'Sarah Palin thought Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11'

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 11, 2010 21:28 hrs

New York: Sarah Palin thought Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11, authors of a tell-all book about 2008 US presidential election claim.

Political journalists and writers Mark Halperin and John Heilemann allege a pile of revelations about the former Alaska Governor in their book 'Game Change', including she was possibly mentally unstable and had wild mood swings.

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"One minute, Palin would be her perky self; the next she would fall into a strange blue funk," the New York Daily News quoted the authors as saying.

The book also says: "When her aides tried to quiz her she would routinely shut down - chin on her chest, arms folded, eyes cast to the floor, speechless and motionless, lost in what those around her described as a kind of catatonic stupor.

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"If I had known everything I know now, I would not have done this," the book quotes Palin as saying.

Palin's spokeswoman Meg Stapleton has dismissed the book's claims tagging it as inaccurate gossip.