'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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  1. stickman

    ummm... is everyone out to get you sarah? those hollywood types....the liberal media.... your own staff.....

    Anyone else wonder what Todds life is like in that house?........ now thats chilling.......

    April 18, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  2. RayJacksonMS

    I'm going to buy it. In fact I may buy several and hand them out as gifts.

    April 18, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  3. Me

    How chilling can it be? Is it going to call her stupid? We already know that. Is it going to say she's self-promoting? Common knowledge. Exploits her own kids for personal gain? Nothing new.

    April 18, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. Martin

    Of course she won't respond. It's getting to the point where Palin will only speak to favorable reporters from favorable news networks or to favorable supporters at Tea Party rallies.

    It was interesting to see her get shouted at in Wisconsin, what's the betting that she won't be going back?

    She can't take the heat.

    My guess is that when it comes time for the GOP primary debates, she will find an excuse such as "media bias" in order not to attend, and then will answer the questions in a safe environment, such as the Sean Hannity show in FOX News, and then say that "she answered the questions just as well as any other candidate".

    April 18, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  5. idesign

    Only lefty loons would buy this trash. Sarah Palin rules the left.

    April 18, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  6. tstorm

    Palin is a national embarrassment. No one actually believes her white trash statements but the real damage comes in the rest of the way the free world views the U.S. They can't believe the most powerful, advanced country in the world would actually have a twit like Palin stand on stage, spew her ignorance and have a following (no matter how small).

    April 18, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  7. Janet Walsh

    Remember, like John Kyl, you can say anything you want about anybody or anything as long as you remeber to have your office say that it's "not meant to be factually accurate".

    April 18, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  8. Mark in Seattle

    This book with 2 more to follow. $arah will need a bigger flag pin to hide behind.

    April 18, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  9. Tom Legare

    As if she would have idea what "trruth" is??

    April 18, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  10. Four and The Door

    She should be flattered that so many people are trying to hitch themselves to her star power. You certainly don't see this kind of excitement around Obama anymore. He is yesterday's news and pretty much on his way back to Chicago.

    April 18, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  11. Jamie from Riverside

    And what's going to be the big revelation from this book; she's stupid.
    We already know this. Her legions of blind fanatics won't care.

    April 18, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  12. jen

    About time, maybe she can shut up for one moment! she's such a waste of space!

    April 18, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  13. Marshall M

    "Palin despised her job as governor and may have broken campaign election laws in 2006."

    Doesn't surprise me one bit.

    April 18, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  14. The D

    "a longtime critic of the former governor" Then of course this book will be objective and truthful. Not.

    You know, I am not a Palin fan, but let's all at least admit that everything, and I mean every single thing, has already been exposed about this woman. Continuing to attack and lie about her is unfair. Frankly, I am becoming more interested in what she really has to say.

    I don't think one week has passed since she was picked by John McCain where there wasn't a story that didn't beat her over the head with insults, smears, attacks and untruths.

    My point here is that this book shouldn't be promoted on a major news source like CNN unless it's actually factual and we all know "longtime" critics don't tend to stick to the facts.

    April 18, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  15. living in america

    The name of the title should be called "GOTCHA". That's the sound she makes each time the Weed excuse me the Tea Party writes her a check.

    April 18, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  16. diridi

    I hate to see this idiot's picture....o.k, please do not show any more....

    April 18, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  17. Dominican mama 4 Obama

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

    Yeah, right! I'll bet you what the RethugliKKKlans left me in my 401k that she won't be able to keep her stupid yap shut!!!!!!

    April 18, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  18. Scout

    I'll buy it just to help make that horrid woman miserable.

    April 18, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  19. Paul

    How do you spell WITCH.

    April 18, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  20. deb

    Well,Well,Well, the truth is going to be told? I can,t even imagine what this women has done to become a multi- Millionaire? Thats all she was out for anyway, Money! Palin reminds me of "Cult type leader,that usually ends up in disaster. There,s all these "Mindless group of people who will tagg along with a "Blowhard", except palins cult members don,t follow religion, they follow "Racism" and Hate. Money Grubbing,Elitist, no nothings, just like trump and the rest of the cult?

    April 18, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  21. kcl

    Woohoo, let the games begin!!!! Of course she's not going to repond to "this kind of untruth".
    Hahahahahahaha, my laugh for the day, thanks CNN.

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

    huh? what's an "untruth"?

    April 18, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  23. Mike

    I wish they'd leave her alone. She's the best thing to happen to help moderates win in the long run other than perhaps Bachmann and Beck. Way more than 50% of the American people don't want the US to turn into an extremist, fundimental Country. They more they open their big ignorant mouths the better. The only ones buying it in the end will be the 25% or so on the far right.

    April 18, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  24. AnOldGuy2

    As IF we didn't already know she's an airhead, a quitter, AND an attention hog.....

    why this excuse for a human continues to get facetime in the media is beyond me....although she did look good in that youtube video in her bathing suit.....

    April 18, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  25. ck1721

    Prediction: Dismal sales of this book. People are tired of hearing about Sarah Palin. Love her or H@te her, no one cares what a disgruntled ex-aide has to say about Sarah Palin. Does anyone really think that there will be anything but negativity in this book? It will probably go straight to paperback.

    April 18, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
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