WASHINGTON (CNN) – A former senior campaign adviser to John McCain is rejecting Sarah Palin’s claim that she was billed for the costs of vetting her before she was selected as the Republican vice presidential nominee.
Palin’s book “Going Rogue” is set to hit the bookstores next Tuesday, but the Associated Press reported the claim Thursday after purchasing a copy of the book before the sale date. The AP reported that Palin writes about the legal fees she began to accumulate after returning to Alaska once the campaign ended, most of which were the result of having to defend herself from ethics charges.
The AP said that Palin writes about receiving a bill for about $500,000 from the McCain campaign to pay for expenses relating to the vetting process that took place before she was named as the vice presidential nominee.
"That is one hundred percent untrue," said the McCain official, who would only speak on the condition of anonymity in deference to McCain. "All those bills are from her personal attorney Thomas Van Flein, mostly relating to the Troopergate investigation and other ethics investigations. It is not legal to pay for those investigations out of general election funds, even if the campaign was so inclined."
Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton would not confirm the accuracy of the AP report.
"The book remains embargoed," Stapleton said in an e-mail to CNN. "The Governor will appear on Oprah first to discuss the book's contents.”
The Oprah interview, which was taped Wednesday, will air in its entirety next Monday. The memoir officially hits stores the following day, and Palin kicks off her much-anticipated book tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Wednesday.
My family is boycotting Oprah's Palin showing PLUS the next two weeks of Oprah's shows, in protest that Oprah would put Sarah Palin on Oprah's famous couch....for any reason.
Palin's self-aggrandizing memory. I sure wish Levi J. would start shoveling that dirt he has on her so she would shut up and crawl back in her cave.
Give me a break. I'm on the floor laughing...
The Sarah Palin Show Rocks! >wink<
So we knew she was a liar just with the "death squad" thing.
Palin and Prejean are both idiots to think the public can't see through there lies and hypocrisy. STop giving them any more time. They are disgusting.
Why is the american media stll mentioning this woman ? She is not
important and never will be. Doesn't matter how many books some ghost-
writer is going to spread in her name. Or do some Joesixpacks need more
education in geographie ?
And this is a surprize?
Palin's a liar, I certainly believe the McCain staffer.
Again, why would anyone expect anything else out of this supposed Christian's mouth except a lie. Even her own party knows it. I wonder of James Dobson ever had second thoughts about cramming her down McCain's throat?
Her book would sell better if it had vampire's in it.
How can 500,000 = 5 minutes of vetting?
She seems to have a problem with lying.
She lies???? I'm shocked!
Actually, it may not have been her. Perhaps it was the person
who actually WROTE the book. She has still yet to master the
I know I'm not inhalin' any Palin. Stunts your growth...
she wolf lying???.....how could that be??.....a lesson to her followers: you looked on the outside and fell in love, however, on the inside, only bread crumbs..keep up with your adoration...
Palin/Bachman 2012 – I'm with stupid
Big surprise. Truth and Palin are both five letter words; that's all they have in common.
When can a claim be anything other than 100% untrue or true? It's true or untrue. There is no middle ground. I could really care either way what she said. But when an official says something like that it makes me feel he is lying. Almost like a double negative. "I don't see nobody in Russia from my house."
and for all of you who voted "McCain/Palin" should be ashamed of yourselves!
just think of how these bickering fools would have dug us into an even deeper hole than what Karl Rove started!
it's going to take Obama's first term to patch that one up!
The fact that so much investigation was needed in order to concider her for the nomination should have been a clue to Mcain that she was going to be a problem for his run at president. I sure wish that Mcain would not have brought her on to the national political stage. She has been nothing but an embaressment to herself and the republican party since she was chosen as a vice presidential candidate.
The picture shows Dumb and Dumber. And those mental twinkies that come on here to actually defend and worship the empty rightwing principles of Dumb and Dumber are Dumbest.
Now wait a minute.... Sarah, and her fellow neo-cons are better than everybody else and ya just better be careful cuz ya know ya mitght just get mistaken for a moose and maybe get shot.
Typical Palin behavior. Doesn't get her facts straight and blames everyone else for her problems. Did she reaaly expect the Mccain organization to cover he legal expenses in Alasjka ?? I certainly hope the Republicans run a better organized candidate for president in 2012 than Sarah.
Why am I not surprised. Everything that comes from this womans mouth is a mistruth.
Go back to the wilderness Sarah. Your days of fame are well and truly over.
Really? This is news? Find me a Republican who's telling the truth, about anything. That would be news!!