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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  1. deb in Colo

    It's already been written. It's called "PEYTON PLACE".

    January 22, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  2. PS90

    This is too funny I bet the title of her book is "1000 redneck jokes " by sarah palin.............hey tina fey...were are ya!

    January 22, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  3. Watch out Oprah!

    TV host?
    Now thats comedy!
    My stomach hurts.

    January 22, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  4. Julie

    Sarah! Sarah! Sarah! you betcha 2012

    January 22, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  5. WVUFan

    Sweetheart, you would have better luck doing a Playboy pictorial because all you have going for you is your looks.

    January 22, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  6. Erika

    Really, is anyone surprised? I for one am pretty sure that this will not be the last time that she pimps herself out without shame. As dumb as she is on world politics she is very savvvy at getting attentioin. She is Ann coulter with a twang. I predict the book will come out, and it will sell like hotcakes. ( The Repubs need something to do in between hating on PRESIDENT OBAMA.) And then she will prove to everyone that she has no business in political life and she will slowly fade away yay!

    January 22, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  7. John

    please let there be a rule that if you write a book you have had to at least read one.

    January 22, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  8. stephanie

    Who cares about her. What would she have to write about. She is yesterday's news and a train wreck. She is like a rash that will not go away and does a dis-service to intelligent females.

    January 22, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  9. Luis Reyes

    I think Gov. Palin should start reading newspapers and learn about current events ,instead of writing a book of her failure to show the nation that she was truly qualified to lead our nation, if needed.

    Gov. Palin, LEARN from your mistakes. Don't just ignore them !

    Luis Reyes

    January 22, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  10. glenda

    sensible Cape Coral Fl January 22nd, 2009 5:09 pm ET

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

    OMG! Thank you for this! Hiliarious! I just spit my water out on the computer 🙂

    January 22, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  11. Lilarose in Bandon, Oregon

    Sarah, if you decide to run for prez in 2012, you are going to be well into middle age.

    Not so sexy, not so hormonal, not so purdy as some of your admirers thought you were and voted for you.

    Bye, girl!

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

    Americans TALK A GOOD GAME, but thousands of YOU will go out and buy this GOSSIP COMIC MAGAZINE, NOT A BOOk. Hello.

    Curiosity KILLED the cat and many of you will be suckered into spending your money on this comic book.

    Sarah Palin will be laughing her way to millions thanks to ALL of you!!!

    January 22, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  13. Julie

    funny you obots tell her to go away. yet you comment.? lol

    January 22, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  14. OKIE

    All you others just need to shut up. If they can write a book about the Clintons and they make millions, which I would not touch with a 10 ft pole, then why can't Palin. I for one will get her book. I already have one about her that I bought in a Christian book store and I have learned a lot about the lady that the public does not know.

    You will be sorry when she runs again and wins if we last that long! For all of the media that has put her down so much, she is truly a strong lady to keep going and keep coming back in the public.

    I love her and I never had wanted a woman president but her I would take in a new york minute. At least her morals are where they are suppose to be.

    You all keep putting her down and I will just keep coming back and lifting her up. Now John McCain, you can keep. I believe he lost the race on purpose and just used her, but I do believe he used the wrong woman this time.

    January 22, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  15. Denise Walters

    Hurry Sarah, your 15 minutes is running out.

    January 22, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  16. Laverne

    A book, more like a pamphlet, hee hee!

    January 22, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  17. Ken

    I voted 50% for Obama and 50% so that I never have to hear from her again. sheesh cmon...

    January 22, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  18. Erika

    ok I hate to be mean really I do but sharon-ny it is obvious that you will be reading her book. Based on that mish mosh of the english language that you just wrote, it is clear that you think sarah is berry berry smart. poor thing did you two go to the same college?

    January 22, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  19. Does CNN censor pro-palin comments?

    Governor Palin's record of achievement is huge. Even with all of the world's media spreading lies and half truths, she remains the most popular Governor in America.

    In addition to being Governor, Palin serves as Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multi-state government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment.

    January 22, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  20. Millie Gee

    Please spare us!

    January 22, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  21. HouseDiva

    If you can afford to waste money on Sarah Palin's book in the middle of a recession/depression instead of saving the money; YOU ARE what's wrong with America.

    so don't complain about the Government's wasteful spending when you are wastefully spending on yourselves.

    NEO-CONS..this means YOU!

    January 22, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  22. Karen - Missouri

    She obviously proves how self-centered she is...and selfish. Doesn't she have a job to worry about? She's nothing more than a celebrity wannabe! Haven't we heard enough about Palin's search for people to bow at her feet? We just don"t want to hear about that brainless glory hound.

    January 22, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  23. Milagros

    Palin is a silly frustrated bimbo who just wants some attn and is trying to take the thunder from Pres Obama! she is frustraterd and needs someone to pay attn because obviously has no work to do..My question is what does she have to say? Her life will fit into a 50 page brochure..unles she lies.

    January 22, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  24. Ryan Hafiz - Chamapaign, IL

    Please no more Palin worthless news. Let people think about real and serious stuff. She does not read and can not name a single newspaper's name so, a book is a very high expectation. Books are for folks who have had done something useful.. she did nothing and will do nothing.

    January 22, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  25. dwinbot

    Dearest Sarah,

    GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 22, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
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