Palin’s ex-aide tells all: 5 embarrassing revelations

Palin’s ex-aide tells all: 5 embarrassing revelations A new book reveals Palin’s dislike of Newt Gingrich, her hatred of Alaskan politics, and her obsession with the media. Oh, and her real Facebook page…

A former aide reveals Sarah Palin’s distrust of Republican insiders like Newt Gingrich as well as any media outlet that is not Fox.

Sarah Palin’s painful 2011 continues. After her widely-criticized response to the Tucson shootings last month, and more bad polling numbers, a damning book written by a former aide has been leaked to the media. Based on 60,000 private emails, the book by ex-aide Frank Bailey details Palin’s obsession with her adversaries, and how she becomes “consumed with every slight, real or perceived.” Whether or not Bailey is just a “quintessential disgruntled employee,” as one Palin ally has charged, the as-yet-unpublished In Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of our Tumultuous Years certainly contains plenty of juicy allegations.

Here, five of the worst:

1. Palin resigned as Alaska’s governor because she “hated” her “damn” job Palin quit her job as governor of Alaska in July 2009, claiming that it would just be “politics as usual” if she “[embraced] the conventional ‘lame duck’ status in this particular climate….” Bailey’s memoir, however, suggests that Palin was simply sick of the criticism, and was more focused on her national image than on life in Alaska. “I hate this damn job,” she vented in an April, 2009 email. What’s the big deal? asks Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. “Even people who love their jobs have those moments, especially jobs with large responsibilities.”

2. Palin called Gingrich an “egotistical, narrow-minded machine goon” Palin was bumped from a GOP fundraising dinner in June 2009 in favor of fellow Republican Newt Gingrich. A “scathing e-mail” sent just after that incident illustrates her “distrust of Republican insiders,” say Ben Smith and Andy Barr at Politico. She referred to Gingrich and Co. as “egotistical, narrow minded machine goons,” and suggested it was a blessing in disguise that she’d avoided “introducing him and acting like that good ol’ rich white guy is the savior of the party.” This might be the book’s most “relevant/entertaining” revelation, says Dan Amira at New York. It will certainly resonate “the next time these two try to pretend to like each other.”

3. All networks but Fox News are the “bad guys” Palin’s distrust of the “lamestream media” boiled over in the summer of 2009, after NBC conducted a “sickening” interview with Levi Johnston, the father of her grandchild. Thenceforth, Bailey says, Palin told her aides she would only speak to Fox News, the other networks being “the bad guys.” In an email, she wrote: “Lesson learned. Final one. Networks are not our friends. Talking to them harms my family, admin, record, reputation, Tripp, etc. No more.” So Palin is “obsessed with how the media portray her,” says Alex Pareene at Salon. “Surprise!”

4. Palin cultivated media “surrogates” to speak on her behalf After she blackballed all networks but Fox, Palin’s media strategy involved gathering a horde of “surrogates” to whom she would email talking points or messages. They included: Bill Kristol, Mary Matalin, Michael Steele, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Glenn Beck, Greta Van Susteren, Sean Hannity, and Bill O’Reilly. “We could normally expect them to repeat any coordinated message we sent,” says Bailey. Kristol, notes Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Dish, is the worst of these “propagandist[s] posing as journalist[s]”

5. Palin maintains a “secret” Facebook account Bailey’s manuscript has inadvertently unmasked Sarah Palin’s other, non-official Facebook account, says Jack Stuef at Wonkette. One of the emails published in the book contains Palin’s personal Gmail address, which Wonkette used to find “Lou Sarah,” which seems to be Palin’s secret Facebook identity (her middle name is Louise). This identity has 12 friends, is a fan of Palin’s own public page, and has written repeatedly on her daughter Bristol’s fan page in recent months. “Apparently Palin is not reading the liberal newspapers and other publications that provide news about Facebook privacy settings.”

http://theweek.com/article/index/212375/palins-ex-aide-tells-all-5-embarrassing-revelations

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32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. anonymouse
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 15:45:25

    well that’s disappointing. thanks for saving me some money

    Reply

    • WakeUpAmerica
      Apr 29, 2011 @ 15:05:56

      If nothing else, I will buy it to support those people who are willing to speak out against the Bitter Quitter Twitter.

