Former aide accuses Palin of breaching state election law in 2006 gubernatorial campaign

February 21st, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Sarah Palin Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): A leaked manuscript by one of Sarah Palin’s closest former aides has revealed that Palin had broken the state election law in her 2006 gubernatorial campaign, and added that the former Alaska Governor had sent him a message saying “I hate this damn job” before resigning.

Frank Bailey’s unpublished book titled “In Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of our Tumultuous Years,” which was earlier leaked to the media and widely circulated, has claimed that Palin had written to Bailey complaining about her job as Alaska’s governor before her resignation in July 2009, less than three years into her four-year term, the New York Daily News reports.

Bailey, a political insider who had joined Palin’s 2006 campaign for Governor and became part of her inner circle, wrote in his book that he, and the book’s co-authors, Ken Morris and Jeanne Devon, have used 60,000 e-mails he sent or received while working for Palin, to compile the manuscript.

Although Bailey praised Palin saying she had “God’s blessing and people’s love and faith”, he also said that their team tried to harm and even destroy opponent’s reputation.

“We set our sights and went after opponents in coordinated attacks, utilizing what we called “Fox News surrogates,” friendly blogs, ghost-written op-eds, media opinion polls (that we often rigged), letters to editors, and carefully edited speeches,” Bailey wrote.

One chapter even states that Palin broke election law by coordinating with the Republican Governors Association during her 2006 campaign for governor. State candidates cannot team up with ’soft-money groups’ like the Republican Governors Association, which paid for TV commercials and mailers in Alaska during the election in a purported “independent” effort, the paper said.

A spokeswoman for Palin’s political action committee, Pam Pryor, however said she doubts that Palin would “respond to this kind of untruth.” (ANI)

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