September 11, 2008

National Enquirer: Sarah Palin's Love Affair

UPDATE: National Enquirer's latest revelations about Palin family.


Iya suggested that it is not good form to post information about the personal life of Sarah Palin on my blog. Of course, it was not good form for Sarah Palin to talk little about her plans for dealing with economic issues that dominate America's future during her convention speech instead of denigrating Barack Obama (and community organizers).

With apologies to Iya, it is being reported by the National Enquirer that Sarah Palin had an affair with her husband Todd Palin’s business partner.

The McCain campaign has vigorously denied the National Enquirer report. McCain campaign spokesman said,


"The smearing of the Palin family must end. The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Governor Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false. It is a vicious lie," said Mr Schmidt.

"The efforts of the media and tabloids to destroy this fine and accomplished public servant are a disgrace. The American people will reject it."
The National Enquirer has a reputation for digging dirt on politicians' lives. Villagers may recall that the magazine insisted that Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards was having an extramarital affair and had had a child with his lover, while his wife was ill with breast cancer.

The allegations were denied for months until the National Enquirer finally published photos of the duo meeting in a hotel in Los Angeles.

The National Enquirer responded to McCain Campaign as follows:

"The National Enquirer's coverage of a vicious war within Sarah Palin's extended family includes several newsworthy revelations, including the resulting incredible charge of an affair plus details of family strife when the Governor's daughter revealed her pregnancy. Following our John Edwards' exclusives, our political reporting has obviously proven to be more detail-oriented than the McCain campaign's vetting process. Despite the McCain camp's attempts to control press coverage they find unfavorable, The Enquirer will continue to pursue news on both sides of the political spectrum."
I recall that many Republicans were upset with folks for ignoring the story of Edwards' affair. How can these same Republicans justify asking everyone to hush up the story of possible Palin love affair?

What say u?

22 comments:

Travis said...

The phrase that comes to mind is...it's fine as long as it's about the other guy.

teamowens313 said...

Hey Villager.

So what was it Malcolm X said about that chicken...? Something about coming home to do what...?

Villager said...

Travis and Keith - It will be interesting to see if this story has legs or if it fades away...

clnmike said...

After the Edwards scandal it's hard to not take the Enquirer seriously.

But I want some hard core evidence first.

As far as personal lives is concern, if your running for Presidentr of the USA you have no right to a personal life. What you have a right to is being protected from lies and half truths.

Sarah Palin's daughter being knocked up is not a lie.

We will see whats up with this one.

Martin Lindsey. said...

Wow. This will be interesting to watch. Their story on Edwards proved to be credible so you never know.

If the latest on Palin does turn out to be true then it will serve to confirm even more that McCane's random, scatter shot, knee jerk approach is going to be harder for Republicans to swallow than they initially imagined.

I'm an independent conservative supporting Obama but I was really interested to see how the Republicans would respond this week to the DNC's convention. It seemed to be really weak. They've had me scratching my bald head and laughing my head off all week. They really wasted four days and didn't seem to capitalize on anything that looked like momentum.

They seem to be handing the entire contest over to Obama with their ineptitude so far which is obviously O.K. with me. It will be even more interesting to see how they handle spin control from this point forward. Have a good weekend people.

Benin "Mwangi" said...

Thanks Villager, it is probably someone that Palin made really mad retaliating, but then again...like you said they were right on Edwards-so you never know.

ShAé - ShAé said...

I find this so hypocritical:

"The smearing of the Palin family must end."

.. seeing as they didn't have a problem when the media was all over Barack's family. All I heard from the Republicans were crickets.

Rich Swier said...

Good video - asking the right questions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzLG5dIHXoY

Regina said...

I have nothing to say...I am too busy laughing!!!!
I was on another blog earlier this week that talked about rumors about Ms Sarah and the blog author said "Where there's smoke there's fire"!

Well I sure hope that Sarah's cute little skirt suits are flame resistant...

MrsGrapevine said...

Sorry, I haven't been around, I think these social conservatives have made me depressed...

I will sit and wait, just because they got Edwards right doesn't make them reliable. As long as she stays in the media, negative or positive is a win for her. It doesn't matter to McCain if she is labeled as famous or infamous...