      Reply

  2. Syrin
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 15:54:23

    Similar to what’s out already. By all means NOT the worst to me. There’s a lot, lot more! These are the embarrassing moments. The unethical, devisive and abusive revelations in her own words can’t be listed! The emails used are due out in a few days.

    Reply

  3. Hedgewytch
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 15:55:31

    #4 is the most damming. Not for herself, Palin just has to open her mouth to damn herself; no this shows exactly what kind of “journalists” those guys are. The question remains though was the parrotting of the talking points something those talking heads decided to pass on for themselves, or did the news editors fully get behind the passing the information along as well?
    Because of this action, it makes everything else those “newscasters” say suspicious of being actual fact. The credibility of the whole newshow now can be questioned.

    Reply

    • Mallard
      Apr 28, 2011 @ 16:44:16

      You are just now figuring out that the mainstream media is corrupt and carrying water for their favorite politicians? Where have you been since 2007 and the ascent of Barack Obama on the backs of the media sychophants?

      The biggest reason that Obama is president is that the media took a pass at vetting him in the same way they did Sarah Palin. The media decided they were going to take her down after her speech at the GOP convention, and they never let up. Shall we talk some more about the banned books she never banned or how much someone else paid for her campaign clothes?

      I expect this new diatribe by her former aide will be an ad hominem attack on Palin that will have very little to do with her beliefs or policy positions. IOW, it will be garbage.

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      • A.Platyrhynchos
        Apr 28, 2011 @ 17:16:20

        Policy positions? Ask Syrin about Sarah’s “fiscal conservatism.” Beliefs? Sarah believes in grifting. You still haven’t figured that out? You sound like Becky.

      • AFM
        Apr 28, 2011 @ 17:59:22

        You are delusional friend. They didn’t have time to vet little ole Sarah. If they had they would have known she was a liar. As far as Obama you are very wrong. Obama, Clinton were running a long time before the primary. He was vetted properly wheter you want to believe it is another thing. Remember when she first was presented at their convention no one knew her in the lower 48 states. She was a fresh face. Try to leave your dislike of Obama on the side line please.

      • Radley
        Apr 28, 2011 @ 18:47:59

        @mallard: speaking of sycophants……pot meet kettle

        You are entitled to your own opinion, Mallard, but not your own facts.

      • jk
        Apr 28, 2011 @ 19:00:57

        What the hell are her beliefs and policies. We haven’t seen hide nor hair of either except the most trite, tired, vacuous lines.

        I still laugh when I hear people say that Sarah Palin was vetted by the press more than Barak Obama. Sarah Palin was a shiny object and sure, the press fawned all over her, but they didn’t do any kind of real analysis of her experience or her accomplishments. The last think Sarah or her handlers wanted was for anybody to scratch her surface and she was damned lucky she was dropped onto the scene from nowhere.

        Your continued support of this pathetic excuse of a mayor, governor, vpotus candidate, mother, and human being makes it obvious that nothing we say will convince you that she’s anything but the second coming.

      • anon
        Apr 28, 2011 @ 22:14:01

        How are Palin’s fans going to excuse Palin’s own words in her emails? I can only imagine the excuses they will have.

        As far as the media trying to take Palin down, they reported on her every barking, vicious word about Obama and gave her a pass when they should have branded her George Wallace in a skirt crisscrossing the lower 48 with her trash mouth. She took herself down and she will continue to.

        Words that she uses like “no cojones,jackwagon,impotent,limp,gutless, corrupt bastards,WTF,” don’t make her look “presidential” but like some foul-mouthed barfly who needs another drink.

      • Xenon
        Apr 28, 2011 @ 22:31:58

        “Mallard,” you really are a quack.

