Earlier this week one of my best sources claimed to have explosive new information for me.
It took all week for us to finally get together, but last night we finally sat down for an amazing conversation. And what I heard made my jaw drop.
According to my source Sarah is finished with Todd and has decided to end their marriage.
She has purchased land in Montana (I wonder whose donations paid for that?), and may be considering moving herself and the children as far away from Alaska as she can get.
Do you remember all of that talk about her missing wedding ring during the three part going away picnics? Well it turns out that ring now sleeps with the fishes. Apparently in a fit of anger Sarah stripped the ring from her finger and tossed it into a lake. (No I did not think to ask WHICH lake so I cannot confirm if it is Lake Lucille, on which her house is located, or some other lake. I apologize for not getting clarification, but I was a little tired last night and so was my source.)
So it appears that the reason Palin has been so quiet, and has given her tweeting fingers a rest, is NOT because of any master plan, or carefully orchestrated new direction, but simply the result of the emotional stress that prevents her from communicating with her fan base or making any public appearances.
I would assume that this stress is also the reason that Sarah has suffered such a dramatic drop in weight and would also explain the hair loss that Jessica Steele referred to in the New York Times (and which she quickly tried to take back after she received a scolding from the Palin camp.)
Okay so that is the biggest news that I have uncovered this week. But that is not all.
I also learned that there was an incident back in the summer of 2008, before the McCain campaign officially tapped Sarah, where Todd Palin pulled a gun on Levi in a heated exchange concerning his relationship with Bristol. This news will be hitting the local papers here in town next week. Stay tuned.
And while I am on the topic of Levi I will also let you know that he did a very interesting Vanity Fair interview in which he divulged a lot of heretofore unknown information. I did not get too many of the juicy details, but my understanding is that Levi was without his handler (Tank Jones) and let some fairly explosive tidbits out. The article will be published in the October edition.
Oh and that rumor about Bristol being pregnant? She is not.
But the rumor of Sarah shopping around the idea of doing a radio show IS true. And according to my source NO station has given the idea a pass. I still cannot imagine Sarah Palin sitting down and talking for three hours without her listeners heads exploding but apparently there are radio executives who do not share my reservations.
Now my final bit of information is about Sherry Johnston.
As some of you may know Sherry's court date was moved from yesterday to August 19. The reason for this is that until just now the prosecutors REFUSED to make any kind of a deal, because of pressure they were receiving from the Governor. For some reason Palin was pushing for Sherry to receive the maximum sentence. It must be that charitable Christian heart of hers we keep hearing so much about.
I cannot talk about what kind of deal Sherry may get, but the prosecution has become much more reasonable now that Sean Parnell is our Governor.
Now nothing written above should be considered a rumor. My source is very good and I trust that the information is accurate and will be confirmed by other news sources in the weeks to come.
As for the babygate story I DID hear some new information about that last night as well. However what I learned has still not been confirmed by an eyewitness so I do not feel comfortable putting it out on the internet. But my sources are still working on it, and the information is becoming more accessible.
As before remember that comments which contain guesses as to the identity of my sources, or which contain and talk of incest or rape, will be rejected. Beyond that I encourage you talk about this new information and make of it what you will.
Update: Here is an interesting link that one of my friends just sent about something Norah O'Donnell witnessed.
After swearing in the new governor, Palin made a quick exit with daughter Piper and son Trigg in tow. She jumped in a Chevy Silverado twin cab driven by her security detail.
Todd Palin followed just seconds behind, and was left struggling to avoid a phalanx of cameras. The problem: His family had already left.
I anticipate much more of this kind of confirmation filtering in as the day goes on.
Update2: The Alaska Report weighs in.
Update3: Meg Stapletongue has issued forth a little venom concerning this story via Facebook.
You may also notice that Meg carefully avoided talking about the Todd/Levi gun incident and the Sherry Johnston prosecution interference stories. It is much easier for Sarah to hide a broken relationship and land deal than it is to refute a pending news story and a potential press release.
By the by I am going to wear the title of "so-called journalist" with pride. Because that is the nicest thing Meg has ever said about me.
"Look see? No ring. I am as free as a bird! Let's see how Todd likes making a living without hanging onto my coattails!"
Update3: I just talked to my source again and learned the following.
Sarah and Todd will not be making their break up official for some time.
There is too much money to be made to throw a monkey wrench into things now.
Money seems to be the motivating factor in many of Sarah's recent decisions (Levi hit the nail on the head with that one.)
However Todd is currently sleeping on the couch and, though they are still occupying the same house, the temperature is below freezing, if you get my drift.
And another thing just learned is that Sarah wants to leave the state, but Todd has no intentions of leaving. You know I almost feel sorry for Todd in this case because I had the same issue with MY ex-wife. (Hey maybe he and I can have a beer sometime and talk about our bitchy exes. I imagine he will win in that comparison.)