I know the National Enquirer might not carry the same weight as the New York Times. But in terms of political sex scandals they have a good track record. Let’s remember that they broke the John Edwards Affair. They were also one of the media’s main sources for the Clinton/Lewinsky Affair
According to The Enquirer, one of the charges that has emerged from the Palin family drama is that Palin, a mother of five, had an affair with a former business associate of her fisherman husband, Todd.
‘Todd discovered the affair and quickly dissolved his friendship and his business associations with the guy. Many people in Alaska are talking about the rumor and say Todd swept it under the rug.’
Although the McCain camp has sent lawyers to the magazine, they are sticking to their guns.
‘Following our John Edwards exclusives, our political reporting has obviously proven to be more detail-oriented than the McCain campaign’s vetting process.’
Despite the McCain camp’s attempts to control press coverage they find unfavorable, the Enquirer will continue to pursue news on both sides of the political spectrum.
The National Enquirer also reported that Palin had planned to have a shotgun wedding after the RNC, after which she would announce the pregnancy. The Enquirer says that Palin was working frantically to get Bristol and Levi married before the pregnancy was revealed. She even went as far as to make arrangements for a small wedding ceremony but Bristol refused. This resulted in a nasty fight between Bristol and Sarah Palin.
The Enquirer reported that a family source said that Sarah Palin has had a stormy relationship with her daughter. The source said ‘Sarah has a hard time controlling her…she is so busy with her political career that it seems she doesn’t have time for Bristol.’