Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sleeping with Michigan players ensures I won't vote for Sarah Palin

In to the sleazy new book coming out next week about Sarah Palin by her peeping Tom neighbor, there are many juicy details that might make Ms. Palin think twice about jumping into the presidential race. And one detail in particular might lose her the swing state of Ohio, as well. (And not "swing" in that way, Governor Palin.)

Sure, she's (allegedly) vengeful, had (alleged) affairs, violates ethics laws, isn't good at Geography, and maybe (allegedly) likes snorting cocaine off 55-gallon drums.

But all of that pales in comparison (to me, at least) to the assertion that she had a one-night stand with a Michigan player! (Not to mention an ex-husband of a Real Housewife of Miami.)  I mean, drafting Michigan players is bad enough. Certainly rooting for Michigan is a strike against you as well. (And if you're from Ohio and like the Wolverines, God help you.) But the short-term Governor--at this point in time, a starry-eyed sports reporter--(allegedly) went a lot further than this with none other than Glen Rice, way back in 1987.

As reported by Gawker (from the National Enquirer).

Sarah hooked up with Rice, a 6-foot-8 junior at the University of Michigan, while he was in town for the 1987 Thanksgiving weekend "Great Alaska Shootout" basketball tournament, according to the book.
McGinniss quotes a friend as saying Sarah had "hauled his [Rice's] ass down." While the pal coyly states: "I can't say I know they had sex," the friend is also quoted as saying: "I remember Sarah feeling pretty good that she'd been with a black basketball star," according to the source.
Their encounter reportedly occurred in the dorm room of Sarah's younger sister Molly at the University of Alaska Anchorage, according to the book.
Rice confirms the hookup in McGinniss' book, according to the source, "but he's quoted as saying he didn't think Sarah harbored any bad feelings over being with him because he was black. And he remembers only nice things about Sarah, recalling her as 'gorgeous' and saying she was a big crush of his at the time."
According to the book, Rice and Sarah continued to chat on the phone right up until she married Todd just nine months later.

Steve Kerr was also part of the shootout with his team from Arizona. Guess he's just not Palin's type. And let the record show, Arizona beat Michigan in the semifinals.