Sarah Palin Seemed Pretty Close to Divorce in 2007

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

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.