      • debinOH
        Apr 29, 2011 @ 06:36:20

        Wow Mallard, you are suffering from serious delusions. There is nothing the media didn’t say about the president. IF the “lamestream media” actually did report the truth about SP and her “so-called” successes I sure as heck didn’t see it. I didn’t see anything about the following: dairygate, troopergate, housegate, babygate, no pipeline, bridge to nowhere, leaving Wasilla in debt + letting them build their fancy gym on a piece of land that Wasilla didn’t even own. That she didn’t pay taxes on her cabins? Oh and that she actually had to hire a city manager when she was mayor of Wasilla? That she spent a fortune decorating her office in Wasilla?

        Thought not.

        I have never seen a politician who got a pass like this. So they have reported some stuff about Bristol/Levi. Big deal, her daughter is not running for office. Worrying that her family looks bad should be the last of her worries. Not only that but she is the person who put her family “out there”. She used them as a prop so she really does need to take responsibility for that.

        All I can say to you is that it is a good thing I wasn’t a reporter/journalist because EVERYONE would have been aware of all her “problems”.

      • WakeUpAmerica
        Apr 29, 2011 @ 06:47:37

        How do you feel about her pathological penchant for lying about any and all things? These are verifiable lies and not rumors. How do you feel about her extremely nasty remarks and viciousness? Do those character traits fit in with your brand of Christianity? How do you feel about her absentee parenting? Mother of the Year? What do you you think about her constant rape references regarding her daughters? A bit bizarre, don’t you think? What do you think about her characterizing the West Bank conflict as a “zoning issue?” Beyond ignorant IMHO. What say you about this, Mallard, or have you had your head in the sand, feathers in your ears, and quacking so long that you didn’t know they existed?

  4. Laura Novak
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 16:03:32

    Good work. The emails will be interesting. Thanks for all you do!

    Reply

  5. Archivist1000
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 16:54:46

    The Media played right into her hands; she didn’t have to go on ‘their shows’ because they fell all over themselves repeating every half witted comment that bounced out of her empty head.

    Why should she risk going on, and having more Katie Couric Moments, when she got her message out anyway?

    The MSM built her up into the ‘figure’ she is today with the attention they gave her.

    Reply

  6. WakeUpAmerica
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 19:32:53

    All together now, 1…2…3…
    BWAAAAAHAAAAAAHAAAAAAHAAAAA!!! Pass the popcorn.

    Reply

  7. newmeximan
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 19:43:45

    I keep hoping someone in Alaska will look into the Wasilla Bible Church and it’s affiliation to some national governing body. I can’t find one on the web – but there is a connection to James Dobson through the groups that are sent to minister at Wasilla.

    Every church in America is accountable to some governing body – if they are affiliated through a denomination. An independent church still has to be accountable to someone.

    Hopefully, some of the $arah emails will be to churches. I have a sense that not only is $arah a dominionist, but a believer in the Christian Identity movement as well. It would explain her not so subtle racism towards our President.

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    • WakeUpAmerica
      Apr 28, 2011 @ 21:25:31

      I believe it is Pentacost.

      Reply

      • Sarah Palin has a serpent's heart
        Apr 28, 2011 @ 22:20:37

        Pentacostal

      • newmeximan
        Apr 29, 2011 @ 10:34:29

        Pentacostal is not a denomination – it is a method of worship. The church website does not list any affiliation with any other church – but going back through sermons I have begun to create a sphere of influence for the parishioners. Many of the Pentacostal churches are influenced by Assembly of God churches – and that link for $arah is clear.

        I need local help, possibly from a former member. Larry Kroons doesn’t even have an ordination listing anywhere, let alone his graduation from an accredited divinity school.

        PS – my father was an Army Chaplain for 28 years, was ordained by the Baptist General Conference, and graduated from Denver Theological Seminary. “Real” pastors have a documented past that shows their training. My father gave me his library when he retired, and never pushed me towards any denomination or religion. He had William James “On Varieties of Religious Experiences” in his library, so I read for myself that spirituality and religion often have little in common.

    • debinOH
      Apr 29, 2011 @ 06:40:25

      I would love to know this too. I can’t stand James Dobson.

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      • newmeximan
        Apr 29, 2011 @ 11:09:40

        Thank goodness for Google – remember Alta Vista and Lycos?

