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March 18, 2013

COMMENTARY: Sarah Palin is out to SAVE Christmas!

I understand that at this point commenting on anything Sarah Palin does is like socking a punching bag that has been slowly deflating since 2008, but this week I can't help myself. Palin announced Monday that she is coming out with a Christmas book. Well, more specifically, a book about the War on Christmas. This is the moment that most I feared when I gave her up cold turkey months ago. My sponsor is going to have some stern words for me. Still . . .

Titled "A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas," this book seems destined to go the same route as most books with CAPITAL LETTERS in their TITLES for EMPHASIS. As the Associated Press reports:

"Amidst the fragility of this politically correct era, it is imperative that we stand up for our beliefs before the element of faith in a glorious and traditional holiday like Christmas is marginalized and ignored," Palin said in a statement released through her publisher. "This will be a fun, festive, thought provoking book, which will encourage all to see what is possible when we unite in defense of our faith and ignore the politically correct Scrooges who would rather take Christ out of Christmas."

Christmas books are like Christmas albums: They are not things you make and announce in March when your career is going anywhere good. This isn't to say that successful artists don't release Christmas material, but they release them in, say, November, and they have — well, other projects to talk about.

But a War on Christmas book?

I know that it's March and that the War on Christmas seems far away, but I just took down my War on Christmas Tree a week ago, so I think we can shoehorn it in.

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