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Sarah Palin’s Diary

palinbook23.jpgAs millions watch former Alaskan governor on The Oprah Winfrey Show this afternoon, GalleyCat dug through the interview excerpts that ended up on the cutting room floor of Oprah’s show.

In one particularly illuminating clip, Palin discussed her life-long vocation as writer, giving readers a peek into her childhood diary. It’s an interesting defense of her writing credentials, just a few hours before the release of her memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life.”

Here’s an excerpt from the unused clip: “I have a journalism degree, I’ve always loved writing, [and] I’ve journaled all my life … since younger than than Piper even, since [I was] a little girl. My sister and I, a few years ago, went through our little kid diaries, you know, [the ones] with a little lock and key. We opened those up and saw what we had … Maybe some of my entries were a little different than yours were at second grade: I’m talking all about hunting trips we were heading out to and chopping wood and stacking the firewood … I don’t think it’s accidental either, I think it is providential that I had had that desire throughout my life to record and memorialize things that were perhaps ordinary events at the time… so logistically speaking, practically speaking, it wasn’t a real difficult exercise to write the book.”

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