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May 13th, 2009
05:25 PM ET

Palin's deal crafted by book agent to the political stars

Program Note: Tune in tonight for more on Sarah Palin's book deal on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

Sean Cockerham
Anchorage Daily News

Robert Barnett, the Washington D.C. lawyer who negotiated Gov. Sarah Palin’s book deal, hasn’t always been in Palin’s corner.

Barnett is an ardent Democrat who helped Hillary Clinton prepare for 23 primary debates and then said he supported Barack Obama "with all my energy" after Clinton dropped out of the race.

But as a powerhouse in the publishing world he's represented clients of extremely varied political stripes including Obama, Oliver North, Bill Clinton, Lynne Cheney Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bob Woodward, Tim Russert, George Will, Art Buchwald, William Bennett, Tony Blair and Queen Noor of Jordan.

Barnett is a partner at Williams and Connolly, the Washington firm that also represents former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens in his criminal case.

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  1. Cindy

    I say more power to Palin! Everyone else writes books and tells all so why can't she!? Is someone scared she'll tell something that they lied about or what?

    Cindy..Ga.

    May 13, 2009 at 5:30 pm |