Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Todd Palin 'will file for divorce and advisers tell Sarah White House dream is over' after release of explosive biography -- UPDATED

An article at The UK's Mail Online has:

Sarah Palin could be set to lose both her marriage and her political career after the release of the explosive biography on the Tea Party darling.

The National Enquirer claims that friends close to the politician and her husband Todd say he is 'fed up' with the constant scandals that have plagued their marriage ever since she ran for vice president and is ready to file for a divorce.

As well as kissing goodbye to her marriage, it has also been alleged that her advisers have told her to kiss goodbye to the White House fearing a bid would be 'political suicide'. ...

... A source close to the former vice presidential candidate said: 'Sarah Palin has been destroyed by Joe McGinniss' no-holds-barred biography. It exposed all her lies, cover-ups and secrets.

'As a result she has been told by her advisers that it would be political suicide to announce a White House candidacy. The press and her opponents would have a field day digging into the dirty details of her background.'

The bombshell book is said to have put the final nail in the coffin of her marriage, after Sarah's brother Chuckie was quoted saying his sister and Todd's marriage was over.

A friend told the National Enquirer: 'The final straw was McGinniss quoting Sarah's brother Chuckie telling a friend they don't have a marriage.

'Todd felt as if he was stabbed in the back by his own brother-in-law after 23 years of being married to the guy's sister, and having five kids together.' ...

I don't know how much of the Mail Online's story is true. Palin's political career may have been over before the book was published. "Palin, Inc," however, may have been mortally wounded by the books revelations. If so, there may no longer be a reason for the Palins to continue their marriage business partnership. In an Esquire magazine article, Sarah Palin had this to say about marriage: "This is what I've been telling Bristol, before she gets married, is, Bristol, there are definitely gonna be tough parts in marriage. You have to look at those tough times and remember that you have essentially a business contract with this person. You've signed an agreement: You're going to be together. And you look at it that way as you work through the tough times, because I guarantee the better time is there on the other side. That's how we've looked at it." Alaska is a community property state. Half of all the dough Sarah has made could be his. Will Todd Palin cash out?

It's interesting that a friend of Sarah Palin's brother, Chuck, may have been one of Joe McGinniss' sources.

The Mail Online's entire article can be read by clicking on the post's title. The article has a lot of photos.

What Sarah Palin told Bristol about marriage can be found in Esquire's "Sarah Palin: What I've Learned."

Update: My book arrived! On page 50, Joe McGinniss writes, 'Some say the marriage proved rocky from the start. "They don't have a marriage," Sarah's brother, Chuckie, confided to a friend in Anchorage."I don't know how they live together."' A friend of Chuckie -- Is that what they call him? Name reminds me of the doll in "Child's Play." -- was one of McGinniss' sources. Look out for low-flying cans in Wasilla, tonight.

Joe McGinniss' book, “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin,” is a good read and worth buying.

Update: In November of 2010, the Palins went to People magazine to shoot down a divorce story. Are they still able to get the attention of a publication like People magazine? Is "Palin, Inc" still a going concern?

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