As if it wasn't shameless enough to rent the house next door to the Palins in Wasilla while he works on a Palin-exposing book, liberal author Joe McGinniss starred in a Saturday Washington Post report by David Weigel about how he's a good neighbor, but he's learned that Palin's "ability to incite hatred." He might not want to ask for that cup of sugar:
McGinniss added that he had been a responsible neighbor, shooing off a pair of Minnesota tourists who stepped onto his property to take photos of the Palins' home.
"Look, this is a pain in the ass for them," he said. "I understand that. If I were her, I'd be upset. I'd be annoyed. But I'd be an adult about it, and I would figure out, okay, how can we resolve this in a way that's not going to make this into something that everybody gets obsessive about? By being here, I have learned things, and I've gotten an insight into her character, into her ability to incite hatred, that before I only knew about in the abstract."
Weigel and the Post placed this line at the end of the story, but the Politics section of their website is plugging it hard with a link to Weigel's blog version of the story on Saturday: Palin's new neighbor: She's being 'hysterical':
EXCLUSIVE: Author Joe McGinniss says moving next door to Sarah Palin in Wasilla, Alaska, has given him fresh "insight into her character, into her ability to incite hatred, that before I only knew about in the abstract."