Palin Hires Superagent for Book, TV Deal

Alaska guv enlists superstar attorney
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2009 9:41 AM CST
In this Nov. 4, 2008 file photo, Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, is seen on stage during an election night rally in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin was notably absent from the capital during the inauguration but she's been busy hiring high-profile DC attorney Robert Barnett to help her score a book deal. Barnett is known for brokering a book for Barack Obama, as well as both Bill and Hillary Clinton, and he is now shopping one on the 2008 campaign by Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, says the Hollywood Reporter.

Speculation continues to mount that the photogenic Palin, who was once a TV sports reporter, could have a future in TV news. Barnett has also worked on TV deals for top news anchors and reporters, including Christiane Amanpour and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.