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Sarah Palin's Rogue Comments

The 2012 presidential hopeful calls people who ask whether mothers should work outside the home "Neanderthals," telling them to "evolve" on Fox News last week.

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's spotlight during the midterm elections will likely continue as her TLC show premieres this week and a new book is published in two weeks.

Sarah Palin's Alaska, an eight-part series, premieres November 14 at 9/8c. Her book America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag will be released November 23. But Palin's popularity is divisive for even conservatives, as the anticipation for a 2012 presidential candidate heightens.

Last week on Fox News, Palin praised Geraldine Ferraro for "breaking the glass ceiling," saying that "Neanderthals" focus on issues like whether mothers should work outside the home, which Palin says is "petty, little, superficial, meaningless." Ferraro, who ran for U.S. vice president alongside Walter Mondale in 1984, was criticized at the time by Catholic bishops for her pro-choice stance.

Palin said, "It kind of seems, Geraldine, that some things haven't changed. There are still the Neanderthals out there, who pick on the petty, ...

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