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Dad: Palin is off writing her book

Jim Palin, left, father of Todd Palin; Chuck Heath, center, father of Sarah Palin, and Vaughn Ward, right, an Idaho Republican congressional candidate discuss politics during a stop in Caldwell, Idaho, in which the two dads were campaigning for Ward. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
Jim Palin, left, father of Todd Palin; Chuck Heath, center, father of Sarah Palin, and Vaughn Ward, right, an Idaho Republican congressional candidate discuss politics during a stop in Caldwell, Idaho, in which the two dads were campaigning for Ward. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

While the national media wonders what Sarah Palin’s doing and what she’ll do next, she’s holed up working on her book, her dad said today. “Sarah’s been out of town for almost a month now,” said Chuck Heath, who is on a campaign swing through Idaho for GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward. “I don’t know exactly where she is, but she’s writing her book. She e-mails me quite frequently. She asks, ‘Oh, what happened on June 13, 1978?’ This is material for her book.”

Palin, the former Alaska governor whose turn as John McCain’s running mate last year made her a much-watched political figure, signed a book deal in May with HarperCollins. Her e-mails to her dad, he said, have asked about “trivial things like maybe a basketball game, ‘How many points did I score here?’ ‘When did we go to the Boston Marathon?’ … Mainly sports.” She’s made no public appearances since she resigned as governor of Alaska on July 26. You can read my full story here at spokesman.com.



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