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Author Offended by Palin Description

This can’t be a good situation for the Alaskan Emily Post, if there is one: Author Joe McGinniss said he would have “happily accepted a cookie” should his new Wasilla neighbors, the Palins, offer one. The author, who has been critical of the Palins and is rumored to be working on a book about them, said Todd Palin visited the house and became “increasingly hostile.” Then the former governor posted a picture of McGinniss on her Facebook page, and radio host Mark Levin gave out the author’s email address, which caused his inbox to be flooded with 5,000 messages in four hours, effectively shutting down the account. Palin said McGinniss could easily spy on “Piper’s bedroom” and watch the family swimming, but McGinniss took offense, saying he has “my own kids and grandkids to worry about.”