Sarah Palin Scored $1.25 Million For Book Deal

Oct. 28 2009, Updated 6:05 a.m. ET

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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.

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"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."

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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.

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