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November 28, 2014

Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin is Coming! Preorder Now!

Well, Mudflatters, this day has been a long time coming, but I’m happy to say it’s now official. Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin, the book by Palin insider Frank Bailey, award-winning author (and Mudflats contributor) Ken Morris, and yours truly (Jeanne Devon) will at last be a reality and is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com! Click HERE.

It’s been almost two years of ups and downs, reading tens of thousands of emails, writing, editing, and some unforeseen drama… but the end result is very much worth it. I couldn’t be happier at having had the opportunity to meet and work with two amazing men in this project. It is, I believe, an important work, and has not only laid bare some stark and heretofore unknown realities of life in Palin’s inner sanctum, but brought together an unlikely team from both sides of the aisle who worked with a singular focus to bring the story to light.

So, send that sucker to the top of the Amazon charts by pre-ordering right now. It will make an awesome Memorial Day gift for those hard to buy for people on your list. And think of the adoring crowd that will gather around your beach blanket when they see you with this summer’s hottest read.

HOWARD BOOKS TO RELEASE BLIND ALLEGIANCE TO SARAH PALIN BY TRUSTED “INSIDER” FRANK BAILEY.

{NASHVILLE, April 14, 2011} Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced today that on May 24th it will publish Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin, one of the most-anticipated books about Sarah Palin in recent history. This explosive, up-close view of Sarah Palin comes from an inner-circle confidant and unmasks the truth about one of the most notorious political figures of our time.

Frank Bailey was close to Palin during her gubernatorial campaign, throughout her term as governor of Alaska, and during her vice presidential run with John McCain. Bailey shared Palin’s stated political and religious views, believing she would be the best thing that ever happened to the State of Alaska and potentially the White House.  In his role, he had unfettered access to Palin and shares surprising information about how she dealt with staff, with perceived “enemies,” and the discrepancy between what she said and what she did. Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin is a chilling exposé of Palin and the story of one man’s slow drift from his most cherished beliefs to his ultimate redemption – sure to strike a chord with readers from both sides of the aisle.

“I write because I am convinced that Sarah’s priorities and personality are not only ill-suited to head a political party or occupy national office, but would lead to a disaster of, well, biblical proportions,” said Bailey.

“When I read this manuscript, I knew it would resonate with readers on either side of the political forum,” said Jonathan Merkh, Vice President and Publisher of Howard Books.  “The evidence in this book portrays a very different Sarah Palin than what we see in public.  The book provides insider knowledge into what really went on behind closed doors.”

Merkh along with Philis Boultinghouse, Senior Editor at Howard Books, who will edit the book, negotiated the deal with Carol Mann, CEO of the Carol Mann Agency, which includes world English rights.  Blind Allegiance was compiled by Bailey in concert with bestselling author Ken Morris and Alaska political blogger Jeanne Devon.

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238 Responses to “Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin is Coming! Preorder Now!”
  1. Julie Jensen says:

    Will you ever talk about the wild ride? Do think it is important?

  2. Anne says:

    Blind allegiance is an apt description of how the C4P’s and other Palinbots refuse to acknowledge what has been staring them in their faces since she came on the national scene in 2008. When she invariably screws up, they attribute the responsibility to other people than Palin. People who have written or spoken words that are justifiably critical of Palin’s words and actions have been called jealous, racists, commies, and even been described as fat and ugly if they are women. That same blind allegience has caused them to see leadership qualities in Palin that simply do not exist. Since the book is by a former supporter, I expect it to shed even more light on the pathologies of Palin.

  3. Sammy1 says:

    Ordered my first e-reader today through Amazon. Kindle 3 due for release on May 3rd. Once the Kindle arrives and is activated/registered I can then order the books from my wish list.
    Congratulations to the authors.

  4. Dagian says:

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  5. wilson201 says:

    Got mine pre-ordered on the kindle! Can’t wait!!

  6. Krisski says:

    I just wanted to post that I bought the pre ordered book and that I cannot wait to read it.
    It has been my pleasure to read Mudflats since the day Palin was picked for VP.
    AKM, you have a way with words and I truly enjoy your turns of phrase.
    May this book open many new worlds to you.
    And…maybe, it will close all those Ill-gotten opportunities that Palin has been handed.
    Congratulations and Thank You!

  7. Califpat says:

    Congrats to the trio of authors!! Especially you AKM! I ordered yesterday and cannot wait ! Again congrats!!

  8. puffin shrapnel palin says:

    Well done! Let me know if you’re coming to DC.

  9. Ladybirddeb says:

    Just pre-ordered three hard copies. I’m so excited! Congrats!!!

  10. Gimme-a-break, Sarah says:

    Congratulation to all three authors! And thank you so much!

    I’m off to order my copy!

  11. OMG says:

    Congratulations! Must go and order mine now!

  12. Muppet says:

    Congratulations!
    I think I’ll order one for my Hannity/O’Really watching sister who thinks that Sarah is under-appreciated!

    bwhaaahah

  13. Kelly says:

    Amazon. Ordered. Done.

  14. AKMuckraker says:

    Thanks everyone for all your congratulations and nice words. I know you will all enjoy the book! I don’t have answers for all the questions you asked quite yet, but I will definitely be using the blog to keep everyone posted on the latest news and other goodies…

  15. Lee323 says:

    The book’s cover is a very compelling psychological study in snapshot form. Excellent choice.

    Congratulations, and best wishes for the book’s success. It’s about time the ludicrous mythology around this rather pitiful woman was deconstructed. Thanks for standing up and doing the right thing for our country, Mr. Bailey.

