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McCain Aide Rips Tabloid Report

By Howard Kurtz
ST. PAUL -- John McCain's top strategist today denounced a report in the National Enquirer, hours after it was published, as "disgraceful."

"The smearing of the Palin family must end," spokesman Steve Schmidt said in an e-mail distributed to journalists.

The Enquirer, which exposed John Edwards's extramarital affair, cited unnamed sources in alleging that the Alaska governor had an affair with a business associate of her "fisherman husband," Todd Palin -- the story doesn't say when -- and that he found out and severed relations with the man.

"The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Governor Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false," Schmidt said. "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."

The mainstream media might well have ignored the unsubstantiated allegation, as they did for eight months in the Edwards saga. But the McCain's team quick response in defending the Arizona senator's running mate had the effect, intentionally or otherwise, of giving the story more prominence.

Schmidt, who told The Washington Post Tuesday that the news media are "on a mission to destroy" Palin, lumped the media and tabloids together in his blast against the Enquirer.

The supermarket tabloid also deals with the pregnancy of Palin's 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, which the governor acknowledged Monday. The tabloid quotes an insider as saying that the governor wanted to announce that Bristol was expecting and had set a wedding date before McCain went public with his vice-presidential choice. But, the story says, the baby's father, high school student Levi Johnston, balked at the plan.

By Web Politics Editor  |  September 3, 2008; 5:58 PM ET
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Oh, I LOVE it!

So a few weeks ago, the right week blogosphere is going crazy, accusing the MSM of ignoring the John Edwards rumors, essentially allowing the National Enquirer to break the story. This was storyline was picked up by Glen Beck, Bill O'Reilly, etc.

So wait, let me make sure I got this right...The media should pursue rumors about a guy who is not in office and no longer running for anything. But it should ignore rumors about someone who is in public office and is running from a job that puts her a heartbeat away from the presidency?

Oh, I got you. Now such drivel should be left the dregs of the media, like the National Enquirer.

OK. Interesting. Nice. Well, wingnuts, I congratulate you on your consistency.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 5, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Did Todd's business partner put some lipstick on that pit bull before he did her doggy style

Posted by: Track | September 5, 2008 1:15 AM | Report abuse

Palin thinks God willed the Iraq war and we must fight God's war.

Palin thinks Alaska should separate from the US of A.

Palin herself got pregnant out of wedlock and now her daughter follows suit yet she preaches social conservatism.

Palin slashed funding for teenage mothers while her own teenage daughter is pregnant.

Palin preaches reform when she hired lobbyists to get Federal money for wasteful projects that benefit Alaska.

Palin knows nothing about foreign policies and national security.

McCain is 72 years old and has had 4 bouts with cancer.

After all that...I'm not sure I care that she had an extramarital affair.

Posted by: Ann | September 4, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

What a bimbo. Great. We are one heartbeat away from having a sleazy bimbo as our President. Still, she would be better than George W. Of course, my dog would be better at Prez than George W. (OK, I am just pretending to be a Democrat to fire us Republicans up! Let's not take this bs from the Dems. Go Johnny, go!!)

Posted by: Allen H. | September 4, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

By putting this out into the main stream media the GOP has set up Palin for a lot of sympanthy if this turns out to be false, as I suspect it will. It will help back the media off from any further investigation. Consider what happened to Dan Rather over the Texas Air National Guard story and how much sympathy that got for Bush in the election. If I were Kurtz I would not have touched it.

Posted by: Gene | September 4, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Again, ever see a skater go down hard; legs akimbo, that look of disbelief. We’re seeing it big-time from Sarah Palin’s detractors. Bet you can’t watch it just once: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX7X4FovYRA&NR=1 And how ‘bout them Dems, they done yet: http://theseedsof9-11.com

Posted by: Peggy McGilligan | September 4, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

The military logistic reporting Sarah Palin did on her famiy members puts them in grave danger, along with their fellow soldiers and sailors. Not to mention that such reporting is illegal.

Posted by: ds | September 4, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I roared when I heard the convention crowd yelling "Drill baby Drill!!!!" I think we just coined a new sex motto for the Palin women! We'd all just better hope that while this nightmare is going on that Bush and Cheney don't leave us a parting gift of another war to deal with.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

McCain just reeks of desperation. Grumpy old man. Can't run his own campaign, much less the country.

Posted by: CLP | September 4, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the hockey mom from hell.

Are Hockey Moms Grown In Hell?
What does it say about a person who jokes that lipstick is the only difference between herself and a pit bull… a dog known from multiple news reports for being unrelenting, uncontrollable and a deadly killer of children and people…?

http://healinganation.wordpress.com/

Posted by: tank | September 4, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Howie,

Your offshore financial bosses at Mr. Alderson's Vegas Empire and Likud will be mighty, mighty angry about this piece.

No money in your Cayman Islands bank accounts this month.

You're going to lose your Magic Neocon Decoder Ring for this one, Howie.

Posted by: Mark | September 4, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

I LOVE this! I've always said that politics is the greatest game in town, and this is proof. There is nothing like watching people who judge others getting hoisted on their own petard.

Posted by: Jan Clausen | September 4, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans loved the Enquirer when the Edwards story came out. Now they have to take the same poison they keep feeding themselves. Poison are and in poison they will turn.

Posted by: Joan, Ohio | September 4, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

"...categorically false."

Yeah, yeah, that's what Edwards said too. They were right about that one.

If it's provably untrue, then sue. If they don't sue, it's true as far as I'm concerned.

It would explain a lot about a person who rides such a moral high horse having a pregnant unwed daughter.

Confucius say: she who ride high horse get hit by low branch.

Posted by: trippin | September 4, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

This may possibly be the guy the National Enquirer was referring to re the Sarah Palin alleged/possible affair/flirtation:

http://megasizzle.com/politics/this-may-be-the-natl-enquirer-sarah-palin-affairflirtation-guy/

Posted by: Slappy Whyte | September 4, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

According to friends in Alaska, the rumors of an affair and questioning the parentage of her son are several months old and were started by her Republican opponents in Alaska.

Posted by: Jedeki | September 4, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

It's OK if you are a Republican

IOKIYRAR

Posted by: ex-repug | September 4, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

The Enquirer is going to give us the real scoop on Palin that we can't get anywhere else, the same way they did on Edwards, Jesse & Hart.

Who would have believed that the internet rumors that Palin's daughter was pregnant. But there stood the 17 y.o. unwed pregnant teen holding her baby's daddy hand in all basking in the glow of mommyhood.

Posted by: tina | September 4, 2008 8:39 AM | Report abuse

The McCain campaign has lied so many times that we can't believe their denials.

Posted by: Mary | September 4, 2008 4:56 AM | Report abuse

The republicans should change their name to Self Righteous Party. For all the talk about family value, family first but all is not well on the family front. Kid out of wedlock and now affair. Yep she is Republican.

Posted by: AM | September 4, 2008 3:12 AM | Report abuse

Palin will continue to be a distraction all the way up to and past election day. If McCain had chosen someone vetted by the primaries, he wouldn't have this distraction AKA destruction. Her speeches aren't going to make a bit of difference in McCain's favor. The AP just posted a long list of lies that were told in her speech. The local newspapers and national media will pick it up and it will be everywhere by this morning.

Posted by: Joyce | September 4, 2008 2:55 AM | Report abuse

Too bad the republicans didn't defend Clinton or Edwards when the National Enquirer had a field day with their affairs. Oh, I almost forgot, the republicans spent 8 million taxpayer dollars to see if Clinton lied about having an affair. What hypocrites.

Posted by: Joyce | September 4, 2008 2:52 AM | Report abuse

As for the question, who reads the National Enquirer ~ it's Jerry Springer Trash. This whole family scene is like an episode of the Jerry Springer show ~ I fully expected there to be a DNA test to determine for sure that the boyfriend is the baby's daddy. This is embarrasssing ~ as if our country was not already the laughing stock of the whole world. Way to go John McCain! So much for positive international affairs. Of course, we now even have rumour of an 'affair', so it just keeps getting better by the minute.

Posted by: Mary | September 4, 2008 1:34 AM | Report abuse

someone needs to tell mike "goob" goobowski, aka john mcbush that doris was a brown bowler, and still a better idea.

Posted by: a robinson | September 4, 2008 1:26 AM | Report abuse

This is fantastic! Discourse Rules!

The truth is its own keeper. Everybody else is second or third hand and they shouldn't be trusted anymore than anyone else. See. What we love about Perot, Reagan, Paul and Obama is the way the movement shakes up a mold that has been outgrown.

TALK HARD!!! >;-)

Posted by: Todd | September 4, 2008 1:16 AM | Report abuse

>>>>>We want to know why the McCain campaign feels that this Mayor turned Governor has more experience than Obama (state legislature 97-04, Senator 05-Present

An Illinois Senate job is only parttime - so there goes half of Obama's "experience" right there.
What did Obama do the other half of the time? Build relationships with Rezko, Ayers, Auchi, etc. to help him climb the political ladder.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 1:03 AM | Report abuse

An Obama staffer worked on Alaska Gov. Knowles(D) campaign in 2006 when he was defeated by Sarah Palin.
Obama said he wasn't planning to use the oppo research on Palin used in that election. Must have been some really bad stuff - huh?
However, Obama released the research - INCLUDING Palin's Social Security Number!

