Why Nobody Should Be Worried About Frank Bailey’s Hilarious Manuscript/Open Thread
Right now, it’s around 1:00 PM in Alaska and thus far, not one person in the Alaska media or anyone with access to Frank Bailey’s hilarious manuscript has cited one passage from Frank Bailey that is damaging and substantiated. Bailey claims to have thousands of e-mails from Governor Palin that supposedly substantiate the charges that he levels against her in the manuscript but the Alaska media that has access to the manuscript has failed to cite even one damaging e-mail.
However, the most interesting passage that the Alaska media has cited makes it clear what Bailey is trying to sell:
Nobody needed to be told what to do; we understood Sarah’s silent mandate to do something now.
In other words, Bailey will likely concede that Governor Palin rarely authorized the actions that he supposedly regrets taking. But in order for him to make money off of the manuscript, Bailey then has to rely upon the fanciful claim that Palin’s silence was somehow code for authorization. Essentially what Bailey will end up arguing is that Palin is somehow responsible for his actions, even though she rarely authorized him to take such actions, because she didn’t stop him from taking actions that she rarely authorized.
Bailey appears to be desperate enough to write anything for money. The question is whether an actual publisher will be desperate enough to give him money for essentially accusing Governor Palin of staying silent about acts she did not authorize.