  16. Pinwheel says:

    OT: Just drove up from Seward. Mudflats, in the lower Arm, are scoured, tortured by the ice, as we drove up west toward, there is a flat of huge proportion, being here.

    nem

  17. Pinwheel says:

    “unmasks the truth about one of the most notorious political figures of our time.”

    Great line. Hope we don’t have to use it very often.

    nem

  18. Kath the Scrappy says:

    Congratulations AKM, Frank Bailey, and Ken Morris! I saw some mentions that this was coming out and raced to Amazon to pre-order last night. Can’t wait to read it!!!

  19. dowl says:

    Congratulations!

  20. Beezer says:

    Whoo Hooo! Can’t wait AKM- Congrats to you, a toast is in order…Clink, Clink!!

  21. Paddlefoot says:

    Best to you AKM et al. When you do things for the right reasons the universe will support it.
    Congratulations!

  22. Bob Benner says:

    After getting burned paying nearly full price for a pre-order of Going Rouge, I think I’ll wait a bit.. Going Rouge is now going for around 3 bucks and Sarah’s version of Going Rogue is now going for around an incredible 6 bucks (unbelievable, fire logs shouldn’t cost that much) at Amazon.. I was thoroughly disappointed in Going Rouge as from a factual basis, it wasn’t much better than Going Rogue as it was just a compilation of a lot of left wing propaganda in lieu of the right wing propaganda and fairy tales in Sarah Palin’s version… I wish they had stuck more to actual facts… I hope this book is better (and I’m sure it will be)… But I’ll wait a bit just the same…

    • benlomond2 says:

      daughter was at Barnes &Noble this weekend. Palin’s books everywhere in the store, and going for $3…. evidently overstocked, and STILL can’t move them out at fire sale prices…hhhmmm… how many would I have to buy to equal a cord of wood,,, thanks for the idea !

      • Now we know what is leading to the closure of book stores in American……and they blamed it on the Amazon and Kindle… (well, not exactly, but it sounds more poetic)

      • Gimme-a-break, Sarah says:

        Last Sunday my son-in-law was at the Borders downtown, which is closing at the end of the month so there’s not much left in the store. He reported that there was a virtual WALL of Palin books still left. :)

    • TX SMR says:

      Going Rouge was a compilation of essays. Some had already been published, perhaps most of them (that was quite some time ago, now, and my memory is not what it should be!), others not.

      I found the diversity of the essays to be quite good. At that point in time SP was still a driving force in the party, so it was a nice diversion from the delusional stuff written in the MSM about her.

      Remember when she was doing editorials in the Washington Post? Those days are gone.

      • Bob Benner says:

        Actually, the whole reason I bought Going Rouge was because I wanted to give a copy to a couple of relatives (by marriage) down South who were enthralled with our Quitter Queen to wake them up to the “real” Sarah.. I also knew AKM’s well written piece would be in the book… Unfortunately it turned out that well written piece was one of the few in the book… The book would have done more damage than good had I actually given it to them so I am glad I read it in advance… The book generally touched on every liberal position in existence and then explained how if Sarah was elected then she would crush the liberal goals… Of course, we all know, or at least should know, that Sarah is nothing about liberal or conservative but is only about what is best for Sarah at any given moment… Anyway, I thought it was worth a try and was disappointed. I will read this latest book, along with the others that are also coming out, but I won’t get my hopes too high in advance… A simple truthful exposure on Sarah Palin and her history are all that’s needed to completely destroy her… or at least that small portion that is still left to destroy…

        • vyccan says:

          Funny enough, while out driving today the book came to mind, and for a brief moment I thought to myself that the subject alone would not persuade me to buy it. As far as I’m concerned SP revealed herself in her true form a long time ago, and I do not anticipate being surprised by anything shared. She really no longer interests me. I’m buying this one solely because I am anticipating the joy of reading a ‘good’ book – good use of language, creative imagery, correct vocabulary usage, humour , etc. etc,(an absence of word salads ;) ) – all the elements I’ve enjoyed over the 2+ years I’ve been a hush pup at ‘these here’ Mudflats. In my current experience it’s not easy to find a well-written book which has lovely phraseology and is free from crude epithets, and I feel this one will qualify because AKM has always been able to get her point across here with class. [Truthfully, I’ve never read anything by that other author (apart from his entry here in Mudflats world when he was trying to get the subject to go to dinner with him) so if he had been the only author I wouldn’t be lining up to see inside the covers. In short, I’m more interested in the delivery than in the content. :)

          • bubbles says:

            a hearty AMEN to that Vyccan.
            like many other i came here to learn something about this woman named to run for the White House. i never left because i fell in love with AKM’s style of writing.
            i never left because i met like minded people who understood that we had a job of work to defeat her and a mad, angry old man.
            i stayed because i found a woman after my own heart and people who would in time become life friends. i will purchase the book and i and my friends will read it and laugh because we are a part of it all.

  23. schnauzer says:

    Bus tour?

  24. benlomond2 says:

    I’ve got two on order – only 400 pages ??? Darn! I’ll be thru it in an afternoon ! Am cruising to Alaska in Sept,, what’s the possibility of getting my copies signed ??? :)

  25. Baker's Dozen says:

    AKM–if you’re going on a book signing tour, I think I know of a tour bus with very low mileage owned by someone in Matsu Valley you can probably pick up cheap. Don’t think the owner will be “writing” any more books. Then, you can drive to Irishland and sign copies for some of your fans. Then there’s Eifelland, Grate Mitten, Scotch Tape Land, Dutchland, Deutschland, Brusselsprouts, and Hungry for Turkey. All an easy drive across Russia, which you can see from your house. Ask Putin if he wants a lift.

