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National Enquire reports Palin affair rumor(know what's out there)
Alakan Abroad | September 03, 2008 | Dillon

Posted on 09/06/2008 7:07:49 PM PDT by bahblahbah

The National Enquirer is reporting Gov. Sarah Palin had an extramarital affair. The story doesn't mention when the alleged affair happened.

My sources in Alaska say the incident occurred in mid 1990s, right around the time she became mayor of Wasilla. Todd Palin's partner in a Polaris snowmachine dealership in Wasilla, Brad Hanson Hampton, and Sarah were reportedly flirtatious and but never consummated the relationship.

When Todd found out, he reportedly dissolved the partnership and sold the dealership. Hampton is now a member of the Palmer City Council. He was married at the time of the reported flirtation.

Here's the response from the McCain people:

“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. Governor Palin is the most popular governor in the country. She is a proven leader, an accomplished executive, a champion for ethics reform, and a fighter against corruption. The efforts of the media and tabloids to destroy this fine and accomplished public servant are a disgrace. The American people will reject it.
 
“Senator McCain and Governor Palin look forward to discussing the issues that Americans care about, fixing broken government, creating jobs, making our country energy independent and securing the peace for the next generation by bringing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to a victorious end. Legal action will be considered with regard to this disgraceful smear.”
– McCain senior adviser Steve Schmidt.

There's a lot of criticism about the way the media is treating Sarah Palin. A national story on an almost-affair does raise questions about how much of Palin's personal life should be dragged out for public scrutiny. It certainly must be an uncomfortable time for the Palin family.

Does a decade old flirtation have news value in a presidential campaign?

*I've gotten reponses back saying the incident may have tested her relationship but she seems to have come out the other side in a stronger relationship.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: batboy; mccainpalin; nationalenquirer; palinfamily; rumors; sarahpalin; smearcampaign
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When the Enquirer reports they'll probably say that it was consummated, this person says it wasn't. The initial report from the Enquirer said the allegation came from "enemies".

The Enquirer's story about the fight with Bristol is crap though.

There was another story reported in the Enquirer, does anyone know what it was?

Palin Rumors

1 posted on 09/06/2008 7:07:49 PM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: bahblahbah

I can’t remember a public figure being criticized for flirting with someone 12 or 15 years ago. This might be a first.


2 posted on 09/06/2008 7:09:57 PM PDT by squidly
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To: bahblahbah

There is more proof that Larry Sinclair did coke and had sex with Obama in the back of a Limo.


3 posted on 09/06/2008 7:11:21 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: bahblahbah

Maybe the Enquirer wants to get sued...once again.


4 posted on 09/06/2008 7:11:26 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: bahblahbah

I could have sworn Sarah blew me a kiss Wednesday night at the RNC. It’s another scandal!


5 posted on 09/06/2008 7:12:30 PM PDT by devere
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To: squidly
They are also checking out the allegation that she wore white after labor day......
6 posted on 09/06/2008 7:12:35 PM PDT by Kimmers (Liberalism: Where fun goes to die)
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To: bahblahbah

If it wasn’t consumated, it wasn’t an affair.


7 posted on 09/06/2008 7:12:37 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: bahblahbah

mid 1990s...its 2008, almost 2009 translation at least 13 years ago...
13 years ago, Keith Olbermann was a credible sports commentator.
13 years ago, Barack Obama was still doing lines of coke.
13 Years ago, it was 2 years since Bin Laden Attacked the WTC with no response.
13 Years ago, the Democrats thought David Koresh a bigger threat than International Terrorists.
13 Years Ago Was 13 Years Ago...its very very old news.


8 posted on 09/06/2008 7:12:39 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Welcome to the Terror Dome....)
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To: bahblahbah

So, are they going to dig into the Obama’s personal history? Biden’s? Biden’s sons?

Are they going to dig into those 135 boxes of files?

Hey, lets let it all hang out.


9 posted on 09/06/2008 7:13:02 PM PDT by marron
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To: bahblahbah

The National Enquirer ??!!

What she do sleep with elvis?

man these people are beyond stupid


10 posted on 09/06/2008 7:14:14 PM PDT by Charlespg (Peace= When we trod the ruins of Mecca and Medina under our infidel boots.)
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To: Always Right

And what about the allegations that Sinclair made, about Obama’s dead gay lover, just saying...


