Sarah Palin Wrote a Book

Sarah Palin wrote a book. Well, Sarah Palin has her name on a book and her face on the dust jacket. Due out November 17, it's already available for pre-order from Amazon and other reputable book purveyors. Printing presses hum from Ketchikan to Sandpoint. It's cheap too; just $15.65 with free shipping if you order more than one.

Michael Palin books are funnier; perhaps Sarah Palin's book isn't supposed to be funny. As an office book, this tome may end up as a door-stop.

Amazon offers a bundle. Palin's book and the latest in-your-face diatribe from Dick Morris can be had in the same shipping container. Mr. Morris, the author of a dozen books, is worth a few cents more than Gov Palin. His book goes for $15.78.

The Huffington Post (obviously not biased) hints that Sarah allegedly might have possibly maybe perhaps (gotta watch that libel) received a 7 million dollar advance for her work. She doesn't have much to lose at this point. Her life has been probed and exposed since she accepted the Vice Presidential nomination on September 3rd, 2008. Her family has been subjected to every form of investigative pressure imaginable; she may as well earn a few dollars from the rectal probe that has become national politics. One can only speculate at the tourist dollars her sudden fame brought to chilly Wasilla. She single handedly saved the lip balm industry as investigative journalists and private detectives scoured the frozen tundra for evidence of malfeasance and nonfeasance.

Who really wrote the book? Did Sarah touch type her own story? Did she filter her anecdotes through a ghost writer or three? Perhaps she hired a spinmeister from Acorn or The Heritage Foundation? Hopefully she used both, thereby attracting attention from Fox and MSNBC.

Joe The Plumber scored his own book deal. His decision was easier than Sarah's. He could continue toiling away under bathroom sinks swathed in anonymity or bare his political soul through Pearlgate Publishing. Samuel Wurzelbacher (you'd call yourself Joe too) sees his masterpiece listed on Amazon.com for $18.96. Joe's travails are worth more than Dick and Sarah. Joe's book ranks #715,182 on the Amazon Bestseller list. Joe credits a co-auther, Thomas N. Tabback, who also wrote a novel titled Things Forgotten. Thomas' novel was also published by Pearlgate and has climbed to #447,996 in the Amazon annals.

Tom Delay wrote a book titled No Retreat, No Surrender: One American's Fight shortly after surrendering his job as Republican House Majority Leader. Amazon wants $10.38 for it. Delay was assisted by Stephen Mansfield, who also gets credit for penning The Faith of Barak Obama and The Faith of George Bush. Ex-congressman Delay also competed briefly on the 9th season of Dancing with the Stars on ABC. A foot boo boo forced him to drop out.

We have no information related to Palins' rhythmic skills; neither Sarah or Michael.


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breakfastpop profile image

breakfastpop 7 years ago

Dear nicomp,

Who wouldn't want a book deal. Hardly anybody really writes their own book these days, which is really very disappointing.


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@breakfastpop: especially since any public figure has already been thoroughly exposed in the mainstream media anyway. Why not write a book and make a little money off it?


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greatAmerican 7 years ago

Big deal, anyone can "Write a Book" but the only ones who can really make a buck at it, other than the publisher, are the high profile politicians, celebrities,etc,,,

Did I mention that Hillary and Bill Clinton made Millions off their books!! As for "write", I can't say for sure who actually puts the book in writing, edits it and makes sure it is grammatically correct, but for most of them, it is a reflection of their ideals and principals..


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psychicdog.net 7 years ago

Love the "Well...her name on a book and her face on the dust jacket."!


Madame X 7 years ago

I think it's fine that she's putting out a book. After all, there is so much disinformation about her it's no wonder she would want to make her own case. I know I would. Fun hub nicomp :)


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Hey, I'd take the money and run, myself. I'm a Horrible Capitalist.


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago

Here's a link to the private diary of the ghost writer of Palin's book that's coming out in November.

http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2009/10/25/secret...