Once again, Obama displays his low character.


Posted by: JoseyJ | September 4, 2008 12:59 AM | Report abuse

>>>>>>In the city Ketchikan, the planned site of the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere," political leaders of both parties said the claim was false and a betrayal of their community, because she had supported the bridge and the earmark for it secured by Alaska's Congressional delegation during her run for governor.

Surely, Obama knows better than to go the flip-flopper route since he won the Flip-Flopper Award.

Dems for McCain/Palin!

Posted by: JoseyJ | September 4, 2008 12:54 AM | Report abuse

Palin claimed she was against the bridge to nowhere. THAT IS A CATEGORICAL LIE. All of this other shyt is just a sideshow.

Posted by: nate | September 4, 2008 12:53 AM | Report abuse

Funny, how come I don't remeber reading any of the stories here about Obama's affair the NE reprted? You know the ones with both women and Larry Sinclair?

Posted by: Comet | September 4, 2008 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Washington Post reporting National Enquirer rumors!
ROFL

Can't wait to see the fur-tongued 4-headed Washington Post reporter!


Posted by: JoseyJ | September 4, 2008 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Who reads trash like the National Enquirer?
It rates as "Jerry Springer" trash.

Posted by: Roy | September 4, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Democrats kill them, Republicans love and raise them!

Posted by: anonymous | September 3, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

If I were McCain, I wouldn't pick a fight with the National Enquirer over Palin. He's got a lot of sleazy stuff in his own past that they could go after.

Posted by: Patrick | September 3, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

It won't matter. Even if it's true, all she has do do is lie under oath about it and everybody will claim it's nobody's business but her and her family's.

Oh wait. That was Clinton.

Guess it's only really a big deal if it's a woman accused of cheating.

Posted by: anon | September 3, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Although she seems to share John Edwards' all-consuming narcissism, Sarah Palin should not be the target of the media or anyone else. This story is about the character and the judgment of John McCain, and about believing anything he may say about what he actually intends to do. Anyone who replays the answer he gave during the primary debates to the question of how he would select his Vice-President must stop and wonder whether McCain is even in command of his own mental faculties. McCain was right when he said, using his best and most Presidential tone of voice, that his obligation was to choose the best qualified person to step in to the Presidency on a moments notice. The fact that the entire Republican party (my party) is willing to line up and applaud this new suit of clothes McCain is(n't) wearing, is disappointing and embarrassing. Worse, this is no theoretical or abstract risk McCain is attaching to his candidacy, this choice is so reckless that it calls into question his fitness for the job, to a much greater degree than any questions I have heard concerning Senator Obama's inexperience.

The one question I haven't heard anyone raise has to do with the striking similarity Governor Palin has to the "Barbie Doll" females that seem to fascinate Senator McCain, starting with his wife, and including the infamous Cindy McCain look-alike lobbyist his staff was so concerned about. I wonder if Gov. Palin has resembled more someone like Janet Reno or Madelyn Albright if he would have been quite as anxious to wave his hand and elevate this "naughty librarian" hockey mom out of the wilderness onto the global stage? No, I seriously doubt that he spent much time considering the numerous other women he might have, given the minimal qualifications we now understand were required.

I have nothing against Governor Palin, but as a Republican who once admired John McCain, and thought he was the best our party had to offer, I'm very worried about the prospect that McCain-Palin might actually win, and that McCain himself will be running the country. Frankly, if we have to accept them both, I'd almost rather see her at the top of the ticket. At least she is, apparently, completely sane.

Posted by: ted in pdx | September 3, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

To:Michael-10:49 PM

McCain ("McSame") was part of the Kennedy/McCain Ammensty fiasco, and I was one of the "No Way" fax, phone and email troopers. McSame using his POW thing to win the heart of non-thinkers. I respect our military, but that doesn't make you presidential material. (Just like "Support Our Troop" decals don't meaning anything, either.)

I was for Ron Paul. This country has been dumbed down so badly, someone as bright as Ron Paul (MD) was marginalized. He understood Economics, and called the invasion of Iraq, what it is.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

It garnered big applause in her first speech as Republican John McCain's vice presidential pick, but Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's assertion that she rejected Congressional funds for the so-called "bridge to nowhere" has upset many Alaskans.

During her first speech after being named as McCain's surprise pick as a running mate, Palin said she had told Congress "'thanks but no thanks' on that bridge to nowhere."

In the city Ketchikan, the planned site of the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere," political leaders of both parties said the claim was false and a betrayal of their community, because she had supported the bridge and the earmark for it secured by Alaska's Congressional delegation during her run for governor.

Posted by: spencer falco | September 3, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

McCain does not want the media to attack Palin, then he goes and brings her daughters lover to the convention and makes sure the press is there to film it. Sounds like more right-wing BS to me!

I used to like McCain, he was a moderate, but now he has sold his soul to the wing-nut fringe, his whole campaign has been hi-jacked by the right.

As Noonan says, its over!

Posted by: Michael | September 3, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

10:20 Anon- I hear you. All of a sudden, being knocked up, unmarried, 17, and the father 18, not a student anymore is OK? Dobson says we are all sinners, and the family supports this tragedy makes it ok?
The Repukes are now more liberal than the Demorats.

What a sad commentary for a VP pick. (rant off)

Oh, and I believe Biden was one of the bail out the dumb mortgage liar proponents, with our tax dollars.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 10:42 PM | Report abuse

"Just when, did our nation lose all respectability to the other countries of the world?"

It started with Watergate.

Posted by: env9860 | September 3, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

"Just when, did our nation lose all respectability to the other countries of the world?"

Posted by: env9860 | September 3, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

WANT TO LAUGH YOUR AZZZ OFF AT SARAH PALINS EXPENSE?? JUST GO TO: (copy & paste) http://www.rpowers.fusedtree.com

Posted by: FUH Q REPUBLICANS | September 3, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

As a moderate conservative (not womb to tomb), Ex-Repuke, Palin and her family are sounding like white trash, imho. Prego, unmarried 17 year old daughter, baby's father "redneck", affair confirmation, maybe in the wings, etc...

If this was a Demorat, boy would the Repukes be using it in a smear campaign. Remember, the NAR was blaming the media for the housing/credit bubble pop.

I'm staying home. This election is a circus, and this country is in a serious economic storm. All the candidates are sad. 300M Americans, and this is the best we can do. Oy Vey.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

National Enquirer?

Well, not exactly a reputable rag.

I hope it isn't true, but if it is, the rightwingers will defend it and glorify it, just like they are glorifying teenage pregnancy on the national stage tonight.

No shame.


There isn't anything they won't support to win, in my opinion.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Barry:

Why would they have to goad the MSM into actually covering facts?

Posted by: JakeD | September 3, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

What are the chances that Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity will relentlessly focus on this situation the same way they hammered away at the Enquirer's John Edwards revelation?

Posted by: Barry | September 3, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

The next announcement will be McCain telling us how he knew about the affair and he doesn't think it will effect Palin's ability to do the job. He's quite familiar with affairs.

Posted by: Tim | September 3, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

IF true, McCain/Palin, need to get booked on Maury and the Springer show.

Why didn't McInsane vet her? He had 7 months.
WTD?

Posted by: Crazy/Crazier 08 | September 3, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Run Palin Family by the producers at Springer and see if they want to book an appearence. Also book trooper daughters boy friend and alleged National Enquirer hero.

Posted by: kb richard | September 3, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm watching the republican convention and their lying about everything their saying. Their all yelling Drill Drill Drill. The liberals want to spend spend spend. The dems are gonna let the terrorists get us. I guess they forgot who brought us 5 dollar a gallon gas, 10 trillion in debt, and who let the terrorists fly right in to the Twin Towers. How can these people drink up this republican bull. Their even crying about how Obama's big government will FORCE people to fill up their car tires for better mileage. Give me a break. If I hear McCain's war story one more time I'm gonna shoot myself.

Posted by: HemiHead | September 3, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Free speech is a freedom that the Constitution deems a right of all people.
But Ignorance knows no boundry.

Posted by: JOSEPH | September 3, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

I am going to my CVS and buy 10 copies of National Enquirer for the whole neighborhood.

Republican Family Values.. my a..

Posted by: Dana | September 3, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

"The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Governor Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false," Schmidt said. "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."
_________________________________________________

I'll say this and leave it alone. Edwards denied it at first too. But it turned out to be so true.....

We will see, won't we.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

It's called the free market Schmidt. The digital age includes bloggers. They have advertisers. People read them, cutting into the MSM's audience. Corporations do not want to lose advertising revenue, the MSM must compete with bloggers for audiences. Any story/event that increases the audience gets reported by all media sources. It's all about profit.

