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UPDATED: Sarah Palin's husband issues a statement on book rumors

Did Miami Heat star Glen Rice and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have a fling back in the 1980s, when she was a budding sports reporter and he was a star at the University of Michigan?

The National Enquirer is reporting that Palin, a former high school basketball standout herself, hooked up with Rice in 1987 when he was in Anchorage, Alaska, for a basketball tournament.

At the time, Palin was unmarried, just out of college and working as a sports reporter at Anchorage TV station KTUU. Rice was a junior and a basketball star -– he went on to lead the University of Michigan to a 1989 NCAA championship.

The tabloid's sources on the decades-old fling are solid: they're apparently among the revelations in the about-to-be-released book by investigative reporter Joe McGinniss. He's the reporter who rented a house next door to the Palins in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, while researching and writing his book. McGinniss figures prominently in an episode of her recent reality television show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, where she complains about him as a neighbor, and says of his interest in her life: "it’s just none of his flippin' business."

McGinniss's book on the former vice presidential candidate, "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin," is set to be released next Tuesday.

A Palin spokeswoman issued this statement from Palin's husband, Todd Palin, to the Miami Herald at midnight. "This is a man who has been relentlessly stalking my family to the point of moving in right next door to us to harass us and spy on us to satisfy his creepy obsession with my wife. His book is full of disgusting lies, innuendo, and smears. Even The New York Times called this book ‘dated, petty,’ and that it ‘chases caustic, unsubstantiated gossip.’”

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Bo Schembechler

GO BLUE!!! Michigan Rules!!! Woo Hoo!!!

chasemonster

Congratulations, Sarah Palin! You just got Pimp-Slapped!

stumblebeard

How is this news? I can't stand Palin either but this is silly and is only keeping her in the news more.

STOP FEEDING THE BEAST!

Tyler

Would have been more interesting if it was someone called Glenda Rice.

shane

Who cares

Monica

I guess that's all the juice he got if they're trying to sell this book off of this..

Coriolana Sinta

EWW! How long in the clinic did it take to cure that?

Bob Roberson

And this is news? From 30 years ago? McGinness must be hard up for money. I love the way the article says the "sources are solid" and then references the guy writing the stupid book.

Kenny Jones

I guess they can't call her racist anymore.

ToniCounter

speechless.... :)

the ghost of karl rove

All of the crazy conservatives will DEFINITELY care. The race baiting of the 2008 election cycle is coming back to haunt Palin in the worst possible way. Good bye Sara Palin--you're time as a presidential candidate is now over before it began.

Snerd Snokle

Uh oh. See sleeps with guys who are not white.

Eladds

At first I thought it said Glenn BECK slept with Sarah Palin... Whoo! I did a double-take on that one! :-D

Jerry

OMG an attractive single woman went out with an attractive single man 30yrs ago. How will they live down the shame, oh wait...WHO GIVES A CRAP! Nows lets report on the premarital relationships of anyone in the spotligh. HOW ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS!!!! o

B17

Don't you wish Glen. Took you a long time to admit to it.

Uncle Ron

If she was the #1 or #2 contender right now EVERYONE would care. If it hadn't been for the prospect of this book and McGinnes lurking right next door to her doing detailed research on this hypocrite, she just might have been the GOP favorite right now. So, THANK YOU Joe!!!

GoGatorGrowlers

And if Glen had called her back, she wouldn't be a racebaiting fundie lunatic today.

At least give it to her a couple months. Let her get bored. Wouldn't have taken that long.

Joe

I hear Glen Rice slept with Joe McGinness

Bunny

Unless there is a tape - so what!

damnocracy

Yes but glen rice also slept with his mother too

joe

This is a joke, there has to be something better to write about. I dont care for Palin at all but this is a joke. I was a big glen rice fan he was one of the Miami heats first real super stars and a great clutch 3 point shooter!! The guy that spent time researching for this story and the one that wants to write a book on this garbage need to get a life. LOOOOSERRSS

Will Cross

Hey guess what? I have some news. My dog tried to hump my cat!! That's more news worthy than this.

Al

As Tina Fey would put it.... Really?

Bobby Morris

I guess I'm not a "Crazy conservative", because I really do not care!!

Critter

This is moronic and absolutely absurd. No one but the Palin haters will care, regardless of whether or not it is true. All people of sane rationale will dismiss this as it should be, as nothing more than another failed attempt to trash someone who dares to disagree.

D

Personally, I don't really care either. But she is an abstinence only education supporter. Therefore, this news exposes her own hypocrisy on the issue.

Mr. Woodcock

Petrolera!

matthew

We all knew she was a wh*re. Now the truth is coming out. There you go miss president. Glen Rice for vice president.

D

Well maybe this explains the political teaser's stalking President Obama and gettin' so angry when she heard him say, "I don't think about Sarah Palin". I imagine a lot of her pin-up calendars are gonna be ripped off walls all over in those little pockets of "rill" Amurikkka.

Virginia

I'm a Palin hater and even I don't care.

Matt

This article is a waste of internet space. As another reader said, let's look at the post collegiate pre-marital sex lives of all the candidates. Geez, there's more sex scandals in the current Congress.

Michael Marinsky

It's not hypocrisy. It was a religious experience. The whole time Palin said, "oh Jesus, oh gawd."

She was praying.

tony

she had a dream too!

Robert Murtha

This article is absolutely vile. You should be ashamed of printing this kind of irrelevant trash. It is contemptible. Surely there are enough things of real significance to report on that you shouldn't have to stoop this low to fill your pages.

scurrilous

This should go over well with the Tea Party crowd.

David

THIS DO-DO GLENN RICE MUST BE A LIBERAL
TO MAKE A STATEMENT LIKE THIS ....

Mickey

Another example on hypocrisy of "Abstinence". Very easy to lecture everyone once you have enjoyed your bit. Shame on you Sarah !!

harleynut

Was it GOOD?

Gill Bates

When one puts oneself "in the public eye" through politics or television then one's life becomes the business of reporters and others.

Ms. palin cannot choose just and only what she wants to be publicized, but then again I would not expect her to actually know that.

dana jones

Just when you thought they ran out of made up stories for the media to report on.
http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/

frank castle

Monkey love lol

a doubter

A much bigger story is who her husband has been sleeping with the last few years...

Sarah

Seriously?! I don't even like Sarah Palin and I'd defend her after this. Seriously?! What a way to try to take down a political woman. It's not "I had sex with her" it's "I slept with her". Why not just say " I &$#@ her" and be honest about the attack you are trying to make. A woman has to be sexualized in a passive way right? Because heaven forbid she should be a strong minded independent PERSON in her own right?

Cyberdad

Who cares? Other than perhaps adding "double standard" to the list of things about Sarah Palin that I don't care for...really, who cares?

Fred

Hypocrisy? Really? Have you never done something that you regretted and learned from and warned against?

what if

Glen's wife looks a lot like Sarah Palin.
EWW...

mo

I’m confused, the title says....Glen Rice: I slept with Sarah Palin

So, does that mean Glenn said he slept with Sarah (as the title implies), or is the author of this article trying to make it seem like Glenn said that?

Yemil

This revelation would be ridiculous if it were not for the fact that Sarah will try to wriggle out of it with her usual fabrications and her disregard for the truth or substantiated facts.This just highlights her inability to hold any office in the land with any credibility.If she were ever elected president the electorate would never know what her perception of reality was, that in itself was a challenge with the past string of presidents but with Sarah it would be a debacle to beat them all.

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