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Palin: I was prepared

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said on Tuesday that it was “a lie” that she didn’t know the difference between North Korea and South Korea during the 2008 presidential campaign.

world Updated: Jan 14, 2010 00:04 IST

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said on Tuesday that it was “a lie” that she didn’t know the difference between North Korea and South Korea during the 2008 presidential campaign.

She dismissed that and other assertions in John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s book Game Change, that reviews the presidential race as gossipy anonymous accusations.

Palin’s appearance on The O’Reilly Factor was her first on a Fox News show since Monday’s announcement that she would join the cable network as a contributor.

Palin said she skipped the CBS show, saying, “I had been warned, you know, don’t watch.” But she rejected characterisation of her preparations for the vice presidential debate with Joe Biden. Steve Schmidt, the campaign manager for John McCain’s presidential bid, told the network that he was warned she was headed toward a debacle of historic and epic proportions.

“That is not true,” Palin said. “And Schmidt told us how overjoyed he was after the debate, so pleased with the way everything turned out.”