January 23rd, 2009
07:11 AM ET
4 years 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. mark from Buffalo, NY

    does Goo Be Gone work on a Palin? We should try and see if it will remove Sarah from public view. No one cares! Go take care of your kids

    January 22, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  2. YOU BETCHA 2012

    some people love Gov. Palin, and attacking her family with hateful smears, and lies. Only makes you look like an idiot.

    January 22, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  3. MartaK

    what an opportunist...

    January 22, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  4. Fight the Smears!

    That wardrobe was purchased by the McCain 2008 campaign for the Republican National Convention and Sarah Palin was told to wear the clothes bought for her. They were all returned to the campaign plane after the Election and donated to charity. As for Sach’s and Neimann Marcus, Sarah Palin said in an interview afterwards that she has NEVER SET FOOT IN EITHER STORE, EVER. If you heard nasty rumors on the Internet about her family walking around the high-end stores like the “Beverly Hillbillies”, buying anything and everything in sight, these are OUTRIGHT FABRICATIONS of people that hate Sarah Palin and want to bring her down.

    January 22, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  5. chuck


    January 22, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  6. Pam for America & Obama

    I might check it out from the library but I sure as heck won't spend my money to buy her book!
    They could probably print about 2000 copies and not sell them all. Really...who does care?

    January 22, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  7. Gerry

    I really can't imagine any publisher paying her much for a joke book.

    January 22, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  8. jen

    Will it be a coloring book?

    January 22, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  9. love sarah palin

    Was there ever such an amazing lady...with such grace and kindness. Then add to that all the attacks of the media that keep coming.

    January 22, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  10. Blue is my favourite colour

    Right – Sara Palin in 2012. I'd love to see that jerk try to unseat an incumbent president.

    Reading all the books and magazines in the world and taking vacations to foreign lands will not hold a candle to a Magna Cum Laude Lawyer, constitutional scholar, and 4-year experienced president. What a joke–yeah, go ahead, make yourself the laughing stock just like you were during the 2008 campaign. If you think you were handled badly then, you ain't seen nothing yet!!!!!

    January 22, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  11. Doug

    She should co-write it with Joe-the-Plumber. They could title it "Beauty and the Least."

    January 22, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  12. YOU BETCHA 2012

    As Governor Palin's position as CIC is rather unique, she receives regular briefings from Homeland Security, as well as other agencies. Govern Palin has a rather high security clearance as well. Something neither Obama nor Biden had prior to their win.

    January 22, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  13. The Lady

    Please go away.

    January 22, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  14. Jeanne from AZ

    What will be the title???? Maybe: I can See Russia from the Bridge to Nowhere???? ROFLOL.

    January 22, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  15. Stu, Charlotte

    Will her book come with the crayons to color in it ?

    January 22, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  16. Simon

    Now she needs to find a good illustrator . . .

    January 22, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  17. Steve A. , New Braunfels , Texas

    She can put it in the Bush library , under comedy

    January 22, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  18. Griff

    You Deserve it Lady.... Two-Volumes Plus.

    January 22, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  19. Tom

    Wow! A whole book of Palinisms. Let's see if she can progress her book like she is going to progress our country. This will keepTina Fey in material for years and years.

    January 22, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  20. Rorschach

    A coloring book, perhaps? Connect-the-dots? Yeah, connect-the-dots would be cool.... look, it's Joe the Plumber looking at Russia from Palin's house. Dear Lord, will this narcissist ever fade away?

    January 22, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  21. shannon

    wow, look at all the fake liberals who didn't listen to Obama's speech, could you be more petty or childish. The people making these hate filled comments are exactly what's wrong with this country, and show truly that you don't support President Obama.

    January 22, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  22. jacfromP-town

    Will it come with Crayons ?

    January 22, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  23. Don in Albuquerque

    This is the last I want to hear from this idiot. I will read no furthur news about her and if they media decide to do more useless stories on her I will simply change channels. She is doing nothing but using the media to stay in the lime light so the Repugs can make another fumble and run her for president.

    January 22, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  24. KenM

    A poster below shows the typical ignorance from the [R]ight. They equate conservatives with the rightwing which is a FALSE equation. I've got no problems with real conservatives, but I'll continue to crush you hyper-partisan rightwing neo-tards like the bugs you are.

    January 22, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  25. Simmy

    Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter-geist are a pair. Enough said.

    January 22, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
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