• VAN SUSTEREN: When did you first hear about the movie? I mean, did they contact you and ask you to help at all?

    PALIN: It was some months ago that we heard that Steve Bannon wanted to create a documentary about, Where did she come from? Who is this person, Sarah Palin? What is her record? Would have made John McCain or the interstate oil and gas conservation commission or some of the other boards and commissions that I've worked on on a national level -- what would have made her want to participate at the level that she eventually did with these boards and commissions and then with John McCain?

    So he contacted me, said that he was working on a documentary. And I'm, like, You know, I'll believe it when I see it, if it really sets the record straight. Because that's how he explained it to me. There have been so many movies and books and articles and things that are so bogus that I didn't really have high hopes for what it is that anybody would be able to produce. But when I saw the rough cut, I was very happy.

    VAN SUSTEREN: So you didn't do an interview with him?

    PALIN: No interview, no.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Did you provide him any notes?

    PALIN: He took my "Going Rogue" book and he pretty much based the movie off of "Going Rogue." And then I did -- so he just took the audio book of it, and then...

    VAN SUSTEREN: I think he bought -- as I understand it, he bought the audio rights to use your voice, as I understand it.

    PALIN: Right. So he's taken much of the audio book and incorporated that in the audio portion of the book, and then filling in some of the blanks, I did a voice-over for him on some of the spots that were missing.

    VAN SUSTEREN: We're coming up soon on Mt. Vernon. This is stop two?

    PALIN: Yes, this is stop two.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Who chose Mt. Vernon?


    VAN SUSTEREN: I mean, I know who chose it.

    PALIN: It was...

    VAN SUSTEREN: You know, many years ago, but...

    PALIN: ... a collaborative effort. And this is one of those places I really wanted to be able to show the kids, you know, George Washington's home and his gravesite, too. I mean...

    VAN SUSTEREN: And you going to tell us -- so is this all mapped out? I mean, I don't know where you're going, and I'm -- well, I won't ask you because I know I'm told to go to the Web site. But do you know where you're going, or are you sort of calling it as you travel in the next couple days?

    PALIN: We know where we're going. There's a couple of different reasons why we're not going to broadcast it to the whole world. One is security issues. But another is if the price of gas climbs much higher, right, Todd, we're not going to be able to go too far.

    So -- in fact, I think one of the decals on the bus says "Drill, baby, drill" over the gas tank to remind people that, you know, when you're playing close to 5 bucks a gallon, you can't go too far in a rig like this.


    PALIN: Speaking of which, Greta, look at the energy issues that must be addressed today. And we cannot keep going with the flow as we have been with a moratorium in the Gulf. And then we're told by the White House there really isn't a moratorium. Yes, there is. The impacts of that moratorium, where 97 percent of our offshore has been locked up -- what we're looking at now is 157,000 barrels per day less next year, and 200,000 barrels per day less being able to be developed from the gulf the year after because the moratorium disallowed the permitting process, disallowed rigs to be able to, economically speaking, stay in the gulf. They moved out.

    So we're going to be looking at $8 billion a day that we're going to be pouring into foreign countries in order to import that make-up fuel that we're going to need to take the place of what we could have gotten out of the Gulf.