Frank Bailey promises ‘revelations and insights’

Among the claims made in the book, Bailey writes Palin told him in an e-mail that “I hate this damn job,” referring to being governor of Alaska — a job she held for less than two years before resigning in 2009.

Bailey, who worked on the book with two other writers, also claims the politician turned Fox News commentator’s vindictiveness spoiled his once lofty view Palin.

“Sarah Palin had God’s blessing and people’s love and faith,” he wrote, according to the Anchorage Daily News. But she had a dark side, “including the compulsion to attack enemies, deny truth, play victim and employ outright deception.”

Bailey also claims to have been a close confidant to Palin’s husband, Todd, and writes that the two worked together to orchestrate “Troopergate,” a scandal involving the effort to get Palin’s ex-brother-in-law fired from his job as a state trooper.

Copies of Bailey’s manuscript were leaked to reporters late last week, although it is unclear who sent them. Ken Morris, a California-based writer who worked with Bailey on the manuscript, said in an e-mail that the material is preliminary, subject to copyright protections and not authorized for use.

Morris, who told The Associated Press that he, Bailey and co-writer Jeanne Devon did “tons of research,” said the book still has no publisher. Devon is a frequent critic of Palin who writes a blog in Alaska.

“Since leaving the Governor’s office, Frank has been forced to reconsider his actions on Palin’s behalf in terms of his deep Christian faith and his allegiance to her as the standard-bearer for the conservative causes he still champions,” said the New York-based Carol Mann Agency, in an e-mail promoting the manuscript.

Mann also describes the manuscript as “the story of one man’s slow drift from his most cherished beliefs and his ultimate redemption.”


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. majii
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 03:52:01

    IMHO, Bailey is only one example of the way some Christians have been misled by unethical people like Palin. As Christians, we are never supposed to substitute following God for following people. I think this is a major problem among the fundamentalists and Dominionists. They don’t seem to have the faith in God they should have and allow themselves to fall prey to politicians like Palin who say they’re Christians. These people are quick to say they’re carrying out the will of God, but my Bible says that no one can understand the mind of God. This is the standard I use when I listen to them and study their actions. I have problems believing them because they lie, cheat, and steal for their personal/political advancement, they don’t seem interested in promoting peace, and they have no compassion for those who are less fortunate than they are. I’m not judging them from a personal perspective, but I am assesing them based on what the Bible says a Christian should be.


  2. An Alaskan
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 04:54:27

    When has Sarah demonstrated the teachings of God and Christ in her words and actions? I don’t measure a person’s faith by their attendance in church, but this woman sure likes to hide behind the Bible as much as her children when convenient.

    The truth? Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin had paved the way for Conservative to look sexy and have made quiet a lucrative career and built an easy soapbox from which to stand out compared to the sea of male leaders.

    When Sarah came along brandishing her so-called Christian Conservative credentials, it was the easiest way for her to appear bonafide rather than actually earn her wings as a proven leader.

    Sarah Palin did worse than to bamboozle her constituents in Wasilla or the whole State – she exploited people’s Faith to get rich and powerful the easiest way possible, and leave their hope to die on the vine. But they still stand up for her, it’s astounding.


  3. beth
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 10:04:56

    I doubt Bailey’s book will ever be published. REMEMBER Palin had Joe McGuiness in the cross hairs since he moved next door to her.Bailey’s book seem like another palin pregnancy, came about too fast, got leaked to fast. I hope I’m wrong but as I see it now, discredit Joe and then no Bailey book because it was leaked. Was there really ever a Bailey book? And if there was someone went to great lengths to discredit Joe’s book and then make sure Bailey’s book got leakes so it would never be published.


  4. Nhrtuvdxi
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 10:11:45

    Majii and An Alaska,
    Excellent comments. So much of what you said has been the basis of my anger.

    She and her followers seem to have forgotten the “Golden Rule”……
    oh, also too,

    1 Timothy 6:10
    New International Version (©1984)
    For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

    and she didn’t have the frig magnet that says, “You reap what you sow.” or even, “Karma’s a Bitch”.


  5. akbatwoman
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 12:38:38

    I’m sorry, but I seriously don’t consider what Frank Bailey did to be a “slow drift”. He seemed to have met Sarah and quickly lost his moral compass.

    I grew up in the church and was always very aware of the daily hypocrisy. On the one hand, the preacher was reading the ten commandments, telling us that we “should not covet another man’s wife”. On the other hand, it was pretty obvious to me, a child, that couples in the church (with children) were divorcing, and marrying each other’s spouses!

    I have been an avowed atheist since I was about 12 years old. Many religious folk would consider me “evil” because of it. But I must say, that it would take a lot longer for me to “drift away from my most cherished beliefs” than it took Frank Bailey to wholeheartedly join in the attempted destruction of Mike Wooten and Walt Monegan’s careers, as well as trying to take Wooten’s children away from him. Oddly enough, some of the most morally upright people that I know are atheists, and some of the most degenerate are religious. I think a lot of it has to do with the whole “God will forgive you instantly if you just repent” policy.

    I see Sarah Palin as using religion to further her career of becoming rich and famous, of relying on her status as a “Christian” to open new doorways to acquiring power and lining her pockets, and as a disguise for the fact that she is a rather nasty piece of work. Frank Bailey just seems like a weak excuse of a human being, typically trying to get both forgiveness for his sins and making some money in the process.

    I will probably buy the book though (if or when it is published), since Jeanne Devon is involved and I find her moral compass to be pretty straight.

    PS I do not find all Christians to be hypocrites, in fact, trying to live your life like Jesus Christ did is a very admiral quality. I didn’t become an atheist because of hypocritical Christians, I just never believed the existence of an Invisible Magical Being to be a plausible theory.


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