Three articles from the Alaska Dispatch:
It seems Frank Bailey, the right hand man to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has decided to take a little bit of the former governor's advice; he's reloading instead of retreating.
In a previewed manuscript entitled, "Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin," Bailey uses his inside knowledge and access to private e-mails between inner-circle members to finally come clean about all of those Palin controversies.
From the 2006 gubernatorial campaign and Troopergate, to life back in Juneau after her loss with John McCain in 2008, Bailey's book contains non-stop revelations about the twisted and vindictive life of Sarah and Todd Palin that is an absolute page turner.
Even before an ex-aide to former Gov. Sarah Palin had sold his memoir, the book -- "Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years" -- has now been leaked to the media, including to a reporter at Alaska Dispatch on Thursday night.
"Blind Allegiance" is the story of Palin aide and confidant Frank Bailey's time spent working for the governor, from when she announced she was running for governor until her abrupt resignation in 2009. Heavily relying on e-mails between Bailey, Sarah and ex-First Dude Todd Palin, his memoir begins near the end of Palin's governorship with the following line:
On April 28, 2009, Sarah wrote a simple, but frequently repeated message: I hate this damn job...
Among other things, the book alleges illegal coordination between Palin and the Republican Governors Association during her 2006 governor's race, something that she denied at the time. Although Bailey knew that such coordination violated campaign laws, he writes:
As far as dealing with a guilty conscience, I'd suffer that collateral damage in silence, not daring to even discuss this with my wife.
The book ends with the following epiphany:
I will never, ever, surrender blind allegiance to anyone again, save God and family.
In 2006, Sarah Palin's political rivals accused her campaign of breaking the law by coordinating a campaign ad with the Republican Governor's Association that independently opposed the election of Democrat Tony Knowles. Complaints were filed with the state campaign finance agency but no violation was ever proved.
Now, Frank Bailey, a top Palin campaign aide, says the coordinated effort did happen and that although he resisted what he thought to be an illegal activity, others on the staff went along with it and that Palin herself participated in an anti-Knowles TV spot paid for by the RGA.