Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a forthcoming book will hit hard at Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) aides she fueded with during the 2008 campaign, Mark Halperin hints.
"Names will be named," he says, citing sources close to Palin.
The former Alaska governor will also deliver a "hearty bashing of the national media" but will forgo any policy perscriptions. In sum, it looks to be more a personal memoir than a boilerplate pre-campaign tome laying out a vague 2012 platform.
So who's in for the biggest bashing?
Likely Steve Schmidt, who reportedly ordered aides to turn off the lights on Palin at the campaign's election-night party, fearing that Palin was planning to deliver her own speech.
Palin and Schmidt also butted heads over reports of Todd Palin's membership in the Alaskan Independence Party, whose platform advocated secession. Palin wanted the campaign to address the reports head on; Schmidt thought they had a weak case and preferred to ignore the story.
Since the campaign ended, Schmidt has said a 2012 Palin candidacy would be "catastrophic" for the GOP.