Some juuuicy details from Joe McGinniss' hotly-anticipated Sarah Palin biography have leaked today -- via The National Enquirer; thanks, guys! -- and holy caribou crap is Mrs. Palin gonna have some 'splainin' to do to her right-wing wingnuts.
Just to wet your beak a bit, here are a couple of nuggets from the book:
Pretty intense, huh? Wait 'til you get a load of the rest of the goss.
There's also the claim that the former governor of Alaska had a fling with former NBA star Glen Rice. I'm kind of thinking this accusation is true since he confirmed it for himself and all. Also, an excerpt of the book quotes a friend of Sarah's saying Sarah had "hauled his [Rice's] ass down. I remember Sarah feeling pretty good that she'd been with a black basketball star."
Then another rumor (truth?) states that Sarah like-a the ganj in college. She smoked pot. I think this one is true also, but really, who cares? Isn't that what college is for?
And the last of the leaked info says that Sarah is a terrible mother to her children. A source close to the book said: "The book portrays Sarah as a bad mom and, in essence, abandoning her kids. McGinniss quotes friends as saying that when Todd wasn't there, busy Sarah would let the kids fend for themselves, and writes that daughters Bristol and Willow's meals often consisted of 'burnt' pots of Kraft mac and cheese made on the stove." Yikes. Oh, and let's not forget about how she put them all on reality TV.
So, do I think all these wild rumors are true? Meh, not sure. The snorting cocaine off of an oil drum seems a little dicey. But I definitely believe some of these are factual. And you know what else I believe? That Palin will turn this whole mess into one giant pity party/I'm-the-victim crusade.
I'm not saying this biography is right, but I am saying that it seems like every time Sarah gets attacked in the media or does something dumb, she doesn't fight back with intelligence, she doesn't keep quiet, she (or others) gets all, "Woe is me." And it actually sort of works. On some.
Some examples? Her Katie Couric interview, her having to speak without a teleprompter, her photo with Henry Kissinger, her completely twisting a joke by David Letterman -- whose job is to make jokes about people -- to make it seem like he was a sick pervert. She's a media-mastermind. And it's getting kind of old.
So, we'll see what happens after the biography starts making its rounds. My guess is the pity party will commence. If it doesn't, well, I may just have a little bit of respect for Mrs. Palin.
What do you think about this biography?
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