11 posted on 09/06/2008 7:14:17 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Welcome to the Terror Dome....)
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To: Army Air Corps

Can’t compare to Clinton 15,000 flitation events


12 posted on 09/06/2008 7:14:21 PM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: bahblahbah

My friend’s cousin’s girlfriend’s uncle is from Alaska, and he says Sarah Palin once smiled at a cute teenage boy who was on son Track’s hockey team. You heard it here first!


13 posted on 09/06/2008 7:14:31 PM PDT by Campion
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To: bahblahbah

When are they going to report on Obama ‘flirting’ with Larry Sinclair? I personally don’t believe the story, but if rumors are what is ‘news’ these days....


14 posted on 09/06/2008 7:14:44 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: rbg81
If it wasn’t consumated, it wasn’t an affair.

It was "adultery in the heart."

15 posted on 09/06/2008 7:14:51 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: bahblahbah

Bull crap.

How in the world do you have an “affair” with someone WITHOUT consummating?

To paraphrase the late Johnny Cochran,”If you did not consummate, you did not cheat on your mate!”


16 posted on 09/06/2008 7:15:18 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marines. The finest and most feared fighting force in the history of mankind.)
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To: Always Right
There is more proof that Larry Sinclair did coke and had sex with Obama in the back of a Limo.

And Jim McGreevy was the limo driver.

17 posted on 09/06/2008 7:15:26 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland (jackmartins08.com NY 4th Congressional)
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To: Rodm

Or Clinton’s at least 3 certifiable rapes.

Bernadine Dorhn is godmother to the Obama children, she worships manson..

Eskimo nookie bothers me, not quite as much. Oh yeah, and DU’ers are fags.

Just wanted to get that out.


18 posted on 09/06/2008 7:15:57 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Welcome to the Terror Dome....)
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To: rbg81
And even if it was true...So what?


19 posted on 09/06/2008 7:16:12 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Always Right
There is more proof that Larry Sinclair did coke and had sex with Obama in the back of a Limo.

You mean to tell me that OBAMA IS GAY ???!

20 posted on 09/06/2008 7:16:15 PM PDT by adm5 (Roger That. - MA2 Michael A. Monsoor, USN - Medal of Honor Recipient Posthumously)
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To: Fido969

Is that you Jimmah? LOL


21 posted on 09/06/2008 7:16:22 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: bahblahbah
I feel bad for the three or four old timers left in the news business who might still be trying to do diligent work with integrity.

Because the rest of the cretins they work with are truly and forever SCUM, in the most vile sense of the word.

22 posted on 09/06/2008 7:16:25 PM PDT by tomkat (American craftsman)
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To: adm5

and water is wet


23 posted on 09/06/2008 7:16:54 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Welcome to the Terror Dome....)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

“How in the world do you have an “affair” with someone WITHOUT consummating?”

Ask Jimmy Carter.


24 posted on 09/06/2008 7:17:13 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: Chet 99

the vicious attack rabbit??


25 posted on 09/06/2008 7:17:35 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Welcome to the Terror Dome....)
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To: squidly

Actually...yes...people forget that McCain had just won the Nomination and the NYT came out with a story that he had messed around with a lobbyist.

The whole thing boiled down to the lady “spending too much time with John” according to some unnamed “campaign insider” and then the whole mess “went away”.

Ditto this story, the NE is schizoid, they occasionally do break a newsworthy story, then they quickly debase whatever credibility they would have gained.

15 years ago, a snow machine dealership, and a flirtatious inneunedo....

tsk tsk tsk..


26 posted on 09/06/2008 7:18:57 PM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: RadioCirca1970

Excellent post!


27 posted on 09/06/2008 7:19:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: tomkat

“I feel bad for the three or four old timers left in the news business who might still be trying to do diligent work with integrity.”

The old-timers are scumbags, too. It’s just that before the Internet there was no way to catch them.


28 posted on 09/06/2008 7:19:22 PM PDT by dsc
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To: bahblahbah

KEEP IT UP IDIOTS! YOU'RE ADDING MORE FUEL TO THE FIRE! KEEP IT UP IDIOTS!


29 posted on 09/06/2008 7:19:22 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: bahblahbah

If this is the same “affair” then the ex-wife has already made a statement to the almighty msm that there was no affair and that she supports Palin.


30 posted on 09/06/2008 7:19:34 PM PDT by itsthejourney (Sarah-cuda IS the right reason)
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To: squidly

Hmmm. It’s interesting that no tabloid or “news” outlet could sniff out the illustrious Democrat candidate John Edwards and Lisa Rielle Druck Hunter to save their lives until he was safe and sound in the bull pen and out of the race.

