Unless you’ve been holidaying on the moon recently then you will no doubt be aware of the fact that Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd, is set to file for divorce.
Reports have suggested that Todd arrived at this decision following the release of a biography that claimed that the former Governor of Alaska has previously engaged in several acts of infidelity and taken illegal drugs. I have to ask, however, whether it is these revelations that have prompted Todd to file for divorce.
Yes, they are damning and if accurate would certainly end most marriages. But it must be noted that many critics have already argued that the accusations contained within the book – written by Joe McGinnis and entitled ‘The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin’ – are entirely meritless and amount to little more than unconfirmed rumour. As a result, I feel that Todd may just have grown tired of a life spent in the spotlight.
Nearly everyone would like to be rich. Significantly fewer people desire fame as well as affluence, however. The thought of being pestered by paparazzi, journalists and the general public may appeal to some, but to the majority it would amount to unwanted intrusion. The American media have been fascinated with Sarah Palin since the Republican’s ill-fated attempted to keep a Republican in the White House during 2008’s presidential election.
It is certainly reasonable to suggest that Todd was considering a divorce long before the release of McGinnis’s tome, but remained with his wife in the knowledge that a divorce would significantly harm her ambitions to run for president in 2012. The scandal which has ensued following the release of this biography has undoubtedly ended such ambitions, however, providing Todd with the perfect reason to commence proceedings.
On the other hand, perhaps Todd believes that flurry of accusations that have been hurled at his wife. I am not in a position to comment on their validity, but I am certain that, if their marriage were robust, then Todd would take his wife’s word over hearsay contained within an authorised biography.
No, either this divorce has been impending for some time or there is simply no validity to these reports whatsoever. Considering that they originally surfaced in the National Enquirer, that’s a distinct possibility.
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