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Sarah Palin about to divorce?

Published time: September 21, 2011 18:47
Edited time: September 21, 2011 22:47
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / AFP)

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / AFP)

As the publishing of a new biography on Sarah Palin stirs up squawks of sex scandals and illicit drug use, her longtime husband is apparently ready to divorce the former Alaska governor while her PR-team says her political days are numbered.

Investigative journalist Joe McGinnis made waves last week after a leaked copy of his new book, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, made its way to the media. The author’s exposé alleges that Mrs. Palin partook in a tawdry one-night stand with a college basketball player in the months before her marriage began and that she even did lines of coke from an oil drum back in her day. Now with the official release of Rogue, parties aligned with Palin are running scared.

Close friends of the former governor say that her husband Todd Palin is “fed up” with the consistent scandals that have plagued the family since Sarah ran for the vice presidency in 2008. The National Enquirer reports now that friends close to the Tea Party darling say her marriage is on the brink of collapse and that Todd is ready to untie the knot.

The Enquirer adds that Mr. Palin isn’t the only one having problems with Sarah’s scandals. They quote an anonymous source close to the possible GOP presidential candidate as saying that Palin has been "destroyed” by McGinniss’ book and, 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,” adds the source.

Last week reports began circulating of Palin’s past fling with NBA legend Glen Rice. As the scandal continues to cause concern among Palin’s party, she has become the subject of scolding jokes from all corners of the media spectrum. McGinniss has suggested that Palin developed a “fetish” for black men, and now the Enquirer reports that her husband is fed up with the fun being had at his and her expense.

McGinnish rented out a home next door to Palin’s Aslaka ranch in order to collect bits and pieces for his biography. Those close to Palin and some members of the press have attacked Rogue, however, with The New York Times going as far as to call it “unsubstantiated gossip.”

No matter what it is, the latest scars marring the reputation of the Republican politician might be lasting longer than her alleged one-night stand with the hoop shooter.

Oh well. At least we still have Michele Bachmann.

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