bloggers and publications!
The abruptness of her announcement and the mystery surrounding her plans has fed widespread speculation. But Palin attorney Thomas Van Flein on Saturday warned legal action may be taken against bloggers and publications that reprint what he calls fraudulent claims.
"To the extent several websites, most notably liberal Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore, are now *claiming as 'fact' that Governor Palin resigned because she is 'under federal investigation' for embezzlement or other criminal wrongdoing, we will be exploring legal options this week to address such defamation," Van Flein said in a statement. "This is to provide notice to Ms. Moore, and those who re-publish the defamation, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, the New York Times and The Washington Post, that the Palins will not allow them to propagate defamatory material without answering to this in a court of law."
talking about rumors
PHOTO: Sarah Palin along with daughter Bristol, left watch the Juneau Fourth of July parade, as husband Todd, looks over son Trig and grandson, Tripp, Bristol's son, Saturday, July 4, 2009 in Juneau, Alaska. Where is Sarah Palin? A day after surprising even her closest friends by announcing she would step down as Alaska governor more than a year before her term was up, the controversial hockey mom was keeping a low profile. Her spokesman, David Murrow, said Palin told him she was flying to Juneau, the state capital, for the Fourth of July weekend, but he wasn't sure what activities she planned to attend. (AP Photo/Claire Richardson)
photo @ 4th parade
...threatening lawsuits on the 4th of July
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thomas Van Flein, for Governor Sarah Palin
July 4, the banks of Lake Wasilla
"...met Palin's parents and joked around with Piper"