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"Enemy" is "Source" of Palin Affair Rumor (Vanity)
National Review ^ | 9/3/08 | Byron York

Posted on 09/03/2008 3:16:50 PM PDT by JennysCool

Excuse the vanity, but the "affair" story seems to be getting more circulation, and credence, than it deserves. Byron York at the National Review got a copy of the National Enquirer story (which is below), which indicates the source of the smear is an "enemy" of Palin.

I'd like to know the last time a publication -- even one as questionable as the Enquirer -- published a story which had "charges" by an "enemy" as its only source.

We thought US was bad.

The pertinent section is below:

Another incredible allegation emerging from the family war is that Palin, a mother of five, had an affair with a former business associate of her fisherman husband, Todd.

“Todd discovered the affair and quickly dissolved his friendship and his business associations with the guy,” charges an enemy. “Many people in Alaska are talking about the rumor and say Todd swept it under the rug.”

And that’s it, as far as the affair is concerned. In the brief cover story, the Enquirer also says this:

The ugly family feud stems from a three-year battle between the 44-year-old governor and her former brother-in-law, state trooper Mike Wooten.

“Sarah has many enemies in her hometown – but a lot of them are in her own extended family,” a source close to the Palin family told The Enquirer.

Family members loyal to Wooten are now waging a campaign to drag Palin’s reputation through the mud.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008rncconvention; mccain; nationalenquirer; palin; palinattacks; propagandawingofdnc; sarahpalin; smearcampaign; toddpalin; troopergate; troopergateinalaska; vp
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1 posted on 09/03/2008 3:16:50 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: JennysCool

I sincerely hope that a number of slander and libel suits filed by the Palin family will be shortly forthcoming...


2 posted on 09/03/2008 3:18:17 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: JennysCool
Basically, the national mainstream media is willingly letting themselves be played like a cheap fiddle for the amusement of Sarah Palin's enemies in Alaska.
3 posted on 09/03/2008 3:19:31 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

SERIOUSLY! I have never seen a press so eager to destroy before. They have spent more time in 5 days, going through the sand on Palin than they have in 19months on Obomba!


4 posted on 09/03/2008 3:19:45 PM PDT by sappy
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To: JennysCool

When is Biden going to finally wise up and drop that sleazebag Barack Hussein Obama from the ticket?


5 posted on 09/03/2008 3:19:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: JennysCool

So is it the Obama campaign or the media offering $5,000 for dirt on Palin?


6 posted on 09/03/2008 3:20:03 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: JennysCool
the demons of hell have been unleashed. let the heathen rage. God is in control.

God bless and protect john mccain and sarah palin and their families.

7 posted on 09/03/2008 3:20:03 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: JennysCool

Hollis French?
Irl Stambaugh?
Walt Monegan?
Mike Wooten?


8 posted on 09/03/2008 3:20:21 PM PDT by maggief
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To: JennysCool

extended families can be a scourge


9 posted on 09/03/2008 3:20:45 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: kingattax

LOL - love your tag line. After all the anger I’ve had over the last couple of days I needed that!


10 posted on 09/03/2008 3:22:04 PM PDT by gramho12 (I'm the Hussein sheriff -NOBAMA FOR YOU!)
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To: JennysCool
Palin needs to sue ASAP. She needs to squash this rumor now.
11 posted on 09/03/2008 3:22:05 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: All

Why are people posting this trash on this site?


12 posted on 09/03/2008 3:22:30 PM PDT by imintrouble
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To: Question_Assumptions

The media is using the enemies of Palin in Alaska to play the fiddle for Obama...make no doubt about that.


13 posted on 09/03/2008 3:22:55 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: JennysCool

OMG, I can’t keep up with the rumors!

John Edwards. He’s screwing around on his dying wife...not a word. Elizabeth is getting Chemo and out on the road campaigning....no one worried if children were being taken care of! We know their father didn’t have time!


14 posted on 09/03/2008 3:23:44 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: imintrouble
Why are people posting this trash on this site?

Great question. Why ARE we feeding this beast?

15 posted on 09/03/2008 3:25:02 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: imintrouble

Err, um, have you ever been to Free Republic before?

