Palin tell-all flops

June 4, 2011

The Sarah Palin tell-all book written by a former aide is officially a flop. Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin by Frank Bailey was supposed to expose all the deep, dark secrets of the Palin propaganda machine, but apparently there wasn’t much dirt to dish. From the few reviews I’ve read, the most damning thing Bailey could come up with was that Palin talked about quitting the governorship of Alaska seven months before turning in her actual resignation, and she sometimes backed out of events that she was scheduled to go to.

If that’s the worst Bailey could do, then no wonder the book is sitting at #13 in the Hardcover Fiction category of the New York Times bestseller list (behind books about ESPN, Chelsea Handler, Tina Fey, and Seal Team 6, among others. The book is at #71 on the combined USA Today list.

You know what Palin’s supposed faults tell me? That she’s human!!! If you’ve ever left a job, did you hand in your resignation on the day you first contemplated it?! NO!!! You give it some more time and thought. Have you ever backed out of an event that you previously committed to? I have, and it’s not the end of the world. Granted, there’s a world of difference between a regular person backing out and someone like Palin because people probably pay a lot of money in anticipation of seeing Palin, but still. We’re not exactly talking high crimes here.

But isn’t this how it always works out? Palin has been in the media crosshairs (oh no, does that word incite violence???) since 2008. If there were really, truly any dirt on her, wouldn’t someone have found it by now? Those alleged affairs that Todd supposedly had? The speculation that the Palins were getting a divorce? The supposed FBI investigation for corruption? Nothing has turned up. Nada. Maybe there will be some dirt when Palin’s emails as governor are released, but somehow I doubt it. Or, there will be more molehills that the media or others will try to build up into mountains.

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