Sarah Palin to Joe McGinniss: Beat it, Stalker!

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Sarah Palin is understandably far from pleased that writer Joe McGinniss rented the house next door to her while authoring a book about the former governor.

But stalking allegations? Really, Sarah? That's pretty low ... but from someone who demands straws that bend at speaking engagements, are you shocked?

McGinniss said on the Today show this morning that despite accusations from the political lightning rod, he's not harassing them. Quite the opposite, in fact.

"If I lived here and did something creepy, if I did what Sarah Palin is suggesting, that would be creepy," McGinniss said. "I'm not observing them at all."

"I don't care what they do in the privacy of their own home," he continued. "I'm here to talk to people who have known them for 40 years in Wasilla."

McGinniss claims he got a good deal on a rental that happens to border the Palins' property, and would have taken it if "Sarah Palin lived on the moon."

WELCOME TO WASILLA! Sarah Palin is far from pleased with her new neighbor.

True or not, the 67-year-old writer is next door, leaving the maverick concerned for her privacy and questioning McGinniss's motives ... on Facebook, natch.

"Wonder what kind of material he'll gather while overlooking Piper's bedroom, my little garden, and the family's swimming hole?" Sarah Palin wrote online.

McGinniss denies he did any of that, or that he is trying to drum up publicity for his book, claiming he told no one outside his family where he was living.

"Then Sarah hysterically puts up this Facebook page with all sorts of ugly innuendo, which frankly is revolting," he says. "She has created all the publicity."

McGinniss, known mostly as a true-crime writer, has reportedly received death threats thanks to Palin triggering outrage from right-wing media outlets.

Palin "unleashed the hounds of hell," he says, comparing her tactics to that of Nazi troopers in the '30s. Maybe he should send over a nice fruit basket?

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Uh Joe Mcginniss is the lowest of the low in journalism. Will I read anything that comes out of his "poison pen" notes. Nope.
I'm not a fan of Sarah's but I'm certainly no fan of this stalker.
If you hate Sarah then so be it. I don't care how much I think she should just shut up and live a happy life in Alaska I disagree with this old dude's tactics. This is a stalker and stalkers can be dangerous and obsessed people. He is one.

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there is a photo of mcguiness using a device to spy on the palins who could truthfully say they would not mind similar behavior from their neighbor. i'd be a russian and burn their house down

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I'm praying for Sarah Palin and her family regarding this whole situation. I'm also praying that Joe will disappear and find something useful to do with his life. For all of you that think what Joe is doing is okay; I wish the same "nightmare" for you. My message to Joe: "'Get a Life' you freak!"

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OMG this woman is a psyco, will somebody please stop her before she does some real harm.

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I realize that some of you are fans of Sarah's and you are entitled to your opinion,but for God's sake, McGinness is not in jail for anything and he is not a criminal, and your lip service isn't going to make him one. He simply rented a house. That's all!!

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Sarah,loves to be in the news! she is a complete idiot! I hope she stays behind her fence! we need a break from her dumb face!

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I can see Russia from my house

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She's a nut case... Sounds like she is worried he might see or hear something she doesn't want the public to know..

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I was going to vote for John McCain until he brought this lunatic on the ticket. She has proven to me time and again that she is nothing but a media whore!!1

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The house is next door and has been there a while, so what, he rented the house. If she didn't want someone in the house, she should have bought it or rented it herself. It's just a house, get over it. And, when he leaves, someone else will probably rent it, will they be stalkers too? She's in Alaska without sunshine parts of the year. She's batty as hell.

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