    • benlomond2 says:

      ROFLMAO !!!

      • Baker's Dozen says:

        Everyone I know from Ben Lomond shares my sense of humor, which, of course, means they have great senses of humors! :-)

        • boodog says:

          I think you forgot Greace :)

          • Baker's Dozen says:

            Of coarse! Greace. Or Grease. Never can remember how to spell it. That’s the capital of Bell Gum. There’s also the nation that founded the Cub Scouts–Den Mother. North of that are Myway and Highway. Then there’s Hipally Boot, which looks like it’s kicking that famous Alaaaskan town, Cicely. Then there’s the state that nobody wanted–Dracula’s Remainians. There’s also too Checkers Republican and Slowvolkswagons, which, duh, were never made in Germmy. My favorite is Sawthearabianinhalf, next to East Korea and west of Westisburnin. Reegin went there and said, “Mr Gorthechest, tares and wheat are in this stall!”

            I myself am from Califate, a Muslin continent just below Orrinsgone and Washingday. To get here, AKM will need her company jet, Mudsplats.

            I’m getting punchy. Time for bed.

  26. PollyinAK says:

    Thank you Frank Bailey.

  27. PollyinAK says:

    Yes I ordered. And it is already #1 on Amazon best sellers list (in the politics section). I also ordered “A Singular Woman”– the story of Stanley Ann Dunham, Barack Obama’s mother. (it is already #5).

  28. mike from iowa says:

    I’m happy everybody else is happy,just don’t forget the story of the Phoenix as it may well apply to RWNJ that worship at Palin’s feet. I will wait and buy from a bookstore because I want to be enlightened. The autopsy on Quitty’s ambitions will have to wait.

  29. Kilia says:

    Congrats to all three of ya! Will be ordering soon!

  30. EatWildFish says:

    AKM: You betcha also too!

    All Mudflatters owe you for all the Pay-lin word salad transcripts you’ve provided us over the years.

    Huzzah! on getting the goods published!!

  31. vyccan says:

    Congratulations to all the collaborators, and a special ‘Well done!’ to our own AKM! [Wow! I can now claim that I ‘know’ a published author, AND I enjoy her writing and her humour. ;) ]

    AKM, many people up-thread were asking about signed copies – since so many of us are overseas, would it be possible for you to sign a bunch and leave them with the publisher to ship to the Mudpup family? We could then add the Mudpup code (to be determined) to our order and they’d ship us one of the signed copies. I am going to place an order, but I’m waiting a little while to see if the signed copy is an option. Once again, ‘Well done’, to you and the rest of the team!

  32. mag the mick says:

    I hate to be an old Gloomy Gus, but I want to caution all of you about over-rating the potential for damage this book will cause. There’s already beaucoup damning information out on her. Her character and misdeeds are already well known. Whatever can be said about her has already been said. Yet her devotees are as dug in as ever, and I doubt they’ll go anywhere. I don’t know what it will take to knock her off her throne at the head of the teabagger pantheon, but I doubt another book will have much effect. Her fans are fanatic, and they won’t be swayed by facts. Order the books, but keep your hopes dialed way down.

    • PollyinAK says:

      I agree that her fans are fanatic and may not budge. But, there are a lot of people that don’t necessarily have an opinion about SP or on the fence. Not everyone checks out blogs, or watch the news.

    • Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

      It’s not about her fans, not one bit. Never has been as far as I’m concerned!

    • leenie17 says:

      You’re right…the small core of devoted fans will never abandon her and will defend her with their last breath. However, if the revelations in this book (and the two others to come) can help derail her political career and turn off her spotlight for good, they will have performed a great service.

      It’s the people who knew nearly nothing about her but thought she was pretty and feisty that this will influence. THOSE are the people who need to know the truth because they don’t realize how dangerous the woman is.

  33. Venefica says:

    I’m so glad you announced this, Jeanne, because yesterday I thought it might be some sort of a hoax! A few questions, if I may:

    Why Howard Books? (A “Christian” imprint?! I assume a significant portion of their target customers comprise Palin fans, so…gosh…that’s really puzzling.)

    Why is there no press release on S&S’s or Howard’s website, and no mention of the book in the “Upcoming” sections?

    Why does the Amazon link say “Untitled-Sally-Smith”?

    Why isn’t the ISBN in the ISBN database?

    At any rate, much congratulations and I’m pre-ordering right now!

  34. physicsmom says:

    Congratulations AKM and Mr. Bailey and Mr. Morris. Looking forward to reading; ordered yesterday. I haven’t looked at the pirated copies on line, so it will be all new for me. Anything else in the works, or will you return to blogging? Are you going to Netroots Nation this summer? That would be a good chance to sign copies (hint,hint).

    BTW, I have a bad feeling about the emails not getting released again. I’d be willing to bet on it. I’ll be happy to be proved wrong…

  35. carol says:

    Yes, I will look for it at my locally owned bookstore, the ownership of which are not Palin fans.

  36. tigerwine says:

    Well, I bit the bullet and went ahead and pre-ordered both books. Can’t let my buds at the flats get ahead of me!

  37. Moose Pucky says:

    Congratulations and the bronze star for bravery!

  38. auni says:

    Huffpo included an interview today that President Obama did with a no-class reporter named Brad Watson from WFAA in Texas–rude–treated the President poorly. Obamadiary has a link to the newsstation. Hope lots of people let them know how they feel about the interview. Wish I knew how to add a link to my post–will try to figure it out.