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Ralph Deeds: She has opened herself up to more of this stuff now. I hope the advance was worth it. As Dennis Miller said, if she wants to be president, she'll tone down the book and if she wants another book, she'll tell the whole story.


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jiberish 7 years ago from florida

I'm sure the biggest deal about this book will be that she didn't write it herself. Nice Hub!


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

Does anyone believe that Obama wrote his book " Dreams of my Father "..? Wm Ayers had more than a little to do with its creation...Why do liberals fear this woman? They are terrified of a strong, conservative, and attractive woman. The objective of their attacks is to marginalize her influence on independent voters. Whether she runs for prez or not she will be a significant opponent to the Lefts' agenda...and, yes, she has terrific rhythm..Larry


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@jiberish: Great observation. The media will ignore content and focus on the ghost writer, if he/she indeed exists.

I'd like some reporting on Obama's book deals and what would induce a publishing company to advance on a book written by an Acorn lawyer. I Haven't read it myself, but he didn't have much name recognition when he wrote them.


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

maven101: Whether he wrote it or not, who cared to read it? How many Acorn lawyers or first term Senators were advanced on two books?


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

Camouflaged political contributions...


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago

maven, what do you base that on? I haven't heard and I doubt that Ayers had anything to do with Obama's book. Are you making stuff up out of whole cloth, perhaps?


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Ralph Deeds: Just 'cause we haven't heard it? That's your argument? We heard so little about BHO's duplicity throughout the campaign that nothing would surprise me now. He received a free pass from MSNBC and CNN on the day he declared.


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago

Obama and Ayers--

McCain and even Hillary spread all kinds of b.s. about Obama and Ayers. But maven is the first one that I've seen to claim that Ayers ghost wrote Obama's "Dreams of My Father."

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/he_lied_ab...

nicomp, you and maven, et al, seem to me to be willing to believe almost anything negative about Obama regardless of the source. I merely asked maven if he had a source or just made it up.


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Ralph Deeds: I don't think I claimed to believe anything, I just wondered where his book money came from and what motivated 2 book advances for someone with no mainstream name recognition.


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

Ralph..You are attracted to anything Sarah Palin like a moth to the flame....You have perhaps forgotten an earlier comment to your Hub where I have shown that the infamous " kitchen table " of friend Ayers was where Obama dumped his notes, oral interviews of relatives, and half-formed chapters for Ayers to edit, rewrite, and organize into a book form...

My " whole cloth " is grounded in this link: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=110781

Check it out my friend...it's about time you removed those blinders...Larry


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Ralph Deeds: Fact Checking the link you provided, note that BHO ignored Stephanopoulos' question about his senate campaign organizing meeting held at the terrorist's house. He completely sidestepped the question and George didn't follow up.


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@maven101: wow! Let's see how Keith spins than one. wow!

It bears repeating: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=110781


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago

A speculative article by a right winger in "WorldNut" Daily is hardly a convincing source for you accusation that Ayers ghost wrote Obama's book. And so what if he did? The extent of Obama's association with Ayers was greatly exaggerated in the campaign last year with little effect. You are grasping at a straw. I note that noted birther Jerome Corsi is one of the editors of the publicaton. Contributors include such luminaries as Chuck Norris, Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter. To convince me you'll have to come up with something better than Cashill's speculative smears.


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Ralph Deeds: Fair enough. I'm not taking this any further because I don't want to get banned again.


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

I would not call the author, Chris Anderson, of the book being quoted in this article, as right wing anything...He is the chief editor of Wired Magazine, hardly a right wing production...Don't you read everything or do you just pick and choose whatever fits to your little world of progressive nutburgers...


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@maven101: No name calling, please. We are ostensibly the grown-ups.


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago

Maven, more like just goin' for the low-hangin' fruit. Actually, I'd be delighted in the unlikely event that she's nominated to run against Obama in the next election. The GOP is flat lining!

