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Palin Speaks Out on Ill-Fated Campaign Interview AP

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told Oprah that, despite what her advisers were telling her, she knew that her 2008 campaign interview with CBS News’ Katie Couric had gone wrong, the Associated Press reports.

The interview with Couric was considered to be a major event in the campaign, leaving some who saw it with questions about whether Palin was qualified for the post.

The Palin interview airs on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on Monday.

Meanwhile the AP got a copy of Palin’s new memoir “Going Rogue” in advance of its Tuesday publication and reports that the former Alaska governor has harsh words there for Couric, describing her as condescending and “badgering.”

According to the AP, Palin also charges that the CBS interview focused on “gotcha” moments and that more substantive exchanges were cut.

--Elizabeth Jensen