'Chilling expose' on Palin to be released
April 18th, 2011
01:36 PM ET
10 years ago

'Chilling expose' on Palin to be released

(CNN) – Simon & Schuster is set to release a tell-all book by a former aide to Sarah Palin that the mega publishing house is promising will provide an "explosive, up-close view" of the former Alaska governor.

The upcoming book, by former aide Frank Bailey, will be released May 24 and promises to be a "chilling expose," according to Howard Books, the imprint of Simon & Schuster that is publishing the book.

Called "Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin," the book will detail Bailey's observations of the governor from the time he joined her political team in 2006 until she resigned her governorship three years later.

Excerpts of the preliminary draft of the book were leaked to the Anchorage Daily News in February and reportedly included charges by Bailey that Palin despised her job as governor and may have broken campaign election laws in 2006.

The 500-page manuscript also reportedly described a Palin deeply exasperated with her political opponents and the heightened attacks she faced after being tapped to be the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2008. Palin resigned as governor in July of 2009.

The book is also written by Jeanne Devon, a longtime critic of the former governor who publishes the anti-Palin blog Mudflats, and California author Ken Morris, who has written anti-Palin articles on his own website

When the manuscript was first leaked, a Palin spokesperson said the former Alaska governor was not going to respond to "this kind of untruth."


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soundoff (165 Responses)
  1. CNN watcher

    The world already knows she's a egomaniac & sociopath, but this will still be hilarious. She can dish, but can never take – she's a big baby.

    April 18, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    Expose the AIP supporter. I hope Alaska DOES secede. They receive $2 in benefits from the feds for every $1 they pay. They are also socialists that give oil revenue to EACH RESIDENT ONCE A YEAR – usually over $1500 ($6000 for her family alone) - welfare. Socialists. And she wants our government out on the world stage wearing pink lace panties and fighting - FIGHTING LIKE A GIRL. That woman is certifiably nuts.

    April 18, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  3. Jake

    untruth!? i doubt it! can't wait to read!!

    April 18, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  4. James

    Save it for after the primary just in case she wins.

    April 18, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  5. Former Republican, now an Independent

    This is not the first person associated with Sarah Palin to tell of her abusive treatment of people who worked under her. She has always seemed to be a self-centered, vindictive person who would step on anyone and can't stand for anyone to have more attention than herself. Clearly a narcissist.

    April 18, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  6. ConservaFascists/FUBAR

    Silly Sarah thinks that any criticism of her is untruthful. Here's some truth for you Sarah that you're going to find hard to swallow, but John McLame lost the eletion due to YOU!!!!

    April 18, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  7. lisa

    I bet jeanne will be so honest.. yea right. Both writers constintly go after her. THey can never prove she broke any laws. They are just out to make a buck because they can use her name to do so. Just a couple of snakes.

    April 18, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  8. normajean

    This might be the only book with the name Sarah Palin on it that REALLY sells big time.

    April 18, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  9. David

    Oh boy!! Is this great?!!!! – Flounder

    April 18, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. rs

    I would submit that what we have seen and heard from Ms. Palin to date ought to be chilling enough. He complete lack of logic, her deficient education, her greed and her prostitution for money long ago convinced me there was nothing there. What could be more chilling than Palin as a real representative of the Republican Party in a presidential election year? The Taliban as an arbitor of cultural policy? The creatures from Westboro Baptists as the benchmark for Christians? The mind reels at how it might be worse.

    April 18, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  11. Thankfully Independent

    Sarah Palin is no longer relevant ... so who cares?

    April 18, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  12. SF

    just when you thought CNN's boner for this dumb broad shrunk...HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH A NON IMPORTANT STORY!!! WHEN ARE YOU PEOPLE AT CNN GOING TO STICK ACTUAL NEWS THAT MATTERS!

    April 18, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  13. Connie

    Looking foward to the book! It contains many of her emails which will not be redacted. Finally the truth will come out!

    April 18, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  14. Al-NY,NY

    Can't wait to read it. She can dish it out but can't take it. "Oh pity me the victim" is old and tired Failin Palin. No-one but the sheep listen to your tripe anymore, not even mainstream Republicans. They rue the day you ever emerged on the scene

    April 18, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  15. george busch

    Big deal – she'll just say it's another disgruntled worked and keep spewing her usual BS. Proves what idiots are in the tea party that they would take this half-wit seriously.

    April 18, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  16. Seth Burnham

    Put me down for 10 copies.

    April 18, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  17. Name Creole

    LOL Take the Freak Down!!!!! One down more to go

    April 18, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  18. excitizen

    "When the manuscript was first leaked, a Palin spokesperson said the former Alaska governor was not going to respond to "this kind of untruth."" As opposed to her own "kind" of truth?

    April 18, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  19. Paul

    It's the mother of all trainwrecks, and I just can't look away.

    April 18, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  20. Alex

    When you're a public figure, either as a politician or a celebrity, you are foolish to believe in privacy anymore.

    April 18, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  21. Dooleeoo

    I cannot believe the shameless attacks continue on this wonderful woman

    April 18, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  22. mb2010a

    Ahhhh...the fit is about to hit the shan. About time...

    April 18, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  23. PD.

    What more could we possibly learn (Or CARE to learn) about Queen Sarah? She is just a lightning rod for 'Tea Partiers'. She is finished politically, she has no credibility, AND she quit before her term was up.

    April 18, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  24. Realistic

    This is one book I will not buy. I know all I need to know about Palin and that is: I know I don't want her to be president of the great USA. For the rest, who really cares, not I.

    April 18, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  25. johnrj08

    At some point in time in the near future, Sarah Palin will be getting so little attention in the "lamestream" media that she will have to appear as the centerfold in Hustler Magazine. By that time, she won't be worth looking at, much less worth listening to.

    April 18, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
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