From McClatchy's Erika Bolstad (former Herald reporter!) comes this story on the eve of the release of Sarah Palin's memoir Going Rogue:
"WASHINGTON — By now, nearly everyone with a television has seen the teases for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's appearance Monday on Oprah Winfrey's show. (Will Levi come to Thanksgiving dinner? Stay tuned!)
The Palin publicity blitz has begun, and if it has elements of a political campaign, a Twitter feed and that of a top-tier rock band touring second-tier cites, well, that's by design.
Palin, who taped her appearance on Oprah last week, kicks off her tour Tuesday at a Barnes & Noble in Grand Rapids, Mich. She'll swing through small cities such as Fort Wayne, Ind., Washington, Pa., Roanoke, Va. — places where she had triumphant appearances last year on the campaign trial as Sen. John McCain's vice presidential running mate."
The story continues:
"So what's in the book?
There's some juicy campaign trail gossip, writes the Associated Press reporter who last week tracked down a copy of Going Rogue. In it, Palin reportedly claims that as much as $50,000 of the legal bills she amassed while she was governor of Alaska came from the vetting the McCain campaign did of her as a vice presidential candidate.
The book also "describes heart-wrenching anguish about her teen daughter's pregnancy playing out before a national audience," reports the AP.
There's also plenty of media bashing, according to an excerpt leaked to the Drudge Report Web site."
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