Posted by: Tim, Iowa | September 3, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Not to worry folks. Despite all the lies and deception Obama is going to win. I can't believe that there are that many people who aren't leaning heavily in one direction or not by now. Those that don't have a clue need to stay home. Don't let the undecideds listen to all the crap ads. It's up to each individual to do their part to convince them to vote for Obama. That shouldn't be too hard. Just do it and we'll be fine. It's our turn.


I have never seen such intellectual dishonesty as I have seen with Obama, his supporters and the media. The election will be over in a couple months...but the WP and the NYT's will still be a brothel of commentators.

Posted by: dan | September 3, 2008 8:20 PM

Posted by: Pollyanna II | September 3, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

I have never seen such intellectual dishonesty as I have seen with Obama, his supporters and the media. The election will be over in a couple months...but the WP and the NYT's will still be a brothel of commentators.

Posted by: dan | September 3, 2008 8:20 PM

++++++++++++++++++++++++

You have to be kidding be. John McCain's adds with Paris Hilton ,and of Obama not wanting to visit our troops are as low as a person can go. While Obama gets all the press coverage, most of it is negative. They cover him with the hope he'll screw up so they'll have something to hit him with. FOX news edits clips of Obama making it look like he said something he didn't. Obama and his wife on the cover of the New Yorker looking like terrorists. The rich republicans own the mainstream media and they don't cheer on democrats.


Posted by: Mike | September 3, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

I see your point but give them some credit, they live in Alaska and their family probably seemed quite normal to the others around. Whey you have nothing to compare yourself to, you establish a baseline on what's normal to you.

Looking at the Palin pick, it's not only the result of a total lack of good judgement on mccains part - but also on the part of Palin. She knew of the issues with her family, yet she accepted the nomination and paraded her family front and center. She knew they would expose the family to intense media scrutiny - yet she accepted the nomination and by doing so accepted the scrutiny. It shows bad judgement on Palins part - don't whine about the media - it's all part of the package, it's nothing new. So, what we're witnessing are the results of totally bad judgement by mccain and palin. They brought it on themselves.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:55 PM

Posted by: Cruel to be Kind | September 3, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

This is hilarious. I'm sure the McCain campaign is thinking, "well, THIS didn't come up in that 15-minute interview we did with her the night before we decided on her..."

Posted by: Mark | September 3, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."
Hamlet Act iii, scii

You people appear to be avid readers and (admitted) subscribers to the Enquirer. OK, every trailer has its trash.

Oh I forgot the WASHINGTON POST! Rational disourse - not. Arrogant liberal bias - YES.

Terrified of Palin? With good reason. She has way more experience a heart beat away from the presidency then BHO. Oh, I forgot... References to middle name not allowed here; so sorry.

Obama has run his campaign for 18 months and that gives him the executive experience to be President (in his words spoken yesterday). Not Vice President, but PRESIDENT?? Help me.

http://gov.state.ak.us/omb/08_OMB/budget/08amend/AmendedFiscalSummary.pdf

I believe that he said he administered as much as +/- $32,000,000 a month which dwarfed Palin's experience (he didn't - David Axelrod did). The above link will enlighten you. (remember its in $millions). If there are still calculators in Washington, do the math. # 1 I don't even bother to vote. I'm a cynic, an agnostic, and a realist; y'all can snarl and spit. #2 I hate stupidity and hypocrisy - and boy is it front and center among you folks.

Love the show though, and I know what I know and observe.

Good luck to all! It reminds me of WWF without the intelligent discourse.

Posted by: Tom G | September 3, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Looking at the Palin pick, it's not only the result of a total lack of good judgement on mccains part - but also on the part of Palin. She knew of the issues with her family, yet she accepted the nomination and paraded her family front and center. She knew they would expose the family to intense media scrutiny - yet she accepted the nomination and by doing so accepted the scrutiny. It shows bad judgement on Palins part - don't whine about the media - it's all part of the package, it's nothing new. So, what we're witnessing are the results of totally bad judgement by mccain and palin. They brought it on themselves.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

It's Alaska, I'd guess that shotgun's been aimed up his arse

is this the Jerry Springer show? And, I would hate to be Levi with that shotgun to my head...

Posted by: ron | September 3, 2008 8:51 PM

Posted by: Dueling Bangos | September 3, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

What a laugher. Don't you guys realize that to local Republicans, the Post is just another tabloid.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Yes Katie, if the mother's a slag, the daughter's a slag. The apple don't drop far ...
No wonder a sitting governor's daughter had time to engage in risky sexual behavior, her mom was off giving it up too. Like mother,like daughter. I wonder if the Repubs will be praising the NE as much as they did when John Edwards was exposed. Seems like they were just ridiculing the MSM for not jumping on the NE story sooner.

Posted by: Katie | September 3, 2008 8:45 PM

Posted by: It takes a slapper to know one | September 3, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

is this the Jerry Springer show? And, I would hate to be Levi with that shotgun to my head...

Posted by: ron | September 3, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous: Can't wait to read all the news that's not fit to be print. I do have to say that the brother-in-law isn't going to feel much love from the country for tazering the stepson (even if the little toerag asked for it) but to some people that just plain old legslapping fun. A new age version of the pull my thumb trick. Let the dirty laundry be aired!

Posted by: Can't Get Enough of the Palin Stuff | September 3, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

No wonder a sitting governor's daughter had time to engage in risky sexual behavior, her mom was off giving it up too. Like mother,like daughter. I wonder if the Repubs will be praising the NE as much as they did when John Edwards was exposed. Seems like they were just ridiculing the MSM for not jumping on the NE story sooner.

Posted by: Katie | September 3, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Man, it is amazing all the "want change" hate sexist liberals there are.

Posted by: dougX | September 3, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

How would the mccain camp know if she had an affair or not - they didn't vet her!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

So popular governors can't have affairs?

Posted by: jonmiktay | September 3, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

I posted this eariler and you see I was right.

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I forgot to add, I am only saying this because it is already being promoted on the Enquirer website. I would not give it away otherwise, he would never talk to me again. I will say, he said it is a game ender, they better get Mitt Romney warming up in the bullpen.


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I just got a text message from my brother. he is a photographer for the Enquirer. They have the goods and it is good. They have been in Alaska for several days now. What they have involves family members. You already know about the brother in law and there is no love loss there. Well he is talking as well as others. Lets just say:
"SEX LIES AND ROCK & ROLL" in Alaska.
He said it is crazy up there. News people from all over the world are everywhere. He said this is the first time they have had to compete with CNN for a story but they have it locked up though.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 5:41 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 5:47 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Senor Spain, you're absolutely right about the lessers of two evils. We certainly wouldn't be in the Iraq mess if the election hadn't been stolen from Gore. Voting does make a difference, just don't get your expectations too high that they'll produce much.

Posted by: Glass still half full | September 3, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Todd knew his wife was having an affair?

Does ANYONE vet this woman???


Posted by: Bob | September 3, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

No, these women don't use condoms because it's a terrible sin. sarah palin is going to continue getting pregnant at an age that is not wise to have a baby. If Mccain had chosen Britney spears we would be hearing how great a VP she would be. may we flush all these republican creeps down the toilet??
Is this a nightmare?/

Posted by: sequel | September 3, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

WANT TO GET A LAUGH AT SARAH PALIN'S EXPENSE JUST GO TO (copy and paste) http://www.rpowers.fusedtree.com

Posted by: FUH Q REPUBLICANS | September 3, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

What's your point? You're bring us down. Let's get back to Palin Trash Talk.

Posted by: confused | September 3, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Oh what an extreme delight to watch the conservative movement implode before my very eyes.

Say "bye-bye" conservatives!


Posted by: Bob | September 3, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Gameboy: Hehe, maby..im not that sure, though. Why dont you just vote for the less of two evils? But i can see the problem of sorting that out. McCain seems a bit creepy though. I can see him with his Vietnam flashbacks going all Rambo in asia or something hehe.

Posted by: Spain | September 3, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Just listen to this comment made by Ron Reagan of what his mother thinks as well as his thoughts.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2008/09/03/VI2008090302719.html?hpid=artslot

Posted by: jerry rubin | September 3, 2008 8:29 PM | Report abuse

You want to see a picture of Sarah Palin hanging with the bikers. http://megasizzle.com/2008/08/29/vp-candidate-sarah-palin-sex-scandals-vikings-bikers/

Posted by: HemiHead | September 3, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Senior U.S. Diplomatic Sources Warn of Imminent Hit on Iran
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September 3, 2008 (LPAC)--Senior U.S. diplomatic sources are again sounding the alarm that there could be U.S. military action against Iran in the very near future. These warnings coincide with the assessment of Lyndon LaRouche that Vice-President Dick Cheney is determined to launch such an attack before he leaves office, an attack which, in the context of the British-instigated assault on Russia, promises to lead rapidly toward thermonuclear World War III.

