Sarah Palin’s Husband Todd Files for Divorce

The National Enquirer reported that Todd Palin got fed up with media attention and scandals following his wife and is ready to file for divorce.

The National Enquirer reported that Todd Palin got fed up with media attention and scandals following his wife and is ready to file for divorce. Photo: Brad Crooks/Flickr

The magazine claimed that odd Palin was “fed up” of the publication last week of Joe McGinniss’s book ‘The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin.’

The author says in his book that Sarah Palin had a one-night stand with NBA star Glen Rice, and that she indulged in cocaine and marijuana.

He also alleged that Mrs. Palin an affair with her husband’s business partner, Brad Hanson. Joe McGinniss lived next door the the Palins and interviewed several people who claim to have witnessed the “real Sarah Palin” firsthand.

Mr Palin has condemned the book as “full of disgusting lies, innuendo, and smears.” In a scathing review the New York Times noted that the book contained “caustic, unsubstantiated gossip about the Palins, often from unnamed sources.

“Sarah Palin has been destroyed by Joe McGinniss’ no-holds-barred biography. It exposed all her lies, cover-ups and secrets,” The Enquirer quotes a source close to Palin.

“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.”

A friend is reported to have told the magazine: “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.”

Sarah Palin may still join the 2012 presidential race.

According to the Des Moines Register, Sarah Palin’s political action committee, SarahPAC, sent out a fundraising letter on Sept 20, asking supporters to send in their donations swiftly.

It said that Palin is “on the verge of making her decision of whether or not to run for office.”

Palin spoke about the upcoming election during an interview with Sean Hannity from Fox.

During that interview she reportedly said, “There is still time, Sean, and I think on both sides of the aisle I think you’re going to see people coming and going from this race. And I’m still one of those still considering the time factor.”

She said that she would have to decide by November to get on the ballot.

“But I do think Sean, this is going to be such an unconventional election cycle. … Mark my words, it is going to be an unconventional type of election process.”

A poll this week gave her 44 per cent in a hypothetical presidential race against President Barack Obama, and put him on 49 per cent.

GOP candidate Mitt Romney told USA Today that he’s like to see Palin throw her hat into 2012 presidential ring.

“I think it would be a good thing if she did,” Romney told USA Today. “She would make the race that much more exciting, bring more people to watch the debates, and I hope she gets in.” [via The Telegraph, International Business Times and Business Insider]

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