Yeah, that was really dumb of that Left-blogger, huh? Spreads a malicious rumor (via a CNN Trig Truther with an extremely bad track record at accurately reporting on the former Governor) that the Palins are divorcing, gets debunked pretty much immediately*, has his real name and job (not to mention his habit of attacking children) tracked down and revealed, and faster than you can say "no 'public figure' defense" he's being threatened with a libel suit.
All in all, I don't think that this was the intended result.
Not being an attorney, I don't know whether the public figure defense does or does not apply here; but if it does go to trial, this Gryphen fellow will almost certainly lose. I am given to understand that judges tend not to be sympathetic to people who lose libel cases when it comes to determining who pays for court costs - but if the Online Left wants to keep subsidizing the Palins' legal team's administration of some long-overdue negative feedback to the misogynistic crew currently obsessing over that woman: well, I guess that it's just going to happen, that's all.
Karma. It's what's for dinner.
"Divorce Todd? Have you seen Todd? I may be just a renegade hockey mom, but I'm not blind!"
Crossposted to Moe Lane.