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. He has a right to pursue his subject, I suppose, and certainly has a right to live wherever he wants, but my family also has a right to expect privacy, and hopefully to enjoy peace this summer. Good fences do make for good neighbors. The fence is now up, and I hope that we can enjoy peace. The media sensationalizes the recent McGinniss’ tactic so the public will tune in to whatever the latest episode is, always with ratings in mind, and that’s unfortunate.So wrote Mrs. Todd Palin in a Facebook note today. She's upset because NBC didn't blank out their own cameras to display this message while Matt Lauer interviewed Joe McGinniss on Good Morning America. Let's take a look at what she's said.
- McGinniss has been following them for some time now. This is a "so what?" moment, isn't it? Who hasn't been following the Palinpalooza for a while now? I'm sure he's not the only one to show up on their doorstep. In fact, I recall vividly Greta Van Susteren doing just that.
- He bid on the charity auction she put up on eBay, the one where bids started at $25,000! Oh my god, the nerve of the man! She neglects to say that she reserved the right to eliminate people she didn't want to dine with, and that's what she did to Joe. She should be happy that the dinner winner ended up paying more than 60K thanks to his bidding, which only further helped the charity.
- Now we come to "the hit pieces." I know of one piece titled "Pipe Dreams" that clearly pointed out the lie she'd been telling about having gotten a gas line project underway, supplying energy to the hungry markets in the lower 48, or some such. It wasn't a "hit piece," it was a carefully researched article on the likelihood that the AGIA, which Sarah Palin touted as proof of her mastery of energy issues, would never be built in spite of her implying it was a done deal. Oh, and then there's the "hit piece" where Joe McGinniss noticed that the carefully crafted illusion of Palin's bus tour was, essentially, a hoax. I guess if you print the truth and it happens to contradict the illusion Sarah Palin is trying to create, that makes you a despicable peeper and potential pervert.
- And for crying out loud, Joe McGinniss had the temerity to attend a book signing event during the months-long amazing bus tour? How dare he tell the world about the bus hoax?
I’m not sure what “ugly innuendo” was in my Facebook post or why it is so controversial to suggest that the presence of a hostile “journalist” writing a hostile book about me is an imposition on my children who simply want to enjoy their summer outside.
I am quite sure what "ugly innuendo" was in your Facebook post. Did all the vile accusations and deadly threats from your followers towards Joe McGinniss come out of nowhere???
That you say you can't see it proves you are immensely dense or intentionally deceptive. That you double down on it in this short sentence tells me you are still blowing the dog whistle for your faithful sarasites. That a neighbor wants to write a book about you, how is that an imposition on your children? Why do you ALWAYS drag your children out in front of you and use them as a shield? You act much more like a sniveling, deceitful cur than a fearsome grizzly bear.