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Recap of Sarah Palin’s Many, MANY Lies

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The many lies of Sarah Palin continue to emerge in "Going Rogue: An American Life."

The lies of Sarah Palin are different from any other politicians’. They are different because they assert things that are demonstrably, empirically untrue; and they are different because once they have been demonstrated to the entire world that they are untrue, Palin keeps repeating them as if they still were true or refuses to acknowledge that she was wrong.

Once again … here are the lies I mean. Go through them. See if you think they are Clintonian type parsings of the truth or artful political hedging or anything like what we find in most pols. They really are not. They are functions of delusion and a worldview that wants things to be a certain way and cannot absorb that they are not. If you find the slightest error or come across a fact that we should add to this list of current lies, please let us know. We want this list to be as accurate as Palin is delusional. We want to create some template of easily-accessible reality as some kind of guard against the fantasies and fabulisms of our post-modern and fundamentalist age.

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Palin’s Oprah Interview: Pick Your Scooplet

Sarah Palin discusses "Going Rogue" on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Sarah Palin discusses "Going Rogue" on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Sarah Palin‘s interview on Oprah started off newsy, with lots of talk about her McCain campaign handlers and how they restricted her, the Katie Couric interview, etc. There are a few headlines flying around this evening after it finally aired…so here are a few of them. You can pick the scooplet you think is most newsworthy. In no particular order:

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‘Going Rouge’ and the Art of Jujitsu Publishing

"Going Rouge: An American Nightmare" is now available for purchase at www.orbooks.com

"Going Rouge: An American Nightmare" is now available for purchase at http://www.orbooks.com

It was just six weeks ago that OR Books, the new publishing company set up by John Oakes and myself, decided to enter the fray against Sarah Palin by publishing our now much talked-about anthology, “Going Rouge.” In doing so, we realized we would not be competing on a level playing field. The book we were up against, Sarah Palin’s own “Going Rogue,” is the lead title this fall from HarperCollins, a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp, one of the largest media corporations on earth. Harper had agreed to pay the ex-Alaskan governor an advance reputed to be $7 million dollars, aiming to make at least some of this back from a first printing of one and half million copies. Pre-sales alone had taken their book to number one on Amazon.

On our side, the resources were less extravagant. OR Books has a full-time staff of two, John and me, together with help from a small group of talented part-timers. The OR office rotates between the Eros café on New York’s 7th Avenue during the day, and the bar at El Quijote, next to the Chelsea Hotel, at night. The more stressful the day, the earlier we head for the evening office. “Going Rouge,” a dazzling philippic of acrid Palintology assembled by Nation editors Richard Kim and Betsy Reed, is our first book.

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Levi Johnston on Sarah Palin’s ‘Oprah’ interview: ‘She’s Full Of It’ (Video)

Sarah Palin called Levi Johnston's 'Playgirl' photo spread 'porn' on 'Oprah'

Sarah Palin called Levi Johnston's 'Playgirl' photo spread 'porn' on 'Oprah'

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will talk to Oprah on Monday about the 2008 election, her relationship with the media, and her new book “Going Rogue.”  Right now, however, it’s Levi Johnston who’s doing the talking, and he says that Palin is “full of it.”

In the “Oprah” interview, Palin says that Johnston is loved by her family and is welcome at their Thanksgiving table.  In an interview with Playgirl, Johnston doesn’t believe a word of what Palin says.

You could tell by her laugh she was full of it,” he says.

Johnston goes on to say that it would be “awkward” if he did take Palin up on any holiday dinner invitation, saying it’s “a nice gesture but she didn’t mean it.”

Michael Langston Moore
Examiner.com

The Sarah Palin Show

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Sarah Palin

After its modestly successful way-way-out-of-town tryout in Hong Kong, The Sarah Palin Show is getting ready to hit the U.S.A. next month. To coincide with the release of her ghost-assisted book, Going Rogue, Palin and her advisers are planning a careful TV and Web rollout in mid November, to be followed by paid speeches to business, civic, and college groups. Assembled with the advice of her Washington lawyer, Bob Barnett, and her speech agency, Washington Speakers Bureau, Palin’s junket will go light on the free-ranging, traditional hard-news venues and heavy on personality: one major stop will be Oprah.

On speeches, a Palin spokesperson declined to offer details, but other sources tell me that she is asking for $75,000 for a college gig—and three first-class tickets, apparently so she can be accompanied by a press aide and another staffer. Fees for business and corporate groups may be higher. She also is asking that speeches be clustered in one city or other single location so she can do more; two or even three in a day’s visit.

Howard Fineman
Newsweek