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Quitting her job as governor of Alaska in the middle of her elected term was the most lucrative decision Sarah Palin ever made; who needs actual responsibility when she can haul in the dough by tossing red meat to the rubes? Sarah Palin Has Earned An Estimated $12 Million Since July.

The actual number is probably much higher, but is hard to quantify because Palin does not publicize her earnings. She reputedly got a $7 million deal for her first book, with the bulk of that money due after her resignation as governor, and will earn about $250,000 per episode, according to the web site The Daily Beast, for each of eight episodes of a reality show about Alaska for the The Learning Channel. She has managed to keep a lid on reliable figures for her earnings from a multi-year contract with Fox News and a second book deal with HarperCollins.

A Palin aide responding to questions from ABC News said the governor “is now a private citizen. As a result, her fees and earnings are private.”

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