Who needs the governorship of Alaska when you have an eight-figure book deal. In a disclosure statement released Tuesday regarding Sarah Palin's finances during the time of her resignation, a $1.25 million figure was described as her "retainer" which many take as advance compensation for her upcoming memoir.
"The Governor has complied with Alaska disclosure law by her filing," her spokeswoman Meg Stapleton said in an e-mail Tuesday. "Now, as a private citizen, her business dealings, including her publishing agreement, are confidential."
The former vice presidential candidate can expect more future paydays: her book Going Rogue went to number one on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble's website after her publisher announced it would move the release date to November 17.