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Old 01-22-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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The former GOP vice presidential candidate is reportedly working with Robert Barnett, who brokered deals for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Some reports say she is seeking as much as $11 million.

By Michael Muskal
11:22 AM PST, January 22, 2009

If you thought being governor of Alaska and a new grandmother would be enough to fill the cold, dark nights in the Arctic state, you underestimate Sarah Palin, the feisty, failed vice presidential candidate.

Palin has reportedly enlisted the services of Robert Barnett, the Washington lawyer who represented President Obama, would-be President Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in their multimillion-dollar book deals.

Barnett declined to comment. But a variety of published sources, including the Hollywood Reporter, said that Barnett was on board in helping to sell a Palin book.

Presumably, the book would tell her side of the 2008 presidential election, when the GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, plucked Palin out of relative obscurity and offered her the vice presidential spot. Though she was a darling of conservatives and ignited the Republican base whenever she appeared in public, Palin has made it known that she had a difficult time with McCain's strategists.

Full story: Sarah Palin may be shopping a book - Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-palin23-2009jan23,0,1399366.story - broken link)

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Old 01-22-2009, 02:33 PM
 
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Her 15 minutes (like the GOP braintrust Joe The Plumber) should have run out long ago...
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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They pay that much for coloring books?
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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I'm surprised it's taken this long. It'll sell many millions - $11M is way too low! Bill Clinton got $12M back in 2001 - I think that was the biggest book deal ever.

Then, please, let her take a show on Fox in 2010. She makes money and is famous and beloved, and she's out of politics forever.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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Laura Bush just sold her book for $2 million, to give this some perspective.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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They pay that much for coloring books?
No, but I think Palin's is a pop-up book, so she's getting a bonus for that.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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Shouldn't you have to be able to read to write a book.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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She was in the public eye for 9 months max!

What could she possibly have to talk about of any substance?
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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I wouldnt give 11 cents for her book! I blame her for John McCain losing the election!
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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The new mayor of Wasilla should ban it from the public library. The content could be considered "obscene" - or at least obscene lies.
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