…comes out with his book-length gossip sheet on temporary next-door-neighbor Sarah Palin, and even the NY Times can’t stomach it: McGinniss is “too busy being nasty to be lucid.”
Ouch—although, of course, the two are hardly mutually exclusive.
McGinniss is also too late, poor dear. As the Times points out, pretty much everything in the book has already been thoroughly aired online (except for a few new but unusually poorly-sourced allegations), although the review manages to coyly avoid mentioning one of the most prolific practitioners of the “nasty rather than lucid in service of smearing Plain” art, Andrew Sullivan.
Will books such as McGinniss’s matter? It’s hard to believe that anyone other than the most rabidly entrenched Palin-haters, who believe her fully capable of every stupidity and/or evil already, would care much about what McGinniss is saying. Even Palin-hating gets old after a while.