Sarah Palin’s Alleged Affair – All Part Of A Bigger Plan?
September 4, 2008
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.