Troopergate figure has Palin book coming, too

Anchorage Daily NewsOctober 22, 2009 

Frank Bailey is jumping on the Sarah Palin book bandwagon with his own upcoming tome entitled: "Renegade: Sarah Palin's Hatchet Man."

For those who don't remember Frank Bailey, he was the "Troopergate" figure who was Palin's close aide and director of boards and commissions.

He's best known for calling a state trooper lieutenant and complaining about trooper Mike Wooten (Palin's ex-brother-in-law), saying Palin and her husband couldn't understand why Wooten still had a job.

Bailey also was the subject of a separate ethics investigation into whether improper influence was used to win a state job for a Palin campaign supporter. Bailey had an "improper motivation" to get the supporter a job, concluded investigator Tim Petumenos, who recommended Bailey get ethics training.

Bailey is writing the book with two co-authors, Joy Morgan and her daughter, Christiana Grace. Both are public relations pros who live in Southern California. Grace apparently met Bailey in college and they've remained friends.

The Web site for the book describes it as being "from the unique perspective of one of Palin's three inner circle."

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