Former Alaska Governor and public twit Sarah Palin has fulfilled a promise for the first time - she put up a fence to prevent a writer who moved in next door from 'observing' her and her family.
Joe McGoo leased the house next to Mrs Palin's in Wasilla, Alaska, after signing a deal to pen a book about her.
Mrs Palin - who misquoted the Robert Frost poem 'Mending Fences', specifically the line about good fences making good neighbours, not quite getting the point of the poem - this week erected a tall fence after saying he was "peering in".
The fence comes despite her pledge to welcome Mr McGoo with a pie in the face and a kick in the shin - not a six foot electrified barrier worthy of Area 52.
A photo of the fence was posted on a blog maintained by Fox 'News', which employs the 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential candidate as 'analyst' as part of the ongoing effort to downplay the Palin wealth.
The blog announces the fence is "to protect against the "Abominable Snowman, Sasquatch, Nancy Pelosi and the nation's half who are registered Democrats", all of whom appear to menace the Palin family.
Commenters on the blog applauded the move, denouncing Mr McGoo and the "liberal media" and suggesting Mrs Palin's supporters set up camp outside his family's home, a move presumably to ensure privacy for the family.
Publishing house Broadway Books has said in a statement that Mr McGoo is to write a book about Mrs Palin's "significance as both a political and cultural phenomenon and as an embodiment of the contradictory forces that shaped Alaska as it moved into its second half-century of statehood".
Her wealth, eccentricity, IQ and facility at lying are to play no part in the book.
Mr McGinniss is perhaps best known for his 1968 book on Richard Nixon, The Sinking of a President, and has also written about Alaska and published novels and true crime accounts.
His familiarity with fiction, crime and the snowy regions of Alaska would seem to make him ideal as Palin's biographer.