The Oprah-Palin interview has aired and the web is on fire with the various reviews and discoveries from not only the interview but also from all the reviews of the excerpts that have been obtained by various sources.
Considering the amount of information out there it would take all night to put it into context so instead I’ll list several and you can choose which articles to review. I might add that some of what’s being reported and discussed today is pretty revealing and emotions are running high. I’ve gathered from several of the Alaskan blogs that have followed her career from day one that she might end up wishing she never, ever wrote this book.
We’ll have to wait and see what’s next.
In out takes posted by Oprah today, Sarah Palin states she made the decision to run with Todd. It was a “mommy decision”…and she told her children after the she had decided to run.
While campaigning last year, Palin went in to great detail about polling her children and not asking Track…about the decision to run. She answers this question in the first minute.
Rogue Nuggets from the Pages of ‘Going Rogue.’ (must read post with several portion lifted from the book)
Well, thanks to my fairy godperson, I’ve landed the motherlode of Going Rogue pages, and have served you up a tasty breakfast smorgasbord of easily digestible Rogue nuggets. Let’s start with the most revolting quote:“There was a bright spot in Philly, and his name was Joe Lieberman.”
It will be hard to top that one.
But here, for your reading pleasure is some wonderful comment fodder from the pages of Going Rogue.
Her friends threw her a baby shower for Piper at a shooting range, with a cake the shape of an airplane. Piper’s middle name is Indi for “Independence.” (AIP anyone?) Starts railing on Anne Kilkenny whose letter about Sarah Palin to her friends went viral on email and was posted at numerous sites on line. Calls her a “Birkenstock-and-granola Berkeley grad.” She was friends with the evil town librarian and the police chief with whom Palin was “mixing it up.”
Says she wasn’t used to fancy hotel rooms (Fancy hotel room anyone?),but learned that Bristol’s pregnancy had been outed while she was brushing her teeth looking at the flat screen TV embedded in the bathroom mirror. If only she had been able to be up front about it from the start, but the McCain campaign botched it.
Repeats the lie that Barack Obama told the media to lay off his family and they “obeyed him”, but they trashed her family. In actuality, Obama had asked the media to lay off HER family.
On this page, Wasilla mayoral rival John Stein gets slammed for telling Time Magazine that Palin sought to ban books in the Wasilla Library.
Unbelievably, she also asserts that in the media “It was one lie after another – from rape kits to Bridge to Nowhere. All easy enough to disprove if the press had done its job.” WOW. Blames the Alaska GOP and Randy Ruedrich for not correcting it. Yes, it’s her lie and she’s stickin’ with it. Fortunately it remains easy to fact check HERE and HERE. Slams media and bloggers for saying that if she couldn’t control her own daughter how could she be president, and saying that her philosophy about teaching abstinence was hypocritical, and didn’t work just because… it’s hypocritical and it doesn’t work.
John McCain says he’s going to thank America. She says “I want to thank YOU!” He says, NO SPEECH. She finally gets that there will be no speech. Time to get on stage, but she’s not ready and doesn’t know where the giant entourage from all across Alaska is. She wants to go on stage with the whole family. She walks on stage with Todd and everyone she could find and the speech still in her hand. She wants five generations of her family there.
On Oprah Sarah says that Levi lied when he said that he had lived at the Palin home with Bristol.
Tonight Levi holds his ground:
“That’s total bullsh*t. I did [live with the Palin family] for a few months, then we split up and that was it.”
He is currently gearing up for a custody battle. “I think this interview is really gonna kick up some things,” he says. “I don’t think she wanted to do that.”
I think Levi’s pissed . . .
What an exciting day we had yesterday! The unexpected email from Christopher Goff, Senior Vice President at Harper Collins, made our day. Many things happened as a result: We made lots of new and important friends, received a large amount of new visitors and the blogsphere showed its muscles and closed ranks in solidarity (many thanks again to Andrew Sullivan, Wonkette and Buzzflash for linking to us). With the new attention we used the unexpected opportunity to get one of our most important messages across to a greatly enlarged audience: That Sarah Palin faked her pregnancy with Trig (it’s a FACT, in case you didn’t know yet).
Christopher Goff, can we get more emails from you, please?
