October 27th, 2009
06:16 PM ET
10 years ago

Palin paid at least $1.25 million in book deal

Palin paid at least $1.25 million in book deal.

Palin paid at least $1.25 million in book deal.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin was paid at least $1.25 million for her book deal with publisher Harper Collins, newly filed financial disclosure forms reveal.

The former Alaska governor described the payment as a "Retainer for Book." The financial disclosure, which was released Tuesday by the Alaska Public Offices Commission and covers Palin's final seven months in office, did not say when the payment was made, or offer any more details about the book deal.

Palin's memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life," is slated for release on Nov. 17. The full financial terms of the book deal, which was negotiated by Washington lawyer Robert Barnett, are not known.

The financial disclosure also shows that the former Republican vice presidential candidate took out a Wells Fargo home loan to pay for "legal fees to fight false allegations while governor."

Palin went on to list several gifts she received while governor, including $4,250 worth of Yankees tickets from former New York City major Rudy Giuliani. Palin attended a Yankees game with Giuliani, her husband Todd and her daughter Willow during a trip to New York in June.

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  1. Tammy

    That amount is not really that much. Will she sell all the books, or will she have to return part of the advance?

    October 27, 2009 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  2. JIlli

    You can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you can't take the trailer park out of the girl.

    Palin has risen to the level of her incompetence. Shes a mouthpiece for a small majority.

    October 27, 2009 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  3. Advocate for Education

    What a sad state of affairs our country has become when mediocrity is celebrated, supported and even encouraged by such a large segment of society. That this woman’s books will sell because this segment likes her because "she just like one of us".

    It is no wonder the children of other countries are outperforming ours and excelling in education. Where this segment believes that obtaining an advanced degree is considered elitist. When colleges aren't looked at as centers of and for learning in order to better ones life and community but something to avoid because they "indoctrinate" the children with that horrible thing called educated free thinking.

    The dumbing down of America has obviously succeeded with at least one significant segment of the American populace.

    October 27, 2009 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  4. Todd

    I plan to buy several for Christmas gifts for my liberal friends. LOL!

    October 27, 2009 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  5. Rich

    Good for Sarah! I hope she makes 5 million!

    October 27, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  6. A wised up Democrat who is now an Independant

    Already she shows what brains she has in bringing in money instead of scattering it about to where it does nothing for nobody except the welfar people and illegals.

    October 27, 2009 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  7. Sandy

    She'll need that pay for her legal fees. 🙂

    October 27, 2009 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  8. DanielBWinn

    This paperback will be an expensive toilet paper. Worth the nine bucks to have each page wipe and filled with what it deserves.

    October 28, 2009 03:50 am at 3:50 am |
  9. DanielBWinn

    This paperback will be an expensive toilet paper. Worth the nine bucks to have each page wiped and filled with what it deserves.

    October 28, 2009 03:55 am at 3:55 am |
  10. T Rex Nairobi Kenya

    I thank God i aint american, ur squablez are so petty. Everyones got tha right to make a living, even stupid sarah!!

    October 28, 2009 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
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