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Sarah and Todd Palin may move their family out for the summer, thanks to their new “creepy” neighbor, writer Joe McGinniss. So said Todd Palin in a telephone interview with me as he described the strange events unfolding around his family’s backyard.

McGinniss is renting the house next to the Palins, from which he can keep a close eye on the former governor’s comings and goings. Regardless of one’s political views, anyone with any remnant of respect for others’ privacy can sympathize with the Palins. As Todd put it: “This is a non-partisan issue.”

Hence, our conversation. Todd called me on the recommendation of a mutual friend.

Todd comes across as the regular guy’s regular guy. He has an easygoing, laid-back manner, to be sure. But he’s also a husband and father, protective of his family and cautious with strangers. Especially -- and understandably -- with media strangers.

I asked how events unfolded.

By his telling, Sarah Palin was going out to mow the grass with Trig in a backpack when she noticed that there was someone in the previously vacant house next door. The Palins had rented the house themselves the previous summer for some of their guests. Or, rather, they did some remodeling in lieu of payment, which is now apparently a matter of dispute.

Todd decided to check out the new neighbor and walked over to introduce himself. He and McGinniss had a brief conversation, during which Todd challenged McGinniss about a magazine article he had written that was critical of then-Gov. Palin’s handling of a gas pipeline project. Todd was unconvinced by McGinniss’s claim that he only wanted to be a good neighbor: “What we read is he’ll nice you to death and then stab you in the back.”

“It’s very creepy. Knowing that someone is going to be writing a hit piece, and he’s 15 feet away from you.”

The invasion of privacy has ruined the Palins’ summer.

“This [summer] is what we live for. We like to be outside and do family activities, and big brother is watching.”

As everyone knows by now, the Palins have added on to their fence, but even that may not be enough. They’ve talked to their lawyers about options.

While McGinniss is hitting the talk show circuit, purportedly in his own self-defense, Todd is trying to keep his cool, watching his words. He’s aware that whatever he says or does, “coming from me, people twist it and turn, and before I know it, I’ve threatened someone.”

“The media would love for me to go out and hit somebody.”

He’s probably right, but it sounds like everyone needs to cool their jets and that someone needs to leave the neighborhood. It shouldn’t have to be Todd and Sarah Palin.

By Kathleen Parker  | June 2, 2010; 4:46 PM ET
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Really? Someone needs to leave the neighborhood and it shouldn’t have to be Todd and Sarah Palin?

What has Joe McGinnis done so far that's improper? Has he done anything that would justify the hysterical fearmongering that we've seen from Sarah Palin?

Since when is it illegal for a journalist to rent a house on the same street as the Palins? Where are all the teabaggers crying about liberty and freedom of movement for a US citizen and journalist who has simply rented a home that was available?

Also left unsaid is that this same house was previously used as a halfway house for people in drug rehab. What does it say about the Palins that they consider someone who's writing a book about them to be more dangerous to them and their children than recovering drug addicts?

Posted by: sambam | June 2, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Let us also note that the house's owner sought McGinnis out and offered him the house, so incensed was she about the dispute about the Palins' (lack of) payment. Given that the National Inquirer was also interested, I think that the Palins actually got lucky. They could have been reading about the Bat-boy going after their children, complete with pictures.

Posted by: lahke | June 2, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Easy fix: McGinniss simply says that anything he writes will not include anything he sees from his house. And then when he publishes, the national media can roast him if he doesn't keep his word.

We all have neighbors that upset us: too loud, never keeping up their property, gossiping to other neighbors. The Palins might not like their new neighbor (I certainly wouldn't), but they should just deal with it. Crying to the media is simply attention seeking.

Posted by: hjackson05 | June 2, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Parker, don't you have press releases to write for your newest BFF, Nikki Haley? Why are you wasting your time on the Wasilla Hillbillies?

Posted by: angelas1 | June 2, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

I am ecstatic that Sarah Palin did not end up as VP. I disagree with her on almost every (every?) political issue and because of her lack of intellectual curiosity I have no respect for her as a politician. But... this journalist crossed the line. Not that he seems to have done anything illegal, but it's really, really creepy. Quite a few things are creepy and wrong without being illegal. He had to know that this would make the Palins uncomfortable going about their lives and more likely to react in an unfavorable way. It's hard to believe that was not a great part of his motivation.

Posted by: littlered2 | June 2, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Littlered2, I also disagree with Palin on every issue. I think she is a narcissistic, hypocrite. I can't believe that this woman was even nominated for VP.

All that being said, I would also have some sympathy for Palin if she didn't drag her kids into the conversation yet again and imply that this journalist was some sort of pedophile. It was a low blow even for Palin.

Besides, for all her claims of being a pitbull with lipstick she certainly has a thin skin. Palin should do what the rest of America does with neighbors they don't like, ignore them.

Posted by: wmwilliams14 | June 2, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

There's plenty of nifty places the Palin's can move to. Just not in my town.

Posted by: hoser3 | June 2, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Any chance the Palin's can leave the NA continent?

Posted by: hoser3 | June 2, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Give me a break, all you lefties and righties. Isn't one of our defining rights as an American, our privacy? I can't stand Sara Palin, however, give me a break! Aren't we as self-described Americans supporters of our privacy? I guess not when politics gets in the way. Some Americans!!! Do any of you jerks care at all for the children?!!!

Posted by: Fergie303 | June 2, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

McGinnis is nothing more than a stalker.

Posted by: AnnReid | June 2, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I can't believe the hate in these comments toward Sarah Palin. Jealously is such a destructive trait.

Posted by: Kansasgirl | June 2, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: sambam
Also left unsaid is that this same house was previously used as a halfway house for people in drug rehab. What does it say about the Palins that they consider someone who's writing a book about them to be more dangerous to them and their children than recovering drug addicts?

It says that they are tolerant and understanding people, unlike you oh so tolerant progressives. Just reading the comments here prove how fair minded you folks are. Poor Kathleen doesn't attract much attention unless she writes a Palin article, even one pretending to be sympathetic. Ha-Ha Wasilla Hillbilies, that is too funny! Especially coming from the party stacked with the Jersey Shore, Snookies, Al Sharpton and the New Black Panthers. Least we forget, that other fine upstanding citizen, John " That is not my baby" Edwards.

Posted by: Michelle111 | June 2, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I get a laugh at least once a day from someone who is simply "horrified" at the prospect of Governor Palin as VP, because I immediately have Joe Biden flash in my head. Too bad my mind thinks of Pelosi right after Biden.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 2, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

McGinness has done nothing. He has rented a house next door to the Palins. He is not stalking her. She's just wigged out that a real journalist (unlike her friends on Fox) is going to take good look at her biography. Unless he unearths a bombshell, no one will care what he writes. People have already made up their minds about Sarah Palin. Thankfully, most people see through her.

Posted by: crm1951 | June 2, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Parker, I'm wondering how well you get to choose your neighbors. Suppose someone moved into the house next door to you, or the apartment adjacent to yours, and it was someone who was also a journalist/writer but whose work you don't admire. Would you ignore the person, extend a civil hello, or create a fuss and write several columns about the person in the hopes that you'd make his or her life unpleasant? Which would afford you the most privacy? If the Palins are very particular about the freedom of their children to roam around their gated yard, they should have already negotiated with the neighbor whose (much smaller) home is so near theirs. It almost looks as though the Palins "upgraded" their home by building it almost to the edge of their property, in which case, it is their fault the homes nearly abut.

Posted by: MinnyMa | June 2, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

That's right, wmwilliams14, ignore all bad neighbors, but only until they get in your face. Or, maybe, even move next door to you. The funny thing: Palin could see who McGinniss was all the way from her backyard. And she knew he was a creep, all the way from lil' 'ol Wasilla.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 2, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse


I get a laugh at least once a day from someone who is simply "horrified" at the prospect of Governor Palin as VP, because I immediately have Joe Biden flash in my head. Too bad my mind thinks of Pelosi right after Biden.

Posted by: cruiszn

Don't forget John Edwards! Every anti-Palin article has several comments with references to white trash, trailers and hillbilies! No one embodies those characteristics more than the mill-worker's son who cheated on his cancer stricken wife, in their own home and had to duck the National Enquirer while visiting his Love Child. When it comes to white trash, you guys wrote the book! Don't even mention blue dresses from the GAP!

Posted by: Michelle111 | June 2, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse


Gosh! Doesn't this sound like the innocent guy who's being investigated by the FBI, and the Feds keep repeating, "if you haven't done anything wrong, what are you so afraid of?"

What is Todd & Sarah Palin so afraid of?

I suppose the next Palin accusation we'll hear is that Mr. McGinniss has, in fact, been peaking into little Piper's window.

Mr. McGinniss should be careful, the former Governor will do anything to get free press, as we've witnessed in past events or to simply get her own way.

Perhaps he should install several cameras throughout the house and outside on the deck.

In the meantime, please wave hello to Vladimir in Russia for us Joe!


Posted by: helloisanyoneoutthere | June 2, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

What are they afraid of? Look at what you all did to her children, no candidate ever had their children attacked the way the Palins did. Then, especially a down's syndrome child, where on the Democratic blog, they transformed Trig's face, as a monster. This done to a special needs child...

McGinnis and his friend, who was visiting, got a big laugh from the "friend" letting his dog crap all over Palin's yard.

Real nice neighbor.

McGinnis stabbed McDonald in the back too, pretending to be his friend during his trial, while he was in prison. Then wrote a book, betraying him.

Biden, Mr. non-stop Gaff Machine, then you got Obama who has to use a teleprompter to talk to 3rd graders. Doesn't even know how to pronounce, Corpsman.

If a right wing conservative writer did this to a Hollywood Actor/Actress elitist, or let's say Pelosi, Mrs. "The Word", you betchya, this would be considered 'stalking'. Left wingers would be screaming!

Not to mention, those very same elitists would of snubbed their noses at the half way house neighbors.

Posted by: Desiderata59 | June 2, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

helloisanyoneoutthere, "In the meantime, please wave hello to Vladimir in Russia for us Joe!" Just like a leftist clown: wanting to wave hello to a Stalinist. Maybe Joe will bake him some cookies? Clown.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 2, 2010 11:14 PM | Report abuse

helloisanyoneoutthere, of course by "clown" I mean you are funny. After all we could be neighbors.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 2, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Interesting. Parker joins another liberal Post writer Marcus in being abit disturbed about this creep. But Parker left out the most disturbing part...according to Politico and McGinniss’s OWN son: McGinniss is obsessed with Palin. He really is a stalker !

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0510/Annals_of_journalistic_enterprise.html?showall

McGinniss's own son, novelist Joe McGinniss Jr., when asked replied,
"Sadly, she's right. We tried our best to intervene, but alas, the heart wants what it wants. We can only pray for him now. He's convinced that Todd will step aside and when the time is right, he'll be there, right next door, to pick up the pieces."

Are more liberals going to denounce this sicko stalker ? What if he did the same to New York's Senator Kristen Gillibrand? or Hillary Clinton ?

Posted by: pvilso24 | June 2, 2010 11:24 PM | Report abuse

I'd love for my neighbor to pay for renovations to my own house. That would be sweet.

As for what the house may have previously been used for, what world do you people live in? Haven't you ever lived across the street from or down the block or next door to a place where nefarious stuff was going on, or a place that may have been a halfway house? Were you a bad person for living there? This is life.

The people living in the house before weren't there because of the Palins. They had nothing to do with the Palins. This is different.

Posted by: Uffda52222 | June 3, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Also, one key thing missing from almost all reporting on Joe McGinnis is that he's a fan of and has had dinner with some of the most vile anti-Palin bloggers in Alaska. He has said that he's a fan of a guy who is probably the biggest Trig-truther on the planet. We know that at least one anti-Palin blogger has already been over to Joe's house. Other of these bloggers have already been known to try to get close to the Palin's house and take pictures. Just recently some went over and got pics of Bristol's new house.

These are the people that now have access to being 12 feet from the Palins thanks to Joe McGinnis. And that's creepy.

Posted by: Uffda52222 | June 3, 2010 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Oh please spare us, the poor Palins' summer is ruined because of a neighbor? McCain unleashed a thin skinned pit bull on the entire country that won't stop barking and our hearing is in peril!

Posted by: AverageJane | June 3, 2010 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Lets see - who would i rather have for my next door neighbor? joe mcginniss or
the witch from wasilla?

that's a no-brainer if there ever was one.

me thinks she witches too much about nothing. but that's what witches do - they witch.

Posted by: surlydoc | June 3, 2010 12:17 AM | Report abuse

Kathleen: "Todd called me on the recommendation of a mutual friend. Who knew I would be sympathetic to the Palins." ... now, this is closer to the truth.

Posted by: paris1969 | June 3, 2010 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Honestly, Sarah Palin is pretty much like Paris Hilton in my book. Whines and moans about the awful media/paparazzi, but wouldn't exist for even a day without it's constant attention, thrives on it, and goes looking for it. Sarah says she wants her privacy, but she dangles her kids in front of the media, her husband, and goes around looking for coverage by saying things that I suspect even she knows aren't true (death panels, I would have prevented oil spill, blah blah blah). She is in the same predicament as Britney/Lindsay/Paris, who have since grown up and learned that if you court that kind of attention, you will get it, and you won't be able to control it.

Also, she's awfully ignorant about journalism from a girl who supposedly got her four year in journalism. She will only allow herself to be interviewed by favorable sources, allowing her ultimate control on the spin. My guess is that McGinnis is looking for the unvarnished truth.

Todd went over, introduced himself, and then got in his face about a mag article? Seems to me that this is just another opportunity for Sarah to play the "bad old media" victim card.

Posted by: coop0188 | June 3, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

I'm only disappointed with Ms. Parker, a journalist whom I respect, in that this column effectively is a waste of all our time. Shame on you Ms. Parker - you are a much better journalist, not to mention a Pulitzer Prize winner, than this.

Posted by: minnow1 | June 3, 2010 12:40 AM | Report abuse

McGinniss has followed Sarah Palin for some time now, from showing up on her doorstep last winter, bidding over $60,000 for a military charity auction dinner with her, writing hit pieces, attending at least one Outside book event, etc

The man definitely has an unusual fixation with the Palin family.

If Joe McGinniss wanted to write a book, he could certainly do that without moving in next door to the Palins. In fact, it’s hard to figure what Joe McGinniss would learn from that kind of physical proximity that has anything to do with politics or activism that couldn’t be learned through regular research and footwork.

The man could have moved to Wasilla, Alaska to almost any neighbornood, but to rent a house 15 feet from the Palin's is a bit over the top and I would consider it stalking or peeping tom like.

He lives in Massachusetts, by the way. Well, he did--until he moved into the Palins' backyard.

Posted by: kevint2 | June 3, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin takes a picture of a neighbor, posts it on her Facebook page, and accuses him of being a pedophile-- and *her* privacy is being invaded?

She accuses him of spying on her family "in their swimming hole" when it's in fact a large lake that both houses sit on?

Sorry Kathleen, most people see it entirely a different way.

The fact that Palin unleashed her screaming hoards on this guy who's now getting death threats is just another example of how dangerous and sick this publicity-seeking woman is.

The author next door actually explained that he just wanted to live in Wasilla to research the book, the reason he's next door is that the Palin's neighbor was angry at them for going back on financial agreements, so she offered it to the author at a bargain rate.

So no, it's not a complete coincidence that the author is in the house right next to them, but it has to do not so much with his book as with the fact that they'd gotten their neighbor next door so angry that she offered the house cheap.

Could have been a sympathetic book, actually. I bet it won't be now!

Posted by: BillEPilgrim | June 3, 2010 12:52 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: pvilso24

That post from McGinnis's son was a joke.

The fact that extreme right wing Palinites actually took it seriously has become a matter of widespread ridicule on the blogosphere.

Posted by: BillEPilgrim | June 3, 2010 12:57 AM | Report abuse

The Palins profit considerably from their celebrity without actually producing anything of value -- Sarah is the political Paris Hilton.

That the loss of privacy is the price of celebrity should not come as a rude surprise. At least there are no paparazzi (yet).

Posted by: russellglee | June 3, 2010 1:17 AM | Report abuse

God knows I'm not a fan of Sarah Palin, but what McGinness is doing is so sleazy and opportunistic that she looks the epitome of selflessness and rectitude by comparison.

Posted by: farnaz_mansouri2 | June 3, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

Okay. What if the Palins moved in next door to McGinnis? I've never been able to choose my neighbors. Why are the Palins able to?

Posted by: MadamDeb | June 3, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Palin had suspicions and approached his neighbor. This article portrayed the neighbor acting perfectly neighborly. Nothing more he can or should do. The family next door is a bit more at ease or it doesn't matter if the neighbor is okay or not, the Palins will just be pissed.

Posted by: DMcCall2 | June 3, 2010 1:59 AM | Report abuse

Kathleen, you are usually so right on. I almost never agree with you, mind you, but you are generally compelling, well-reasoned and absent of malice. But not today. We may not like our neighbors, but we don't get to choose who moves in next door. What's Todd going to do? Burn a copy of McGinness's last book on his lawn? In DC, I'm sure many journalists live next to many I politicians they have written about professionally. Was anyone expected to move?

Posted by: Larryman | June 3, 2010 1:59 AM | Report abuse

Unfortunately for the Palin's they thrust themselves onto the natinal scene and invited Americans into their home. And now that they are national celebrities they want privacy. That train has left the station so good luck with that. What I find most interesting about all the hubbub regarding the authors renting of the house is that it was done legally, he's made no threatening statements or tresspassed on the Palin's land.

This reminds me of an old saying that my grandmother was very fond of: "be careful what you ask for because you just might get it".

Posted by: youngj1 | June 3, 2010 2:49 AM | Report abuse

The lack of respect for a private citizen, the violation of privacy, and the sickening voyeurism that McGinniss is engaged in is beyond pale, and the desire to know the (private) details about the Palin's is despicable!

While it is not illegal for McGinniss to rent the nearby property, it is certainly disturbing.

Shame on you, Mr.McGinniss.

Posted by: kevint2 | June 3, 2010 2:57 AM | Report abuse

The Palin family must understand the say which goes: "you can chose a friend but you can not chose the neighbour". This applies everywhere in the entire world!

Posted by: fridamulindayahoocouk | June 3, 2010 3:14 AM | Report abuse

What invasion of privacy? Do the Palins own the property next door? Has the journalist been spying in the Palins' windows? So far, there is no evidence of that. If the Palins are paranoid about their neighbor, THEY are the ones who should leave the neighborhood. It's about time to put the Palins back where they belong: into obscurity. It would help if the media stopped focusing on Silly Sarah.

Posted by: Gatsby10 | June 3, 2010 3:14 AM | Report abuse

"... as he described the strange events unfolding around his family’s backyard."

What strange events? And what exactly is unfolding? Why are the Palins so paranoid?

Posted by: Gatsby10 | June 3, 2010 3:19 AM | Report abuse

What a stupid, stupid article. The place was for rent. He rented it. Palin insinuates that a 67-yo man is trying to stalk her kids? That's slanderous.

For woman (I'm giving her the benefit in the absence of a genetic analysis) who plays on toughness and pioneer ruggedness she sure has a thin skin.

Enough of these hillbillies, and way past enough in coddling them. Shame on you, Parker, you should be writing for one of those papers they sell at the checkout counter in supermarkets.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 3, 2010 3:23 AM | Report abuse

Quite simply the price of fame..you take the good and the bad.
You can't be in the spotlight one minute and then say "Hold on..Time out!"
For better or worse it doesn't work that way.
I find quite humorous that anybody would expect anything different.

Posted by: Lash1 | June 3, 2010 3:36 AM | Report abuse

"By his telling, Sarah Palin was going out to mow the grass with Trig in a backpack"

LMAO, hey Kathleen, I have a bridge in Brooklyn up for sale, you interested?

Posted by: jbk123 | June 3, 2010 3:58 AM | Report abuse

mowing the lawn with Trig on her back? yeah right...and Todd read a magazine?
so we have to suspend all disbelief once again with this woman?
helloisthereanyoneoutthere is correct. McGinnis should install cameras 'cause Palin is famous for he-said-she-said battles, and I'd want proof if I were him.

Posted by: katem1 | June 3, 2010 4:54 AM | Report abuse

Since Governor Palin is now effectively framing the national political debate on economic and fiscal policy, energy independence, healthcare, nuclear power, relations with Israel, foreign policy, not to mention threatening to be the major influence on the outcome of the 2010 ballot, she must be destroyed at any cost. The left should give up. If you havn't sunk her by now under a torrent of lies, a few more regurgitated lies by a McGuinness is not going to make any difference. Is there any person of any intelligence who is going to believe anything he says.

Posted by: GeneCar | June 3, 2010 4:55 AM | Report abuse

Ms wonderful had this coming, not that the writer is not frowned upon for moving so close for his research. A little payback from her neighbor whom the Palin's angered. Ms. wonderful now says the Gulf spill is caused by the greenies, not her embracing drill baby drill, including offshore embraced by the GOP and Dubya. What a phony without the courage to admit she was wrong.

Posted by: jameschirico | June 3, 2010 5:17 AM | Report abuse

I'm laughing at anyone that wonders aloud 'gee what could she be hiding?'

...but if this were them, they'd be convinced that they were potentially being stalked and this guy would be walking the line with that.

Take the famous names out of this and therein lies your answer. The guy is acting creepy and it's hard to live your life when he could be peeping through your fence.

Doesn't matter who it is, or what it's about, we all get to draw a line in the sand. Even Hollywood celebrities put up fences, yes even those with nothing to hide.

Move into Wasilla? Overkill but doable. Move in directly next door and then swear you don't want to know anything personal? A fabrication. Accuse her of being a Nazi on national television? Not exactly neighborly Joe.

What is not curious is that the Palins are balking at this. What is curious is why people are pretending that what McGuiness is doing is above board. Pretty much spells out partisan politics to me.


Posted by: Geepers1 | June 3, 2010 5:36 AM | Report abuse

To the commenter who insists on defending Sarah Palin's privacy. It was her choice to become a very visible, highly-paid public person. It is her choice to appoint herself spokesperson for a mass movement that seeks to completely alter our national discourse to the most adolescent level possible. It is her choice to present herself as some kind of grass roots Joan of Arc when she is nothing more than a representative of the worst this country has to offer, corporate rule. She's about as grass roots as Donatella Versace and I applaud any journalist who devotes themself to dogging her every step so that even the, shall we say blissful, among us to see it. And now she just whines about it. She reaps what she's sown. She's a quitter and a whiner and bad for America. She has placed a well-deserved target on her back and in her words, it's time to lock and load. With cameras, with words, with whatever it takes.

Posted by: curtb | June 3, 2010 6:05 AM | Report abuse

What McGuiness is doing may not be illegal but it is pretty disgusting.

I am no fan of Sarah Palin. I believe her to be a vapid, theocratic demagogue. Moreover, I think she's almost certainly guilty of public corruption.

I'd like to see ALL corrupt politicians tried and then shot if they're found guilty. But for all my suspiscion, Palin has not been convicted of anything. And if and when she is convicted, it is the business of the People to punish her, not that of Mr. McGuinness or anyone else.

What McGuinness is doing to Palin could be done to ANY politician of ANY political affiliation or even to celebreties, business or union leaders, pretty much anyone in the public eye. McGuinness has a right to live where he wants and I don't believe that it should be outlawed. I also don't believe, however, that what he is doing is right or that society (as opposed to the law) should tolerate it. I'd suggest a boycott but his is the sort of book that will attract a partisan audience in any case.

I hope his book tanks but it won't. Ours is a sadly voyeuristic society.

Posted by: andrew23boyle | June 3, 2010 6:27 AM | Report abuse

So what? Palin has ruined MY summer with her speaches.

Posted by: theFieldMarshall | June 3, 2010 6:37 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a conservative and fair game because there is a double-standard. What if the public figure we are discussing was Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California)?

The so-called 'feminist' groups would go wild. If a conservative blogger moved in next door and monitored her comings and goings 24/7 (perhaps even listening in on her conversations) we would never hear the end of it. Of course, the left would be right to be upset because it is WRONG...Where are the feminists on this?

Posted by: kevint2 | June 3, 2010 6:45 AM | Report abuse

we're suppose to feel sorry for "sarah the slanderer" and her hillbilly family? you've got to be kidding me. she thinks nothing of destroying lives but she's off limits? even if joe mcguinnis lived in russia he'd be able to see sarah from his house.

Posted by: pouliotmichael | June 3, 2010 6:45 AM | Report abuse

McGinniss has followed Sarah Palin for some time now, from showing up on her doorstep last winter, bidding over $60,000 for a military charity auction dinner with her, writing hit pieces, attending at least one Outside book event, etc.

Anyway,McGinniss is not above hypocrisy (shocking, I know). He finds it perfectly OK to stalk Governor Palin yet when an ABC News reporter tried knocking on his door , well, see for yourself:

http://tinyurl.com/2uaw4fr


Posted by: kevint2 | June 3, 2010 6:50 AM | Report abuse

The people who hate Sarah Palin will never be swayed to feel any sympathy towards her no matter how unfairly she is treated. She could be physically attacked, have her house trashed, have her kids exploited and in their minds they will think she somehow deserves it. She could make the most brilliant of arguements and they will still say she's dumb. There is no point in ever trying to change these peoples' minds. Hate makes you blind and they see everything backwards. I don't think that will ever change.

Also, I don't think people hate her because of her political views because on most issues, a majority of Americans and politicians share the same opinions as her, whether it's abortion, immigration, drilling, foreign policy, etc. I think the real reason they hate her is because she actually fights back and has some success at influencing the conversation. That makes the left who, for too long have gotten used to having their way and being in control of the arguement and the media, very uncomfortable.

Posted by: zinnia1 | June 3, 2010 7:05 AM | Report abuse

Your article makes no sense. It is either a free country or it isn't. Why should McGinnis have to move? Should you or I be able to have objectionable people removed from the block? If Sister Sarah doesn't want to live there she has to move. She talks like a freedom lover, but acts like a brat.

Posted by: lswonder | June 3, 2010 7:12 AM | Report abuse

The sooner Sarah Palin disappears from our consciousness the better in my opinion. She's a frothy media creation. She's a destructive force in our universe. But it's creepy having a reporter living next door to you whose reason for moving in is...you.

Posted by: MNUSA | June 3, 2010 7:16 AM | Report abuse

cheesy, melodramatic, two-bit, Mexican soap opera .....oh, boo hoo hoo,hooooooooooo...

