'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. Willy4

    Before you get too excited about what this guy has to say, check out his history & qualifications. He may just fit into the category of "self-serving slug"...

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

    BTW, notice the small grayish ear piece in her ear. That's how they are telling her the answers to any questions.

    April 18, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  3. Alex Santana

    Will CNN please stop putting out stories on Palin when she gives speeches? That shrill voice of us is giving me nightmares! Does she not realize she has a microphone? Can you imagine her giving speeches overseas if she were prez?? She would kill our allies with that voice!! She is an embarrassment, not only to herself, but to whoever listens to her. Does she ever watch the TV news? If she did, she would shut up...what an annoying voice!!!

    April 18, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  4. mcore

    Couldn't be much worse than what we already know. The fact that she resigned from a governorship before her term was up to get rich on the book circuit is enough for me.

    April 18, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  5. lagunalad

    Finally the truth about this screeching shrew will available for the world to see.

    April 18, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  6. Eddie B

    Palin quitting as Governor of Alaska says enough. There was no logical reason for her to quick besides the fact that she clearly did not want to be governor and preferred to be an entertainer raking in big bucks. She definitely did not fulfill her duties as Governor. What a sham!!!

    April 18, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  7. Itsa

    How could a truthful book about Palin NOT chill you to the core? Somebody please pour a bucket of water on the wicked witch of Wasilla – we've had enough!

    April 18, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  8. Marie MD

    She won't respond to "this kind of untruth"? LOL
    This woman regurgitates (look up the word bimbo) anything that comes her way without a single intelligent thought from her half brain and she is going to keep quiet about a book that will expose her for what most of us have known since August of 2008?
    The only reason/excuse might be that the truth is out there and she can't lie her way out of this one!!!
    I am glad that there are people who are no longer afraid of this aging screeching hag! Maybe now levi will say something but I am sure he has been threathened with the boy so he will keep his mouth shut.

    April 18, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  9. jay in california

    lolz without even reading it, and its untruth. i am sure the twitter quitter will be commenting soon enough however.

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

    Just another attempt by the lame stream media to bring this brilliant woman down. All Sarah has to do is refudiate all the false claims made against her and then write another shakspearian masterpiece like her other two books. Seriously can we stop talking ,discussing or seeing this moron in the news, she is a nobody a waste of protoplasm.

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

    I sometimes feel a little bad for the family... and the I remember that they go on the national stage, they bring the fam to the nomination, she talks about them all the time, they go on talk shows... I mean, they really do bring it on themselves. I doubt they even understand that. But you can't be that freaky and public and think no one will notice.

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

    But now that Palin has hired some one that knows how to post on Face Book she can respond. OOOOOOOOOooooopppps no she can't repsond yet. Now she has to hire someone with brains enough to know what to say to keep her addicts fired up because telling them to fight like a girl ain't gonna get it LOL.

    April 18, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  13. Sgt Joe

    Most of us don't need to spend money to read about what we already know of this whining empty headed shrill.

    April 18, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  14. jd

    I don't care how bad you hate her. It is distasteful to write a hate-piece on your old boss... especially someone to whom you were committed to seeing succeed as a leader.

    April 18, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  15. Fred L. Fraud

    Guessing the truth will come out that "she" has a weenie.

    April 18, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  16. lynn

    The book I've been recommending is: "Going Gouge, Sarah Palin, An American Nightmare". Edited by Richard Kim and Betsy Reed. It's a compilation of people who worked with Palin, essentially laying out step by step her rise to power and self-promotion.

    April 18, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  17. Kevin Collins

    - "a Palin spokesperson said the former Alaska governor was not going to respond to 'this kind of untruth'." -

    In Palin's world, "untruth" usually means "inconvenient fact".

    April 18, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  18. Sarah B.

    Yawn! Breaking news, gov that resigned midway through her first term didn't like her job as governor. But I understand that people are fascinated by Palin. He'll get some book sales outta that.

    April 18, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  19. Alina77

    A book that will realize Sarah Palin's "chilling expose?" a little too late guys.

    April 18, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  20. ps

    The ex-governor has no clothes.

    April 18, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    Just more of that proposed "civil discourse" – – – for money – –

    April 18, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  22. Expat American

    Palin can run from her unintelligent, unread, untraveled and bigoted self…but she can’t hide from her unintelligent, unread, untraveled and bigoted self. Ironically, what Pathetic Patriot Palin represents is all that is wrong about America today – and her isolated hate monger followers are proof.

    April 18, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  23. Ruthanne

    Quitting her governor's position speaks volumes about her personality, dedication to public service, ability to get along with those in the opposition, and sense or lack thereof or responsibility to the electorate. And here she is now running hither and thither bashing others and further dividing the country. Shame on you, Ms. Palin. Shame, shame, shame. (Note: I'm no "liberal." I'm an independent.)

    April 18, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  24. BOB FROM BPT.

    Put the gennie back in the bottle. This should silence her for an indefinite period of time. She can not handle the spot light that does merely gloss over her pretty face. An indepth examination of who she as a person is evident to everyone except her. the dumb sob...

    April 18, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  25. MAhole

    I hope this is the straw that beaks the camel's back. Can't wait to read the TRUTH about Sarah Sleaze!!!!

    Also hope this will push her back under the rock McInsane found her under FOR GOOD!!!

    Bye-Bye Miss American $h*t Pie!!!!!

    April 18, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
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