I was on Cloud 9 after last night’s speech only to be greeted this morning with another potential Palin “scandal” of damaging magnitude. Just like we in Florida study the “cone of probability” for a looming hurricane, I see this rag sheet infidelity story as an ominous storm cloud on the horizon that will only move closer in days to come. While the McCain campaign has threatened a law suit, I have read curious blog entries from bloggers with ties to Alaska that hint of the imminent exposure of deeper darker Palin secrets. Sadly, I can believe how this could happen, and that it could have been stuffed deep under the rug for years. Nevertheless, I wonder how the marriage could survive something like this for 20 years and five well-spaced children. Also I can’t see this not coming up in the vetting process, and I doubt Palin would blatantly lie about it. How could McCain proceed knowing it? How could one run for governor with this kind of “well know” dirt staying under wraps? I’d love to resume my position on Cloud 9. Perhaps Redstaters have an opinion on this. I am tired of being down in the dumpster.