In her new book — and ubiquitous press appearances — former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin sounds off on everything from caribou to Katie Couric. Here’s what she had to say:
On John McCain asking her to be his running mate
”I’d known it was only a matter of time before others saw Alaska’s potential to contribute to America’s future,” she writes in Going Rogue (check out our review). ”Now the time was right.”
On Katie Couric
”Where do I begin?” Palin muses of the infamous 2008 sit-down. ”In the harried pace of the campaign, I mistakenly let myself become annoyed…with many of her repetitive, biased questions.” (Couric tells EW ”the interview speaks for itself.”)
”[Amy Poehler] was very pregnant,” Palin recalls of her campaign stop on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. ”She and [my daughter] Bristol compared belly sizes…. Very nice of Amy, I thought. Very down to earth.”
On meeting her husband, Todd
Love at first sight? Not exactly. ”He cussed. He chewed. He didn’t go to church,” the former Alaskan governor writes of her husband of 21 years. ”But when he told me he had become a Christian…that was the clincher for me.
On her diet
”I especially love moose and caribou. I always remind people…that there’s plenty of room for all Alaska’s animals — right next to the mashed potatoes.”
During McCain’s vetting process, Palin says she made her opinions on evolution clear. ”I [don’t] believe in the theory that human beings — thinking, loving beings — originated from fish that sprouted legs and crawled out of the sea.”
On Levi Johnston
Palin never mentions her daughter’s baby-daddy in the book, but she did call his upcoming Playgirl pictoral ”porn” during her Nov. 16 chat with Oprah. Speaking of Johnston’s johnson, the first of the (non-full-frontal) shots hit Playgirl.com on Nov. 21. They’ll be on newsstands in March 2010, when the magazine — which folded last fall — is scheduled to relaunch.