January 23rd, 2009
07:11 AM ET
7 months ago

Palin looking for book deal?

Palin has reportedly hired a powerful DC attorney
Palin has reportedly hired a powerful DC attorney

(CNN) - Could Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin be coming to a bookstore or television near you?

Palin has reportedly hired a powerful Washington, DC attorney who has successfully landed lucrative media deals for other political rock stars, a signal the former Republican vice presidential candidate may be interested in further expanding her media exposure in the coming months.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Palin has secured the services of Robert Barnett, the Washington lawyer who negotiated highly profitable book deals for Bill and Hillary Clinton. (Bill Clinton was paid $10 million by Alfred A. Knopf publishing to write his memoirs and Hillary Clinton garnered $8 million by Simon & Schuster to write hers.)

Barnett has also negotiated book deals for President Obama and Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, and has landed lucrative television contracts for many high-profile network anchors and correspondents.

Barnett would not confirm or deny that he is now working for Palin. Palin's office did not respond to a request for comment.

Several publishers have said Palin could fetch up to $7 million to write a book about her unlikely VP bid, and could rake in millions more as a television host after her gubernatorial term ends in 2010.

But should Palin decide on a presidential run, federal election regulations would almost certainly keep her from hosting a television show.


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soundoff (327 Responses)
  1. Mike S. New Orleans

    Would somebody please give her a couple million dollars to go away!

    A job on Fox News maybe?

    A tour with Ann Coulter?

    Somebody, please, put this moose down!

    January 22, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  2. Mitchell from MS

    who would read her book????

    January 22, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  3. John

    Silly Sarah – try the "comic books", your distorted view of the world is pretty funny!

    January 22, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  4. Ghost Writer

    With all due respect and while trying to avoid sarcasm, I have the following question. Who is going to write it?

    January 22, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  5. Chico Escuela

    How about a palin video game?

    January 22, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  6. Wicca for Obama

    NO

    January 22, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. Justin from New Haven,CT

    Please do run Palin, ensure a second Obama term.

    January 22, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  8. Kim

    Oh please!!!!! If this happens, I hope she has a good editor with a better handle on the English language than she does.

    January 22, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  9. Sarah Pain In The Neck

    This trailer trash makes me sick. She just won't go away. Who cares about her book deal? She's cancer to America–an uneducated woman who doesn't know she's uneducated.

    Go away Sarah, we can't stand you.

    January 22, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  10. It will have lots of pictures

    Palin, dear, you probably should read a book – any book – before you try to write one.

    January 22, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  11. Vin

    I'd be hesitant to give a book deal to someone who is obviously illiterate.

    January 22, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  12. scdemocrat

    LOL now that is funny. I doubt the woman has read a book in the last 5 years. Let me guess, it will be a pop-up book with pictures of her shooting wolves from helicopters, or maybe a picture of her in a bikini with a bubble saying "you bectcha :) This is to easy.

    January 22, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  13. Ry

    Please stop reporting about her.

    January 22, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  14. Brian

    Here's hoping there's a recipe for Moose Burgers! <- Man, she will do anything to stay in the media, pathetic...

    January 22, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  15. Paul Lennon

    Run Sarah run.

    If Al Franken can be a senator, Palin can be president.

    January 22, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  16. Renae, Houston, TX

    I really wish she would go away.

    January 22, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  17. K-Dog

    It is interesting to me that after her claims that Katie Couric and Tina Fey "exploited" her, she has decided to take advantage of her newfound fame in the public eye

    January 22, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  18. Elizabeth in Texas

    WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?WHO CARES?

    January 22, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  19. tomm888

    Please don't let this be true. And if it is true, please restrict whatever she does to Pay-Per-Vue or Books only so I don't have to see her ever again! Enough already!!

    January 22, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  20. BB

    HHmmmmmppph – I wouldn't read one if it was free. She's a loser.

    January 22, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  21. Angie in Pa

    are you kidding me like anybody wants to read that garbage!

    January 22, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  22. Chess

    Palin Go Away!!!!!!!

    January 22, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  23. canadian pov

    Both of the Clintons had interesting things to say as they were first hand witnesses to real history over many years. What is Palin going to write that she hasn't already blabbed/complained to the press about already? I can't imagine a short story on what a complete failure the McCain/Palin ticket was could be worth more than about 9.99 as an advance.

    She needs to go away and just for once show some grace.

    January 22, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  24. Bob

    SHE'S HOT !

    January 22, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  25. itbeme

    WHY WON'T THIS WOMEN JUST GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 22, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
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