There was THAT worth the wait?
Shailey was kind enough to give me this first interview after she walked away from her deal with the National Enquirer, and I am very grateful. However do not think that this is the last you will hear from Shailey. In fact, now that the Enquirer's gag order has been lifted, she is free to tell her story to as many media outlets as she sees fit. (And those media outlets can contact Shailey directly by visiting her new blog.)
And oh, what a story it is.
I admit that I was a little skeptical at first and asked for some evidence to confirm her relationship with Todd and to help provide a timeline for the events that she has laid out. That evidence was provided, and there is very little doubt that Shailey can back up everything that she has said here, and will soon say in future interviews.
There is clearly a lot of amazing information contained in this interview. Not the least of which is that Todd Palin was having a sexual relationship with this young woman, as previously reported by the National Enquirer. However I have decided to focus on a particular part of the interview, Sarah Palin's massage.
The reason that I chose to focus on this massage of Sarah Palin, while she was at least six or seven months pregnant, is because I felt that other media outlets would be hesitant to report on the babygate story. And also because much of the other information has to be handled a little more delicately and with lawyers going over all of it before it gets posted. (I just hate to wait for lawyers.)
But just take a moment to absorb what Shailey has just shared with all of us:
- According to Shailey, Sarah Palin NEVER once told any of the people at All About You Spa that she was pregnant, even though she remained a client almost up to the moment that she "gave birth."
- Sarah did not confess to Shailey that she was "with child." even though she was asked specifically. (Nor did she tell ANY of the people who gave her a massage since NOT ONE of them knew until after her announcement.)
- Sarah did not appear pregnant by looking at her in an unclothed state.
- Even though she was given a thorough massage by an experienced, and licensed, masseuse (Who also had substantial experience with prenatal massage) nothing about Sarah's body gave any indication that she was pregnant. (And don't forget, she would have been between SIX TO SEVEN MONTHS PREGNANT at this time. )
- Sarah had procedures during her "pregnancy" that could have been harmful to a fetus and did not once say anything to alert the employees to that possibility.
Now at this point you may ask the obvious question, "Why did the Governor allow somebody to see her in an unclothed state when she was about to fake a pregnancy?"
Good question, and not one that we can answer with any confidence, though as we have seen these last two and half years Sarah Palin does a LOT of things that seem poorly thought out or even completely hare-brained.
However many of us who have followed this twisted tale since the beginning have long believed that Sarah concocted this whole pregnancy thing at the very last minute (Don't forget she announced her pregnancy the day AFTER John McCain was chosen as the Republican candidate.). Which helps to explain why she did not have padding in place in the beginning, why she looks like she was wearing a sofa cushion at one time, and why she carelessly padded herself up to twice her size in two weeks time.
I will definitely have more interviews with Shailey in the future, but I may have to wait in line for those as I do believe that there will be a mad rush of media interested in hearing her story.
Which, in my opinion, is a good thing.
Update: Here is a link to the YouTube video for those who cannot get it to play. And here are the procedures that I listed in an earlier post of the other services offered by All About You Spa:
All About You offers a number of services, such as Botox injections, Sclerotherapy for varicose veins, Pulsed Light Therapy for acne and spider veins, Skin Regeneration, and Anti-Cellulite Treatment, to name but a few.
As you can see, many of these would be problematic if a woman were with child when she received them. I don't believe that Shailey is allowed to talk about exactly which ones Sarah Palin had done however.
Update 2: Yes a transcript is being written. I hope to put it up in a separate post later on today.
Update 3: For those asking about HIPAA. Shailey was working on a contract basis and was NOT an on site employee of All About You Spa. She was also providing a non-medical service, therefore it was not covered by the non-disclosure guidelines outlined in HIPAA.
However any medical procedure that Sarah received from the Nurse Practitioner are covered by those guidelines which is why Shailey is not willing to discuss them at this time.
I also doubt very seriously that Todd's sexual encounters with Shailey, which also took place in one of the rooms at AAYS, are covered by HIPAA either. Which means she is more than free to discuss those as well.