  39. Memphis,NY says:

    DARN I didn’t think it would happen cause of “Who” was # 1 BUT YOU DID IT

    #1 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Political
    #7 in Books > Nonfiction > Politics
    #15 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Memoirs

    NUMBER 1 Congrarts

  40. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

    Yay! Hip Hip Hurray! This will definitely give Sarah many bad hair days & screeching tantrums. Bristle will be very glad she moved away! Some of those big windows at Palin Place are going to need replacements, I’ll betcha.

  41. I would pre-order it, but I’d rather go into my favorite Barnes and Noble and buy it off the shelf. Will it be available in the stores or only on-line?

  42. yardwork says:

    Just ordered. I’ll be settling down with this tome with a pint of Guinness. So looking forward
    to the wanna-be empress going (even more) non linear as she finds she has no clothes, Indeed.

  43. teal says:

    …just ordered…both, this one and Dunn’s book!
    these are for my summer reading, but I’ll prob’ read within 1-2 weeks….

  44. MonaLisa (inCT) says:

    I just ordered mine!

    Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
    #127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
    #2 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Political !!
    #7 in Books > Nonfiction > Politics
    #17 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Memoirs

  45. aussiegal77 says:

    It’ll be interesting to see Palin spin her OWN emails as….lies?? hahahaha! Geez I really can’t wait for this book =D

  46. aussiegal77 says:

    Here’s a profile on Andrew Sullivan on the Harvard Magazine:

    http://harvardmagazine.com/2011/05/worlds-best-blogger?page=all

    I read it and left some comments. I love The Dish =D It’s my first stop before I come over to the Mudflats! =D

  47. LibertyLover says:

    I’m glad that Mr. Bailey was able to extract himself from under the Palin bus and to be able to write this with you and Ken Morris! Congrats.

  48. ks sunflower says:

    OT, but I can’t resist because we are talking books and colleges (comments 8.5.1 and 8.5.1.1) and it clicked that the info/comments below might pertain to Palin fans as well because, after all, Blind Allegiance is 400 pages long and probably a bit more challenging to read than Sarah’s two books.

    Ran across a book title somewhere, How to Stay Christian in College (Th1nk Edition).

    One of the comments by a “Worldview Director” was: “It’s not too long (178 pages) and not too difficult to read for its intended audience.”

    My comment in response was:

    “Why would anyone say ” . . . not too difficult to read for its intended audience” when its intended audience comprises college-bound students? If the students are looking for or needing books that are “not too difficult” they should not be going to college.”

    Or – backing political candidates.

    • ks sunflower says:

      Sorry for the snark. Just that kind of day.

      • ks sunflower says:

        Also, too, I posted the comment not because I was trying to be disrespect to real Christians or the evangelical denominations of the faith, but because I came across it in context of a discussion about how dangerous and “evil” colleges can be – I assumed it was the ultra right-wing fundamentalists speaking. You know, against all that “book learning and stuff.”

        Because Palin seems to resonate with those extremists and her general pandering is in the anti-intellectual (or anti-intellect) vein, that’s why I looked up the book, read the posts and commented on one and then included it here.

        So, no disrespect intended to vast majority of Christian faithful – just Palin’s little crowd.

        • aussiegal77 says:

          Agree with you – if college students can’t stomach reading more than 200 pages they should reconsider going to freaking college. Bloody hell, the country is really going to the dogs when we set the bar SO LOW.

    • leenie17 says:

      If they have trouble getting through 178 pages of fluff in an unlimited amount of time, they’re not going to make it much past their first semester of college.

  49. ayerishgrl says:

    Hello my fellow mudpuppies! Hope everyone is doing well and ready for spring! I too have preordered your book AKM-but for my kindle! How will i be able to flaunt i’m reading about the craziest, nastiest, meanest female politician that ever came down the pike? I know, i’ll just have to buy the book version as well! It will make a great gift and help push some of my friends over to our side of the aisle regarding the lies of SP. Great work AKM, can’t wait to read it.
    -ayerishgrl

  50. barbara says:

    ordered. you shall have a best seller, and the only reason i am not completely euphoric over it is that i already miss your blogging.

  51. ed says:

    I love how the unreleased book has already gotten negative reviews. You must have done something right. Pre-ordered for Kindle from across the pond!

    • ks sunflower says:

      I’ve been ordering from amazon for years, but did not realize I could post a comment to those “forums” about a title.

      It’s been fun today making remarks against the hilariously awful “headlines” for each forum thread.

      I urge more of us to do that. It can’t help but generate interest in and perhaps more purchases of this book.

    • Baker's Dozen says:

      Pre-ordered and pre-reviewed! But are they pre-pared?

      Even Charles Manson has his supporters. There are those that will doggedly (with lipstick) follow the Mama Grizzly into the waiting grasp of the Papa Grizzly who takes her out.

    • aussiegal77 says:

      hahaha how pathetic and every time the Palinbots do that they just show everyone how thin-skinned they are, just like their Queen!

  52. Red Dirt aka Micky-T says:

    Ordered! Congratulations!

  53. ks sunflower says:

    Stopped to rest for a few moments and found this. Couldn’t resist sharing.

    Seems that Paul Ryan doesn’t mind taking government money, even though he’s intent upon preventing others from receiving the same benefits. There is a reason that Social Security was created, and it’s a good one: caring about your fellow citizens when old age, infirmity, or death occurs – individuals and families benefit.

    Read how it paid for his college education. (oops – maybe that was not a benefit for the rest of us. Without a college education, we might not be burdened with his skinflint attitudes.)

    http://www.politicususa.com/en/paul-ryan-social-security

    • tigerwine says:

      Sheesh – that’s what I hate about these guys. He, of all people, should be appreciative of the SS system. Wonder if his mom is still alive, and what she thinks?

