Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has revealed that she does read and her list includes C.S. Lewis, Dean Karnazes, Newsmax and Wall Street Journal.
Palin, 46, had been asked by American journalist Katie Couric which magazines or papers she regularly read that informed her worldview, and the former had not been able to name any.
Her inability to answer fuelled the perception among voters during the 2008 election that she was not ready for national office.
But now in an interview on Barbara Walters' '10 Most Fascinating People of 2010', Palin has set the record straight.
"I read anything and everything that I can get my hands on as I have since I was a little girl," ABC News quoted Palin as saying.
"I'm reading the best book right now -- Dean Karnazes's book about being an ultra-marathoner. I read a lot of C.S. Lewis when I want some divine inspiration...I read Newsmax and The Wall Street Journal.
"I read all of our local papers of course in Alaska because that's where my heart is," she stated.
Palin said that she was offended by Couric's question and is still irked by the media's portrayal of her.
"Because of that one episode, that one episode, that would turn an issue into what it has become over the last two years. I think that's ridiculous," Palin told Walters.
"That's one of those things, where that issue...that I don't read, or that I'm not informed, it's one of those questions where I like to turn that around and ask the reporters, 'Why would it be that there is that perception that I don't read?'" she added. (ANI)