Sarah Palin’s Alleged Affair – All Part Of A Bigger Plan?

September 4, 2008

Source: Slog
It’s been at least a few hours since the last Palin revelation, so we were overdue for another. This one comes from the National Enquirer, which was right about the Edwards affair but has been wrong about so much else…

You can’t read the “revelation” online because the Enquirer is only hinting at it on its web site:

The ENQUIRER has also learned that Palin’s family is embroiled in a vicious war that is now exposing her darkest secrets, threatening to destroy her political career.

But the McCain campaign is happy to tell us what’s in the Enquirer’s print edition:

The smearing of the Palin family must end. The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Gov. Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false. It is a vicious lie… The efforts of the media and tabloids to destroy this fine and accomplished public servant are a disgrace. The American people will reject it… Legal action will be considered with regard to this disgraceful smear.

My guess is that the McCain campaign wouldn’t be drawing attention to the Enquirer article in this way if it wasn’t false. And if that’s the case, then this is probably one small step in a larger process of using false claims about Palin to distract from true claims about Palin—a process that also lays a foundation for casting her as a victim of a vicious, sexist, media witch hunt.

But you never know… The Enquirer has been right before.

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4 Responses to “Sarah Palin’s Alleged Affair – All Part Of A Bigger Plan?”

  1. God, I wish those Rovian tactics would self-destruct. The entire nation is damaged by that type of character assassination.

    Actually I like all four presidential contenders.

    McCain is a maverick.
    Palin is inexperienced, but a quick study, and nobody’s fool.

    Obama is dedicated to helping Americans on the home front.
    Biden has a long history of experience with foreign affairs.

    What it comes down to for me is:
    THE DRAIN in Iraq, and which want to continue the war effort,
    no end, no horizon in sight.

    For that crucial issue, the Obama team wins hands down.
    My humble opinion.
    Sorry, Sarah!

  2. Palin Hater said

    I just know soon we’ll find out about wife swaping and threesomes involving lil Ms. Sara

  3. electionconfidential said

    You have a great point I think. There is nothing like spreading disinformation to make real information appear false. On the other hand, the National Enquirer is not EXACTLY the same as it once was. They come up with information, photos etc that other news outlets would love to have. That’s because they have really deep pockets.

    Given the circulation of the Enquirer, McCain could also just be doing a preemptive strike. There is one thing for sure. His campaign doesn’t know if she had an affair or not…

    I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  4. seo said

    Having worked for newspapers for years, I have a somewhat informed opinion on the Enquirer. It’s not the New York Times, or even the Milwaukee Journal. They engage in “checkbook journalism,” which means that they pay sources, which more conventional papers don’t like. They write about sensationalistic stuff, sort of like the English tabloids.
    None of this means that they don’t have the capacity to get the story right.

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