Cops Say Todd Palin Cleared Of Link To Prostitute Ring

Next that needs to comment is the National Enquirer.  CP will keep readers up to date on this story.

The APD released a statement explaining they did seize evidence in a massage parlor sting operation — but none of the evidence showed any sort of link between a massage therapist named Shailey Tripp and Todd Palin.

The APD also claims the National Enquirer published their story without ever contacting officials to check their facts

Picture Of Todd Palin’s Alleged Mistress From National Enquirer

In Alaska the sun does not always shine in winter.  So it is dark a lot.  That is the only plausible reason I can find for this story.  Still even in the dark and confusion of winter in Wasilla how could anyone confuse this woman below for Sarah Palin. 

Barring that as an explantion I think Todd Palin has explaining to do.

I never have taken the side of Sarah Palin….but if this is true about her husband I will be the first to defend her over anything she cuts off of him.

This woman was pictured in the National Enquirer as ‘the other woman’ that Todd Palin allegedly had encounters with that are now making headlines.  The woman pictured is Shailey Tripp.

Tripp is the name of Todd Palin’s grandkid.

Reported: Todd Palin Sex Scandal With Massage Therapist Who Was Busted For Being A Whore, Will Sarah Palin Kick Him Out Of House?

See pictures of woman who is part of this alleged sex scandal story.

Just when the Wasilla Hillbillies seemed not to know what to do for an encore after the “blood libel” controversay comes this bombshell from the National Enquirer.

The same publication that brought down John Edwards.

Now we know why Todd Palin is smiling.

UPDATE 4.30 pm est: Since the first hours of this breaking story ignited a firestorm of controversy key mainstream media The New York Daily News, Vanity Fair magazine, Yahoo News, and Gawker,  among others, have cited The ENQUIRER’s bombshell investigation into the Palin cheating scandal.

Emphasis below are mine.

SARAH PALIN‘s husband TODD is caught up in a sleazy sex scandal, The ENQUIRER has learned!

Political bloggers are digging into incredible claims that the “First Dude” – father of the couple’s five children – cheated on his wife with a female massage therapist who was busted for prostitution!

The scandal not only has the potential to sabotage Palin’s possible 2012 White House bid, but also threatens to destroy her marriage, sources say.

While the story heats up on the internet, The ENQUIRER has uncovered official documents confirming the woman’s arrest, and learned police have confiscated physical evidence that could tie Todd to an alleged extramarital affair.

We have also uncovered documents that show the woman  – identified by bloggers as Shailey Tripp – contributed free massages to an anonymous person working for Sarah’s campaign for governor of Alaska.

While representatives for Todd Palin vehemently deny he cheated on his wife, allegations of his extramarital affair surfaced on Jan. 4 when an anonymous tipster sent out messages to news outlets making the allegation using the e-mail address

“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,” claimed the anonymous e-mail.

“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.

No College Degree Crowd More Favorable To Sarah Palin

I need to make no additional comment about this matter.


A new CNN poll (pdf) shows Sarah Palin garnering her worst favorable ratings since CNN began measuring them back in August, 2008.

They currently stand at 38%/56% for -18%.

That’s the largest negative spread between the two numbers and represents a drop of -9% since CNN last measured her numbers in October 2010

There’s also an education gap. Palin has better numbers among those with no college under their belt (-8%) than those who’ve attended some college (-25%).

Which GOP Presidential Candidate Will Break With Sarah Palin After Assassination Attempt In Arizona?

Can you see Dwight Eisenhower or Richard Nixon allowing the likes of Sarah Palin to dictate the image of the Republican Party?  What would Thomas Dewey have said to Glenn Beck?

With that in mind I offer the following to my friends on the other side of the political aisle.

This is what I would do if I were the top advisor for a potential Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential nomination.

I would tell the candidate he/she will be giving a speech on Monday afternoon.  The speech will spell out a demarcation line between common sense and the moral foundations where most Americans  reside, versus the mean-spirited and foul political games that some use to make a name for themselves.

The American public are about to be pulled into a debate about the hostile rhetoric employed by Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and others.  The Democrats are rightfully going to highlight this issue since they are the targets of these attacks.  The verbal assaults over the past 18 months have now turned into gun shots and death as Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’s was the target for an assassination attempt.

