The husband of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has quit his oil field job on the North Slope.
Todd Palin's resignation as a production operator for oil giant BP PLC comes almost two months after his wife stepped down as Alaska governor and shortly before the release of her highly anticipated memoir.
BP spokesman Steve Rinehart says Todd Palin's resignation was effective Sept. 18.
Meghan Stapleton, Sarah Palin's personal spokeswoman, says Todd Palin hopes to return to his union job and for now is spending time with his family.
State financial disclosures show Todd Palin earned nearly $34,472 working part-time last year for BP and about $51,679 in the family's commercial fishing business. (SOURCE AP)