ABC News’ Mary Bruce Reports:
Sarah Palin responded tonight to accusations surrounding a leaked manuscript by a former aide, in particular a claim that she has a second Facebook account that praises the posts on her official page. “Pay no attention to the fake accounts and their fake messages,” Palin posted on her (official) Facebook page tonight.
The accusations stem from the leaked unpublished manuscript of a book by Frank Bailey, one of Palin’s former aides from her time as governor. The manuscript, entitled “Blind Allegiance To Sarah Palin: A Memoir Of Our Tumultuous Years,” was first leaked by the Anchorage Daily News last Friday and is based on more than 60,000 emails that Bailey sent and received while working for the former vice presidential nominee.
The book includes Palin’s personal gmail address. When the blog Wonkette ran a Facebook search on that address, they found what appears to be a secret Palin account under the name “Lou Sarah,” Louise is Palin’s middle name.
Lou Sarah “likes” both Sarah and Bristol Palin as well as a photo gallery of Bristol on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.” In addition to posting comments on Bristol’s page, Lou Sarah also gave one of Sarah Palin’s posts an “amen.”
“There’s always buzz about fake Sarah Palin Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please know that this is my only authentic Facebook account and SarahPalinUSA is my only authentic Twitter account,” the real Sarah Palin posted tonight.