November 19th, 2009
01:54 PM ET
8 years ago

Parnell on Palin book: 'I have enjoyed it'

Parnell on Palin book: 'I have enjoyed it'

Parnell on Palin book: 'I have enjoyed it'

Cedar Creek, Texas (CNN) - Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said Thursday he has read "significant portions" of Sarah Palin's new memoir and called it "a great re-telling of her story thus far."

Parnell, who succeeded Palin in Juneau when she resigned her office in July, said he read parts of the book during his flight from Alaska to Texas, where he is attending the Republican Governors Association's annual conference. Palin did not send him a copy of the book, he said.

"It's such a conversational tone, and there is so much in there that I have lived with her, except for the presidential campaign," Parnell told CNN. "I have enjoyed it."

But Parnell said Alaskans have moved on from the drama of the 2008 campaign and are now primarily concerned with local economic issues.

"Most of our focus has returned to our state issues, the gas line, resource development," he said. "People are just concerned about their jobs, just like here. People are focused on the economy.

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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. not alone

    Brown noser.

    November 19, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  2. Danny

    Make Money: Write Books.

    Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi should also write books.

    November 19, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  3. James Michael Roberson

    A great retelling is right. I am sure she will retell it again and again and not always the same way.

    November 19, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  4. aware

    Sarah Palin removed herself so Alaska could get back to normal!

    She is an awesome, authentic human being with a passion for doing the right thing. She walks the talk! Bravo Sarah! 🙂

    November 19, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
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