      Thanks for the link, Sunflower!

    • Good article.

      I was in a similar situation as Paul Ryan. My dad died when I was 10, and later my mother and I both received SS for widows and orphans (though I didn’t really consider myself an orphan since I still had one parent). It was a great help. The other thing I had was that I was able to use my dad’s VA benefits since he didn’t. It paid for my last two years of college at the University of Kansas. (Mom paid out of pocket for the first two at our local junior college while I lived at home to save money.) Unlike Ryan, I realize that was all a benefit and wish that it could be available to others who need the extra help.

      • A fan in CA says:

        Same here. I don’t know if I could have afforded college without the SS. I would hate to see that go since it really helps the kids. When you lose a parent these days you also lose their income so it’s important for the kids.

      • CO almost native says:

        My beloved sister, who passed away February 26th, qualified for SS disability; her son will receive benefits for 2 more years, until he turns 18. His dad is saving it to pay for his college education.

      • beth says:

        [As I add to the OT-edness of the moment…]

        I have a feeling most folks don’t see him using the $ for his univ tuition then and yet, (as a wiser, more patriotic, more fiscally-conscious conservative [gag me with a spoon!]), wanting to cut off SS to others, now, as being the least bit hypocritical.

        I have a Strong suspicion folks see SS being used for univ tuition as a total abuse of the system… they are unable [or incapable and/or unwilling] to comprehend that those monies are, as A fan in CA pointed out, funds that [most likely] would have been contributed towards the child’s tuition via the income of the parent for whom the SS is being distributed [distributed either due to that parent’s death or disability.] Such myopic idjuts. beth.

  54. LiladyNY says:

    Ordered for my Kindle with pleasure! And a delicious sense of schadenfreude. : )

  55. Goalie in NM says:

    It’s been forever since I posted here. But, I could not pass up the opportunity to congratulate you Jeanne! I’m so very excited for you.
    Say, did you ever get that copy of Bristol’s testimony from last years hacker trial?

  56. ks sunflower says:

    One last comment for this afternoon.

    Head on over the Wickersham’s Conscience for a post on Anagrams. He has three that will make you smile: Sarah, Todd, and Bristol Palin.

    Just to be safe – potential Spew Alert. depending upon your susceptibility to anti-Palin humor.

    http://wickershamsconscience.wordpress.com/

  57. ks sunflower says:

    May 24th is our 40th wedding anniversary, so my sweet husband told me to order it as a gift from and to one another. No wonder I have adored this man all these years. He understands.

    • Enjay in E MT says:

      Congrats KS –

      Hubby & I hit #38 in Feb.

      • ks sunflower says:

        Thank you. Congrats to you as well. It is amazing how quickly the time flew by in some ways.

        Guess that means we all are having fun – and are very, very blessed.

      • bubbles says:

        Wow! hugs to the four of you and congratulations

        • ks sunflower says:

          Thanks. Most of the credit for our couple-ness longevity probably goes to my husband. He is a very patient man and has encouraged me in every wild adventure I take (grad school, jobs, writing, planting too many flowers, et cetera). The man is a saint (well, he does occasionally snore, but, hey, who doesn’t) :)

    • Irishgirl says:

      May the 25th is AKM’s birthday…and the twin meese…and mine. I imagine there will be few parties going on in Kansas and Alaska and Ireland……..and on and on.

      Your hubby does sound very understanding. :)

    • bubbles says:

      Wow! hugs.

      • Irishgirl says:

        And our 23rd anniversary/adversity over the weekend. ;)

        • Irishgirl says:

          Stick a was in there somewhere.

          • Baker's Dozen says:

            OK. I will. :-) :

            And was our 23rd anniversary/adversity over the weekend?

            And our 23rd anniversary was adversity over the weekend.

            And our 23rd adversity anniversary was over the weekend.

            And our 23rd anniversary/adversity over the week was ended.

            Was our 23rd anniversary/adversity over the week, ended?

            And our 23rd anniversary over the week of adversity was ended.

            So ended the 23rd anniversary of the week of adversity that was.

            And was week [sic] on the 23rd anniversary of adversity.

            Adversity was the 23rd also too anniversary of the weekend. You betcha.

          • Irishgirl says:

            @ Baker’s Dozen,

            :)

            Loved it.

          • Irishgirl says:

            Was rushing to make dinner and didn’t realise it sounded so harsh. I should have just said I am missing a “was.”

          • Baker's Dozen says:

            You weren’t harsh. Just not specific. You must have Sarah-itis, brought on by the lamestream media! :-)

        • ks sunflower says:

          Happily. Congratulations to you and your husband. Oh, and just in case I am too busy reading around the 24th – a Happy Early Birthday! as well.

    • aussiegal77 says:

      Aww congrats =D That’s lovely =D

  58. Dagian says:

    Oh, hey! Here’s the perfect bathroom reading companion too!

    You Betcha!: The Witless Wisdom of Sarah Palin [Paperback] by Leland Gregory

  59. Dagian says:

    1.41 EST:

    # Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

    * #31 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Political
    * #93 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Specific Groups > Women

  60. Enjay in E MT says:

    Pre-Ordered 2 yesterday !!
    Checked a few min ago & has moved up on list in last 12 hrs:

    #2 Biographies / Political
    #8 Politics
    #202 in Books

    Congrats AKM, Frank & Ken !!!

  61. blue moose says:

    Great, I hope you have a big seller, seems you worked hard on the project. As for the emails they will release only what they want, they will block the emails they don’t want the people to see.. they would be very damaging…

  62. jimzmum says:

    I am so happy for you. Congratulations!

