Add the ghostwriter of Sarah Palin's 2009 memoir, "Going Rogue" to the already swollen ranks of conservatives still shaking their heads over Palin's vice presidential nomination.
"Whatever anyone's opinion of her faults and failings, to tap someone to be a Veep candidate a few days before the Convention was really not the best plan," Lynn Vincent, a veteran ghostwriter of Christian memoirs who is credited as a collaborator on Palin's book, told The New Yorker in this week's issue.
Vincent has been credited as co-author on several bestselling memoirs, but has no formal acknowledgement in Palin's book, and sources told the magazine's Ariel Levy that Palin and her team had "reworked" Vincent's draft because Palin felt it was "too down-homey."
Vincent, who is prevented by a non-disclosure agreement from discussing her collaboration with the former Alaska governor, is thanked on the second page of the book's acknowledgements for "her indispensible help in getting words on paper."
This appears not to have gone down well with Vincent.
"With Sarah Palin, it was, like, 'Thanks, Lynn Vincent, for taking out the trash,'" she said.
Wow! That's last remark is pretty telling. I wonder what kind of "trash" Vincent had to clean up?
By the way how many of us would LOVE to get Vincent alone and ply her with drinks until she starts spouting all of the unseemly truths that she undoubtedly learned while working with the Lunatic from Lake Lucille?
God I hate non-disclosure agreements. If not for them we would know hell of a lot more about the Palin family's dirty little secrets. Not only from the research for THIS book, but also the behind the scenes stories on the reality shows, and DWTS.
Still this should be enough to have a certain refrigerator in Wasilla shuddering in abject terror.