My friend Eric, a legendary guitar-playing fly-fishing law professor in Greensboro, NC, quoted AlaskaReport last Sunday as announcing that Todd Palin and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin are to divorce:
"Multiple sources in Wasilla and Anchorage (including a former Palin staffer) have confirmed the split. A National Enquirer story exposing previous affairs on both sides led to a deterioration of their marriage and the stress from that led to Palin's resignation as governor of Alaska last week. The Palins were noticeably not speaking to each other for most of last Sunday's resignation speech in Fairbanks. Sarah ditched Todd (MSNBC) right after the speech and left without him. Sarah removed her wedding ring a couple of weeks ago and will move with her children to Montana, where she recently purchased land".
Eric's prediction for the next chapter in this never-ending saga: hundreds of Palin believers move to her new Montana compound, where they form a messianic cult, The Church of Christ Ubetcha. Repeated confrontations with federal tax authorities lead to a Ruby Ridge-like stand-off. After a tense week, President Obama offers to have the Palin cultists over to the White House for a beer. Attempting to show empathy with the Montana cultists, Obama chooses a Moose Drool. The cultists, in a nod to birther conspiracy theories, all choose Tusker.