Johnston also reveals that Sarah asked Bristol and him to keep Bristol’s pregnancy a secret. “She told me that once Bristol had the baby she and Todd would adopt him. That way, she said, Bristol and I didn’t have to worry about anything,” Johnston writes. “Sarah kept mentioning this plan. She was nagging—she wouldn’t give up. She would say, ‘So, are you gonna let me adopt him?’ We both kept telling her we were definitely not going to let her adopt the baby. I think Sarah wanted to make Bristol look good, and she didn’t want people to know that her 17-year-old daughter was going to have a kid.”…

Initially Sarah said the campaign had been a great experience, until she began to hear McCain’s people accusing her of being the reason they lost, Johnston writes. She decided to retaliate, and would say things like “I brought everything to the table” and “The majority of people were out there voting because of me!” According to Johnston, “She definitely thought she was running for president.”