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BY ALEJANDRA QUINTELA SANCHEZ

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

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An unflattering portrait of Sarah Palin will hit the shelves on Tuesday.  

The tell-all book “Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years” suggests - the former Alaska governor was in it for the money.

USA Today says the book describes Palin -- John McCain’s 2008 running mate -- as someone self-serving, calculating and not interested in carrying out her duties as Alaska state governor.

“[She] was ready to quit as Alaska governor months before her actual resignation and eager to move to more lucrative opportunities.”

The author, Frank Bailey, worked for Palin on her 2006 gubernatorial campaign. MSNBC explains - it includes some sordid details.

“The book has, as source material, thousands of emails that in effect rewrite Palin’s memoir ‘Going Rogue.’ The first email, settled on the first page of the book, was sent to Bailey by Palin on April 28th 2009. It says simply-I hate this damn job. She resigned from that damn job two months later having completed a little over half her term...”

But while Palin is a political headline-grabber -- Jezebel’s Anna North wonders -- does anyone care anymore?

“...her political star has fallen since 2009 — Bailey's book now seems poised not to topple a ‘queen on a horse’, but to heap further scorn on someone few people still see as a serious presidential contender.”


In an interview with the Associated Press - Bailey said he held no ill will toward his former boss -- but he felt he had an obligation to speak up. But as Capitol Hill Blue reports -- Bailey’s use of emails are under investigation.

“…state laws … bar former public officials from using the communications for personal gain. Bailey’s attorney says his client was careful to make sure the book did not violate that law.”

 

 

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Unflattering Portrait of Palin Hits the Shelves

(Image Source: Amazon/Howard Books)

 

BY ALEJANDRA QUINTELA SANCHEZ

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

You're watching multisource politics news analysis from Newsy.

 


An unflattering portrait of Sarah Palin will hit the shelves on Tuesday.  

The tell-all book “Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years” suggests - the former Alaska governor was in it for the money.

USA Today says the book describes Palin -- John McCain’s 2008 running mate -- as someone self-serving, calculating and not interested in carrying out her duties as Alaska state governor.

“[She] was ready to quit as Alaska governor months before her actual resignation and eager to move to more lucrative opportunities.”

The author, Frank Bailey, worked for Palin on her 2006 gubernatorial campaign. MSNBC explains - it includes some sordid details.

“The book has, as source material, thousands of emails that in effect rewrite Palin’s memoir ‘Going Rogue.’ The first email, settled on the first page of the book, was sent to Bailey by Palin on April 28th 2009. It says simply-I hate this damn job. She resigned from that damn job two months later having completed a little over half her term...”

But while Palin is a political headline-grabber -- Jezebel’s Anna North wonders -- does anyone care anymore?

“...her political star has fallen since 2009 — Bailey's book now seems poised not to topple a ‘queen on a horse’, but to heap further scorn on someone few people still see as a serious presidential contender.”


In an interview with the Associated Press - Bailey said he held no ill will toward his former boss -- but he felt he had an obligation to speak up. But as Capitol Hill Blue reports -- Bailey’s use of emails are under investigation.

“…state laws … bar former public officials from using the communications for personal gain. Bailey’s attorney says his client was careful to make sure the book did not violate that law.”

 

 

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