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Sarah Palin Seemed Pretty Close to Divorce in 2007

BLOOMINGTON, MN - JUNE 29: Todd Palin and Sarah Palin greet fans at the Best Buy Rotunda at Mall of America on June 29, 2011 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) The Palins fake-smile.

Rumors of strife in the Palin marriage have been floating around for a while, but an e-mail from Sarah Palin's gubernatorial days — released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request — seems to be the first hard evidence. The AP reports:

In a Sept. 26, 2007, email to Kris Perry and her husband Todd, titled "Marital Problems," Palin writes: "So speaking of ... If we, er, when we get a divorce, does that quell "conflict of interest" accusations about BP?" Her husband was a former BP employee on the North Slope.

It's also possible, as the Washington Examiner suggests, that Palin was merely mocking the gossip about her marriage, tongue-in-cheek. On the one hand, she ... you know what? We actually don't care either way. 

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