Author Leaves Palin’s Neighborhood

Wonder if they threw him a goodbye party? Joe McGinniss, who infamously moved next door to Sarah Palin so he could better research her, is leaving Alaska to start writing his book. McGinniss’ unauthorized biography of Palin is called Sarah Palin: The Year of Living Dangerously. Palin was not pleased when her new neighbor moved to Wasilla in May, welcoming him to the town with a sarcastic Facebook post. The Palins responded by building an 8-foot fence to block McGinniss’ view. McGinniss, a Daily Beast contributor, said Wasilla residents were friendly, but found some people were “scared to death” to answer questions about Palin, with vague fears that something bad would happen if they talked.