Sarah Palin is being paid $11 million dollars to (co-)write a book about her life.
And the world just keeps getting more twisted...
I think the idea goes like this: Sarah knows she can bank on her (extremely disturbing) celebrity and build her power up that way, one delusional, Neptunian-Kool-Aid-sippin' American at a time. She can also "fundraise" this way with paid appearances around the country.
And this is much easier than actually, you know, performing a real role of public service like Governor.
My feeling is that this is the "effecting change from outside government" she's talking about.