  63. Baker's Dozen says:

    That Sarah! What a gem! Truly worth her weight in Froot Loops! :-) Artificial colors, artificial flavors, artificial education, artificial hockey mom, artificial governor, artificial outdoorsperson, artificial politician.

  64. fawnskin mudpuppy says:

    it felt ABSOLUTELY SUPER to order your book, akm.
    one for me, sissy, hubby’s office, etc.

    yep, it this case i want to read the hardcopy so that peeps will see it everywhere i travel.
    brian and i are gonna show off the talents of our friend to the world, i am.

  65. seattlefan says:

    Congrats AKM! I can’t wait to get my copy! I love the cover and the fact that the book will be out before her emails are released. Woooooot!

  66. Elizabeth says:

    Boy, the Mudpups are out in force today. Add me to the alto section, as we all sing “Hallelujah, Hooray, and Happy Days are Here”. I was so worried after all the fuss that no publisher would pick it up.

  67. msbeader says:

    I ordered it. Finally, the truth!!

  68. GoI3ig says:

    I hope Frank is ready for the P.R. attack that pit bull Sarah will mount. She will dismiss him as another rogue employee as she did Walt Monegan. What ever happened to big mouth Meg Stapleton? I was always hoping she would crawl out from under her rock (or bus) and tell the truth.

    Good luck Frank. I’m making my order today.

  69. Dagian says:

    Pre-ordered two books.

  70. zyggy says:

    I can hardly wait to hear Missy Quittypants Snowdrift Snookie’s fingers on the chalkboard voice once the book goes viral. Fox News sure will have fun with the book. Maybe Crybaby Becky will cry for Snookie.

  71. 1smartcanerican says:

    Already pre-ordered yesterday – can’t wait for it to magically appear on my Kindle! Kudos to you AKM.

  72. MelvisB says:

    While I love buying books, might there be a way to serialize this story? It would be wonderful to have this in the public’s hands (and minds) sooner.

    • with all respect, MelvisB, I think that would water down the effect of the book. It would turn it into another blog, and blogs, while I like them and find them informative and useful, can be too often dismissed or marginalized.

      I’m so glad that this book is finally going to be available to all.

  73. Terise says:

    Just pre-ordered my Nook Book :) Congrats!!

  74. PennyArcade says:

    O.K., I pre-ordered all three books this morning; yours, Dunn and Mcginniss and am anxiously awaiting all of them, which I hope will bury her once and for all. I am disappointed it is being published by a religious publisher, but hopefully you and Mr. Morris managed to keep out any of the B.S. from the evangelical right that apparently both Mr. Bailey and Screechy bought into.

  75. KarenJ says:

    (coming out of lurker status)

    “It’s been almost two years of ups and downs, reading tens of thousands of emails, writing, editing, and some unforeseen drama…”

    Now you got me REALLY curious. Is the “unforeseen drama” something you’ve written about before, Jeanne, or is it something you haven’t, and can be persuaded to write here about?

    Or is it in the book, and we can read it there? ;-)

  76. Baker's Dozen says:

    I have to wait and make sure I can pay my May rent, but goody goody gumdrops.

    First, “Three Cups of Tea” takes a hit, and now this. It just goes to prove that you shouldn’t blindly trust anyone, left, right, or center, but should do your homework. Deception may occur more in one camp than another, but it isn’t a stranger to any political ideology.

  77. Zyxomma says:

    Congratulations, AKM. I’ll ask for (and get) your book for my birthday! After I’ve read it (hard to wait), can I mail it to you for an autograph?

  78. Connie says:

    Congratulations!!!! I ordered mine :-)

  79. ravenstrick says:

    Ordered 2 first thing this morning! Thanks Jeanne!

  80. n djinn says:

    I pre ordered. Best title yet. Too. Also.

  81. Deep Throat says:

    Goodie! I wrote Amazon a scolding e-mail demanding to know why this book wasn’t available for pre-order. Having read a draft of this book, I can assure you that is well worth your time and money. Frank Bailey really was a true believer, bless his misguided heart, and reading about his journey towards doubt and disgust was incredibly moving. He quotes from a ton of e-mails that we hadn’t seen, also, too.

  82. boodog says:

    Yay, AKM! We have been waiting to hear this!! By the way, I love the cover- it looks like she’s driving her Bus to Nowhere and looking back at her next victim… :)

  83. aussiegal77 says:

    Congratulations and I will be ordering my copy!

    Dear Editors of this book – I hope you make double triple sure that this is airtight, fact checked to the nines and able to withstand scrutiny. Palin will be out for blood when this hits the shelves so please make sure you have done your homework! And keep the lawyers on speed dial.

    =D

    • Alaska Pi says:

      there is an extraordinary irony in who the publisher is
      and a powerful slap to whatzername…
      http://www.cbspressexpress.com/div.php/simon_schuster/release?id=21194

      • tallimat says:

        Yuppers. Saw that.
        The thoughts that swirl about as I sip steaming hot coffee…

        It’s a wonderful day in southcentral Alaska.
        Cold, crisp and all the snow as melted around my sisters house.

      • KateinCanada says:

        Wow!

      • bubbles says:

        indeed. interesting.

      • Irishgirl says:

        The link won’t work for me. What am I missing?

        • ks sunflower says:

          It’s a PR release from Simon and Schuster about the appointment of a Vice President to the publishing firm. I’m copying the pertinent parts for you below.

