Todd Palin: 'Creepy' Neighbor Has Ruined Summer

Family thinking of moving to escape Joe McGinniss
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2010 7:00 AM CDT
Todd Palin: 'Creepy' Neighbor Has Ruined Summer
The Palins have extended the height of their fence, center, to keep out the prying eyes of author Joe McGinniss, who has rented the smaller house next door.   (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

(Newser) – The Palin family summer has been spoiled, thanks to author Joe McGinniss moving in next door, and Todd Palin called Kathleen Parker to talk about it. Parker writes in a Washington Post blog that the Palins are considering moving the family elsewhere rather than live with "big brother" watching when they step outdoors. “It’s very creepy," Palin says. "Knowing that someone is going to be writing a hit piece, and he’s 15 feet away from you.”

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The family's privacy should be a non-partisan issue, says Palin, who's determined to keep his cool despite McGinniss' counter-attack on the talk show circuit. Whatever he does or says, "coming from me, people twist it and turn, and before I know it, I’ve threatened someone," the snowmobile champ complains. "The media would love for me to go out and hit somebody.” He may be right, concludes Parker, but "someone needs to leave the neighborhood. It shouldn’t have to be Todd and Sarah Palin." (Read more Joe McGinniss stories.)

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