A former Palin aide is making waves in the Christian political community after releasing a tell-all memoire of his experiences with the ex-governor. Frank Bailey figured prominently in the scandal over the firing of Palin’s ex-brother-in-law — allegedly in retribution for divorcing Palin’s sister. He was an aide from 2005 – 2009, when Palin left the governor’s mansion.
The Christian Post reports that the book paints an unflattering portrait of Governor Palin and her transformation from a “fresh faced” candidate to a manipulator and outright liar:
He turned his career with Palin into an idol and began to do things such as bashing candidates with made-up blog names and manipulating online polls in Palin’s favor… According to Bailey, Palin was aware of what he was doing and even sent him the polls so that he could rig them. Palin also did things that were illegal and dishonest, he claimed.
Aside from his admitted fraudulent political activity, Bailey admits to sins closer to home:
However, as Palin began to garner media attention, he began neglecting his wife and children to devote himself to her political career. “I shed all of my family commitment and everything to basically put to this one person I basically put on a pedestal,” he said.
- Frank Bailey, Former Sarah Palin Staff Member, Shreds Her in Tell-All Book (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- You betcha: Ex-Sarah Palin aide spins 60,000 emails into juicy new tell-all book (VIDEO) (sfgate.com)
- The Personal Viciousness Of Sarah Palin (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
- Frank Bailey Speaks Out On Tell-All Book About Sarah Palin (huffingtonpost.com)