Villager said...

Mike - I just saw a story on another blog that a Black man is claiming that he is Bristol's baby's daddy. Perhaps this is getting a little out of hand (smile)...

Martin - Don't underestimate the power of the Republicans to make this into a close contest. I remember thinking that Al Gore was our president back in 2000. Remember how that one turned out...

Benin - Great to see your village voice again! How do Africans on the continent view our national election?

Shae & Mrs. Grapevine - Amen! I wonder how the republicans feel now that they have the 'celebrity' in this race for the presidency...

Rich - Interesting video. I've added it as a link into the body of the post. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Regina - Flame-resistant skirt (smile)... that is quite an image to consider!

SjP said...

"not good form to post information about the personal life of Sarah Palin on my blog"

And why not? Why does/should she get a pass? What makes her so special?

Besides, the truth is the light and the light you shine on Palin just might be the light needed to set us free!! H/T and very much obliged for the info!

Monica Roberts said...

The former joke of a paper has more journalistic skills than Fox News.

But I also bear in mind this is the same outfit that's lost TWO libel suits.

CaroleMcDonnell said...

I'm hoping that if she is disliked, that she is disliked not because she is a Christian. As a black christian I get so annoyed when I see politicians who call themselves Christian toting guns, cozying up to greedy multinationals, equating the US with God's country. If she had an affair, I'm cool. I can forgive it. I don't much like adulterers but folks sometimes fall ...not gonna judge her on that. I'm hoping though that if she is innocent she can bear up under all this scrutiny. More and more I'm convinced that famous people are as human as the rest of us, even the rich ones, and cruelty hurts anyone's feelings. I wouldn't want her to be subjected to cruetly. With or without a cause. -C

Villager said...

Sojourner & Monica - I feel ya ... however, Iya is Iya ... so I needed to think twice before posting. Time will tell if the National Enquirer is successful in getting news on major political candidates when everyone else is quiet on the subject...

Carole - Personally, I don't dislike Palin at all. I just take it with a grain of salt when someone I never heard of until last week now has a chance to be a heartbeat from the presidency. Often meteors burn out before they do damage. I wonder if that will be the case this time. Tom Eagleton was dropped as a VP candidate after 17 days. Palin has made it through her first 7 days so far...

clnmike said...

Carole

Trust this, being a Christian is the least of Palin's troubles.

Marcus LANGFORD said...

the republican party is just riddled with so much scandal already and i truly do not think they will be able to display that they are a stable and trustworthy party; at least not enough to win the whole shebang in november.

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Villager said...

Marcus - It amazes me how little respect that the Republicans have for African Americans. They simply don't even make an effort to court the Black vote...

msladydeborah said...

Hotep Villager,

I have been reading a lot about the McCain camp going after folks who post personal info about Palin.

Also about how McCain's camp is intimidating the media about questioning or writing stories about her personal life.

This sounds very unpatriotic to me. A surpression of our rights to free speech. Which only indicates to me that this woman is in need of a public vetting.

Usually I read the tabloid headlines and fall out laughing. But after the NE broke the story about John Edwards and their facts were basically good~I decided to pay closer attention to media gossip. It is kind of like church gossip~the facts are in the story, you just got to try and find them.

Villager said...

LadyDeb - You're right. I think you are the one who pointed me to a rumor about a very racist comment that Palin made at a diner about Obama. I used it to create my Village Movie sidebar feature today!

Alfred said...

Sarah Palin is Open Season
If she can come up of her little hole in Alaska and start throwing smear campaign balls at Senator Obama, she is open game and she can't put on her moose shoes and whin, nag and complain later. The Top Couple MCCain and Palin reminds me of the Old Man and Young Woman relationship. How is Cindy who is 10 years older than Sarah is handling all of this? I notice she has a arm brace again,
what happen to her?

Villager said...

Alfred - I'm not certain why Cindy McCain is wearing her arm brace. However, I imagine that she approves of Sarah Palin. After all, she has the pursestrings in the McCain household so I figure he needed her concurrance before he went public with his VP selection...