Palin’s Growing Cash Enterprise: New Book on ‘American Virtues’ and TV Docudrama

March 4, 2010

(ChattahBox)— Sarah Palin is everywhere lately, it seems. And her exposure is about to increase exponentially, with the news that the former half-term Governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate, is roaming Hollywood in the company of realty show producer Mark Burnett, to pitch a TV docudrama about Alaska. Presumably, the Alaskan TV show would feature frequent appearances by Palin with crib notes on her palm, exclaiming “Drill, baby drill,” as the camera pans over the expanse of the breathtaking Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). And there is more to come from the ubiquitous contributor to the “fair and balanced” network Fox News, as Publisher HarperCollins announced that Palin is working on a new book on the topic of “American virtues and strengths.”

According to the Hollywood Insider, (and they should know such a thing, right?) Sarah Palin and Burnett, producer of Survivor and The Apprentice, have been knocking on the doors of all of the major networks pitching a “planet-Earth type look” at the state that Palin once governed for half a term. Also while in Los Angeles, Palin made an appearance on The Tonight Show, during which tried her hand at a stand-up routine and she extolled, with a completely straight face, the virtues of Fox News’ policy of not injecting opinion into its news segments. In between parroting Fox News talking points and working on lining her pockets with more cash, Palin paid a visit to the Oscar week gift suites and loaded up on free goodies.

And that’s not all. HarperCollins issued a press release on Wednesday announcing a new ghostwritten book by Sarah Palin:

Palin’s new book will “include selections from classic and contemporary readings that have inspired her, as well as portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her love of country, faith, and family,” read the statement. “She will also draw from her personal experience to amplify these timely — and timeless_ themes.”

The book is untitled, but will explore a “celebration of American virtues and strengths.” According to HarperCollins publisher Jonathan Burnham, Palin is in the process of “gathering ideas and identifying favorite texts and examples.”

HarperCollins is apparently striking, while the public fascination with all things Sarah Palin is still at its hottest. Palin’s ghostwritten memoir, Going Rogue, has sold more than 2 million copies.


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