03/17/2011 08:54 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rebecca Mansour, Sarah Palin Adviser, Plays Key Role Behind The Scenes

The pair hit it off. Mansour helped Palin with research on her score-settling bestseller, and a few months later, Palin offered Mansour a job with SarahPAC, Palin's political operation. She would write speeches and help Palin craft messages that would bypass the traditional media (the "lamestream media" in Palinspeak) and target Palin's Facebook fans and Twitter followers, which now number 2.7 million and 428,000, respectively.

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