Monday, January 11, 2010
In the highly anticipated new campaign book, ‘Game Change,’ Sarah Palin is portrayed as an unstable ignoramus who believed Saddam was behind 9/11.
The 2008 deconstruction written by John Heilman of New York Magazine and Mark Halperin of TIME, 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. “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.