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Palin aide’s tell-all book: Sarah Palin was in it for the money, ran late a lot

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It's hard when a hero lets you down, especially when that hero is Sarah Palin. Frank Bailey, former Sarah Palin aide and soon-to-be-published author knows of this heartache and rather than continue to cry about, he's decided to do something productive: write a tell-all book about his three year stint as a Palin employee and the misadventures that ensued. It won't come as a shock to anyone that Bailey's got quite a lot to get off his chest — and it's not good stuff.

Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years comes out tomorrow, with the majority of the content taken directly from Bailey's e-mail exchanges with Palin. If this sounds vaguely unethical, that's because it is. Public officials cannot legally use information gained during their tenure for personal gain unless the state has already released said information. The e-mails Bailey used have yet to released to the public, but his attorney is claiming that Bailey took "great care" to make sure everything was kosher before they went to press.

So, what were in those e-mails? Apparently a lot of Palin saying she'd be somewhere (like a rally in California for a law that would require minors to get parental consent in order to obtain an abortion) and then just not showing up. There was also that time in February 2009, seven months before Palin resigned as governor, that she told Bailey she would "quit tomorrow" if she could. 

It's obviously not breaking news that Palin is a flawed lady. The woman spent hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars on a new wardrobe and had a reality TV show. What's really weird is that, despite it all, Bailey held out hope. Even now, all he's saying is that he's mainly upset about Palin's wasted potential, rather than all the hell she put him through. Wow. "Blind Allegiance" indeed.