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.
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.