Palin Bans Bloggers From Book Signing

Critics kicked out of hometown 'Going Rogue ' event
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2009 7:47 AM CST
Palin Bans Bloggers From Book Signing
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shakes the hand of an unidentified book buyer on Dec. 13, 2009.   (AP Photo/Rob Stapleton)

Dying to attend one of Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue book signings? Better make sure you’re not on the banned list first. It includes four names so far, one of whom hasn’t been identified. The first three:

  • Jesse Gryphen: An Alaska kindergarten teacher who posted Palin divorce rumors on his blog, refusing to take them down even after Palin’s lawyer threatened to serve him with libel papers in front of his class. He tells the story of being kicked out of the book signing on his blog.

  • Dennis Zaki: Gryphen’s friend and fellow Alaskan blogger, who repeated the divorce rumors on his site. He was escorted from the book signing along with Gryphen, he tells the Anchorage Daily News.
  • Shannyn Moore: Another blogger who speculated that Palin’s resignation as governor had something to do with her ethics investigations. While flattered at finding herself on the list, she was just too “busy figuring out if my hair was oily, normal or dry” that day to attend and get kicked out, she writes on the Huffington Post.
For guesses as to the possible identity of the mysterious fourth Palin enemy, check out Gawker.
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