Gabriel Sherman says, she’s all about the Benjamin’s. image

And, whatever one thinks of her intelligence, she was more than shrewd  enough to see that there was money to be made on her newfound national profile, and she hadn’t been the one making it—this was her particular American resentment. The tabloid-media culture began cashing in on the Palin-family drama ever since her pregnant 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, and boyfriend Levi Johnston stepped on the Xcel Energy Center stage at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. On multiple occasions, Palin complained to campaign aides about Kaylene Johnson, an Alaska journalist, who had just published a book about her. “I can’t believe that woman is making so much money off my name,” Palin said.

Greed, deceit, sex. She’s an Alaskan Gossip Girl. Just keep her away from the button and I think we’ll do just fine.