Friday, May 14, 2010
Sarah Palin lies to anti-abortion group about Trig's birth. Once again this is why getting to the truth is so important.
So here we have Sarah Palin in front of a crowd that could not be more receptive to her brand of pro-life talking points, and she demonstrates no hesitancy to trot out the mythology of Trig's birth.
If you pay attention around the 28:58 mark you will notice that Sarah accidentally tells the truth referring to her pregnancy as lasting only weeks, before quickly correcting herself. It becoming clearer and clearer to me that Sarah may have made her decision to fake her pregnancy at the very last minute, so the entire conception and "pregnancy" may have only encompassed six or seven weeks in her consciousness.
As I have said repeatedly Trig Palin is the secret to Sarah Palin's mystical image as the Madonna of Right Wing politics, and when that lie is revealed she will be finished. However if this were an easy task it would have been done a long time ago.
I know many people are still disappointed that the Johnston's were not able to provide the smoking gun that proved Sarah did not give birth to Trig, however the information they provided does allow us to focus on what we know, and what we think we know, with fresh eyes. The only way to get to the truth of the matter is to take in new facts and eyewitness accounts with an open mind. If we think about this logically we are far less likely to get stuck on our preferred theories and more likely to quickly adapt to new information as it presents itself.
If you remember, that was one of the things that caused a lot of friction over at Palin Deceptions. People started to choose sides and argue vehemently against other points of view until it became very difficult to have a civil conversation or exchange of ideas.
Let's remember that we are all searching for the truth. If we have already determined what the truth looks like how will we recognize it if it turns up wearing a different face?