Todd Palin Quits Oil Job

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 3, 2009 6:28 AM CDT
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin talks with her husband Todd before Todd Palin and his partner, Scott Davis begin the 2009 Iron Dog snowmobile race across Alaska in Big Lake Alaska Sunday Feb. 8, 2009.    (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
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(Newser) – Another Palin calls it quits: Two months after Sarah stepped down as governor of Alaska, Todd has resigned from his oil field job on the North Slope. Todd Palin's resignation as a production operator for oil giant BP PLC was apparently effective September 18. As Palin fans await the release of Sarah's highly anticipated memoir, for which she is said to have been paid millions, Todd is spending time with the family, her spokesman says.

"Todd loved his union job on the Slope and hopes to return," she added. In addition to working on the North Slope, Todd was a commercial fisherman. He earned some $34,000 working part-time last year for BP in Prudhoe Bay and about $52,000 in the family's commercial fishing business.