        So…
        Dobson attends the Eastborogh Church of the Nazrene in Colorado Springs. The Church of the Nazarene IS a denomination, and the parent organization is here: http://app.nazarene.org/FindAChurch/

        Dobson is, according to many evangelical writers, a heretic – who has been watering down the gospel with 70’s self help ideals. This practice is as unpopular among fundamentalists as the gospel of prosperity that was ministered these past 20 years – and we all know how well that worked out – which has led to the megachurches.

        If only they could become to big to fail.

      • AFM
        Apr 30, 2011 @ 08:02:25

        I don’t think Dobson is a real school trained preacher.

  8. Sarah Palin has a serpent's heart
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 20:29:17

    While those moments are embarrassing, they are not incriminating either. I want to hear more about her breaking election laws and the ethics complaints.

    Reply

  9. AFM
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 03:55:24

    Mallard (or maybe Todd or Sarah) Sub Obama for Palin and everything said about Palin than you would find no objections because it would have been Obama then everything said would be right on target, huh? Right, you lie.

    Reply

  10. climber357
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 06:20:07

    One day Frank Bailey´s grandchildren will boast about him.

    Reply

  11. WakeUpAmerica
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 13:25:10

    Newmeximan,
    Go to http://godsownparty.com/blog/ Leah Burton can answer your questions. She is an expert in this, has written several books (for which she was curb-stomped), and done a copious amount of research. You can email her as well.
    It is my understanding that the Wasilla church is pentacostal and dominionist as well. Not all pentacostals are dominionists.

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    • AquaRose
      Apr 29, 2011 @ 15:19:18

      The church Sarah attended in Wasilla was an Assembly of God church. They have very close ties to the folks in the New Apostolic Reformation.

      Talk to Action is a much better place for learning about dominionism and all the associated personalities. There’s a search box in the top right hand corner. Type in Wasilla church and you’ll get boatloads of articles to read. The people who write these articles are top notch experts. You won’t be disappointed.

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      • newmeximan
        Apr 29, 2011 @ 16:08:16

        Thanks to both responses. I started to become interested in $arah’s beliefs when McCain announced her as his VP choice. I have been pulling at threads from the evangelical/dominionist/fundamentalist perspective since.

        The link I am looking for is to the Christian Identity group. They share many of the same core beliefs – and often serve as the chaplains to KKK sects, skinheads and other white supremacist groups.

        They view Jews as the incorrect chosen people. They believe that the Celtics and Anglo Saxons are the true tribe of Israel, and are Christian Zionists only to fulfill the prophesies.

        Since $arah has agreed with Jews for Jesus that the current residents of Israel have no hope for salvation unless they convert to her belief system, her faith sees the Jews as merely placeholders.

      • Rachel
        Apr 29, 2011 @ 17:09:23

        Wasn’t there an arson at her church that destroyed documents in the offices?

      • AFM
        Apr 30, 2011 @ 08:21:51

        These religious groups are nothing what I would call main stream religions. When my husband was a chaplains assistant in the military I was able to see allot of the crazies like evangelicas and pencostals. Unless you believe like them you are a nothing. They are down right nutty.

  12. Syrin
    May 01, 2011 @ 12:34:54

    Thank you everyone for your comments.. Some of you are clearly not familar with the actual churches that you speak of.

    Sarah Palin as a teen attended Wasilla Assembly of GOD. I have a picture somewhere on this blog with Molly and myself on a church trip. Wasilla Bible Church ( there was not a fire because of Palin! The church was in the middle of construction and it was said to have been an electical issue. These churches and several others were used as a tool to build a false narrative while a mayor and than later when running for gov. My husband and I attended WAOG memorials for several young men we knew who lost their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan in 2005. It was being said as we walked around that it’s strange that Sarah is showing up to these events. I asked if her family attends the church or if the kids are part of the youth group. Answer was kids may have gone to the popular Cross Roads Church for youth group. But, Palin’s or Heaths don’t attend WAOG, except for public events. Keep in mind that this church is the largest capacity. So many events take place there.

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