January 23rd, 2009
07:11 AM ET
9 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. Bea

    ROFLOL

    January 22, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  2. Trevor Scroggins

    Judging by all these comments, no one listened to Obama's inaugural speech.

    January 22, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  3. Lesley

    I was enjoying the few days off with no coverage of Palin. I knew it was too good to last. Rock star! I don't think so. Bring back Paris Hilton please.

    January 22, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  4. Jeffpud

    Palin has the IQ of a tree stump. So, how can she write a book?

    January 22, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  5. gobalgroove

    Will it come with a calendar?

    January 22, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  6. walleye

    And the title will be – American History for Dummies which she will win a Pulitzer for.

    January 22, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  7. Charles

    Gosh I hope it's a book about abstinence.

    January 22, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  8. jeff frm jersey

    3 pages that say "ME!ME!ME!" and 500 blank pages.
    What a waste f paper.

    January 22, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  9. Phoenix

    TheTruthHurts, only radicalized racist right wingers really find this woman relevant. Sorry.

    January 22, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  10. Gerry in Va. for Obama.

    Sarah write a book? You gotta be kidding !!

    January 22, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  11. Paris

    "Palin has reportedly hired a powerful Washington, DC attorney who has successfully landed lucrative media deals for other political rock stars".

    Oh, you mean like Obama when you say "Political Rock Stars"?

    January 22, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  12. Kool

    The truth hurts,
    Do you like stupid people? This has nothing to do with being a Lib. It has to do with this women reads all the newspaper. There are thousands of newpapers so how does she have time to write a book.

    January 22, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  13. SJR

    Bless her heart...it makes my head hurt thinking about reading a book written by Sarah Palin. Just think of how of confusing it would be...

    January 22, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  14. JL

    LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL.............................whooooooooooooo that's a good one...................what a joke this woman couldn't find her way out of the wet end of a paper sack (that came with directions). Who would read it?

    January 22, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  15. gary n.

    @ Eric M

    She IS a dumb redneck. And trailer trash to boot.

    January 22, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  16. HouseDiva

    If i want to know Sarah Palin's life story all i need to do is drive to the nearest narliest trailer park.

    She doesn't need a book deal...she need Jerry Springer, or Maury Povich, and maybe even Dr. Phil and the Super Nanny to sort out her messy life.

    I wouldn't give that lieing racist female dog(pitbull) a squirt of pee to know her life's story.

    January 22, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  17. Jackie Hontz

    Shouldn't she be required to read a book before writing one?

    January 22, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  18. elizabeth

    Please, spare us!.....

    January 22, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  19. thanks, but no thanks

    The question is can she write? l guess not. When they say God Bless America, they mean that someone with education equal to a fifth grader can get a book deal. What makes her equal to Bill and Hillary? l guess living in Alaska....

    January 22, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  20. Janice

    I think a deal with Marvel Comics will suit her just fine!

    January 22, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  21. Steve Kirk

    Gov. Palin is a legend in her own mind. She's had her 15 minutes of fame. The media should let her fade away, away, away back to AK.

    January 22, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  22. Meka

    THE ONLY DEAL PALIN NEEDS, CONTRACT WITH SNL!

    SHE'S JUST THAT FUNNY!

    January 22, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  23. Steph

    Yeah! I need another coloring book.

    January 22, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  24. Dylan from MN

    She can barely pull off the English language, how the heck will she be able to write a book? Would it go something like this?:

    "Well Katy Kurik and the whole liberal media really sent a wrong message of who I Sarah Palin Governor/Regulator/Mavrick who said no to the bridge to no where and likes to shake things up that ur asking me those GOTCHA questions ya know im not going to respond to that thats not what the good americans in those pro american parts of the country want to hear."

    January 22, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  25. Sue

    Would be great for fireplace kindling.

    January 22, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
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