Jan Brewer's Writing a Book -- and a Sarah-Palin-Sympathizing Ghost Writer's Helping Her Do it
By now, you've probably heard that Governor Jan Brewer is
having someone write writing her memoirs to be released by Harper Collins this fall. What you probably haven't heard is that she's having someone who did "important work" on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's book help out.
The book is titled "Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America's Border" (a little self-serving, we know, which is why New Times came up with its own title for Jan's book, as well as a complete table of contents, which you can see here), and she's been paired with conservative political writer Jessica Gavora, who almost certainly will do the majority of the heavy lifting.
Gavora and Palin go way back. On her Facebook page, Gavora boasts that "she grew up in Fairbanks where she played high school basketball against future Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin."
She even helped Palin pen her own memoirs, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag.
In addition to her work on Palin's memoirs, Gavora's written her own book,Tilting the Playing Field: Schools, Sports, Sex and Title IX,' and is a former chief speechwriter for John Ashcroft, Attorney General under George W. Bush.
Brewer's book is pimped by the publisher as the tale of "America's toughest governor" in a state and country "under siege'' by a "dysfunctional'' federal government that has failed to protect its citizens and "a national political movement that cynically depends on uncontrolled illegal immigration to realize its vision of a transformed America.''
We'll definitely be coughing up the $26.99 to get our hands on a copy -- our grill's not gonna light itself.
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