The global situation is currently on a hair-trigger, LaRouche has emphasized, made immeasurably worse by the Bush Administration's going along with the Saudi demand to remove Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. There is a very narrow window of opportunity to prevent new insane acts by de facto President Cheney.

In this context, the fact that there is effectively no presidential candidate in the United States, and that the world financial system is in the throes of total breakdown, make the world situation more dangerous than most people can imagine in their worst nightmares. A sudden awakening within the base of the U.S. electorate, toward the requirement of an FDR solution, provides the only near-term hope of avoiding disaster.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Please, unless you just fell off the turnip truck yesterday you can't be for real. The Repubs have been the dominators in character assisination for years. That's the Dem problem. Nobody is willing to sink to those depths just to win an election. They keep hoping that the good guy will eventually win but it just never happens. Maybe this year ...


I have never seen such intellectual dishonesty as I have seen with Obama, his supporters and the media"

Why did the McCain campaign officially respond to the Nation Enquirer?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:23 PM

Posted by: Pollyanna | September 3, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

JakeD:

Soon, your ticket will read "McCain/Another Rich White Guy '08

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Senior U.S. Diplomatic Sources Warn of Imminent Hit on Iran
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September 3, 2008 (LPAC)--Senior U.S. diplomatic sources are again sounding the alarm that there could be U.S. military action against Iran in the very near future. These warnings coincide with the assessment of Lyndon LaRouche that Vice-President Dick Cheney is determined to launch such an attack before he leaves office, an attack which, in the context of the British-instigated assault on Russia, promises to lead rapidly toward thermonuclear World War III.

The global situation is currently on a hair-trigger, LaRouche has emphasized, made immeasurably worse by the Bush Administration's going along with the Saudi demand to remove Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. There is a very narrow window of opportunity to prevent new insane acts by de facto President Cheney.

In this context, the fact that there is effectively no presidential candidate in the United States, and that the world financial system is in the throes of total breakdown, make the world situation more dangerous than most people can imagine in their worst nightmares. A sudden awakening within the base of the U.S. electorate, toward the requirement of an FDR solution, provides the only near-term hope of avoiding disaster.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

When this whole Sarah Palin saga began, I was as gleeful as could be seeing that this was going to be a feeding frenzy on a rival campaigne. It has been exactly that, times 1000. I now think this has gone overboard. This beautiful family, as much as I find Palin's views detestable, is on the brink of imploding. I hope their strong faith in God keeps them intact and protects them from this vicious onslaught.
To the Palin family...My deepest heart-felt sympathy to you. Sarah, I hope your faith guides you to make the right decisions in the coming turbulent days.

Posted by: :-) | September 3, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Alls I gots to say is that ol Levi, he's a bonerfied rock star. I'm seventeen and I'm gona get to boinkin and having me some downsyndrome babies too.

Go GOP!

Posted by: Levi Rocks | September 3, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Could it be possible that Palin's Down syndrome baby born of the result of incest in the family? We will never know because they will not subject the baby and the family to a DNA test. Poor Levi he has to go along with them. Remember the Italian father who shackle his daughter in a basement and father many kids with her.

Posted by: Incest Baby | September 3, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

It's a game my man. Don't take it too seriously. Nothing really changes no matter who's in power. Just get whatever enjoyment you can out it at the moment. It's sort of like Palin tracking down a moose to shoot for Sunday dinner. It's all sport and it's all good. Lighten up.

Oh my god, is this how you guys run politics? No wonder 80% of you cant place Canada on the map.

Posted by: Spain | September 3, 2008 8:15 PM

Posted by: Gameboy | September 3, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

"I have never seen such intellectual dishonesty as I have seen with Obama, his supporters and the media"

Why did the McCain campaign officially respond to the Nation Enquirer?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Palin must stay on the ticket. She is currently unappreciated for the help she'll give the Democrats in the upcoming days leading to the election. Besides, where can you ever find entertainment like her. Of course she had an affair. I still await proof Twig is hers. Only on the basis of what she says that Bristol is 5 months along does the proof exist. On stage tonight doesn't this have a literary parallel? Help me out here. Doesn’t Nathanial Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter come to mind? Take a back seat, Nate, because Sarah Palin’s unfolding story entwined with the RNC’s holier-than-thou MO is definitely better than fiction. In fact, if this story were a novel, it'd be thrown aside as too outrageous.

Posted by: S. T. Agnew | September 3, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Will someone please direct hurricane Ivan up inside my anus?

Please?

I like things swirling up there.

McCain Palin '08.

(i have herpes)

Posted by: JakeD | September 3, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Obviously what they want to do is to make Palin the center of all discussion so that the real issues, health care reform, housing crisis, economic crisis, Irak stupid war, etc, are all forgotten. Who pays attention to the enquirer?? Mccain and his advisors think that the american people is stupid and they want us to focus on Sarah Palin and forget what this election is about.
For that matter, McCain could have picked King Kong for VP.

Posted by: marabunta | September 3, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

WANT TO GET A LAUGH AT SARAH PALIN'S EXPENSE JUST GO TO (copy and paste) http://www.rpowers.fusedtree.com

Posted by: FUH Q REPUBLICANS | September 3, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Why be afraid of the National Enquirer????

Cuz it's true.

Posted by: GOPite | September 3, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

I have never seen such intellectual dishonesty as I have seen with Obama, his supporters and the media. The election will be over in a couple months...but the WP and the NYT's will still be a brothel of commentators.

Posted by: dan | September 3, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

BB... you wrote:

"In case you righty tighties can't see the writing on the wall:

When you feel obliged to publically respond to stories in the National Enquirer, you are IN TROUBLE."

HILARIOUS. I LOVE IT. GOOD STUFF AND SO TRUE!

Posted by: Mark | September 3, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

I agree that the pregnancy of Gov. Palin's 17-year-old daughter is a private family matter. What I don't get is why the governor and Sen. McCain have now flown the father-to-be to St. Paul to be part of the family circus. So much for the privacy of these two teenagers. It's the adults who are acting as selfish children. Gov. Palin and Sen. McCain should continue to be held accountable for their actions in this regard.

Posted by: zepol61 | September 3, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Rove, DeLay, Cheney, Libby, Gonzales, Rumsfeld, Brown and Palin all belong to the same family. The Republicans need to be held accountable for their MORAL failures in addition to their Economic failures. Democrats and in particular the DNC have been too soft on Republicans.

Posted by: Chris Smith | September 3, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

It seems like Sarah Palin has mastered the art of governing horizontally.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

What I find most puzzling about the whole Bristol Palin issue is why did Sarah Palin "out" her 17-year-old daughter's pregnancy to the nation in response to unsubstantiated allegations that Trig is Bristol's son? Why didn't Sarah just get an affidavit from the doctor who delivered the baby stating that Sarah is the mother? Why didn't she just produce his birth certificate? She could still add a line to the press release, in the interest of full disclosure, stating, "Oh, and by the way, my daughter Bristol is five months pregnant and will marry the father." It seems inappropriate for a grown woman and mother of five -- not to mention the Republican Party -- to throw a pregnant teenager to the media wolves.

Posted by: Icarus | September 3, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

"So, the WaPo has no problem covering National Enquirer stories when the target is Republican? Interesting."

I doubt it would have been covered had the McCain campaign not responded, playing the victim. How come the McCain campaign has no problem playing victim when the source is THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER?

It's obvious they are playing for political points when they start responding to THE NATION ENQUIRER.

This is absurd.

And what's even more absurd is we have JakeD (the independent!) playing the surrogate victim for the McCain campaign here on the forums, while still holding steadfastly to the idea that he's an independent. Wow.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Oh my god, is this how you guys run politics? No wonder 80% of you cant place Canada on the map.

Posted by: Spain | September 3, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Why? Because at least the WasPost info is credible compared to the total rubish put over the airways by Fox & Friends.

The Enquirer's Source: Washington Post

Why go to the store when you can get all the latest tabloid scum on Hillary and Sarah right here in the Post!

Posted by: mgd1 | September 3, 2008 8:10

Posted by: Fair and | September 3, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is in serious trouble when the National Enquirer has more credibility than his campaign strategist.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Poor John McCain can't take it. It was OK when Obama and his wife were on the cover of the New Yorker Giving each other a terrorist fist bumb (whatever that is) with a Machine Gun on Michelle's shoulder and an American flag burning in the fire place. Obama's been acting like a pussy in this fight. There's enough about McCain on You Tube to finish him off in a heartbeat, but Obama won't use it. After all the lies McCain keeps talking it's time for Obama to pull out all the stops and kick azz.

Posted by: HemiHead | September 3, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

"The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Governor Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false," Schmidt said. "It is a vicious lie. Governor Palin is the most popular governor in the country. "

Logic not his strong suit. What does Palin's popularity have to do with whether she would have an extramarital affair? That statement is as head-scratching a non-sequitur as the selection of Palin for VP is.

