Unbelievable. The Weasel of Wassila, Sarah Palin, is about to release a new book in which she slams Barack and Michelle Obama. From The Sydney Morning Herald:
Sarah Palin has accused Barack and Michelle Obama of being unpatriotic and has suggested they are racist.
In leaked extracts of her new book, America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate argues that the first black US president is among those who regarded the Tea Party movement as racially prejudiced and who thinks ''America is a fundamentally unjust and unequal country''.
As proof, she quoted a 2008 campaign speech in which Mrs Obama said ''for the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country''. Mrs Palin went on: ''I guess this shouldn't surprise us, since both of them spent almost two decades in the pews of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright's church listening to his rants against America and white people.''
Mrs Palin's second book is regarded as a launch pad for a bid for the 2012 Republican nomination, which she admitted this week she was ''seriously considering''.
The book criticises talent show contestants and the ''cult of self-esteem'', which she blames partly on Mr Obama: ''No one they have encountered in their lives - from their parents to their teachers to their president - wanted them to feel bad by hearing the truth. So they grew up convinced that they could become big pop stars like Michael Jackson.''
Mrs Palin has begun a reality show in which she talks about her family life and home state of Alaska.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden was asked what he thought of Palin's claim that she could defeat Barack Obama: