We know that when confronted by a reporter, Sarah Palin doesn’t always perform well in front of a camera. Apparently, though, she had a better rapport with her interview subjects when she was a reporter back in Alaska.

A new book, The Rogue: Search for the Real Sarah Palin, claims that Palin, then Sarah Heath, had a one-night stand with future NBA player Glen Rice when she was a sports reporter at KTUU-TV in Anchorage.

The National Enquirer (America’s favorite source for news) got its hands on Joe McGinniss‘ new book, which claims Palin and her husband Todd “dabbled” in cocaine use and that she once snorted cocaine “off an overturned 55-gallon oil drum while snowmobiling with pals.” How’s that for details?

The Enquirer also released the following information:

McGinniss claims Sarah had a steamy interracial hookup with basketball stud Glen Rice less than a year before she eloped with her husband Todd.

Sarah hooked up with the NBA great, then a 6-foot-8 junior at the University of Michigan when he was playing in a college basketball tournament in Alaska in 1987, the book says. At the time, Sarah, just out of college, was working as a sports reporter for the Anchorage TV station KTUU.

The Enquirer says that Rice confirmed the encounter, and then takes it a step further.

“A publishing source told The Enquirer that McGinniss claims Sarah had a ‘fetish’ for black men at the time and he quotes a friend as saying Sarah had ‘hauled [Rice’s] ass down.”

Well then. Sounds like the worst book ever.

Photo of the Day

Sarah Heath, you seem so sweet. Say it ain’t so!

Sarah Palin Had One One-Night Stand With Glen Rice When She Was a Sports Reporter, New Book Alleges

Quote of the day

“Drop the awe factor, OK, Ocho, Chad, drop the awe factor … You’re not a fan, all right? You’re not someone who’s on another team or watching TV. You’re not an analyst. You’re a part of it. They want you to be a part of it. So get with the program because obviously you’re not getting it and you’re tweeting because you’re saying, ‘It’s amazing to see’? It’s amazing to see because you don’t understand it! You still don’t understand it and it’s amazing to you because you can’t get it. … You are still in awe to be a member of the New England Patriots offense. Join the system, buddy.”
–Tedy Bruschi, on WEEI, ripping into Chad Ochocinco’s tweet about the Patriots’ offense

Tweet of the day

Tim Wakefield picked up his 200th win on Tuesday night. He’s been pitching for a long time. How long? Well …

Sarah Palin Had One One-Night Stand With Glen Rice When She Was a Sports Reporter, New Book Alleges

Video of the day

In case you were wondering how Palin’s sportscasts were back in the day, here you go. The best quote is clearly, “Now the only Minnesota North Star leading the NHL in anything is Basil McRae. He’s No. 1 in the NHL with 28 major penalties, all for fighting. … Minnesota’s got to be notorious for something, they’re the worst team in the NHL.”

Slam, Basil! Slam!