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With the announcement that Bristol is indeed pregnant (posted at the bottom) this blog will not be posted this topic again.
Obama on Palin
Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown reports: At a press avail in Monroe, Mich., Barack Obama on Palin: “Back off these kinds of stories.”
“I have said before and I will repeat again: People’s families are off limits,” Obama said. “And people’s children are especially off-limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin’s performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories. You know my mother had me when she was 18 and how a family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn’t be a topic of our politics.”
On charges that his campaign has stoked the story via liberal blogs:
“I am offended by that statement. There is no evidence at all that any of this involved us,” he said. “Our people were not involved in any way in this, and they will not be. And if I thought there was somebody in my campaign who was involved in something like that, they would be fired.”
For the last few days, stories about Sarah Palin not being the mother of newborn Trig Palin, but actually, the grandmother, caused me to think. Why has the McCain campaign, Tom Palin and Sarah Palin herself, not addressed this very strong and growing discussion? It has been said that Palin’s 17 year old daughter, Bristol is really the mother of Trig. In 2008, with teenage pregnancy not new to anyone, why should this be such a Palin family secret? Could it be that it flies in the face of those “good old GOP family values?”
Evidence grows as questions mount on the internet. Is Sarah Palin lying about being the baby’s mother? Photos seems to back up the fact that Bristol, not Sarah, was pregnant. Even Sarah Palin’s public announcement at 7 months pregnant took her staff by surprise.
You have to wonder how hard the McCain staff vetted Sarah Palin. McCain met with her once and spoke to her 2 times in the history of their relationship. So, how much do the McCain people really know about her? Is Sarah Palin McCain’s Tom Eagleton? Eagleton lasted only 18 days after his veep tap.
Why does it matter?
- Sarah Palin is pro-life;
- Sarah Palin is an avid proponent of abstinence only education.
Let’s start with the Palin’s announcement of becoming a mom for the 5th time:
Anchorage Daily News, March 6, 2008
JUNEAU — Gov. Sarah Palin shocked and awed just about everybody around the Capitol on Wednesday when she announced she’s expecting her fifth child.
That the pregnancy is so advanced astonished all who heard the news. The governor, a runner who’s always been trim, simply doesn’t look pregnant.
Even close members of her staff said they only learned this week their boss was expecting.
But people just couldn’t believe the news.
“Really? No!” said Bethel state Rep. Mary Nelson, who is close to giving birth herself.
“It’s wonderful. She’s very well-disguised,” said Senate President Lyda Green, a mother of three who has sometimes sparred with Palin politically. “When I was five months pregnant, there was absolutely no question that I was with child.”
Moving on, vidoes and photos
In March 2008, Palin attended the Republican Govenors Convention. Trig PAlin was born April 18, 2008, and in the video interview below several things struck me as fishy; 1) look atr PAlin’s posture and crossed legs at late term pregnancy. Every pregnant women I know can not sit forward and hunched over nor can they cross their legs. Also in one of the vidoe Palin talks about motherhood (video #3), not once does she mention her pregnancy.
Palin in the Green Room: NEWSWEEK’s Karen Breslau shares a personal moment with the Alaska governor. Alaska governor Sarah Palin talks about the challenges of raising a family while in office at a NEWSWEEK forum on Women in Leadership in March
Here are a few more things to ponder
1) Palin’s daughter Bristol who attends an Anchorage high school, was reportedly absent for what would have been the last 4 -5 months of her mother’s pregnancy, claiming to be suffering from a prolonged case of mono.
2) Sarah Palin’s water broke while she was attending a conference in Texas. She then proceeded to give a 30-minute speech before taking an 11-12 hour flight home to Alaska to give birth.
3) All photos on the Alaska State Department’s official website that show Sarah Palin and her family have been taken down.
UPDATE!!! THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION COMES IN.
Sunday August 31, 2008, 11:30p.m.
H/T The Red Pen at DailyKos
OK, there is a visibly-pregnant Sarah Palin talking with a CBS 11 (
Dallas Juneau) reporter at the Governor’s meeting in Texas end of the Alaska legislative session. She clearly appears to be pregnant.
Unless someone has counter evidence, we can drop this crap now. Yes, there are still some interesting questions, such as why she flew to Dallas and back when she was this pregnant, and why the Alaska Airlines crew members insisted that she was not visibly pregnant on the flight. Nevertheless, until this photo is debunked, we look stupid pushing this rumor.
That is all.
For The Red Pen “that is all” and maybe it is but I will keep looking into this until concrete evidence like a non doctored birth certificate or and affidavit from a doctor, nurse or hospital official who has not been bribed. For all I know Sarah Palin is wearing a “fat” suit or the piture was photoshoped. After all this photo only came to light on the web days after blogs began questioning.
Also there is still the unanswered question of Bristol’s 4-5 month absence from school for mononucleosis. With that said, someone else at the school or in their town should have been out for about the same time. So far nothing has been uncovered.
UPDATE!! September 1, 2008, 9:15 am
Blogger are searching Alaskan hospital birth records and nothing has been found yet. One hospital Mat-Su Reginoal Medical Center in Palmer Alaska has taken their site down. What’s up with that??
UPDATE!! September 1, 2008, 12noon
Today, The Anchorage Daily News has published to following:
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Sarah Palin said today that her 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, is pregnant.
Palin, who arrived in St. Paul today to accept the Republican nomination for vice president, sent out a joint statement with her husband, Todd.
“Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned,” they said. “We’re proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support.
“Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family. We ask the media to respect our daughter and Levi’s privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates,” the Palin family statement concluded.
The Daily News had asked Palin’s press secretary, Bill McAllister, over the weekend to address rumors that Bristol was pregnant.
“I don’t know. I have no evidence that Bristol’s pregnant,” he said on Saturday.
With the announcement that Bristol is indeed pregnant this blog and will not be posted this topic again. Changed my mind
CBC (Canadian Broadcast Company) did the following report during the RNC Convention
CBC raises questions about Trig Palin’s birth