Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Waiting for 'The Rogue' -- Joe McGinniss is NOT "too busy being nasty to be lucid." Listen to him talk about his book on WNYC

Joe McGinniss doesn't sound like a guy "too busy being nasty to be lucid." He doesn't sound nasty at all.

McGinniss has been interviewed on WNYC's Leonard Lopate show. Early in the interview, McGinniss talks about the use of anonymous sources and explains their use. He says that Glen Rice confirmed the story of his hookup with Sarah Palin; he talks about Palin's reaction to the fling, a reaction that he says he learned about from several sources. McGinniss also talks about his "trignosticism," Palin's religious extremism and her inability to separate church and state ... . McGinniss believes that Palin's extreme religious beliefs are her most dangerous beliefs. Listen to him being interviewed on WNYC's Leonard Lopate show:

You know, it may be that it is Sarah Palin who is "too busy being nasty to be lucid." That could explain her "word salad."

By the way, Sarah Palin's fling with Glen Rice isn't just about sex. See my post "Waiting for 'The Rogue' -- Sarah Palin to 'clean up' Journalism?" to discover how that fling has implications for Palin's ethics and leadership abilities.

The "too busy being nasty to be lucid" quote is from The New York Times' review of McGinniss' book, “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin.” I wrote about the Times' review in my post "Janet Maslin's NY Times review of Joe McGinniss' book destroyed his credibility? Is pro-palin?" and in Waiting for 'The Rogue' -- Do we know how to read?"

An e-mail arrived from Amazon stating that my book may be 1-2 days late. At 4:29 PM (Eastern? Central?), it left Louisville, KY. So much for paying $4.99 for have-it-on-the-20th shipping. But good things are worth waiting for, and I'd rather have a book on paper than an e-book -- "real" books are still easier to read.


Wolfbitch said...

You should ask Amazon to refund a percentage of your shipping price - they're usually very good about on-time delivery and I've heard that their customer service doesn't suck as badly as some other companies' does. (I'm lookin' at YOU, Verizon.)

I'm gonna get Mr. McGinniss's book on my Kindle sometime this week. Can't wait!!!!

Anonymous said...

After listening to this interview with Joe McGinniss it became clear to me that Janet Maslin was was "too busy being nasty to be lucid" while she was writ her review.