Sarah Palin is returning the favor after Adele credited her success in the U.S. to the former Alaska governor

By Tierney McAfee
Updated November 20, 2015 06:10 PM
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After the singer credited her success in the U.S. to the former Alaska governor during an upcoming BBC One special, Palin returned the favor by sending Adele a signed copy of her new book, Sweet Freedom.

But it’s what’s on the inside that counts. On the first page of her book, Palin wrote Adele a gushing thank-you note that’s packed with song title puns. It reads:

“Adele, You look so great! So beautiful! So Rumor Has It you recently threw me some credit for your amazing success – very kind coming from Someone Like You! Congrats on motherhood. Keep Setting Fire to the Rain.

Love, your fan Sarah Palin”

By the way, if you’re still scratching your head over how the former vice presidential candidate had anything to do with Adele skyrocketing to superstardom in the states, here’s how the singer explained it to BBC One:

“The week I was doing Saturday Night Live, it was meant to be a normal week but the week after, Sarah Palin was supposed to do it,” Adele said of her 2008 SNL appearance.

“Because something came up in the campaign, she came and did the week I was doing it with Josh Brolin. So it was one of the most watched SNLs ever, and then it was two weeks before the Grammy ballot, which is when people decide what songs they want to maybe nominate, so, like, literally the stars aligned for me,” she continued.

After her SNL appearance, Adele’s album 19 instantly shot to No. 1 on iTunes, she was nominated for four Grammys and won two – and the rest is musical history.

“All thanks to Sarah Palin,” Adele said.