On The Alleged Palin Affair

So the John McCain-Sarah Palin camp has taken a big issue with the National Enquirer which is preparing to publish a story that Palin had an affair with her husband’s business partner. And McCain is threatening a law suit.

The Enquirer has gained prominence recently after it published a story that one time Presidential candidate John Edwards was having an extra marital affair. That story proved to be true.

Need the candidates be reminded that this is a campaign? And not just any campaign, a no holds barred campaign.

I’m sure the Obama’s were less than thrilled with the New Yorker’s cover that depicted Obama in a turban giving dap to a gun-slinging Michelle. But life went on and so did the campaign.

And given today’s political climate, I am not sure which is worse for a politicians career—an affair or being portrayed as ghetto Black and a Muslim. Often times while American voters hoop and holler about extramarital affairs, at the end of the day, we really do very little about it except for reelect those same folks to office.

All that is to say, if Palin had an affair, the best thing she can do at this point is come clean about it. Neither Democrats nor Republicans can point fingers when it comes to scandals—be them heterosexual or otherwise.

At this point, being a member of the party of moral righteousness with a pregnant, unwed daughter, and still being on the ticket—I doubt a little thing like an affair will present a problem for those already planning to vote Republican.

Besides, if nothing else, it just proves that men aren’t the only ones capable of stepping out in a marriage. Now you and I may already know that, but very rarely, do we see or read in the news about women who cheat on their husbands.

The Court of Public Opinion

  • I hope it’s true and I hope it gets splashed all over the media. It couldn’t happen to a more deserving person.

  • kimykali

    OK, Palin, John Edwards, Bill Clinton etc etc ad nauseum…yet they all still manage to stay in office and do not appear to have any consequences to their actions, even after lying, under oath in some cases. Yet the Mayor of Detroit (need I mention his race?) does the same thing and see what happens: “Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to two felonies and agreed to serve four months in jail, pay $1 million and resign the office that he won twice as one of Michigan’s most dynamic young leaders. He also pledged not to run for office for at least five years.”
    I”m not condoning his behavior, I’m just sayin’….hhmmmm.

  • CoCo DLux

    I agree with SFsinger it couldn’t happen to a better deserving person. The way I see it is if they don’t need our help then they feel that we should be down on our knees grovling at their feet. They don’t respect us. period. I was very upset with the cover of the New Yorker degrading Mr.& Mrs. OBAMA in that light, people don’t have morals or common courtesy anymore. I mean, did the artist really want us to draw our own conclusion b/c all I saw was ignorance and I was offended. Who told this Mutha-F that it was ok to blast his ignorance all across the front of a popular magizine like that. This isn’t the NEW YOKKKER or is it?