Friday, February 18, 2011
The leak of Frank Bailey's book. Update!
Sadly it was sent to various publishers by Bailey's agent without a request for confidentiality, which then allowed it to find its way onto the internet.
Part of the e-mail sent along with the manuscript read as follows:
In BLIND ALLEGIANCE TO SARAH PALIN: A Memoir of our Tumultuous Years, Bailey explores such key events as Palin’s gubernatorial victory, Troopergate, illegal coordination with the Republican Governor’s Association, never-before-revealed scandals such as a judicial appointment as payoff for a favorable child custody ruling for Palin’s sister, the vice presidential campaign and the bizarre vetting process, and Palin’s resignation. Drawing on thousands of emails from the personal accounts of Sarah and Todd Palin as well as key members of the staff, Bailey reconstructs how the Palins’ pathologies became apparent, and how he and other members of the team rationalized Sarah’s increasingly erratic behavior and their commitment to a cause that was changing shape before their eyes. Bailey’s stories and representative emails—which are not subject to FOIA requests and therefore will not be included in the email correspondence scheduled to be released by Alaskan officials this May—sketch a disturbing portrait of Sarah Palin and her inner circle. Given the recent news that Palin’s political action committee has hired Michael Glassner, a veteran of both Senator Bob Dole’s and Senator John McCain’s presidential campaigns, as chief of staff, the revelations and insights of Frank’s story are more necessary than ever, as the public will seek to learn as much as possible about the woman who seems to have her sights set on the national stage. Both a chilling expose of the inner workings of Palin’s circle and the story of one man’s slow drift from his most cherished beliefs and his ultimate redemption, BLIND ALLEGIANCE TO SARAH PALIN is sure to strike a chord with readers on both sides of the aisle.
Frank Bailey was the first outside volunteer for Sarah Palin’s gubernatorial primary campaign, and served as a staffer and member of her inner circle until his departure from politics in the fall of 2009. He now runs a small coffee-stand business, having turned down an appointment from new Governor Sean Parnell in order to spend more time with his family. Ken Morris, a former Wall Street executive, has written for the San Francisco Chronicle and Jim Cramer’s RealMoney.com, and has appeared on Cramer’s former show Kudlow and Cramer as well as dozens of radio shows. Jeanne Devon is the editor and proprietor for The Mudflats, one of the most influential blogs in Alaska, and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, where she has an open invitation to post lead articles. She contributed a chapter to GOING ROUGE: An American Nightmare (Health Communications, 2009). She is a regular guest on Shannyn Moore’s popular Anchorage radio show, and has appeared on Rachel Maddow
I have known for some time that Bailey was writing this book, and I also knew that it contained some very damaging e-mails from Todd, Sarah, and various Palin insiders, as well as some behind the scenes information from Frank Bailey who seemed to know just about EVERYTHING that Palin herself was desperate to keep secret.
I did NOT know until earlier this week that Jeanne was involved, but I am not all that surprised because ALL of us are constantly being sworn to secrecy by somebody, and are often in the position of having to keep secrets even from our closest friends and family members.
I do have in my possession the manuscript which I received from a source just yesterday. I am only about nine chapters in, but I can tell you that it reinforces a LOT of the rumors that we heard about Sister Sarah these last few years. However I am sure you will respect the fact that it would be unethical for me to share with you anything from this yet unpublished manuscript on this blog.
Jeanne is my good friend and I am not going to do anything that may keep this book from being published and making both her and Frank Bailey a ton of money. From what I have read thus far they certainly deserve it.
And by the way, even though I am pretty sure I will get a free autographed copy of this book, I am going to purchase at least one or two more, because THAT is what will make this a blockbuster. And I urge all of you to do the same.
I have already pre-ordered the books that are soon to come from Joe McGinniss and Geoffrey Dunn as well, because the story of Sarah Palin, Alaska politics, and how this travesty came to be, is MUCH too big to ever fit completely into only one book.
By the time all is said and done I anticipate having a WHOLE bookshelf dedicated to the downfall of Sarah Palin.
Oh, and for those of you who wrote asking me if this book is one of the big pieces of damaging evidence coming out this year that will demolish Palin's chances of launching a successful Presidential primary campaign, my answer is you betcha!
However, and I know that you all hate this, it is NOT the only one.
Update: While I am absolutely NOT going to cut and paste anything from this manuscript I did want all of you future owners of this book to know that it is CHOCK FULL of incredibly juicy scandalous information. Multiple Palin lies are documented, as well as unethical behaviors, and even ILLEGAL behaviors.
And I am only up to Chapter 14!
I had only heard a vague description of this manuscript's content, but now that I am reading it in black and white it is even better than I had imagined. When this finally comes out Palin is doomed. Period!