Posted by: hitpoints | September 3, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

The Enquirer's Source: Washington Post

Why go to the store when you can get all the latest tabloid scum on Hillary and Sarah right here in the Post!

Posted by: mgd1 | September 3, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

And if Davis is correct? What does Obama do? The Republicans are scum and will say and do anything to get elected. The Dems have been burned numerous times in recent history. When do you throw "keeping to the high row out the window"?

Posted by: Tell Me | September 3, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Jake D:

So what's your point?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Democraps/Liberals/Socialists have all proven over the past few days what many of us have known our whole lives: that they are scum sucking pieces of #$@* who don't deserve to be pissed on if they were on fire.

Posted by: ArlingtonHokie | September 3, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

What's next???

Did she advertise under the Erotic Services section of Craigslist??

Sheesh!

Posted by: Tom Renda | September 3, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

here's little Sarah, for the bridge to nowhere, before she was against it!
http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=11217

Posted by: David | September 3, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse


Blackees in the Whitee House, oh my!


Posted by: chasemonster | September 3, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Now might be a mighty good time for John McCain to remind everyone that he was a POW.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

This evening Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee, will address the 2008 Republican National Convention. Excerpts from the governor’s remarks:

On her experience as a public servant:

"I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town. I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids’ public education better. When I ran for city council, I didn’t need focus groups and voter profiles because I knew those voters, and knew their families, too. Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities."

On why she is going to Washington, D.C.:

"I’m not a member of the permanent political establishment. And I’ve learned quickly, these past few days, that if you’re not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone. But here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion - I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this country."

On energy policies that the McCain-Palin administration will implement:

"Our opponents say, again and again, that drilling will not solve all of America’s energy problems - as if we all didn’t know that already. But the fact that drilling won’t solve every problem is no excuse to do nothing at all. Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we’re going to lay more pipelines...build more nuclear plants...create jobs with clean coal...and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative sources. We need American energy resources, brought to you by American ingenuity, and produced by American workers."

On John McCain:

"Here’s how I look at the choice Americans face in this election. In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change."

Posted by: JakeD | September 3, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

The fact that Sarah Pailin believes she is qualified to be Vice President of the United States shows how arrogant and clueless she is. Someone that arrogant deserves ridicule, and brings it on herself.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN CAMPAIGN MANAGER RICK DAVIS:

"This election is not about issues," said Davis. "This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates."


OBAMA ANSWER TO THIS FOOL:

"Which probably explains why last night when they were speaking, all these speakers (at the Republican National Convention) came up, you didn’t hear a single word about the economy," Obama said at an economic forum in New Philadelphia, Ohio. "Not once did people mention the hardships that people are going through."

"I guess I don’t blame them," Obama added, "because if you don’t have any issues to run on, you want it all to be about personality. If you have got George Bush’s track record and John McCain voting 90 percent of the time in agreement with George Bush, then you probably you don’t want to talk about issues either."

Posted by: laplumelefirmament | September 3, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

McSame thought he could dodge the scrutiny by making this irresponsible choice of running mate....ha hah hah !!!!no way.
Palin MUST be scrutinized..just like all candidates...

Posted by: dave | September 3, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

From the article: "...Todd Palin...found out and severed relations with the man."

He had relations with the man, too?

Kinky.

Well, the nights are awfully cold up there in Barrow...

Posted by: samson151 | September 3, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

who was the primary caregiver of the palin children, particularly the baby? obviously not todd, who works in the fishing industry, nor governor palin. nothing sexist, just curious. as a working mother of five myself, i'd like to hire her/him, as the palins probably will no longer need her/his services.

Posted by: americanandproudofit | September 3, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

1. The National Enquirer is not "the media"

2. The National Enquirer is not afraid of being sued by Palin or McCain

3. Like McCain told Senator Obama, "Gotta keep your sense of humor"

Posted by: synykyl | September 3, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Just when, did our nation lose all respectability to the other countries of the world? Did it start with obesity and feed into the notion that fat people deserved bigger seats? Did it start with Bill Clinton servicing an underage intern in the oval office who swore she'd keep her mouth shut, and did until some dribbled on the sholder of the blue coctail dress. Once that happened she had to tell her best friend Linda Tripp. Did it happen with the stealing of the 2000 election by Bush? Even after the re-election I don't know how he did it or worse yet, why he would want to do it. Even after all the lies and desceptions he was re-elected to a second term. Where was everyone? We have lost all credibility throughout the world and will never be able to gain it back. Perhaps that's not such a bad thing. But if this MCan't /Palin ticket suceeds any shread of decency will be gone. The Palins are your typical dysfunctional American-Alaskan family and should be left in the wild where they belong. They're not that different from families I know who shouldn't strive to anything higher than PTA chairwoman or Den Mother. But it's cruel and unusual punishment to subject them to all of this even though they seem to want their 15 minutes. No wonder the Russians feel they can do anything they want at the moment. The USA is going down the tubes so fast we won't be around to stop them.

Posted by: Where did it all start? | September 3, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Sexism cries from the republicans. While they give out campaign buttons thay say "hottest vp".

More republican hypocrisy.

Posted by: OneFreeMan | September 3, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Any lobbyist who approaches Sarah Pailin better be prepared to go horizontal.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

what else about this disfunctional will creep out. mr an mrs palin you better come clean. because all of your skeletons are falling out the closet. mrs palin newsflash.
i just heard you are pregnant with tripplets. shorty bang bang. lil wayne and bootise.

Posted by: mr dollar bill | September 3, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

In case you righty tighties can't see the writing on the wall:

When you feel obliged to publically respond to stories in the National Enquirer, you are IN TROUBLE.

Posted by: BB | September 3, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

I just saw the interesting personal ad on eHarmony:

"I'm a fit, fun-loving hockey mom who enjoys long walks, fishing, hunting moose, and governing Alaska. I'm looking for a guy with a a mighty big Igloo who loves doing it on the permafrost."

This is starting to sound suspicious.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Haha, american politics is even worse than eastern european soap operas. You vote for president, the most powerful leader in the world, and all you concider is who got knocked up and who was between sheets with who and what not? Crazy.


Posted by: Danish | September 3, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

If there is someone willing to accept change in return for "stories" the National Enquirer will continue to scoop the more fastidious MSM. Who knows if any of it is true? It will sell--It is kind of surprising that they were so swift to respond to a story that was being ignored. It does make one wonder if they actually want this sideshow. What did these people THINK would happen when they let this woman loose? This looks very much like a "be careful what you wish for" moment for McCain.

Posted by: dch | September 3, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

lame mcshame. you are truly a poet. i love you. let's sing it again. lmao.

Posted by: pookiedookie | September 3, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

I hate, hate, hate all these conservative scum: why won't they understand that babies must be killed while they're still small and dumb, especially the retards.

I'd hate it for anyone to teach in school that there is such a thing as creation! Come on! Everyone knows that we all come from a single-celled organism that appeared on earth millions of years ago!

And I don't give a rat's rear end about who puts "country first." I'm sick and tired of this crap! Leave me alone. Let me do what I want to do, attacks or not. This is a free country!

Posted by: TheSmartOne | September 3, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

As a native of a small Western town myself, I probably shouldn't cast stones, but the word "rube" is coming to mind lately....

Posted by: BB | September 3, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Don't Alaskans have anything to do besides screw all the time?

Only in the winter. Which is not quite all the time.

Posted by: Moses | September 3, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

"These are not the high journalistic standards we've come to expect from the National Enquirer!"

What a joke.

Posted by: BB | September 3, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

bristol can you explain to me why you want to get pregnant by a cute, unemployed, high school drop out. good luck honey child. you will need it. cause levi johnson will not be around long. cuz he;s with me right now . making love. beautiful love. wow! he is delicous.

Posted by: truth or dare | September 3, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

I know what's coming next.....

Yep, you know it too.....

Hubby Todd has an old conviction for bootlegging or something like that.

These people are trailer trash of the most trashiest.

Posted by: POed Lib | September 3, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

This is so wonderful I can almost not stand it.

The GOP has become the Mayberry jail. They are all as scummy as the day is long.

It's wonderful

Posted by: POed Lib | September 3, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Boink....Boink......Boink.....Boink....Death by the slow Boink

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

The incredible mistake the campaign made was to hide the pregnancy. If they had just came out the first moment and said, "Here is our VP nominee and here are her issues," they would have been much better off.

Still would have been the worst pick ever, but they wouldn't have had the incredible press they are getting now. Unbelievable.

Posted by: Jackson | September 3, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

So, when the McCain camp is the one who's throwing the sleaze, it's nothing but jokes.

Hey John, don't get bent out of shape; after all, they're nothing but jokes.

Posted by: AugustWest1 | September 3, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Jesus Christ on a bicycle -- this is starting to resemble something out of Lil' Abner.

I thought after 2004 that American presidential campaigns couldn't possibly get any more absurd, disgusting and contemptible.

What was I thinking?

Posted by: Peter Principle | September 3, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

But the Enquirer got the Edwards story right. What's to say they're wrong here. I'd bet more money on what they have to say then the complete absence of the vetting process from the McCain campaign.

