Hoo boy! The National Enquirer just got a hold of an incredibly juicy–although admittedly petty–tidbit from Joe McGinniss’ upcoming book The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin. McGinniss’ new book will apparently report that Sarah Palin had a one-night stand with former Laker Glen Rice when he was still in college.
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.”
Rice goes on the record as confirming the affair in McGinniss’ book.
For the record: we’re not judging that Palin may have slept with Rice. Good for her. But we do submit this little tidbit as a window into Palin’s journalistic ethics. We’re not the SPJ here, but we’re pretty sure you’re not supposed to sleep with the subjects of your reporting… at least until after your stories are done.