Great, great show as always. I think the Kathy Griffin and Jon Hamm "beef" was just a joke...
I was just reading a chat with author Joe McGinniss who just published a book on Palin:
I don’t present the Glen Rice story as something shocking. I was told by numerous sources that after her experience of having sex with a “black athlete” Sarah freaked out in horror and guilt. That she felt she’d done something shameful. And that she was traumatized to such a degree that more than twenty years later, when she became governor, she ordered the firing of two dozen lower level state workers because their presence in the state office building made her “uncomfortable.”
I didn’t feel that the stories I’d been told met the burden of proof I personally require for inclusion in a book with my name on the cover. And so I pursued the story for months. Eventually, I learned that the “black athlete” in question was Glen Rice–who, by the way, is an immensely classy and gracious man. I’ve had a number of cordial phone conversations with him, and after reading THE ROGUE last week he left me a terrific voice mail message.
The point is that Glen said, “No, no, no: she didn’t freak out. It was all great. In fact, we stayed in touch by phone for months after that, right up until the time she got married.”
His account disproves any linkage between Sarah’s later discomfort and this event.
Asked if he is scared of confrontation with Todd Palin:
Maybe my first controversy came in 1966 when I was a sportswriter for the Philadelphia Bulletin and reported that Wilt Chamberlain had refused to attend a special foul shooting practice called by his coach during a playoff series against the Celtics. In the sixth game, Wilt went 6 for 28 from the foul line and the 76ers were eliminated. If he’d shot even fifty percent, they would have won. In the locker room afterward, someone asked him if it was true that he’d refused to attend the special practice. He spotted me, the source of that story, and ordered me to leave the locker room. I refused. He lost his temper, jumped up and took a swing at me. Wilt was 7-3, 320 pounds. Five guys jumped on him and restrained him.
So, you know, I don’t exactly quiver when confronted by Tiny Todd Palin.