The National Enquirer is circulating rumors of a Todd Palin – Shailey Tripp affair based only on an anonymous tip. They report that he cheated on his wife, former Alaskan Governor, Sarah Palin, with Tripp, a massage therapist. A relationship between Shailey Tripp and Todd Palin may had started during Sarah’s gubernatorial campaign. Tripp was arrested last year on prostitution charges. Rumors then emerged that she was giving free massages to somebody on Palin’s campaign staff. In 2009, rumors of Sarah Palin seeking a divorce turned out be to untrue. Media attention has been focused on the question of will Sarah Palin run for president in 2012, rather than if daughter Bristol Palin buys a house in Arizona.

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Rumors of Todd Palin – Shailey Tripp affair. Image Credit: PNP/WENN

Of course, Arizona is still relevant as the shooting two weeks ago in Tuscon. A feeding frenzy of Far-Left bloggers, TV commentators and Democrat politicians have accused Sarah Palin and others for their “rhetoric and vitriol”, blaming her for causing the shooting. Even the presiding head of law enforcement in Tuscon, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, a Democrat, jumped on the Bash-Palin-Bandwagon within hours of the shooting, well before any facts were available. Within 48 hours, the picture emerged that the shooter, Jared Loughner, was mentally disturbed and had nothing to do with Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and the Tea Party movement. Loughner had become obsessed with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) back in 2007 after meeting her at a public event.

The Media has been busy slamming Sarah Palin since Senator John McCain selected her to run as his vice president in the 2008 elections. Dozens of reporters descended upon Alaska seeking any and all dirt. They came up empty-handed. Trumped-up charges of abuse of office were eventually dismissed. The Media shifted their dirt-search on the Palin Family. Bristol Palin’s pregnancy became new fodder for the Far-Left. Her fiance, Levi Johnston, inevitably broke off their engagement and went on to cash-in on his new found celebrity.

In May of last year, the pressure to derail any potential political future for Sarah Palin led to journalist Joe McGinnis moving in next door to the Palin home in Wassila, AK. McGinnis is an agenda-based ‘journ-O-list’ working on a hit-book about Sarah Palin. This demonstrates the extents to which the Far-Left Media will go to attack her.

So it is a shame that the National Enquirer is floating this story of a Todd Palin and Shailey Tripp affair based only on an anonymous tip. This will probably go nowhere, just as the Sarah Palin divorce story in 2009 did. I find it difficult to believe that Shailey Tripp and Todd Palin had an affair. If for no other reason than that Wassila is a small town and everybody knows everybody, and their personal business. I believe that the Palin’s marriage is strong and if anything is harming it, it’s the constant media assaults, not any indiscretions on the part of Sarah and Todd Palin.

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