World War Three averted!
No, I don’t mean North and South Korea have ceased fire. I mean Bristol Palin didn’t win Dancing with the Stars.
You can stop shooting your TVs now, libs. You can stop keening to the heavens, Sally Quinn. Put away the conspiracy theories. You did it. You won. More specifically, the person you don’t like lost. You’re winners.
In other Palin news, Michael Calderone reports:
HarperCollins settled a lawsuit Tuesday night with Gawker Media over the site’s publication of leaked images from Sarah Palin’s new book, “America by Heart.”
Gawker posted the Palin excerpts on Friday and even mocked the author’s displeasure at having parts of the book online four days before it hit shelves. HarperCollins quickly swung back with a lawsuit, claiming copyright infringement. And by Saturday afternoon, a Manhattan judge ordered Gawker to pull the pages pending a Nov. 30 hearing.
But before that hearing could take place, the two sides reached a settlement.
In an amusing attempt to save face, Gawker made this statement:
“HarperCollins’ decision to file suit against us and seek a temporary restraining order generated a good deal of press for Ms. Palin’s book in advance of publication. Now that the book is out and destined to appear on the bestseller list, we’re pleased that HarperCollins proposed settling this case, as is, to avoid lengthy litigation.”
That’s right, sweeties, you meant to do that. To help her sell books. Because if there’s one thing Gawker is good at, it’s selling books. Oh wait no never mind.
P.S. Just for the fun of it, here’s a reminder of how Gawker’s Maureen O’Connor taunted Palin:
[Sarah: If you’re reading this—and if you are, welcome!—you may want to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the law. Try starting here or here. Or skip the totally boring reading and call one of your lawyers. They’ll walk you through it.]
This is the Best November Ever.