Palin Camp Slams Divorce Rumors: They "Remain Married"
Sarah Palin's spokeswoman is shooting down reports that the former Alaska governor and her husband, Todd, are seeking divorce.
The story, which appeared on the "Alaska Report" Website and several other blogs, cited a National Enquirer story about the "stress" of the couple's marriage leading to her resignation, and claimed that Palin bought land in Montana recently and that "multiple sources in Wasila and Anchorage" had confirmed the news.
After the story made the rounds on Saturday, spokeswoman Meg Stapleton posted a statement on Palin's Facebook page:
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,'" Stapleton added. "We appreciate that the more professional journalists decided to question this story before repeating it."
An attorney for Palin denied the report to CBS News:
Sarah Palin's attorney, Thomas Van Flein, told CBS News that the report of a divorce is "categorically false."
Palin may issue her own statement later in the day, though the frequent Twitter user has yet to tweet on the topic.