As the inimitable Sarah Palin gets ready for the unleashing of her memoirs, Going Rogue, she announced on her Facebook page today that she's "very, very excited about the upcoming road trip for my book."
Of course she is. It will get her out of Alaska and all of the reminders of her failed governorship. Hopefully, she'll get more than a few reminders of her failed support of right-wing congressional candidate Doug "I Don't Live in the District" Hoffman, whose defeat yesterday can be directly linked to Palin's support. But that's another story.
Under a Facebook posting entitled "Road Trip!" Palin listed the "wide assortment" of interviews she's scheduling in a grueling engagement with the media elite.
We're in the process of arranging interviews with local and national media. An interview with Oprah Winfrey is already scheduled, and I'm also hoping to have the opportunity to talk with Bill O'Reilly, Barbara Walters, Sean Hannity, Greta Van Susteren, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Dennis Miller, Tammy Bruce, and others, including local Alaska personalities Bob & Mark and Eddie Burke. (Variety is the spice of life!)
Variety? Whew! You have got to be kidding. That sounds like the variety you'd find on the senior's menu at Appleby's.
But the mention of Alaska "personalities" Bob & Mark conjures up a truly shameless moment from Palin's past, and it will be interesting to see if she has the integrity to address it in her book.
Fortunately, there's an audio recording of Palin's memorable performance, otherwise she could deny the whole affair, as she does with virtually ever charge that's ever been leveled at her.
In January of 2008, Palin, while Governor, went on the Bob & Mark radio show with a pair of Anchorage-based shock jocks, Bob & Mark, who were belittling Palin's former mentor, the matriarch of Alaska's Republican Party, Lyda Green, by calling her a "bitch" and a "cancer." Palin actually giggled throughout their remarks (you can hear her sicko giddy response on the recording, including to a "fat" joke about Green) even though she knew full well that Green was a breast-cancer survivor. Palin then added ever-so-sincerely that "we'd be honored" to be visited by Bob and Mark in Juneau. She puts on that phony Palinspeak voice that she invokes when she tries to sound "official."
"She really has no moral compass," Green told me recently. "She uses people in a very un-Christian way. She only does what is best for Sarah."
Of course no one in the McCain campaign called Green or any other Republican leaders in Alaska before making the selection. And I wonder if she provided this tape to his fawning campaign manager Rick Davis before finalizing her selection as McCain's running mate? Let's see how she handles this shining moment from her life in Going Rogue.
Award-winning writer and filmmaker Geoffrey Dunn's book The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power will be released by St. Martin's Press in spring 2010.