Friday's intriguing people
December 3rd, 2010
12:56 PM ET

Friday's intriguing people

Sarah Palin

The former Alaska governor lost her bid for vice president but continues to blaze a trail for other ultraconservatives to follow.

Palin wrote a book after her election loss, and now fellow Tea Party darling Christine O'Donnell is doing likewise.

O'Donnell will write a book to be published next year by St. Martin's Press, the company announced Thursday.

"It's time to set the record straight & move forward," O'Donnell wrote in announcing the deal on Twitter.

Palin was at a Walmart in Spirit Lake, Iowa, on Thursday to sign copies of her book, "America by Heart."

Iowa holds the first political caucuses every presidential election year. After CNN's Jim Acosta asked Palin whether she was any closer to deciding whether to run for president in 2012, one of her handlers put a hand over the camera lens, and the CNN crew was told to leave the signing area.

Raffi Khatchadourian

For a prolonged period this past spring, the New Yorker contributor camped out with the WikiLeaks operation in Iceland as it prepared to leak a video of a U.S. military helicopter killing civilians in Iraq.

Khatchadourian learned in detail how Julian Assange leads his hundreds of global volunteers in small, nimble core groups.

Assange, with his gray eyes, gray hair, thin body and eerie baritone voice, is like a space creature sent here to deliver the truth, the reporter said.

LeBron James' granny groupies

Not everyone in northeast Ohio hates LeBron James, who deserted them and the Cleveland Cavaliers when he took his talent to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat.

The LeBron James Grandmothers Fan Club started in 2006 with 20 members and has grown to 200 despite James' much-publicized departure, CNN affiliate WEWS reports.

"He's a young man that's going places, and wherever he goes, we're going to be his fan club," said Alder Chapman, the president and founder of the club, based in Akron, James' hometown just south of Cleveland.

soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. RUFFNUTT

    i'd vote for here in 12.. i think she would have the balls to blow north korea off the map. and iran also..

    December 4, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. duke

    SS Sarah has a issue with everything that is right in this world!
    Say what you want,but if it wasn't for government,there would never have been an end to slavery,
    If it wasn't for government,there would not have been education for all on an equal level,
    All I'm saying is while you are preaching less government(except for your personal gai)there are some who will never believe in your style of governance(We hate Reagan).to keep your countrymen confused for personal gain is the same as scamming the elderly out of their money!

    December 5, 2010 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. helenhull102951

    I would love to see Sahra Palin and Hillary Clinton make a run for the prez. Man wouldnt that be a CLUSTER F_ _K OF AN ELECTION?? They both have the mentality of a peanut and the sence God gave a door knob... And to make things perfect have Osama and a Wet-Back run to..

    December 6, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. DonnK

    Palin is a mindless bimbo and one of the greatest idiots of our time

    December 28, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
1 2