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Congratulations, Sarah Palin

On Jan. 26, I wrote this:

Clark Stooksbury at The American Conservative suggests me (tongue-in-cheek) as ghost-writer for Sarah Palin’s $11 million book. Actually, I’d think my Donkey Cons co-author Lynn Vincent might be ideal for the job, since she’s already co-authored the bestseller Same Kind of Different As Me.

The Associated Press reported yesterday:

Sarah Palin has picked a collaborator for her memoir.
A spokeswoman for SarahPAC, the Alaska governor’s political action committee, says that Palin has selected Lynn Vincent, an author and features editor for World magazine, a conservative Christian publication. Palin’s book, currently untitled, is scheduled for release next year by HarperCollins.

You can read more about Lynn Vincent at World. She is a very experienced writer and editor who is also an exceptional manager. Donkey Cons was Lynn’s idea. She recruited me to the project and then we suffered through “publishing hell,” as the proposal was accepted, then delayed, and then approved with an ultra-tight deadline.

The book was a difficult project in part because Lynn lives in San Diego and I live in the D.C. area, so that all our collaboration had to be conducted via e-mail and phone. Lynn has praised the contributions of my “encyclopedic knowledge” of political history to Donkey Cons, but it was her really aptitude for planning and organization that made it possible.

Sarah Palin has picked the perfect collaborator for this project. She and Lynn are almost the same age, for example. Both of them are evangelical Christians, and both are very down-to-earth people. Here’s some video of Lynn speaking to students at a Young America’s Foundation conference:

Congratulations, Governor. If you didn’t hire the best writer in the business, at least Lynn is very close to the best writer in the business. She’s also got an excellent sense of humor

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