DBN here. Okay, let’s get this out of the way. I am not a Sarah Palin fan. I would not vote for her if she was the last person on Earth. However I am somewhat troubled by a book that’s due to come out on September 20 next week. Joe McGinniss has written an unauthorized biography about Ms. Palin that does not make her look too good. The book’s title is ‘The Rogue- Searching for the Real Sarah Palin’.
Excerts of Mr. McGinniss’ book have been making the rounds on the internet. The comic strip ‘Doonesbury’ has been reading a few lines from the book for the past week. Now, myself I don’t know if I will ever read the book. I didn’t read Ms. Palin’s ‘Going Rogue’ book. However the sense I getting is that some of the allegations may have some truth to it.
Understand Mr. McGinniss is no fly by night hack author. He wrote the book ‘The Selling of the President’ about the 1968 Presidential campaign of Richard Nixon. In 1983 also wrote ‘Fatal Vision’ about the Jeffrey McDonald murder case. Both books were best sellers, so we have a person of literary note. Mr. McGinniss is also the same person who rented some property next the Palin’s property to start research on his book. That didn’t make Ms. Palin too happy.
I could understand that Ms. Palin didn’t want some out of town reporter snooping around for dirt on the former governor and vice presidential nominee. Who does? Of course be aware that Ms. Palin and her husband Todd did not give any statement to Mr. McGinniss for his book.
But looking at this it makes you wonder if any of this is true or not. I feel amusement and at the same time troubled. One of the episodes mention is the encounter with former NBA star Glen Rice. According to the book Sarah and Glen had an intimate night together. (I’ll leave it up to your imagination). Mr. Rice did acknowledge having that encounter and call her “respectful” and “a sweetheart” ( his words supposely). From the book it mentions that “Sarah and her sister had a fetish for black guys”. That’s interesting.
Now as I understand, Ms. Palin history race relations is nothing to crow about. A article written by Earl Ofari Hutchinson that appeared in New America Media dated September 23, 2008 mentions a meeting between Gwen Alexander and at the time Governor Palin. Ms. Alexander at the time was the President of the African-American Society of Alaska. The meeting on April 29, 2008 took place for Ms. Alexander to voice a concern about minority hiring in Alaska. According to Ms. Alexander, Ms. Palin said she didn’t have to hire blacks and had no intention of doing so. This is a charge that Ms. Palin and her staff denies. But think of the implications. Remember, this was before John McCain tapped her for the VP job. Also, you can’t forget that in 2010, Ms. Palin came out in support of Dr. Laura Schesinger after the Doctor said the n-word multiple times on her radio show. That is surprising considering that she did an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2009. I’m amused at this because Glen Rice is African American. It just makes you wonder.
As an observer, the one thing I did notice and noticed it since she come into the national spotlight is Sarah Palin is very thin-skinned. If somebody critizes her, she does not take it well. Just look at the interview she gave Katie Couric. The book seems to reenforce that.
If the book is true then Joe McGinniss has done a good thing. If the book is false, then Sarah Palin has to come out swinging and denouce it as lies. (At this point, hubby, Todd Palin has just done that). Also Mr. McGinniss has already appeared on the ‘Today Show’. I checked it out, Joe McGinniss is nobody’s fool.
I take it with a grain of salt whenever I hear an unauthorized biography of some person of note. Why do they do it? To make a quick buck? Sometimes there’s something to it. But here we have a person that has the potential to be the next President of the United States. Once in office, that person is given license to screw around with the lives of the citizens. It could positive or it could be negative. I’ll leave it up to you to decide.
DBN HAS SPOKEN