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ABC News: Sarah Palin's Husband Endorses Newt Gingrich

ABC/ADAM TAYLOR(WASHINGTON) -- Sarah Palin’s husband is endorsing Newt Gingrich for president, Todd Palin told ABC News on Monday.

But Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and John McCain’s 2008 Republican running mate, has yet to decide, “who is best able to go up against Barack Obama,” Todd Palin said.

Palin said he has not spoken to Gingrich or anyone from the former House speaker’s campaign. But he said he respects Gingrich for what he went through in the 1990s and compared that scrutiny in public life to what Sarah Palin went through during her run for the vice presidency.

Todd Palin said he believes that being in the political trenches and experiencing the highs and lows helps prepare a candidate for the future and the job of president.

He did not criticize any of the other candidates and said his, “hat is off to everyone” in the Republican race.

But Todd Palin did point to last summer, when a large portion of Gingrich’s staff resigned and the candidate was left, largely by himself, to run the campaign.

Gingrich’s ability to overcome that obstacle and still move up in the polls showed his ability to campaign and survive, according to Todd Palin, who said Gingrich is not one of the typical “beltway types” and that his campaign has “burst out of the political arena and touched many Americans.”

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Sarah Palin's Husband Slams Author's Claims about His Wife

Allison Shelley/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Todd Palin released a statement late Wednesday condemning claims author Joe McGinniss makes about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in his upcoming book, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin.

“This is a man who has been relentlessly stalking my family to the point of moving in right next door to us to harass us and spy on us to satisfy his creepy obsession with my wife,” Todd Palin said via SarahPAC’s Rebecca Mansour.  “His book is full of disgusting lies, innuendo, and smears.  Even The New York Times called this book ‘dated, petty,’ and that it ‘chases caustic, unsubstantiated gossip.”

In his book, McGinniss claims that Palin used cocaine, had a one night stand with retired NBA player Glen Rice, and engaged in an extramarital affair.

Meanwhile, on Facebook Wednesday night, Sarah Palin condemned President Obama’s “crony capitalism” following his jobs speech.  She made no mention of McGinniss’ book.

“President Obama has his sights set on raising $1 billion for his reelection campaign,” she wrote.  “Raising that money won’t be easy.  But if you can hand out other people’s money to friends, it must get a whole lot easier.  This crony capitalism and government waste is at the heart of our economic problems.  It will destroy us if we don’t root it out.  It’s not just a Democrat problem or a Republican problem.  It’s a problem of our permanent political class.  This won’t stop until ‘we the people’ say enough is enough, and we retire the permanent political class that votes for this.”

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Sarah Palin Defends Husband: Prostitution Accusations Were 'Big Lie'

Photo Courtesy - Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASILA, Alaska) -- For the first time, Sarah Palin weighed in on the report from the National Enquirer linking her husband Todd to prostitutes in Alaska.

Appearing on the The Bob and Mark Morning Show, a radio call-in show in Alaska, the former governor said, “What hurts are the lies that come from Alaskans.”

She noted that the Anchorage Police Department denied the Enquirer story.  “Look at this recent BS about Todd supposedly being all caught up in a prostitution ring in Anchorage. And then APD had to come out and say bull, there’s no evidence," Palin said.

Indeed Lt. Dave Parker of the APD told the New York Daily News  "It was just guilt by innuendo, nothing else…There’s not one scintilla of evidence that Todd Palin had anything to do with this."

On the radio show Thursday morning, Palin added, “Heck, all they needed to do was ask me or ask Todd himself, ‘Hey, Todd, you been hanging out with hookers in Anchorage?’  And he’d tell the truth and obviously it was a big lie.”

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