Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd, files for divorce — haters pile on

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Sad news for Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska.

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The former 2008 vice presidential candidate appears to be heading for divorce court as husband Todd Palin has filed to end their marriage.

Citing an “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife,” Todd Palin, 55, filed to dissolve the marriage on Friday in Anchorage Superior Court, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

The Palins, who met in high school, were married for 31 years and have five children together. Their youngest child, Trig, born in 2008, is the only minor child. Their other four children — Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Track — are all adults.

Initials were used in court documents instead of names — the likely result of Palin’s notoriety — but media sleuths were able to match up the couple’s marriage date and the birth date of their minor child.

The documents list the minor as T.P.V.P., born April 18, 2008, which is the date Sarah Palin gave birth to Trig Paxon Van Palin.

Todd, a commercial fisherman, snow-machine racer and oil field worker, is asking for joint legal custody of Trig and “equitable division” of marital debts and assets.

There have been previous rumors that the Palins were splitting, which were always denied. But the rumor mill cranked up again last month when Sarah Palin showed up at the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota without her husband.

The 55-year-old former governor reportedly said at the time that Todd, a noted fan of motorsports, was flying around Alaska.

Anchorage attorney Kimberlee Colbo filed the request to dissolve the marriage, to include a request to keep the proceedings confidential to protect the privacy of the minor child, according to the Daily News.

Colbo also represented Dakota Meyer in 2018 divorce proceedings from the Palins’ eldest daughter, Bristol.

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Sarah Palin skyrocketed to fame in 2008 when the late John McCain tapped her as his running mate in the presidential election that year. The character assassination campaign launched against Palin by the liberal media will go down as one of the more shameful moments in American history.

And while she has maintained a relatively low profile in recent years, Palin takes on occasional speaking engagements and maintains a social media presence. A number of domestic incidents have also made the news.

In addition to daughter Bristol’s on and off relationship with Meyer, there was a 2014 brawl at an Anchorage house party involving members of the Palin family, as noted by the Associated Press — Bristol allegedly punched the host in the face.

Track Palin, an Army vet who served one year in Iraq, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of a firearm while intoxicated in a 2016 incident — he was also accused of hitting his girlfriend at time.

Track was also convicted for assaulting his father in 2017 and served less than two months at an Anchorage halfway house, the news agency reported.

As for the left’s rabid hatred of Sarah Palin, it’s still going strong.

Ignoring the highly personal nature of a marriage breakup, shameless zealots like unstable actress Bette Midler took to Twitter to celebrate her misfortune. This being the cabal that reserves the right to lecture the country on hate.

Tom Tillison


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