The Huffington Post has obtained internal McCain campaign emails -- addressed to and by the former vice presidential candidate -- that directly contradict or cast serious doubt on several of Palin's assertions. The emails were passed along by a mid-level staffer who called early excerpts of "Going Rogue", "a serious mixing of truth and imagination."
All told, the three emails provided to the Huffington Post are the clearest contradictions yet of the account of the campaign that Palin painted in her book.
Far from being eager to go on SNL, Palin - according to the emails - showed trepidation.
Meanwhile, McCain's campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, in the aftermath of the Sarkozy gaffe, doesn't direct his anger to Palin over the phone. But rather, according to two aides, he directs his anger at staffers via email.
And while Palin goes to great lengths in "Going Rogue" to paint the McCain campaign manager as tempermental and constantly opposed to allowing her to play a bigger role on the trail, just days before the election she was expressing her "love" for the help he had provided in covering up her blunders.
Reflecting on it all, the campaign aide who provided the emails said the following of the book:
"There are elements of truth underlying a narrative that is completely false."