Sarah Palin Declares Neighbor a Nuisance

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Sarah Palin has a new summer neighbor renting next doorIs the man renting the house next door to Sarah Palin stalking her? That's what the not-quite-vice-president says regarding the sudden, summer rental of the house next door by Joe McGinniss. Yes: the same Joe McGinniss who is writing her unauthorized biography, tentatively titled, "Sarah Palin's Year of Living Dangerously."

Palin immediately got busy on her Facebook page and made some creepy insinuations:

"Wonder what kind of material he'll gather while overlooking Piper's bedroom, my little garden, and the family's swimming hole [Lake Lucille]?"

Palin quickly told right-wing media personalities -- such as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck -- that her husband would build a fence to keep prying eyes out. Now she's got a big, ugly 14-foot fence blocking any potential view.

"I would term this hysterical," McGinniss said. Ouch! That there's a fight'n word!
"Hysterical" is a loaded word for women since it was historically used to classify and dismiss women as emotionally and intellectually unstable. This must burn Palin's ears now that she is considering herself a feminist.

But doesn't Palin have a point? Is it accurate to call your neighbor a "stalker" when they are renting next door just to talk to others in the community that have known you a long time, as McGinniss claims?

In fact, in the video below you'll see that McGinniss says Palin is stalking him.


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Regardless, others point to Palin's "strange, unprofessional and paranoid grudge" when it comes to McGinniss. After all, McGinniss wrote a none-too-flattering portrait of Palin before she bailed to the speaker circuit. He's also called her out for huckstering, as she claims that she's "of the people" while privately jetting around to promote her book.

Could this simply be a case of "revenge by rental"? Vanity Fair suggests it's a mix of politics and neighborly revenge. It's reported that Palin's neighbor apparently made changes to the property at Palin's request and was never compensated as agreed. What better than to rent it to someone sure to be an irritant to the Palin family?

Murky and suspicious? You betcha!

Let's not forget some other suspicious Palin-related real estate activity, either. Why is Palin's house valued at considerably less than neighboring homes?
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