Did Sarah Palin 'Work the Paint' With NBA Star Glen Rice?
Forget seeing Russia out her front door. Did former NBA star Glen Rice sneak in Sarah Palin's back door?
In a story sure to doom Palin's future political aspirations, the National Enquirer reports that a new book by Joe McGinniss alleges that, in her twenties, Sarah Palin had hush-hush sex with then-University of Michigan star basketball player Glen Rice. Sort of redefines her stance on "Drill, Baby Drill", doesn't it?
At the time, Palin was working as a sports reporter for the Anchorage, Alaska TV station KTUU. Rice, who went on to a stellar NBA career, was playing in a tournament in Alaska at the time of the alleged encounter.
According to the Enquirer, "In the book, McGinniss quotes Rice as confirming the one-night stand."
The National Enquirer goes one step further, asserting that a publishing source said the book contains allegations that, at the time, Palin had a "fetish" for African-American men. She was also allegedly still involved with future husband Todd, who she married a mere nine months after the alleged incident. This isn't the only shocking allegation in McGinniss' book, “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin”, which is scheduled for release next week. He also claims that Palin and her husband were quite fond of the Peruvian marching powder. The Enquirer reports a story where Palin was snowmobiling with friends and took a break to snort some cocaine off of, of all things, a 55-gallon oil drum.
Palin is also rumored to have carried on an affair with her husband's business partner, Brad Hanson, leading Todd to dissolve the partnership and end the business relationship.
Good lord. She is a walking, talking Jerry Springer episode...and she was a few electoral votes away from being Vice President of the United States. For all we know, she still thinks she can BE President of the United States. You know there is some political adviser out there who has convinced her she can win the young, black male vote with stories like "I banged Glen Rice".
It's almost too bad that it wasn't Glenn Beck. That would have made for a more interesting — and horrifying — mental image.
It makes me wonder, what other Sarah Palin stories are out there, just waiting to be reported? Did she drop acid and wander around the snowy goodness naked? Any orgies with the Denver Broncos? Any chance she and Rice have considered getting the band back together for one more tour?
Personally, I see one small sliver of upside to this. Once the book comes out next week, and the allegations become more widespread, we can finally write Palin off as a 2012 presidential candidate. Well, unless she's willing to run with Jerry Springer as her Vice Presidential nominee. That might be a race worth watching.
In the meantime, let's have one last laugh as the clock strikes 14 minutes, 59 seconds on Sarah Palin's career.
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