Palin Threatens Blogger with Lawsuit over Divorce Story

It’s predictable that Sarah Palin would threaten to sue a blogger who posted a story claiming Palin and her husband Todd were divorcing. Palin has shown that she can’t let any slight or grievance go unanswered, no matter how small, and no matter how relatively insignificant the source.

She apparently has a bottomless supply of money to pay lawyers to address these sorts of things. But the fact that her lawyer threatened to serve the blogger with the lawsuit at the kindergarten where he or she works is a new low.

From Alaska Report:

Thomas Van Flein, Sarah Palin’s lawyer, threatened Saturday to serve libel papers at a kindergarten to the owner of the highly trafficked “ImmoralMinority” blog for a divorce story on the Palins. The blog was given until 3pm Saturday to remove the story and post a retraction. The blogger stands by the story…

“Gryphen”, the owner of the blog, laughed off the threat and told Alaska Report – “Nothing that I wrote in my post was meant to be malicious. I trust my source and simply reported what I had been told.

Threatening to serve legal papers to an educator in a room full of five year olds? Now that is malicious.”

Alaska Report says that this is the fourth threat of a lawsuits from Palin, but that none of the threats have been carried out so far.

Good politicians ignore stories like this, even if they’re true, because these sorts of stories, true and false, come with the territory and — especially when the stories are true — the politician’s efforts to stifle the stories are also news and only serve to perpetuate the story she’s trying to tamp down.

2 Comments

  • Nikolai
    August 4, 2009 - 7:19 am | Permalink

    What a self-important sack of $hit Palin is, there’s no other way to say it. Please, let’s stop paying attention to this idiot of a woman like we did with Coulter…

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