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Chuck Heath Sr.: “There’s been a lot of hanky panky written about Sarah,” and Our Sarah will set the record straight

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 14, 2012

Governor Palin’s father and brother talked to Alisyn  Camerota on FOX and Friends about their book Our Sarah.  When asked why they wrote the book, Chuck Heath Sr. said, “We wanted to set a lot of records straight.  There’s been a lot of hanky panky written about Sarah.”   He said that they used 46 of her classmates as well as her pastors  and coaches as resources, and that “they tell the real story of Sarah.”  (Unlike the anonymous sources used by many of her detractors.)

Chuck Heath Jr. said there has been so much garbage written about her that a lot of people are beginning to confuse the caricatures of her, like Tina Fey’s portrayals, with the real Sarah Palin.   He said that Governor Palin was the hardest-working person he has ever known and that she has an incredibly clear sense of right and wrong and has the guts to stand up and say something when she sees things out of line.

Asked what he thought of Tina Fey’s SNL performance, Chuck Heath Sr. said he thought she did a good job, but that he didn’t agree with everything she said.  He said Sarah never said that she could see Russia from her house.  However, he said,  you can see Russia from several places in Alaska.  He especially disapproved of what David Letterman and Bill Maher did.  He said that attacks on the grandkids really get under his skin.

When asked what his favorite story in the book is, Chuck Jr. said there are a lot of favorite stories – adventure stories, life and death adventures, hunting and gold mining stories, stories about avalanches and bears.  He said these things helped form Gov. Palin’s character and make her who she is today.

He and Chuck Sr. talked about how down-to-earth Gov. Palin is and about her work ethics.  Chuck Sr. told of how he and and Gov. Palin worked for 3 days and 2 nights without sleep one time during a commercial fishing season.  He told of how she did commercial fishing, which is very hard work, for  a day and a half once with 3 broken fingers.   He said that Gov. Palin’s work ethic started when she was a child, especially in athletics,  and that she habitually works 18 to 20-hour days.

Chuck Jr. described how the Palin children hunted and fished and chopped wood during their childhood and how when they watched the Brady Bunch that they were in awe that people actually lived like that.   Alyson remarked that their childhood pictures were “cute,” and that they looked like the “wilderness Brady Bunch.”

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