Posted by: areyousaying | June 3, 2010 7:19 AM | Report abuse

So it is okay if Palin quits the governorship to go on the talk circuit for economic benefit but it is unfair for a journalist to rent a house and go on the talk circuit?

Palin removed herself from political leadership to chase money. Hasn't she earned enough that they can move into a gated community away from the media spot light....oh...wait...she likes and needs the spotlilght to suppose more continued fame and air time to make more moeny on the talk show circuit.

So they like and need these created, hypocritical and exaggerated controversies....

I'm willing to start a fund to move the Palins to a remote and private island off the Alaskan coast or wherever, just so long as they accept that privacy reduces their pseudo-celebrity rewards.

Posted by: vballboy60 | June 3, 2010 7:22 AM | Report abuse

Live by the sword, die by the sword.

Palin cashed in her chips and turned her stranger-than-truth selection as VP into big bucks with a book deal and Fox News contract. She ditched the voters who elected her in a heartbeat once she thought there was some serious money involved.

I have zero sympathy for her so-called "plight."

Posted by: Adirondax | June 3, 2010 7:32 AM | Report abuse

Given that Kathleen Parker has had some nasty words for Sarah Palin in the past, I'm quite surprised that she was approached by Todd Palin on this issue. But kudos to Kathleen for not letting hatred for Palin get in the way of reason and decency.

The core thing that troubles me and many others about McGinness' actions is that he's stalking an entire family -- including children -- not just Sarah Palin. By any standard of decency, that is wrong.

Posted by: diehardlib | June 3, 2010 7:33 AM | Report abuse

As usual, the left sets a new standard for low. I find it amusing for those who seem to feel "she deserves this". Let me remind all you lefties out there. We have read your play book, and I know how much you squeal when its played back on you. Don't complain when its played back in spades. Its always real funny except when it happens to you. Pay back, if this is what you want , careful what you wish for.

Posted by: elcigaro1 | June 3, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

Why do so many people want to align themselves with this disturbed individual stalking the Palins? Thank you Kathleen. Your story prompted me to join up just so I could post. It was like you threw some raw meat into a sea of sharks though judging from some of the comments you have elicited. Wow! - defending Sarah Palin is real hate bait! The hungry Palin haters are never satiated. I wonder sometimes what would need to happen to her before some people said "That's going too far."

Posted by: cliffwicks | June 3, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

I see a lot of standard reader responses here: Not illegal, others have done worse, Palin courts celebrity but whines about the downside of celebrity, snarky comments pro and con Palin.

Meanwhile, we live in a world beset with serious, serious problems that cry out for us to think hard and work together for the good of our country and the world. So many of the comments take us away from serious dialogue.

I disagree with most everything Palin says and does. I think she plays to the worst in American politics. I would love for a real writer to make an honest effort to step away from the circus and write a clear account of what she says and does.

If that was McInness's purpose, he just shot himself in both feet with this stunt. He absolutely HAD to know moving next door would touch off this tabloid-gotcha-snarky media storm that would kill any chance of his book being taken seriously. He'll now sell a lot more books, but his will be just another act in the media circus - another stunt, indistinguishable from the antics of Palin and others on left and right that make serious debate about serious issues close to impossible.

Posted by: pdwyer1 | June 3, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

I don't see what the big deal is here. Sarah Palin travels the country telling us how she thinks we should live our lives. If you consider her appearances at various places, she's rarely home anyway.
As for the 'privacy' issue, SP makes sure she and her family is always in the news, on Twitter and Facebook. She gives up her privacy to get herself lots and lots of money, but doesn't like it when other people (allegedly) take away her privacy so they can get money? If that's not hypocrisy, nothing is.

So now she's got someone (ALLEGEDLY) watching how her family lives?

I'm just fine with that. It's like getting a taste of your own medicine, so to speak. Let us see if Practically Perfect Sarah Palin is as perfect as she believes she is. When she is discovered to be the phony-baloney (bleep) she really is, make her shut up and go away!!!!!

I'll bet you that when the Palin's move away for the summer, that they take their Faux news studio with them, so they can sell more of their 'privacy' to anyone who will still buy it.

Posted by: momof20yo | June 3, 2010 7:47 AM | Report abuse

How dare a reporter who is not from Fox try to gather information for a book. What kind of people write books about politicians. These people can't be trusted, politicians go to great expense to establish their persona and then some guy comes along and tries to present a factual view who wants that kind of information anyway. If there is anything we need to know about Mrs Palin we can tune in to Fox and she will be there to tell us.

Posted by: vwallen@bellatlantic.net | June 3, 2010 7:50 AM | Report abuse

omg...Kathleen has been wooed by the former first dude. Listen to her gush!

Posted by: anniep2 | June 3, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

If the Palins had one single thing they could point to that McGinniss has done, they might have a point. Intead, they're the ones slinging mud, accusing him of being a stalker, a pedophile and an all-around bad guy. I have no sympathy for these trashy Palins, who are happy to have the cameras around them as long as they dictate the kind of coverage they receive. If they're that concerned about privacy, rent or buy the place themselves -- heaven knows Governor Quitter could pay for it all with a five minute speech.

The Palins are frauds, pure and simple. Hateful, ugly, nasty, frauds.

You're a fool to be taken in by them, Ms. Parker.

Posted by: Jayne | June 3, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

Isn't this situation more a reflection on the Palins' unfriendly relationship with the owner of this property, rather than anything specifically to do with Joe McGinniss?

Why would Mr. McGinniss (or any author) say no to the offer of a rental next door to the subject of his current literary project?

He is only there because the owner of the property offered the rental, not because he sought it out.

He probably shouldn't have said "yes"!

Posted by: mhd51 | June 3, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse

This is the self-proclaimed "Pit Bull with Lipstick"?

Sarah the Barracuda?

Posted by: vigor | June 3, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse

And if anyone really believe Sarah Palin cuts her own grass, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. How gullible are you, Ms Parker?

Posted by: Jayne | June 3, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

And if anyone really believe Sarah Palin cuts her own grass, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. How gullible are you, Ms Parker?

Posted by: Jayne | June 3, 2010 8:15 AM | Report abuse

Todd Palin complains of "Big Brother" watching his family? When his wife was governor, First Dude was deeply involved in helping run Alaska, even going so far as to examine the personnel records of employees the Palins considered troublesome. That smacked of the personal use of political office and influence that few "regular guys" could call upon, and was patently illegal.

Now that someone has taken legal actions in order to gain closer views of their private kingdom, the Palins cry foul. If Todd and his wife find McGinniss's presence next door so loathsome, they should move--to France.

Posted by: micost51 | June 3, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

what does she have to hide anyway, trailer trash is trailer trash, and you can't hide stupid anyway, that's why she's only allowed to talk to faux news with her fellow racist travelers.

Posted by: calif-joe | June 3, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

who gives a s&#^%

Posted by: Chops2 | June 3, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

this ditz actually won a pulitzer? reminds me of when time slapped ann coulter on its cover.

my god! how standards have fallen!

what's next--sarah with the nobel?

Posted by: jimfilyaw | June 3, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Interesting. Parker joins another liberal Post writer Marcus in being abit disturbed about this creep. But Parker left out the most disturbing part...according to Politico and McGinniss’s OWN son: McGinniss is obsessed with Palin. He really is a stalker !

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0510/Annals_of_journalistic_enterprise.html?showall

McGinniss's own son, novelist Joe McGinniss Jr., when asked replied,
"Sadly, she's right. We tried our best to intervene, but alas, the heart wants what it wants. We can only pray for him now. He's convinced that Todd will step aside and when the time is right, he'll be there, right next door, to pick up the pieces."

Are more liberals going to denounce this sicko stalker ? What if he did the same to New York's Senator Kristen Gillibrand? or Hillary Clinton ?

Posted by: pvilso24 | June 2, 2010 11:24 PM | Report abuse


McGinniss's son was being sarcastic. Joe McGinniss did not stalk Palin; a disgruntled neighbor sought out reporters to rent her home next to Palin. It might have been bad judgment on McGinniss's part to accept but he did not seek out the house nor is he a stalker. While I think McGinniss showed poor judgment in renting the house next to Palin, she actively sought out celebrity. This is the price of celebrity. McGinniss and Palin deserve each other.

Posted by: exbrown | June 3, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

I don’t understand why an important part of Sarah Palin’s history gets so little attention in the press.

It is a matter of public record (anyone can look it up on the Internet) that Sarah Palin was married on August 29, 1988. And by an apparently hasty elopement at that. And her personal physician’s report, released only on the very eve of the election, also available on the Internet, stated that her first born child was full term.

Medically, this means 37 (or more) weeks of gestation, after the conception. But this full term child was born in late April, not on or about May 13 as 37 weeks would indicate. In fact, the birth took place on April 20, 1989 -- a fact also available on the Internet. As a physician I tell you this is some 3 weeks or more early, and cannot be considered “full term.” But interestingly, this 3-week time period is just about the time when a woman, after sex, would realize she was pregnant.

It is easy to calculate this 37 weeks after August 29, 1988 with a computer calendar, such as the one that comes with a Mac.

The inescapable conclusion is that this “abstinence-only,” anti-sex-education, moralizing, fundamentalist-preaching, holier-than-thou, right-wing politician did herself engage in pre-marital sex — and is therefor a deceitful hypocrite.

Why doesn't this fact get more attention in the press?

Posted by: alfeldzamen | June 3, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

"...we're suppose to feel sorry for "sarah the slanderer" and her hillbilly family? "

at least we should be supportive to the right to privacy to ANY American family, hillbillies included.

Posted by: morena77 | June 3, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

So now, not only is the country plagued and internationally embarrassed by DAFFY DUMB S--T, we have Todd Palin -- killer of mooseses [sic] and bears -- lately become an avatar of philosophical and political regnancy.

Please Todd, won't you hit somebody?

Posted by: perryneheum | June 3, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

We are all indebted to Ms. Parker for reporting this critically important bit of fluff.

Posted by: lobern | June 3, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Screw the palins. This is the price they pay for prostituting themselves to the media. LOL.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | June 3, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

So far the only people who have engaged in bad behavior are the Palins. So, what is new? They are in a quarrel with the owners of the rental house next door over non-payment. They built thier house out close to the house next door and now are complaining that the people who own it are exercising thier right to rent it to someone who will pay the rent. And the right wing press is playing thier game - pitiful.

Posted by: withersb | June 3, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Ms. Parker -- Sad to see you reduced to being a Palin-nista mouthpiece, doing nothing than relaying to us the uncritical and unvetted comments of Palin's hubby. That a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist would squander her credibility for a piece of toxic fluff like this is astonishing. Even a gossip columnist ranks higher than this! Can't wait to see what your reaction is when you write a future column in your day-job as a journalist honestly critiquing the loony Palin's...only to have them refer to you as part of the "lame stream media".

Posted by: wiltonsjs | June 3, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Palin should try to get her head out of her ass.... although it would be hard to tell if she succeeded... The boob drama queen never shuts her stupid mouth. I'm sick to death of her.

Posted by: EdSantaFe | June 3, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

"Look at what you all did to her children, no candidate ever had their children attacked the way the Palins did."

You don't remember what was said about Chelsea Clinton, do you? Rush Limbaugh calling her a dog? Zoom telephoto lenses to get photos of her in gym class in high school? Anything ringing a bell? To make it even workse, her parents were trying to keep her out of the limelight, as opposed to what Palin does. Offer Sarah a few bucks and she'll trot the kids right out there for you.

Posted by: TerryMcT | June 3, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

I am a Dem, and I do not hate Sarah, Dick, W, Don, or the GOP. But I really, really, really, hate what all of them have done and is doing to our country. Remember 9/12/01? Amercia came together one Nation under God, with the sink or swim fortitude, we are all in this together. What did the GOP do, with this unity. They saw it as an opportunity to try to control the White House and both Houses of Congress forever. They came out with this if you do not agree with everything we do, whether it is legal or not, you are against. They found that a lot of Americans will believe a lie before they believe the truth. They told us that Iraq was involved in the 9/11 attack on our Great Nation. Even though they knew this not to be true, still it made for great election spin. Sarah lies about death panels, she crys Drill baby drill, then just the other day, she says she never said she encouraged drill in the deep blue waters off our coast. She used her son and daughters for her political gain, then cry when anyone say their name unless it is Fox News. This once proud united country is now divided. When once it was country first, now its party first. We once cared about people, now even our GOP leaning Supreme Court puts business and industry above all else, including the American Citizen. They have used God, Gun, and Gays, as a rallying cry. There was even an alledged Christian Camp that taught kids to pray to a life size picture of W. Even before he took office, the GOP started planning to destroy President Obama, even if meant bringing down this country. So, no I do not hate them, but I do hate what they have done to our country and what they are teaching our children.

Posted by: johndoe2001 | June 3, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Can anyone out there tell me one idea that Sarah Palin has brought to the table to solve any of the complex problems that we face.

Posted by: chalkranger | June 3, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

I have no sympathy or the Palins on this:

1. Sarah Palin used her daughter in an attempt to deflect rumors! If she doesn't like rumors, she is in the wrong profession;

2. Sarah Palin and daughter are public figures. That is how they earn their living. I hate to point out that the attention they are drawing to their neighbor is actually good for business;

Lastly, just what has the neighbor done? All the Palins complain about is that they don't like to have this particular neighbor. But they do not even show that this neighbor did anything!

Perhaps they should invite him over for a BBQ or two. That tends to break the ice between neighbors faster than anything else.

Posted by: AMviennaVA | June 3, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Just as you shouldn't make a major buying decision after the last salesperson you meet with, Parker shouldn't be drawing conclusions right after speaking with one of the two parties involved here.

And when she writes "everyone needs to cool their jets and that someone needs to leave the neighborhood," it must be asked: whose jets seem to be boiling over here?

Posted by: CuckooRaja | June 3, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Stop keeping this white trash in the news

Posted by: Please_Fix_VAs_Roads | June 3, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

'Or, rather, they did some remodeling in lieu of payment, which is now apparently a matter of dispute. ..'

o my! paybacks are a ...

Posted by: mloaks | June 3, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Boy, I thought Ms. Parker was one of the few sensible writers about the Palin Parade 2008. Then she falls for this line of BS from Todd? I laughed out loud when I read this quote, because with a little pronoun change, this is exactly what we say about La Palin in Alaska: “What we read is (s)he’ll nice you to death and then stab you in the back.”

Why didn't you mention that the Palins published a photo of McGinniss minding his own business on her Facebook page? So far he has done nothing to violate her privacy. She's the one having the hysterical meltdown, accusing him wrongly, and violating his privacy.

Good lord, don't ever listen to what a Palin says. Look at what they do. We learned that bitter lesson up here a while ago.

Posted by: BlueDog1 | June 3, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

If I understand the story correctly, the Palins rented the house next door while their house was being remodeled and now they have a dispute with the neighbor who then reached out to McGinniss and gave him a good deal because the neighbor knew it would irritate the Palins.

So, if the Palins had been good neighbors in the first place, none of this would have happened.

And how is it that if someone disagrees with Todd Palin that makes him "creepy"?

Sarah Palin is a legitimate star and public figure. With all of her wealth, why did she not just buy the house next door? That would have solved the problem.

The fact is, journalists, including Kathleen Parker, write regularly about her because the American people are fascinated by her and what she is going to do next. But, as many comment writers have noted, most people in America have already made up their minds about Sarah Palin and nothing Joe McGinniss writes is likely to change that.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Prosperity

Posted by: duanelaw1 | June 3, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Palin has no problem calling the President a socialist, lying about "death panels", etc. She has no problem exploiting her children. She has no problem making tons of money. But she has a problem with a guy who is writing a story about her?
Can we say paranoid! You put yourself out there over and over beauty queen, get used to it.

Posted by: bozhogg | June 3, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

cruiszn wrote: I get a laugh at least once a day from someone who is simply "horrified" at the prospect of Governor Palin as VP, because I immediately have Joe Biden flash in my head.
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It's obvious you haven't listened to much of what Biden has to say. He's an impressively knowledgeable and competent statesman who commands the respect of diplomats throughout the world. But apparently he doesn't get your respect, because you focus on criticisms of his "gaffes", made by people who only want to tear him down regardless of how much his major capabilities outweigh his minor peccadilloes. Excuse me, but...who were you again?

Comparing Palin to Biden is like contrasting a circus clown with Winston Churchill. I shouldn't even be dignifying the comparison.

Posted by: CuckooRaja | June 3, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

When did the right wing start believing they should be able to control who rents the house next door? Isn't their mantra, "if you don't like what I do with my property then buy it?" That Parker has jumped into this silly fray is appalling but apparently the Toddster has the same effect on right wing women that Sarah has on their men. Suggesting that McGinnis move because the Palins don't like him is illogical and grossly unfair, but fairness and logic have never been right wing traits.

Posted by: fingersfly | June 3, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Like most of us, apparently, Ms Palin is a flawed human being. Just what's so interesting about her, I haven't been able to fathom. But that she enjoys being in the spotlight is clear. Objecting to one particular person who helps keep her in the spotlight does one thing: keeps her in the spotlight. (And see, here I am being sucked in too.)

Posted by: Jazzman7 | June 3, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Please let Sarah Palin be the Republican Presidnetial nominee is 2012, please.

Posted by: rpttn20041 | June 3, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Someone should leave the neighborhood??!! Are you fu cking insane? McGinnis has a right to make a living, my God, isn't that what Right Wingers are supposed to support? If the Palins have nothing to hide, this shouldn't be a problem. What a ridiculous column.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure the whole situation is unpleasant for the Palins. But instead of making a big public fuss about the guy, they should have been classy and played the good neighbor card. Bring over a plate of cookies, etc. Wouldn't affect what McGuiness says in his book, but the Palins would have come off looking a whole lot better. As it is, they look like big crybabies.

Posted by: stodge | June 3, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

I can honestly see all sides of this discussion both expressed in the piece as well as in the commentary above. Everyone deserves their privacy. At the end of the day however, Sarah has capitalized greatly on her ability to draw attention to herself and her family; she put it all out there and unfortunately, there are negative aspects to that as well. She has brought on the wild curiosity about her family, both good and bad. Just comes with the territory. To winge about it when the going gets rough is starting to become a tired pattern.

Posted by: sassafrasnewport | June 3, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

The Palin Family is so elite that people they don't like need to move away from them? Wow, the Palins sure seem upper-crust and elitist. Maybe it's all that newfound cash they've fleeced from their naive supporters.

I'm just surprised that a so-called journalist would take the Palin's side in this 'dispute'.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

The Palin family has playing victim down to an exact science. I love this comment by Parker:
"The invasion of privacy has ruined the Palins’ summer."

Really? When is the gadfly, Sarah, ever home? She sends a good deal of her time in the lower 48 accepting 100 grand per speaking engagements. How many people's summers did she ruin last year with her death panel fearmongering? Maybe the Palins feel put upon by McGinniss's presence next door, but it not like they live in row houses. Sarah crossed the line herself by suggesting that McGinniss is peering in Piper Palin's window. Sarah is nothing more than a diva and Todd is her manager.

Posted by: creatia52 | June 3, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Building a 20 foot fence and threatening your new neighbor are the small town values these simpletons are proud of.

Posted by: squier13 | June 3, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

With this moronic piece of drivel, Parker has lost whatever shred of respect she gained from her somewhat independent columns over the past year or so.

But she's still not as stupid as pvilso24!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Who cares!! This drama queen loves to make everything in her life a sensational news story and enjoys doing it. Sorry, no sympathy here. Her neighbor can rent the house to whomever she wishes. I'm sure the neighbor has had plenty to deal with owning a house next door to the Palins.

Posted by: sharronkm | June 3, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Not that one would expect the Washington Post to verify facts, but just as a lark, has anyone bothered to verify the claims made by each side? There have been several reports posted here, so this "story" must be of burning importance to someone.

Are there comparable rentals in Wasilla? Surly, someone has verified that McGinniss had many alternatives, but chose this location to spy on the Palins as they swim in Lake Lucille.

Has the owner of the rental been contacted to determine whether it was offered McGinniss because the Palin's stiffed owner?

Should the owner of property be allowed to rent to whoever he or she chooses? Is a vendetta against a legal tenant who has done nothing improper justified by a neighbor who has no ownership in a property? As mayor of Wasilla Palin herself opposed zoning , but now wants to control the use of adjacent property.

The Palins own several homes in Alaska, and Mrs. Palin will be shooting her new TV series this summer. Is there reason to believe anyone from the Palin family will even occupy their Wasilla home while McGinniss stays in the rental?

Mrs. Palin suggested McGinniss can or will peer into Piper's second floor window from his single story house. Is that possible? If it is impossible, why hasn't it been corrected in stories such as this one?

Posted by: whoknewitthen | June 3, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Oh, please, cry me a river.

The Palins drag their children to media events so they are hardly fiercely protective of them.

And welcome to the real world the rest of us inhabit, Mr and Mrs Private Citizen Palin. We have dealt with creepy neighbors for years and we do it without the public whining the Palins are so expert at.

I hear conservatives say that if you have nothing to hide then you shouldn't worry about warrantless wire tapping, whole body imaging at airports, or having the police ask you to produce your papers.

So Mrs. Palin, if you have nothing to hide, mow your lawn. Just shut up about it. Please.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 3, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Obviously the issue isn't that their privacy is compromised. The issue that it may be compromised by someone who hasn't paid the speaking fee and signed a royalty agreement on any forthcoming sales.

Posted by: squier13 | June 3, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Maybe the glaciers are freezing back up because I finally agree with the Palin family about something. This dude is creepy and it's out of bounds to move in next door to them when the family is the subject of this guy's writing.

Granted he might have a right to move where he wants, but it doesn't make it right.

Posted by: theobserver4 | June 3, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

IT JUST AMUSES ME HOW REPUBLICANS, WHETHER MODERATE OR EXTREME, COULD UNABASHEDLY JUSTIFY THEIR ACTIONS. THERE SHOULD NEVER BE ANY LEGAL, MORAL OR ETHICAL RESTRAINT WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR WHATEVER INTERTEST. MS. PARKER, I SUPPOSE YOU WOULD HAVE ARGUED THAT "THE WOODSTEINS" SHOULD LEAVE WASHINGTON D.C. BECAUSE IT WAS HOME FOR NIXON AND HIS RULING CLASS REPUBLICANS AT THE TIME. AND THIS IDEA FROM SOMEONE ASSOCIATED WITH JOURNALISM. DO NOT WORRY I WOULD NOT CONSIDER YOU TO BE A JOURNALIST.

Posted by: belaywca | June 3, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Also, why should anyone leave the neighborhood? Your friends "Todd and Sarah" have every right to live in their home, just as McGinniss has every right to live in his new home.

Posted by: whoknewitthen | June 3, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

What do the Palins want to hide? Why are they so paranoid about their neighbor? Why didn't they get along with the last neighbor?

The Palins act like people who have something to hide. My family has certainly had neighbors we didn't see eye-to-eye with, especially those with yappy dogs they can't control. But this is an old story, a common story, and everybody has to learn to accommodate their neighbors. Except the Palins, right?

What's very funny about it is that Sarah and Todd Palin pretend to be ordinary Americans, like Mr. and Mrs. Joe Middle Class. They built her reputation on the image of Hockey Mom. Even his claim that Sarah was out with Trig mowing the grass is clearly intended to heighten the image. And yet, when they have to deal with an ordinary American problem -- how to get along with the neighbor -- they fold. They become Mr. and Mrs. Special Privilege. Even the fact that they have somewhere else to go for the summer proves they are elitist and wealthy.

The Palins are so full of themselves and so amazingly paranoid! What do they have to hide? Why are they so frightened of everything? And what's this sudden interest in protecting the privacy of their children, after parading them and giving up the children's privacy in order to show Sarah as Mom?

I have no respect for the Palins and what little sympathy they'll wring out of their followers will do little to improve their image.

Posted by: cturtle1 | June 3, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Let's see, McGinniss moves in and in their first meeting, Todd immediately challenges him about something he wrote? Then Todd and Sarah are convinced he'll "nice them to death"? And Ms. Half-Term immediately labels him "creepy"? What exactly did McGinniss do to deserve such mistrust? Is it simply because he's a member of the non-Fox media? Paranoia is obviously the Palins' default position....

Posted by: booktoneaolcom | June 3, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

UGH.....
"I've been reading the 'CONSTITUTION'" and there's this thing about Freedom of the Press..... we just don't like it when its not about Fox News.

Gimme a break.. I hope these wacks get everything back they've been dishing out.

Posted by: LeastOfThese | June 3, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Sarah fancies herself a Queen, where peasants she does not approve of shall not live within a square mile of her palace.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

No one, but no one should have to deal with a creep like McGinniss living next door. This guy sounds like a character out of a Steven King novel. The Palins should just move to a few acres of land where they can have privacy from the guy and the likes of him.

Posted by: 45upnorth | June 3, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Sarah made the choice to seek fame and fortune. Nobody forced her to, she made the choice on her own accord. In fact she embraced it. Part of being famous is dealing with paparazzi. Therefore I have no sympathy for the Palins. I agree with the earlier poster who said their correct course of action would have been to be overly nice to Mr. McGinnis rather than run screaming to the press demanding that he move. The Palins are a silly family.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Ms Parker,

You are being used by the Palins. Notice that they admit that they contacted you because they had done a background check, and were assured that you would be a pushover for their spin.

The first I heard about the whole matter was when Quitter Palin went on line, to write up what she saw when she looked into the neigbor's yard. She then went on to imply that the guy who moved in next door was probably spying on her child, even though she already knew who he was, and what he was actually in Wasilla for.


In Double Speak Sarah's world, she got to spy on her neighbor, by looking over the fence at him, and then turn around and whine about her privacy being paramount.

Posted by: Liam-still | June 3, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

DRAMA QUEEN!

Posted by: whocares666 | June 3, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Things that are interesting about this:

1) The media frenzy about McGinniss's housing choice accomplishes nothing more than free advertising for his new book, which is, I am certain, why he rented that house in the first place. No sane person would CHOOSE to live near the Palins.

2)It is impossible for any intelligent person to imagine that McGinniss hopes to learn print-worthy things about the Palin's by "spying." Living next door doesn't exactly give him any greater access than, say, standing on the public street outside their property. I am guessing he took a fairly safe gamble in betting that Palin would try to make something out of this nothing, and that her media hype would pay off. Good guess.

3) There is a positive here for Palin, as well, although I doubt she has behaved deliberately in this matter. This situation dredges up public sympathy for Palin, whose support is almost entirely predicated on the assumption that Palin is constantly mistreated by jealous people trying to keep a deserving woman out of power.

