Breaking News: Sarah Palin’s Husband Todd Quits His Job

Oct. 2 2009, Published 10:10 a.m. ET

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Both heads of the Palin household are now without a job. Todd Palin, the husband of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has quit his oil field job on the North Slope a few months after she resigned as governor of Alaska. 

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“Todd Palin resigned his position with BP effective September 18, 2009. He’s one of our employees, we respect their privacy,” the company spokesman Steve Rinehart confirmed to “He worked for us for many years as a production operator, and he worked up on the North Slope. There are large processing plants on the North Slope that separate oil, water and gas that comes up from the wells and his job was to help run one of those plants.  Typically those jobs are on a location, people rotate on and off, two weeks on and two weeks off.” 

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