Oh look, personal use fundraiser and pro-tort reform non-candidate Sarah Palin paid money to her lawyers to threaten a frivolous lawsuit.
Palin said through a letter via her attorney that author Joe McGinniss and Crown Publishing, the Random
Palin said through a letter via her attorney that author Joe McGinniss and Crown Publishing, the Random House division which released "The Rogue" this month, published a book filled with "lies and rumors presented as fact."
So if she sues, McGinniss's lawyers get to search her personal records for findings to defend their client.
Very few people have defended McGinniss and his book. And frankly, I don't care who Palin screwed (and yeah I don't think the euphemism "slept with" is at all accurate) or even what drugs she took back in the '80s. Let's face it: Palin has become incredibly boring. Those salacious details are the only thing keeping her even vaguely interesting, and very few people care enough any more to even look at the perpetual car wreck that is her personal and family life. There are better reality shows on the teevee.
What Palin is doing now is hardly relevant, except that she's screwing the political process by abusing campaign finance laws with her stupid bus tour and the unethical "PAC" that funds it, and she's screwing the national political dialogue by pretending she has any qualifications to participate in it. Those issues are relevant. McGinniss's hatchet job and her resultant pearl-clutching are not.
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