Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) may be shopping for a book deal, and has retained a Washington attorney with experience in negotiating such contracts to represent her.

Palin has hired attorney Robert Barnett, possibly to negotiate a book deal, though the attorney has experience in TV deals as well, The Hollywood Reporter reported Thursday.

The D.C. attorney's profile at law firm Williams & Connolly bills him as "one of the premier authors' representatives in the world" whose clients have included President Obama, former President Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, and a host of other politicians.

Barnett, who has been involved in a number of Democratic campaigns, has also represented a number of television personalities, such as NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams and CNN chief medical correspondent (and rumored Surgeon General pick) Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

The Reporter story also said that Palin, who is eligible to run for a second term as governor of Alaska in 2010, may be a candidate for a TV show.