4) It's a free country. We all get to live wherever we want. And if we don't like our neighbors, we don't get to make them move. There is no issue here apart from Palin's megalomania.

5) Anything that irritates Sarah Palin is really funny. She is a woman without substance cashing in on undeserved notoriety. If anything, she should be happy that she shares an interest with her neighbor, who also seeks to cash in on her undeserved notoriety. It is nice to have something in common with the people around you.

Posted by: kuato | June 3, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

What...in a free market economy, the legal property owner doesn't have the right to rent the house as he/she sees fit? If no laws are being broken, I'm afraid the Palins are just going to have to suck it up. This is what happens when you turn yourself into a "celebrity," after all. She never seems to mind the attention when the cameras are following her around the country, recording every folksy expression that comes off her hand...I mean, out of her mouth.

Posted by: lizgwiz | June 3, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

What a great fabrication!!! Amazing you can actually pen this with s straight face.. Trying to paint the Swag-Hag as a victim is a complete load of hogwash... it is hilarious to watch though, having loons come to the aid of loons..

Posted by: rbaldwin2 | June 3, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

All politics aside, if I were a public figure, I wouldn't want an investigative journalist moving in next door to me. But, everybody has had neighbors they didn't like. If you want to control the neighbors, you buy the house next door, which is what my blue-collar working class parents did. I'm sure Sarah could have easily paid for it with a single speaking fee. But what makes me think this is a lot of hot air about nothing (aka Palin wanting attention) is the comment about Sarah mowing the lawn with Trig in a backpack. In my entire life, I have never seen anyone, male or female, mowing the lawn with a child on their back. Has anyone?

Posted by: taylorneighbor | June 3, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

"The Palins profit considerably from their celebrity without actually producing anything of value -- Sarah is the political Paris Hilton."

I would delete the word value from the above sentence.

Posted by: therev1 | June 3, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

I actually did have sympathy for Sarah Palin, until I went on her Facebook page and read the two entries: the first, in which she creepily sexualized her own children in regards to this journalist, and talked about the outfit (tank top and shorts) she had planned to wear to work in her garden (what was that about?). And declared this whole lake her "family's swimming hole" - does that mean that nobody else is allowed in or near Lake Lucille? And the second, in which she denied insinuating anything in the first. This looks to me like two disingenuous creeps living next to each other, and they are both thriving on this drama and capitalizing on it. Move on, Kathleen Parker, you are usually such a classy writer.

Posted by: jadada | June 3, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Kathleen Parker writes: As everyone knows by now, the Palins have added on to their fence, but even that may not be enough. They’ve talked to their lawyers about options.
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I'd love to know what their lawyers will find. Will they find a way to get rid of the nosy neighbor? On what grounds? That the Palins didn't trust him? Has the new neighbor broken any law? Do the liberty-minded Palins want to be known for getting rid of neighbors they didn't like? What about HIS liberty? What about HIS privacy?

If they could also restrain his free speech rights -- writing a book about the charming Palins -- would they also get their well-paid team of lawyers (notice the plural of lawyers -- any of us ordinary folks would be glad to be able to pay one lawyer) to close down his right to free speech?

The Palins are self-pitying whiners and nay-sayers and snarky mean-spirited people. They say absolutely nothing kind about anyone. Maybe when you're that mean yourself, you expect everyone else will be as nasty as you are.

If they were as wholesome and perfect as they pretend to be, why are they so afraid of being neighbors? Why can't they at least wait until this man next door does something unneighborly? It's all paranoia.

Posted by: cturtle1 | June 3, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

laughable. Sarah voluntarily signs on to a partisan media empire which is known to partake in "gotcha" interviews in private settings and now KARMA catches up with her.

She is rolling in the dough with her paritsan attack speeches, time to go spend some of her blood hate speech money on an extended vacation.

Posted by: IndependentCO | June 3, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

I can't wait to read McGinnis's book.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

He’s probably right, but it sounds like everyone needs to cool their jets and that someone needs to leave the neighborhood. It shouldn’t have to be Todd and Sarah Palin.
Kathleen Parker

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Are you serious? Todd and Sarah don't HAVE to do anything. If they leave that will be their choice. However, I understand how teabaggers feel about choice; it's a dirty word.

I thought conservatives were all about personal freedom. Do you mean to tell me that the Palins can make someone move because they don't like them? Tell me how that works, OK, cuz I have some neighbors I don't like too.

Or are you saying, Ms. Parker, that the Palins are somehow special? But I thought she and Todd were just plain folk, just like me.

I'm surprised, Ms. Parker, that you have forgotten that there is no such thing as bad publicity. The Palins are making the most of this. Don't feel too sorry for them.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 3, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

The Palins are consulting a lawyer because a writer they don't like has moved next to them? Has Sarah heard that the First Amendment does not just apply to loud-mouth rabble-rousers like herself?

Posted by: frenchbyrnes | June 3, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Reading liberal comments always reminds me why I hate them so much.

Posted by: carkrueger | June 3, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Todd Palin is a "regular guy's regular guy?" Since when does a regular guy get to use his wife's influence to push for the firing of his ex-brother-in-law, an Alaska state trooper? How many regular guys do you know, Parker, who held make-work jobs with BP while their wives were governor? For that matter, how many regular guys do you know who could make a case regarding a neighbor dispute directly with a right-wing partisan who has the national ear?

If the Palins actually were regular folks, they'd either ignore or make peace with McGinness. They need to grow up. So do you as well, Parker.

Posted by: micost51 | June 3, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Approaching 50,hair falling out, Bakker school of makeup and plastering dropout, gravitational effects on human body.

It's not he children she doesn't want to be seen or photographed.

Her rabid supporters are posting about who visits McGinnis and where he goes. Who's stalking who?

Posted by: slenon | June 3, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

One more thing, Ms. Parker. It is not the "Palin's" neighborhood. That might be part of the problem. They think they own the neighborhood.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 3, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Parker, why are you writing about this? Because Todd called you? Thought you wrote earlier that SP is no longer a public figure and you were not going to cover her. After all of the media bashing this couple does, they play the media, yourself included, like a violin--and this is a perfect illustration of that fact. This is such a non-story.

Posted by: jodee | June 3, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

This "respectable journalist" (there's a real oxymoron for you) has been sued by two of his former subjects and has settled out of court.

He has trespassed on the Palin's property in the past -- before moving from MA and renting the house next door.

He has bid $60,000 to have dinner with Sarah Palin; presumably someone is bankrolling him.

He has ambushed Sarah Palin at book signings.

There is a public fascination with the Palin daughter's sexuality that McGinniss seeks to exploit; this is a reasonable consideration.

This is pure harassment. Sarah Palin should be speaking with her attorneys. She has good reason to speak out against this invasion of her and her family's privacy. She has First Amendment rights, too, whether progressives like it or not.

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Parker writes: "It’s very creepy. Knowing that someone is going to be writing a hit piece, and he’s 15 feet away from you.”

The invasion of privacy has ruined the Palins’ summer....

....He’s probably right, but it sounds like everyone needs to cool their jets and that someone needs to leave the neighborhood. It shouldn’t have to be Todd and Sarah Palin."

Really? What about the GOP's fervent clamor about individual rights and the primacy of property rights? McGinniss is lawfully renting the house in Wasilla, and has done nothing more threatening than go out onto his deck.

But I guess that doesn't matter to Parker and the Palins.

"Anyone with any remnant of respect for others’ privacy can sympathize with the Palins." What about McGinniss's privacy? It seems that Parker and the Palins feel that THEIR privacy rights somehow rank higher that McGinniss's. More conservative hypocrisy.

Posted by: posterchild90 | June 3, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

"Her rabid supporters are posting about who visits McGinnis and where he goes."

Nobody heard of him till he had to go around the neighborhood introducing himself.

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Hey, folks, here's an idea.

Let's organize a campaign to rid ourselves of unwanted neighbors--call it, "Just Say No to Neighbors." Anyone who doesn't like what their neighbor is doing, could do, or might think of doing if they thought about it, could appeal to Parker to have that person ousted, outed, or just plain dumped upon. Parker would post each complaint on her website, and encourage the neighbor to move.

The nature of the complaint wouldn't be as important as the "regular guy-ness" of the applicant. In extreme cases--such as when the neighbor's dog poops on the applicant's lawn--or looks as if it plans to--we could have someone from the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman encourage a patriotic Alaskan to shoot the neighbor. Air fare from the great white north is not part of the package.

Posted by: micost51 | June 3, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure they'd welcome the hillbillies in Malawi...oh, no, it would be worse than Hawaii was for Miss Wasilla...too many ethnics.

Maybe somewhere in Coeur d'Alene ID she'd fit right in...guns and all

Posted by: blrpalms | June 3, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

I sure hope McGinnis's book has some interviews with Levi Johnston. I bet he's got some great stories he hasn't told yet.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

"What about the GOP's fervent clamor about individual rights and the primacy of property rights?"

The Palins have a right to trash talk him, too, and here you are asserting that right on a comment thread. Shunning is the American way. Hell, it's nature. Every living creature avoids a predator.

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Queen $arah and the First Dude think they get to dictate who buys or rents property next to them? This seems awfully imperialistic and elite.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Having entered the world stage, center loci American politics, she cannot now dictate what coverage she gets and when. Instead of making such a huge deal about it, why not just invite the author over for some coffee, offer to give an interview,etc. Honestly, everything is such a big deal with her. Maybe he could bring Tina Fey with him, for some new material. Rogue? Hardly.

Posted by: sylmjk | June 3, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Someone mentioned that the palins profit a lot off their celebrity, and this is one of the costs that go along with celebrity. I think this is exactly right. McGinnis doesn't seem like such a bad guy. Would they prefer to have National Enquirer Photographers hanging over the balcony with their zoom lenses 24/7? If she wants to move, thet them move. They can rent a place under an assumed name and wear fake beards and mustaches. I mean, really.

Posted by: Sir_Charles | June 3, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Kathleen,

Are you only noticing now that liberals are really, really creepy especially around women. Does the name Bill Clinton ring a bell?

Posted by: jbianco28 | June 3, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, neighbors suck, don't they? I mean, who does this socialist journalist think he is, moving next door to true American patriots like Sarah and Todd?

It's like he thinks Americans have some kind of freedom to live wherever they want, and to write about public figures as part of their job.

Posted by: MrT321 | June 3, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Re: Also left unsaid is that this same house was previously used as a halfway house for people in drug rehab. What does it say about the Palins that they consider someone who's writing a book about them to be more dangerous to them and their children than recovering drug addicts?

It amazes that the stigma of recovering drug addicts continues. I am sure that if any of the RECOVERING addicts had relapsed or caused any harm towards the Palins Sarah & Todd would have reacted with dispatch to have these neighbors evicted. Never heard a peep about this.

I would encourage the Palins to spend the summer in another locale. This would give them the opportunity to experience the other parts of the United States; something that could possible benefit Sarah if she is truly pursuing some kind of political future. I can think of hundreds of miles of beach on the Gulf Coast thay could descend upon. I am sure there are people of her political pursuasion who would welcome the Palins as neighbors. The sight of the Palin family cleaning the beach of oil, baby, oil would be priceless. It might also provide Sarah with the opportunity to reflect upon the harmful consequences of drilling, baby, drilling.

Posted by: Parsley1 | June 3, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

"Let's organize a campaign to rid ourselves of unwanted neighbors... "

It happens every day, even among progressives. Remember that Obama supporter teacher who went on a shooting rampage because she was denied tenure? Dr. Amy "Effin" Bishop? Her neighbors in Ipswich cheered when she moved out.

"They were there for 4 or 5 years and then moved to Alabama. When they left we all said 'Those poor folks in Alabama'...

...She was such a trouble maker. I disengaged from them early on. I literally did not have any conversation or interaction with either her or her husband (also a nutball) for over 3 years. Nothing...

...She made a big stink about the kids playing basketball in the neighborhood. On the day they first moved into the house they drove their moving truck into the basketball post that was situated between our two driveways and under the streetlight. For years all the neighborhood kids played ball there (and so did some of the Dads). When they ran the post down we thought it was just a dumb accident. We soon found out that they did it on purpose.

One of the other neighbors put up a new hoop on his property and she complained about the kids. It was a protracted fight that involved multiple calls to the police. The end result was that the kids in the neighborhood couldn't play ball after 7pm at night. She also complained about street hockey, skate boarding, tag, etc., etc...

Why move into a neighborhood if you don't want to hear kids playing??? That's the whole point of living in a neighborhood so kids have others to play with.

She nearly got into a fistfight one night with one of the Moms who was defending her son's right to play.

She complained so much the ice cream truck stopped driving through our street. If the kids wanted ice cream they had to go over to the next street and stop the truck.

Just this past Sunday morning as we were watching the news my son said, 'Remember how she wouldn't let us have ice cream?' He was about 8 at the time and thought that it really sucked. All the kids knew that she was the cause.

There were a couple of neighborhood block parties in the last 2 years that she and her family weren't invited to because she had caused too many issues with people there. I remember there were probably 100 people at one party and they were the only ones not there. Everybody hated them. At one point someone let the air out of her tires."

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Re: Also left unsaid is that this same house was previously used as a halfway house for people in drug rehab. What does it say about the Palins that they consider someone who's writing a book about them to be more dangerous to them and their children than recovering drug addicts?

It amazes me that the stigma of recovering drug addicts continues. I am sure that if any of the RECOVERING addicts had relapsed or caused any harm towards the Palins Sarah & Todd would have reacted with dispatch to have these neighbors evicted. Never heard a peep about this.

I would encourage the Palins to spend the summer in another locale. This would give them the opportunity to experience the other parts of the United States; something that could possible benefit Sarah if she is truly pursuing some kind of political future. I can think of hundreds of miles of beach on the Gulf Coast thay could descend upon. I am sure there are people of her political pursuasion who would welcome the Palins as neighbors. The sight of the Palin family cleaning the beach of oil, baby, oil would be priceless. It might also provide Sarah with the opportunity to reflect upon the harmful consequences of drilling, baby, drilling.

Posted by: Parsley1 | June 3, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

I think Sarah Palin is a flake and I can't stand her, but if this article is true and this guy moved next door to her family in order to watch her activities, I find that to be a little creepy.

Who wants to feel like they're being watched for the purposes of a tell-all book? I think that even people in the public eye have the right to feel safe and comfortable in their own homes and neighborhoods. Home is supposed to be the one place where you can get away from it all and relax, kick back, and let your hair down.

Posted by: beebee1 | June 3, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

"I would encourage the Palins to spend the summer in another locale."

That is exactly what they are doing, and it's a shame. People, especially on the left, have no decency. Politics makes it ok to harass a woman and her children. Now they have to flee some sicko looking at their house through a telescope wearing his bathrobe.

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

It seems to me that the Palins are the ones acting like stalkers in this situation. Mr. McGinniss seems to be the perfect neighbor.... quiet, bookish, absorbed in his work, not a problem at all.

The Palins, on the other hand, are acting like a bunch of freaks. If they were so worried about who would rent that house, why didn't they use a small part of their many millions of dollars to buy it?

For the Palins it's attack, attack, attack all the time. It's the only thing they know how to do. It doesn't have to be true of course but if they say it they have hundred of thousands of idiot blind followers who will gladly parrot their lies.

Posted by: cfeher | June 3, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

This is all a bit like the Pricess Di-paparazzi business. Celebrity and media have a symbiotic relationship where all feed one another by feeding off one another. Princess Diana chose to live a very public life when it suited her. Calling in the wild dogs to feed for her amusement, she was shattered when the dogs refused to go back to the wood. It cost her life.

Palin abandons politics, and pursues celebrity. Her choice, and it is understandable. She has and I am sure will continue to make a lot of money. By doing so, she sacrifices her own privacy, and that of her family. The man living next door is a jerk. Then again, what do you say about the people that called the dogs in to be entertained?

Posted by: kermit5 | June 3, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Why is this worth writing about? McGinnis rented a house, the Palins rented a house and so what? If they see McGinnis watching them with binoculars they can complain about invasion of privacy, otherwise the whole thing is pathetic.

Posted by: serban1 | June 3, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

This might be the funniest thing I've ever read. Right Wing heroes Sarah and Todd Palin would try to take property rights away from their fellow Americans for no good reason. Because they are terrified of what McGinnis might find. Hilarious.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Ms. Parker, I see that Todd Palin was more than generous in his description of McGinniss. He left out several details:

McGinniss followed Sarah Palin to Florida and showed up at one of her book signings.

McGinniss showed up at Palin's house in Alaska uninvited and unannounced, claiming that he wanted to give her a signed copy of his book on Alaska. Sarah and Todd weren't home, so he chatted up Track.

McGinniss befriended and meets with the most rabid anti-Palin Alaskan bloggers on the internet.

McGinniss anonymously bid more than $60,000 to try to win a charity dinner auction with Sarah Palin on ebay. He was disqualified when they figured out that he wanted to use the dinner "on the record" for his book, as that was not allowed as part of the prize.

McGinniss has been stalking Palin ever since he decided to write a book about her, and he has gone way over the line this time.

Posted by: anna_78750 | June 3, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Can you imagine if this idiot would have become VP? Considering how she claims to hate Washington, would she have decreed that all of D.C. steer clear of her home? What an idiot, the only dumber people are her rabid fans who support her financially.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Reading all the comments from the emotionally-unhinged,lunatic liberals reinforces why I left the Democratic Party.

These fools talk about "intellectual curiosity" when it's clear they don't exhibit any themselves.

Oh, Sarah, many people have to deal with difficult neighbors.

Yeah, right. It's really common to have a journalist move across the country and set up shop next door as he works on a 'hit piece' book about you.

It looks like Palin upgraded her house and now it abuts the neighbor so it's her fault?

OMG, the mind-numbingly idiotic thought process of liberals knows no bounds.

What can you expect from people who are too stupid to take care of themselves and therefore scream at every turn that the government must be bigger in order to take care of them.

What can you expect from the whiny entitlement crowd that screams at every turn, "I'm entitled, I'm entitled, I'm entitled" because they're self-absorbed losers who've developed an over-inflated sense of self-importance in order to overcome their inferiority complex.

The liberal mind is diseased.

The biggest thin-skinned cry-baby and narcissist is in the White House.

The biggest buffoon is the VP.

Only two types of people support them; the totalitarian elites and the profoundly ignorant serfs.

Posted by: chibay | June 3, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I think McGinnis is really using the house to spy on Russia.

Posted by: Ralphinjersey | June 3, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

This dude is totally wrong, creepy, and an idiot. He should go get lost in the woods in the middle of the winter.

Posted by: EyeoftheEAGLE | June 3, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

All I can say is thank God the American voters roundly rejected Palin at the polls in November 2008. Thank you American voters.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Why doesn't Palin return to her home planet ?

She can take all the tea bags and right-wing nutters and prohibitionists with here.... They would not be missed.

America is about personal freedom, not prohibition.....

Posted by: EdSantaFe | June 3, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Bottomline this guy moved in next door to SPY!!! And while it's legal it is creepy especially because the Palins have small children and should be allowed some privacy when at home. Now one here would like it if when they hang out in their back yard everytime they look over they see their neighbor spying on them. Why do a feel if this happened to Obama instead of Palin there would be more uproar..

Posted by: sovine08 | June 3, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Remember when Quitter Palin said that she could see Russia from her house.

They should erect a fourteen foot fence to keep her from staring over at their children.

Posted by: Liam-still | June 3, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

I agree with Todd Palin. This has nothing to do with whether you like the Palins or your party affiliation. What McGinniss is doing is creepy and borders on stalking. If he were doing this to research a book on Nancy Pelosi or Katie Couric, the public disgust should be the same.

There should be one standard of appropriate press behavior regardless of who the target is. I can't believe a reputable publisher is paying for this.

Posted by: eoniii | June 3, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Todd was the one who went over to pry on the person who had just moved in next door. The Palins always want to have it both ways. They get to snoop on the new neighbor, and then whine about him snooping on them. Sarah was the one who went online to write up what she saw, when she was spying over the fence, at the person next door. Since she and Todd felt free to snoop on the neighbor, they have forfeited any right to complain about him snooping on them.

They all deserve each other.

Posted by: Liam-still | June 3, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

I thought they were looking to move to DC anyway?

Posted by: dougw3 | June 3, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Palin's funny. She demands that the media pay attention to her and then when they do, she gets frustrated and whiny and starts spewing threats. What a weirdo. And yet the Righties keep supporting her upper-class lifestyle.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

CuckooRaja: you mean the admitted plagiarist, Joe Biden? That Joe Biden? The one who had to drop out of a presidential run due to plagiarism? That genius ethical Biden? You leftists will support any form of sleaze, and twist so hard to bad mouth anyone who sees through to your ignorance and hypocrisy. Just imagine how Hillary would have squawked about right wing conspiracies had Andrew Breitbart moved in next door. Only the right already knows what sleaze the Clintons are so it is old news.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

So let me get this straight, Todd snoops on the neighbor as Sarah is peering through his windows with binoculars. Then Todd calls up every media w hore he can find to peddle the 'story'

And yet its McGinnis who's the stalker?

lolololololololol

The Palins should make a reality show.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

The only ones sicker than McGinniss are the ones who think Governor Palin has no right to call him the way she sees it. That is, after all, all she and Todd have done here. The good Governor so outclasses so many of her detractors. By factors of 10.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Because of the unbearable pressure of having someone from the media watch her mow her lawn, I think that Palin may have to move for the summer. Has she considered the National Wildlife Refuge?

Posted by: detoqueville | June 3, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

unpluggedboodah so, curiosity about who moved in right next door is snooping? Particularly if you are a former Governor and public figure? You're an idiot. The only media w hore is the one who moved next door to the Palins.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Gee, Todd-ry, I thought you and Sarah believed the "lamestream media" was out to get you, and all they do is attack, attack. So, what's with YOU calling Kathleen Parker and whining to her?

I would have figured getting Glenn Beck to shill for you after that hate-inciting Facebook screed Tuesday a week ago would have been enough. You got thousands of your most fanatical followers issuing hate mail and death threats, isn't that enough?

You got all of the Fox talking heads chiming in, so the vilification of Joe McGinniss is 24/7 -- ISN'T THAT ENOUGH?

Besides, isn't the Washington Post part of that "Inside the Beltway" Elite Washington crowd you two swear you want to stay away from (especially in 2012)? Why didn't you just call TMZ, like Sarah did a few weeks ago to slam 20 year old Levi Johnston (again)? Or PEOPLE magazine, or Esquire, two other go-to publications you've used?

You two are such hypocrites.

Posted by: kayjay503 | June 3, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

detoqueville I bet you're a true disgrace to the name behind the moniker, Alexis, no?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

hey chibay... i'd like to challenge you to a duel!

Posted by: bdubdc | June 3, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations you have lost another reader. First I am so sick of pity-party Palin and how the media reports her latest bit of ignorance and stupidity as if she has a valid point. Palin always attacks first and uses vile accusations and innuendo to vilify anyone who dares to do anything she MIGHT have to deal with and once again a so-called "journalist" picks up the stupid stick and proceeds to knock themselves out.

The Palin's put the homeowner next door into a financial pinch and would bet any attempts to peacefully settle their issue was ignored by the Palin's who seem to do whatever they want illegal or not. The neighbor found out the writer was looking for a home in the area while gathering material for his book to be written BY himself and published by a respectable publisher. The next door homeowner gave the writer a great deal so the author's family (including GRANDCHILDREN) could visit and stay -- as stated elsewhere the Palin's didn't mind when criminals were next door so suddenly this older man with grandchildren is a potential stalker and pedofile?

I know Palin is sick, demented and ultimately sometime her public will wake up and realize the snake oil she's selling is snake oil and even she doesn't believe in it but what really irritates me is so-called journalists in their effort to be 2000% fair, so Sister Sarah won't pout and mention how mean they are automatically give her the edge. If the author was a non-published author with no book deal I'd be suspect but doesn't McGinness have rights too? Doesn't the homeowner next to the Palin's have rights?

Posted by: Lemon7221 | June 3, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Reading this thread proves something I already knew: Many liberals are lower than whale s***.

You hate the Palins so much that anything anyone does to them is OK with you. Basic norms of privacy and human decency no longer apply when the target is Sarah Palin. You people are garbage.

Posted by: eoniii | June 3, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

As a liberal I adore the endless enterainment the Palins provide me with.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

If the Palins hadn't stiffed the folks that owned the next door property, maybe McGinnis would have rented a house somewhere else. As it is, he was offered the place dirt cheap so he took it.

Palin is such an ignorant buffoon. She's been chasing fame and attention her whole life but always seems shocked, shocked I say, when she can't control just who is paying attention to her.

This woman jumped into public life with both feet a long time ago. If she's so ignorant that she doesn't realize that journalist scrutiny comes with that, then she's just too stupid to live.

Everyone who's ever lived in a small town has had a queen bee like Sarah Palin. I imagine there are quite a few folks in Wasilla who'll have plenty to say about her and it won't always be good. Queen Bees have a tendency to stomp all over people while exaggerating their own importance and claiming victimhood whenever someone opposes them. Sarah Palin is a perfect example.

If she doesn't want journalists snooping around, then she needs to drop her lust for publicity and public worship, and become a private citizen again. Fat chance! She's seen the bright lights and the cash is rolling in. She's the quintessential 'reality tv' American. There's a price tag for that, Sarah, and yours is coming due.

Posted by: windrider2 | June 3, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

If it were the Clinton family McGuinness would be jailed already for stalking.
How many of you would put up with this type of stalking?
From my vantage in Canada it looks like your heading the way of the Soviet union and applauding the over reach of government and their sycophantic media co-conspirators.
Sad America really really sad, you should be ashamed!

Posted by: Durward1 | June 3, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

After reading this I find I am now equally concerned with what brand of toilet paper they buy for their house.

I mean, really.

Posted by: barferio | June 3, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Amen, chibay. The left is sick. They are not accustomed to a politician who actually loves America, individual liberty, individual responsibility, and can see through the sham of leftist marxist rhetoric, all to reach some impossible kumbayah liberal utopia where they are the elites who run the show. Useful idiots don't last long after the insurrection. The are the first culled, as they will squawk the loudest, having been so fully duped.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn: yeah, plagiarism is FAR worse than stupidity!

Posted by: bdubdc | June 3, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I agree the guy moving in next door is creepy. But no one "has to" leave the neighborhood, this being America and all. He hasn't broken any laws.

Posted by: mypitts2 | June 3, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Todd goes next door to interrogate the new neighbor while Palin peeks through his bedroom windows with a telescope. Then Todd places calls to any 'lamestream' media outlet that will still take his calls to whine about it... and McGinnis is the stalker? Only in the Palin's loopy world I guess.

