Obviously, Governor Palin was not pleased. "Knowing of his many other scathing pieces of 'journalism'... we're sure to have a doozey to look forward to with this treasure he's penning,” Palin wrote on Monday. "Wonder what kind of material he'll gather while overlooking Piper's bedroom, my little garden, and the family's swimming hole?"
And who can blame her? This guy takes "creepy" to a whole new level, and even his son says that he's romantically obsessed with her.
Now the public backlash against him and his sleazy publisher, Random House, is intensifying. Ironically, he's getting the negative attention that he's been trying to build and focus on the Palins, and shockingly, he's unhappy about it. So he's taken to crying to the Washington Post to deny claims that he's a stalker.
After radio host Mark Levin gave out the author's e-mail address, McGinniss got 5000 messages in four hours, eventually shutting down the account. Wasilla police and state troopers are keeping a watchful eye on the place, although McGinniss said no one had come to the house to threaten him on Friday. He simply didn't anticipate the scale of Palin's response.Yeah, good luck with that one, stalker-boy.
McGinniss said he was offended by the way Palin described his presence next door. He was deeply offended by the implication, not thinly veiled in Palin's note and subsequent interview with Glenn Beck, that he would be peering in on the children.
"These little kids, I couldn't care less about them," said McGinniss. "I have my own kids and grandkids to care about. I'm just very offended by this."
McGinniss should consider himself lucky that he's only stalking a family that has the grace and the restraint of the Palins. Coming from Massachusetts, he undoubtedly relishes his role as a journalistic bully, secure in the knowledge that his fellow liberals are cowed by the fact that he has a lawyer or two on speed-dial ready to sue anyone who gives him what he's got coming. But that really only works in places like Massachusetts or California. In much of the rest of America--particularly the parts where real red-blooded Americans live and constitute the majority--people like McGinniss frequently become known by another term: Missing persons.
Creeps like Joe McGinniss risk winding up with their pictures on milk cartons when they stalk women and kids around real Americans; that's just Justice and Darwinism in action. And any time Todd Palin wants to borrow a shovel, I've got one that he can use.