Palingates and Linda Kellen Biegel’s blog “Celtic Diva” were singled out by Harper Collins- why? Other blogs and websites also published extensive excerpts of Sarah Palin’s “Book of Lies” – but did they receive a letter by our new friend Christopher Goff? Noooooooooo!
The investigative bloggers are “the” thorn in Sarah Palin’s side. We are not afraid of the Quitter Queen, and we are ready to expose her many lies – after all, the MSM has failed on many levels and has for example conveniently overlooked the fact that from an objective point of view, the facts regarding her pregnancy with Trig DO NOT ADD UP. They never have. Believe me: I would not be so stupid to write here as a FACT in public that Sarah Palin had faked her pregancy if I didn’t know with 100% certainty that it is indeed a FACT.
Mr Van Flein, do you hear me?
There were no questions about the Bush doctrine, but Sarah Palin’s appearance Monday on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to promote her memoir looked less like a celebratory comeback than a redo of the presidential campaign.
For all her aplomb and telegenic charm, Ms. Palin still had the hunted look and defensive crouch she wore in television interviews with Katie Couric and Charles Gibson last year. And it would seem that the pain of those tongue-tied encounters was not exorcised by writing “Going Rogue: An American Life,” a tell-all book that blamed the McCain staff for the way it “handled” her on the trail.
When Ms. Winfrey pressed Ms. Palin about why she would not mention the names of newspapers or magazines she read when Ms. Couric asked her to, Ms. Palin said she found the CBS anchor’s persistence “annoying.” Still looking annoyed, she recalled how she left a rally “pumped up” and aglow, only to pull back the curtain and discover Ms. Couric waiting with camera and crew, or as she put it sourly, “There’s the perky one again.”
Ms. Winfrey, who didn’t hide her surprise at Ms. Palin’s impolitic wording, came to Ms. Couric’s defense, noting, “You’re pretty perky too.”
First, I would like to say a big “thank you” to “Gawker”, who linked to us today, as well as to the “Daily Kos”, who in a very informative diary post also included a link and even cited from our blogpost! It’s great to see solidarity in the blogsphere in this important and difficult fight.
Gawker also posted four scanned pages of “Going Rogue” – NAUGHTY! But then as we know, Christopher Goff from Harper Collins is only going after the non-commercial citizen blogs, not after the commercial blogs like Gawker and Wonkette who certainly would have some sharphish lawyers and large funds behind them. But maybe we also have some battle-hardened lawyers in the background, who would just be too happy to take on Sarah Palin – you never know…!
So – does Sarah Palin mention the Trig Truthers in her book “Going Rogue”?
Yes she does! Hurray
Sorry folks, another Sarah Palin diary.
Bear with me though, you won’t have seen a lot of this.
Some of it is funny, some of it will make you furious.
I’m not much of a writer, and this will probably be disjointed, I am doing my best to give you a clear picture of the current state of play.
On Friday after they received an advance copy of Sarah Palin’s new book, the Associated Press called me to get a response from the two hundred plus words that Alaska’s former 1/2 term governor dedicated to me.
My favorite passage as read to me by Rachel D’Oro at the AP was when Palin referred to me as an “effete chap.”
An effete chap? Who am I, Nick Carraway in the Great Gatsby? And by the way, when did Palin start using 17th century Latin in her dialogue?
According to the brief excerpts I’ve heard, the book seems like it’s less about her and more about blaming everybody around her for all of her short comings. From her lack of intelligence to the word getting out about her pregnant daughter, no matter what the problem or criticism, it’s always somebody elses fault and never hers.
This in and of itself is rich in irony. After all, how many real rogues complain about being hemmed in by the actions of others?
Isn’t that the antithesis of a rogue?
However, once the book is on the street beginning Tuesday, those throughout Palin’s 413 page pity party that suffer the wild blows of her imagination will come forward with guns blazing to refute the revisionist history Palin has penned.
From the brief passages that Palin has written about me in her book, the terms unmitigated lies, narcissistic delusions and libel came to mind first.
Obviously she never learned the timely Confucius warning:
“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
Beginning Tuesday…the people whom Palin has attacked in her book will start reaching for their own shovels.