"You knew it was coming," said Hillel Italie of the AP in Yahoo News. Alaska governor and former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has signed a multimillion-dollar deal with HarperCollins to publish her memoirs. The book will cover her political and family life—including her daughter Bristol's pregnancy—and is scheduled for release in 2010, when she will be up for re-election.
Get ready for the "inevitable lefty snark," said Allahpundit in Hot Air, about what a shock it is that Palin is capable of "reading a book, let alone writing one." The chance to read Palin's side of her story—in her own words—will have Palinites "lining up outside Barnes & Noble," but "the real money lies in how willing she is to settle scores from the campaign."
The very idea of Palin sitting down to write a book is "hilarious," said Adam Kirchner in Politics Daily. "Palin is not known for being eloquent." But, more important, Palin has quickly "lost political relevance" since the presidential campaign ended.
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