Author: Palins close to 'inciting violence' with their criticism
September 20th, 2011
08:57 AM ET
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Author: Palins close to 'inciting violence' with their criticism

(CNN) - The author of a scathing book about Sarah Palin defended himself Monday against blistering criticism, claiming the former Republican vice presidential candidate and her family "march right up to the border of inciting violence" to protect their image.

"The Palins have intimidated so many people for so long in the Wasilla (Alaska) area that it's very hard to find people willing to talk about them," said Joe McGinniss, referring to the Palins' hometown, where he rented a house last summer. "They scare people. They threaten people."


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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The Palins have the support of the AIP and most hate groups, so this is to be expected. Sarah has tried to incite violence against elected officials who do not subscribe to her craziness. I think rational Americans now have Sarah in their crosshairs, and are locked and loaded to vote against her. Only teabaggers and bigots approve of her.

    September 20, 2011 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  2. vic , nashville ,tn

    true Example Alaska state trooper story

    September 20, 2011 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Maybe people just don't like the writer, very much.

    September 20, 2011 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  4. Debbie

    Why is this manic still in the news? She is psychotic and something is wrong with her husband for putting up with her.

    September 20, 2011 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  5. Nash

    Kudos to Mr. McGinniss for a job well done. I am looking forward to reading this book just for the kicks. Down with this fake hypocrite who for once now knows that you can criticize anyone and take cover under the freedom of speech, but when the criticism is levelled at you it stings. I dare Palin to challenge Glen Rice's account that he slept with her or even the fact that she fired all black employees in her office in Wasilla. When fellow tea baggers learn that Ms. Palin slept with Black men, her speaking fees are likely to stop coming. At some point she will become irrelevant like the person she really is. Now can someone write a book on Michele Bachman?

    September 20, 2011 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  6. alimonyjones

    That Americans would consider this conniving fool to be a viable presidential candidate is astonishing. She chose not to fulfill her duties as governor, a post SHE ran for, in order to promote herself for selfish gain. She is not fit to be elected dogcatcher, let alone POTUS. Palin has singlehandedly lowered the IQ of the entire US electorate. May we all learn from Alaska's grievious error.

    September 20, 2011 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  7. Sniffit

    "He was on the end of the straw plenty."

    Well, at least we can all rest easiliy knowing that Jaberwocky Barbie and Secessionist Ken are now using rolled-up Franklins provided by Astroturf Frankenstein. I mean really...what self-respecting media wh-re grifter pandering to a tiny subset of the population to get rich would continue using straws?

    September 20, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  8. bb

    Joe should file a restraining order. Maybe we should all file a restraining order and the Palins would go away. Just a thought.

    September 20, 2011 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  9. As GM goes, so goes the country...Unions/Democrats killed GM, now they are killing the country

    Maybe the good people of Alaska just don't want to talk to a lying stalking scumbag like Joe McGinniss??? Good for them!

    September 20, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    So, Todd Palin thinks McGinniss is obsessed with $arah, huh? Can't think anyone more obsessed with $arah Palin than $arah Palin herself.

    September 20, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  11. Republicans - The Not Intended To Be Factually Accurate" Party

    I usually eschew the salacious, tabloid-like content on every topic but it appears that Sarah has decided it is best to ride this "Glenn Rice" thing out in muffled [Todd – be quiet] silence.

    It may be that this author has done for America what few things [other than her "I`m the victim" in the AZ shooting backlash] could do – SILENCE Palin for a while.

    Winky Palin lusting after Rice`s sushi roll will not go over well with the closet racists among the Obama Haters.

    We can only hope that Glenn fulfilled every carnal & sexually taboo fantasy she ever had and that Sarah fears Glenn will come clean in public.

    You can bet that`s what she would do if the shoe was on the other foot. I hope the whole team had their way with her if it will keep her quiet for a few months.

    September 20, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    McGinniss states that, as governor, Palin fired roughly two dozen state employees who had formed a coalition known as the Diversity Group. "Her distaste for people of color ... became manifest,"
    Well now, that would explain her smiling smugly for the cameras while folks chanted "Kill HIm!, Kill Him!" at her rallies in ference to then candidate Obama. And yet she has the unmitigated gall to ask for civil discourse, and niceties that she seldom if ever extends to others.

    September 20, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  13. PhonyRepubs

    Job very well done Mr McGuiness. Wish your book had been out sooner than this!!
    Sarah Palin by far is one of the most hateful lying people on this universe. Why the MSM has catered to her every whims is a blight on America.
    Since the start of her political campagn with John McCain, she has incited violence everywher she went /goes This is finally her upcommence. This hateful woman cannot go spouting her rhetoric anymore and get away with it.
    The Palins need to stay in Alaska where the y belong. America does not need these people in our society.

    September 20, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  14. doug

    A Democrat saying "incite violence", that's like Casey Anthony attacking someone for killing their child. The Democrat party and thier goons like the Seiu thugs do nothing but inflict violence upon those who don't march to their hate filled ideology.

    Its just so funny, considering that 8 out of 10 Democrat voters wish death and harm upon every American right of center. It isn't too hard to spend a week in the most Democrat parts of America and then the most Republican. You learn that Democrats have not an ounce of decency, they are all hate, lies, selfishness, and a total disregard for the lives of their fellow Americans.

    September 20, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |