Best-selling author Joe McGinniss made a career out of his political writings. When he moved next door to the Palins in Wasilla, he became part of the storyline.
In an exclusive interview with Today's Savannah Guthrie this morning, he discussed his bomb-shelled filled book, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, and gave a scathing account of life living next door to the most famous family in Alaska. ("Hey kid, get off my lawn!")
McGinniss interviewed about 200 of Palin's former associates and friends during his four months renting the house. According to him, the people closest to her had the least flattering things to say about her as a person.
He describes the former VP candidate as "tenth-grade mean girl" and an "absolute and utter fraud" of a politician. We doubt he ever knocked at their door and borrowed a cup of sugar.
In the book, McGinniss suggests Palin's marriage is on the rocks, depicts her as a bad mom who uses her kids as props for her budding reality TV career and claims Sarah had sexual encounters with a NBA star.
Team Palin is fighting back. In a formal statement, Todd Palin slammed McGinniss for his "creepy obsession" with his wife and said the book is "full of disgusting lies, innuendo and smears." In an odd twist of fate, the liberal lamestream media also came to the Palin family's defense, calling the book "reckless" and gossipy.