Rumors are spreading that former Alaska Governess and failed Vice-Presidental candidate Sarah Palin and husband Todd are getting a divorce. Is it true? And if it is, was this why Palin resigned from office? Updated: Palin's camp denies it.
Blog Alaska Report, who's reporting on this, asserts the rumor as truth, in addition to noting that Sarah Palin has purchased land in Montana, and possibly plans to move her family there.
AlaskaReport has learned this morning that Todd Palin and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin are to divorce. Multiple sources in Wasilla and Anchorage have confirmed the news. A National Enquirer story exposing previous affairs on both sides led to a deterioration of their marriage and the stress from that led to Palin's resignation as governor of Alaska.
The Palins were noticeably not speaking to each other at last Sunday's resignation speech in Fairbanks. Sarah ditched Todd (MSNBC) right after the speech and left without him. Sarah removed her wedding ring a couple of weeks ago. Sarah has recently purchased land in Montana and is considering moving the family there. Sarah Palin is originally from Idaho.
They're citing a Blogspot Blog, a National Enquirer story, and the tensions between Sarah and Todd at her final press conference as the basis for this report. Not exactly the most credible sources they've got there, but the Enquirer's certainly been right about some things, and Alaska Report also qualifies their story by writing that they were the first to announce Palin's candidacy for Governor and her status as the Vice Presidential nominee. So, there's that.
If any of this turns out to be true, it would explain a great deal: Palin's book deal signing/cashing in, all the talk about tending to her family regarding her resignation, her The-Media's-Been-Mean media offensive, all of it. But most likely: the resignation. Which, in and of itself, is the revelation that she was telling the truth, and bearing down for what's likely to be the hard media rain/scrutiny that's about to be comin'.
UPDATE: It looks like Meg Stapleton, Palin's spokeswoman, responded to these rumors on, uh, Facebook:
Yet again, some so-called journalists have decided to make up a story. There is no truth to the recent "story" (and story is the correct term for this type of fiction) that the Palins are divorcing. The Palins remain married, committed to each other and their family, and have not purchased land in Montana (last week it was reported to be Long Island).
Less than one week ago, Governor Palin asked the media to "quit making things up." We appreciate that the more professional journalists decided to question this story before repeating it.
Todd and Sarah Palin To Divorce [Alaska Report]
Sarah Palin: No Truth to Latest Rumors [Facebook]