Joe McGinniss has found a great summer rental where he can work on his book about Sarah Palin — right next door to her house in Alaska.
Ms. Palin posted photos of Mr. McGinniss standing on his deck overlooking her property on her Facebook page late last night.
“Welcome, Joe! It’ll be a great summer – come borrow a cup of sugar if ever you need some sweetener,” Ms. Palin wrote in a note to Mr. McGinniss on Facebook. “And you know what they say about ‘fences make for good neighbors’? Well, we’ll get started on that tall fence tomorrow, and I’ll try to keep Trig’s squeals down to a quiet giggle so we don’t disturb your peaceful summer. Enjoy!”
Mr. McGinniss, who has written about Ms. Palin before for Portfolio, is not the only writer poking around Wasilla however.
The New York Times ran an article yesterday about the Palins’ life in Wasilla and their relationship with other townspeople. It looks like a tall fence isn’t the only thing that Ms. Palin is building on her property.
Even the most concrete new development in the Palin family, an enormous structure rising beside their existing 3,400-square-foot house on Lucile Lake, is something of a mystery. Based on the limited evidence in the planning department at Wasilla City Hall (the city does not require building permits), the building’s footprint alone is 6,000 square feet, but much of it is two stories. Various sources have said the project includes a television studio (Fox News, Mr. Heath said), apartments for Mr. Palin or the Palins’ older children (Bristol Palin, 19, has said, however, that she is living on her own with Tripp and paying her own bills with the help of handsome speaking fees) and a well-appointed office for Ms. Palin.
(h/t Ben Smith)