Sarah Palin's husband jumped to her defense Thursday after an upcoming book claimed the Republican politician snorted cocaine off an oil drum and had a premarital fling with an African-American basketball star.
"The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin" by Joe McGinniss -- who moved in next to Palin's home in Alaska last year as part of his research -- comes out Tuesday, as the Tea Party darling ponders whether to formally seek the Republican presidential nomination.
"This is a man who has been relentlessly stalking my family to the point of moving in right next door to us to harass us and spy on us to satisfy his creepy obsession with my wife," husband Todd Palin said.
"His book is full of disgusting lies, innuendo, and smears," he added in a statement carried by several US news media and political blogs.
"Even the New York Times called this book 'dated, petty,' and that it 'chases caustic, unsubstantiated gossip.'"
McGinniss is slimy... but do you think that'll stop the press from granting the man interviews purposed in pumping his book?
Not just no, but hell no. There's a conservative woman out there that needs trashing and destroying and by God, they're going to do their damndest to getting that job done.
Crossposted at Wizbang.