with the news of Sarah Louise Heath Palin inexplicably being chosen as
a Vice-Presidential nominee, the attentive American public was also
introduced to her character. Unfortunately for all of us, it was filled
with multiple instances of backtracking and outright lies. While
Alaskans had been giving her an 80% approval rating, recently 87% of
Alaskans polled on the subject of TrooperGate believed she was lying.
Now, I've known liars in my life. Their single core problem is not
with themselves, but those around them. If they're never called out on
their twisting of truths and fabrications, they simply continue to make
Well, Sarah, I'm calling you a liar. And not even a good one. Trig Paxson Van Palin is not your son. He is your grandson. The sooner you come forward with this revelation to the public, the better.
The story begins on March 6th,
when Sarah decided to come forward and announce to the world that she
was pregnant, a monumental occasion for an acting Governor. Republican
Governor Jane Maria Swift of Massachusetts was the first sitting
Governor in United States history to give birth in office just seven
years before, and now here we were once again. Yet, no one could
believe the news:
JUNEAU -- Gov. Sarah Palin shocked and awed just about everybody around the Capitol on Wednesday when she announced she's expecting her fifth child.
Palin said she's already about seven months along, with the baby due to arrive in mid-May.
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.
"I thought it was becoming obvious," Palin said. "You know, clothes getting snugger and snugger."
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."
Palin said she's not aiming to take any time off from her job as governor, assuming all goes well with the pregnancy.
With Palin riding extraordinarily high popularity ratings, pundits have mentioned her as a potential vice presidential candidate. But she said Wednesday night she's "not pursuing or perpetuating it," adding, "I have no desire to leave my job at all as governor."
She's known as a fashion plate, but said she hasn't been dressing differently to cover her barely perceptible bulge.
Funny quote on her having no desire for the Vice-Presidency aside, the article is direly clear. No one knew she was pregnant, not even her own staff. Quite a feat. Why the secrecy? Sarah has never given an answer, and upon further reading, no one has bothered to ask.
Seven months into a pregnancy, and no one noticed.
Even Harry Houdini would be impressed.
And how could anyone tell? Sarah's waistline never changed. Her wardrobe still remained tight and professional. In a video posted in February (nearing five months of pregnancy at the time), Sarah is seen trim, and walking around all of Juneau, Alaska.
..."I like running the hills, it kills me, that's why I like it, I mean it thrashes your guts..."
Not exactly terminology said by a pregnant mother. Six months into pregnancy, she attended the National Governor's Association at the White House:
And that infamous video in which Sarah trashes Hillary Clinton? That
was at the Newsweek Women & Leadership Event in Los Angeles, in March:
After previous pregnancies (in this case, four), and at later ages, the female body is meant to adjust and show changes earlier, not later as in Sarah's unprecedented case.
On Friday, April 18th, 2008, Sarah and her husband Todd were in
Dallas, Texas for a Republican Governor's Convention. They had been in
town for three days already, but Sarah had yet to give her keynote
speaker address on energy policy. Then early Friday morning at 4:00am,
Sarah began leaking amniotic fluid. Instead of checking into a
hospital, she instead made a call to her doctor, and delivered the keynote speech.
"I was not going to miss that speech," she says.
She rushed so quickly from the podium afterwards that Texas Gov.
Rick Perry nervously asked if she was about to deliver the baby then.
The oddities only grow from here on, as instead of rushing to a
Dallas medical facility that could treat a mother who's amniotic fluid
has been draining for hours on end (made even more crucial due to the
fact that this is occurring a full month prematurely), Sarah & Todd
instead opted to... Fly all the way back from Texas to Alaska.
A dangerous choice, as with each pregnancy (once again, in this case
after four previous), a mother's window of labor to delivery grows
shorter and shorter.
Aboard Alaska Airlines, the flight lasted for eight hours,
with an additional landing in Seattle. The majority of commercial
airlines require mothers seven months pregnant to provide a doctor's
letter to fly, but Sarah did not inform the airline of her condition.
Alaska Airlines is one of the few airlines that do not require such a
notice, despite the possibility of an emergency landings being required
in such scenarios. That said, no one on board noticed that Sarah was going into labor:
"We leave the decision to fly up to our customers and their medical
advisers," according to Alaska Airlines representative Caroline Boren.
"Governor Palin was extremely pleasant to flight attendants and her stage of pregnancy was not apparent by observation as she didn’t show any signs of distress," Boren said.
Eight months pregnant. A 6.2 pound fetus. No one notices a visible
trace. By the third trimester, a perfectly fit woman not wearing
anything less than a space suit should be easily spotted as pregnant.
Not in Sarah's case.
The plane then made a landing in Anchorage, Alaska. Does Sarah then
visit a medical facility that can accommodate a premature birth in
Alaska's most equipped city? No. She drives 45 minutes away, to Mat-Su
Regional Medical Center, right outside the small village she used to
govern as Mayor, Wasilla. Trig Palin is then delivered one month
premature, Friday night. Sarah returned to work after three days.
The inherent need to absolutely have Trig delivered in a remote and
possibly ill-equipped facility for premature deliveries, where Sarah
would likely have numerous contacts and pull, does not sit well. The
doctor, Cathy Baldwin-Johnson, approving of all
of these actions borders on malpractice. Not treating leaking amniotic
fluid causes infections, and time is of the essence after water breaks.
Husband Todd Palin simply delivers this winner of a line:
"You can't have a fish picker from Texas," said Todd.
A poor motivation, to be sure. Another motivation began making its
rounds in the Alaskan legislature, where everyone was initially shocked to hear the news.
Sarah Palin was not pregnant with child.
Her sixteen year-old daughter was.
Checking with the Anchorage High School that Bristol Palin attended,
reporters were given word that her family had taken Bristol out of
school due to contracting infectious mononucleosis. The amount of time
Bristol was absent shifts from five to eight months.
Mono can last anywhere from two weeks to three months, but an eight
month infection is a freak oddity. Yet it remains a common excuse given
by girls in private & Catholic schools around the nation when
pregnancy comes into play. Not the first time, not the last time.
The following photograph of Bristol has been dated late 2007:
Bristol is pregnant in these pictures. She is not carrying belly
fat, which grows outwardly wide, and does not become dome-shaped.
That's because fat is generally evenly distributed around the abdomen
and a fetus is not. Bristol's chest is sticking out, a normal body
reaction when sucking in stomach muscles.
Yesterday, the State of Alaska has also moved Sarah's photo page three different times from
People like to think the vetting process is secure, and completed months ahead of time, but ABC News has reported otherwise,
painting a picture of a quick vetting process for Sarah by a small, but
secretive group of McCain's legal staff. A proper vetting process under
those circumstances would only go so far, and the true media vetting
process has just begun.
It doesn't come as a surprise that this story was never properly
researched. Palin was never on the National scene for more than a few
minutes at a time, and local reporting only goes so far on a governor
with an 80% approval rating. However, the motivation to cover
daughter's pregnancy aligns with her political standings. She valiantly
did not perform an abortion, but fell into the fundamentalist way of
thinking, and covered up for the illicit (but natural) action's of her
There could be calls below to delete this information. Calls that
this type of information is muckraking and 'below us'. The truth is not
below any progressive, nor any citizen of the world that is one
heartbeat away from having Palin as leader of the free world. We simply
ask that she be forthright, honest, and not waste our time with such
juvenile games that anyone with eyes can see as fabrication.
Bristol Palin rightfully should be able to embrace her child in
public as her own, with no shame, and no quarter. And a mother should
be just as accepting.