Ex-governor Sarah Palin is to be commended for finally coming clean to the people of Alaska with her forthcoming book "Going Rogue." Seldom has a title been more succinct or on the mark. Here's what the American Heritage Dictionary has to say on the matter:
1. An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.
2. One who is playfully mischievous; a scamp.
3. A wandering beggar; a vagrant.
4. A vicious and solitary animal, especially an elephant (sic) that has separated itself from its herd.
5. An organism, especially a plant, that shows an undesirable variation from a standard.
1. Vicious and solitary. Used of an animal, especially an elephant.
2. Large, destructive, and anomalous or unpredictable: a rogue wave; a roguetornado.
3. Operating outside normal or desirable controls.
Used as a transitive verb, it means "to defraud."
Oh, now she tells us.
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