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: mpp | September 3, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Come 'n listen to my story 'bout a family named Palin

A new politician, got the GOP a wailin’

And then one day, she was shootin' at some food (moose)

And up through the ground come some troublin news

McCain, that is, short and old, more of the SAME

Well, the first thing you know, old McSame’s under a glare

The smart folks said, Sarah, you don’t want to go there

Said, Wash DC, is the place you ought not be

People loaded up the WEB with facts and hyperbole

Newzz, that is, camera crews, MSM stars.

Well, now it's time to say goodbye to Sarah and all her kin

They would like to thank you folks for kindly droppin' in

You're all invited back again to her locality

To have a heapin' helpin' of the Palin hospitality

Hillbilly, that is, set a spell, take your shoes off

Ya’ll don’t stay too long now, YA HEAR!!!!!

Posted by: Lame McSame | September 3, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

"John McCain has brought this on himself. Blinded by a pretty face. The downfall of so many men..... Posted by: mavis beacon "

There I think you are wrong. McCain is exhausted, and his mind is going. He let the Big Time Rovians take over his campaign, and this is the result. Except for trying to keep everybody on message in public, the inner circle is totally clueless and fighting over everybody from who is VP to who speaks when at St Paul. NOBODY is actually in control, and they are having a hard time concealing the chaos.

Now the only question is how it ends. Do they go out in a blaze of rhetorical nukes, or just collapse, turn to dust, and blow away?

Posted by: cflynline@msn.com | September 3, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Governor Pailin. A bright, new, shining example of horizontal leadership. All Hail!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Real Reason why McCain chose Palin : Sexist and condescending

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apdFC-vh6Ng

Also his poor record of voting against equal pay for women and opposing Equal Roles for Women in the Military
should be the business of American women voters.

Posted by: Sara M | September 3, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

SEXISM......

Somehow the McCain camp is charging the media of being sexist because they are trying to get answers on Gov Palin's experience......

The media is asking these questions on behalf of all Americans....We want to know why the McCain campaign feels that this Mayor turned Governor has more experience than Obama (state legislature 97-04, Senator 05-Present)....

I dont care if she is a woman....we went through all this "sexism" stuff already....matter of fact she called Clinton a whiner (check youtube), now the campaign she belongs to is bringing up the sexism card again....

I dont care about her daughter, or that her husband works on a BP oil rig.....I care that if McCain hits his head and ends up in a concussion.....a Governor with no international experience, no agenda on healthcare, the economy or education....she would be the leader of the free world

Listen....Hillary Clinton never said sexism.....her supporters did....and in the words of Hillary "if you cant take the heat, get out of the kitchen"

We'll see what her agenda is tonight.....But dont be suprised if she mentions Hillary Clinton and her supporters as a pitch to vote for her....

Posted by: oregon4obama | September 3, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Real Reason why McCain chose Palin : Sexist and condescending

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apdFC-vh6Ng

Also his poor record of voting against equal pay for women and opposing Equal Roles for Women in the Military
should be the business of American women voters.

Posted by: Sara M | September 3, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Governor MooseMeat obviously loves to spend a lot of time on her back.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

That down syndrome baby belongs to Pallin's daughter who is now pregnant again. See what happens when you try to pull a fast one...another fast ones beams around the corner! No ONE that Pallin worked with could verify that she was EVER pregnant. She went on vacation and told the office she was going to have a baby. She supposedly went to a hospital in east jablip....far from Alaska to deliver. Reports have also been told that this is Pallin's daughter's 2nd time being pregnant...not her first!!! Hmmmm.....why would Pallin hire an attorney to answer these questions....the rethugs are forever playing with the intelligence of the American people. Heck, the rethugs believe that any country that is pathetic enough to appoint our dumb president GWB into office twice has got to be the most gullible people on this planet!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

i am missing something here. did Mrs Palin say her 17yr old daughter is having a child out of wed lock. 5 months pregnant. but they will get married. why not marry her right now. are these two connected to the labor force? guess mommie and daa da will help out. thats great. silly me.. how can they be employed when both are high school drop outs. bristol better get your ged certificate, trust me you will need it at some point.

Posted by: voodoo chile | September 3, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

I want to know whose baby Trigg is. That rumor has legs.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, I hate it when personal matters eclipse the real issues. But she and McCain brought this on. She held a press conference to declare her daughter's pregnancy. Repeatedly, she has cited her choice to have the baby with Down's syndrome as evidence of her commitment to an anti-choice agenda.

If you don't want this to be part of the political discourse, vote those people out who introduce it, champion it, and reference their family life to further a political agenda.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Governor Pailin believes that adultery is immoral, and is a sin, except in Alaska.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:10 PM
WHAT HAPPENS IN ALASKA, SHOULD STAY IN ALASKA, especially this time. Our futures depend on them continuing to do whatever they do but I think they should expand beyond sex.

Posted by: ImmoralMinority | September 3, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

I also heard that Pallin was a prostitute when she was younger....instead of the cold feet in Alaska, she kept a bad case of a cold butt.....hitting those pavements to hard in that Alaska temperature ain't no joke! LEt's all vote the redneck clan into office...that ought to be lots of fun...they would hang a confederate flag on the front of the white house! LMAO....with a canadian flag next to it!!! They'll burn the American Flag because Pallin and her husband are terrorist!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

When you are governor of a population one fourth the size of Brooklyn, New York, you have plenty of time to drink, smoke and boink.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

"The difference you Morons is that the MSM knew for Months about the Edwards affair but did not follow up. so the question is why is the MSM so quick to follow up with false info about Palin? Posted by: wxdavid"

Well, in fact the national press were calmly ignoring this NE expose just like they tried to ignore Edwards. Of course there would have been weeks of blog entries about "HOW COULD THEY IGNORE THIS?" And eventually it would have hit the papers, about mid October. Just before the special counsel hands down an indictment.

Now they get a month and a half lead time to try to beat down the report. When they can't, and when it proves to be true, about mid October, And all of the other less than edifying facts about the Stealth Princess begin seeping out all over the place, and John needs a new VP, will the Rovian coterie then blame the Democrats for not letting Palin keep her secrets?

What we are really seeing, we just don't recognize it, is a fight among the Conservative Jackals over the corpse of the Republican Party. Soon enough the moderates and the progressives will finally reject their role in the party, vote for the guy who keeps marginalizing you, and look around for a better way. When that happens the Libertarians can merge with the republicans, and the hyenas and jackals can snarl and bray over the leavings to their hearts content.

If Perot has the energy left, and the drive, perhaps he can liberate the American Reform Party from its kidnappers and add the next second Party to america's list of opposition (and sometimes majority) parties, after the Federalists, the Whigs,and the Know Nothings.

If the Republicans can't learn and adapt they will pass into history. Me, I like that latter choice.

Posted by: ceflynline@msn.com | September 3, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

I think the McCain camp is being pretty shrewd on this one...deny it to high heaven in the MSM so it gets airtime and then they can claim to be the victims of a smear. Just like the Bristol story.

Maybe gramps isn't quite as dumb as I thought.

OBAMA/BIDEN '08

Posted by: Andrew | September 3, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

"Don't Alaskans have anything to do besides screw all the time?"

We mustn't judge them. The opera season is very short there.

Posted by: misterjrthed | September 3, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

McCain did not rip the tabloids on John Edwards, Barack Obama, O'Reily Factor telling false stories, nor did he say anything about any other investigation that we not GOP related.

He did not complain when the wikipedia was changed to give a new biography on Gov. Palin. He did not tell anyone about the daughter's future child. He did not tell anyone about her being part of a group who are suggesting Alaska's separation from the US.

He lives only on one side of the track and those on the other are the wrong people.

Posted by: jerry rubin | September 3, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

listen up people. i have some thing to say..
#1. i believe in the national enquirer newspaper. i have it delivered to my door.
#2. bristol is a smart young teenager. four more to go and you will catch up with mom.
#3. bristol have you applied for tanf? (temporay assistance to needy familes. or food stamp?
#4. levi is kinda cute. wanna share him?

Posted by: pookiedookie | September 3, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

gosh., talk about soap opera...this chick got some serious issues...what a pail of dog dung this woman is! Such a sleeze bucket...so is her daughter and her redneck, jailbird, gun totting baby daddy!!! Please someone point me to where the trailers are all lined up in the park! ROFLMAO

Posted by: Gotta be more careful! | September 3, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

McCain's choice of Palin was not bold. It was manipulative and mischievous and cynical. It assumes that American voters are unshirted fools. For the first time, in my eyes, John McCain looks like a skank and a pimp.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

So, was she boinking an anonymous partner in the failed car wash in which she and Todd held 40%, or in the never-achieved-liftoff Rouge Cou marketing?

http://letustalk.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/sarah-palins-failed-car-wash-business/

Posted by: Bob | September 3, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Um, why is the McCain camp even bringing attention to this? Are they that afraid of the... National Enquirer? Yes, they destroyed Edwards' political career but that was one hit out of hundreds. They could have just ignored this and it would probably have gone away...

