Sex, drugs, and politics: New Palin book sparks controversy
September 16th, 2011
03:40 PM ET
10 years ago

Sex, drugs, and politics: New Palin book sparks controversy

(CNN) - A new one-volume guide to virtually every rumor, controversy, assertion and accusation about Sarah Palin - scurrilous or otherwise - is about to hit the stands, and it's already generating a storm of controversy.

"The Rogue: Searching for The Real Sarah Palin" by Joe McGinniss is a merciless review of Palin's personal life and meteoric rise from the mayor of a small Alaskan town to the center of America's political universe.


Filed under: 2012 • Alaska • Sarah Palin
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  1. Expat American

    Sarah Pain is uneducated, unintelligent, hateful, lying, bigoted, prejudiced poor white trailer trash – with or without a book that implies that she’s also on drugs.

    September 16, 2011 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  2. Tired of the nonsense

    Palin's not the center of the political universe. She's a black hole of nothing that destroys everything.

    September 16, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    I have a first cousin that can verify the stories. He was a friend of Todd's for awhile when he was a fisherman in Alaska, and was at MANY of the "parties".

    Don't think $ara is an angel, and don't think anyone else in her family is either. Even her dad (in his day) had his "parties". Alaska long has turned a blind eye to marijuana and other substances that get one locked up in the lower 48.

    September 16, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    If any one woman in this country deserves her comeuppance, it's $arah Palin. How on earth she ever thought she could wrap herself in an American flag filled with hate and bigotry and never be held accountable is beyond me? She's been nothing but trouble since she uttered her first lie at the RNC - "thanks, but no thanks" to the bridge from nowhere. More interesting will be how Republicans handle these "cheap shots" against their glory girl. Especially those who went on record confirming her as the best thing that ever hit the GOP, including but not limited to Laura Bush, John McCain, Jon Huntsman (remember HIS speech honoring her at the RNC), Tom Ridge, George Bush, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Dick Cheny, Tim Pawlenty, (the list goes on and on). Oh, yes. Let's not leave out the media, too lazy to vet her, too willing to ignore the signs of deceit obvious to most Americans, instead giving her one free pass after another. I doubt any one thing from this book wasn't already common knowledge to those who knew her best. Let the spin begin.

    September 16, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  5. vic , nashville ,tn

    Really I don’t care because I never vote for her more than that from day one I don’t like her

    From 2009 Palin and her Family were unpopular in Wasilla Alaska same period of time media promoting Palin
    “Do you want to know about me ask my neighbors” some smart person told me
    So this book has some truth

    September 16, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    Had to run a second article on this fluff story, huh CNN? Just had to find out if there was more blood to squeeze from that stone?


    September 16, 2011 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |