New York, Nov 10 : Alaska governor Sarah Palin may have not become the U.S. vice president, but it looks like she has won hearts of talent scouts and literary agents, who are scrambling to sign her to multimillion-dollar contracts.
West Coast PR man Hal Lifson said that CAA, ICM, William Morris, Paradigm and other agencies "smell books, talk shows and commentary for Fox and CNN" are lined up for Palin.
"There are several of our imprints who are eager to talk to Governor Palin. She clearly has a constituency and we know books by conservatively-centered politicos usually sell very, very well," the New York Post quoted Random House spokesman Stuart Applebaum, as saying.
Public-relations powerhouse Howard Rubenstein said, "She's poised to make a ton of money."
However, he warned, "She ought to keep an eye on what her goals are for 2012. If she plays a game and looks foolish, if she sounds like she doesn't know what she's talking about - like saying Africa is a country - she may talk herself out of a political job."
Linda Mann, president of Mann Media, which books celebrities and fashionistas for TV, said: "Her buzz is incredible. She has car-wreck appeal. You're compelled to watch, hoping she'll say the dumbest things possible. I'd propose a show combining her love of fashion and lack of brainpower - 'Project Dumbway.' "