Jonathan Martin writes:
Mike Allen had a brief phone conversation with Sarah Palin last night. In doing so, Palin knocked down divorce rumors -- something her spokeswoman had already done over the weekend. So why reiterate it again? Who knows, but here is one guess: She and her advisers may have actually just wanted to put out that she was in New York City for book meetings and was there with husband Todd and the family. In other words, a preemptive move before one of the NYC tabs or a blog up there saw her and ran an item.