January 23rd, 2009
07:11 AM ET
11 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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  1. Angie-OH

    Elizabeth in Texas January 22nd, 2009 4:27 pm ET
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    BB January 22nd, 2009 4:27 pm ET

    HHmmmmmppph – I wouldn't read one if it was free. She's a loser.
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    I AGREE WITH YOU BOTH.
    THIS LOSER CAN'T HELP HERSELF. SHE HAS TO HAVE A CAMERA IN HER FACE. LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LIAR,LOSER,LIAR,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LIAR,LOSER,MEDIA JUNKIE,LIAR,LOSER,CAMERA FREAK,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LIAR,CAMERA FREAK,MEDIA JUNKIE,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,LIAR.
    IS SHE STILL GOVENOR. WHEN DOES SHE HAVE TIME TO RUN alaska?

    January 22, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    I definitely wouldl not buy her book. The sad part is that it will be mostly denial about what a fool she is and blaming everyone else for her poor image. I wish she would just go away and do her job instead of constantly jumping in front of the media. She is desperate (and should be!).

    January 22, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  3. Fred

    I can't wait to see someone who is not corrupt as Geithner, Kennedy and Obama.

    January 22, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  4. Joe Six-Pack

    God! Will she EVER GO AWAY!

    Nobody likes you. Everybody hates you. Go eat some worms.

    January 22, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  5. Glen Shouse Jr.

    NOT INTERESTED!!!

    January 22, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  6. I Toldyouso

    I watched the speeches and interviews with Sarah Palin and became convinced that she was an ill-prepared, ignorant politician. Why would anyone spend even a nickel to purchase a book from her when probably 75% of Americans are more intelligent than her?

    Can someone explain to me how in the hell she ever got elected to any position? What a moron!

    January 22, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  7. treehugger

    Will it be written in crayon so her worshippers can understand it?

    January 22, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  8. Fritz

    Palin wants attention. This is not news.

    Whether this is a coloring book or pop-up book would be news – you betcha.

    January 22, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  9. joewill

    I'm not saying that I like her, she clearly has image issues. Her blaming a bad interview on anyone else other then herself isn't a sign of LEADERSHIP that we would need at our homes, work, our local, state, or federal government. Give her a chance to change.

    Sarah Bone-up on the issues, see-ya in 8yr.

    January 22, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  10. William

    I hope she can write better than she speaks.

    January 22, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  11. mouser

    I wasn't aware she was literate.

    January 22, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  12. rick

    I wouldn't pay a penny to read anything this hypocritical dimwit has to say. Dr. Seuss has more to offer than she does.

    January 22, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  13. Bill G, TX

    $100 says it is a picture book, with pop-ups in it. Otherwise you know it was ghost-written. Who the heck wants to pay to read her babbling BS?

    January 22, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  14. once upon a horse

    one thing is for certain, if Gov Palin does write a book it will be on the NY Times bestseller list when it comes out. This is because all the far right GOPers and neo cons will rush out and buy them all up off the shelves just like they did when that anti-Obama book came out a few months back which was full of lies and half-truths. And if they book is filled with juicy gossip it may even make it to Hollywood. Maybe then she can secure a journalism gig just like her buddy Joe the Plumber did.

    January 22, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  15. Robin

    I MISS ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FUNNY COMMENTS. I HAD TAKEN A BREAK AFTER OBAMA WON!!! I'M BACK AND TODAY COMMENTS ON CHENEY AND PALIN ARE TOO FUNNY!!!

    January 22, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  16. jim

    The real sad part is, The nut jobes that would buy anyting from her.

    January 22, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  17. Cathy from Colorado

    It is obvious she is doing this to keep the republican base adoringly at her feet.

    Go for it–waste your money and time, buying and reading this book. The contents of the book will be widely publicized after it is written and frankly, that is all I care to know or read about her book.

    January 22, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  18. Ms. M

    Greedy, selfish and inexperienced!!!!

    January 22, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  19. Randy

    Hang on people it might be a good comic book you never know

    January 22, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  20. Phillip Bunn

    Hey Sarah. I have a title for you. "If a Moose farts in Alaska, and nobody hears it, does it still make a sound?"

    January 22, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  21. Viet Vet

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    January 22, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  22. Pam

    Why not? It's a "book deal" that made Obama president!

    January 22, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  23. chris

    Bored, pathetic, leftist bloggers at it again. Compare the number of comments on nearby stories: DNC shake-up: hardly any comments; "Americans Want Dems to Run Congress" (??), maybe 2 comments; Paterson to name replacement for Clinton's Senate seat tomorrow: zero comments. Etc, etc.

    But Cheney / Bush / Libby: 169 comments (98% caustic I'll bet).

    And this nothing story about Palin (complete with the least flattering photo CNN could find): 117 comments already.

    Get a life, morons. Too much time on your hands, sitting around waiting for a story on Palin to pop up so that you can display your small-mindedness and hypocrisy. Morons.

    Sarah: we love you. Millions of us.

    January 22, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  24. Roger from CA

    Doesn't she need to be able to read and write first?

    Oh, I forgot: she reads "all of them" (newspapers).

    When she writes, does she drop her "g"s?

    January 22, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  25. David M

    Increased media exposure may not be the best thing for someone who has been "victimized" by the media. At least not before she becomes better equipped to handle it.

    January 22, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
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