I just can't figure out why you Righties keep supporting her upper class elitist gated-community lifestyle.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

unpluggedboodah "As a liberal I adore the endless enterainment the Palins provide me with." As with all liberals it is all me, me, me, huh?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Riiight. Joe McGiniss has violated 'basic norms of privacy and decency' by...renting a house. Did you get to pick your neighbors? Palin has doen an awful lot to make herself *and her family* into public figures. Wanting the meal ticket, and then whining about the bill, is the most hilarious thing about Palin-brand "conservatism".

Posted by: redlineblue | June 3, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

If McGinnis moved next to me, I would welcome him. Why you ask? Because as a real American - unlike the Palins - I believe that every individual should have the right to make a living.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Palin chases fame, and when it finds her she can't handle it? Thank God Americans elected thick-skinned President Obama instead of this weak-kneed ninny.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Are we expected to believe that Sarah Palin mows her own grass? Puhleeze.

Posted by: motogp46 | June 3, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

It's McGiniss that has the creepy neighbors.

Posted by: SarahBB | June 3, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

The Palin's get no sympathy from me. Gov Palin created her own media image for her own profit. Now she is experiencing the negative side of that same media image and the attention it draws. You can't have it both ways. If you play in the lion's den you occasionally get bitten. That's the price for what she has created.

Posted by: kchses1 | June 3, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn: yeah, plagiarism is FAR worse than stupidity!

Posted by: bdubdc
you mean stupider than sticking up for a plagiarist? and believing he should be VP??? are you for real? Or as stupid as re-electing a serial adulterer, and believing anything out of a serial adulterers mouth? How about giving loving praise for an impeached serial adulterous president? Is that stupid, genius? I can measure the lefts stupidity outright. By what measure is the genius behind the bdubdc name able to judge stupidity? Do they have stupidity college for idiots like you? The lefts heroes are the sleaze of the nation.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I love watching Palin's supporters try and defend her. It's like watching little kids try and lie their way out of trouble. Palin doesn't like her neighbors so they should move? Hahaha, apparently this author doesn't live on the Planet Earth.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn: yeah, plagiarism is FAR worse than stupidity!

does this get your goat?

Posted by: bdubdc | June 3, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

bdubdc, oh and genius, plagiarizing a well known foreign politician during a presidential campaign is dripping with genius, huh? Again, are you for real???

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

If McGinnis moved next to me, I would welcome him. Why you ask? Because as a real American - unlike the Palins - I believe that every individual should have the right to make a living.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah

That's hilarious. I bet Sarah Palin makes ten fold off of the book she'll sell writing about the brilliant has been writer Joe McGinniss.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn: yeah, plagiarism is FAR worse than stupidity!

does this get your goat?

Posted by: bdubdc

Gets my goat like only you can, bdubdc. Where do you get such biting wit?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Re: Desiderata59's comment June 2, 2010 10:46 PM
"...where on the Democratic blog, they transformed Trig's face..."
That's utter BS. The blog that did that is a totally apolitical blog with irreverence towards everything and everyone -- http://www.somethingawful.com/ . Stop lying about this. Just stop.

How lovely of you to take up for the poor defenseless triple murderer whom McGinniss first befriended, then became convinced of guilt. That's very touching. Do you feel the same way about Charles Manson? John Wayne Gacy? John Hinckley, Jr.?

Might I remind everyone about how "a right wing conservative writer [Breitbart] did this" to Ashley Judd when she spoke up against the slaughter of wolves in Alaska, and all you Palinistas took that as a personal criticism of Palin herself, and issued your fatwa on Judd? Your faction is STILL stalking Ms. Judd.

Posted by: kayjay503 | June 3, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Palin played right into the liberal dummies' hands. This fiasco is a real book seller. Only it won't be Joe's book that sells. Maybe Todd will right about the ignorant bliss of the left?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn- There is a Stupidity College. Palin gave the valedictory address there in 1994, after graduating with a 1.7 GPA. It was pretty short, though- it was written on her palm.

Posted by: detoqueville | June 3, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

hypocrite's unite... there's goats to be got in these here woodz...

Posted by: bdubdc | June 3, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

If the Palins are looking for a summer gettawy, they might try the gulf coast. They wouldn't have to bring any tanning oil.

Posted by: mystic01 | June 3, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Todd comes across as the regular guy’s regular guy
~~~

Todd Palin may be a "regular" guy's regular guy, but is wife sure isn't a regular gal's regular gal.

Besides, Todd is not in the public eye, his wife is, nor do we get to hear him spew Extremist conservative hate rhetoric every other day, or intentionally mischaracterizing other people that he does not really know from a "can of beans".

If Todd Palin is a regular old guy, then what does that make his wife? Definately not a regular old gal.

Because, if she were just a regular old gal, she wouldn't need to run and hide behind Fox News, her Face Book page, and the Glenn Beck show every chance she gets to spew her crack pot non-sense and hate rhetoric.

Regular people come face to face with people from all walks of life, even journalist like Joe McGinnis and you Kathleen Parker; and not just the ones they have deemed as the enemy, or a supposedly pedophile. At least until they get to know them a little better, before they start making such claims.

There ain't nothing regular about making false claims or attacking people that have done nothing to you, other than move into the house next door. If anything it shows that the person (Sarah) in many ways is not "regular", but may possibly be emotionally or mentally unbalanced in more ways than one.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | June 3, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

kayjay503 another ignorant clown. Why do you suppose the states allow for culling of wolf herds? Aren't you missing your Thursday morning Kumbayah lessons?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

It's funny when Right Wingers insult Obama's entire family on a daily basis - including his young daughters - but then get furious when you correctly point out that Palin is a fame-seeking money-hungry dimwit who got trounced in 2008 and then promptly quit on her constituents.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

lcarter0311, at least the regular girl isn't afraid to face the tough questions on FOX. The heat is too much for any leftist clown to endure.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Joe, his publisher and the owner of the house next door are laughing their arses off. And the Palins' summer is ruined? Boo-hoo.

Posted by: nomorewholefoods | June 3, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

the hysteria from Palin and her drooling apologists is absurd ...

what about freedom of contract? her neighbor may lease her house to whomever she wishes ... surely Palin favors freedom of contract?

what about freedom of association? Surely McGinniss may lawfully contract to rent property, and may exercise his rights to travel across state lines, associate with whom he pleases for lawful purposes, etc.?

what about freedom of the press? Oh, that's only if you LIKE the Quitter (Gov. Half Term) and her crewe ...

What a bunch of thin skinned, holier than thou, hysterical hypocrites.

No wonder the majority of Alaskans polled now have a negative view of Gov. Half Term.

Posted by: fendertweed | June 3, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

"...But Parker left out the most disturbing part...according to Politico and McGinniss’s OWN son: McGinniss is obsessed with Palin. He really is a stalker !http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0510/Annals_of_journalistic_enterprise.html?showall McGinniss's own son, novelist Joe McGinniss Jr., when asked (etc. quote)" Posted by: pvilso24 | June 2, 2010 11:24 PM
=====================

Those of us who aren't blinded by Palin-love and know silliness when we see it recognized McGinniss Jr.s e-mail message as a put-on designed to bait you Palin apologists, and that it did.

Can't you tell, by the flowery language right out of those Harlequin romance novels Sarah Palin gets most of her ideas about "peeping", "ravishing" and "r@pe" from?

The McGinnisses have "seen Todd" just like everyone else in America was invited, like Sarah Palin herself declared when denying divorce rumors -- http://tinyurl.com/lxke4q .

Posted by: kayjay503 | June 3, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

detoqueville now attacking her college. Wow. And when did you become privy to her GPA? Too bad we'll never know 0bama's GPA, huh? What's he got to hide, genius?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

oh you mean the heat from foxnews' use of racial slurs?

Posted by: bdubdc | June 3, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

hypocrite's unite... there's goats to be got in these here woodz...

Posted by: bdubdc
Be sure to wear protection, bdubdc. You never know which of your buddies was there before you...

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

fendertweed, this isn't about legalities, though this creep comes pretty close to the legal definition of stalking by watching the Palins in their backyard and noting their comings and goings. Rather, it's about societal norms. The target, whether Palin or a liberal icon like Hillary or Oprah, is irrelevant. It's the idea of a major publishing house paying a writer to rent a house next door to his subject and to spy on her.

Posted by: eoniii | June 3, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

I'll be buying McGinnis's book for myself as well as copies for friends and family. I can't wait.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

oh you mean the heat from foxnews' use of racial slurs?

Posted by: bdubdc,
Has the race card been broken,yet? Different day same liberal play book. Isn't there a ewe somewhere you can cozy up to? You seem intellectually compatible. Is sheep marriage in the constitution, bdubdc?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

How dare you post an article that is soooo unimportant. Just returned from putting flags on the graves of brave Americans...How dare you !!!!!!

This is STUPID journalism...there's more important items in this country than the god awful Palins..

Posted by: lindarc | June 3, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

well, it certainly wouldn't be any reactionary hypocrite, like you...
all you guys are the same... group everybody in the same labelled bin if they have any kind of different notion than the one on your pretty little head.

Posted by: bdubdc | June 3, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I kinda feel sorry for the Palins at this point. Creating a story where there is none and then desperately calling the media they supposedly despise and defaming a man who's just trying to make a living. Especially delicious is the fact that Todd went next door to harass his new neighbor, then accuses him of stalking. Todd's a freeloading creep, just like he was when he was firmly planted in then-Governor Palin's office placing business calls he had no business placing.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I'll be buying McGinnis's book for myself as well as copies for friends and family. I can't wait.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah
I didn't know it would be a picture book. And I'm sure you could probably afford to buy them a copy, but can you actually force them to look at the pictures? Why don't you just tell them how great it is and let them buy their own copies? They won't buy their own copy? You actually have some intelligence in your family, or what?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

lcarter0311, at least the regular girl isn't afraid to face the tough questions on FOX. The heat is too much for any leftist clown to endure.

~~~

Save it please for somebody who thinks just like you, Palin, and the Fox News Rabble Rouser's.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | June 3, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I wish I could be unemployed and jet-setting around the world on summer vacations. Alas I don't have a legion of Right Wing troglodytes lining my pockets like the Palins do.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

unpluggedboodah, such vitriol for someone you "kinda feel sorry for"? C'mon, unpluggedboodah let your shrill liberal thin skin show, brother! Don't hold back. Show us all how this American loving family really gets under your liberal thin skin!

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Interesting comments. My take on it is that McGinniss and his publisher probably expected a firestorm when he moved in next to Palin. Meaning free publicity, and publicity sells books. Those who agree with Palin that McGinniss crossed the line in doing this are likely to be Palin supporters, who would not have bought his book anyway. The audience for his book is Palin critics, who are likely to be unmoved by her complaints. So, if I am right about McGinniss's real motivations, he made a very shrewd move. And Palin's predictable complaints will only help him sell more books.

Posted by: lydgate | June 3, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I am just happy for Brittany Spears.

Posted by: daweeni | June 3, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

"fendertweed, this isn't about legalities, though this creep comes pretty close to the legal definition of stalking by watching the Palins in their backyard and noting their comings and goings. Rather, it's about societal norms. The target, whether Palin or a liberal icon like Hillary or Oprah, is irrelevant. It's the idea of a major publishing house paying a writer to rent a house next door to his subject and to spy on her.

Posted by: eoniii | June 3, 2010 1:11 PM"

-----> Oh, spare me... you don't like the fact that everything he's done is completely legal, so now you trot out some assumed "societal norms" (whatever they are... whose society? whose norms? my "societal norms" are far more offended by Palin's over-reaction than by McGinniss renting a house, for Pete's sake.

Get a grip.

Posted by: fendertweed | June 3, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

It's not hard to understand the Palin's lack of enthusiasm about their new neighbor. It's pretty obivious he is there for an evil purpose. "Radicals perceive opponents of their causes as enemies on a battle field, and they set out to destroy them by demonizing and discrediting them. Personally. The politics of personal destruction is an inevitable weapon of choice for radicals." from RULES FOR REVOLUTION, The Alinsky Model by David Horowitz

In my humble opinion, I believe a neighbor who has nefarious intentions for moving nextdoor to me would not be welcome at all! Also, if any of you are or know people who live in small communities, farms, wilderness, up-North here in Minnesota, we love our privacy- especially if we are a public person and need to just unwind with our families. It's not that hard to understand.
Give Sarah a break for once.

Posted by: harveyhornet | June 3, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the dumbest thing on 4 legs.

Posted by: EdSantaFe | June 3, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

I wish I could be unemployed and jet-setting around the world on summer vacations. Alas I don't have a legion of Right Wing troglodytes lining my pockets like the Palins do.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah
You would actually have to be successful first, silly. Do you suppose your pockets will just line themselves for doing nothing? Oh, wait you're a liberal clown. My bad.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I had no idea there was going to be a book written about the Palins until Todd got on the horn and whined to the media. Now I've got 10 copies on pre-order. Thanks Mr. McGinnis! Thanks Todd!

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the dumbest thing on 4 legs.

Posted by: EdSantaFe

Just like a liberal. Can't count, either.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

The Palins are like middle schoolers who respond to every slight, real or perceived. They are giving this guy free publicity. If they ignored him, he'd sell fewer books.

Posted by: trace1 | June 3, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

The Palins are like middle schoolers who respond to every slight, real or perceived. They are giving this guy free publicity. If they ignored him, he'd sell fewer books.

Posted by: trace1

Fewer books than the most powerful woman in the world, Nancy Pelosi?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the dumbest thing on 4 legs.

Posted by: EdSantaFe

Just like a liberal. Can't count, either.

Just like a right-wing nutter.... no ability to detect sarcasm.... must be the lizard genes.

Posted by: EdSantaFe | June 3, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

The Palins "did some remodeling in lieu of payment" for renting the neighbor's house. The neighbor apparently expected good ole American dollars. That's where the real story lies.

Posted by: trace1 | June 3, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

You would actually have to be successful first, silly. Do you suppose your pockets will just line themselves for doing nothing? Oh, wait you're a liberal clown. My bad.

Posted by: cruiszn
____________

Palin? Successful? What has she done that Jessica Simpson hasn't done? Mrs. Palin is pretty successful at whining and playing the victim card though, if that counts as accomplishment.

Just like a Palinista to fabricate accomplishments for the object of his worship.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 3, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Save it please for somebody who thinks just like you, Palin, and the Fox News Rabble Rouser's.

Posted by: lcarter0311

Yeah, the liberal sleaze balls in your party of choice cannot stand the light of day where there might be a tough question.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Todd says "The media would love for me to go out and hit somebody."
=================
This is the way the Palins twist what's being said "out there" on the Internet.

I've read countless commentaries from many columnists who normally are skeptical of the Palins, and not one of them has advocated violence towards anybody. Just disgust at the Palins' whipping up hysteria.

However, I've read many comments from the 6 or so Fox talking heads and countless blog comments from Palin supporters who advocate violence toward McGinniss, ranging from threatening him with kneecapping or a loaded gun, all the way to killing him "in the woods".

So, Todd-ry, it's not "the media" at all, it's those nasty bloggers "in pajamas sitting in the basement of their parents' homes" (to use your wife's own words) bloviating on your behalf.

Posted by: kayjay503 | June 3, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

"they did some remodeling in lieu of payment, which is now apparently a matter of dispute."

Was there a signed contract that stated the remodeling was in lieu of payment? If there wasn't, then wouldn't the renters owe the landlord money? Isn't this what court is all about?

Posted by: Skowronek | June 3, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

hey, kathy

you should have told todd "IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT, STAY OUT OF THE KITCHEN"

my mother and father taught me this when I was a child

why did your mother, and the paylin's mothers manage to screw that up

most people learn common wisdom and common sense from their parents, in their adolescent years

what did your parents teach you that screwed you up so badly that you have no common wisdom or common sense ???

Posted by: nada85484 | June 3, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Palin? Successful? What has she done that Jessica Simpson hasn't done? Mrs. Palin is pretty successful at whining and playing the victim card though, if that counts as accomplishment.

Just like a Palinista to fabricate accomplishments for the object of his worship.

Posted by: arancia12
She has far more accomplishments, integrity and love of country than the community organizer and junior senator from Illinois, who hides everyone of his "accomplishments" what ever they may be.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn,
Either you're not gainfully employed or you're screwing your employer. No other explanation for the frequency of your comments here.

Posted by: trace1 | June 3, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

"Also, if any of you are or know people who live in small communities, farms, wilderness, up-North here in Minnesota, we love our privacy- especially if we are a public person and need to just unwind with our families. It's not that hard to understand.
Give Sarah a break for once.

Posted by: harveyhornet | June 3, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse "

Sarah should have thought of this before she thrust herself and her family into the spotlight. Nobody forced Sarah to run for VP. In fact if she had anyone around her who was honest with her, they would have warned her against it. She made her bed, let her lie in it. Queen $arah doesn't get to force her neighbors out.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the dumbest thing on 4 legs.

Posted by: EdSantaFe

Just like a liberal. Can't count, either.

Just like a right-wing nutter.... no ability to detect sarcasm.... must be the lizard genes.

Posted by: EdSantaFe

Ditto, idiot. You take offense that someone accuses you of not being able to tell 2 from 4? And not see that as sarcasm??? Are you really that stupid? Apparently.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse


You Palin haters better pay more attention to what your "hopey, changey" bumbling President is doing to our country, than worry about Palin & her next door neighbor.

Posted by: janet8 | June 3, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

lol @ Palin's 'success'

- Community College

- University of Idaho

- Weathergirl

- Mayor of Nowhere, Alaska

- Ethics-challenged Governor who quit rather than challenge ethics complaints


Successful? lololololololololololol

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

It would be nice to track back and pinpoint exactly when decency died. I wonder how much cover that would provide for the multitude of hateful people commenting on this.

Posted by: pmckay2002 | June 3, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Sarah should have thought of this before she thrust herself and her family into the spotlight. Nobody forced Sarah to run for VP. In fact if she had anyone around her who was honest with her, they would have warned her against it. She made her bed, let her lie in it. Queen $arah doesn't get to force her neighbors out.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah
Yeah, and therefor all idiots of the world can unite behind a cause: PDS Sarah will be just fine through all this. Looks like another best seller for the Palin family to me. Feed it trolls!

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Ditto, idiot. You take offense that someone accuses you of not being able to tell 2 from 4? And not see that as sarcasm??? Are you really that stupid? Apparently.

Stupid fascist. Go count the boob's legs... if you can count to 4. If you can only count to 2, count her heads. If you can't count at all, then you're on par with Palin, who has a fart for a brain.

Posted by: EdSantaFe | June 3, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Joe McGinnis...has said that he's a fan of a guy who is probably the biggest Trig-truther on the planet. We know that at least one anti-Palin blogger has already been over to Joe's house. Other of these bloggers have already been known to try to get close to the Palin's house and take pictures. Posted by: Uffda52222 | June 3, 2010 12:04 AM
==============================

You C4P'ers really hate Jesse Griffin, don't you? Wasn't it enough, after he blogged that he heard rumors that the Palins were "headed for Splitsville", that you and the other C4P'ers called on the evil Dan Reihl and Robert Stacy McCain to dig up anything they could on Griffin? And when McCain found out Griffin was a part-time teacher's aide, you all bombarded his school principal and the school district with made up rumors about him being a pedophile, based on, as McCain bragged, "an anonymous e-mail"??

http://rsmccain.blogspot.com/2009/08/jesse-griffin-and-hayekian-journalism.html

BTW, pictures of the Palins' house have been on the Internet for well over a year -- and if I'm not much mistaken visitors at the nearby Best Western Inn have a clear view of the Palin house (not to mention what's visible from the PUBLIC lake.

Boo-hoo.

Posted by: kayjay503 | June 3, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Mayor of Nowhere, Alaska

- Ethics-challenged Governor who quit rather than challenge ethics complaints


Successful? lololololololololololol

Posted by:unpluggedboodah
You make it up as you go, huh, dummy? She fought and one every ethics complaint brought against her. All of them. And have you ever been to Wasilla? Typical liberal jerk. Tell all from Wasilla how much their town is "nowhere". The great successful and judge of what "somewhere" is, the dolt unpluggedboodah. God you clowns are just so smug. Insult anything and anyone because this woman can't stand one of yours as her neighbor. Are you offended so easily?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn,
Either you're not gainfully employed or you're screwing your employer. No other explanation for the frequency of your comments here.

Posted by: trace1
Those are my two choices, genius? Idiot. No wonder liberals are such shallow idiots.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

There are laws regarding stalking and as much as I am NOT a Palin fan, this qualifies. If it were me, I'd be skizzed out too.

Posted by: Sofie230 | June 3, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse


lol @ Palin's 'success'

- Community College

- University of Idaho

- Weathergirl

- Mayor of Nowhere, Alaska

- Ethics-challenged Governor who quit rather than face ethics complaints

- VP loser in a landslide vote


Successful? Only if you consider ripping of her supporters as a career.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

t would be nice to track back and pinpoint exactly when decency died.
Posted by: pmckay2002
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Probably sometime back during the Reagan Administration when Huckabees discovered they could hijack poor old Jesus to bully others.

Posted by: areyousaying | June 3, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Stupid fascist. Go count the boob's legs... if you can count to 4. If you can only count to 2, count her heads. If you can't count at all, then you're on par with Palin, who has a fart for a brain.

Posted by: EdSantaFe

Wow. You count her legs, and still come up with four? My bad for being sarcastic, as you are stupid. Here: Make a fist, and raise one for each one of her legs. Count those fingers. Whatcha got, genius? Repeat for the number of heads you see. Don't poke your eyes out.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse


The creep probably moved there so he could see and admire Sarah.
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Posted by: Billw3 | June 3, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Sofie230 and Ms. Parker : )

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

"Ethics-challenged Governor who quit rather than challenge ethics complaints"

Sarah Palin beat every single frivolous ethics complaint, including "Troopergate," and it cost her $500,000 plus a million that the people of Alaska paid.

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

cruizn, bro, Palin isn't going to sleep with you dude. You can give up the crusade.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

You are so right! The scandal-seeking National Enquirer low-level peeping Tom is, in a word, despicable!

And yes, I personally believe that Sarah is unfit for ANY public office! Fact: Her ignorance is astronomical.

Posted by: lufrank1 | June 3, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

- VP loser in a landslide vote


Successful? Only if you consider ripping of her supporters as a career.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah
So a 51% majority is a landslide? I would ask if you are delusional much, but I know the answer. She left the good state in good hands with Sean Parnell. He is an incumbent and should fare just fine in the next election. Sounds like check mate to me. Pretty shrewd move on someone's part. Is that what really gets your...goat?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

"Haven't you ever lived across the street from or down the block or next door to a place where nefarious stuff was going on, or a place that may have been a halfway house?"

There's nothing nefarious about people trying to beat substance abuse and cleaning up their lives. But harassing a woman and her children is a totally different animal.

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A-Voter | June 3, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, 2partsgin : )

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

You are so right! The scandal-seeking National Enquirer low-level peeping Tom is, in a word, despicable!

And yes, I personally believe that Sarah is unfit for ANY public office! Fact: Her ignorance is astronomical.

Posted by: lufrank1
You forgot to say: Because I, the liberal genius, lufrank1, knows all about "astronomical ignorance"! Wow.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

This isn't about the Palins' privacy. They have a big new house one door down on their compound and a new fence beside the red house. There's no reason to even feel like they're being watched.

The Palins' hysteria is about demonizing Joe McGinniss in an attempt to stop him from writing his book. They have a history of intimidation. McGinniss has a history of real journalism and writing good books. I know...real journalists are terrifying.

Posted by: sallyes | June 3, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

""Ethics-challenged Governor who quit rather than challenge ethics complaints"

Sarah Palin beat every single frivolous ethics complaint, including "Troopergate," and it cost her $500,000 plus a million that the people of Alaska paid.

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse "

Correction, it cost YOU $500,000

Palin gets all her money from your pockets.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse


pmckay2002 said:
"It would be nice to track back and pinpoint exactly when decency died."

Woodstock (1969) was the initial large scale event signaling the decline of morals. I watched the long hair and beligerent attidude evolve. Liberals led the way re approval, just as they lead in promoting irresponsibility today.
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Posted by: Billw3 | June 3, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

For god sake, stop giving Sarah any more press. Who freakin' cares what that quitter does or says??
Let her earn money by getting a REAL job, not by being a celebrity

Posted by: webdevgal | June 3, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

"So a 51% majority is a landslide? I would ask if you are delusional much, but I know the answer. She left the good state in good hands with Sean Parnell. He is an incumbent and should fare just fine in the next election. Sounds like check mate to me. Pretty shrewd move on someone's part. Is that what really gets your...goat?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse "

You forgot already? It's hasn't even been two years!

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/

Obama: 365

McCain/Palin: 173

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

"Ethics-challenged Governor who quit rather than challenge ethics complaints"

Sarah Palin beat every single frivolous ethics complaint, including "Troopergate," and it cost her $500,000 plus a million that the people of Alaska paid.

Posted by: 2partsgin

Yes, and unlike a 0bama, or a Chris Dodd, or a Charles Rangel, or a Pelosi, she felt it was wrong that the state of AK should pay for any of it. And if you think it did not cost her a fortune, you are a liberal idiot. But, wait, you are! Right?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

To expand upon unpluggedboodah's post:

Obama
Electoral Votes: 364
Popular Votes: 64,414,843
McCain
Electoral Votes: 162
Popular Votes: 56,735,145

Posted by: Skowronek | June 3, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse "

You forgot already? It's hasn't even been two years!

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/

Obama: 365

McCain/Palin: 173

Posted by: unpluggedboodah

Leave it to a liberal idiot to post electoral college votes and think of them as actual votes! You're a troll, huh? Are you getting paid to troll for the Democrat party?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Todd Palin is not a regular guy's regular guy. He's a bit spooky himself. I used to work in Prudhoe Bay - just another nutjob if you ask me.

Posted by: Its_the_Truth_Anyhow | June 3, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin whined about the media before she quit as governor now whines to the media. Note to the Tea Party: If you want to be taken at all seriously, lose Palin. This is a woman who attacks BP as a foreign company after her husband spent eighteen years, of which she was previously very proud, employed by them. But you won't hear that on Sean Hannity's show. Anyone not held in thrall by this mindless Chatty Kathy can see through her like glass. A shameless opportunist, a hypocrite, a quitter and a whiner. I guess that qualifies for leadership among some people. If she's so worried about bad publicity, a little silence would help her case.

