New York: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has a new neighbour, and it turns out to be none other than no-holds-barred author Joe McGinniss, who is writing an exposé about her.
Palin, 46, made the discovery May 24 after she asked her husband, Todd, to “introduce himself to the stranger who was peering in” from her neighbour’s deck in Wasilla, Alaska.
“He’s rented the place for the next five months or so,” the New York Daily News quoted Palin as writing on Facebook on May 25.
“He moved up all the way from Massachusetts to live right next to us - while he writes a book about me.
“Wonder what kind of material he’ll gather while overlooking Piper’s bedroom, my little garden and the family’s swimming hole?” she stated.
Piper Palin is the former GOP vice presidential nominee’s 9-year-old daughter.
McGinniss, 67, would not comment, but his publisher, Broadway Books, said the author “will be highly respectful of his subject’s privacy as he investigates her public activities”.
McGinniss, who wrote “Fatal Vision” and “The Selling of the President”, has tried to get up close and personal with the former Alaska governor before.
Last year, he offered to pay 59,999 dollars to dine with Palin at a charity auction but was outbid.
Palin says she might try to sweeten up McGinniss with some “homemade blueberry pie so he’ll know how friendly Alaskans are”, and if that did not work out she would go to plan B.
“You know what they say about ‘Fences make for good neighbours?’ Well, we’ll get started on that tall fence tomorrow,” she added.