Former Alaska Gov. and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin says that a new book about the recent presidential campaign is a crock of hooey.
The book – Game Change, written political reporters Mark Halperin and John Heilemann – paints a portrait of Palin as dimwitted and aloof and ill-prepared for the duties of the nation’s No. 2.
"These reporters were not any part of what I was doing there as the VP candidate," Palin said Tuesday during her debut as a paid Fox News commentator. "I don't know who they are. I haven't met these guys."
Among the specifics included in Game Change are that McCain aides were perturbed over Palin's shallow knowledge about the pressing issues of the day, including such topics as how the Federal Reserve works, the difference between North and South Korea, and the purpose of the war in Afghanistan.
"It's a bunch of BS from [McCain campaign manager Steve] Schmidt and those guys," Palin said. "It's pretty made up."
She did not deny, however, that she was clueless about the operatives behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and falsely believing former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein played a role.
"I did talk a lot to Steve Schmidt about the history of the war….could there have been any connection to Saddam [Hussein]," she said. "So I admit that I asked questions about it."