So, a “rumored” sort-of flirtation. . . . oooooooh . . . .

These liberals are SO afraid of her that she could now be filmed clubbing a baby seal and everyone would just think it was a double doing a smear on her.


31 posted on 09/06/2008 7:19:39 PM PDT by Twinkie (TWO WRONGS DO MAKE A DEMOCRAT TICKET !!!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Gracias...
Hey whats eskimo for Gracias?


32 posted on 09/06/2008 7:20:01 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Welcome to the Terror Dome....)
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To: Chet 99

bump with no comment


33 posted on 09/06/2008 7:20:21 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: bahblahbah

i was driving to san diego today and listening to roger.

he said this rumor was 100% false.


34 posted on 09/06/2008 7:20:34 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: bahblahbah

Oh, no! A flirtation.

That’s certainly worse than JFK nailing a hooker every day.


35 posted on 09/06/2008 7:20:48 PM PDT by dsc
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To: bahblahbah

Hey guys and gals, check it out, over at the Sewer, I mean, DU, they are opening talking about Taking Palin Out...hmmm sounds like a threat to me..Anyone care to define taking one out..

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x3940138


36 posted on 09/06/2008 7:20:51 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Welcome to the Terror Dome....)
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To: Always Right

“There is more proof that Larry Sinclair did coke and had sex with Obama in the back of a Limo.”

How about the rumor that one or two of three openly gay black men from Trinity UCC who were shot to death during a 40-day period around Nov 2007 are Obama’s lover(s) or at least he is very close to, and that their deaths may have been carried out to ensure no one bears true witness.


37 posted on 09/06/2008 7:21:07 PM PDT by Ben Reyes
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To: dsc
oh


38 posted on 09/06/2008 7:21:25 PM PDT by tomkat (American craftsman)
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To: Fido969
"It was "adultery in the heart." "

It was? Are you operating on the assumption the story is true? All the other smear stories have been lies.

39 posted on 09/06/2008 7:21:26 PM PDT by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Fido969

It was “adultery in the heart.”

-———————————>

Reminds me of a “confession” of President Jimmy Carter.


40 posted on 09/06/2008 7:21:52 PM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: bahblahbah
The Smoking Gun already shot this "scandal" down yesterday.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0905083palin1.html?link=rssfeed

When this broke at TSG, the Enquirer had already gone to press and they didn't want to lose any money by withholding their rag. They also undertand that a lot of their "readers" rely on the Enquirer as a source of pee papers for the dog and to line the bottom of their bird cages.

41 posted on 09/06/2008 7:21:59 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: Chet 99

Believe it, or not, there’s a psychological term that’s rather popular today...try googling “emotional affair.” You get lots of links and I’ll betcha that’s the rumor they’re chasing.


42 posted on 09/06/2008 7:22:07 PM PDT by Dawn531
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To: dsc

And being filmed in three ways with prostitutes.
Read, Havana Nocturne, its all in there..Santo Trafficante had two way mirrors installed in hotel suites in the Hotel Nacional, in Havana. He watched JFK banging hookers three at a time...


43 posted on 09/06/2008 7:22:07 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Welcome to the Terror Dome....)
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To: Ben Reyes

That’s fascinating, let us further bump this...just to consider..


44 posted on 09/06/2008 7:22:46 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Welcome to the Terror Dome....)
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To: bahblahbah

Considering that there is already a website called vpilf.com, rumors of this nature are not surprising.


45 posted on 09/06/2008 7:23:32 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When He rolls up His sleeves, He ain't just puttin' on the Ritz)
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To: bahblahbah

Somebody saw her wink at the guy?


46 posted on 09/06/2008 7:23:48 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: squidly
I just came up with a scenario that has the anthrax letters used in the attack being whipped together in the AMI building (publisher of the National Enquirer).

That's certainly more likely than the Enquirer's stories.

47 posted on 09/06/2008 7:24:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: itsthejourney

Yup, that’s the one.


48 posted on 09/06/2008 7:24:45 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: bahblahbah
Please read through this thread for further information on this rumor. I recommend you read through it all since additional info is included farther down in the comments.

Motion to seal divorce decree of Palin's husband's business partner DENIED!

49 posted on 09/06/2008 7:24:47 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Jim Noble

Things like VPILF are the creations of basement dwelling fatsos who couldn’t get within 10 meters of a gal like SP....

They fantasize, that’s why they build crap sites like that.

She strikes me as a decent human being..


50 posted on 09/06/2008 7:25:23 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Welcome to the Terror Dome....)
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