[Photo of Palin about seven months pregnant]
While I have some discomfort about what follows, I believe it is important enough to at least air it out. If there are any real investigative reporters left in the MSM, they should be able to sort out the truth (if allowed to do so by their corporate bosses).
The story is from Daily Kos.
The gist of the story is that Trig Paxson Van Palin is not Sarah Palin's son, but her grandson.
When Sarah Palin announced on March 6 that she was seven months pregnant, people were astonished. "Even close members of her staff said they only learned this week their boss was expecting."
She did not look pregnant.
"Seven months into a pregnancy, and no one noticed."
"Her wardrobe still remained tight and professional." She continued to carry out her duties, run and attend a variety of events, including the National Governor's Association at the White House.
"On Friday, April 18, 2008, Sarah and her husband were in Dallas, Texas for a Republican Governor's Convention. They had been in town for three days already ... 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."
Even more curious, she did not go to any medical facility but got on an airplane and flew back to Alaska, a trip of some eight hours. She failed to inform airline personnel of her condition. Alaska Airlines representative Caroline Boren said, "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."
The plane landed in Anchorage, but the governor, instead of heading to a hospital well-equipped to deliver a premature baby, drove 45 minutes 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."
Daily Kos suggests that it wasn't Sarah Palin who was pregnant, it was her 16-year old daughter. Reporters checking with Anchorage High School discovered that Bristol Palin was taken out of school because she contracted infectious mononucleosis. "The amount of time Bristol was absent shifts from five to eight months." That's strange. It seems to me that the high school should have very exact and detailed records as to how long Bristol was not in attendance!
Furthermore, that is an unusually long time to be out of school for mono, and mono has been frequently used by young women dealing with an unexpected and unwanted pregnancy as a means of disappearing for the necessary gestation period.
Gregg Erickson, a reporter with the Anchorage Daily News claims that "The press did a pretty good job of following up on the substitute child rumor. It proved baseless."
Maybe it is baseless. But interesting. I mean, if Bree on Desperate Housewives could pull it off, why not Palin?
Ultimately, perhaps none of this is important. I personally have no investment in the situation -- whether Trig is her child or her daughter's. And I don't care.
If the story should be true, however, what becomes significant is the deception: not just the pretense of pregnancy, but the self-righteous blathering about choosing not to abort even though the child would be born with Down Syndrome.
We do not need any more politicians whose method of operation is based upon deceiving the American public.
So, what the heck, maybe the press ought to take another look.
Read the entire story here.