Posted by: pgbsan | September 3, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or don't some of the Palin family members resemble the cast of Mary Hartman. I'm almost afraid to see what's going to crawl out of the tundra once spring arrives. McCan't couldn't possibly vetted all them peoples in such a short time. He should have gone with the love of his life, Joe Lieberdich. What we do for love ...

Posted by: Wildernessinyourface | September 3, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Pallin is scandalous!!!!! This is hilarious!!!! Great choice, Mr. McGoo, great choice...you're not a maverick, you might be mavericky but you are certainly NOT a maverick...you puppet on a string....McCain seems to get a thrill from harlots...just look at Cindy!

Posted by: Laughin at cha! | September 3, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Is anyone really shocked that McCain made a rash choice? ITS WHAT MCCAIN IS KNOWN FOR!

McCain is not a thinker, hes a reactor (of the nuclear kind).

Poor america if this dunderhead is elected. McCain is so much worse than Bush could ever be!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Governor Pailin believes that adultery is immoral, and is a sin, except in Alaska.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

So, Sarah Pailin boinked her husband's business associate. I wonder if her husband boinked some of hers.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:53 PM

Wouldn't be such a bad idea to run DNA tests on the whole lot of them to see how badly they've inbred. They could at start by counting fingers and toes.

Posted by: It's A New World Order | September 3, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

guess bristol don't believe in safe sex. bristol. look up the FOUR letter word AIDS in the medical dictionary. email me back and lets have a private discussion. oh my... i beg your pardon. AIDS don't exsit in alaska.

Posted by: bigfishdebbie | September 3, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Palin's candidacy is going to be boinked into oblivion.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Why any real person would seek such high office is beyond me. I wouldn't wish what they're doing to this woman on anyone.

And then people wonder why we end up with vapid automatons like McCain and Obama election after election.

We get what we deserve.

Posted by: info | September 3, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

So, Sarah Pailin boinked her husband's business associate. I wonder if her husband boinked some of hers.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:53 PM

In the UK she meets the definition of being called a slapper.

Posted by: Duchess | September 3, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Someone needs to tell this Steve Schmidt dude that writing stuff like that in emails sent to the evil left-leaning press just might not be a prudent idea. Sounds like a knee-jerk reaction of the worst kind...

Like, the evil left-leaning press is going to suddenly do what Stevie says?

Oh my, this is rich. Truly rich.

Posted by: mamacita | September 3, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

wow! we both have somethng in common. puff, puff pass the canisbis honey...

Posted by: bigfishdebbie | September 3, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

NEWS FLASH: I am the guy she had the affair with! So? It was great and we had a good time. BTW, that was 20 years ago, and she hadn't met her current husband. Oh yeah, one more thing: she wasn't married and neither was I. Does that still mean we had an affair?

Let's all get a grip! Let's destroy ALL OF THE CANDIDATES. It sells tabloids and I have stock in them. I absolutely love this "stuff".

Posted by: sixtysixer | September 3, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

more blog scoops the McCain-loving Post can't handle:

http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=11217

Posted by: Howard Annis | September 3, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if all the kids in the family have the same father.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

It just hit me between the eyes that the Republicans have now used Sarah Palin's name in the same sentence as the words "National Enquirer". How much weirder is this going to get?

Posted by: mamacita | September 3, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Pailin is the gift that keeps on giving. Bring 'er on!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Palin IS NOT THE MOST POPULAR GOVERNOR, SHE IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE RECALLED NOW.
THAT IS MORE SPIN FROM YOU RIGHT WINGED LUG NUTS! SHE IS BELOW 50% APPROVAL.
ANYWAY, EXACLT 17% OF ALASKANS VOTED FOR HER, BIG DEAL!
GET A GRIP AND STOP DEFENDING THE ANTI CHRIST, SHE IS JUST CREEPY!
SHE IS TOTALLY NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME, THAT IS FOR SURE!
SEND HER BACK TO HER TRAILER WOULD YA PLEASE. Happy to see her and her brood on Jerry Springer, that seems like where she belongs

Posted by: George | September 3, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

I guess she should have worried about the press roasting her before she decided to sleep with the guy, huh?

Posted by: lwps | September 3, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Yesterday, McCain's campaign manager said this election is not about issues, but personalities. Well, folks, so far, the Republicans have had their personalities pushed all over the map, and they are losing it, big time. Let us pray that Ms. Palin doesn't drop herself out of this race before the election, because the way things are going now this promises to be one heck of a landslide win for Senator Obama and Senator Biden. This is just one more example of the incompetence of the team that created the needless war in Iraq, the lack of preparedness for Hurricane Katrina, the torture of prisoners, the destruction of the budget, and now the failure to properly vet a candidate for one of the two most important positions in the world. Two months before we can nail this coffin shut.

Posted by: C. Price | September 3, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

So, Sarah Pailin boinked her husband's business associate. I wonder if her husband boinked some of hers.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the world biggest celebrity!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Hold on to your hair, Howard! The McCain camp has the MSM so beaten down and afraid to look into this possible President's past with cries of sexism. I never thought I would be saying this, but "thank God for the National Enquirer". At least they will ask questions about politicians. The GOP will trot this "F#@&ing Redneck" out in a suit tonight and give him a standing ovation. We are living in an VH1 reality-show.

Posted by: Kevin | September 3, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Yes,they do seem dysfunctional but that seems to be the standard of the times. However, the mooseshooting, other outdoors sports activities do differ with your Southern Nascar acctivities. Not sure the clans will meld that easily to form a united front to make it into the WH. It's a cross between characters from Northern Exposure, Petticoat Junction and the Beverly Hill Billies. How exciting is that!

Posted by: Darla | September 3, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

"The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Governor Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false," Schmidt said. "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."

Methinks he doth protest too much.

More importantly, most of the corruption in Washington is Republicans. And the best remedy for Republican corruption is to vote out Republicans.

Most importantly, McCain and Palin have absolutely nothing to offer on the real problems: economy, energy, health care. It's why they want to talk about corruption, even though it is Republicans who are the source of most corruption.

Posted by: mnjam | September 3, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

I know an extreme right wing gal who…….

Raised taxes as the Gov. of Alaska.

Wants to teach creationism in Science Class, subverting the US Constitution..
Tried to get books banned at the local library.
Fired her entire staff 10 days into term as mayor, for lack of loyalty.
Used every available lever to get an enemy fired from his job, and is still lying about it.
Put a gag order on her administration as mayor of a town of 6500.
Milked the Federal Government for huge series of earmarks, by using lobbyists.
Was not Ms. Congeniality. A Ms. Gwin, who was Miss C. , says my gal is ‘shallow.’
Enjoys killing animals. Doesn’t like Polar Bears.
Doesn’t believe in Global Warming.
Went back to work three days after having a fifth child, who has Down Syndrome, an acute care condition wherein the child’s chance of thriving is often a function of how much time his or her parents spend with them.
Used Alaska First as her campaign slogan, which is the same one as her husband’s old party, the AIP, a secessionist organization she recorded a supportive piece for this year!
Is being touted as Presidential Timber for her experience as the Head of the…now get this…the Alaskan National Guard.” If that ain’t a hoot…
Misled America about the Bridge to Nowhere, in her first national speech. .
Has no International experience.
Is on the record stating the Iraq war ”is a task from God.” s
Goes to a Church that hosts anti-Israel speakers. .
Left her town Mayoralty with a huge debt, having outspent all around in her.

I could care less about Trig or Bristol, or Levi, or whatever. She’s a hack. McCain stiffed the public. Schmidt looks like a fool. Whining his way to a big fat loss.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Levi for VP! He seems to be the only honorable one in the McCain camp. Probably will vote for Obama too! Suck it up GOPS! You deserve it! Maybe the Dems can lure ol Ken Starr over to investigate it while running up millions of tax payers dollors?!

Posted by: MJO | September 3, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Sam:

It's very simple why McCain selected Palin. She is young, pretty and female. Stereotypical sexism, plain and simple. If you want to sell something, you get a pretty face for the advertisement. It's called exploitation of women, and McCain is doing a fine job of it.

No matter how they spin it, that's what it is.

And why WOULDN'T the Washington Post jump right on the story about Sarah's affair with another man? Nobody took the Enquirer seriously when they exposed the Edwards affair, but they ended up being right on the money. I believe they might be "on" to something here...

John McCain has brought this on himself. Blinded by a pretty face. The downfall of so many men.....

Posted by: mavis beacon | September 3, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

I was going to watch her tonight, but then I got to thinking that McCain's people are not allowing her to have an original thought.

So I'm supposed to get all excited over a growup who basically will read a shory story of fiction.

No thanks. I think I'll wash my lamps tonight.

