• Sarah Palin Did It with Future NBA Star Glen Rice Back in Those Crazy '80s, According to New Biography

    According to Joe McGinniss' new biography of Sarah Palin, the one-day partial-term governor of Alaska had a somewhat… intimate encounter with future NBA player Glen Rice back in her post-college/TV sports reporting days

    Sarah hooked up with the NBA great, then a 6-foot-8 junior at the University of Michigan when he was playing in a college basketball tournament in Alaska in 1987, the book says. At the time, Sarah, just out of college, was working as a sports reporter for the Anchorage TV station KTUU.

    A publishing source told The Enquirer that McGinniss claims Sarah had a "fetish" for black men at the time and he quotes a friend as saying Sarah had "hauled (Rice’s) ass down." A source unrelated to the book told The Enquirer, Todd was very much in the picture at the time and the couple married just nine months later.

    Yeah, well, that's just, like, biographer Joe McGinniss and the National Enquirer's opinion, man…

    In the book, McGinniss quotes Rice as confirming the one-night stand.

    Okay, so she had sex with a black dude. Or Glen Rice is lying for no good reason at all. (I can't imagine that's a source of pride for him.)

    I'm not exactly certain what the significance of this is. I mean, this probably won't play too well with a certain contingent of her fan base. But those people will probably chalk this up as a left-wing smear job, because, well, they'd probably consider accusing someone of having sex with a black person as being a smear.

    And I guess it makes her look like a hypocrite when taken along with all her abstinence-only education nonsense talk. But, she's been proudly draping herself in hypocrisy for years now. This is just like an extra hypocrisy scarf or something.

    If anything, this actually kind of makes her more likable as far as I'm concerned. Especially considering allegations also coming out in the book that as governor of Alaska she had a bunch of minority volunteer state workers fired after taking office because she "just isn’t comfortable in the presence of dark-skinned people."

    If this Glen Rice news has any merit to it, it means she's comfortable in their presence, at least to some degree.

    (via Deadspin)

    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Alaska, Basketball, Books, Glen Rice, Joe McGinniss, National Enquirer, Sarah Palin, Sex, Sports


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