This is a time for the likes of a Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty (etc) to make a break with the harsh and unprincipled style exhibited by Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck.  The sad events of this weekend should be seen as a chance for a responsible and mature Republican to take a stand apart from the outlandish red-meat crowd that seems at times to dominate the Republican Party. 

That there are many within the GOP who want to remove Sarah Palin from the ranks of presidential contenders for the sake of the Republican Party is not in dispute.  Many know they can not win with the Palin baggage.  Many have thought about how to limit her damage.  While the new primary rules for gaining delegates will work against Sarah Palin in the long run should she decide to run, it would serve everyone by marginalizing her now.    Her antics about targeting Democrats with gun sights is what can be used to remove her from the political calendar in 2012.

It would be smart politics for a seasoned presidential contender to split away from Palin now over this very serious matter and work to shape the GOP into a party that can win in 2012 without the bombastic rhetoric and targeting with gun scopes of political opponents.

Can you see Dwight Eisenhower or Richard Nixon allowing the likes of Sarah Palin to dictate the image of the Republican Party?  What would Thomas Dewey have said to Glenn Beck?

It is time for a seasoned, mature, and responsible leader within the GOP to take a stand.

Video: U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords On Gun Targets Against Her By Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin has lots to respond to.

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot through the head in what Arizona law officers are calling ‘an assassination attempt”.

Sarah Palin And The Shooting Of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

The sickness of the extreme right-wing in this nation should not be taken lightly.  What they do and say within the echo chamber of the right-wing media has repercussions.

We saw that today in Tucson, and I am laying part of the blame right at the feet of Sarah Palin.  The shooter used a 9mm Glock handgun to blast his way onto the front pages, shooting U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, killing a federal judge, and a nine-year-old girl, along with others.

I have written many times on CP about my fear over violent and inciting comments from the likes of Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck and others of their ilk.  I sincerely believe when enough dangerous rhetoric is aimed at people such as President Obama or Democratic members of Congress, and then reverberates in the right-wing media, it makes sick minds think actions like that which took place today in Tuscon are somehow appropriate.

Consider what Sarah Palin tweeted in 2010.  (Below)

The map with gun targets (below) was a frontal assault on our sensibilities, and also aimed at the well-being and safety of members of Congress. If you do not agree than I can only conclude your IQ matches the bust size of the hillbilly from Wasilla.

Was Sarah Palin trying to be funny when she wanted to “get on target”?  Was Sarah Palin trying to be family oriented when she used these tactics with language about guns and people being targeted?    Was Sarah Palin showcasing her ‘christian’ lifestyle and values?  What version of the bible is read in Wasilla?

Or is Sarah Palin just fucking stupid?  (I never use that type of language here on my blog…..but there comes a time for everything.) 

Everyone knows from the actions she has taken to make money over the past two years that Sarah Palin is greedy. She is out for every dollar she can scavenge.  Now we also know she is a very dangerous person.

The  shootings in Tucson tell us so.


Thuy Pham-Remmele For Madison Mayor? Madison Snickers

One of the more perplexing members of the Madison City Council is Thuy Pham-Remmele.  Her attitude and behavior is hard for me to understand.  Her antics always catch my attention, and makes for good copy in the newspaper.  But no one can take someone who acts as she does with any level of seriousness.

Which is why news that Thuy Pham-Remmele will not run for another term on the council is greeted with mixed feelings.  After all one of the most ‘entertaining’ members of the council will no longer be making news.  On the flip side hopefully there will be a new member from that district with the people skills that are required to be a bridge builder on the council.

Just as David Letterman wants Sarah Palin to run for president so to have a steady stream of joke material, so do Madison residents need a Thuy Pham-Remmele in local government to make for funny stories.

Never one to be content without a headline Thuy Pham-Remmele has already made known her future plans.   Well, at least she teased what she might consider doing.

Thuy Pham-Remmele is thinking of running for Mayor of Madison!

A race against Mayor Dave Cieslewicz would make the winter season fly by in Madison as there would be so many more reasons to read the newspaper or watch the debates.  We would forget the snow and cold as we could be warmed with laughter from Thuy Pham-Remmele. 

“I think there’s a need for a change,” she said Monday. “The mayor has been too vindictive and too arrogant.”

One might ask Thuy Pham-Remmele how she would describe herself.