From NBC's Mark Murray
The Associated Press is the first news organization out of the gate to read Sarah Palin's new book.
According to its write-up, Palin blasts Katie Couric over that infamous Couric-Palin interview.
She writes that Couric had a "partisan agenda" and a condescending manner. Couric was "badgering," biased and far easier on Couric's Democratic counterpart, Joe Biden.
She also criticizes Charlie Gibson.
She writes that ABC newsman Charles Gibson, who had an early interview with her, seemed bored by "substantive issues" stemming from her time as governor and that while speaking with her he "peered skeptically" at her over his glasses like a disapproving principal.
Palin settles scores with the McCain campaign, alleging that they gave her a legal bill for her vetting, and that they also kept her family members away from the stage on Election Night.
[S]he says that most of her legal bills were generated defending what she called frivolous ethics complaints, but she reveals that about $500,000 was a bill she received to pay for the McCain campaign vetting her for the VP nod. She said when she asked the McCain campaign if it would help her financially, she was told McCain's camp would have paid all the bills if he'd won; since he lost, the vetting legal bills were her responsibility...
Palin laments that she wasn't allowed to bring up loads of family members to the stage while McCain gave his election night concession speech, the vice presidential candidate having found out minutes earlier that she wouldn't be permitted to give her own speech.
And she lists the books she's read in her life and calls herself a voracious reader
She remembers being a voracious reader, favorites including John Steinbeck's "The Pearl" and George Orwell's "Animal Farm."