January 23rd, 2009 19:07 EST
Sarah Palin Book Deal To Be Worth Millions
"The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has `apparently` retained Robert Barnett, a well-known D.C.-based attorney who brokered book deals for President Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Barnett also helped put together television deals for Brian Williams, Lesley Stahl, Neil Cavuto, Christiane Amanpour, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and others."
Even folks who aren`t enamored of Bill and Hillary Clinton will have to concede that they are intellectual heavyweights. Most people, regardless of political affiliation, would be interested in reading anything written by the Clintons.
Sarah Palin on the other hand has all the gravitas of a feather duster, and anything written by her would have the heft of a coloring book. Palin thinks she`s a foreign policy guru because she can see Russia from her back porch, and she imagines she`s a writer because she`s been to a library a couple of times.
Palin will have to hire a ghostwriter to pen her tome, but the hired hack will have to dumb it down or nobody will believe she wrote the thing.
According to some reports Palin`s agent is seeking an advance of $11 million. I have to give the lady credit for trying to parlay her 15 minutes of fame into millions of dollars.
I wouldn`t buy Palin`s book even if it included photographs of her dressed in a bikini, I do have some standards.