by Jimmie Bise | August 1, 2009 7:08 pm
Sorry, my left-wing friends, but today isn’t Christmas, the Palin’s aren’t getting a divorce, and you can’t have a pony. I know that your favorite blogs are running with the unsubstantiated rumor that the Palins are splitsville like Darryl Grant with an errant Gary Hogeboom pass in the 1982 NFC Championship Game, but it’s not victory they’re running toward, just another credibility-demolishing embarassment.
The rumor, which you will surely hear on some Sunday talk show tomorrow is being spread by someone with a history for spreading stuff that not even the Weekly World News would put on its front page.
The Palin family has discounted the fantasy without equivocation in a statement on Sarah Palin’s facebook page, posted by Meg Stapleton.
Yet again, some so-called journalists have decided to make up a story. There is no truth to the recent “story” (and story is the correct term for this type of fiction) that the Palins are divorcing. The Palins remain married, committed to each other and their family, and have not purchased land in Montana (last week it was reported to be Long Island).
Less than one week ago, Governor Palin asked the media to “quit making things up.” We appreciate that the more professional journalists decided to question this story before repeating it.
Palin herself chimed in with a definitive quote first published by Stacy McCain and Dan Riehl.
“Divorce Todd? Have you seen Todd? I may be just a renegade hockey mom, but I’m not blind!”
You can’t debunk a rumor any harder than that. Well, I suppose you could use a baseball bat or a lead pipe but, if words are your only weapon, that nasty little piece of borderline slander is as debunked as debunked can get.
As for the ancillary rumors, such as why Palin’s not wearing her wedding ring, you can refer to this post for the ultimate debunking. It happens that she addressed the wedding ring matter Nine months ago and from the looks of the picture at this post the Palins appear about as distant and unloving as President Obama is to a photo op.
This should be the end of it but, of course, it won’t. Palin is to the left what a tasty smear of peanut butter on a trap is to a pesky rodent and, if they continue to nibble away, their credibility is going to end up just as dead as the rat. My friendly advice to anyone of the left is to walk away from this story just as quickly as possible. It’s not going to help you even a little bit.
UPDATE: Sourcing? Nah, who needs any of that stuff?
Jimmie runs The Sundries Shack and is a contributing writer to the American Issues Project. He is also an amateur musician, an aspiring composer, an unrepentant geek and would love you to pay his blog a visit. Oh, this post is cross-posted there, too.
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