to, 352
________FOIA requests that led to, 354
________agonizing over, 375-76
________announcement of, 377
________characterization of as "not retreating" but "reloading," 377, 383

Rock, Kid
________approval of as "pro-America" with "common sense ideas," 300

running (exercise)
________Refusal of campaign to let her engage in, 285
________Injury incurred the one time she is allowed to engage in, 291

Russia, proximity of Alaska to, 275
________map proving it, pre-index page

Salter, Mark
________willingness to engage in fisticuffs, 213

Sarkozy, Nicolas
________prank call from impersonator of, 326
________Schmidt's "screaming" reaction to, 328

Saturday Night Live, 26
________watching of, 26
________longtime admiration for, 26
________excitement to go on, 308
________comparing belly sizes with cast of, 311
________transcript of moose rap on, 312

Scheunemann, Randy
________likeability of, 228
________willingness to defend Palin of, 319

Schmidt, Steve
________bald head of, 212
________24-hour sunglasses-wearing of, 212
________unlikeability of, 212
________conniving, back-stabbing machinations of, 318-21

science, inadequacy of to explain existence, 47

sentence, actual 
________"As the soles of my shoes hit the soft ground, I pushed past the tall cottonwood trees in a euphoric cadence, and meandered through willow branches that the moose munched on," 102

Seward, William H.
________mockery of for purchasing Alaska in 1867, 12
________ultimate vindication of, 13

shaking things up, locations of
________city hall, 72
________state house, 128
________"across the entire state," 123

skeletons in closet, only
________D in college, 214

slogans
________"Positive-ly Palin," 64
________"New Energy," 86
________"Change," 112
________"New Energy for Alaska," 119
________"Take a Stand," 119
________"Greenies. Grannies. Gunnies," 129
________"Country First," 269

snowmachine, 17, 18, 34, 44, 47, 83, 125, 187-89, 302
________Todd's injury on, 189

speech, Republican National Convention
________characterization of as "a team effort," 239
________line-by-line rehashing of, 240-46

speech, election night
________painstaking drafting of, 332-35
________Schmidt forbidding delivery of, 336
________added humiliation of having to physically hold it, rolled-up, onstage, 336

sports metaphors
________running, 27, 204
________softball, 32
________basketball, 41
________dog racing, 70
________hunting, 344

Stevens, Ted
________road trip with, 89

Stone, Oliver
________refusal to shake hands with, 313

tax cuts, benefits of, 46

terrorists
________Obama palling around with, 306
________________regret over inability to talk more about, 307

"Trig Truthers," 238, 347

Troopergate, 201-204, 246
________Failure of press to comprehend, 203

turkey, on-camera killing of, 345 *

upbringing, hardscrabbleness of, 
________sewed own clothes, 16
________baked own bread, 17
________stacked own firewood, 17
________unheated, unfurnished family room, 26
________didn't ask for money from parents, 32

"up-do," explanation of, 231

Wallace, Nicolle
________disloyalty of, 256
________incompetence of, 256
________friendship with Katie Couric, 272

wardrobe
________disdain for cost of, 230
________$150,000 price of, 314
________unfair media reaction to, 315
________absence of Palin responsibility for, 317

Warren, Rick
________praying in the shower with, 302

Wasilla, notable nicknames for
________Home of the Iditarod, 64
________Duct Tape Capital of the World, 66

wedding
________simple city hall-style of, 49
________food served at (Wendy's), 49
________cost of wedding ring ($35), 230

Wurzelbacher, Joe "the Plumber," 304-7

"you betcha" 
________revelation of as not actually Alaska's state motto, 309

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Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.

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