Pursuant to recent allegations in Joe McGinniss‘s book new book, ‘The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, in which he asserts that the former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, had an extra marital affair with her husband, Todd Palin‘s ex business partner, an assertion that both Mr and Mrs Palin vigorously dispute, one adult website, Ashleymadison.com has decided to offer the Palins $1 million if they both pass a lie detector test.
At this juncture the arrival of a porn website offering the Palins play money is tantamount to political suicide and ridicule, which could be best described as the last good kick to the backside of the Palin presidential aspiration effort.
Not only would attempting to run for political office have the effect of a gold rush on Mrs Palin’s personal life (the book also asserts that Mrs Palin used cocaine and had an affair with a basketball star), it would be a free for all to explore every faux pas and indiscretion that may have come Mrs Palin’s way.
To say the timing of the release of the book was uncanny would be a bit naive and probably the result of some backdoor jostling from which camp one can hardly be quite sure (throw the dart at her detractors) and may explain why to date Mrs Palin hadn’t announced her aspirations to the White house as she may have been tipped off about the book. Which is another way of saying better to take a kick to the backside for the time being so one can continue earning astronomical speaking fees than to risk running for the White house and risk being forever earmarked as a capricious figure and shepherded back to Alaska.
At least the Palins have enough political nouse to navigate this stretch of rocky terrain, but then again would they have made it thus far if they hadn’t…?