The National Enquirer got a fabulous tease of some bombshell revelations contained in "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin" including Palin's preference for black men during her sports reporter days in Alaska.
Sarah Palin was unmarried at the time of the encounter, but according to the Enquirer report, her soon to be husband Todd was "in the picture." The couple married less than a year after the Glen Rice episode.
Rice was a junior at the University of Michigan and was in Alaska as part of a college tournament in 1987. Sarah Palin was a reporter for Anchorage TV station KTUU at that time.
The Enquirer's source comes from within the publishing world and reportedly close to the McGinniss book team. That seems to be the reason that the language used to describe Palin and her romantic partner preferences is very specific.
Sarah Palin had a "fetish" for black men at that time of her life. As for Glen Rice, well he gave McGinniss the confirmation on their time together, which the Enquirer source said was all because Palin pushed it. "Sarah had “hauled (Rice’s) ass down,” are the exact words used.
Joe McGinniss' book has been the subject of much publicity and angry words between the Palin camp and the author since she discovered him a stone's throw from her Alaska home in 2010.
Depending on what side you come down on regarding the author's dogged pursuit of the "Real Sarah Palin" you can either believe he was a thorough journalist or a sensationalist who had an axe to grind.
The former Alaska governor was aghast when she discovered McGinniss had rented a property next to the Palin home.
Palin's Facebook page contained a note that reads in part, "Joe announced to Todd that he’s moved in right next door to us. He’s rented the place for the next five months or so."
She continued, "...we’re sure to have a doozey to look forward to with this treasure he’s penning. Wonder what kind of material he’ll gather while overlooking Piper’s bedroom, my little garden, and the family’s swimming hole?"
"Like, what will the media say about their fellow traveler making such a sadistic move to write his garbage? Probably nothing." She was wrong on that score. The McGinniss rental in Wasilla garnered headlines and the argument began about whether it was a smart move or as Palin calls it, "a sadistic move."
The Washington Post's columnist Garance Franke-Ruta contacted the book's publisher Broadway Books who gave him this statement. "McGinniss will be highly respectful of his subject's privacy as he investigates her public activities."
We now know that in addition to her public activities a tad more is revealed in a big way.
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