by Jim Campbell
By now it should be no shock that the National Enquirer released the story of Sarah Palin and Glenn Rice having a one night stand. The allegations go as far as to suggest that Sarah had a fetish for black guys, did cocaine and had a six month affair with her husband Todd’s business partner. Should any of this be believed?
Well let’s take a look at this. As I’m writing Governor Palin has not responded.
H/T Palin Questions
So how is such a story confirmed? My first shot was to go to the internet and find stories that were essentially word for word repetition of the original.
It was odd to read, this morning, about a story that’s said to originate in Joe McGinniss’ book, “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin.” You remember the Joe McGinniss, the guy that moved in next door to the Palin’s?
What was interesting was that it’s said that McGinniss got confirmation of the story from Glen Rice, himself. So that’s how it’s done! Damn he could have called me. I have motivation – I would have said she wanted me and I want her to be the next Secretary of the Interior. You betcha…..”Drill baby Drill.” But let’s get serious for a moment.
A story about Sarah Palin could become news if the story could be confirmed. A conversation between a tipster and a journalist might go something like this:
Tips: Sarah had a one-night stand.
McGinniss: You got to be shitting me?
Tip: No man, it was with a black guy, she dug black guys.
McGinniss: Who did she have this steamy, one-night stand with?
Tip: Glen Rice, the NBA star.
Then, the journalist could have checked with Glen Rice to see whether he would confirm the story. Actually quite simple.
Rice, according to the article apparently has done so, but what are his motives? Why did McGinniss feel compelled or maybe obsessed to do a hit piece on the Governor? Is any of it true? Can it be confirmed? Could it be just the usual mud slinging and giving us a preview of how bad things will become with the current administration losing favor with the electorate?
For her part what is Sarah to do? She can’t spend her time in a slander/liable law suit? It would come down to a he said she said situation. If you have never done anything twenty-seven years ago that may not be in the highlight of your life than put the stones down.
My bet it’s a story ginned up to help sell a book and cause us to focus in the wrong direction. That is no longer problematic. With the current administration few will be voting for them in November 2012.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.