(CNN) – The same weekend a federal judge ordered the web site Gawker to remove unauthorized excerpts of Sarah Palin's upcoming book, the former Alaska governor released a sneak peek of her own on Facebook.
The upcoming book "America by Heart," which hits bookshelves Tuesday, is being billed as a largely inspirational portrayal of Americans Palin has met since rocketing to national fame two years ago.
But as the 11-paragraph excerpt makes clear, the book is not all together void of politics.
"We have to know what makes America exceptional today more than ever because it is under assault today more than ever," the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee writes in the excerpt released Saturday.
"I can't think of a sadder prospect for Todd and me than our spending our sunset years telling our grandson, Tripp, and our grandchildren yet to come about what it was like in America when we were strong and proud and free," she adds. "But maybe I can think of a sadder prospect: Tripp and our other grandchildren spending their whole lives working to pay off the irresponsible debt we have accumulated and are about to leave to them."
Also in the excerpts Palin describes the book as "my view of America and what has made her great," and says much of her current inspiration comes from conservative icon Ronald Reagan.
"It's the ideas our country was founded on. It's the strength of our families. It's the grit of our national character. It's our faith in God, how it has shaped our nation and continues to fortify us as a people," she writes. "President Reagan's call for us to fight for, protect, and pass on to future generations the sources and meaning of our freedom is both a political and a personal call; it is a challenge, both for our country and for us individually. I take this challenge seriously. Passing on peace, prosperity, and liberty."
The excerpts, released Saturday, are more uplifting and politically minded than those posted by Gawker: one passage the gossip web site extracted featured Palin bashing American Idol contestants who appear to lack talent and make fools of themselves in front of America on the popular television show.
A District Court Judge on Saturday ordered Gawker to cease "from continuing to distribute, publish or otherwise transmit pages" from Palin's book until a hearing scheduled for November 30.
Gawker did not immediately respond to e-mail and telephone messages from CNN seeking comment on the case.
- CNN's Steve Brusk contributed to this report