So it all started with an e-mail I received from a friend asking about a rumor that little Trig was not Sarah's baby. I received this on August 29th, the very day that Sarah was snagged for John McCain's VP.
My first actual post on the story occurred on August 30th, and linked to one of the first sites dedicated to the pregnancy story.
On that same day we learned that Sarah's Wikipedia page had been scrubbed. And the Daily Kos weighed in with their very confrontational declaration that baby Trig was definitely not Sarah's baby. (Don't bother clicking the link to Daily Kos because the story was removed.)
On August 31st I found a video of Sarah Palin pregnant with one of her other children (Sorry the link I provided for this story is now broken. In short it showed Sarah Palin working for news station KTVA while pregnant. And even though she was seated, it was VERY clear that she was pregnant, even from the neck up). On this day I also posted the Sarah Palin Pregnancy Decision Map. And the ADN published an article that was supposed to put the controversy to rest in which Palin Spokesperson Bill McAllister admitted being told about the rumor that Bristol was pregnant by Sarah Palin herself, BEFORE she announced that SHE was pregnant.
And then it was September, and things REALLY started to heat up! (I will continue updating this post as the day progresses.)
Update: So September 1st arrived and after the McCain campaign callously threw Bristol under the bus to put to rest the pregnancy rumors, I discovered what appeared to be the Smoking Gun. Which contained some pictures from Mercedes Johnston's MySpace page. Which later of course was shut down (Like every other Internet site that had potentially damaging photographic proof that Palin was not Trig's mother.)
To be honest I thought the controversy was over. I did not believe that ANYBODY could look at those pictures and not know for certain that Trig was somebody elses child.
I was wrong.
September 2nd provided another photo of a too slim to be pregnant Sarah Palin and the news that possible baby daddy Levi Johnston was hitting the campaign trail! That must have been an uncomfortable bus ride!
On September 5th we saw the picture of Levi Johnston tenderly placing a kiss on little Trig's head. (The picture on my post is dead but you can still see the picture here.) Also on this day I posted "Vanity Fair's Authoritative Trig Palin Conspiracy Timeline".
On September 7 I did a round up of other blogs working this story as well.
On September 9 one of my teacher friends dropped a bomb which just confused me further. And on "Real Time" Bill Maher expressed skepticism concerning the official story as well.
September 10 was the first day I called for the release of Sarah Palin's medical records. And the first day I linked to blogger Andrew Sullivan and his take on this fascinating question. On this day it also looked like the national Enquirer was going to get the goods as well, but they seemed to not realize what they had.
September 12 had the Canadian Broadcasting Company talking about the inconsistencies in the Trig Palin birth story.
On September 21st I found a website by a woman who asked a very reasonable question about Sarah Palin's pregnancy.
September 23 brought us a new website that put all of the evidence together for the Internet surfer with limited time on their hands.
On September 24 I became aware of "Palins Deceptions" for the first time, which is the site making all of the noise on the web today.
And then it was already October.
The first post of October was on the sixth which linked to yet another website devoted to the pregnancy question.
On October 20th I posted about Sarah's then still unreleased medical records, and Andrew Sullivan reopened the can of worms again as well.
October 30th Cajunboy got everybody's hopes up with a the story that ADN had an article about "Babygate" that it was going to publish. Guess how that turned out?
And then it was November, the month of the election, and we still had not put this controversy to rest.
I will continue to update this throughout the day, and will keep moving it to the top each time that I do. There are many, many posts so forgive me if this actually takes a few days to complete.
Stay tuned for more.