Steven R. Covey’s book, The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, is getting national attention again–from Sarah Palin.
Donald Trump brought Palin out to publicly endorse the front-runner for president. In doing so, Palin said:
He is from the private sector, not a politician. Can I get a ‘Hallelujah?’ Where, in the private sector, you actually have to balance budgets in order to prioritize, to keep the main thing the main thing. And he knows the main thing: a president is to keep us safe economically and militarily. He knows the main thing, and he knows how to lead the charge.
Dave Schilling of The Guardian called Palin’s endorsement “disturbing,” “bizarre” and a “grotesque oration” for Trump. Schilling continued.
Oh, I can just see it now. Once “Make America Great Again” becomes passe, the new Trump campaign slogan will be, “Donald Trump: He Knows the Main Thing … and Knows How to Keep It.” Or better yet, “Donald Trump and the Main Thing” will be the name of a high school ska band in Kingston, New York.
Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner may have been the first to point out the mainstream media’s mockery of Palin’s allusion to Covey’s text. Scarry’s article titled “Press mocks Palin speech, misses that she was quoting a book” seemingly says it all.
Covey died in 2012, but not before his highly acclaimed bestseller had sold over 20 million copies, was translated into more than 30 languages, and earned over 1.4 billion dollars for the company named Franklin Covey.