Posted by: K Ackermann | September 3, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Chris:

Come on. I can't believe you have the nerve to compare calling Obama a "celebrity" to accusing someone wrongly of having an affair. The attacks on Sarah Palin are unconscionable and it just goes to show you that the women's movement are only willing to support you if you're pro-abortion.

Posted by: Jennifer | September 3, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

To the poster grytpype (sp) who wrote, "Don't Alaskans have anything to do besides screw all the time?":

Allow me to thank you for the best laugh I've had in days. That one really broke the tension.

Posted by: Tommy | September 3, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

I don't know about you, but if some punk had knocked up my 16-year-old daughter at least once, and perhaps twice, he would not be up on stage with me waving like a trained monkey. He would be flat on his back, missing teeth and with a black eye or two.

I thought Alaskans were supposed to be tough ... sounds to me, Palin's husband is a wuss. Want to screw my daughter ... why, go right ahead.

Posted by: Gus | September 3, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Isn't this more of being a typical American? I mean having an affair? Lots of people do it whether they are Christians or not Christians, I'm more concerned by the person from her home town who wrote about what a lousy mayor she was and how she need to help to run a small town even if she did run the town poorly. Also wondering about the rumors that she made changes in Alaska's healthcare that would benefit her newest child.
I guess I'm saying I don't care about anything but the facts of whether she's a good choice for VP. All the Lifetime movie stuff is passe

Posted by: Animaltalker | September 3, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

reporters demanding the baby and Palin's DNA??? I mean now I am getting pissed... this is going way too far

Posted by: swing voters | September 3, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

All of Alaska knows she had this affair.

Posted by: charlestown | September 3, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

The difference you Morons is that the MSM knew for Months about the Edwards affair but did not follow up.

so the question is why is the MSM so quick to follow up with false info about Palin?

Posted by: wxdavid | September 3, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Fly-over country plays for keeps. That means it will reject the Negro and his buddy with the yap and go for the old guy and former P.O.W., to preserve America's honor and stay the course until Victory is achieved in Iraq. Yay for the Lovers of Our Country. Politics is exactly the same as American football is exactly the same as War. Just the playing fields are different. President Palin will now demonstrate how to field dress a moose.

Posted by: BlueTwo1 | September 3, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the best thing to come down the pike in a very long time. I thought the next couple months would be the same boring BS as in other election years. Whether she's qualified or not, McCain has made his choice and has to live with it. Hollywood couldn't have produced a better sitcom than we're about to watch. We seem to have an All-American dysfunctional family that's going to be mentored by not-all-there older uncle type moving in the the White House to run the country. Only in America.

Posted by: Spike | September 3, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry, the affair was with Larry Craig. It's all a plot to defend Larry Craig's manhood - McCain will select Craig as VP when Palin drops out due to medical issues with her new child.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

They should have ignored this if it were false.

Now, because of the denial, every reporter is getting in touch with sources all over the place trying to put some substance to this.

Soon enough you might see something more come of it

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Don't Alaskans have anything to do besides screw all the time?

Posted by: grytpype | September 3, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

They were right on the Edwards affair.

Posted by: HonestAbe | September 3, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know why Palin was selected? I don't understand McCain's choice.

Honestly - why?

Posted by: Sam F. | September 3, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Should McCain replace Sarah Palin?

After hearing that Sarah Palin’s husband is part of the Alaskan Independence, which is an organization to separate Alaska from the United States, that is mutiny and treason and should be an immediate step down from McCain for running for the presidency. His maverick decisions of picking Sarah Palin who was not fully vetted, and is thoughtless and irresponsible. God Please Save This Country...From These Mavericks...April/Delaware

The Alaskan Independence Party's goal is the vote we were entitled to in 1958, one choice from among the following four alternatives:
1) Remain a Territory.
2) ***Become a separate and Independent Nation.***
3) Accept Commonwealth status.
4) Become a State.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Republican consultant Mike Murphy and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan were caught on a live mike ridiculing the choice of Sarah Palin.

"It's over," said Noonan, and then responded to a question of whether Palin is the most qualified Republican woman McCain could have chosen.

"The most qualified? No. I think they went for this — excuse me — political bullsh** about narratives," she said. "Every time Republicans do that — because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at — they blow it."

Murphy chimed in:

"The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical."

Posted by: GOP - Party of the Wide Stance | September 3, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Oooooooohhhhhh

Legal action...

I am soooooooooo scared

Everybody knows you can't print stuff if its not true.

Well, the rep-scums believe that anyway. So they'll believe it when they see it at the supermarket check outs Along with these pics:

http://www.hottiesinthenews.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Nat'l Enquirer | September 3, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

The GOP is now reaping what they sew.

GOP = Diehard hypocrites.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

So, the GOP has no problem covering National Enquirer stories when the target is Republican? Interesting. LOL

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Howie;
Does it strike you as odd that it the McCain that is bringing all these problems with Palin into the traditional media's eye? Some of the places Schmidt has taken you today are from a David Lynch reality show.

Posted by: Stav | September 3, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

An affair?

That reminds me of Vitter, Foley, Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay, and all the OTHER Rep-scums.

That's not change, that's just more of the same!

Posted by: Magoo equals Bush | September 3, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

I bet more people believe the Tabloid over the GOP.

At least tabloids sometimes tell the truth!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Jake D:
Its Palin herself that keeps bringing her family into it. They were all on stage with her for the introduction.

She showed real leadership by letting a 17 year old kid that knocked up her daughter decide whether the time was right to go public or not. It goes to judgement and character... those "issues" that the McCain camp keeps telling us they are going to win on.

Posted by: Prattle in Seattle | September 3, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

I am surprised that HE DOES NOT CRY RACISM when the media or John McCain say that Senator Obama is a just a celebrity. This is not a picnic. We are trying to choose someone who could potentially be the next President of the US; IT IS A BIG DEAL and we have to make the right decision based on good information from the press.

Posted by: Chris | September 3, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

She needs to back out of this before her whole family life becomes more of a train wreck. McCain should be the one to ask her to bow out in light of her personal issues. There are just too many for her to actually be counted on to focus on "Country First." Please.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

"You leave out the part where the McCain camp says they will pursue legal action."

And hand the Enquirer the powers of subpeona and discovery? Ho ho, tres riche.

Posted by: penalcolony | September 3, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Now that the National Enquirer is a paragon of journalistic excellence we have to take this seriously.

McCain was a bloody idiot to even acknowledge this story.

Posted by: lpdrjk | September 3, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

I have already heard and read about how Palin had an affair and that the baby is not her husband's.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Before the John Edwards story it was easy to discount tabloid reports. After Edwards, not so much. I'm sure there are reporters digging as we speak trying to confirm this story. Nobody wants to get trumped by the Enquirer again. After all, while the Enquirer was reporting on Edwards, the mainstrem media was reporting on bigfoot.

Posted by: Julie W. | September 3, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Daisy Chain:

You missed the Obama memo about leaving her family out of it?

Posted by: JakeD | September 3, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

K Ackermann:

I'm registered Independent, so I'm not quite sure what hypocracy you are referring to.

Posted by: JakeD | September 3, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

You leave out the part where the McCain camp says they will pursue legal action.

Posted by: Jack | September 3, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

No Palin interviews yet, eh? Hmmmmm... Yup, the mean left wingers are out to get her! Of course! So please, there's no need to address any of these allegations any longer. Why can't we just give the nice lady a free ride and let her be vice-president already? She's be the first woman Vice-President! Wouldn't that be cool? It doesn't matter what her history is or what her beliefs or policies are! How dare the Liberal Media even suggest she even has any views or beliefs! The nerve of some people, because to us, the GOP, she is perfect in everyway. Stop being so mean to her!

Posted by: Daisy Chain | September 3, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

FYI: John Edwards himself denied the National Enquirer stories too -- even if every word is true, I will still vote for McCain-Palin -- and, I will gladly deal with the "substance" of this story just as quickly as WaPo did with the denials from Edwards ; )

Posted by: JakeD | September 3, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

JakeD - I don't know exactly how to tell you this, but I think everybody is getting a good hoot out of people like you and McCain's staff.

It's like we can prod you into hypocracy at will now.

You're like an autohypocrite. I think they should rename the parties to the democrats and the hypocrats.

Posted by: K Ackermann | September 3, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Why hasn't Sarah Palin herself denied any allegations? Is she already controlled by McCain?

Posted by: McMary | September 3, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

GOD I HOPE THIS IS TRUE WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THIS SHREW

Posted by: NEWS PRODUCER IN KANSAS | September 3, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Jake: Don't trumpet about bias. Just address the issue.

Posted by: Netgk | September 3, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

JakeD, this isn't the Post covering an Enquirer story. This is the Post covering a GOP spokesman whining about an Enquirer story.

Posted by: ET | September 3, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

The Edwards expose proved that the National Enquirer is no more or less bona fide than the Post. Have at it, Wapo!

Posted by: Gerald | September 3, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

So, the WaPo has no problem covering National Enquirer stories when the target is Republican? Interesting.

Posted by: JakeD | September 3, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

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