Despite the Enquirer's claim that many people in Alaska knew about it, no concrete proof ever emerged.
Author Joe Mc Ginnis, whose string of best selling books about politics and politicians have led to more than one downfall of those who claimed to be what they are not, documented Palin’s fling with basketball star Glen Rice while she was dating her future husband as well as her six-month dalliance with Todd’s business partner Brad Hanson after they married.
Although Sarah and Todd talked about having a traditional wedding, they eloped and their son was born less than nine months later, suggesting the purveyor of family values was practicing acts that produce families before marriage.
But it was the unlikely jump ball between the 6-foot-8 Rice and the future vice presidential candidate that sparked an endless outpouring of cyberspace wisecracks.
"G Rice had great range but Alaska - that's deep," former Duke basketball star Bobby Hurley posted via Twitter.
On his web site, Mc Ginniis says of his book, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin: , a startling and penetrating examination of the illusion and reality of Sarah Palin, also presents an illuminating portrait of the Alaska and the America that produced her.
Sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, always provocative, And while Sarah Palin loudly threatened to sue Mc Ginnis and his publisher over what was reported in the book, she never did."Rice tried to resist but he was never one to stop anyone from scoring." There was no response from the Palin camp to any of the tales from the Mc Ginniss book, due on bookshelves next week.Rice did not return calls for comment, although the Enquirer said Rice confirmed the romance to Mc Ginniss.While dating future husband Todd Palin, the then-Sarah Heath, a sports reporter for an Alaska TV station, reportedly shacked up for a night in a dorm room with a college basketball star in what those close to her say was just one of a string of casual flings by a sexually-adventurous woman.In college, Palin was known as a wild child who attended five schools in six years."I don't know about this instance, but they often get these reports right."Mc Ginniss, the author of "Fatal Vision" and "The Selling of the President," rented the house next door to the Palins in Wasilla while researching the bombshell book.