          From Paragraph 1 – “Jonnathan Merkh has been named Vice President and Publisher of Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, effective March 10.” [03.09.09]

          From Paragraph 2 – ‘Mr. Merkh, a veteran of the Christian publishing world, comes to Simon & Schuster from the William Morris Agency.”

          In Paragraph 4- ” ‘To be able to bring on board a publisher of Jonathan Merkh’s caliber is a wonderful opportunity for Howard Books and Simon & Schuster,’ said Mark Gompertz. ‘He is well-known and highly regarded in both the CBA community and the wider world of publishing, with a substantive track record for publishing books that serve the Christian marketplace and have broad mainstream appeal.’ ”

          In Paragraph 5 – ” ‘Howard Books has a deserved reputation for publishing high-quality faith-based and inspirational books from well-known authors and for every category in the Christian marketplace,’ said Jonathan Merkh.”

          Well, Irishgirl, I guess I should have prefaced these excerpts with – these are the pertinent parts according to my take but I was giggled too much. The idea that SP will be blasted by a book put forth by a self-proclaimed Christian-oriented firm just made my day. :)

      • Katie Couric must be laughing her *ss off!

    • Laurie says:

      When she was governor she ignored the legal advice she was given about the non-government email account. The lawyer has already testified in the Tennessee Trial, that he warned her about using an outside account. Seems to me that anything and everything in these emails is fair game. And she has no grounds to sue.

  84. Veej says:

    A big thank you to all involved. Special thanks to Frank Bailey – we know this took courage to write and you are to be commended. You did the right thing. I strongly believe that stopping Sarah Palin is of paramount importance for our country. Looking forward to the read.

  85. Congratulations. Will be ordering my copy. Glad to know that good writing, a sense of humor, and integrity is rewarded. Now, about that Parnell guy….

  86. I See Villages from my House says:

    Well done AKM, well done.

    Having always relied on you to suffer through All Things Palin so we wouldn’t have to, it is an adjustment to have to order and read the book ourselves. But I made my order in your honor.

    Quyana for all your hard work, your amazing writing, and real efforts to ‘progress’ Alaska and our nation.

  87. Irishgirl says:

    OMG…..the bots are out in full force in the discussion section over at Amazon. AKM, I didn’t know you were on Obama’s payroll? :)

    • aussiegal77 says:

      It’s ok – let them spin their rubbish, people with sanity will know who it is they are reading. Let their true colours show!

      How pathetic by the way – a person who has been with Palin from the beginning is NOW on Obama’s payroll? Geez, these people really live in la-la land.

  88. Memphis, NY says:

    #2 on Amazon Bestsellers in Political Leader Biographies

  89. mike from iowa says:

    Batten down the hatches,I fear a backlash is coming.

  90. leenie17 says:

    Yayyyy, AKM!!! You’re a star!

    Well, you’ve been a star to us mudpups for a long time now, but I’m so glad the world will get to share in what we’ve enjoyed for 3+ years.

    You DO realize that this book is one of the main reasons Her Bumpityness is so frantically collecting as much dough as possible before the digestive waste hits the rotating blades. Recent updates on the SarahPAC website are no doubt designed to rile up the sycophants and get them salivating over a potential presidential run, thereby encouraging them to send all their pennies to their Queen. Poor, deluded folks will be SO disappointed when the truth comes out and the campaign ends before it begins!

    • ks sunflower says:

      I’ve been wondering if the SarahPAC ungrades may be connected to possibly making it a SuperPAC. As Colbert demonstrated, all it takes is an additional form to do so and then qualify for unlimited money from any source. If that’s the case, it’s yet another reason to detest Citizens United and the conservative Justices who foisted it on us.

  91. Alaska Pi says:

    Oh, Howard Books
    Very interesting publisher, AKM
    :-)
    Congratulations to Mr Bailey, Mr Morris, and thank -heavens -for -our-critical-eye-on-Alaskan-issues you!

  92. DF says:

    I definitely will order! I’m so thrilled that the book is set for release in May. Hope your legal troubles are minimal. I am hopeful also that this book and all books that highlight the true personality of $P will put her to “bed” permanently.

  93. Irishgirl says:

    I forgot to say that I love the cover. That photo of Palin really captures her personality. ;)

  94. Kat says:

    Ordered! Had to reorder Geoff’s book & Joe’s too because of delays so I’ll be getting the trifecta! Can’t wait!

    Congratulations AKM, may your book be on the best seller list for years to come – Oh & congrats to Ken & Frank too.

  95. Gramiam says:

    Hey, AKM? Are ya gonna do any book signings? Like with long lines of eager fans and photo ops?

  96. LisaB says:

    A very hearty congratulations! I would say I “cannot wait to read” it, but honestly, I never thought I would get this close to what really went on in Palin’s world.

    I’m thrilled beyond belief to get this close. I can wait. It will be worth it!

  97. Attagirl says:

    WooHoo!!! Ordered two so that Papa23 and I don’t come to blows over who reads it first…………..

  98. Pat in MA says:

    Ordered! Someone else will have to tend to the Memorial Day cookout this year, I’ll be sitting in my lawnchair enjoying a cool beverage and savoring every page I’m sure. Congrats on getting this done!

    • tigerwine says:

      Pat – I think this comes out on May 10 – and I know you will have already cruised through it by Memorial Day. Oh, I get it, you really don’t want to “tend to the Memorial Day cookout” this year!
      Good excuse as any – Oh, wait a minute Dunn’s book comes out later, and maybe you won’t have finished that! Rock on!

  99. historygoddess says:

    I’m so happy this is being published. Congratulations and I will be pre-ordering today!

