Nicolle Wallace: Palin’s Book Based on Fabrications & Bizarre Fixation on 2008 Presidential Campaign (Video)

Former McCain campaign staffer Nicolle Wallace tore into Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue” Tuesday night, saying the book was “based on fabrications” and exhibited a “bizarre fixation” on past events.

In her book, Sarah Palin wrote that Wallace pushed her to sit down with Katie Couric to boost the anchor’s “self esteem.”

Wallace gave a statement to “The Rachel Maddow Show” calling the anecdote total fiction. “The notion that there was a conversation that I tried to cajole her into an interview with Katie Couric is fiction,” Wallace said. “I am not someone who throws around the word self-esteem. It is a fictional description.”

As for the book in general, Wallace said, “I think she has a legitimate complaint that things could have been better conceived. A book about that would have been painful, but not unfair. What she gets wrong is this personalization that Steve Schmidt and I were lone villains … She hated me from the beginning. I try not to take it personally. The fact is, she wrote a book based on fabrications … This book is a bizarre fixation on things that everyone else has moved on from.”

Watch:

Rachel Weiner
The Huffington Post

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2 responses to “Nicolle Wallace: Palin’s Book Based on Fabrications & Bizarre Fixation on 2008 Presidential Campaign (Video)

  1. This interview makes me realize that the only way SP will be able to run for national office is to destroy the Republican party. She is not beyond doing this to advance her own agenda.

  2. From reading excerpts of the book, one conclusion that is unavoidable is the woman’s jaw-dropping shallowness. When telling the story of how she was confronted at one point with news reports that she and her husband Todd were going to divorce, one would think (indeed one would hope) that she would offer for the reader’s contemplation a heartfelt description of her abiding love for her husband; how their union could not be tossed aside like some disposable camera – that she and Todd took their wedding vows seriously. No, there was none of that….

    “Dang, I thought. Divorce Todd? Have you SEEN Todd???”

    TRANSLATION: If Todd gains fifty pounds, he’s toast.

    Thirteen years into their marriage, Eleanor Roosevelt was confronted with her husband’s affair with her social secretary (and distant relative of mine – I come from a long line of home wreckers) Lucy Paige Mercer. After contemplating divorce, it was decided that they would continue their union. Years later, she confided to her friend, Joesph Lash, the reasons for saving their marriage. They were many and complicated. This, I can assure you, was not one of those reasons:

    “Dang, I thought. Divorce Franklin? Have you SEEN Franklin???”

    Ah, substance!

    http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, New York

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