Joe Lieberman As Palin’s Life Coach
Senator Joe Lieberman gave Sarah Palin support and encouragement during the 2008 presidential campaign, according to her new book (h/t The Plum Line).
She does single out some who during the campaign offered support and encouragement, specifically Sen. Joe Lieberman, a close friend of McCain. Prior to a key debate in which the prep advice was becoming overwhelming, Lieberman urged her to “Be yourself,” she writes. Sen. Lieberman then added: “Don’t let these people try to change you. Don’t let them tell you what to say and how to think.”
Palin takes a shot at Katie Couric:
“I have had better interviews,” Palin writes, noting “I choked on a couple of responses, and in the harried pace of the campaign, I mistakenly let myself become annoyed and frustrated with many of her repetitive, biased questions.”
But rather than take responsibility for her performance in that interview, she plays the victim:
…she believed it was cut in such a way as to purposely make her appear uninformed and out of touch. She had been told that the interview experience would be “mellow,” while focusing on “balancing motherhood and my life as governor.” Instead, she writes, she was victimized by a strategy designed to show her in the worst light.
“When I saw the final cut, it was clear that CBS had sought out the bad moments, and systematically sliced out material that would accurately convey my message,” she writes. “The sin of omission was glaring.”
The book’s dedication gives a shout-out to patriots, freedom, soldiers, and war with a dedication to “all Patriots who share my love of the United States of America. And particularly to our women and men in uniform, past and present–God bless the fight for freedom.”Click here for reuse options!
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