  100. Leota2 says:

    Congrats AKM!!!
    I’ve pre-ordered three copies. One is going to a very sweet neighbor who
    doesn’t understand why people in our liberal college town don’t like the nice
    vp-candidate lady with all the children. . . .

  101. aeroentropy says:

    We were all waiting for the announcement — Congratulations!

    (check the “tags” on the Amazon listing — we’ve been busy little beavers!)

  102. GAmom says:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read the book. Hope it will be a great success.

  103. Irishgirl says:

    I ordered it yesterday – priority shipping. The shipping cost me nearly twice as much as the book and I won’t get it until the beginning of June. I don’t know if I can bear waiting that long but I guess I will have to. Well done to all of you.

    Can I just say again, I CAN’T WAIT!!! :)

  104. London Bridges says:

    With the other two books coming out, the Palin Klan has hit the trifecta!

    Also heard on NPR this morning that AZ governor has vetoed the proposed AZ birther bill. This seems odd to me unless, it was to protect a partial term governor who may have really been born in Creston, British Columbia from being tossed off the AZ Primary ballot.

    ;-)

    • Gramiam says:

      The Governor vetoed not only the “Birther” bill, but the one that allows guns on college campuses. She is just getting ahead of the curve on the Birther bill. Seems Arizona hasn’t offered the “long form” Birth certificate since 1997. They use the same one Hawaii and California uses. IMHO, Jan Brewer got an eyeful when she came to Alaska. I don’t think she plans to associate much with the Whore of Babble On.

      • Dagian says:

        “I don’t think she plans to associate much with the Whore of Babble On.”

        *snort!*

        Hey–issue Spew Alerts, would you? I almost fried my keyboard.

        *mops up*

      • A fan in CA says:

        Maybe we should just call her WOBO. A kind of shorthand like WGE.

      • Elizabeth says:

        I am so glad the bill allowing guns on campus was vetoed. Finally, the lady is showing a little sense. Love the “Whore of Babble On”. That is brilliant.

      • ks sunflower says:

        Heard that the Republican legislature in AZ may override Brewer’s veto of the birther bill because they have enough votes to do so,

        • mag the mick says:

          At this point, it appears that the AZ legislature won’t touch her veto. Maybe – just maybe – they are starting to realize that these so-called laws ain’t good for business in the state. I can scarecely believe I’m holding out hope for them, much less that I’m actually supporting Brewer in anything. We’ll see how it all unfolds. Keep your good thoughts and intentions coming in!

      • Pat in MA says:

        Thank God she vetoed the guns on campus law. What a spiffy addition to the over consumption of alcohol on college campuses THAT would have been, huh? Smart enough to realize AZ colleges could kiss all that out-of-state tuition money goodbye if that law went through. Who would be insane enough to send their kid away to college under those circumstances?

        • ks sunflower says:

          People in Kansas. Our dreadful governor, Brownback, and Sec. of State, Kobach (he of the AZ anti-immigration law) and other Republicans want to do the same. Good grief. I’ve read they even want guns in churches.

          After the Tiller assassination in Wichita, you’d think a church would be the last place anyone would want a gun – after a college campus.

          If any of you have kids or kin thinking about going to a Kansas college or university – keep an eye on what’s happening regarding gun laws here. KU draws from all over the nation, and sad to say, is not known for students’ low alcohol consumption. Don’t get me wrong – good school (I want to grad school there) but guns don’t belong on any campus, particularly one with any kind of reputation for partying.

          • Dagian says:

            “guns don’t belong on any campus, particularly one with any kind of reputation for partying.”

            Isn’t that every college campus, regardless of whether they have a reputation for partying or not? After all, they’re awash in hormones, youth, inexperience and any number of other substances. Legal or otherwise. :-)

      • The one from Hawaii looks just like what they sent for my daughter who was born in Washington state in 1982. If there is a “long” form, I’ve never seen it.

    • KateinCanada says:

      Say what? I need to defend the strange religious reputations and predelictions of Creston-born Canadians from such cutting libel. Not even from Bountiful, BC. Surely not!

    • jojobo1 says:

      Did you read parts of the bill it was too far out even for her,They wanted to see a baptismal certificate(who cares if someone is baptised or not, and a certificate of showing the person was circumcised,again who really wants to nor should know that kind of really personal stuff.IMO she was right it was poorly written and not thought out,just another way to get the massed fighting again.She also vetoed a gun rights bill because it was poorly written and wanted to let guns be in grammer schools.

  105. mary j beaulieu says:

    Congratulations!! I am so happy for you!! Finally, some truth will hit the light of day! I know this will be an excellent book, I’m going to order mine right now!!
    First, I have to put this post up on FB and have other FB friends put it in their news feeds as well! We’ll all be anxiously waiting for the book to come!
    I hope this book stays on the NYTimes bestseller list in a record breaking way!! The longest of all time!

  106. ks sunflower says:

    Hurray! Am looking forward to reading this at long last! Congratulations one and all.

  107. Forty Watt says:

    Congratulations! Mine will be mine ASAP. :D

  108. JRC says:

    Kindle ordered. :)

  109. ManxMamma says:

    Congratulations! I’m going to order now!

  110. Ripley in CT says:

    Yay… clapping wildly.

  111. merrycricket says:

    Ordered! I can’t wait! By May, flowers will be blooming and I can spend my free time reading in my yard. Thanks AK for being a part of exposing the truth to Americans. Soon we can put the nightmare of Palin as president to rest. You have done a national service.

    • Rocket says:

      Palin: Quitter. Liar. Hypocrite. Coward. Incompetent. FRAUD.

      Sarah Palin is the biggest hoax in US political history.

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