Still trying to throw the GOP under the bus! The following story is from US Magazine
The ex-wife of the man rumored to have had an affair with Republican vice presidential pick Sarah Palin tells Usmagazine.com the hearsay is “absolutely, completely false.”
“I can tell you this with 1000 percent certainty, Sarah Palin never had an affair,” said Debbie Richter when reached Friday afternoon.
The rumor that her now ex-husband, Scott Richter, had an affair with Palin gained momentum after the National Enquirer reported she had been romantically involved with Todd Palin‘s business associate. The McCain camp threatened to sue the Enquirer over the story, according to CBS News.
Debbie was Palin’s campaign treasurer when she ran for governor and now is the director of the Permanent Fund Dividend Division for Alaska. State residents can apply for dividend checks, which this year is $2,069 with a $1,200 one-time payment added. The money comes from oil and mineral revenue.
Debbie explained that Scott petitioned the court to seal their divorce records because he is a private man. The judge did not grant his request.
“As soon as he realized that there was going to be a barrage of media inquiries, he went to the court house in his little town and requested that our divorce information be sealed,” she told Us.
“The reason he did that is he just doesn’t want his financial information hanging around out there in the wind,” she said. “It caused some speculation that he had something to hide and he doesn’t really have anything to hide except that he’s just a private person.”
When asked how she would describe Palin, Debbie responded by saying she is “driven, committed to public service, determined and not easily swayed from her goal.
“If she wants something her way and she has an opinion about it, that’s the way it’s going to be for her,” Debbie added.
The Palins and Richters own property on Safari Lake together, according to Matanuska-Susitna Borough property records.