WASILLA, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin has just confided to CBS's Katie Couric that the real reason she has decided to resign the Alaskan governorship is because she is facing a serious money situation.
Palin agreed to be interviewed by Couric on the condition that she not mention any jokes about her being able to see Alaska from her porch, or talk about the fact that she thought that Africa was a country, or the fact that she had told Barbara Walters that during the presidential campaign she heard her running mate John McCain say that he spent five and a half years in a Vietnamese POW camp a little over 900 times.
The 45-year-old governor looked positively stunning in her pink halter top with the words Saracuda in 2012 on the front and her skin-tight blue denim Daisy Duke short shorts which had been a gift from ABC's Charlie Gibson.
Couric remarked that she was surprised to see her adopt a new Pamela Anderson/Jessica Simpson type look. Palin smiled, winked, and said that a girl has to do what a girl has to do.
The former Alaskan governor says that she will be appearing completely naked except for a red and black hunting cap in a moose hunting layout which will appear in the September issue of Playguy Magazine.
Palin says that she remembers once reading an article in National Geographic Magazine about speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi and how she credited the fact that she had once appeared at a White House state dinner in a skin-tight micro-miniskirt as helping her to cement the speaker of the house position.
She then said that she had really been hurt when the media made such a big fuss about the exquisitely expensive wardrobe that the GOP had purchased for her during the 2008 campaign.
Palin said that she is not at all a Gucci or Versace gal. She winked and said that she is more the Wranglers and Levi's type. She caught herself and said Levi's the jeans, not the no good, scumbag, beer-guzzlin', jobless no account, hockey playin' SOB Levi (Johnston) who got my little girl pregnant and then ran off and left her like she was some little homeless bitch or something.
Couric nodded that she understood. She then asked if she had patched things up with David Letterman. She grinned and said that she had and that it was interesting how 'Davey boy' suddenly apologized once he got wind of the $7.2 million lawsuit that she had filed on behalf of her underage daughter Willow.
The governor said that (Letterman) even sent Willow a beautiful diamond studded charm bracelet with diamond encrusted charms of a polar bear, the state of Alaska, a salmon, a moose, an Eskimo teenager, a caribou, a snowmobile, A-Rod, a snowman, and a short little fella that looks a lot like Paul Shaffer.
In other news. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has just published her tenth book. This one due out next week is titled, Rice Dishes. Miss Rice describes it as a political cookbook that includes some of the favorite dishes of people like Russia's Vladimir Putin, Cuba's Fidel Castro, North Korea's Kim Jong Il, Mexico's Nacho Winslow, and England's Bernie Taupin.