Biographer Says Palin Not Dumb

Former aide Frank Bailey says that Sarah Palin's failure during the Katie Couric interview was inexplicable to those who knew her in Alaska. "She is a voracious reader," says the author of "Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years.”

Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin,” his political kiss-and-tell based on more than 50,000 Yahoo account e-mails that he wrote or received as a campaign and administration staffer, Bailey paints a portrait of an erratic, vindictive, unethical politician. Palin emerges as a woman far more interested in power, fame and fortune than in the day-to-day grind of governing.