In a piece at American Thinker, Steve Flesher discusses the dismal sales performance of the Dunn and Devon/Bailey books. These latest pathetic attempts by the Left to torpedo Governor Palin are predictably failing big time, and have already been relegated to the back burner despite an enormous effort by the mainstream media to legitimize these pieces of fiction as accurate or newsworthy. They’re neither, of course, and the public has figured this out far sooner than Dunn or Devon and Bailey had counted on.
Sarah Palin is back in the news! She has announced an east-coast bus tour, has reportedly purchased a new $1.7M crib in Scottsdale, AZ., and her $1M self-authorized and approved documentary titled The Undefeated is set to hit Iowa next month followed by New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada before being released to the rest of the nation.
Considering all, it would seem to be an almost-perfect climate for Palin’s opponents to launch full-blown attacks on her credibility as well as her record. However; two highly-anticipated books which promised to expose Palin as a fly-by-night politician on a mission to serve herself were released this month, and seem to have fallen short in public interest.
Palin-flamethrower, Geoffrey Dunn of the Huffington Post released The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power May 10th and Frank Bailey, former Aide to Palin, teamed up with Palin-critic Jeanne Devon to release Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years on May 24th. Ardent opponents of Sarah Palin have been highly-anticipating these books which promised to tear down Palin’s public image for the long-term.
Interestingly, Geoffrey Dunn’s book has not even hit Amazon’s top-100 list since its release; and after a week of media coverage including appearances on NBC, ABC’s The View, Fox News, CNN, and many more, Frank Bailey’s “memoir” disappointingly debuted at #40 and has already fallen to #75.
One thing is sure for Palin as she moves toward making her 2012 decision. She enjoys the luxury of knowing she has been thoroughly vetted and scrutinized for the last two years. While anti-Palin readers have lined their ammunition up one year before a presidential campaign, her supporters are left wondering who is left in Alaska to interview. Because on the basis of Geoffrey Dunn’s and Frank Bailey’s accompanying Palin-bombs, what they’ve come up with so far doesn’t seem to be effectively distinguishing the grassroots energy Sarah Palin has uniquely created and maintained.