"It's just a peculiar thing, but she does, as I found out in May, she presses a button and what comes back is hate," (McGinniss) said.
"The people who respond when she complains about something are just so filled with hate. I got some of the ugliest, most vile e-mails directed at me, my grandchildren, my children, my wife - just ugly, ugly stuff."
Once he settled in, McGinniss said, he didn't have a single unpleasant encounter with anybody in Wasilla. Some people objected to the welcome he had received.
"They started bringing me blueberry pie. I had many offers of handguns to borrow. I turned them all down. But for about two weeks there, I couldn't say hello to somebody without, they said,'I've got a couple of guns for you in my truck."'
He found people willing to talk, as he had in 1975.
"It was the greatest place because there were no closed doors. There was nobody who said,'I don't want to talk to you. And that's pretty much the way it is today with the single exception of that least Alaskan of all Alaskans, Sarah Palin."'
All that hate from people claiming to be "Christians"? Christ did not teach hate. These people may be religious, but Christ-like they are NOT.
The quote above was spoken like the gentlemen McGinniss is. I'm really looking forward to his book.
All his other books are excellent. I'll bet he sells a ton of the earlier one on Alaska that he has re-issued.
It will be poetic justice if Palin's attacks on McGinniss turn out to help him sell more books, and I've no doubt that will be the outcome.