This is a rumor originating in the National Enquirer that mainstream news organizations are now picking up, and it needs to be noted in no uncertain terms that the Enquirer’s “source” is described as an “enemy” of Sarah Palin.


16 posted on 09/03/2008 3:25:06 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: imintrouble

So we may battle against it.


17 posted on 09/03/2008 3:25:11 PM PDT by Excellence (Why do scoundrels like Ayers gravitate to public education when Plan A fails?)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Please see #16.


18 posted on 09/03/2008 3:25:38 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: JennysCool

I’m waiting to hear that Palin was abducted by aliens.


19 posted on 09/03/2008 3:25:44 PM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I can’t imagine a family member try to stop someone from something like President of the US...You would really, really have to hate them. Just the association itself would be enough to put differences aside. I don’t believe this for one moment.


20 posted on 09/03/2008 3:25:53 PM PDT by Hildy ("We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.")
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To: JennysCool

I wouldn’t be surprised if the Murkowskis had a hand in spreading this.


21 posted on 09/03/2008 3:26:18 PM PDT by TBP
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To: JennysCool

Personally, I am more interested in learning more about Obama’s homosexual affair in a limousine with Larry Sinclair. Sure, the two were doing cocaine at the time but I think that being on the “down low”, as men like Obama are known in the urban black community, cannot be excused by his drug abuse.

And I’m sure Sinclair was not Obama’s only male lover.


22 posted on 09/03/2008 3:26:36 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kingattax

It would sure seem to be the case. These are dark times.


23 posted on 09/03/2008 3:26:39 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: JennysCool

Clarence Thomas had a walk in the park compared to what Palin is going through. Absolutely disgusting.


24 posted on 09/03/2008 3:28:56 PM PDT by tips up
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To: imintrouble
I agree. Instead of posting the sleaze, and then being put on the defensive, I think we need to go to offense. Starting to do some digging of my own. The field is wide open with Biden and Obama.
25 posted on 09/03/2008 3:28:56 PM PDT by donnab (don't blame me ...I supported Fred.)
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To: JennysCool

What role do you think Barack Obama is playing in promoting this story? Judging from what I know of his character, I’d lay money he has some role.


26 posted on 09/03/2008 3:29:36 PM PDT by TBP
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To: donnab

Let’s just say they don’t call him “Bi-den” for nothing.


27 posted on 09/03/2008 3:29:57 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: JennysCool

It is getting to the point that it won’t matter what she is accused of OR what she actually did or does...she won’t lose my vote over it.


28 posted on 09/03/2008 3:32:35 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (She has a stronger resume than Obama. She’s been a real mayor, he hasn’t. She has been a real gove)
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To: Red Steel
So is it the Obama campaign or the media offering $5,000 for dirt on Palin?

And the difference is?

29 posted on 09/03/2008 3:34:47 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: TBP

Think Michelle, not Mr. The One himself.


30 posted on 09/03/2008 3:35:29 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (She has a stronger resume than Obama. She’s been a real mayor, he hasn’t. She has been a real gove)
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To: TBP

He’s doing nothing, not now. He created the monster, and is just sitting back watching it try to devour it’s next victim. All the while “staying above” the fray.

The media have so sold their souls to his false religion that they are only too happy to burn a “heretic” at the stake to please the anger of their false god, obama. And he can just sit back and laugh.


31 posted on 09/03/2008 3:38:57 PM PDT by henkster (Sarah Palin; the 2nd coming of Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Argus

then she would still be more qualified than barack; she would have intergallactic experience


32 posted on 09/03/2008 3:40:53 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: JennysCool

“Another incredible allegation ...”

Doesn’t “incredible” mean not believable?


33 posted on 09/03/2008 3:40:55 PM PDT by Williams
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To: TBP

it’s the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy


34 posted on 09/03/2008 3:41:48 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Sarah Palin steals Bat Boy from Hillary Clinton...

35 posted on 09/03/2008 3:41:53 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: henkster
He’s doing nothing, not now.

You give him too much credit.

