Palin Writing Christmas Book Encouraging 'Defense of Our Faith'

The former governor is keeping a high profile after ending her Fox News gig.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during a Republican Party of Florida fundraising event, Nov. 3, 2011.
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Sarah Palin is back. The former Alaska governor made famous as the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee announced Tuesday she is writing a new book.

The book, titled "A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas," will be "thought provoking" and encourage readers to consider "what is possible when we unite in defense of our faith and ignore the politically correct Scrooges who would rather take Christ out of Christmas," according to a Palin statement quoted by USA Today.

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HarperCollins is publishing the book, which will be out this November. Palin's wildly successful 2009 book "Going Rogue" sold 300,000 copies during its first day on sale, The Daily Beast reported. Her 2010 book "America by Heart" was also a commercial success.

The book announcement comes two months after Palin declined to extend her contract with Fox News, where she had been regularly appearing as a paid commentator for two years.

Palin resigned as governor of Alaska in July 2009, claiming that political opponents had made it impossible for her to govern by making frivolous ethics charges.

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In addition to the new book, Palin is speaking this week at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Palin's time slot—at 16 minutes—is longer than any other prominent Republican's allotted time, with the exception of keynote speaker Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, The Atlantic notes.

The website Conservatives4Palin.com, which became a sounding board for Palin supporters during her time in the sun, was filled with chatter about the book. One commentator was pleased with the book's topic, writing about President Barack Obama, "This wanna-be dictator and the radical left are running a full throttle attack on Christianity so I'm not surprised."

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