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Published:May 26th, 2010 18:11 EST

Sarah Palin Has A New Neighbor In Wasilla, And He's No Fan

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"Sarah Palin has a new neighbor in Wasilla, Alaska, and he`s not just any old regular joe.

The former Alaska governor posted on her Facebook page Tuesday a shot of the back of a blue-shirted, chino-clad man who she says is famed author Joe McGinniss.

McGinniss is a master of immersive journalism, and he is currently writing a book about Palin. (She was also the subject of a none-too-flattering profile by McGinniss in Portfolio last year)."

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/05/palins-nosy-new-neighbor.html


Sarah Palin is none too pleased that McGinniss moved next door, she tweeted:

"Here he is - about 15 feet away on the neighbor`s rented deck overlooking my children`s play area and my kitchen window. Maybe we`ll welcome him with a homemade blueberry pie tomorrow so he`ll know how friendly Alaskans are."

Sarah Palin may be able to see Russia from her front porch, but McGinniss can`t see Palin from his front porch in Massachusetts. Joe wanted to get close to his subject, he had no recourse but to move in next door to Palin.

The famed biographer signed a five month lease, Palin should be able to put up with a nosy neighbor for a few months. Palin claims that the respected journalist and author is peering into her daughter`s bedroom, if that`s really the case she should file charges against him.

If I lived next door to Palin, I`d be staring at the hot former Governor of Alaska, and not round-faced Bristol.


McGinniss is interested in Palin`s extreme politics and in her weird behavior, he`s a gifted writer not a Peeping Tom. If Palin doesn`t stop making spurious allegations against McGinniss he should sue her for defamation of character.


Palin doesn`t have any legitimate complaints, when you are a public figure you don`t have any privacy -- period!

I didn`t read Sarah Palin`s ghostwritten memoirs, I don`t care much for fiction. But I can`t wait to read McGinnisss` biography of Palin.

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