Palin aide Frank Bailey's tell-all book alleges that the Mama Grizzly wrote letters to the editors of Alaska newspapers praising herself, then submitted them using supporters names. A sample from one:

Dear Editor,

It's been a pleasure watching our life-long Alaskan gal, Sarah Palin, campaign for governor these past six months. I am impressed with her leadership skills, experience, ethics, and energy. And I'm most impressed with how she communicates her message that is connecting with so many Alaskans. Sarah tells it like it is and is obviously not your typical politician. She doesn't just go with the flow or test the waters with political polls before taking action. It's clear Sarah is committed to just doing the right thing, even if her Republican Party bosses try to punish her for it.

Based on the diction here, we really doubt she was fooling anyone.