Monday, February 21, 2011

Will the truth set us free from Sarah Palin?

Oh Sarah, poor Sarah:

A leaked manuscript by one of Sarah Palin's closest aides from her time as governor charges that Palin broke state election law in her 2006 gubernatorial campaign and was consumed by petty grievances up until she resigned.

The unpublished book by Frank Bailey was leaked to the media and widely circulated on Friday.

The manuscript opens with an account of Palin sending Bailey a message saying "I hate this damn job" shortly before she resigned as Alaska's governor in July 2009, less than three years into her four-year term. The manuscript goes on for nearly 500 pages, a mixture of analysis, gossip and allegation. 

Palin, or those speaking for her, as well as her admirers on the right, will no doubt attack the book as the work of a disgruntled ex-staffer with an ax to grind and no credibility, and as a work of unbridled partisanship (given that anti-Palin Mudflats blogger Jeanne Devon is a co-author), but of course the last thing Palin wants is for the truth to come out, and certainly this book is likely to contain more than just gossip and allegation. What we've learned about Palin and those who form her little bubble of delusion is that they strike back with venom whenever they're threatened, whenever the bubble threatens to burst, spilling the lies out into public view, and we can expect that here.

Because if there's one thing Palin, and more specifically the Palin myth, can't abide, it's the truth, even a speck of it.

Which reminds me:


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