From the Week.com
“THE MCCAIN CAMPAIGN RIPPED PALIN OFF….The claim “is 100 percent untrue,” an unidentified senior McCain adviser told CNN. “All those bills are from her personal attorney Thomas Van Flein, mostly relating to the Troopergate investigation and other ethics investigations.” …..
PALIN WAS TRICKED INTO TALKING TO KATIE COURIC
“Going Rogue” asserts that: The McCain campaign convinced Palin to submit to a series of interviews with CBS’s Katie Couric by claiming the anchorwoman had low self-esteem and wanted to help. Not so, Palin writes: “Couric “badgered” her and used “gotcha” tactics to advance a “partisan agenda.”…..Nonsense, says Geoffrey Dunn in The Huffington Post. “Palin refused to prep for the Couric debate,” and besides, “was it really badgering to ask what books or periodicals Palin read?” Palin herself told Oprah Winfrey she knew right away that “it wasn’t a good interview.”….
PALIN WAS ABRUPTLY DENIED A CHANCE TO SPEAK AT MCCAIN’S CONCESSION
“Going Rogue” asserts that: Palin was barred from speaking at McCain’s election-night concession only minutes before she was scheduled to go on….. Palin “had been told at least three times that she would not be allowed to give the speech and kept lying about it in the hopes of creating some last-minute chaos that would allow her to assume the dais,” says Geoffrey Dunn in The Huffington Post….
ABC’S CHARLES GIBSON PATRONIZED PALIN WITH SOFTBALL QUESTIONS
“Going Rogue” asserts that: ABC News anchor Charles Gibson, bored by truly “substantive issues” relating to her experience as Alaska governor, “peered skeptically” at her over his glasses like a disapproving principal during their interview.
Reaction: The AP leaks are trying to make “Going Rogue” look “full of self-serving whining,” says John Ziegler in Mediaite. But if you read the book, “Palin’s analysis of what really happened with the now infamous (and totally misunderstood) Couric and Gibson interviews could not be less whiny.”