Sarah Palin allegedly wrote fake letters to the editor

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Sarah Palin aide Frank Bailey's upcoming tell-all book makes some claims that don't exactly surprise us. Bailey alleges that Palin wrote letters praising herself and her politics to multiple editors of Alaskan newspapers and signed them using her supporters names. Smooth, Palin, real smooth.

It's amazing readers never caught on, as the alleged letters reek of the self-congratulatory cheerleading and folksy pandering that characterized most of her ill-fated vice-presidential campaign. Here's a sample one:

Dear Editor,

It's been a pleasure watching our life-long Alaskan gal, Sarah Palin, campaign for governor these past six months. I am impressed with her leadership skills, experience, ethics, and energy. And I'm most impressed with how she communicates her message that is connecting with so many Alaskans. Sarah tells it like it is and is obviously not your typical politician. She doesn't just go with the flow or test the waters with political polls before taking action. It's clear Sarah is committed to just doing the right thing, even if her Republican Party bosses try to punish her for it.

At any rate, they were clearly ineffectual. I mean, who reads newspapers anymore anyway?