Is there a wild woman wrapped up in that neat-as-a-pin exterior of politician and reality television star Sarah Palin? Joe McGinniss' new book The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin seems to suggest there is.
According to McGinniss, Sarah Palin's not quite as against extramarital sex as she'd like the nation to believe. In fact, McGinniss says about nine months before wedding Todd in 1987, Palin had a one-night stand with future NBA star Glen Rice. Palin, apparently, was a sports reporter at the time.
Hubba hubba! She definitely could have done worse for herself. No disrespect, Mrs. Rice, and we're sure you agree.
But wait! There's more. (Isn't there always?)
Supposedly Palin had an affair with her husband's best friend, and was seen snorting coke of an oil drum while snowmobiling. She and Todd, says McGinniss, had an experimental fling with coke. Todd Palin says the book “is full of disgusting lies, innuendo, and smears.” But we don’t see anyone suing.
The controversial book has already managed to get a series of Doonesbury strips banned from Chicago Tribune, Newsday and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a move that garnered criticism from the book's author.
“Major newspapers in Chicago, New York, and Atlanta refuse to run—for a full week or more—a comic strip that refers to excerpts from a book that dares to criticize a woman who once ran for vice president and then quit as governor of her state and has subsequently made millions of dollars by doing reality shows and appearing as a highly-paid political commentator on a right-wing TV channel?” McGinniss wrote on his blog. We couldn't help but chuckle at the names of his two (alleged) staff members.