Daily Archives: September 15, 2010
All good things must come to an end and so it is for author Joe McGinniss’ Summer in Alaska. The writer who is also known as “the man behind the fence” has finished his Wasilla-based research of the Palin clan and returned to Massachusetts where he will commence putting his thoughts on paper. Will his new book describe the whereabouts of Sarah’s truckload of RNC purchased clothes? Will it contain any juicy quotes from “Troopergate” star and estranged former brother-in-law, Mike Wooten? Will the book predict the future of the “spite fence”? Will there be a chapter on the amazing things one can see “while overlooking Piper’s bedroom”? Who knows. We will just have to wait for the book’s release.
Actually, McGinniss is playing it pretty close to the vest as to what he observed of the Palins. In an interview with the Huffington Post he said, “They live in a place where anybody who wants to look onto their property, all they have to do is get a boat and park 10 yards off shore and they can sit there all day and look at the Palin’s yard, if that’s what they want to do. But I don’t know who would want to do that.”
He described Palin supporters however, as something akin to those identically dressed criminal henchmen In James Bond films that would do anything evil villain Blofeld asked of them. “It’s just a peculiar thing, but she does, as I found out in May, she presses a button and what comes back is hate,” he said. “The people who respond when she complains about something are just so filled with hate. I got some of the ugliest, most vile e-mails directed at me, my grandchildren, my children, my wife – just ugly, ugly stuff.” Then again, what did he expect?
Unlike the recent Palin-blasting Vanity Fair article however, McGinniss said that most people in Palin’s hometown were willing to speak to him. Yet, he did agree with the Vanity Fair characterization that there was what he calls an “undercurrent of fear.” He said, “People – I don’t know if they’re afraid of shadows or whether there’s something real there – she’s no longer in a position of governmental influence but there are people up there who are scared to death to talk because if Sarah ever found out they talked, oh, something terrible would happen to them.”
Nevertheless, McGinniss claims that most everyone would talk to him. “It was the greatest place because there were no closed doors. There was nobody who said, ‘I don’t want to talk to you. And that’s pretty much the way it is today with the single exception of that least Alaskan of all Alaskans, Sarah Palin.'”
What, Sarah Palin would not talk to the author? Of course not, if she had, she would have been unable to later claim that she was not consulted or provided the opportunity to explain things. That is, after all, the Sarah Palin standard operating procedure for dealing with criticism.
Who cares what Palin says or thinks anyway? Let’s just hope that McGinniss has unearthed a whole big bunch of Palin skeletons while he was lurking about in their backyard. Stay tuned for the book’s release. Until then, let’s have some fun with a song parody.
We will address the latest round of Tea-Bagger/G.O.P. primary election infighting tomorrow.
Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.
Hey Joe song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzkvWWMacyY
(sung to the Jimi Hendrix song “Hey Joe”)
Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that pen in your hand?
Hey Joe, I said where you goin’ with that pen in your hand?
I’m goin’ to a town called Wassilly
To see Sarah Palin and the “First Dude” man
Yeah, I’m gonna write a book ‘bout that lady now
You know I’ll be messin’ ‘round with the Palin clan
If that ain’t too cool
Hey Joe, I bet you’ll take that Palin down, take her down now
Hey Joe, I bet you’ll make her squirm and frown, take down that clown
“Yeah, yes I will, I’ll get her
You know I love when I’m messin’ ‘round with those Palin clowns”
Yes I will, I’ll get her
You know I love when I’m messin’ ‘round with the Palin clowns
Yeah, and I’m sure havin’ fun
I’ll get her!
(great Hendrix solo)
Who’s she gonna run to now, who’s she gonna run to now?
Who’s Sarah gonna run to now, who’s she gonna run to, baby?
She’ll go to the big mouth, the big mouth
She’ll go to Glenn Beck baby, alright
She’s goin’ way down south, way down south, baby
Way down there on Fox TV
Ain’t no one gonna mess with her there, baby
That’s her gang man, brother
There a great big bunch of dopes, dopes like Sarah P., yeah
You better believe it baby
Hey, Joe, you’ll take that Palin down, I bet ya
Goodbye Palin buddies