The small-town Alaskan girl turned beauty queen, mayor, governor, and unlikely vice presidential running mate who was crowned both prom queen and poison of the Republican party is going to be given enough money soon for a book deal to keep her living large in "real" America for life.
According to the Times, publishers are licking their chops at the prospect of signing Sarah Palin to a book deal that could earn her up to $7 million. So for those of you who thought Palin's 15 minutes would be over by now, guess again. Those close to the publishing industry predict that of all the memoirs to come from the Bush administration era, Palin's own perspective of the 2008 Presidential election is predicted to be the biggest money maker.
“She’s poised to make a ton of money,” said Howard Rubenstein, New York’s
best-known public relations adviser.
"[Palin] now finds herself in a position similar to Obama’s in 2004, when the then
mostly unknown Chicago politician delivered a mesmerising speech to the
Democratic convention, was elected to the Senate and swiftly wrote a
bestselling book – The Audacity of Hope. This proved to be the
springboard for his presidential launch," the Times succinctly stated.
Whether or not Sarah Palin's "mavericky" ways, which captured the Republican base and reinvigorated John McCain's campaign for good or bad, will translate to a run for national office in 2012 remains to be seen. But she clearly retains the fascination of many in her party and in the media. While McCain has virtually disappeared since his loss, Palin has been busy providing her own exit interviews and defending herself from being labeled an intellectually weak, shop-a-holic, ticket-spoiling, loose cannon.
"Undaunted by her poll defeat, Palin was in fighting form last week, inviting
cameras into her home, serving visiting interviewers home-cooked moose
chilli and haddock and salmon casserole, said the Times."
Is she trying to Martha Stewart her way back in the media's good graces for political gain, or simply attempting to restore her own dignity after being depicted the anvil that broke the camel's back? No one but Palin knows for sure, but given her national celebrity - rivaled at this point by but a handful of politicians - she's clearly smart enough to know that the road to Congress, the White House, and riches runs through our television sets.