Palin: I'm No Bubblehead

Candidate tells People she's an intellectual, a voracious reader, and a great cook
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2008 1:24 AM CDT
Sarah Palin returns a signed book to a supporter after speaking at a rally in Green, Ohio, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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(Newser) – Tina Fey's portrayal of Sarah Palin as a bubblehead is way off, the candidate tells People magazine in a joint interview with hubby Todd. Palin says she considers herself an intellectual and is a voracious reader, largely of historical books and autobiographies. The Looming Tower, a look at events leading up to 9/11, is her current reading material—along with a pile of briefing papers.

Some other Palin facts from the interview:

  • Daughter Bristol may be tying the knot with Levi Johnston a lot sooner than planned.
  • The couple rarely bicker—they haven't got the time.
  • Palin never heard anybody shout "kill him" after the mention of Barack Obama's name at a rally.
  • She has no plans to add to her brood, but Palin “always wanted a son named Zamboni.”