Sarah Palin's 'fed-up' husband Todd 'files for divorce'
Published 23/09/2011 | 07:59
SARAH Palin has been hit by more negative reports about her private life, this time suggesting that she is heading for divorce.
The rumours, which have surfaced before and been furiously denied, were reported in the National Enquirer, which did not name its source.
The magazine claimed Todd Palin was "fed up" following the publication last week of Joe McGinniss's book The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin.
A friend reportedly told the magazine: "The final straw was McGinniss quoting Sarah's brother Chuckie telling a friend they don't have a marriage."
Mr Palin has condemned the book as "full of disgusting lies, innuendo, and smears." In a scathing review the New York Times noted that the book contained "caustic, unsubstantiated gossip about the Palins, often from unnamed sources."
Last year, Mrs Palin reacted angrily to a similar tabloid report that she was heading for divorce. She was said to have been "steaming" about the suggestion.
The National Enquirer was the first to report details last week from McGinniss's book, which made a series of allegations about Mrs Palin's private life including drug use.
According to the magazine Mrs Palin has also been told by advisers that a run for the White House would be "political suicide" because opponents would dig into her private life.
Mrs Palin has still not announced whether she will run in 2012.
A poll this week gave her 44 per cent in a hypothetical presidential race against President Barack Obama, and put him on 49 per cent.
It suggested an increase in her popularity as she trailed by 20 percentage points in previous surveys.