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Palin's New Get-Rich-Quick Plan: "Write" a Book

Ghostwritten memoirs probably fetched millions from big-name publisher

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    Mom, governor, failed vice presidential candidate and now "author."

    Finally, we have word on the "memoir" that somebody is going to write for Sarah Palin!

    Sarah Palin, you remember her, right? She became a pop-cultural phenomenon when she ran for vice president -- and inspired millions with her God-given talent for separating Republicans from their cash and turning that cash into clothes that ended up sitting around in trash bags somewhere for "charity."

    Gov. Palin's ghostwriter will reveal all of her handy how-to tips and more in her autobiography, due out next spring. HarperCollins will pay Palin an unnamed sum -- possibly millions -- for the privilege of publishing this book. How much will the actual writer get? Probably a few bowls of moose stew and a swift kick in the pants.

    News reports this winter suggested Palin was pursuing an $11 million advance. She called that figure "laughable" in January but has never provided another. Palin has said she would give a portion of any money she makes from a book to charities, although she hasn't decided how much or which ones.

    She says this book, which will discuss her teenage daughter's pregnancy and other exciting political topics "is going be a good opportunity for them, too, because there have been so many misperceptions out there about who we are and what we believe in, and I'm excited to get to put my journalism degree to work and tell my story as it relates to my family."

    This will be the hardest-hitting piece of nonfiction out of the Republican party since My Dad, John McCain.

    Sara K. Smith writes for NBC and Wonkette when she isn't working on her memoirs.