As you may have read, author Joe McGinniss has moved in next door to sometime-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as part of an ongoing and extreme effort to research the Palins for a forthcoming book. This has raised all sorts of questions! Such as: is it above board for a journalist to take these sorts of measures? And is it proper for Palin to blithely allege that McGinniss is motivated by sexual perversion?
Now, we are confronted with a new question, namely: would it be OK if the Palins just straight up killed Joe McGinniss in self-defense?
The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman has decided to remind everyone of this possibility in an editorial. Titled "Wasilla fence fascinating for media outlets," the editors of the Frontiersman runs down how this story has drawn the attention of the national media. And then they ensure that they garner a share of the attention for themselves by adding this kicker:
Finally, those who are fond of Joe McGinnis might remind him (if he doesn't already know) that Alaska has a law that allows the use of deadly force in protection of life and property.
So that's something to consider before you foolishly rent property in Alaska.