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Sarah Palin ‘affair’: big media stays quiet as ‘lover’ named

While America's respectable media focus on John McCain's acceptance speech to the Republican faithful, blogs and gossip sites continue to lead the feeding frenzy surrounding the National Enquirer's allegation, reported here yesterday, that McCain's running mate Sarah Palin had an affair with her husband's business partner.

Alaskan Abroad, the blog of an Alaskan journalist, reports that the allegation refers to the time when Palin became mayor of Wasilla in the mid-1990s. Palin's husband Todd owned a snowmobile dealership with his business partner Brad Hanson. Apparently Hanson, who was also married, and Sarah got on famously; Alaskan Abroad's sources say the two were "flirtatious but never consummated the relationship".

"When Todd found out, he reportedly dissolved the partnership and sold the dealership. Hanson is now a member of the Palmer City Council."

The Enquirer's own anonymous source claims there was an affair. The paper reports: "Todd discovered the affair and quickly dissolved his friendship and business associations with the guy. Many people in Alaska are talking about the rumour and say Todd swept it under the rug."

Further allegations continue to emerge from the original Enquirer story, including the suggestion that Palin had attempted to force her pregnant teenage daughter Bristol to marry the father of her child before the story of the pregnancy broke. Bristol refused, leaving her mother with a messy situation to deal with in the run up to her speech to the Republican convention.

Even before the 'Palin affair' story broke on Wednesday night, John McCain's former rival for the Republican presidential candidacy Mike Huckabee was continuing the party's attack on the media's portrayal of Palin. "I'd like to thank the elite media for doing something that quite frankly I wasn't sure could be done: and that's unifying the Republican Party and all of America in support of McCain and Palin," he said. "The reporting of the past few days has proved tackier than a costume change at a Madonna concert."

If a hand-wringing news piece entitled "Media on the defensive over Sarah Palin coverage" in today's LA Times - which doesn't even mention the Enquirer's allegations - is anything to go by, the media big fish will leave this potential scandal to the supermarket tabloids.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post is showing the way for mainstream media nervous of Palin's lawyers. Reporters there are pursuing slightly less tawdry scandals in the ongoing evaluation of her suitability for the post of Vice President. The paper has printed emails sent by Palin which criticize the official inquiry into her ex-brother-in-law, State Trooper Mike Wooten. The 'Troopergate' scandal concerns allegations that Palin got rid of her public safety commissioner Walt Monegan for failing to heed her demands to fire Wooten.


Added: Sep-5-2008 
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  • No reputable news source is carrying this story.

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  • No real substance, merely conjecture.



    I think her views on birth control are easier to use as a negative talking point than anything from the enquirer

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    • the muslim rumor was spread by 'legitimate' american news organizations (fox, cnn, nbc, cbs, et al.).

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    • No, it wasn't. If anything that rumor was knocked down by the MSM. Obama supporters had an absolute fit when someone on Fox, correctly as it turns out, called the Indoneasian state school Obama attended (where he was registered under his stepfather's name and religion) a Madrass. Indonesia is an Isamic country, their school contain Islamic religious instruction. The outrage was amazing.

      But NO ONE said he was Muslim, and for my moeny, even if he WAS, it shouldn't matter one tiny bit.

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  • Sarah Palin took six years to get a four year degree transferring from Hawaii Pacific University, North Idaho College, University of Idaho, Matanuska-Sisitna College, and finally back to the University of Idaho. I don't want to know who she sleeps with

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  • "flirtatious but never consummated the relationship"...

    As far as I got before I decided this was a completely worthless article to read, though that's not unexpected from the Enquirer.

    Almost 40% of married Americans have admitted to having sex outside of their marriage(and those are just the ones who admit it, lord only knows the real numbers), but Palin flirts with someone and the Liberals come after her like she's just finished sleeping with the entire U.S Congress.

    My God, she More..

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  • As soon as anyone reads "National Enquirer's allegation" , we all know it's total crap.

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  • I gotta laugh once again at the hypocrats/libtards. They get their info from "The Enquirer" a beacon of American jounalism. Even if the stories were true, the story says "never consumated".

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  • "Todd owned a snowmobile dealership..."

    -heard enough!

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  • I heard she killed a gay, underage hooker and it got swept under the rug. This is based on nothing but my own conjecture, much like this article is.

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  • The Enquirer needs to do some investigative reporting and give us the juicy details.

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  • National Enquirer??? Bwaaaaa ha ha ha...now THERE is a source to quote anything from!!!! I'm surprised they had the time to put something together on this with all their UFO's under the White House, Bigfoot pregnancy's by Hollywood movie stars and Nostradamous living in Cleveland stories.

    Man...that is some funny shit there, but...you go for it you DEM voters its a typical source for your world affairs I guess.

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  • Corruptocrats doing what they do best...

    The clintons did it. the obama nuts did it to hillary...

    There are a thousand stories of corruptocrats lying to discredit anyone who doesn't fall into step with them...

    I can't wait for the debates...

    no teleprompter for O dum dum...

    It's gonna be a stuttering nightmare for the dems...

    O ka ka's speech patterns make Bush sound like a bloody genius

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  • Mccain was having an affair with Cindy, while he was married to his crippled wife Carol.

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  • ok...

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  • Bill Clinton was overheard asking the all important question..."Yeah, but does she swallow?"

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  • Well, McCain had an affair too. Might as well make it part of the party platform.

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  • "LA Times - which doesn't even mention the Enquirer's allegations"

    I remember when the news Media and Papers had to have confirmation before a story was reported or printed. It is damaging to the person and America that you can just say anything on a blog, hersay and the Media jumps right on it. They will report it for days and if found untrue the Media will never mention it and the Newspapers will print a retraction on page B-13 in a small paragraph.

    If it is true REPORT it. If you More..

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  • hell yeah where's the video

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  • More liberal propaganda. Nice guys. I guess Republicans can continue touting that Hussein Obama is still a Muslim radical who cheered on Rev. Wright's American hate speeches and Michelle Obama's anti-white thesis.

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  • Maybe you would have a better attitude if you got some.

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  • he had an affair with a muslim.

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  • I heard she once took a potshot at a hippy from Berkeley that had wandered into her vegitable garden.

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  • I have a confession to make. I too had an illicit affair with that woman!
    True. Couple years back during a fishing trip with friends. I was in town for a night of HEAVY drinking at the local watering hole. Well, you can imagine my surprise when Mrs. Palin of all people showed up in a tight little dress, 7 months pregnant and looking for a good time?
    I don't like talking about it folks!
    I'm still ashamed of our actions that evening.

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    • I was with you up until you said "woman", then I started to have my doubts.

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    • Dude..I've got same bad news for you. Palin's infant is 5 months old which means if she was 7 months pregnant 2 years ago...it wasn't Sarah. It is possible you had an illicit affair with a Giraffe or a Rhinoceros since those gestation periods would follow your time line.

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    • Nah, I'm sure it was her.
      She kept on talking bout THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE and ho she put the private jet on E Bay.
      Her slurring and Minnesota accent were getting worse with each story.
      I asked her if she wanted one more kid cuz I could do that for her?
      I also asked if I should wear protection?
      She wanted NONE of that...skin on skin! Brave woman if you ask me.
      Well, I told you I didn't want to talk about it but you just couldn't leave it a t that could you?

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