Call the wahmbulence! In a new interview with noted douchebag John Ziegler, Sarah Palin whines about, among other things, Katie Couric ("Katie, you're not the center of everybody's universe"), Keith Olbermann and Tina Fey.
In Ziegler's new documentary How Obama Got Elected, clips of which just went up online, the "Mama Grizzly" bitches and moans about everything from her disastrous interview with Katie Couric to Tina Fey's portrayal of her on SNL. Palin believes that she is still subject to unfair press coverage, and asks "Is it political? Is it sexism? What is it that drives someone to believe the worst and perpetuate the worst in terms of gossip and lies?" (Speaking of lies, let us count them, shall we?)
Palin also says that Tina Fey and Katie Couric have been "exploiting" her and "capitalizing" on her fame. According to Palin, she realized that the interviews with Couric weren't going so well half-way through and wanted to back out, but the mean old McCain campaign made her do it anyway (which seems to be her excuse for everything these days). She completely glosses over her own lack of preparation, blaming the campaign for making her look like an idiot, when really, she was the only wise one: "it was told to me that, yeah, we are going to go back for more. And going back for more was not a wise decision either." Also, she uses the age-old excuse familiar to anyone who watches reality TV (editing!), saying CBS "spliced it together," and that "many of the topics brought up were not portrayed as accurately as they could have, should have, been."
Palin claims that she never saw the final interview, and when asked why she couldn't answer Katie's question "What newspapers do you read?" she responds: "Because, Katie, you're not the center of everybody's universe." She says her answer was "flippant" (right) and that "I read newspapers! I read publications!... That's my job."
Palin goes on to blame even the (air quotes) mainstream media in Alaska for unfair treatment of her. She trumpets her status as a reformer, but blames the media for being too fickle and turning on her "the minute that is, that I have done something, that is, you know, back to the conservative roots… that's when even the mainstream media in Alaska, they turn on ya. There's so much hypocrisy in it all." But, see, if only she had run on the Democratic ticket, then things would have been better: "Had I been chosen perhaps to run as a reformer on the Democrat ticket, we would have seen an absolutely different, and I think, if you will, a much prettier profile of Sarah Palin and the Palin family."
Related: The Twelve Lies Of Sarah Palin [Andrew Sullivan]