Sarah, we hardly knew ye...we wish!
It seems like every time she opens her mouth of late, she's crabbing about the media.
Alex Koppelman at Salon.com, references an interview Palin gave Esquire in which, while whining about "media bias," she mentioned that "Bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie annoy me...."
But she's also annoyed at the Anchorage Daily News, accusing that paper of pandering to the pathetic pundits by re-airing the old "scandal" as to whether she's Trig's mother.
"I'll tell you, yesterday the Anchorage Daily News, they called again to ask -- double-, triple-, quadruple-check -- who is Trig's real mom. And I said, Come on, are you kidding me? We're gonna answer this? Do you not believe me or my doctor? And they said, No, it's been quite cryptic the way that my son's birth has been discussed. And I thought, Okay, more indication of continued problems in the world of journalism."
The problem with Palin's pathetic patter, is that, in spite of what she told Katie Couric, she evidently does not read "all" the newspapers; in fact, she evidently doesn't even read Alaskan newspapers, or doesn't read them very thoroughly, or the people who read them to her skip some parts.
She sent an angry e-mail to the Anchorage Daily News taking the paper to task for its reporting about her future son-in-law, Levi Johnston's high school "drop out" status, her association with his mother, Sherry Johnston, and the paper's recent attempt to put the birth story to rest.
The editor of the ADN very nicely eviscerated her in his responding e-mail on the first two items and then went on to explain that the paper had never reported on the rumors surrounding the birth of Trig. However, because the story has not gone away, the ADN decided to do a comprehensive report which the editor assumed would shut down the rumors once and for all.
Here's part of the e-mail from Pat Doughherty responding to Palin's concerns:
"I want to be very clear on this: I have from the beginning and do now consider the conspiracy theories about Trig's birth to be nutty nonsense. ...
"Because we have been amazed by the widespread and enduring quality of these rumors, I finally decided, after watching this go on unabated for months, to let a reporter try to do a story about the 'conspiracy theory that would not die' and, possibly, report the facts of Trig's birth thoroughly enough to kill the nonsense once and for all."
In other words, the ADN was trying to help Palin in this predicament. But she's too wrapped up in her own conspiracy theory about media bias to notice!
"...I don't believe she [the reporter, Lisa Demer] received any cooperation in her efforts from the parties who, in my judgment, stood to benefit most from the story, namely you and your family. ... Several weeks ago, when we considered the information Lisa had gathered, we decided we didn't have enough of a story to accomplish what we had hoped. ...
"Even the birth of your grandson may not dissuade the Trig conspiracy theorists from their beliefs. It strikes me that if there is never a clear, contemporaneous public record of what transpired with Trig's birth that may actually ensure that the conspiracy theory never dies. Time will tell."
Notice the paper received NO cooperation from Palin or her family or anyone else connected with the birth of Trig.
What the hell is the problem? Release the medical records of his birth. End of story. End of "scandal." End of conspiracy theory.
Unless (and herein may lie the real "scandal") there are other facts involved in this birth that Palin does not want, under any circumstances, to be made public. How else does one explain this stubborn recalcitrance to clear the air once and for all?
Pity not poor Palin. Most of whatever trouble finds her, she brings on herself.