Palin Gripes about Leaks from Her New Book

Sarah Palin's new book, "America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag," is due out next week, but leaked excerpts have been making the rounds on the Internet.

And, reports CBS News Correspondent Nancy Cordes, Palin says she's not happy about the leaks.

On Thursday night, the former GOP vice presidential candidate and ex-Alaska governor, tweeted, "The publishing world is leaking out-of-context excerpts of my book w/out my permission? Isn't that illegal?"

One thing that hasn't been leaked, Cordes points out: -- any mention of Palin's plans to run for president in 2012.

"We haven't seen a lot of political criticism in this book so far," says Politico.com writer Shira Toeplitz. "At least in the parts that have been leaked to the media, it's been mostly social criticism about things like 'American Idol' or Levi Johnston."

Palin pans Johnston, the unmarried father of her grandson, Tripp, for seeking publicity, writing, "It was disgusting to watch as his fifteen minutes of fame were exploited by supposed adults taking advantage of a lost kid."

And she takes on "American Idol," writing that the contestants "embarrass themselves for the benefit of the producers."

But of daughter Bristol's role on reality TV she writes, "She engaged in an uplifting family-oriented show called dancing with the stars to challenge herself in a new, fun way."

"Sarah Palin is in many ways a creature of television herself," Toeplitz observes. "She has a contract on a cable news show. Her daughter is on a TV reality show, and Sarah Palin has her own reality television show that she's very well compensated for."

This is Palin's second book. Her first, "Going Rogue: An American Life," sold more than 300,000 copies on its first day on sale a year ago.
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