The GOP just can’t get it together. As another week in “who’s going to be the Republican party’s star candidate in the upcoming election” news begins, potential scandal could keep a certain someone from running. Can you guess who it may be? Sarah Palin! Surprised? We aren’t either, especially since she can’t keep herself or her family, along with their issues, out of the tabloids and scandalous headlines. And the plot continues to thicken now that one of Palin’s former aides is set to release his tell-all “Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years.” The former aide and author of the book, Frank Bailey, worked with Palin during her gubernatorial campaign in Alaska and ended his tenure with her after her Vice Presidential run in 2009. And apparently, Baliey is putting her on full blast with hundreds of thousands of e-mails to credit his memoir.
“In 2009 I had the sense if she made it to the White House and I had stayed silent, I could never forgive myself,” Frank Bailey told The Associated Press.
The state has yet to release thousands of emails that Palin sent and received during her 2 ½ years as governor. Bailey’s attorney has said Bailey took “great care” to ensure his writings were consistent with legal requirements.
Billed as the first Palin book by a former aide, “Blind Allegiance” bolsters the perception of Palin as self-serving, while casting Bailey as her enforcer — willing to do the dirty work, no questions asked.
Bailey became a footnote in Alaska political history by getting embroiled in an investigation of Palin’s firing of her police commissioner over allegations the commissioner wouldn’t fire trooper Mike Wooten, who’d had a bitter divorce with Palin’s sister. Bailey was caught on tape questioning a state trooper official about why Wooten was still employed.
Bailey said the final straw for him came in the summer of 2009, when Palin didn’t attend a rally he believed she’d repeatedly agreed to attend, for supporters of a voter initiative to require minors get parental consent for an abortion. This came after a string of cancellations, including one before a Republican women’s group at the Ronald Reagan Library in California. Her aides claimed no one had committed to this well-publicized event.
“Getting Sarah to meetings and events was like nailing Jell-O to a tree,” Bailey wrote. On the campaign trail and as governor, Sarah went through at least ten schedulers, with few lasting more than months. Nobody wanted the job because Sarah might fail to honor, at the last minute, the smallest commitments, and making excuses for her became a painful burden.”
Uh-oh! Let’s see how the maverick can get herself out of this one. Because if she goes through with her bid, she’s going to have to venture outside of her comfort zone called Fox News and we all know other news networks are going to go in on her a*s. Sounds like this book might put the “fire in her belly” for presidency out for good.