Posted by: curtb | June 3, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

why not just invite the author over for some coffee, offer to give an interview,etc.

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well, there is the stupidity thingy

sarah paylin can't give interviews because she is stupid

the simplest questions cause a "Deer in the headlights" reaction

and them mean nasty lamestream media guys use video recorders and other sneaky things to make princess pandora look like an idiot

answering questions is what caused all of sarah paylin's problems in the first place

so there's that ...

Posted by: nada85484 | June 3, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Correction, it cost YOU $500,000

Palin gets all her money from your pockets.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah
She was worth every penny.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

"It would be nice to track back and pinpoint exactly when decency died."

I'll give you a clue using only one word... BORK. Everything decent in this country died when a bunch of mob-connected, skirt-chasing, alcoholic commies became "American royalty."

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Kathleen Parker said: "He’s probably right, but it sounds like everyone needs to cool their jets and that someone needs to leave the neighborhood. It shouldn’t have to be Todd and Sarah Palin."
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I guess you hadn't heard, Kathleen. The Palins had planned all along to "leave the neighborhood" for the summer. They're going out to Dillingham, 285 miles away as the crow flies, to fish. That's where all the Palins were last year in July when she conducted that Fox/ABC/NBC/CNN round of 10 minute interviews.

See Page 2 of http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/us/24wasilla.html

**He got in his truck, dusty on the outside, tidy on the inside. The engine roared. He had just been out in Dillingham, on Bristol Bay, for his aunt’s funeral. He was looking forward to going back soon, to fish for salmon at his family site. He no longer works in oil production on the North Slope.

“We’ll be up here most of the summer,” he said. “That’s important to her, for the kids to be here. Track’s looking forward to going fishing.” **

Posted by: kayjay503 | June 3, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

t would be nice to track back and pinpoint exactly when decency died.
Posted by: pmckay2002
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Probably sometime back during the Reagan Administration when Huckabees discovered they could hijack poor old Jesus to bully others.

Posted by: areyousaying | June 3, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Leave it to a liberal idiot to post electoral college votes and think of them as actual votes! You're a troll, huh? Are you getting paid to troll for the Democrat party?

Posted by: cruiszn

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if we post the vote totals State by State, will that shut you up ???

cuz the actual numbers, State by State, don't get any better for the teabagger terrorists

how about posting vote totals and the education rankings side by side

wanna bet mcstain and paylin won the stupid States ???

how would you like us to parse the issue of republicans loosing the 2008 election ???

any way you parse it, YOU LOST

Posted by: nada85484 | June 3, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Skowronek:

The final tally for McCain-Palin was actually over 59 million votes.

http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2008/2008pres.xls

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

"why not just invite the author over for some coffee, offer to give an interview,etc."

Spoken like a Democrat. Why fight WWII? We can all just learn German. Besides, the Nazis had a point. Jews are always to blame. Look at what they're doing in Palestine. Just give Iran some nukes already! Everyone else has them. Moving right along, if more women would put out, there would be less rape. Children should have sex with adults, too, because they have to learn sooner or later. Imagine all the people... living for the daaaaaayyy. Yoohoo...

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

How interesting that so many people here are whining about how those on the left are mistreating Sarah Palin and how wrong it is. For the past two years the American people have been subjected to 24/7 non stop hate filled, racists comments vilifying the duly elected President of the United States of America. Sarah Palin herself is responsible for a lot of the hate filled rhetoric. Neither Palin or the Republican party have done a single thing to check this and in fact seem to encourage it. They have allowed right wing entertainers to vilify, disrespect, demonize our President and his family and yet that is their right to free speech. Heaven forbid though someone say something about Sarah Palin. Heaven forbid Sarah Palin has to live with her neighbors. Sarah Palin and her supporters have the right to demonize her neighbor even when there is no evidence that the neighbor has done a thing to her. SHE is a victim? Give us a break!!!!!

Oh, and by the way It is Satrah Palin who put her family into the public eye. She is the one who uses them when she needs the publicity and whines when something is said about them that is less than flattering. Some of you wish to ignore this but America knows that Sarah Palin is totally responsible for the treatment she receives. Well, I blame John McCain for subjecting the American People to this egotistical, hateful whiny woman.

Posted by: catmomtx | June 3, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

nada85484:

We didn't "lose" if Obama wasn't born in Hawaii ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

catmomtx:

That's assuming, of course, that Obama is the duly elected President of the United States of America.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

To expand upon unpluggedboodah's post:

Obama
Electoral Votes: 364
Popular Votes: 64,414,843
McCain
Electoral Votes: 162
Popular Votes: 56,735,145

Posted by: Skowronek

So, genius:Obama 52 percent. McCain 46 percent. The "Obama Landslide" is pure fiction.
In 1988, George H.W. Bush won 53.4%, against an America hating John Kerry and the adulterer ultra smug clown John Edwards. You need to look at the American loving Ronald Reagan to see what a landslide looks like. God you guys are idiots.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

My only question for Ms. Parker is why she left Mr. Palin's "big brother" comment go uncontested? An individual even a 'creepy' individual is not "big brother", hence my problem with the politics being played here.

Posted by: wbirdsell | June 3, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

"Palin gets all her money from your pockets."

Palin is a paid speaker who makes as much as Bill Clinton on the lecture circuit. She is a best-selling author. She is paid as a Fox News analyst. While her PAC, does well, most of her income comes from actual work. I bet it just burns you up, doesn't it?

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

t would be nice to track back and pinpoint exactly when decency died.
Posted by: pmckay2002

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joe mccarthy, early 1950s

barry goldwater , richard nixon and two george bushes made sure decency was dead

sarah paylin is pissing on decency's grave

Posted by: nada85484 | June 3, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

wbirdsell:

If you don't think that there's a vast left-wing conspiracy propping up McGinnASS, you've got another thing coming!

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

If the Palins posted a photo of McGinniss on Palin's Facebook page as mentioned in many of the comments, I see no reason why McGinniss can't set up a "PalinCam" web site. The Palins fired the first shot in this neighborhood battle.

Joe, if you read this and decide to set up a "PalinCam", I want royalties. ;-)

Posted by: jgmann | June 3, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

I am convinced crui$zn is a paid lackey for $arah. Probably does nothing but skim the "lame stream media" to defend his godde$$. I hope your compen$ation is to carry the Palin'$ baggage on their $ummer Vacation. Oh, wait. You are already carrying their baggage. Good boy. I'd like to see a mockumentary of the Palin'S $ummer Vacation a la Chevy Chase's Summer Vacation. My apologies to Chevy to put him the sentence as the Palin$.

Posted by: Parsley1 | June 3, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse


"Palin gets all her money from your pockets."

She can put her hand in my pocket any day.
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Posted by: Billw3 | June 3, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

nada85484:

We didn't "lose" if Obama wasn't born in Hawaii ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

if we post the vote totals State by State, will that shut you up ???

cuz the actual numbers, State by State, don't get any better for the teabagger terrorists

how about posting vote totals and the education rankings side by side

wanna bet mcstain and paylin won the stupid States ???

how would you like us to parse the issue of republicans loosing the 2008 election ???

any way you parse it, YOU LOST

Posted by: nada85484
Yes, genius, we lost when we got the buffoon-in-chief for president, BUT, dum-dum, it was the liberal dummies in your cheer squad that called it a "landslide". You guys haven't seen a landslide like the one coming in November. You can then re-calibrate your little brains to what a real landslide looks like.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

It happens every day, even among progressives. Remember that Obama supporter teacher who went on a shooting rampage because she was denied tenure? Dr. Amy "Effin" Bishop? Her neighbors in Ipswich cheered when she moved out.

Posted by: 2partsgin


Perhaps you should switch to one part gin. The operative words are they cheered "when she moved out." They didn't force her out.

You get the point progressives have been making and you don't even know it!

We all deal with neighbors we don't like or who may be dangerous. We deal with it. We hope they will leave but we don't call Ms. Parker and or take it public.

But frankly, Mrs. Palin has a right to go public. She should just expect that there won't be a lot of sympathy from "real Americans" who have had to deal with neighbors too.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 3, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

An individual even a 'creepy' individual is not "big brother", hence my problem with the politics being played here.

Obviously, in Joe McGinniss' sick mind, he is practically family. It is his RIGHT to stand outside the Palins' windows and peep inside! Many of these people had problems with Nixon bugging DNC headquarters. They dislike their own phones being tapped. Parker was reminding the people who actually read her article that Americans cherish their privacy, and even Sarah Palin counts.

Unless you thought there is an insinuation that the Obama administration has something to do with this relentless Palin stalking?

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

I am convinced that Parsley1 / jgmann are paid lackies for George Soros.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

"Her rabid supporters are posting about who visits McGinnis and where he goes."

Nobody heard of him till he had to go around the neighborhood introducing himself.

Posted by: 2partsgin |
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Don't read much do you. "Fatal Vision?" Do you have a problem that McGinnis invaded Jeffrey McDonals's privacy?

Posted by: arancia12 | June 3, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

I am convinced crui$zn is a paid lackey for $arah. Probably does nothing but skim the "lame stream media" to defend his godde$$. I hope your compen$ation is to carry the Palin'$ baggage on their $ummer Vacation. Oh, wait. You are already carrying their baggage. Good boy. I'd like to see a mockumentary of the Palin'S $ummer Vacation a la Chevy Chase's Summer Vacation. My apologies to Chevy to put him the sentence as the Palin$.

Posted by: Parsley1

See how easily weak minds are convinced. That is precisely how we got the thieves and charlatans we currently have in their precious democrat party! I just like pickin' on dummies. It is sport.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

"We all deal with neighbors we don't like or who may be dangerous. We deal with it. We hope they will leave but we don't call Ms. Parker and or take it public."

Actually, they did take it out to the public. It's just no one cared until the crazy lady shot up her coworkers. But while she lived in Ipswich, everyone in town talked trash about Amy Bishop. She was a pariah in her community and shunned. Just like Joe McGinniss, because he has brought trouble to this neighborhood. All Palin did was point out that this stalker moved in next door. He chose to live there. She is free to say whatever she wants. Since the rest of the country is obsessed with her, that was a dumb move on McGinniss' part.

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

arancia12:

As you know, then, there was a little problem with McGinnASS lying to get that book written (there was also a $350,000 settlement from a lawsuit).

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

nada85484:

We didn't "lose" if Obama wasn't born in Hawaii ; )

Posted by: JakeD2

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reality says you lose

you can look for succor in delusion, but I don't think America wants to join you

Posted by: nada85484 | June 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Kathleen, Are you only noticing now that liberals are really, really creepy especially around women. Does the name Bill Clinton ring a bell? Posted by: jbianco28 | June 3, 2010 11:17 AM
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Oh, that's really REALLY funny -- and so typically headblind and "conservative".

Mark Sanford, David Vitter, John Ensign, Pete Sessions, Mike Duvall, Paul Stanley, Matthew Joseph Elliott, Vito Fossella, Derek Walker, E. Ozwald Balfour, John Bryan, Ted Klaudt, Joseph M. McDade, Jim Gibbons...and innumerable other Republican elected officials or party operatives arrested and charged with various sex crimes involving young men and young women, boys and girls.

And that's just going back to 2006.

http://www.dkosopedia.com/wiki/Republican_Sex_Scandals

Posted by: kayjay503 | June 3, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Hey Parsley1, you're probably still convinced that 0bama is competent, huh?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

nada85484:

A growing number of Americans have doubts about Obama (regardless of where he was born ; )

LOL, cruiszn!

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

"Do you have a problem that McGinnis invaded Jeffrey McDonals's privacy?"

Yes, I do. So did Jeffrey McDonal, who took McGinniss to court. The author settled out of court, so he must have agreed. Stalking is creepy, and invasion of privacy is criminal.

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

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She has far more accomplishments, integrity and love of country than the community organizer and junior senator from Illinois, who hides everyone of his "accomplishments" what ever they may be.

Posted by: cruiszn
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Guess it depends on one's point of view, cruiszn. I think community organizing shows love of country. Being a beauty queen, not so much.

I think graduating from one of the top schools in the nation, getting elected senator, and then President of the US is an accomplishment. Quitting your job as governor...no.

Integrity? Please give an example. I think raising two daughters shows integrity. Promoting chastity while your daughter gets pregnant outside of marriage and then dragging her and her "fiance" to the Rep convention...well, shameful fits that better.

At least President Obama is doing. Mrs. Palin just quits. And whines. And sells book and makes money off the true believers like you. She's laughing all the way to the bank. And she goes to the bank a lot...

Posted by: arancia12 | June 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

cruizn: "Leave it to a liberal idiot to post electoral college votes and think of them as actual votes! You're a troll, huh? Are you getting paid to troll for the Democrat party?"

That's how the CONSTITUTION counts votes, moron. Funny how you tea tards forget about the Constitution when it's inconvenient.

McCain/Palin got CRUSHED. You lose again.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

kayjay503:

At least you took out Henry Hyde's name this time ; )

arancia12:

In her book "The Journalist and the Murderer" Janet Malcolm used the McGinniss-MacDonald trial to explore the problematic relationship, and ethical dilemma just like this current one, between (alleged) journalists and their subjects.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Mark Sanford, David Vitter, John Ensign, Pete Sessions, Mike Duvall, Paul Stanley, Matthew Joseph Elliott, Vito Fossella, Derek Walker, E. Ozwald Balfour, John Bryan, Ted Klaudt, Joseph M. McDade, Jim Gibbons...and innumerable other Republican elected officials or party operatives arrested and charged with various sex crimes involving young men and young women, boys and girls.

And that's just going back to 2006.

http://www.dkosopedia.com/wiki/Republican_Sex_Scandals

Posted by: kayjay503

Yeah, genius? Well one thing the Conservative does that the Liberal can't wrap their brains around, is that WE DENOUNCE THEM and run them from office. We certainly don't make excuses for them, perjure ourselves, or RE-ELECT THEM TO OFFICE!. Finally we would never allow them to go around the world speaking on behalf of the United Stated for anything! BJ Clinton!

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

In 1995, MacDonald defenders Jerry Allen Potter and Fred Bost challenged McGinniss' narrative with their own book: "Fatal Justice: Reinvestigating the MacDonald Murders".

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2008/2008presgeresults.pdf

69,456,897 Obama (52.92%)
59,934,814 McCain (45.66%)

Posted by: Skowronek | June 3, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn might be the most pathetic poster ever on these boards. And given that the competition includes JokeD, that is a pretty incredible accomplishment.

Right up there with the accomplishments of quitter, loser, liar, hypocrite, whiner, moaner, pregnant bride Sarah Palin.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Just to get back on topic (per Ms. Parker):

"someone needs to leave the neighborhood. It shouldn’t have to be Todd and Sarah Palin."

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

cruizn: "Leave it to a liberal idiot to post electoral college votes and think of them as actual votes! You're a troll, huh? Are you getting paid to troll for the Democrat party?"

That's how the CONSTITUTION counts votes, moron. Funny how you tea tards forget about the Constitution when it's inconvenient.

McCain/Palin got CRUSHED. You lose again.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 |
No kidding dummy? Is that how it works? Wow. Well I believe your cheer squad was referring to the "landslide" of people who voted for the dunce. Is that your take, too? Because an electoral landslide is really a stretch, but so is the liberal grasp on reality, so you tell me.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Skowronek:

Thank you for your correction (see, I can be "post-partisan" too : )

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

McGinniss's book is going to be a huge best-seller. And unlike Palin's "book," it will actually be read by most of the people who buy it.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

cruizn: "Leave it to a liberal idiot to post electoral college votes and think of them as actual votes! You're a troll, huh? Are you getting paid to troll for the Democrat party?"

That's how the CONSTITUTION counts votes, moron. Funny how you tea tards forget about the Constitution when it's inconvenient.

McCain/Palin got CRUSHED. You lose again.

Posted by: koolkat_1960

Yeah, the constitution that spells out clearly your right to bear arms, or the constitution that clearly spells out affirmative action, abortion, and rights for anchor babies. It is funny how the liberal Constitution works, huh genius?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Skowronek:

Thank you for your correction (see, I can be "post-partisan" too : )

Posted by: JakeD2

No problem, I prefer using raw data whenever possible. That was definitely a better source than the one I had used.

Posted by: Skowronek | June 3, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Guess it depends on one's point of view, cruiszn. I think community organizing shows love of country. Being a beauty queen, not so much.

"Community organizing" is nothing more than shaking down local businesses. We all know well what ACORN actually does. Obama went to work for the Chicago machine straight out of Columbia and Harvard.

Who helped him pay his tuition? The figures quoted by Lynn Sweet are modest by a long shot. What about Percy Sutton's allegations?

How did Obama get into school? As a foreign exchange student or a legacy student? The only person who saw his transcripts was just appointed to the Supreme Court. Likewise, the only person who saw his passport (who wasn't found shot execution style in front of his church) went to work at the NSA. How did Obama travel to Pakistan in 1981? These are legitimate questions.

Sarah Palin helped pay her way through state colleges by competing in beauty pageants and on basketball scholarships.

"Promoting chastity while your daughter gets pregnant outside of marriage and then dragging her and her "fiance" to the Rep convention...well, shameful fits that better."

Look how judgmental you people are. The party that pretends to support working and single mothers... you're liars, worse than hypocrites. Apparently, you should only show your face in public if your white grandma can afford to send you to private schools.

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Poor cruizn. Your beloved Palin lost by nearly TEN MILLION VOTES!

LOL keep saying that wasn't a landslide and we'll keep pointing out that she lost by nearly TEN MILLION VOTES.

So EC landslide or popular vote landslide, take your pick. Landslide either way.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn might be the most pathetic poster ever on these boards. And given that the competition includes JokeD, that is a pretty incredible accomplishment.

Right up there with the accomplishments of quitter, loser, liar, hypocrite, whiner, moaner, pregnant bride Sarah Palin.

Posted by: koolkat_1960
I might have been the most pathetic, until you showed up. Could you not spell Kool-aid right, or something? The "quitter" Sarah Palin sure gets your panties in a bunch, though, huh? She will come out of all this smelling like roses, though despite the trolls. That is the last laugh. Oh and November will be hilarious, too:)

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I'd love to know why cruiszn is so angry. Such a bitter, hateful, little person.

What happened, did Sarah Palin not send you the cheesecake picture you ask for? And now you're left beating your meat to your Michelle Bachmann picture?

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

"McGinniss's book is going to be a huge best-seller. And unlike Palin's book, it will actually be read by most of the people who buy it."

BS. The only people who will buy it are the people who hate her guts, and most of them would rather pretend she doesn't exist. They can barely sit through a Tina Fey skit, and they certainly can't bother to actually read an article on her. You think these people will shell out money to buy a book on her? I mean, the ones who aren't totally creeped out by the author writing this book in the bushes along the Palins' property line.

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

"Your beloved Palin lost by nearly TEN MILLION VOTES!"

John McCain was the one running for President.

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

69,456,897 Obama (52.92%)
59,934,814 McCain (45.66%)

Posted by: Skowronek

Bush cleared 53% in '06. Was that a landslide?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Yes!

Posted by: Liam-still | June 3, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised to hear that Todd Palin contacted you, being that you've been almost as critical of $arah as McGinniss has over the past two years. I wonder if the reception you would have received would have been any less hysterical had YOU had moved next door to write an expose.

Please read the "Pipe Dreams" piece from Portfolio Magazine and feel free to point out what is so horrible about it.

http://www.portfolio.com/executives/features/2009/03/17/Governor-Palins-Big-Energy-Battles

Posted by: lapeache1 | June 3, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Poor cruizn. Your beloved Palin lost by nearly TEN MILLION VOTES!

LOL keep saying that wasn't a landslide and we'll keep pointing out that she lost by nearly TEN MILLION VOTES.

So EC landslide or popular vote landslide, take your pick. Landslide either way.

Posted by: koolkat_1960
Dude, I hope you have a safe place to recover in November. Get ready to raise the bar, while at the same time raising the quality and integrity of both houses.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, the only dickless wonder with his panties in a bunch is you. Your posts clearly indicate a deranged individual. In other words, a typical Palinite tea tard.

What a sick freak you are. Good thing you have mommy to take care of you.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Poor cruizn. Your beloved Palin lost by nearly TEN MILLION VOTES!

LOL keep saying that wasn't a landslide and we'll keep pointing out that she lost by nearly TEN MILLION VOTES.

So EC landslide or popular vote landslide, take your pick. Landslide either way.

Posted by: koolkat_1960

Might as well be as accurate as possible, rather than rounding the numbers.

9,522,083 votes; or 7.26%

I know I'm being pedantic, but McCain was the presidential candidate. It's just more accurate to refer to him as such. She was his running mate.

I know, it's annoying and I'm weak--but details matter!

Posted by: Skowronek | June 3, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Crui$zn: Lackey. Lackey. Lackey.

Actually I'm glad you're spending so much time responding to the posts. Otherwise I'd be concerned you would be unleashing your $porty $elf on this country in some minor way that would cause harm to those around you.

Do something constructive with yourself. Go buy gas at BP. Drink some bitter tea. Go on EBay and buy the February 2008 Vogue issue that has an article about your godde$$. Color in the $arah Palin Going Rougue Coloring Book. Be sure and color outside the lines. If you are so unhappy with an Obama Administration emigrate. There are plenty of oily islands off the south coast of the US that would welcome you. Your $porty $elf could pick up big fat tar patties.

Posted by: Parsley1 | June 3, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

If Sarah was really protective of her children, then she would have taken better care of her teenage daughter, and not arranged for the guy who impregnated the girl, to get a job, on the north slope.

Of course; now that same daughter is asking for $30,000 appearance fees to promote sexual abstinence.

Neither Sarah or her Daughter practiced sexual abstinence before marriage, but they now want to get rich, telling others to do so.

What are they going to call the speaking tour:

Fornicators For Sexual Abstinence?

Or the Trashy High Stakes Grifters Tour?

Posted by: Liam-still | June 3, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Skowronek: of course McCain was at the top of the ticket, but many of these sick Palinbots are proud to say that they voted for McCain only because Palin was on the ticket, so just go with the flow. Let these feebs stay in their fantasy world.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

poor cruizn. Your beloved Palin lost by nearly TEN MILLION VOTES!

LOL keep saying that wasn't a landslide and we'll keep pointing out that she lost by nearly TEN MILLION VOTES.

So EC landslide or popular vote landslide, take your pick. Landslide either way.

Posted by: koolkat_1960
Leave it to a liberal to call 7% a landslide. I guess that is why someone tried to put up electoral college votes, huh? Pad that resume, just like 0bama. Oh wait, what resume!?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Skowronek: of course McCain was at the top of the ticket

Posted by: koolkat_1960

I know; I know you know too; it just grates my inner sub-editor!

Posted by: Skowronek | June 3, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

An absolutely despicable one sided hatchet job by Parker lacking even the most basic of journalistic ethics.

As in, factually reporting the entire circumstances in the renting of the house.

No wonder WAPO keeps digging holes in journalistic integrity.

Parker, Will, Krauthammer, Gerson, etc.

Egad WAPO, have you no shame?

Posted by: mdpilot | June 3, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Note to cruizn: Why are you so concerned with 2004? No one cares. Kerry was a lousy candidate. No news there, dipstick.

Back to the topic at hand:

1. Palin got crushed in 2008.
2. McGinniss's book will be a HUGE best seller, turning Palin into even more of a laughingstock than she already is.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Wait one minute. You mean to tell me that Quitter Palin wants the media to stay away from her.

Is this the same Quitter Palin who met with all those Right Wing Reporters, when their cruise ship docked in
Alaska, and spend hours in their company.

Is this the same Quitter Palin who invited Cable talk show hosts up to her place in Alaska, and spend days in their company. She even let them into her kitchen to watch her cooking and feeding the children, that she now is soooooo worried about having any outsiders see. Right!!!.

Pull the other leg, Quitter!!!!

Posted by: Liam-still | June 3, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Why am I* reading this hit?

tk

Posted by: tkavanag | June 3, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

fr the article:

>..."By his telling, Sarah Palin was going out to mow the grass with Trig in a backpack"...<

Anyone with half a brain cell knows that mowing the lawn with a baby in a backpack is extremely dangerous.

Posted by: Alex511 | June 3, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

TEN MILLION VOTES.

And that was before America knew fully how pathetically inept, stupid, ignorant, hypocritical, lying, whiny, immature, and greedy Palin really is.

I encourage -- nay, implore -- you rightwingnuts to make her the GOP nominee in 2012.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Why am I reading this hit?

Posted by: tkavanag | June 3, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

"At least President Obama is doing."

DOING WHAT?

Where was he on BP?
Where was he on Memorial Day?
Where was he during the various terrorist attacks that have happened so far? Remember that shout out to the Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who actually wasn't one?
Where was he on Afghan war strategy for the first 100 days of his presidency?
Where was he when the mullahs were rigging an election and murdering dissidents?
Where was he on Gitmo and the Iraq war?

He was giving Russia a reset button that actually said "overcharge."
He was giving the Queen of England an iPod loaded up with his speeches.
He was having talks without preconditions with Iran while they develop nukes.
He was taking over GM.
He was bowing to the Saudi king, Emperor of Japan and the Mayor of Tampa.
He was telling Turkey we're a Muslim nation.
He was signing a budget with 8,000 earmarks in it.
He was passing unpopular legislation where he had to openly bribe members of his own party while referring to his opponents using sexual slurs that decent people had never heard before.
He was piling up trillions in national debt.
He was golfing, vacationing and partying.

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Parsley thinks i am a paid Palin fan, Kool-aid 1960, thinks 7% is such a landslide victory. Skowronek thinks it is such a landslide that he had to correct and call it 7.2% while describing himself as pedantic and weak. Wow, folks we have Karnak, chicken little, and 0bama all on one page!

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

"Kerry was a lousy candidate."

But McCain was such a good candidate that the world pays more attention to his VP? You guys really should be worried about 2012.

Posted by: 2partsgin | June 3, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

TEN MILLION VOTES.

And that was before America knew fully how pathetically inept, stupid, ignorant, hypocritical, lying, whiny, immature, and greedy Palin really is.

I encourage -- nay, implore -- you rightwingnuts to make her the GOP nominee in 2012.

Posted by: koolkat_1960

He didn't come close to a real landslide 17%, and 17 million by the America loving Ronald Reagan. When your boy can pull numbers like that I'll quit laughing.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

“McGinniss has followed us for some time now, from showing up on our doorstep last winter, bidding over $60,000 for a military charity auction dinner with me, writing the hit pieces, attending at least one Outside book event, etc,” Palin said.
---------------------------------------------------------------

I am very curious about the accusation Palin made about McGinnis "showing up on our doorstep last winter" and wonering why this the first we are hearing about it. I've looked around online but haven't found anything about this uninvited visit aside from this new accusation. Does anybody know more about this?

