Lynn Vincent, the ghostwriter who helped Sarah Palin quickly complete her new memoir, Going Rogue, brings a background replete with antigay and racist connections, according to Max Blumenthal, senior writer for The Daily Beast.
According to Blumenthal, "Vincent's commentaries for World are punctuated by inflammatory characterizations of gays, minorities and liberals that have already provided fodder for Palin's critics. Among Vincent's most strident statements were her description of homosexuality as a 'deviant' mental disorder and labeling of President Barack Obama as the 'face of the minority survivor' of abortion, which she dubbed the 'Black Genocide.'"
Blumenthal also writes about Vincent's alleged association with Robert Stacy McCain, whom he describes as a "player on the far-right fringe" that recommended Vincent for the ghostwriting job. According to Blumenthal, as a Washington Times staffer, McCain "turned the Times' Culture Briefs section into a bulletin board for the racist right, promoting articles from racist publications like the Occidental Quarterly and the Virginia-based neo-Nazi leader Bill White, who has described McCain as a friend.
"McCain was himself a member of the neo-Confederate group, the League of the South, which favors a 'second secession' from the United States and has been labeled a 'hate group' by the Southern Poverty Law Center," writes Blumenthal.