Sarah Palin has a new book and a new battle on her hands — the controversial War on Christmas.
Next week the former Alaska governor and Republican presidential candidate will go on tour to promote her new book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. In the book, Palin promises to tell readers “how to fight back against those politically correct Scrooges who seem to hate not just a beautiful holiday, but an entire faith.”
The War on Christmas has been a controversial but popular topic among conservatives, especially those in the media. Some commentators, including Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, have accused an overly sensitive society of stripping the religious meaning out of Christmas, opting for phrases like “Happy Holidays” in an effort to appease liberals.
Sarah Palin will star a book tour on November 12, skipping major metropolitan centers like Chicago and New York City in favor of smaller settings. The tour starts in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and hits a number of military posts including Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Fort Benning, Georgia.
Sarah Palin has other best-selling books including Going Rogue and America by Heart.
Some political experts believe the book tour is part of an exploration process for Palin, who may be considering a run for the presidency in 2016. She has gradually increased her number of public appearances and taken aim at President Obama more frequently lately.
In a recent Facebook post titled “Obama’s Debt Default is on His Shoulders While We Shoulder His Impeachable Offenses,” Palin blamed the president for the fight to raise the debt ceiling.
“Defaulting on our national debt is an impeachable offense, and any attempt by President Obama to unilaterally raise the debt limit without Congress is also an impeachable offense,” Palin wrote.
She will also be a guest at the 95th birthday celebration for Rev. Billy Graham, who despite his age still carries considerable sway in conservative circles.
Sarah Palin is also planning a political trip to the important Republican primary state of Iowa, where on November 9 she will speak at the annual banquet for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, a conservative and evangelical group.