Add Sarah Palin to the list of politicians-turned-millionaires. In a disclosure statement released today in Alaska, she reported receiving at least $1.25 million from HarperCollins for her memoir before resigning as governor. The book, "Going Rogue," is scheduled for a Nov. 17 release. According to an AP report, the disclosure statement covers the period from Jan. 1 to July 27, so her payout could be even bigger.

Hey, I don't blame Palin for cashing in. A long list of politicians, advisers and relatives -- Democrats and Republicans -- have done the same thing. And why not take a break from all those annoying gubernatorial news conferences, legislative hearings and favor-seekers to concentrate on the book -- especially when the payoff is so great.

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