Palin Memoir: I Inspired Obama's 'Change'

Palin suggests Dem's '08 adviser lifted Alaska strategy
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2009 5:30 AM CST
Sarah Palin, and her daughter Piper, 5, waive campaign signs in Anchorage, Alaska during her 2006 campaign for governor.   (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin believes she might deserve some of the credit for President Obama's victory but not in the way some people in the McCain camp would have it. In Going Rogue, Palin points to her campaign for Alaska governor as having used the "Change" theme and suggests she may have inspired the Obama campaign, the Telegraph reports.

"Every part of our campaign shouted 'Change!'" Palin writes, noting she relied heavily on small, first-time donors, much like the Obama campaign. We "were amused a couple of years later when Barack Obama—one of whose senior advisers (come to think of it) had roots in Alaska—adopted the same theme," Palin writes. "Kris and I joked about it: 'Hey! We were change when change wasn't cool!' "