Posted by: lapeache1 | June 3, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

"He didn't come close to a real landslide 17%, and 17 million by the America loving Ronald Reagan. When your boy can pull numbers like that I'll quit laughing.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse"

Very impressive, but not even close to the margin of LBJ's landslide over true conservative Barry Goldwater.

Again, no one really cares whether it's a "landslide" or not. Obama is president, McCain is not, and you are a little nobody.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

In response to cruiszn's query.

From the FEC site (but no, I didn't take the time to find the number of votes cast for the candidates--perhaps someone else will do so? Much obliged.):

Total Percentage of
Popular Vote:
52.93% 45.65% (Obama/McCain)
48.27% 50.73% (Kerry/Bush)
48.38% 47.87% (Gore/Bush)
49.24% 40.71% (Clinton/Bush)

Posted by: Skowronek | June 3, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Was this what cruiszn was referring to?

48,886,597 (G. Bush)
41,809,476 (Dukakis)

Posted by: Skowronek | June 3, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

17 MILLION VOTES!
Wow, Kool-aid did I say 17%? My bad it was actually 18.2%! Your boy/hero didn't even get half of that. I think that it is that election that actually set the standard. But leave it to the liberals to continually lower the standards, huh? I don't that record will ever be broken by a Democrat, ever. And I expect the bar to be raised even further real soon. Oh, LOL.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Parker when are you going to do a little research and then think a moment before you write?

Surely the Palins have no cause to move since what they truly fear is a book that will be written regardless and, sadly for them, is not going to be based on what Palin wears or does in her "little" garden. From Todd's friendly howdy-do on the first day with is new neighbor you can tell what is annoying these freedom lovers: exposure beyond what they tell our nation on an almost daily basis in newspapers, magazines, in books, on network TV, cable, on facebook and even twitter. All the Palins are really into total rural privacy.

Todd and Sarah apparently were not fearful for Piper when ex-convict drug addicts were living next door for three years. No running to the media then? Why not? But let a respected writer doing a book on Sarah and then Palin can say just about anything no matter how distorted or baseless.

Sarah can calmly make monstrous accusations that this grandfather moved in to peer in through an 8 YO girl's window or that he wants to eavesdrop on her children? These kids really need protection from her if this is truly spinning in her paranoid head. Only Palin's acolytes and silly Parker could believe that.

Apparently since these Artic Grifters are heaving unedited BS so forcefully towards the lower 48 they are more scared of being exposed by a writer than being attacked/robbed by ex-con drug addicts next door.

Posted by: BobSanderson | June 3, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Palin put herself in the public spotlight by running for Gov'ner, being a Gov'ner and then running unsuccessfully for VP of the USA. If she cannot handle the media hounding her as is their right and responsibility, then she should have chosen her profession more carefully or in the least bought more land. I didn't know that the great state of Alaska was known for not having lots and lots of land. Seems if she valued her privacy and wanted to be in the public spotlight she should have shopped for a more private home, but I think being able to cry foul and say the media is out to get me is more what she wants so she gets it.

Posted by: JBUD | June 3, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Palin put herself in the public spotlight by running for Gov'ner, being a Gov'ner and then running unsuccessfully for VP of the USA. If she cannot handle the media hounding her as is their right and responsibility, then she should have chosen her profession more carefully or in the least bought more land so she could have more privacy by not having her neighbors be able o peer in at her and her family. I didn't know that the great state of Alaska was known for not having lots and lots of land. Seems if she valued her privacy and wanted to be in the public spotlight she should have shopped for a more private home, but I think being able to cry foul and say the media is out to get me is more what she wants so she gets it.

Posted by: JBUD | June 3, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Skowronek thinks it is such a landslide that he had to correct and call it 7.2% while describing himself as pedantic and weak.

I never said it was a landslide, you inferred it. I simply supplied the information. Why don't you go look up the word "pedantic". I used the word as a form of self-deprecating humor.

Posted by: Skowronek | June 3, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

In other words, Skowronek, cruiszn's claim that Bush got 53 percent against the pathetically weak Kerry is an outright lie.

No surprise there.

In fact, it's been over 20 years since a Republican candidate got as high a percentage of the vote as Obama got.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

"-Mayor of Nowhere, Alaska
Successful? lololololololololololol
Posted by:unpluggedboodah
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You make it up as you go, huh, dummy? ... And have you ever been to Wasilla? Typical liberal jerk. Tell all from Wasilla how much their town is "nowhere". Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 1:56 PM
========================

Maybe you ought to quit commenting here, and study up a bit more on your idol Sarah Palin.

http://sarahpalinexposed.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/palin_nowhere_shirt.jpg

Oh, the Palinita stoopid, it hurts!!

Posted by: kayjay503 | June 3, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Why don't you go look up the word "pedantic". I used the word as a form of self-deprecating humor.

Posted by: Skowronek
Only you have neither the capacity for self deprecation, nor humor.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

For cruiszn:

Johnson: 61.1%
Goldwater: 38.5%

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

JBUD and BobSanderson:

So, what I hear you saying is that targeting the underaged children of ANYONE who runs for Vice-President (or, perhaps even President?) is fair game?

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn: "Tell all from Wasilla how much their town is "nowhere"."

Well, Wasilla is the crystal meth capital of Alaska, so I have to give them their due for that.

But otherwise, it's a worthless, trailer-trash wide spot in the road.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Time to go after Sasha and Malia Obama, just like David Letterman did with Willow Palin!

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

"at least the regular girl isn't afraid to face the tough questions on FOX. The heat is too much for any leftist clown to endure.
Posted by: cruiszn"|
Tough questions on Fox-are you always this funny?

Posted by: missgirl | June 3, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Very impressive, but not even close to the margin of LBJ's landslide over true conservative Barry Goldwater.

Again, no one really cares whether it's a "landslide" or not. Obama is president, McCain is not, and you are a little nobody.

Posted by: koolkat_1960
And LBJ offered these gems: Medicare, Medicaid, and the War on Poverty. Fail, fail and fail. Wow, looks like the sheep followed right after those promises, huh? Just like a liberal: judge us for our intentions, but don't look at results. Genius? Just like 0bama, offer it all, but deliver zilch.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I hear that A-Rod was caught climbing out of Sasha Obama's bedroom window last time he was in D.C.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Maybe you ought to quit commenting here, and study up a bit more on your idol Sarah Palin.

http://sarahpalinexposed.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/palin_nowhere_shirt.jpg

Oh, the Palinita stoopid, it hurts!!

Posted by: kayjay503
well, look, Dummy, Skowronek calls himself pedantic and weak, but he gets rather upset when I do. Do you kinda get the difference???

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I don't like my neighbors either, can I call the media and demand their removal? Oh I guess I'm not an uppercrust member of the elite sect like Queen $arah and the First Dude.

P.S. Can't wait to buy McGinnis's book which I didn't even know existed til now!

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn:

Hopefully, Obama learns a lesson from LBJ and declines to run again ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Again, to get back on topic (per Ms. Parker):

"someone needs to leave the neighborhood. It shouldn’t have to be Todd and Sarah Palin."

For those who disagree with Ms. Parker, if some reporter from FOX News was doing this to YOUR favorite liberal, then maybe you'd sing a different tune.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

"at least the regular girl isn't afraid to face the tough questions on FOX. The heat is too much for any leftist clown to endure.
Posted by: cruiszn"|
Tough questions on Fox-are you always this funny?

Posted by: missgir

Well, yes. Apparently I missed all of the times 0bama has appeared FOX, or Gibbs, or Biden, or Kerry, or, Pelosi, or Emanuel, or Axlerod or,Clinton, or Sebelius, or Reid, or Salazer, or Napolitano, or Duncan or...Tell me about them.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

unpluggedboodah:

Want to bet that McGinnASS doesn't sell anywhere near what "Going Rogue" sold?

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn:

I think that Obama went on FOX once.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

unfortunately you don't get to choose your neighbors, I would gladly trade a couple of sets with them. If they don't want anyone living there then they should pay to rent it so it stays empty. Otherwise its a free country and the owner is free to rent it to anyone they want.

Posted by: chet_brewer | June 3, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, genius? Well one thing the Conservative does that the Liberal can't wrap their brains around, is that WE DENOUNCE THEM and run them from office. ... Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 2:58 PM
===========================
Oh? Then why are John Ensign, David Vitter, Mark Sanford and Pete Sessions still hanging around? Where has the denunciations from Conservatives been for these adulterers and morally bankrupt sleazebags? Are you all just waiting for their terms to run out? What a cop-out THAT is.

**crickets**

Posted by: kayjay503 | June 3, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

"Very impressive, but not even close to the margin of LBJ's landslide over true conservative Barry Goldwater.

Again, no one really cares whether it's a "landslide" or not. Obama is president, McCain is not, and you are a little nobody.

Posted by: koolkat_1960
And LBJ offered these gems: Medicare, Medicaid, and the War on Poverty. Fail, fail and fail. Wow, looks like the sheep followed right after those promises, huh? Just like a liberal: judge us for our intentions, but don't look at results. Genius? Just like 0bama, offer it all, but deliver zilch.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse"

Please, turd, we're talking about election results. Why is it so hard for you to stay on topic? You seem to do that a lot; someone makes you look stupid, so your response is to try to change the topic. ADD?

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

So much flack for a woman with more cajones than anyone in the liberal clown party, but they see no problem with an impeached president, serial adulterer making $100 million trotting around the globe putting America down to anyone that will listen. Unbelievable. What a party!

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

The Palins' interference with McGinnis's right to live where he chooses is un-American. If the Palins resent the freedoms that make America a special place, perhaps they should move to a country with less freedoms.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Please, turd, we're talking about election results. Why is it so hard for you to stay on topic? You seem to do that a lot; someone makes you look stupid, so your response is to try to change the topic. ADD?

Posted by: koolkat_1960
Okay. The only reason I read Parker's article is because I caught wind that Todd contacted her. She was fair for once, but her bread gets buttered by Palin articles. McGinniss is a has-been, and Sarah will come out just fine despite it. She always seems to be able to turn the joke on the idiots at the end of the day. This will be no different. She out classes, out earns and out thinks this clown. How's that?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Palin support in these comments sections mirrors her support in real life: two loudmouth idiots defending her while everyone else runs from her in disgust.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

"And LBJ offered these gems: Medicare, Medicaid, and the War on Poverty. Fail, fail and fail."

Really, turd? Then why is it so many of your tea tard brethren have told the government to "keep your hands off my Medicare"?

You're a very confused little nobody. In addition to being bitter and angry.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

The Palins' interference with McGinnis's right to live where he chooses is un-American. If the Palins resent the freedoms that make America a special place, perhaps they should move to a country with less freedoms.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah

I'm sure she'll sit right where she is and will make a fool out of McGinniss. She out classes, out earns and out thinks the moron 10 to 1. She comes out on top every time. That is what eats at you dummies, and it is a joy to watch and behold.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

LOL!!! Child molesters can't live within 100 yards of schools; is that UN-American too?

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

If Palin can't even handle a nosy neighbors, how would she handle hostile world leaders and a hyper-critical media? How would she handle a nosediving economy and a massive environmental catastrophe? Would she call up Kathleen Parker and cry about it???

Thank God we elected Obama instead of this thin-skinned weak-kneed pretender.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

"She out classes, out earns and out thinks this clown."

Outclasses? Impossible. She has no class whatsoever.

Outearns? Probably. There appears to be a huge market for her unique brand of inane stupidity.

Outthinks? LOL

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

"And LBJ offered these gems: Medicare, Medicaid, and the War on Poverty. Fail, fail and fail."

Really, turd? Then why is it so many of your tea tard brethren have told the government to "keep your hands off my Medicare"?

You're a very confused little nobody. In addition to being bitter and angry.

Posted by: koolkat_1960

Well, buttjam, I do believe that it is headed for insolvency, no? And most liberal programs love to get the voting base hooked on freebies, votes, ya know? Are you that stupid or was that sarcasm?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of privacy, why did Palin even approach Joe McGinnis? Why are the mavens of the media(like the alliteration?) still writing about this would-be cheerleader who couldn't even finish out her term as governor of the Great White North..try all you want, she's not going to be a player in 2012, no matter what you wimgnuts say..

Posted by: markappraiser1 | June 3, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

unpluggedboodah:

So, no "bet" then? There are also far more that just TWO Palin supporters out here. Last time I checked, 59,934,814 of us voted for her (and McCain, although I would have preferred her on top ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

"She out classes, out earns and out thinks this clown."

Outclasses? Impossible. She has no class whatsoever.

Outearns? Probably. There appears to be a huge market for her unique brand of inane stupidity.

Outthinks? LOL

Posted by: koolkat_1960

And leave it to idiots like you to know all about class, right? You are all so pretentious and condescending. Idiot.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

"Well, buttjam, I do believe that it is headed for insolvency, no? And most liberal programs love to get the voting base hooked on freebies, votes, ya know? Are you that stupid or was that sarcasm?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse"

You seem to be the stupid one -- the tea tard base doesn't vote Democratic. Yet they still love the freebies.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

markappraiser1:

Care to put your money where your mouth is?

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Bush cleared 53% in '06. Was that a landslide? Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:14 PM
============================
Oh? Did we have a Presidential election in 2006 too?

Or are you talking about Jeb Bush?

(He served 2 terms as governor, 1998 and 2002 -- term limits prevented running again)

Posted by: kayjay503 | June 3, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

OK - if the Palins, who normally hate and shun all but the most suck-up media, consider Kathleen Parker a go-to person to get their "story" out - I think that pretty much says all we need to know about Ms. Parker.

Somebody has to leave the street and it shouldn't be the Palins? Drink the Kool-Ade much?

Posted by: hohandy | June 3, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Someone posted:

"That post from McGinnis's son was a joke."

So the liberal blog Politico's Ben Smith got it wrong ? McGinnis's son claiming McGinnis's father is a creepy love-sick stalker is wrong ?

What are we thinking ? Just because McGinnis continues to show up at Palin events around the country, move next door, and well BEHAVE like a creepy love-sick stalker.. doesn't mean he is one.

He might just be an original non-creeper stalker ?

And I'm curious.. who would tell a liberal reporter that their father is stalking a beautiful politician ? That would be pretty disgusting. Tight-nit family there.

Curiously, the version that it is a joke... hasn't come up. There has been no rebuttal or denial by McGuinnus or his son. McGinnus in a long ABC interview just kept repeating... I'm not a stalker.. just because I look and behave like one.

Sorry.. the lady journalists (Parker and Marcus) have a better read on this guy.. a creeper stalker.

But heck liberals have never had any problem defending creepy misogynist males - think Clinton, Kennedy's, Edwards.

Posted by: pvilso24 | June 3, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of privacy, why did Palin even approach Joe McGinnis? Why are the mavens of the media(like the alliteration?) still writing about this would-be cheerleader who couldn't even finish out her term as governor of the Great White North..try all you want, she's not going to be a player in 2012, no matter what you wimgnuts say..

Posted by: markappraiser1
Hey Genius, Todd went over to introduce himself and then discovered who it was. Then decided he didn't like his neighbor. I can't stand any of my liberal neighbors. Wait, they all grew a brain and detest 0bama now, too. Too bad you don't have good neighbors to help you see through the fraud that is the democrat party, huh?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Re: Parsley thinks i am a paid Palin fan, Kool-aid 1960, thinks 7% is such a landslide victory. Skowronek thinks it is such a landslide that he had to correct and call it 7.2%

Crui$zn: If McCain/Palin had won by 7% you would be calling that a landslide.

I must correct CruiSzn. It's Carnac not Karnak. Karnak is an Egyptian pyramid. Of course, you probably don't know this because most likely you are a xenophobe. Carnac the Magnificant was an alter ego of Johnny Carson. I must say if you are comparing me to Carnac/Johnny this is a complement because it's easy being a psychic when it comes to deducing your $porty rants.

It's so interesting that Crui$zn doesn't defend or refute any of the fact$ about $arah and Bri$tol's pre-marital pregnancies and their total lack of empathy and the hypocrisy or the fact that $arah is a media 'ho. Girl wants it both ways.

Crui$zn: Out yourself, boy. Who are you? Just the facts. Education. Employment. Yearly income. Any other assets besides Palin paraphilia? Any government benefits? Have you, God forbid, procreated?

I'll play. College graduate, Summa cum laude. Oncology nurse. $60,000. Assets - empathy, agreeing to disagree without being disagreeable, wicked sense of humor. 2010 college graduate daughter on her way to vet school.

Posted by: Parsley1 | June 3, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Bush cleared 53% in '06. Was that a landslide? Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:14 PM
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Oh? Did we have a Presidential election in 2006 too?

Or are you talking about Jeb Bush?

(He served 2 terms as governor, 1998 and 2002 -- term limits prevented running again)

Posted by: kayjay503

Nope, I made a mistake and meant '04. I hope that is okay?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Maybe you ought to quit commenting here, and study up a bit more on your idol Sarah Palin. http://sarahpalinexposed.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/palin_nowhere_shirt.jpg Oh, the Palinita stoopid, it hurts!! Posted by: kayjay503
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well, look, Dummy, Skowronek calls himself pedantic and weak, but he gets rather upset when I do. Do you kinda get the difference???
Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 4:08 PM
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Time to retire from the field of debate, chum. You don't even recognize when you've lost every debate point.

- - - - - -

And by the way, if I were you I would hesitate to claim your idol Sarah Palin has more "cajones".

It's obvious that's why she had that man-jaw feminized last year, and all the facial hair removed and skin peeled to remove the coarseness...

Posted by: kayjay503 | June 3, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Man, I cannot wait to buy McGinnis's book! I'm going to donate copies to my local libraries! I'll give them away as birthday presents! I sure hope McGinnis tours the country to promote this wonderful book!

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

I don't know who I feel worse for: McGinnis for being harassed and stalked by the Palins or Kathleen Parker for foolishly allowing herself to be a media tool of the scheming dishonest Palins.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

With the Gorilla from Wasilla in the neighborhood, how could it get much lower?
I guess the Republican party and the Tea Party want to decide who can live where.
If Palin can't handle one little old writer, what would she have done under the glare of the national and international media. Probably resigned and his in Wasilla.

Posted by: pjohn2 | June 3, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

cruizn = Todd Palin

Todd, don't you need to shine Queen $arah's shoes? Don't you have some ethically-borderline calls to make on Sarah's behalf? Don't you have some kids you need to shove in front of the spotlight? Run off now and make yourself useful.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

unpluggedboodah (last time I will ask):

Want to bet that McGinnASS doesn't sell anywhere near what "Going Rogue" sold?

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD

Sarah Palin is the Typical Right Wing Conservative White Republicans plus all Sarah Palin groupees and supporters.

NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD - Battlecry for White Right Repub.

At one time, you don't want Irish in your neighborhood.

At one time, you don't want Jews in your neighborhood.

Even today, You don't want Colored People in your Neighborhood.

You don't want Muslim or Middle Eastern People or Arabic People in your neighborhood

You don't want homosexual in your Neighborhood

Type Right Winger Sarah Palin don't not want McGinniss in her neighborhood.

Who do you want in your neighborhood? Definitely's Hitler's Master Race as long as they are Right Wing White Evangelical Chrisitian Conservative Republicans

Posted by: joesmith21 | June 3, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't be surprised to find that Palin has designs on making Mr. McGinnis extramarital affair # 3 or # 4, depending on whom you believe. Not sure why else she would be watching his bedroom through binoculars and sending her husband over to proposition him.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Mr. McGinnis should respond by setting a live webcam up in his front yard.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

One more thing!

You heard of White Flight!

Now, it Right Fligh!

Palin's and always move out. Knowing Palin desperate need for money, fame, etc.

She probably can get a premium for her home. Some hard-core groupee will pay super inflated price for her home.

Posted by: joesmith21 | June 3, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

unpluggedboodah:

Of course, it's also possible that Sarah Palin does NOT fantasize sexually about Joe McGinniss.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

All "cajones" than anyone in the liberal clown party ? - and no brains. Can't memorize more than one multi-syllable word a month.

Posted by: pjohn2 | June 3, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

"unpluggedboodah (last time I will ask):

Want to bet that McGinnASS doesn't sell anywhere near what "Going Rogue" sold?

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse "

I can find 'Going Rogue' in the bargain bin at any Wal-Mart for 5 cents. So I'm not sure really where you're going with that. I will give you the fact that Sarah Palin fans love to line her pockets and support her upper-crust elitist lifestyle.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

'll play. College graduate, Summa cum laude. Oncology nurse. $60,000. Assets - empathy, agreeing to disagree without being disagreeable, wicked sense of humor. 2010 college graduate daughter on her way to vet school.

Posted by: Parsley1
call me a xenophobe but don't want to be disagreeable? And I meant Karnac, the cartoon. And you must have been the one I was referring to as, you have deduced so much about me. All delivered in a derogatory diatribe. Is that part of your ability to not be disagreeable?
And I am to refute your straw man argument? Are you a truther, too? You know what I would call a landslide? Wow what color is my dog? How many cats do I have? How many patents do I own? Do I like single malt or a blend?
I have a degree, but feel no need to brag. I own my houses, my cars, take no government assistance, I have a nephew in Iraq, 5 daughters all disciplined in martial arts, one who is a black belt. 1 daughter who a marine in Afghanistan, all of them play music and have graduated from universities from around the world, all of them are bi-lingual. None of them are liberal sissies, and neither are their husbands. Does that help you? I think with your Karnac abilities you can figure the rest? You'd take being a Johnny Carson gag character as your own character as a compliment? Okay.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I would be curious to see the bedroom in Queen $arah's house where she allowed Briston and Levi Johnston to live in sin and conceive under her own roof. Maybe Mr. McGinnis can interview these so-called servants of the Lord and find out how exactly that all went down. As opposed to Queen $arah's opnions on, well, anything, I would find the story of Bristol and Levi's love-child conceived while living in sin in the Palin home to be fascinating.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

This is actually the best way you could think of to use your space in the Post, Kathleen?

Posted by: turningfool | June 3, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I can find 'Going Rogue' in the bargain bin at any Wal-Mart for 5 cents. So I'm not sure really where you're going with that. I will give you the fact that Sarah Palin fans love to line her pockets and support her upper-crust elitist lifestyle.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah

John Kerry elitist, or John Edwards elitist? Or Queen Pelosi elitist? Or I am the one we've been waiting for 0bama elitist? Not in my back yard Kennedy elitist? Special deal Chris Dodd or you pay my taxes Timmy Geithner elitist? Dummy.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

cruizn, you're real brave mouthing off behind the anonymity of cyberspace..I hope the person who read this "article" to you is around to read this response as well..if you hate your neighbors so much(Why? Because they're black, gay, anyone different than you?) why don't you just move..to Iraq or Afghanistan?
Hey, I'd love to debate you but in a battle of the wits, you're half-armed..

Posted by: markappraiser1 | June 3, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Can we stick Palin on a flotilla and send her to Gaza? Please? I promise not to tip off Israel.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Bush cleared 53% in '06. Was that a landslide? Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:14 PM

But he didn't. 50.7% is the actual. Google it if you don't believe me.

Posted by: wbirdsell | June 3, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

A wee bit of consistency in matters of law and policy please, Ms. Palin.

I can't think of anyone who has been more outspoken on her right to assert her views and trample the privacy rights of others.

Just pull out the fourth amendment and stomp on it, why don'tcha?

Yet now, you say: “It’s very creepy. Knowing that someone is going to be writing a hit piece, and he’s 15 feet away from you.”

The invasion of privacy has ruined the Palins’ summer.

“This [summer] is what we live for. We like to be outside and do family activities, and big brother is watching.”

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Yes, and there are are those who believe, other people's privacy rights are expendable, but of course, not their own.

And since we are talking law, the law is fairly clear on the tort, invasion of privacy, with respect to public figures.

Tough break.

Posted by: secretscribe | June 3, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

cruizn, you're real brave mouthing off behind the anonymity of cyberspace..I hope the person who read this "article" to you is around to read this response as well..if you hate your neighbors so much(Why? Because they're black, gay, anyone different than you?) why don't you just move..to Iraq or Afghanistan?
Hey, I'd love to debate you but in a battle of the wits, you're half-armed..

Posted by: markappraiser1

Nope, dummy, I disliked my neighbors for the liberal ideas they had. They saw the light, though. I don't care what color my neighbors are, or black and gay like me. Even half armed you are a mental midget.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

secretscribe:

Trig Palin is a "public figure"?

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Bush cleared 53% in '06. Was that a landslide? Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 3:14 PM

But he didn't. 50.7% is the actual. Google it if you don't believe me.

Posted by: wbirdsell

I don't believe you, but, damn, dude we moved on long ago. You don't even have to google that to see!

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

"But heck liberals have never had any problem defending creepy misogynist males - think Clinton, Kennedy's, Edwards.


Posted by: pvilso24 | June 3, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse "

Mark Sanford, John Ensign, Larry Craig...

Oh wait, those are Republican scumbags. Nice argument, chump.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

secretscribe:

Hopefully, Alaska law allows SOME recourse if McGinnASS follows the advice of the galactically stupid here and installs web cams all pointed at her property.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: markappraiser1 By the way: I'm brave anywhere I go.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Has Palin figured out that Africa is a continent yet?

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Wingnuts:

Can you spell "slander"? The Palin's(that's a Russian name, isn't it?) should be mindful of their stupid, slanderous comments. These punks think they're above the law..they're not, and neither are you..

Posted by: markappraiser1 | June 3, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

"But heck liberals have never had any problem defending creepy misogynist males - think Clinton, Kennedy's, Edwards.


Posted by: pvilso24 | June 3, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse "

Mark Sanford, John Ensign, Larry Craig...

Oh wait, those are Republican scumbags. Nice argument, chump.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah

Here, one more time for the incredibly dense. We kick out our sleaze balls. We don't circle the wagons to protect them. We don't re-elect them to president of the US. And, we ADMONISH them. We would never believe that an impeached serial rapist should speak on America's behalf for ANYTHING. Do you start to see the difference in the two parties yet?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

The Palins found themselves out of the news cycle - you know the one they claim to hate so much - and so Todd harasses their neighbor then calls gullible news reporters to create a fake story? Funny stuff. Sorry Kathleen, you got rooked. Better luck next time.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Well, I must say, this has been a lot of fun today. Cruiszn, you are what's known as a "useful idiot." Hope we'll see more of you around here.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

My bad, the impeached president, BJ Clinton was only accused of being a serial rapist, but he was proven to be a serial adulterer. Sorry if I impugned his stellar image. I know the left draws the line somewhere, at least I hope you can see a difference between being a rapist and an adulterer.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

"Do you start to see the difference in the two parties yet?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse "

My party is in power and yours is a huge mess? My party is led by strong men like Barack Obama and yours is hijacked by weak-kneed ninnies like Sarah Palin? My party works for Middle Class America while yours panders to Big Oil and Wall Street?

