Palin again trots out the old chestnut that the reason she hid her pregnancy was because of the "old sourdoughs" in Alaska judging their first female Governor harshly for getting knocked up on the job. (By the way she sometimes refers to these potential male naysayers as "Neanderthals", something I am sure the men of Alaska find fairly insulting.)
Immediately afterward is her first reference to God. She makes ten of them altogether in this less than five minute clip. There are also a few scattered references to the "Lord", "Him", and "He" in the place of God as well. In Palin's view of the world EVERY SINGLE thing that happens is directly controlled by God, and neither science nor mankind are given credit for ANY of the advances made in our society. It is as if she sees all of mankind as nothing more than marionettes' whose every string is controlled by forces outside of their control.
I wonder if that philosophy is what allows her to lie with such impunity, since she has convinced herself that God is putting those words into her mouth and therefore they cannot be considered lies.
I say that because almost immediately Palin does indeed begin to make statements that are absolutely false. She claims that she had an ultrasound when in fact she never had one for Trig, because she was never pregnant with him. After making that statement she then adds tons of detail about the doctor noticing a thicker neck (In her book this was attributed to the technician who performed the ultrasound, not the doctor), and that she magically remembered that such a thing might indicate Trig was going to be born with Down's syndrome.
I have dealt with numerous liars in my life, and a clear indication that somebody is bullshitting you is that they add tons of unnecessary minutia to make their story sound more credible. Of coures the built in consequence to such a practice is that it makes it very hard to keep all of the details straight. Which would account for the fact that Sarah's Trig stories are NEVER exactly the same.
Then later Palin uses this story for what it seems to have been invented to do, and that is to PROVE her dedication to the Pro-Life movement beyond a shadow of any reasonable doubt. How could ANYBODY not believe that Sarah Palin lives and breathes the Pro-Life philosophy after, at 44 years of age, she gave birth to a child with a difficulty that would have convinced many other less dedicated women to terminate their pregnancy? (Don't forget that Sarah announced her pregnancy the day AFTER John McCain was chosen as the Republican nominee.)
Around the 4:00 mark Palin makes a remark which must make sense to people who live outside of Alaska and that is that she was able to conceal her pregnancy for seven months because it was winter time in Alaska and so she just kept adding layers. As if that, and the reluctance of her staff to point out that she was "chunking up", explains why NOBODY realized she was pregnant until after she told them.
Well let me explain to those of you in the "Lower 48" that in Alaska we do NOT wear our winter clothes inside of our buildings as a rule. Sure if we are going to stay for just a few minutes we might leave our coats on, but if we were in our office working we would strip off our heavy winter coats and be left wearing the same regular type of clothing that anybody else would wear. We DO have heated buildings you know.
So in other words Palin's staff would have seen her numerous times without all of her "layers" to hide any potential baby bump. And if you are still unconvinced that she is lying then take a look at this picture from right after she announced her pregnancy and judge for yourself.
(I changed the picture because it was pointed out that my previous choice was actually before Palin announced her pregnancy. This picture is from March 14, which is only eight days after Palin made her big announcement.)
So is her pregnancy hidden by "layers" of clothing in THIS picture? Do YOU see the "chunking up" she alludes to in her speech?
Like I said the entire speech is just chock full of fabrications from the fertile imagination of an extremely unhinged woman. And she continues to get away with it because the media that she arrogantly refers to as "Lamestream" has failed to do their jobs. Which I guess proves her point that they are indeed "lame."
I believe I have said this before but it bears repeating. I have heard from numerous sources, that even Sarah's own family was not aware of her "pregnancy" until after she announced it to the media. In fact according to three separate sources Bristol was no more in the loop about her mother's plans than anybody else, with the possible, but nor definite, exception of Todd.
So ask yourself, HOW does a woman hide her pregnancy for SEVEN months in a house full of young girls, who must see each other in various stages of undress constantly? Simply put, she could not! Why do YOU think she keeps little Piper Palin with her at all times?
So let me quickly go down the list and address what I imagine will be your follow up questions to this post.
- Is Trig Bristol's child? No, from everything I have heard and seen I don't believe that is the case.
- Where did he come from? I am not yet sure.
- Did Bristol have another child before Tripp? I believe she did, but I have not been able to pin down the dates.
- Are there people who know these answers absolutely? Yes, but only a very small handful and they are not talking to ANYBODY on the record right now.
- Will this story ever be told in a way that will make it impossible for the American people to ignore? I certainly hope so.
- Are any of the authors of upcoming Palin books going to address "babygate?" My official response is that I know NOTHING about what any of these books might contain.