Maven, everything I said about "WorldNut" was true. I'll see what I can find about Chris Anderson. Apparently none of the legitimate newspapers or magazines didn't believe the story or they would have covered it in view of all the uproar about Ayers last year.

Chris Anderson--Anderson generated controversy for plagiarizing content from the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, among other sources, in Free.[3]. Anderson responded to the claim on his The Long Tail blog that there were disagreements between him and the publisher over accurate citation of Wikipedia due to the changing nature of its content.[4] Also on his blog, he took full responsibility for the mistakes and noted that the final version of the printed book still contains the plagiarized passages, but the digital editions of Free will be corrected. The notes to the book will also contain corrections. Source: Wikipedia


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

Name calling ?? I haven't called anyone a name...I may have referred to certain groups in a purposely derogating style, but to no one in particular...If the name fits, wear it....

And speaking of low hanging fruit....maybe I'll hold off on my comments in that regard...there may be children present...


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago

I read the Cashill article and watched the Fox News video (via YouTube)and couldn't detect the change in Ayers demeanor alleged by Cashill. Anyway, this is much ado about nothing. There is no crime in getting help writing a book. Ted Sorensen ghost wrote many of Jack Kennedy's most memorable lines; but I don't recall anybody concluding that Kennedy was not a good writer. Plenty of busy people have ghost writers for their books and speeches. And the code of the hills is that they aren't supposed to talk about their contributions. Sorensen refused for years to discuss what he wrote and didn't write for Kennedy. And contrary to Cashill, and Obama is clearly a superb writer and speaker. The difference between Obama and Palin is that Obama can write without help, but it's doubtful that Palin can. Maven is the one who brought up Obama and Ayers although the Hub is about Palin.


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

I agree there is no crime in having a book ghost written...I was merely expressing my disgust with the Lefts insatiable hounding and personal criticism of Sarah Palin...Speaking of politicians that pen books, I think Nixon's book " Leaders ", which he wrote in its entirety, is superb history and commentary...I should think Kennedy is far superior to Obama in both the written and spoken word...Kennedy's wit and intelligence is unequaled in modern politics...He was the first president I voted for...but then, democrats were a lot more conservative than the bunch we now have....


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago

I haven't read "Dreams of My Father," but I did read (listen to the book tape on a long trip) "Audacity of Hope" and found it quite impressive. As far as I know nobody's claiming that Obama didn't write that book with normal editing from the publisher. That's an indication to me that he's quite a good writer. I don't know who's helping him with his speeches, but whoever it is is quite good. I have a fair amount of experience writing speeches for others. It's an interesting process which varies depending on the person you're writing the speech for,time pressure and other variables. In my experience, some people articulated to me in quite a bit of detail what they wanted to say leaving me to get it down on paper in short, snappy grammatical sentences. Others only gave me the invitation letter which contained the date, the topic and who the audience was going to be. I've had some speeches delivered almost exactly the way I wrote them and others edited and added to by the speaker and others involved in the process. The relative contribution of the speech writer and the person he's writing for is highly variable, depending on the two or more individuals and on the circumstances and the importance of the occasion.


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago

One more comment on Palin--she's obviously not stupid. However, last year she was in over her head because of her lack of experience and knowledge of many of the issues in the campaign. Many people in the GOP and elsewhere concluded long ago that McCain made a big mistake in picking her as his running mate. It was a long shot that didn't pay off.


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

I do believe that Sorensen has returned to speech writing and has had a large hand in most of the Obama speeches...


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago

I haven't heard that, but could be. Obama's speeches are quite polished and eloquent.


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago

If Sorensen is working on Obama's speeches you'll never learn about it from him. Even after Kennedy's death he was very reluctant to say much specific about the extent of his contributions to Kennedy's speeches and memorable lines.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Well crafted hub, Nicomp. You did leave out little Levi.He's making a bundle off his association with Mrs.Palin as well.