Take your pick.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Well, I must say, this has been a lot of fun today. Cruiszn, you are what's known as a "useful idiot." Hope we'll see more of you around here.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 |
ta-ta, dummy. Have a better day. Let's do it again sometime, kay?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

My party is in power and yours is a huge mess? My party is led by strong men like Barack Obama and yours is hijacked by weak-kneed ninnies like Sarah Palin? My party works for Middle Class America while yours panders to Big Oil and Wall Street?

Take your pick.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah

Strong men like the serial adulterer BJ Clinton, and John Edwards you mean? We're cleaning house in this party, but it is not nearly in as much disarray as the liberal joke party. Hope you like it in November!

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to register as a Republican in 2012 just so I can work to get Queen $arah on the ballot. I can't imagine a better way to assure President Obama a second term.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Brilliant move on the part of the Palins. They can get their vacation elsewhere and McGinnis can sit in the rented house and write his book! I love it!!

Posted by: truga1 | June 3, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Wingnuts:

Can you spell "slander"? The Palin's(that's a Russian name, isn't it?) should be mindful of their stupid, slanderous comments. These punks think they're above the law..they're not, and neither are you..

Posted by: markappraiser1

You're not above being able to articulate a cogent thought are you? Project much?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

How much does baby Trig weigh nowadays? He's over 2 years old now, so it seems improbable that Sarah would be strapping him onto her back while mowing the lawn (unless it's a riding mower, perhaps).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 3, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to register as a Republican in 2012 just so I can work to get Queen $arah on the ballot. I can't imagine a better way to assure President Obama a second term.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah

See, this is why I think there should be competency tests for voting. The party would never let a dummy like you vote, even in the primaries.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, you must be shelling out a lot of $ to whomever reads and writes for you..

Posted by: markappraiser1 | June 3, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

"Todd comes across as the regular guy’s regular guy. He has an easygoing, laid-back manner, to be sure. But he’s also a husband and father, protective of his family and cautious with strangers. Especially -- and understandably -- with media strangers." ~ Parker.

_______________________________________

Uh-huh. That's why he talked to you -- a media stranger that he did not know.

The Palins have sold themselves as a 24/7/365 Jerry Springer sideshow and now they want their privacy?

Puh-leeze!

Posted by: WhateverHeSaid | June 3, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Brilliant move on the part of the Palins. They can get their vacation elsewhere and McGinnis can sit in the rented house and write his book! I love it!!

Posted by: truga1

Exactly! These clowns have not yet figured out that Sarah Palin has always turned the tables on idiots and came out on top. Every time. They are denied their schadenfreude each and every time. I love it.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

How much does baby Trig weigh nowadays? He's over 2 years old now, so it seems improbable that Sarah would be strapping him onto her back while mowing the lawn (unless it's a riding mower, perhaps).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker

Just shows she's stronger and healthier than the average liberal woman. Oh, wait, they abort most of them, don't they? Must be genes, huh, genius?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, you must be shelling out a lot of $ to whomever reads and writes for you..

Posted by: markappraiser1

Aw, shucks. Beating up dummies is child play. Every time you open your mouth or put a thought to the keyboards there is hypocrisy. You're just to blind to see.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

The Palins can afford a thousand summer vacations with all the money they've scammed off their naive Right Wing supporters. Must be nice to be an elitist upper-crust member of high society.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

This paparazzi author moves next door to Palin, but that's OK because it's Palin. When dealing with Palin everything said and everything done is OK. How will it be reported by the same people who looked the other way or gave this nut his spotlight because he's stalking Palin. All stalkers have their fantasies. Moving next door to Palin was McGinniss first fantasy. People like McGinniss hears what they want to hear. Sees what he wants to see and thinks when Palin speaks she's speaking directly to him. It's the same when stalkers follow the celebrities around and show up at their doorsteps. It's when the stalkers feel rejected that they take action against the people they follow. Who will claim responsibility for what McGinniss does. Who?

Posted by: houstonian | June 3, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, once you get past 4 letters, you're lost..

Posted by: markappraiser1 | June 3, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

BTW cruiszn, how much are you paying your designated reader?

Posted by: markappraiser1 | June 3, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

markappraiser1:

Care to put your money where your mouth is?

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

The Palins can afford a thousand summer vacations with all the money they've scammed off their naive Right Wing supporters. Must be nice to be an elitist upper-crust member of high society.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah
Your boy 0bama, is working diligently to bring the rest of the country that creates wealth down to your level. It's just so unfair to losers like you, no?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, does Mommy still pay for your ISP?

Posted by: markappraiser1 | June 3, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the Palins should vacation to Somalia, since they are always screaming for small government.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

BTW cruiszn, how much are you paying your designated reader?

Posted by: markappraiser1

Is that how leftists sell books? Cheer up buckaroo, November is a mere 4 months and a handfull of days away!!!!

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

"This paparazzi author moves next door to Palin, but that's OK because it's Palin. When dealing with Palin everything said and everything done is OK. How will it be reported by the same people who looked the other way or gave this nut his spotlight because he's stalking Palin. All stalkers have their fantasies. Moving next door to Palin was McGinniss first fantasy. People like McGinniss hears what they want to hear. Sees what he wants to see and thinks when Palin speaks she's speaking directly to him. It's the same when stalkers follow the celebrities around and show up at their doorsteps. It's when the stalkers feel rejected that they take action against the people they follow. Who will claim responsibility for what McGinniss does. Who?

Posted by: houstonian | June 3, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse "

You seem to know an awful lot about stalking. So much so that I'm uncomfortable reading your post. You fap to Queen $arah every night, don't you?

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Needless to say, I agree with Ms. Parker:

"someone needs to leave the neighborhood. It shouldn’t have to be Todd and Sarah Palin."

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, does Mommy still pay for your ISP?

Posted by: markappraiser1

Projecting again, marky?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, you really need to get a life. Or at least go eat dinner at a real table, instead of in front of your computer.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 3, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse


BTW cruiszn, how much are you paying your designated reader?

Posted by: markappraiser1

Is that how leftists sell books? Cheer up buckaroo, November is a mere 4 months and a handfull of days away!!!!

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse "

By November the Talibagger Party should be in full control of what once was the Republican Party. I'm sure you'll make huge gains in the Deep South lol.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, you really need to get a life. Or at least go eat dinner at a real table, instead of in front of your computer.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker
Dude! Now you are the real Karnac! I swear, I am sitting here eating tacos and sipping a margarita, and somehow you knew! It's just too fun responding to you and your buddies' idiocy.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the Palins should vacation to Somalia, since they are always screaming for small government.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah

Yep, not much difference between smaller government and a marxist somali thugocracy, huh? I see 0bama and Pelosi have administered the kool-aid sufficiently. Yep not much in between is there? It's either big nanny government or nothing, with you clowns, huh? How will the US survive without the government wiping your a$$ for you, huh? Idiot.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

By November the Talibagger Party should be in full control of what once was the Republican Party. I'm sure you'll make huge gains in the Deep South lol.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah

And the left calls us racist. wow. It never takes too long to get a liberal idiot to slip.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, you really need to get a life. Or at least go eat dinner at a real table, instead of in front of your computer.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker
Dude! Now you are the real Karnac! I swear, I am sitting here eating tacos and sipping a margarita, and somehow you knew! It's just too fun responding to you and your buddies' idiocy.

Now, crushed ice or cubes? Salt or no salt?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

I need to know something . . . .


Did Sarah Palin violate her family's privacy by making sure everyone knew her family was moving out of Alaska for the summer?
Just how did Kathleen Parker learn that the Palins were moving?
Did SP initiate the 'we're moving' conversation with Ms. Parker, or did Ms. Parker call SP for an update on the Palin family? Hmmmmmmm . . . .
You can bet that Sarah Palin put the word out first!!!!Was it on Faux News, Facebook or Twitter?

First, Sarah's out on the speaking tour schedule, telling everything to anyone who will still listen to what she spews;
Then daughter Bristol thinks she should do the same thing, just for smaller fees$$$.

How can you expect privacy when you're the one telling your business to everyone?

The Palin family are Hypocrites!!!!!!

Posted by: momof20yo | June 3, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

I need to know something . . . .


Did Sarah Palin violate her family's privacy by making sure everyone knew her family was moving out of Alaska for the summer?
Just how did Kathleen Parker learn that the Palins were moving?
Did SP initiate the 'we're moving' conversation with Ms. Parker, or did Ms. Parker call SP for an update on the Palin family? Hmmmmmmm . . . .
You can bet that Sarah Palin put the word out first!!!!Was it on Faux News, Facebook or Twitter?

First, Sarah's out on the speaking tour schedule, telling everything to anyone who will still listen to what she spews;
Then daughter Bristol thinks she should do the same thing, just for smaller fees$$$.

How can you expect privacy when you're the one telling your business to everyone?

The Palin family are Hypocrites!!!!!!

Posted by: momof20yo | June 3, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

The Palins are funny. And by funny, I mean pathetic. Thank God the American voters laughed in their faces two years ago.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, thanks for taking a break from your one handed reading to join us today..

Posted by: markappraiser1 | June 3, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

I need to know something . . . .


Did Sarah Palin violate her family's privacy by making sure everyone knew her family was moving out of Alaska for the summer?
Just how did Kathleen Parker learn that the Palins were moving?
Did SP initiate the 'we're moving' conversation with Ms. Parker, or did Ms. Parker call SP for an update on the Palin family? Hmmmmmmm . . . .
You can bet that Sarah Palin put the word out first!!!!Was it on Faux News, Facebook or Twitter?

First, Sarah's out on the speaking tour schedule, telling everything to anyone who will still listen to what she spews;
Then daughter Bristol thinks she should do the same thing, just for smaller fees$$$.

How can you expect privacy when you're the one telling your business to everyone?

The Palin family are Hypocrites!!!!!!

Posted by: momof20yo

And it seems like Joe McGinnis is the real idiot, then, when all he had to do was ask the Palins about all of their business, huh? What a dummy. No wonder the left loves him so much.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

cruizn is going to blow a gasket rofl. It's so easy to get these honry fanboy idiots who fantasize about Palin all day worked up.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

McGinnis should ask Palin what it feels like to be roundly rejected by the American people in a landslide vote. I'd like to hear her answer.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | June 3, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

markappraiser1:

Thanks for not putting your money where your mouth is ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, thanks for taking a break from your one handed reading to join us today..

Posted by: markappraiser1
how many hands does it take for you to read? It's nothing, really. You're welcome. The pleasure has mostly been mine.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

cruizn is going to blow a gasket rofl. It's so easy to get these honry fanboy idiots who fantasize about Palin all day worked up.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah
Just how do you get "honry fanboy" idiots worked up, unpluggedboodah? I'm sure you have some friends you could call up to join in on all your "working up" ;)

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

McGinnis should ask Palin what it feels like to be roundly rejected by the American people in a landslide vote. I'd like to hear her answer.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah
She's probably grateful the dolt John McCain lost, dummy, just like the rest of us. Now we can see unfettered liberalism crash and burn. The real face of socialism is showing it's head and the sleeping giant has been awaken. Your agenda is being rejected in state after state. Look real hard and you will see November through your myopic face from your basement.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 6:37 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, how can you type with one thumb in your mouth and the other inserted..elsewhere?

Posted by: markappraiser1 | June 3, 2010 6:37 PM | Report abuse

The Palins are funny. And by funny, I mean pathetic. Thank God the American voters laughed in their faces two years ago.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah
oh, silly, YOU are funny! And it's good to know what we mean by funny! Most intelligent American voters are crying about who they elected. But 0bama is a Godsend for exposing the liberal agenda.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

stupid comments about a stupid matter that doesn't rise to the level of national interest. Give it a rest Parker!

Posted by: spify79 | June 3, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, how can you type with one thumb in your mouth and the other inserted..elsewhere?

Posted by: markappraiser1
Talent, I guess, genius. How are you able to read what I write with your head inserted elsewhere? I know you can't understand what I type, but you seem to be able to read. Paper thin rectum?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

It would be completely appropriate for Sarah Palin's husband to tell Mr. McGinnis to not go near his children. This guy is a real creep. Talk about stalking.

Posted by: bobbo2 | June 3, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Poor Sarah and Todd... theirs is the greatest injustice ever suffered by anyone anywhere.

Posted by: johnhunsaker4 | June 3, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

While I am certainly no fan of the Palins, this situation borders on creepy. It is such an invasion of their privacy and his claims to the contrary are ludicrous. He has already written a negative story about her and now wants us to believe that he is only collecting research for his next missive. No one should have to leave their home because they are being, well frankly, stalked by this tabloid-like 'journalist'. Leave the family alone!

Posted by: dmoore11 | June 3, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Hey, if y'all head on over to Sarah's FB page you can see her endorsement for Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. It's hilarious that all of Palin's endorsements have won in the primaries and congressional and senate elections - NONE of 0bama's have! NONE. Oh, LOL!

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Poor Sarah and Todd... theirs is the greatest injustice ever suffered by anyone anywhere.

Posted by: johnhunsaker4 |

No, ours is for having to endure this farce of an administration and "leadership" under a community organizer!

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Wow, cruiszn sounds like an obsessed stalker! Does he think the fair lady Palin will tie her scarf around his great big sword if he defends her honor?

He's been defending her from 1100 to 1833. Seven straight hours! I'll bet McGinnis doesn't care that much about her!

Careful cruiszn, the lady Palin might build a big old fence to keep you out. That or call Homeland Security...

Posted by: arancia12 | June 3, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Creepy? Having Sarah Palin nominated by the GOP for VP, now that was creepy. Having a journalist who might not be your biggest fan living next door? I think Sarah earned that the old fashioned way -- by constantly using her publicity value to advance an accomplishment-free career. Kathleen, you are normally a sensible woman, but on this one, you are way off target.

Posted by: jdnathan | June 3, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: cruiszn

No, ours is for having to endure this farce of an administration and "leadership" under a community organizer!

You use big words for someone without a life.

Posted by: johnhunsaker4 | June 3, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Creepy? Having Sarah Palin nominated by the GOP for VP, now that was creepy. Having a journalist who might not be your biggest fan living next door? I think Sarah earned that the old fashioned way -- by constantly using her publicity value to advance an accomplishment-free career. Kathleen, you are normally a sensible woman, but on this one, you are way off target.

Posted by: jdnathan


constantly using publicity value, accomplishment free??? Do you not know who the president is?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

arancia12:

McGinnASS doesn't care that much about Palin?! You are aware that he MOVED from Massachusetts to Alaska, right? That seems at least an order of magnitude greater than someone posting here.

BTW: did you see my posts about McGinnASS getting sued by Dr. MacDonald?

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 3, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Kathleen Parker's physical presence and mindset are thousands of miles away from Alaska. In other words, you just don't get it. Here in Alaska, when something doesn't go your way, you dig in and figure out how to make it better. If Sarah were the true, down-to-earth Alaskan she trys to portray, she wouldn't be making a national media frenzy out of this. She and Todd would have simply gone about finding a fix for the problem - no drama, no hissy fits - just roll up the sleeves and get it done. So what if they built a fence.

The Palin's are about money, money, money, which they want to earn from their public image. They didn't come home to Alaska after the presidential campaign to resume their lives. Sarah quit as governor so that she could capitalize on her name while she was still in demand. Now she and Todd don't want to pay the price that goes with being public figures and raking in those big bucks. Palins are the ones who messed up and didn't prepare for protecting what they want to keep private. They may have to take some of those millions and invest in securing their privacy, just like other public figures have to do.

McGinniss may not be their favorite person, but who gets to chose their neighbors? If you don't like your neighbor, you either figure out how to make the best of it or you move -- unless you are Sarah Palin. Sarah is the one who snooped on McGinniss, took a picture of him reading on his porch, and posted that on the web. If that isn't stalking, it is at least privacy invading snooping performed by Sarah. The Palins goal is to keep the issue in the national media. Anything to keep those ratings. Afterall, the longer your ratings stay high, the longer you get to collect the huge speaker fees.

As a long time resident of the same area Sarah calls home, I have lived through enough Palin drama to recognize it as such. How long before Ms. Parker and others recognize it?

Posted by: alaskaresident | June 3, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

arancia12:

McGinnASS doesn't care that much about Palin?! You are aware that he MOVED from Massachusetts to Alaska, right? That seems at least an order of magnitude greater than someone posting here.

BTW: did you see my posts about McGinnASS getting sued by Dr. MacDonald?

Posted by: JakeD2
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Another non-reading nutbag! Jaky, I didn't say McGinnis doesn't care about Palin. I said he doesn't care as much as that cruiszn fool.

Please learn to read. Please!! Before you make yourself look more foolish than you already do.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 3, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: cruiszn

No, ours is for having to endure this farce of an administration and "leadership" under a community organizer!

You use big words for someone without a life.

Posted by: johnhunsaker4
Those are big words? Maybe for a 3rd grader. Are you a 3rd grader? So far only one person has guessed any thing about my life here. But, she couldn't answer: crushed ice or cubes? Salt or no salt. Bet you can't even tell me that much about my life either, genius.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Todd probably has issues in his id. The union man that allowed his wife to stay home and raise a family, could not pay the lawyers for her ethics defense of abuse of office to get back at her brother-in-law, watched her gain fame dressing provocatively winking at strange men, bashing the union that gave them a decent life, and now living off her success like a gigolo. Men have a tough enough time dealing with spouses going through menopause and Sarah is right at the cusp. When you see her sweating profusely at Tea Party rallies, you will know for sure what is happening.

Posted by: jameschirico | June 3, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Jake, he got sued by a convicted murderer(McDonald, who doesn't have his medical license anymore) who carved his wife and kids up like a Thanksgiving turkey..I suppose when O.J. sues McGinness for not writing a book about his trial, you'll be pulling for O.J...

Posted by: markappraiser1 | June 3, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Jake, he got sued by a convicted murderer(McDonald, who doesn't have his medical license anymore) who carved his wife and kids up like a Thanksgiving turkey..I suppose when O.J. sues McGinness for not writing a book about his trial, you'll be pulling for O.J...

Posted by: markappraiser1 | June 3, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

No one cares about your life cruiszn. Is that your issue? You have to ride on the very tippy toe ends of La Palin's shirttails to get the attention you crave so badly?

That's pretty weak, dude. Weak and kinda sick. There are meds that will help you with that kind of anxiety...there are even public programs that will get you out of your mom's basement and into therapy.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 3, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Another non-reading nutbag! Jaky, I didn't say McGinnis doesn't care about Palin. I said he doesn't care as much as that cruiszn fool.

Please learn to read. Please!! Before you make yourself look more foolish than you already do.

Posted by: arancia12

Palin and I have a shared interest: We love America, and we want it back from the liberal clowns who are in charge today. The babies with their hands out and dreams of a liberal utopia. Socialism has never worked. Ever. Socialism has led to communism, fascism, nazism and tyranny whenever tried. Idiot. Greece: 70% union government workers. Retire at 52, 5 weeks vacation, "free" this and "free" that. Yeah, and government workers who can strike and demand more and more. Some Utopia. Who works for who in Greece, idiot? The government in America was supposed to work for us. It is supposed to be us! The Constitution is the single greatest document on the earth, and liberals wipe their a$$es with it! Bite me, clown.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Hey, if y'all head on over to Sarah's FB page you can see her endorsement for Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. It's hilarious that all of Palin's endorsements have won in the primaries and congressional and senate elections - NONE of 0bama's have! NONE. Oh, LOL!

Posted by: cruiszn
======================================================
If Y'all could read the results of open elections, Brown won (walked away from Tea Party), McCain lost and so did Hoffman. That's 1 for 3 you mongrel. A mongrel is a male dog with 4 legs, the humor was about a female dog for the mentally deficient. Someone said "Drill baby drill, including offshore" at least a dozen times on video easily seen at Youtube. Then someone said it was the greenies, not the unpaid by law royalties for new sea exploration. For some rubes I could fix it (oil leak) is enough, for others requiring a plan it is a slogan.

Posted by: jameschirico | June 3, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

No one cares about your life cruiszn. Is that your issue? You have to ride on the very tippy toe ends of La Palin's shirttails to get the attention you crave so badly?

That's pretty weak, dude. Weak and kinda sick. There are meds that will help you with that kind of anxiety...there are even public programs that will get you out of your mom's basement and into therapy.

Posted by: arancia12

God, each and every one of you clowns have the same line. Do you idiots ever read each others crap? You can't all live in mom's basement can you??? How tired and old. I have a full view of a beautiful lake and my boat just sitting right there, but for now this is absolutely fun. My boat cost me more than most of your houses, and both are paid for. My basement is bigger than most of your houses. If I was in my basement what the hell does it matter to you anyway?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

constantly using publicity value, accomplishment free??? Do you not know who the president is?

Posted by: cruiszn
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President of the Harvard Law Review, civil rights attorney, professor of constitutional law, State Senator, U.S. Senator, and community organizer (which is kinda like being a small town mayor except you actually accomplish things).

Important to note, he didn't quit any of those jobs to do a book tour and post missives on facebook.

Posted by: leftcoaster | June 3, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

If Y'all could read the results of open elections, Brown won (walked away from Tea Party), McCain lost and so did Hoffman. That's 1 for 3 you mongrel. A mongrel is a male dog with 4 legs, the humor was about a female dog for the mentally deficient. Someone said "Drill baby drill, including offshore" at least a dozen times on video easily seen at Youtube. Then someone said it was the greenies, not the unpaid by law royalties for new sea exploration. For some rubes I could fix it (oil leak) is enough, for others requiring a plan it is a slogan.

Posted by: jameschirico

Palin didn't endorse Hoffman and Scott Brown took the name of the coward of MA out of politics in that state FOREVER. McCain's lost was a Godsend because the liberal agenda is exposed for all to see.

If we weren't forced by liberal idiots to drill 5000 feet below the ocean surface we wouldn't have a crisis now, which is exposing your fraud of a leader now.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

President of the Harvard Law Review, civil rights attorney, professor of constitutional law, State Senator, U.S. Senator, and community organizer (which is kinda like being a small town mayor except you actually accomplish things).

Important to note, he didn't quit any of those jobs to do a book tour and post missives on facebook.

Posted by: leftcoaster
the only law "professor" without one known published paper in the schools 600 year history. Accomplished community organizers like the ones who show up on a banks doorstep to demand people get loans they cant afford or the cry of racist? He spoke of his disdain for the constitution, like most lefties, so impress me with something else, idiot.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

The Palins need to find themselves a nice trailer in a nice trailer park. They would fit in much better there.

Posted by: rparker125 | June 3, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

I'm no Sarah Palin fan but it sure would seem awfully creepy to me that someone would be watching my every move, taking pictures of everything I do, just so he could write something really nasty about me in the end, which could force me to have to defend myself?

Even celebrities are entitle to their privacy.

Back off book worm, leave the Palins some space to live!

Posted by: lindalovejones | June 3, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

The Palins need to find themselves a nice trailer in a nice trailer park. They would fit in much better there.

Posted by: rparker125 | June 3, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

The Palins need to find themselves a nice trailer in a nice trailer park. They would fit in much better there.

Posted by: rparker125 | June 3, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Important to note, he didn't quit any of those jobs to do a book tour and post missives on facebook.

Posted by: leftcoaster
He couldn't have lasted through one of the 10 dropped ethics lawsuits, because for one, he would have been guilty, and two, he is too thin skinned and was way too poor to even pay his parking tickets before running for president. I love the missives on FB because they continually point out the sickness that is the left.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

The Palins need to find themselves a nice trailer in a nice trailer park. They would fit in much better there.

Posted by: rparker125
If your boy 0bama has his way you will all be living in trailer parks, idiot.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Drill baby drill, in the gulf but only if you are the Vietnamese, Mexican, Chinese, Cuban or you could always get 0bama to give you money if you are Brazil, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203863204574346610120524166.html is that it, idiot?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

President of the Harvard Law Review, civil rights attorney, professor of constitutional law, State Senator, U.S. Senator, and community organizer (which is kinda like being a small town mayor except you actually accomplish things).

Important to note, he didn't quit any of those jobs to do a book tour and post missives on facebook.

Posted by: leftcoaster

Do a little research and discover why he and Michelle "voluntarily" gave up their law licenses, genius.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Interesting idea. The poor poor Palins are being violated for living near a journalist. Meanwhile, Sarah has given support to the ultimate racists, harassers, dangerous militias, and 'tea party' psychos in the nation. This whining act isn't holding up, even during their summer.

Posted by: revbookburn | June 3, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

“You are better off having a company operating on a set of principles, that you can at least model, than a political process, which clearly does not produce rational outcomes,” Mr Schmidt said.

CEO of Google, on why Google, apparently has license to operate outside the law of privacy.

He should talk to Sarah. She thinks privacy law protects her, but not other people.

They have a lot in common.

Posted by: secretscribe | June 3, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Interesting idea. The poor poor Palins are being violated for living near a journalist. Meanwhile, Sarah has given support to the ultimate racists, harassers, dangerous militias, and 'tea party' psychos in the nation. This whining act isn't holding up, even during their summer.

Posted by: revbookburn
last I heard the Palins aren't poor, and I can't recall them ever attending an SEIU meeting, or sitting in Jeramiah Wrights church. You watch way to much Joy Behar, clown.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Not sure why this is such a huge issue. Ms. Palin makes a lot of money; why doesn't she just buy the house? Issue solved, no ugly media issues, no unnecessary and unflattering publicity.

I'm also unsure why Ms. Parker is making this the topic of her widely read column. Nothing was added to the debate.

Allowing Todd Palin to use her and the Post to vent his side of the story while the Palins excoriate the media for blowing things out of proportion is deliciously ironic and hypocritical on theirs and Ms. Parkers' parts

Posted by: Dive4Blood | June 3, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a quitter, who dumped the people of Alaska so she could seek fame and fortune. As she travels the globe collecting big bucks, it's really hard to feel sorry for her, since she is now reaping that which she has so greedily sown . . . !

