Sarah Palin’s Dark Secrets
September 4, 2008
Source: Associated Content
The latest Sarah Palin Sex Scandal to roil the Presidential campaign of John McCain is the National Enquirer report that the Governor of Alaska has had an adulterous affair with her husband’s business partner. The McCain campaign went into damage control and issued a statement condemning the charges by the supermarket tabloid, whose revelations that 2004 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards had conducted an affair with a campaign aide scuttled his political career.
The National Enquirer has a history of causing major trouble for straying politicians. It made key revelations in the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal that led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment. The revelations about Sarah Palin’s adulterous affair were headlined on the cover of the recent edition of the tabloid, which promised to reveal SARAH PALIN’S DARK SECRETS.
The article currently is not on the National Enquirer’s Web site. The country’s #1 supermarket tabloid apparently means to make fodder out of the sexual peccadilloes of John McCain, as the Web site features an article on McCain’s cheating on his first wife.
Steve Schmidt, a senior official on the McCain campaign, denounced the cover story. “The smearing of the Palin family must end,” he told the press. “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 attack on the media fits in with a theme of the McCain campaign, which is that the “liberal” media is against McCain and Sarah Palin for being conservatives and mavericks who are outside of the Washington, D.C. mainstream that both candidates, in reality, have navigated so well in their careers. In her speech accepting the Republican Vice Presidential nomination, Palin disingenuously attacked the press for saying that John McCain would not win the nomination.