Unfounded Rumors

Palins Heading to Splitsville?

Sarah Palin’s spokeswoman, Meg Stapleton, is stamping out rumors that Palin and her husband are getting a divorce, preemptively cutting off reports before the media picks them up. The news sprang up on Alaska Report, a blog that claims to have been the first to report Palin becoming McCain's running mate. It cited "multiple sources in Wasilla and Anchorage" as well as a National Enquirer story that alleged both Todd and Sarah had affairs and wanted to divorce. The report also mentioned that Sarah didn't speak to her husband at her resignation event and left without him. “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),” Stapleton wrote. On Politico, Jonathan Martin writes that "conflating such allegations by political opponents with the reporting of the mainstream media also endears Palin to her conservative base." Even in the rumor stage, it seems Palin can do no wrong.