Posted by: rtansey1 | June 3, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

“You are better off having a company operating on a set of principles, that you can at least model, than a political process, which clearly does not produce rational outcomes,” Mr Schmidt said.

CEO of Google, on why Google, apparently has license to operate outside the law of privacy.

He should talk to Sarah. She thinks privacy law protects her, but not other people.

They have a lot in common.

Posted by: secretscribe
operating outside the law is something 0bama and his administration are trying to accomplish each and every waking hour.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Not sure why this is such a huge issue. Ms. Palin makes a lot of money; why doesn't she just buy the house? Issue solved, no ugly media issues, no unnecessary and unflattering publicity.

I'm also unsure why Ms. Parker is making this the topic of her widely read column. Nothing was added to the debate.

Allowing Todd Palin to use her and the Post to vent his side of the story while the Palins excoriate the media for blowing things out of proportion is deliciously ironic and hypocritical on theirs and Ms. Parkers' parts

Posted by: Dive4Blood | June 3, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a quitter, who dumped the people of Alaska so she could seek fame and fortune. As she travels the globe collecting big bucks, it's really hard to feel sorry for her, since she is now reaping that which she has so greedily sown . . . !

Posted by: rtansey1
Dont feel sorry for her, Idiot. I doubt she really cares if you do. She turned the state over to competent hands with Sean Parnell, and he is in a great position to be re-elected. I am sure Alaskans are grateful. Her book from this fiasco will be well worth the reap! :) Your concern is duly noted.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Cruiszn, how are things in your trailer park? Maybe the palins(Russian) will move in next door and you can hate liberals together..

Posted by: markappraiser1 | June 3, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

With the minimal amount of respect I can have for your position, the writer CAN LIVE WHEREVER HE WANTS, and not be told by the newspaper that he could get shot!!! And - not worry about the idiots net door.

Palin and her husband were AIP members.

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Posted by: swanieaz | June 3, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Cruiszn, how are things in your trailer park? Maybe the palins(Russian) will move in next door and you can hate liberals together..

Posted by: markappraiser1

I view all liberals with the same amount of disdain, and it progresses up or down from there. I don't hate you personally, it is just people like you that I despise, appaarently. Condescending presumptuous clowns. Do you see the difference to how I am attacked and how I attack back? I never proclaim to know your income, your race, your hometown, type of house, level of education or any personal information from which to simply attack. The fact that you clowns don't see your racist bigotry astounds.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is the Anti-Christ.

Posted by: Mac27 | June 3, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's politics disgust me - that being said, so does this guy. Its very creepy.

Posted by: realamerican2 | June 3, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is the Anti-Christ.

Posted by: Mac27
Either you should start praying, or you have nothing to worry about.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

McGinnis should not be allowed to live there! There needs to be a law regulating where citizens can live, and everyone needs to fill out the proper application before becoming the neighbor of a public figure! Of course, we'll also need a new bureaucratic agency to regulate who is living where, to process all those applications, to analyze whether someone's profession makes them an acceptable neighbor, and to re-locate all those who, for whatever reason, are no longer fit to live in their current neighborhood.

Yep, those Tea Party folks who don't want McGinnis to be Palin's neighbor are really standing by their "hands-off government" philosophy!

Posted by: tomguy1 | June 3, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Poor Trig, Traq, Britsol, Flap, Tippey and Floosey. Have fun in your new hideout.

Posted by: johng1 | June 3, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Yep, those Tea Party folks who don't want McGinnis to be Palin's neighbor are really standing by their "hands-off government" philosophy!

Posted by: tomguy1
yep, I distinctly remember the article this morning where Governor Palin asked the government to intervene in this matter.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Poor Trig, Traq, Britsol, Flap, Tippey and Floosey. Have fun in your new hideout.

Posted by: johng1,
I think the Palins have a real journalist moving into their house to "look in on Joe"...for their new book. But don't tell anyone.:)It's a Children's book called the creepy neighbor next door"...

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

After reading 100+ comments, I still have yet to find a single substantive phrase from a Palin hater.

Considering the vapid insults being thrown at Palin, I hope you all realize that Palin looks like a genius relative to her opposition.

Posted by: diehardlib | June 3, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Parker..paranoid or just partisan?

Posted by: Mamanomia | June 3, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

I am getting really tired of Sarah Palin's "Boy who cried wolf" mentality. She is always the victim, even tho nothing ever happens to her.
Hands off my kids she says! But, Sarah has no problem thrusting each and every one of them into the spotlight at the drop of a dollar bill.

Lame streeet media is mean to me!!
Now let me get paid for my foxnews spot, and my televisions spots. Thanks LSM!!

Sarah Palin is nothing but a hypocrite with a fetish for playing the victim card.I can not wait till her 15 minutes of staged questions, and interviews are over.

Her neighbor has not done anything wrong, except moving next door to the her!
Leave the poor man alone, Palin is the problem and always has been.

good riddance.

Posted by: Replica | June 3, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

I am getting really tired of Sarah Palin's "Boy who cried wolf" mentality. She is always the victim, even tho nothing ever happens to her.
Hands off my kids she says! But, Sarah has no problem thrusting each and every one of them into the spotlight at the drop of a dollar bill.

Lame streeet media is mean to me!!
Now let me get paid for my foxnews spot, and my televisions spots. Thanks LSM!!

Sarah Palin is nothing but a hypocrite with a fetish for playing the victim card.I can not wait till her 15 minutes of staged questions, and interviews are over.

Her neighbor has not done anything wrong, except moving next door to the her!
Leave the poor man alone, Palin is the problem and always has been.

good riddance.

Posted by: Replica | June 3, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Mamanomia | June 3, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

I am getting really tired of Sarah Palin's "Boy who cried wolf" mentality. She is always the victim, even tho nothing ever happens to her.
Hands off my kids she says! But, Sarah has no problem thrusting each and every one of them into the spotlight at the drop of a dollar bill.

Lame streeet media is mean to me!!
Now let me get paid for my foxnews spot, and my televisions spots. Thanks LSM!!

Sarah Palin is nothing but a hypocrite with a fetish for playing the victim card.I can not wait till her 15 minutes of staged questions, and interviews are over.

Her neighbor has not done anything wrong, except moving next door to the her!
Leave the poor man alone, Palin is the problem and always has been.

good riddance.

Posted by: Replic

WHAT??? WHAT???WHAT???WHAT??? She has merely stated that a creep has moved in next door. The rest is for us to decide...idiot.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

You don't read too much do you?

She has accused her new neighbor of spying, and she has even put up a 15 fence to keep him out.

All over what? You decide.

Posted by: Replica | June 3, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

You don't read too much do you?

She has accused her new neighbor of spying, and she has even put up a 15 fence to keep him out.

All over what? You decide, dolt.

Posted by: Replica | June 3, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

She has accused her new neighbor of spying, and she has even put up a 15 fence to keep him out. Sounds like property rights still exist in Alaska. You gotta problem with that? Idiot.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

She has accused her new neighbor of spying, and she has even put up a 15 fence to keep him out. Posted by: Replica


Sounds like property rights still exist in Alaska. You gotta problem with that? Idiot.

There, stand up loud for your beliefs.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Reading the other posts it seems you are nothing but a troll. Defend the drama queen all you want, you ignorant fool.

But know she would stab you in the back for a .50 cent piece.

Posted by: Replica | June 3, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

If Joe was working for News Corp (Faux "News") or ghost writing for Rush then we'd be seeing a different story. Sarah and Todd live in a private gated community where the lots cost $250,000 (thats the lot, not including the house). And the Palin's try to play a game with their neighbor over rent? The only thing Sarah and Todd have is a lack of class!!

Posted by: Freethotlib | June 3, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Buffoon Bagojevich, the idiot who Obama TWICE helped to get elected (even after he was already under investigation) goes on trial this week.

For your pleasure, a trip down memory lane.

Chicago TV show "Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz."

IL State Senator Obama said, "Right now, my main focus is to make sure we elect Rod Blagojevich as Governor, we..."

"You working hard for Rod?" interrupted Berkowitz.

"YOU BETCHA," said Obama.

"Hot Rod?" asked the host.

"That's exactly right," Obama said.

Second term, Blago under investigation and Obama says, "I have not followed closely enough what's been taking place in these investigations to comment on them."

Obama then proceeds to campaign For Blago again and the buffoon is re-elected.

Posted by: chibay | June 3, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

C'mon this is just stupid. "Creepy"?? Sarah Palin wanted to be a celebrity. Celebrities deal with this all the time, plus paparazzi following them everywhere. Nobody had sympathy for Britney Spears when photogs were snapping photos of her laying in an ambulance. This is the double-edged sword of having a FREE press, folks.

Palin needs to grow up. She compared herself to a pitbull, but all we've seen her do so far is tuck her tail between her legs and hide. During the campaign, she hid from the press(except for that silly photo op with foreign leaders, where any reporter who asked a question literally got shoved out of the room). She doesn't do interviews with serious journalists, and accuses anyone who DOES ask a serious question of "gotcha journalism". She quit her job and abandoned her post in the middle of a national disaster. She throws out attacks at whoever from the safety of her facebook page instead of in a forum where serious-minded people can question what she says. And now what's her problem? Has this journalist been caught breaking into her home? Rummaging thru her trash? Posting photos of Bristol's baby? Stealing home movies? ANYTHING? No. All he's done is make it tough for her to build yet another cozy hiding spot.

There are celebs who know how to keep a low profile. Do we see Gov. Schwarzenegger whining about reporters following him or harassing his family? No. But Palin constantly begs for the spotlight, then whines when all the attention and controversy she constantly ASKS for proves to be too big for her to control. Enough of this. If she wants peace and quiet, she needs to leave public life behind. If she wants to be a politician, she needs to run for OFFICE. If she wants to go after the media, she needs to do some interviews and take them head-on. But if she wants to be a magnet for controversy and tabloid nonsense(which is all she's been so far), then the saying, "Be careful what you wish for..." should be taken to heart.

Posted by: dalinkwent202 | June 3, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Can a Pulitzer be revoked?

Posted by: mdpilot | June 3, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Reading the other posts it seems you are nothing but a troll. Defend the drama queen all you want, you ignorant fool.

But know she would stab you in the back for a .50 cent piece.

Posted by: Replica

no, clown, I like her, support property rights, and individual liberty to the "T" as GRANTED by the Constitution, so bite me.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Can a Pulitzer be revoked?

Posted by: mdpilot'
No, but a Nobel can. Idiot.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

three Nobels that should be revoked:
Algore, Krugman, 0bama. Make it four if someone can tell me: did the peace loving leftist hero Yassir Arafat or Che Gueverra get one?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Property rights have nothing to do with accusing someone of doing something they did not do.
Show me the evidence that her neighbor did anything wrong, other than what her paranoia detects.

He is a brave man living next to her.

Posted by: Replica | June 3, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Property rights have nothing to do with accusing someone of doing something they did not do.
Show me the evidence that her neighbor did anything wrong, other than what her paranoia detects.

He is a brave man living next to her.

Posted by: Replica

Property rights have everything to do with you being able to build a fence, in America, on your own property to block out a neighbor who you think is a creep. Dummy. She could see he was a creep from her back yard to his without him even moving to Wasilla. Imagine that:) Thank God building a fence on your own property is still legal in America. Too bad that thinking your neighbor is a creep is such a big issue.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

The Palins NEVER disappoint. Like fourteen year olds, they expect to get hundreds of thousands of dollars being celebrities then get pissed off when the celebrity they craved and sought has to be paid for with a little loss of privacy.

Boo F#$%ing Hoo.

Mr. and Mrs. Palin ought to be more careful about what they wish for, because what they get might be more than only what they wish for.

The problem with that couple is they exist in a perpetual state of emotional adolescent entitlement and have never developed into mature adults. In other words, grown up spoiled brats.

Posted by: kuvasz | June 3, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

The problem with that couple is they exist in a perpetual state of emotional adolescent entitlement and have never developed into mature adults. In other words, grown up spoiled brats.

Posted by: kuvasz

Dude you just described the entire liberal voting base.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Yeah pesky evidence to back up a claim of spying is so inconvenient. Property rights have nothing to with that. Man, are you dense.
considering the article, two peas in a pod.

"Too bad that thinking your neighbor is a creep is such a big issue."

Posted by: Replica | June 3, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Dang, Replica, aren't you glad you can still build a fence on private property in rural Alaska just because you think your neighbor is a creep? Or do you think Governor Palin should have to go to court to prove he is a creep, first? I know that courts have nothing better to do by the way. Should private property even be allowed in the US at this stage of human suffering?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

She can build a fence to the moon for all I care.
But accusing people of doing something they did not do I do care about. The half-term goveneor really needs to learn how to co-exist with the media, considering her stardome resides with them.

You can't read scripted questions forever if you want to be President. Sooner or later you might have to answer what magazines, or newspapers she reads.

As far as anything else you say, you generalize about everyone and call them liberals, even tho it does not take a democrat to realize how dim Mrs. Palin is. Or little she actually knows about anything other than what her handlers tell her.

Let me offer you some advice. Pick someone who might be something one day, like President. Mrs. Palin will never be anything but a spokes model.

Posted by: Replica | June 3, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Damn, cruiszin! 12 hours and counting in the defense of Sarah Palin!

Dude, you seriously need a life.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 3, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Replica

Palin has been accused of giving birth to Bristol's Baby, by the creep that moved in next door. Explain your defense of that.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Damn, cruiszin! 12 hours and counting in the defense of Sarah Palin!

Dude, you seriously need a life.

Posted by: arancia12

Damn, dude, I hear you. I made about $520 dollars when I can usually make about 12 grand. But I have had fun. The Margaritas are getting to me:)

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Freedom of Speech. Oh, I'm sorry did you not read the whole constitution? tsk tsk.

As far as criminal charges. Try the fifth ammendment. Oh, I'm sorry did you not read the whole constitution?

ahahaha


yes, I am laughing at you. ahahahah

Posted by: Replica | June 3, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Damn, cruiszin! 12 hours and counting in the defense of Sarah Palin!

Dude, you seriously need a life.

Posted by: arancia12
I'm not just "defending Sarah Palin", I'm beating up dummies. It's all good. Thanks for the score. What time did I start?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Freedom of Speech. Oh, I'm sorry did you not read the whole constitution? tsk tsk.

As far as criminal charges. Try the fifth ammendment. Oh, I'm sorry did you not read the whole constitution?

ahahaha


yes, I am laughing at you. ahahahah

Posted by: Replic

Dummy, you don't have to read any further than the Bill of Rights, Article 1 of the Constitution:The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law "respecting an establishment of religion", impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
Laugh all you want, idiot.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, to call you a loser would be an insult to losers. send our regards to mommy when she wipes your butt before beddy-bye time.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 3, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

You asked me a question, I responded. He can write what ever he wants to write. She can say whatever she wants to say, as long as she can back up criminal charges with evidence. Simple as that.
Keep insulting people cause you are more often than not, dead wrong. Makes you out to be a mouth breathing intellectually stunted fool.

I'm done for the night, have fun proving me right.

Posted by: Replica | June 3, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Yeah..we all can tell how successful you've been by the spiraling descent of your dialogue from ignorant yet somewhat adult, to puerile scatological middle-school playground insults.

I'll bet your buddies at redstate miss you.

Posted by: kayjay503 | June 3, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

cruiszn, to call you a loser would be an insult to losers. send our regards to mommy when she wipes your butt before beddy-bye time.

Posted by: koolkat_1960
There you go ladies and gentlemen, once again the magnanimously ignorant koolkat-1960. As I have pointed out, I don't proclaim to have knowledge of anyone's race, physical ability, income, religion, place of residence, education, the room they are sitting in, who owns it, nothing, but the clairvoyant or magical koolkat-1960 knows my bed time and who tucks me in. Amazing, no? Is it any wonder I know what an idiot he is???

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

You asked me a question, I responded. He can write what ever he wants to write. She can say whatever she wants to say, as long as she can back up criminal charges with evidence. Simple as that.
Keep insulting people cause you are more often than not, dead wrong. Makes you out to be a mouth breathing intellectually stunted fool.

I'm done for the night, have fun proving me right.


That you are done for the night? You were done before you started, dummy.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Palin bashers are such dummies. Even Kathleen Parker has figured that out. Good night dummies, may the love of Sarah Palin warm your cold hearts, like 0bama can only dream of doing! PBUH!

Posted by: cruiszn | June 3, 2010 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Cruiszn, I don't even hate you- I pity you. You are unable to pose a single logical argument. The drivel that you post here is composed entirely of your juvenile insults. What a personal hell it must be to be you.

Posted by: markappraiser1 | June 3, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Cruiszn, I don't even hate you- I pity you. You are unable to pose a single logical argument. The drivel that you post here is composed entirely of your juvenile insults. What a personal hell it must be to be you.

Posted by: markappraiser1
Damn, dude that is the most adult insult I have heard all day. Touché! Are you sure you're not that Alexis de Tocqueville guy?

Posted by: cruiszn | June 4, 2010 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Hot Air| Sarah Palin’s newest MSM defender: Kathleen Parker
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/06/03/sarah-palins-newest-msm-defender-kathleen-parker/

Posted by: StewartIII | June 4, 2010 12:22 AM | Report abuse

Cruiszn: 13 hours defending his skirt!

Here's a little advice; try getting a woman who will actually speak to you.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 4, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Everyone relax, it's just another case of a washed up hack trying to attract attention to themselves. The last time McGinnis was relevant Nixon was in the White House.

Posted by: dennisofletcher | June 4, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse


Everyone relax, it's just another case of a washed up hack trying to attract attention to themselves. The last time Sarah Palin was relevant was on the catwalk.

There, fixed it for you Fletch.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 4, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Ah! Cruiszin is Bi-Polar and in a manic phase.

It's not the Margaritas dude, it's your head.

One word: Lithium.

The highs are great but the crash is gonna be hell.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 4, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

And the dummy, arancia12 plows on in the liberal fashion, diagnosing me with her liberal ailment, and assumes I don't have girls wanting to talk to me. Ignorant to the bone. With all that has been assumed about me: my sex, age, dating habits, size of my house,type of house, location of my house, which part of the house I write from, my level of education, how many fingers I type with, what the other hand is doing, etc...Only one girl was anywhere near right when she guessed I was eating dinner at the computer. Well, arancia12's of the world, you were wrong about everything about me, it is hard to believe anything you might have to say about Palin. Those are just the things you wish upon a truly sincere person. Who cares about the direction this country is headed. The dummies like, arancia12 proclaim to know her, heart, lack of heart, intentions, intelligence, her GPA who the father of her kids are,(for Pete's sake!), anything they can to tear someone down that disagrees with their worldview, and that sees them for the bigoted clowns they are. It was fun, arancia12. Too bad meds would work for someone with my alleged ailments, (according to you, so...) but there is no fixing the stupid that you possess. What mental illness possess someone like you to track my time on this thread? And you think I need a life? I have one, and so do the Palins.

Posted by: cruiszn | June 4, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Cruiszn...still spreading the crazy. You go girl.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 4, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Spreading the crazy and livin' the dream, cupcake. I be I made more yesterday talkin' to dummies than your husband will make for the next 5 years, and that's giving him a lot of credit. :)

Posted by: cruiszn | June 4, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Note how the Palin haters can even answer simple questions, when we've answered all of their questions.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 4, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Many years of experience have shown me that those who can, do. Those who can't post on blogs about how much money they make.

Such a weak little ego, Cruiszn. So I hit the nail on the head. You are a man-child who has to link yourself to LaPalin in order to get the attention you think you deserve.

So terribly sad. I feel very sorry for you. Needy people are so exhausting.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 5, 2010 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Now I actually am laughing out loud. Todd Palin has decided that a journalist showing up at his wife's book signing is "stalking."

Posted by: jadada | June 5, 2010 1:52 AM | Report abuse

jadada:

It's not just one isolated incident.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 5, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Alaska § 11.41.270 Stalking in the Second Degree

(a) A person commits the crime of stalking in the second degree if the person knowingly engages in a course of conduct that recklessly places another person in fear of death or physical injury, or in fear of the death or physical injury of a family member.

(b) In this section:

(1) "course of conduct" means repeated acts of nonconsensual contact involving the victim or a family member;

(2) "family member" means a

(A) spouse, child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, sibling, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece, of the victim, whether related by blood, marriage, or adoption;

(B) person who lives, or has previously lived, in a spousal relationship with the victim;

(C) person who lives in the same household as the victim; or

(D) person who is a former spouse of the victim or is or has been in a dating, courtship, or engagement relationship with the victim;

(3) "nonconsensual contact" means any contact with another person that is initiated or continued without that person's consent, that is beyond the scope of the consent provided by that person, or that is in disregard of that person's expressed desire that the contact be avoided or discontinued; "nonconsensual contact" includes:

(A) following or appearing within the sight of that person;

(B) approaching or confronting that person in a public place or on private property;

(C) appearing at the workplace or residence of that person;

(D) entering onto or remaining on property owned, leased, or occupied by that person;

(E) contacting that person by telephone;

(F) sending mail or electronic communications to that person;

(G) placing an object on, or delivering an object to, property owned, leased, or occupied by that person;

(4) "victim" means a person who is the target of a course of conduct.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 6, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

§ 11.41.260 Stalking in the First Degree

(a) A person commits the crime of stalking in the first degree if the person violates AS 11.41.270 and

(1) the actions constituting the offense are in violation of an order issued or filed under AS 18.66.100 - 18.66.180 or issued under former AS 25.35.010(b) or 25.35.020;

(2) the actions constituting the offense are in violation of a condition of probation, release before trial, release after conviction, or parole;

(3) the victim is under 16 years of age;

(4) at any time during the course of conduct constituting the offense, the defendant possessed a deadly weapon;

(5) the defendant has been previously convicted of a crime under this section, AS 11.41.270, or AS 11.56.740, or a law or ordinance of this or another jurisdiction with elements similar to a crime under this section, AS 11.41.270, or AS 11.56.740; or

(6) the defendant has been previously convicted of a crime, or an attempt or solicitation to commit a crime, under (A) AS 11.41.100 - 11.41.250, 11.41.300 - 11.41.460, AS 11.56.807, 11.56.810, AS 11.61.120, or (B) a law or an ordinance of this or another jurisdiction with elements similar to a crime, or an attempt or solicitation to commit a crime, under AS 11.41.100 - 11.41.250, 11.41.300 - 11.41.460, AS 11.56.807, 11.56.810, or AS 11.61.120, involving the same victim as the present offense.

(b) In this section, "course of conduct" and "victim" have the meanings given in AS 11.41.270(b).

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 6, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Dearest JakeD2,

I realize like your delusional friend, Mr. Cruiszn, you feel compelled to defend the fair lady Palin and her family, but I'm sure neither her, nor her capable husband, Todd, got where they are by being incompetent.

Therefore, if Mr. McGinnis were stalking the Palins, it is highly likely they have already pursued it with a lawyer. The fact that charges have not been brought sort of leads a clear-thinking person to believe that either stalking is not taking place, or the fair lady Palin and the man she actually knows, sleeps with, is married to, has reproduced by, and who actually has the job of protecting her, really like the publicity because it causes lunatics to dump more money directly into their retirement fund.

Mrs. Palin makes enough money to buy the house next door so don't feel too sorry for her. She's probably spent more on shoes than that house costs. Frankly, sweetie, she doesn't think of you at all so you're really working yourself up into a foaming-mouthed, stroke-inducing frenzy for nothing.

If you had any life at all you would be turning your awe-inspiring powers of research towards your own brood instead of focusing on a fantasy woman. However, if that's all you've got, then that's all you've got. Have fun with it.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 6, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

And you should read your own posts, Jake. Mr. McGinnis has not put the Palins in danger of injury or fear for their lives. Therefore, no stalking under the code you posted. Gee, reading comprehension is such a useful tool.

Alaska § 11.41.270 Stalking in the Second Degree

(a) A person commits the crime of stalking in the second degree if the person knowingly engages in a course of conduct that recklessly places another person in fear of death or physical injury, or in fear of the death or physical injury of a family member.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 6, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

jadada:

If you have any questions about the death threats Sarah, Todd, all the way down to Trig, have received since McCain selected her, let me know.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 6, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Dear JakeD2,

What has death threats made towards the Palins (which I don't doubt) have to do with McGinnis? He hasn't made the threats.

Here's a little fact that must have escaped your notice. The person who is doing the alleged stalking has to be the one making the threats. Ya can't say "someone" threated the Palins therefore McGinnis is a stalker.

Well, you can say that but you would be wrong.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 6, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

McGinniss has threatened the Palins.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 6, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

JakeD2; prove it. Read the statute again. It doesn't say "feels" threatened. They have to prove he has threatened them.

The fact is, if McGinnis had threatened the Palins he would be in jail. You seem to have a logic impairment.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 6, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

You are the one who has it wrong. I didn't say that they only "feel" threatened. They don't have to "prove" he has threatened them. That's up to the prosecuting attorney.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 6, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

It's curious that those like "arancia12" think that the Palin's have nothing to fear as long as they have nothing to hide, yet when it comes to Obama, he won't even release his LONG FORM birth certificate.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 7, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

It's curious that those like "arancia12" think that the Palin's have nothing to fear as long as they have nothing to hide, yet when it comes to Obama, he won't even release his LONG FORM birth certificate.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 7, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

Jake, you're still delusional and still sad. If the Palins can prove McGinnis threatened them or made them "feel" threatened, don't you think charges would have been brought?

Well? Can you explain why charges have not been brought?

Because, good conservative that you are, you must realize Mr. McGinnis has a right to live where he wishes. And he has not threatened the Palins. If he had, the prosecuting attorney would be busy proving it, but no, sweetie, they don't have a prosecuting attorney because there is nothing to prove.

The Palins can't just claim McGinnis threatended them without any proof or that would be a frivolous lawsuit, harassment, and possibly libel.

And this is not about Obama, Jake. Like the good conservative you are, you realize you have lost this argument and are trying to change the topic. Won't work.

So the D in JakeD2 stands for delusional?

Posted by: arancia12 | June 7, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

I will be glad to answer your question to me, just as soon as you answer mine to you.

Posted by: JakeD2 | June 7, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Your question was about Obama, JakeD2. I know this is difficult for you but the thread is about Palin.

After you get oriented, get back to me. I'm not chasing you down your crazy rabbit hole.

D does stand for delusional.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 7, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

On second reading, JakeDelusional, there was no question in any of your posts.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 7, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Jake? Jake?

JakeDelusional must be over at the Nancy Pelosi editorial cranking out his brand of crazy.

Posted by: arancia12 | June 9, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

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