Good for her. This McGinnis piece of trash and all the other attacks on the Palins, of course, are all about 2012. I like that she’s standing up for herself, and in doing so is working to change this increasingly putrid political environment. Enough is enough.

Sarah Palin’s family attorney John Tiemessen has written a letter to Maya Mavjee, the publisher of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, that Palin may sue her, the company, and the book’s author Joe McGinniss “for knowingly publishing false statements” in his book released last week, “The Rogue,” ABC News has learned.

The book was widely panned by critics for using unnamed sources to criticize Palin and her family. Tiemessen cites an email they have access to in which McGinniss writes that attorneys from Crown Publishing told him “nothing I can cite other than my own reporting rises above the level of tawdry gossip. The proof is always just around the corner, but that is a corner nobody has been able to turn” and that McGinniss “ran out of time” to sufficiently source the book.

A source close to the Palins tells ABC News that the “Palins are fighting back and demanding answers from Random House.”

Keep in mind this is, in itself, not a lawsuit, right now they want answers while obviously a lawsuit remains a distinct possibility. Here’s the complete letter for her lawyer.

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  1. dennisl59 says:

    Battleship Palin has fired a warning shot across the bow of the Pissant Publisher.

    And that’s the only one they get, or else they will be sunk.

    posted 9/26 825pm Texans for Palin Time.

  2. otlset says:

    That email is a real Godsend for any potential legal action for sure. And perhaps where there’s one email, there may be more.

  3. Ken-P says:

    This got me thinking about the Black Art that is liberal journalism. If I wrote “The media will never say that McGinnis is a child molester,” and he tried to sue me, I would defend myself by saying I never accused him of anything. I accused the nebulous “media” of not reporting something that may be ridiculous. I suspect that’s the kind of defensive ground he’s on with his book.

    Sarah Palin has a degree in Journalism and I have no doubt she will be very precise and correct when she nails his worthless ass in court.

    For anyone who wants to learn more about critical /logical thinking, I took a class at my local community college. It was in the Philosophy department and it’s called Logic. You will learn “formal truth” and a lot of the most common fallacies, which are absolutely necessary to engage in political debate.

    The class was offered at night, but a lot of the content is probably now available online just by searching for “logic” and “fallacies,” etc.

  4. ShArKy666 says:

    i was wondering what took her so long to do this…GOOOOO sarah, and i hope all these leftist freaks will FEAR her now..she’s gotta take no dam prisoners when it comes to this crap and fight back….no more mrs. nice chick!…lol

  5. flaggman says:

    Given that the book has bombed and is an albatross, I predict Random House will cut bait, thrown McGinniss overboard, issue an apology and retraction, and destroy the remainders. They’re not so stupid as to let a jury decide damages against them here, especially when they’ve probably already lost a fortune promoting this dud.

    • I sure hope so. I would hate that Sarah would have to answer questions on the stand about all the sorted stories in the book. The left would use that to just make her look bad. I hope there is a way to sue the piss out of the publisher without dragging Sarah and her family through the gutter. (further…)

  6. Kat says:

    Will Governor Palin add “Publisher” to her list of accomplishments once her tenure as POTUS is over….considering she will be owner of Random House if they refuse to recall &/or recant this slimeball’s sleazy tabloid? LOL!
    It is amazing the number of people in the media who say that her fighting back is a mistake! BULLSH…..Go Get ‘Em Governor! Don’t take this cr*p! But please know that no matter what you do we (your loyal supporters) have your back 1000%!!!

  7. blogchick says:

    Governor’s got her grrrrrr on now….

  8. brandonj says:

    Wow. McGinnis must be the dumbest S.O.B. in the world or the most arrogant one. He publishes gossip, acknowledges that his claims have no basis in fact and waives his attorney client privilege by discussing via email his communications with Crown’s attorneys. Sarah could win this case with even a mediocre attorney representing her-what a gift! Did he really think she wouldn’t sue him? I hope she gets MILLIONS off of this and then uses it to fund her campaign. It would be hilarious if this libtard liar winds up giving her the money to propel her into the White House.

  9. greenlantern2011 says:

    Love that photo of Palin’s “Volcanic Stare”!

  10. Teri says:

    Sue them Sarah. And thinking about the pathetic creatures who spend their lives thrashing their tongues like swords, what miserable self loathing sonofabitches they must be. Let’s pray for their despairing souls. They hate themselves. They need prayer more than anything right now.

  11. ChrisL says:

    @Ken-P – Will the media ever say that Barack Obama ordered Operation Fast and Furious and approved their operation which had ATF agents (not just straw buyers) carrying guns purchased with taxpayer dollars out to the drop spots at the border and leaving them there to be picked up by the drug cartel? Will the media say Obama is indirectly responsible for over 200 violent deaths of Mexican and American citizens? I think I’m getting the hang of this! Sue Sarah Sue!

  12. dennisl59 says:

    Just posted on the ‘big journalism’ website:

    ‘According to industry sales numbers reported today from Nielsen Bookscan, the most reliable tracker for the book industry, “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin” by Joe McGinniss sold a total of just 6,034 copies in the first week. Warehouse sales were also slow for “The Rogue,” with Ingram inventory barely dropping at all the first three days this week.’

    ‘According to Nielsen Bookscan, “The Rogue” did best in the Pacific U.S. region in its first week, with 1,553 units sold. That region encompasses Alaska, where Palin lives and formerly served as governor.In the Northeast, which includes New York and is a region where big national books often do best, “The Rogue” sold just 442 copies in the first week.’

    And this is BEFORE the pushback from Palin…

    This is not going to end well for the Publishers and the Author. Good.

    posted 9/29 730am Texans for Palin Time.

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