Getting unhitched: Sarah Palin's son Track files for divorce
Track Palin, former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's oldest son, has filed for divorce after 19 months of marriage.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The oldest child of former Republican vice-presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has filed for divorce.
Alaska court records show Track Palin and his wife, Britta Hanson, filed a petition for dissolution of marriage on Dec. 1. The court system website does not list attorneys for either party.
The filing was first reported Wednesday by celebrity website TMZ.
The couple married in May 2011 and they have a 16-month-old daughter.
The 9/11 attacks prompted Track Palin to enlist in the Army and he spent a year deployed in Iraq. When his mother became the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2008, she spoke at his deployment ceremony in Fairbanks, one of her few trips back to Alaska while on the campaign trail that fall.
This post was modified from its original form on 12 Dec, 20:46
So much for "family values."
Divorce is a sad thing no matter where it happens. This is the son who went to war. I saw a photo of him online today. He looks real young. I wonder if he had to enlist to help his mother's chances of winning the VP. I remember she made a big deal over it - there was a ceremony when he went off to war, which, of course she presided over. Maybe he's having problems readjusting now that he's back. I don't know. He just looks so young.
It's a private and personal thing. I don't like it when the kids of these morons in office get picked on. It's not right. A few years ago some right wing lunatic with a website went after Malia Obama in a real racial way because she was photographed wearing a shirt with a peace symbol on it. Kids should be left out of the divisive hatreds.
Who cares what he looks like?
Yeah, family values. ANd how is Bristol doing these days?
"The couple married in May 2011 and they have a 16-month-old daughter."
Sounds like the babay was bron two months after the wedding?
Love those family values.
Lots of people go through these things, so it's more about pointing a finger at the hypocrisy than the actual events themselves.
I realize that Christian.
I started to post hours ago to Angelica. I think that you are being overly kind. I can understand when the kids really are kids, such as Malia. But I am sorry, Bristol? Track? Aren't they adults now?
Honestly, when I see the lengths that people will go to to defend Bristol, and I see all those perks she has gotten for being Sarah Palin's knocked up daughter, it does make my blood boil.
What's it like to be Sarah Palin's kid? Kind of sad and lonely, I bet. I mean, I get what you're saying. But I think being her kid would be hard all the time.
This post was modified from its original form on 13 Dec, 15:27
But she did it to them, imho. ANd they have gotten alot of perks because of it. (At least Bristol)
Well, that's true. That was my point - that she did it to them - and that ceremony for Track going off to Iraq is a perfect example. Was that something to celebrate? So was putting Bristol in charge of an organization to teach abstinence, then turning her out to be fair game for the media (where she was ridiculed relentlessly). Good moms don't do that to their kids. I don't know. I just think "the sins of the father, etc., etc.,) should not be heaped on the heads of the kids. If Track were to get involved in politics, then that would be different to me. Then he'd be fair game. Like Rand Paul, for example. I can't stand that guy. He has not one redeeming quality.
OK, At first I thought that you were saying we should be kinder to them. Gotcha.
The thing with Bristol being in chrage of that organization really sticks in my craw though, I have to admit. Again because of my niece who WOULD be great for that job, did a similar job with a county government at one point (for abotu two cents more than minimum wage- those overpaid governmetn workers), has far more life exerpience, job experience, world experience, budget experience, ANY kind of experience and skills, and really could have used much better pay. (You do realize that Bristol was paid $250,000). And All I heard from certain right wing nutjobs was that Bristol deserved it. Bull cr*p.
Bristol was probably set up by her mother. It doesn't matter if she wanted it or not. Bristol is young and was even younger then. What did she know about how shark-like the media could be? But her mom knew. Her mom set her up. I really believe that. Bristol's pregnancy caused John McCain to blow up at her mother. Sarah likes to have the last word. Putting Bristol in charge of that was damage control. Sarah always goes after the money.
This post was modified from its original form on 16 Dec, 13:18