'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. Ptown

    Right on time! hopefully she will go away forever...

    April 18, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  2. james Griffin

    Sarah Palin.. Yawn!!!!

    April 18, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  3. Seth in Jacksonville

    Hope it will be available on Kindle...

    April 18, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  4. Joe citizen abroad

    I thought the 2008 campaign was enough of an exposé.

    April 18, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  5. So Sorry To See All The Attacks Against Sarah . . .

    I really want her to get the g.o.p. nomination. Trump is only in it for his ego, while Sarah is in it for the big bucks.

    April 18, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  6. Jeff61

    Another expose on Palin...yawn.
    Cnn, you should change your Political ticker to the Palin ticker... since more than half of your teasers on the site have to do with Palin. I've never seen a news organization so obsessed with someone who has as much chance at being elected president as Mickey Mouse. You guys must watch videos of train wrecks in your off hours.

    April 18, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  7. Snow

    A liar looking for book sales. By the way, just got my new bumper sticker which says "When obama took office, gas was $1.61 a gallon". Read and weep liberals.

    April 18, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  8. Jay Kay, Minneapolis

    Palin is a prime example of what happens when people who care nothing for other people get into politics.

    April 18, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  9. USA

    Who wouldn't be exasperated by the attacks she experienced!!! That's not shocking at all.

    April 18, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  10. conoclast

    Oh gee another chilling expose of Palin; I'm SO excited. She has-in an already deadly-cynical era-redefined the word "cynic". Now maybe she'll finally take her money and go retire in Alaska, where her ignorance isn't as salient.

    April 18, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  11. Tom

    This has me wondering..First of all I believe it's all hype..Then I see where two anit-Palin leftiess have a big part in this so called EXPOSE. I think it will all be BS.

    April 18, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. True Blood American

    No matter what wrongs she's done: at least she has a birth certificate. Not like that Faker Anti Christ in the White House right now. Innocence proves NOTHING!!!

    April 18, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  13. PDT484NMA

    "Chilling expose"? "Explosive"? If the excerpts used are examples, we have heard all of that already. The only thing I would consider a "chilling expose" is if it were revealed that Sarah was having relations with a moose.

    April 18, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  14. mike

    "this kind of untruth."...by untruth, she means truth

    April 18, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  15. james Griffin

    I am not a Palin fan, but I hate to see people capitalizing on her after more than two years past the elections. I know the economy is rough and everyone can use a little extra cash, but to expose all of this news now is of little consequence to anyone. If her assistant has an axe to grind, he should have done it behind closed doors. I don't think the public wants to hear it. Again, I am not defending Mrs. Palin, but the stakes are too high now to have a bunch of foolishness cloud the issues. As time goes along, we'll know all that we need to know about her, and some.

    April 18, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  16. Casual

    A little late? Come on, what could he say we have not heard? Not that I don't enjoy finding out that another book has been written detailing her insanity.........

    April 18, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  17. Dave

    Can't wait to read it!

    April 18, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  18. Lindy

    Why not call it "The Kitchen Sink", that's the only thing left that hasn't been slung in her direction.

    April 18, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  19. Pat

    What does "truth" or "untruth" mean at a time when a prominent figure can lie, then claim "it was not meant to be factual".

    April 18, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  20. OKTOGO77

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Not responding to criticism, Sarah? That'll be a "first". I guess the truth hurts, huh?

    April 18, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  21. fr1nk

    Many of us already know that she is a hollow bumper sticker spouting machine. The ones who dont know this are too simple to believe anything that doesnt come out of her idiotic mouth.

    April 18, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  22. pc

    nothing could be in the book that would make me hate this woman any more than i already do. she is simply an uneducated white-trash bigot that has made her fortune spewing her hatred an jealoucy of the black man that took her glory away.she is an evil blite in our time that has done more to harm the USA than can be fixed for years to come. i do believe in KARMA an palin is about to get BAD KARMA put right back in her nasty face. what goes around comes around an she is due to fall.

    April 18, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  23. Tony

    Can't wait to see it. The authors and publisher best have their ducks aligned though. I don't want to see "she doesn't eat carrots" expanded to "she hates vegans". I'd rather the anti-Palins stay out of the authoring and let the "insiders" tell the story.

    April 18, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  24. Debi

    Thanks Frank for getting the truth out on this wacko that John McCain dumped on the United States!

    April 18, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  25. skitownrefugee

    How did the Palin spokesperson know that the book contained "untruth" when it hasn't been published yet? Maybe a better response from the spokesperson would have been "We won't comment on this kind of untruth after we've had a chance to read it."

    April 18, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
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