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Monday, January 11, 2010

 

Book portrays Sarah Palin as an unstable ignoramus

Book 'Game Change' portrays Sarah Palin as unstable ignoramus who believed Saddam was behind 9/11

Helen Kennedy
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Monday, January 11th 2010, 4:33 AM

 

In 'Game Change' (below), Sarah Palin is portrayed as having an erratic personality. Engman/GettyIn 'Game Change' (below), Sarah Palin is portrayed as having an erratic personality.

The gossipy new campaign book that has the political world buzzing portrays Sarah Palin not just as an ignoramus who believed Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11 but also as possibly mentally unstable.

"Game Change," the 2008 deconstruction, says the stress of vaulting onto the national stage caused Palin to have wild mood swings.

"One minute, Palin would be her perky self; the next she would fall into a strange blue funk," the authors write.

The morning of her ill-fated CBS interview with Katie Couric, Palin - "her eyes glassy and dead" - was unresponsive to attempts to prep her as she was being made up.

"As they were about to set off to meet Couric, Palin announced 'I hate this makeup' - smearing it off her face, messing up her hair, complaining she looked fat," the book relates.

Palin went on to give answers to Couric that were so incoherent the interview permanently damaged her.

Palin went into a tailspin. She stopped eating or sleeping, and drank only a half a can of diet soda a day, recounts the book written by John Heilemann of New York magazine and Mark Halperin of Time magazine.

"When her aides tried to quiz her she would routinely shut down - chin on her chest, arms folded, eyes cast to the floor, speechless and motionless, lost in what those around her described as a kind of catatonic stupor," the book says.

"If I had known everything I know now, I would not have done this," the book quotes Palin as saying.

She talked often about her baby, Trig, who spent most of the time in Alaska, and some John McCain aides thought she might be suffering postpartum depression.

When the campaign took her to Arizona to prep for the veep debate, McCain's staff made sure a doctor friend was on hand "to observe her," the book says.

Palin's spokeswoman Meg Stapleton has dismissed the book's allegations as inaccurate gossip from people who weren't there.

"The governor's descriptions of these events are found in her book, 'Going Rogue.' Her descriptions are accurate," Stapleton said in a statement Sunday night to 60 Minutes."  "She was there. These reporters were not."

"Game Change," which features priceless images like Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mike Huckabee in a line at a pre-debate urinal, making fun of the absent Mitt Romney - also up contains many other revelations:

The book says aides feared Bill Clinton was jeopardizing his wife's run by having an affair in 2006. The book says a trio of Hillary's top aides formed "a war room within a war room" to counter gossip about her husband and were able to discount all philandering rumors but one.

"The stories about one woman were more concrete, and after some discreet fact-finding, the group concluded that they were true: that Bill was indeed having an affair  - and not a frivolous one-night stand but a sustained romantic relationship," the book says.

They braced for a press frenzy that never came.

The book, which was based on interviews with dozens of anonymous staffers, does not name the woman or provide any details.

The Clintons did not comment.

- During the heated early weeks of 2008, Bill Clinton helped sink his wife's chances for a key endorsement from Ted Kennedy by belittling Barack Obama as nothing but a race-based candidate.

"A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee," the former president told the liberal lion.

The book says Kennedy was deeply offended and it helped convince him to go ahead with his pass-the-torch endorsement of Obama, a pivotal campaign moment.

The ex-prez reportedly griped bitterly, "the only reason you are endorsing him is because he's black. Let's just be clear."

The revelations are guaranteed to reopen the 2008 racial wounds that had been scabbing over amid Clinton's post-election public silence and his wife's high marks as Secretary of State.

- McCain's aides were convinced his wife was cheating on him and forced him to confront her.

- John Edwards' affair with a videographer was an open secret among his aides, three of whom quietly quit the campaign early on. He is described as crass and delusional, demanding first the veep slot and later imagining Obama would make him Attorney General in exchange for his endorsement.

- The book tears down cancer-striken Elizabeth Edwards' popular public persona, calling her a woman who was scornful to her "intellectually inferior" husband and described by insiders as "an abusive, intrusive, paranoid condescending crazywoman."

The day the National Enquirer exposed Edwards' affair, she fought with him publicly and tore open her blouse to reveal her lumpectomy. "Look at me!? she wailed at John and then staggered, nearly falling to the ground," the book recounts.

The book has already caused Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid to apologize to Obama -  he is quoted as praising him for having "no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one."



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/01/11/2010-01-11_new_book_game_change_sarah_palin_believed_.html?page=1#ixzz0cIq6Z4SC

Comments:
I guess the libs can't get anything on Sarah Palin so they describe her as "sad". More aptly describes their lack of journalism skills.

The reason they didn't track down Bill Clinton's mistress is because they were too busy drooling after Obama with quivering legs.
A non best seller guaranteed.
When SNL can parody someone without changing *any* of the words, you don't need a book to highlight their shortcomings.
The only problem I foresee for Sarah is the army of morons out there who base their opinions on sound bytes and fall for the BS of the lying jackals on the left. You have to give them credit - when they set out to destroy somebody, they can be very successful just by spreading gossip, false rumors and outright lies. I think she's making all the right moves to combat these s***bags by getting out there and telling her side of the story.
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