But the real reason I had to comment is your last line: "We have no information related to Palin's rhythmic skills."

Actually, we do. She chair danced on SNL.

One could also argue that she's been tap dancing her way into America's hearts since last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn1TetJ9e30&feature...


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Mighty Mom: Bummer, I missed that. I go to bed too early.


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

Ralph...You may want to go here : http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=4... and check out the connection re Obama and Sorensen...


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago

Thanks! I hadn't heard he was helping out on Obama's speeches. But, as I said, it doesn't surprise me. I have a soft spot for Sorensen. My parents went to the University of Nebraska and my aunt was Sorensen's classmate (unfortunately she never met him). I'm a fan of Chuck Hagel and of course the legendary Senator George Norris. My kind of Republicans which today are in short supply.


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MagicStarER 7 years ago from Western Kentucky

I didn't know Sarah Palin could write. McCain certainly picked the right candidate for himself - he thought Putin was the prime minister of Germany. A matched pair, far as I could see.

Has McCain ever written anything? (Except for to sign all those checks he receives from big corporations, that is...)

The reason liberals don't like Sarah Palin is not because of her strength nor her conservatism. But because of her ignorance, lack of intellectual ability, and her belief in forcing her brand of "Christianity" onto the world. (Referring of course, to her affiliations with "Joel's Army", and the Assembly of God church - if you do not know what they are doing in these churches, please do educate yourselves. It has nothing to do with real Christianity!)

It is imperative to keep religion out of our government. All through history, nothing has ever resulted from mixing the two, but persecution and violations of civil and human rights.

THAT is why sensible people do not like Sarah Palin. It has nothing to do with how she looks, nor what party she belongs to. She is a dangerous person whose beliefs will polarize Americans more than they already are, and foment even more intolerance and hate crimes.

There is a very large section of Americans who are more than eager to jump on any bandwagon that gives them the excuse to marginalize and victimize others who do not agree with their religious beliefs. This is the same group who thinks that we should let poor people go without health care, jobs, or homes. (Never mind that it could happen to anyone!)

(This comment will probably be inflammatory to many - I don't give a rip, either!)

For more info on what I am talking about, go here:

Palin and the Dangers of Religious Fanaticism in US Government

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog....


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@MagicStarER: "There is a very large section of Americans who are more than eager to jump on any bandwagon that gives them the excuse to marginalize and victimize others who do not agree with their religious beliefs"

Actually you're describing Liberals. Their religion is the state, or the environment in some cases. They invented the term Hate Speech and somehow found hate crimes in the Constitution. Read up on prohibition of legislation that favors one class over another. There's no such thing as a 'protected class' in my Constitution. If you can find it in yours, please let me know.


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago

MagicStarER, has it right. Bush crossed the line separating church and state which is so important in our country's history. Palin made it clear that she would, even more than Bush, allowed her religion to influence public policies which should be based on science and public needs without regard to any particular religion or religious belief. Beyond that however, for other reasons she wasn't remotely qualified to be president in the event of McCain's incapacitation. Some say McCain was already incapacitated, but I wouldn't go that far.


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Bush passed no laws prohibiting religion, instituting a state religion, or favoring one religion over another.

Quick Story from a friend of mine who attended church with Bill Clinton at a Baptist church in Little Rock:

Some church members protested his presence, particularly after the Lewinsky scandal. Their pastor answered them with "I thought this was where sinners were supposed to be."

Can't argue with that!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Great hub and comments! I have mixed feelings about Palin (Sara, not Michael), but it does irk me that the far left never tires of criticizing her for the tiniest things, while they overlook BO's flaws. I'm also sick of seeing BO on TV. How many times did we have to see him swat a fly?? Wow. Is that really newsworthy? If so, send CNN, ABC, NBC, and MSNBC to South GA next July. They'll have a field day!

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