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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soundoff (327 Responses)
  1. kayla

    this woman needs attention. poor thing.

    January 22, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  2. Alex in OR

    nothing elitist or greedy about that. nope, nothing at all.

    January 22, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  3. jbar

    Why, what for ?. That Lady is just a "Show Horse".

    January 22, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  4. mary sweet portland oregon

    Who in the hell would want to know more about a woman no one can stand?! Her entire personna makes me physically sick.

    January 22, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  5. watcher

    These posts are far more hateful than anything ever said by Sarah Palin. It's ironic the amount of intolerance coming out of the mouth of so-called open minded people.

    January 22, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  6. The Bible

    She is a Christian, just like Obama who obeys God's command and understands the Biblical principles applied to everyday life, the same Bible that Abraham Lincoln used.

    January 22, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  7. Lyndon

    Palin needs the revenue from a book deal to buy a new wardrobe for herself and her growing family and to stock the war chest for her run in 2012.

    January 22, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  8. Beauty

    Kevin and Brent, you make my face hurt from laughing! You are incredibly funny!!! GO GUYS !!!

    January 22, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  9. Amber

    Wouldn't a Fox News show be more her supporter's speed?

    Books have those weird terrorist things in them like sentences in proper English.

    January 22, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  10. Greg in Colorado

    The porn industry is looking for an economical boost ...... try there????

    January 22, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  11. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    Will it come with crayons? Do we supply our own?

    January 22, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  12. Sharon-NY

    Hey some haters of Sarah, think about this. If Bristol Palin did choose abortion which is murder, it would not be amiss for Sarah Palin because the record of abortion in America has been very privately treated. The reason she has suffered from main stream medias and some of pinheads like you is that Sarah Palin has been too much down to earth and honesty. If Sarah was a talented the politician to hide her negative things, to lie intellectually and to cover nasty stuff with a nice speech like Barack Obama, you would respect Sarah Palin now as you respect Barack Obama's virtual imagines.
    I CAN'T AWAIT FOR THE BOOKS. GO SARAH PALIN 2012/2016

    January 22, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  13. Beth

    Is this going to be a picture book? The woman can't speak...how the heck is she going to write?

    January 22, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  14. Alan

    From the article: "Palin has reportedly hired a powerful Washington, DC attorney ."

    So does this mean she is no longer a Washington outsider?

    January 22, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  15. Andy

    Sarah would have been better than Biden. Biden made the swearing in look like a Abbott and Costello skit. No wonder Obama kept him quiet during the last three months of the campaign.

    January 22, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  16. Vic of New York

    Wow ,a movie about Sarah Palin would be interesting...

    ...something like a cross between "Bush" and "Fargo"!

    You go for it "Legs". Who knows, maybe you can sidekick on the Rush Limbough show.

    January 22, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  17. umu ule

    she needs to go to school and get an education first b/4 writing a book. Does she not get it that she is half educated. obtaining a weak first degree from 100 higher institutions of learning is not good enough if you ask millions of Americans

    January 22, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  18. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Sarah,

    Make sure the pictures are large, with big coloring areas and visible numbers for your fans to be able to color them in!!!

    And just wait, dear, until you try to run in 2012 during the primaries and have to face down the same angry, white, old men of the GOP who have no time for women in high office!!! You'll never get as far as facing Obama in the general election, although I hope you do because he'll run you over!!!

    January 22, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  19. James

    Sarah you are a great Gov.! all these haters are just that. haters.

    January 22, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  20. Christy

    Awesome! Palin/jindal 2012

    January 22, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  21. KampBell_BrOwn SUx

    CNN why do keep hiring GOP supporters who suck at reporting because they lie their heads off like:

    campell brown
    ed henry
    Dana bash
    Lou Dobbs
    Glen Beck
    Anderson cooper
    Suzanne Maleaveau

    January 22, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  22. Mike Dallas

    Good Lord now that Brittney is straightened out we have to endure the half-wit as the weekly train wreck report.

    How about we take a collection up, Pay Brittney's dad off, then she will crash and burn again! Then when she pushs the moose mom of the front page we will put her back into rehab, at some point.

    Brittney is at least younger, cuter and sometime is sans panties, this twit is just brainless and way past her expiration date!

    P.S. Glad her audience will be small because only they can understand the Palin Phrasespeak.

    January 22, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  23. Mr. G

    I trust she means COMIC book! Actually Sarah should consider a prime time sitcom. She could pretend she's the VP on a hit comedy.

    Just tell her to act natural.

    January 22, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  24. Julie

    deal with it obama supporters Sarah palin is here to stay :)

    January 22, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  25. Andy

    Hey Claudia in DC..we couldn't have them writing about drug problems and sure wouldn't want that in the countries highest office....oh darn..we have that in Obama.

    January 22, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
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