Todd Palin Had an Affair, According to the National Enquirer

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The House of Palin is crumbling, at least if you're willing to believe the most notorious liars in media, the National Enquirer, who report today that Todd Palin, the famed "First Dude" and father of five, cheated on Sarah Palin, potential presidential hopeful, with a "female massage therapist who was busted for prostitution!" Shailey Tripp, the woman in question, does at the very least exist in Wasilla, Alaska, but beyond that, the tabloid's tip comes from an anonymous email address, thepalinmorals@hotmail.com, who writes: "My sources reveal that a massage therapist and computer technologist, SHAILEY TRIPP, had an affair with Todd Palin that lead (sic) to her arrest March of 2010." Could it be?

Probably not, but here's more from the Enquirer's online tease for their print issue (buy the issue, they say!):

"According to the tenants in the building of her offices, they saw Todd come and go often and heard noises that sounded like someone was having sex. It was the same tenants who called the police on her."

An ENQUIRER investigation has confirmed Tripp, 36, was arrested on March 4, 2010 in Anchorage and charged with maintaining a house of prostitution.

Tripp pleaded no contest on June 13, 2010 with sentencing set for June 15, 2011. She agreed to complete 80 hours of volunteer service, not post advertisements on CraigsList and pay a fine of $500. If she meets with these conditions, Tripp can withdraw her plea at the sentencing hearing and the case will be dismissed, records show.

The only cred the Enquirer has, especially when it comes to political affairs, is left over from the John Edwards and Rielle Hunter nonsense, which to be fair, they owned months before any legitimate media outlet. But by now, with countless miscues in between, that should be wearing thin, especially considering it's the same publication that pushed a Barack Obama affair only to retract the report right away. How long can we really hold out hope that nailing Edwards was a savvy act of journalism that could be repeated and not a broken clock being right? (Though that is supposed to happen twice a day...)

The bottom line is that Sarah Palin moves units: viral videos, Dancing With the Stars, Fox News and, apparently, on the newsstand too. It's a perfect time to have her on the cover, no matter the coverage. If the Enquirer happened to be right about Todd Palin, for them it'd likely just be icing on the cake.

[jcoscarelli@villagevoice.com / @joecoscarelli]



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Ming the Merciless
Ming the Merciless

What do you expect from the party of the Klu Klux Klan that withthe civil war, first founded Liberia to return the black slaves to Africa to replace them with the white workers enslaved...

A new civil war is looming and we will fry the democ-rat communist clansmen again!!!

Newworld
Newworld

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EffTheVee
EffTheVee

The Enquirer has broken numerous stories over the years and is more reputable than the Village Voice you self-important little twits.

Teebo
Teebo

Tripp pleaded no contest on June 13, 2010 with sentencing set for June 15, 2011.

Look at that first date, June 13, 2010. Next, confirm the date with your computer clock/calendar on your task bar. It was on a Sunday, right? Now, call Anchorage and talk to some folks within the court system regarding court dates and Sundays. I did. I won't give you the info, as I had to do it for myself, but it will be worth your effort.

Thanks for your article.

trudat
trudat

Tripp??Her last name is Tripp....rrrreallyyy! everyone questioned Palin's pregnancy and they thought Tripp was actually one of her kids. Now we know.....the kid is the hookah's with Todd. nice...

Stoneyjack
Stoneyjack

The Village Voice & The National Enquirer share the same audience, and have the same credibility. This story is scandal-rag nonsense; but thanks for the lovely caption photo of Sarah & Todd.

Guest
Guest

Here's some clues you won't find anywhere else.

This is the arrest report for the week of February 28 to March 6 2010, the week that Tripp/Hawes was arrested. Hawes is her maiden name, she had one other marriage before she took the name Tripp.

http://www.muni.org/Department...

There were 4 arrests for prostitution that week.

Jennifer L. Bradley, Veronica Abouchuk, Kashawn L. Thomas and Ms. Tripp (Lawes) for maintaining a house of prostitution.

Bradley and Abouchuk have quite a colorful background, do a Trial Courts Records Search at the State of Alaska Court system website.

http://www.courts.alaska.gov/

Ms. Bradley's former husband, a slope worker whose roots in Alaska go back to the '70's, passed away in 2005, he was originally from Louisiana. Ms. Tripp/Lawes also is from Lousiana.

It is unknown if these 4 are related, a trip to the courthouse for the case documents might shed some light.

The APOC report for the $900 in-kind contribution can be found here

https://webapp.state.ak.us/apo...

Tripps/Hawes business license for Blue Hands Massage expired in 2009, that information can be found here:

http://www.commerce.state.ak.u...

William
William

It is a FACT that Shailey Tripp of Wasilla who was arrested for prostitution in March 2010 did make a NON-MONETARY contribution in the amount of $900 to Palin's campaign according to the State of Alaska Public Offices Commission website.

http://tinyurl.com/6jzcvmk

Refudiate that!

Buzzoff
Buzzoff

They kinda also broke the story on Tiger's affair, so a little more cred than just John Edwards.

Tadurt
Tadurt

You all is a moeron.

Goldenhawk22002
Goldenhawk22002

I feel sorry for people who have nothing better to do than to try to dig up dirt on people they don't like for whayever reason. I bet most of them have skeltons in their own closets that would be embarrassing if revealed. There are more important issues going on in the world that effects our well-being than who slept with who--and when. Get a life people and stay out of everyone else's. The only time I might get concerned about what someone is doing is if effects my safety. Otherwise back off. Just like with the celebirities ' who cares?' Again get a life.

Guest
Guest

EXACTLY...the Village Voice should be the LAST place we see defending the Palins...the Enquirer's track record has been very good...scoops about Michael Douglas' illness, countless other celebs, and affairs like Tiger and Edwards.

Cvv
Cvv

yeeah get a brain morans go USA

Daniel
Daniel

The reason that so many are interested is because Sarah and people like her are so willing to tell other people how they should be living their lives. Then, you know what, it comes back and bites them on the ass!! ; )

BlahBlah-F-Palin
BlahBlah-F-Palin

Wait, what? Get a life? You know, she brought this upon herself with her holier than though "perfect alaskan" family crap. I'm tired of her trying to shove her BS holier than thou BS on us. If this is true, I say HA! Yeah I got f'n skeletons in my closet, but I am not a moron trying to run this country and sure as hell don't act like my isht don't stink.

Get over yourself goldenhawk.

Bonzerbrother
Bonzerbrother

The Enquirer has it all wrong. It wasn't just sex, it was therapy, totally justifiable

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