Liz Smith, on Sarah Palin's possible $7 million book deal:
I really don't want to write the fol lowing item, but it's happening, so who am I to quibble? The hottest thing going in the fairly supine and dormant book publishing world is the ongoing question of the memoir, autobiography, or what have you yet to come from Alaska's governor, Sarah Palin.
The governor is said to now be seeking a hot, hot, hot agent to handle the onslaught of proposals asking her to write her own story in her own way. Rumor has it she could get $7 million for such a book if she could produce same! (I didn't know anybody could get $7 million for anything anymore, unless they ask Uncle Sam.)
What could Sarah Palin, age 44, write of a life still so young? Anything she damn well wants to write. The public, it seems, is just waiting to lap it all up like that finger-lickin' moose stew.
Gosh, such a tough question. I mean, just because she's been a business owner, mayor, governor of the largest state, popular vice presidential candidate, villain of the Left, mother of five, including a Downs Syndrome child. Nah, nothing there to write about. Not like a guy who did drugs, was a "community organizer," used the Chicago Way to get into politics, voted "present" a million times, ran a vapid election campaign and managed to be elected president.