According to a biography to be published next week, the leader of the Tea Party was an absent mother and is a "total fraud"
Former Alaska Gov. used drugs, had sexual fantasies about black men, was an absent mother and is "a total fraud," according to a biography of the champion of the Tea Party which is published next week.
In a statement issued today on "Today" on NBC television, the author of "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin" ("The Rogue: Looking for the Real Sarah Palin"), Joe McGinniss said that their work is based on interviews with 200 people known associated or friends of the former governor of 47 years.
McGinniss did these interviews during the four months he lived in a rental house next to Palin in Wasilla (Alaska).
Palin was the first woman vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party in the United States in the 2008 elections, and has become a prominent figure of the citizen movement Tea Party. Although contained in the polls, has not yet indicated whether he will run for the presidential nomination next year.
"Something that really surprised me was that people who know it best are the least sympathy with him," said McGinniss.
Palin's husband, Todd, Eskimo and a member of a union, said those statements on NBC.
"Mc Ginniss is an individual who traffics in gossip and falsehoods, and spent the last year interviewing marginal figures who have their complaints and picked what he wanted for his book that suits their own unhealthy obsession with my wife," he said.
Sarah and Todd Palin have five children, three boys and two girls. The latter, Trig Paxson, was born in 2008 with Down syndrome.
The New York Times, commenting on the book, states that "almost everything in 'The Rogue' is known, mean and readily available to anyone with Internet access."
"McGinniss used his time in Alaska in search of caustic and unsubstantiated rumors about Palin, often obtained from unidentified sources or described as a 'neighbor' or 'a friend'," added the Times.
The author's method of work had already raised a bitter controversy at the time with the Palin family, who accused him of invading their privacy be installed in the house next door while preparing the book last year.
The Palin came to erect a fence between two houses to protect their privacy after it became known that her new neighbor had signed a contract to write a book about the former governor.