Sarah Palin has been accused of creating a fake Facebook account to post supportive comments on her main page at the social networking site.
The second profile was registered to a Gmail account found in a list of Sarah Palin's personal email addresses which appeared in the leaked manuscript of a warts-and-all memoir by Palin's former aide as Alaska governor, Frank Bailey.
News blog Wonkette searched Facebook for an account matching the address, and unearthed "Lou Sarah" - Palin's middle name is Louise - a profile devoted to posting praise and 'Likes' for content posted on the former vice-presidential hopeful's 'real' page, even adding her own 'amen' to a comment she'd posted herself.
The manuscript of Bailey's account, 'In Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of our Tumultuous Years', first appeared on the internet last Friday.
In the leaked 500-page document, the former chief of staff characterises Palin as paranoid and obsessive, and alleges that she broke state electoral laws by accepting money from the Republican Governors Association during her 2006 gubernatorial campaign.
The manuscript begins with an email message from Palin saying "I hate this damn job", shortly before she resigned as Alaska's governor in July 2009, less than three years into her four-year term
Bailey's agent, Carol Mann of the Mann agency in New York, confirmed the document's authenticity in a roundabout way, saying in a statement: "It is not a finished draft and there isn't a pub date yet!"
Palin has so far failed to respond to any of the allegations.