They went with "staring off into the distance, at the future, or Russia, maybe," but the dude who shot the cover photo for Sarah Palin's Goin' Rogue: An American Life, Also uploaded the outtakes to his website. For a minute.
Apparently after six days of photographing the former governor they decided that "looking at the camera" was not what they wanted.
But now you can make your own alternate paperback covers at home, and save! Just blow these up and write "with a new afterward from Bill Kristol" on them, in crayon.
Update: A reader sends along the full-size versions for your very own rejected-book-cover creation enjoyment.