Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Sarah Palin's book
Gov. Sarah Palin has signed a book deal with HarperCollins Publishers for what is described as her memoir.
Palin and HarperCollins would not say how much she was being paid.
"The idea is to focus on the content of the book and what's coming in terms of me being able to tell my story unrestrained and unfiltered," Palin said.
The book is to be published sometime in spring 2010. Palin will have a collaborator, who is expected to be chosen soon. The governor said she wants to do a lot of the writing herself, and that it will be her story and her words.
"It will be nice to put my journalism degree to work on this and get to tell my story, Alaska's story."
She said she won't work on the book during state time and will be jotting down her thoughts "after hours." Palin said journals she's kept through much of her life will be used for the book.
"My journaling really ramped up when I found out that I was pregnant with Trig and then Track was going off to war and I found out Bristol was pregnant," Palin said. "When we had those episodes in our lives come to the surface, it was very therapeutic for me."
What can I say? The comments on ADN are not very flattering...
"I will look for the book in the fiction section of the bookstore."
"She should change her name to $arah Palin."
"Oh, I am sure she will make everything better in her fictional story. Those bad bad people for saying such horrible things about her, HA HA. You tell your story, Sarah, I will be sure to buy a copy to start my wood stove with."
"Silence of the Turkeys"
"Maybe we can have a book burning party or have the book removed from the library for material unfit for reading."
"She wants to speak truthfully about who Alaskans are and what we stand for...where do I get one of those pink bumper stickers that says "She Doesn't Speak for Me!"??"
"The last thing I want is "her" to speak out on what Alaska is about... not on my behalf.
Not now, not ever... If I could take my vote back.. I would."
The Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act states:
(c) The head of a principal executive department of the state may not accept employment for compensation outside the agency that the executive head serves.
Is Sarah Palin going to resign???
Full report: ADN