Don't you think he and Daily Kook were both involved in exposing Bristol's pregnancy? I certainly do.

This guy is more Clintonian than the Clintons.

36 posted on 09/03/2008 3:42:08 PM PDT by TBP
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To: JennysCool

The same MSM which kept John Edwards affair and child made
out of wedlock under wraps!! That in spite of published in
National Enquirer. No surprise there. Edwards is pro-abortion.


37 posted on 09/03/2008 3:43:19 PM PDT by ajay_kumar (It is the economy stupid!)
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To: JennysCool
they have ten days from last friday to do their worst... after that they will HAVE to deal with Saracuda chewing on their azz!!!
38 posted on 09/03/2008 3:43:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - McCain/Palin'08 = http://www.johnmccain.com/)
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To: TBP

I really don’t think Obama is smart enough to plan all this. He’s just the mouthpiece of the marxist massas who are also organizing the brownshirts, msm, acorn and moles throughout the country.


39 posted on 09/03/2008 3:44:47 PM PDT by Old Flat Toad (Pima county- Home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: Hildy
I can’t imagine a family member try to stop someone from something like President of the US...

They want their 15 minutes of fame

40 posted on 09/03/2008 3:44:56 PM PDT by am452 (Pres Bush: Why more importance on protecting Georgias border than our own?)
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To: sappy
I found this on an entertainment website of all places:


41 posted on 09/03/2008 3:46:34 PM PDT by Hildy ("We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.")
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To: Eagle Eye
It is getting to the point that it won’t matter what she is accused of OR what she actually did or does...she won’t lose my vote over it.

Your kidding right? No one should be that partisan.

42 posted on 09/03/2008 3:47:19 PM PDT by am452 (Pres Bush: Why more importance on protecting Georgias border than our own?)
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To: TBP

He’s not going to get his fingerprints on this one. Do you really think he has to tell the msm to attack? They are doing this on their own; again, it’s all fawning attempts to please their god.


43 posted on 09/03/2008 3:48:14 PM PDT by henkster (Sarah Palin; the 2nd coming of Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Williams
Doesn’t “incredible” mean not believable?

Yup. Not only is this sleazy journalism, it's also lazy journalism. I am right now, even as we speak, making a "charge" against Joe Biden that he once received shock treatment to cure an unnatural and potentially deadly obsession with Mrs. Howell on Gilligan's Island.

My charge isn't true, but no matter, I'll just write it as:

Incredible charges have been leveled against Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden, claiming an attraction to a millionaire's wife once drove him to seek extreme therapy.

See how easy that is? And fun? You bet!

44 posted on 09/03/2008 3:49:32 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: BGHater

Actually, the National Enquirer has been warned ... The McCain Camp is fighting back.


45 posted on 09/03/2008 3:50:12 PM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Praise God and pass the ammunition!)
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To: Eagle Eye

I will vote too... I don’t care if they prove she slept with big-foot...... NO to Obama.....


46 posted on 09/03/2008 3:50:32 PM PDT by just me
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To: henkster

Oh, sure, he’ll maintain plausible deniability.

No, the media idiots will carry out the hit on their own, but I’m sure he is actively workign with the independent expenditure groups who are planting this garbage in the media.


47 posted on 09/03/2008 3:51:46 PM PDT by TBP
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To: JennysCool

Don’t you have anything better to do in your life than post this garbage?


48 posted on 09/03/2008 3:52:35 PM PDT by vortigern (Watch this: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZxBX8sz3tO8)
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To: Ladysmith

Why warn? Warnings are for the news cycle.

Just sue them. Deeds, not words.


49 posted on 09/03/2008 3:52:59 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: Lancey Howard
I'd like to know more about Larry Sinclair as well. For a long time I've thought it was irrelevant, but at this point, and after seeing how Obama’s camp operates, I am willing to put the Sinclair rumors back on the table under they are proven false.

I refuse to take the high road this election. This is an all-out political war, and the only way to combat the endless smears is to put Obama on the defensive until every last rumor about him is discredited.

50 posted on 09/03/2008 3:54:01 PM PDT by Carling (I'm a Typical White Person)
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