|See? I was too pregnant!|
However as I have played by the rules, and respected the authors right to control their intellectual property, others have not demonstrated such restraint. Which has led to some unfortunate assertions having been made without an appropriate challenge.
There are a few to choose from but the one that I want to focus on with this post is the assertion that Bailey's book "Quashes gossip about Trig Palin's birth,"
Shushannah Walshe writer for the Daily Beast, and occasional Palin kool-aid drinker, wrote the following:
Although most of the tell-all is incredibly scathing, Bailey—who was not only an administrative staffer but also booked personal travel for the Palin family and worked around the clock to please his boss—aims to put the gossip about Bristol Palin giving birth to Sarah's fifth child, Trig, to an end. He writes that he visited Sarah Palin at the hospital just hours after Trig was born and spotted Bristol sitting in the waiting room. There is absolutely no way Bristol had just given birth, he says.
While factually accurate, the statement fails to mention how conflicted Bailey was by what Sarah Palin was saying officially, and what his own eyes were telling him.
Now I am not going to cut and paste to make my point, or quote directly from the manuscript, but since this assertion is out there let me give you a little more information about what IS in the manuscript, and what is NOT in the manuscript.
When Bailey learns of this "pregnancy," it is only ONE DAY before Palin announces it to the world. And as we have heard numerous times before, from numerous sources, according to Bailey NOBODY knew she was with child. Nobody.
Even the closest members of her inner circle express absolute shock at the news, and gossip to each other that she is not showing AT ALL. Now once again this is not news to those of us who have followed this story closely but it does reaffirm the impossibility of this pregnancy. (In fact there is a conversation that Bailey had with Sarah back in 2006 which should give pause to anybody who believes that Sarah gave birth to Trig.)
|Sarah Palin on March 14, 2008|
Now let's talk about what is NOT in Bailey's manuscript.
Nowhere does Bailey talk about Sarah suffering with morning sickness, a constant need to pee, or any of the discomfort that ANYBODY who has been pregnant, or worked with pregnant women (like I have), know all to well is a constant part of the "beauty of childbirth."
Also missing is any reference to any of the staff "feeling the baby kick," or talk about a pregnant Sarah struggling to get into a car, or out of an airplane, or into a chair. Now perhaps Frank is a little dull on these points, though he does have children of his own, but these little descriptions would do much to support his personal belief that Palin gave birth to her fifth child. Yet they are not there, why?
Well in my opinion they are not there because Frank never saw any of that. None.
Now let's address some of the other leaks from the book and how they support the seemingly absurd idea that the sitting Governor of Alaska would fake a pregnancy.
And once again let me apologize to the authors, but this information is now out in the blogosphere and really must be taken into consideration to truly understand this topic.
As revealed, once again by Shushannah Walshe, Sarah Palin had her staff write glowing letters about her job performance and policy decisions, and then convince supporters to let them sign their names to them.
Now roll that around in your mind a little. When Palin, and her staff, did this they knew full well that the people whose names appeared on the letters could easily reveal the truth about them, yet they did not seem to be worried in the least that it would backfire on them. And up until now it hasn't.
Okay you say, that is kind of unethical and deceptive, but it does not rise to the level of actually faking a pregnancy while holding public office. And to that I say you are absolutely right.
Take a moment to ask yourself this, "What is the most defining Sarah Palin trademark?" In other words what do you immediately visualize when you think of this famous icon? Did you say her glasses? I bet you did.
One of the “friends” on the dearly departed “Lou Sarah” Facebook account, Kermit Ketchum, is mentioned multiple times in former Palin advisor Frank Bailey’s leaked book. Who is Kermit Ketchum? According to Bailey, he’s an elderly man and longtime friend of the family. Bailey’s manuscript describes Ketchum as the one who saw a (presumably doctored) pornographic photo of Palin sent by email to the campaign. Later, Ketchum allegedly repeats gossip from Sarah’s mother saying that Sarah had Lasik surgery and just wears glasses for show. They’re not a prescription — they’re there to make her look smart.
Okay now, did that send you reeling?
Just think about what kind of a person wears glasses, virtually all of the time, JUST to appear more intelligent even though she does not need them. In other words, she wears them for the sole purpose of creating an illusion.
Does THAT seem like a person who might consider faking a pregnancy, JUST to create an illusion?
Remember she only had to wear that fake stomach for a couple of weeks, but she has worn those damn glasses for much of her life. (At least in public.)
Now at this point you have to be asking "How?" As in "how" does anybody mange to keep all of this quiet. "How" does anybody sleep at night knowing that somebody might spill the beans at any minute? "How" does a person become such a chronic liar that all of these deceptions seem reasonable to them?
You know there was a time when Audrey, from Palin's Deceptions, and I would have long talks in an attempt to understand what would have compelled Palin to fake her own pregnancy. And every once in a while Audrey would stop and say "But Jesse, that is just crazy! Nobody would ever do something like that!"
And I would respond with, "We are not talking about a regular person. We are talking about Sarah Palin. And considering what we KNOW for sure about her, is there really ANYTHING that we could disregard as being too crazy?"
And after learning this new information from the Bailey manuscript, do any of YOU believe there is anything too crazy when it comes to Sarah "fake glasses, fake letters to the editor, fake baby bump" Palin?
So are you all caught up to where I am now?
Good, because we are about to take a trip a little further into the Palin rabbit hole.
Now you all know that I hear rumors. (Lord how I hear rumors!) And sometimes those rumors pan out, sometimes they don't, and sometimes they are just too crazy to even consider.
At least at first.
Now about a year or so ago, I heard a rumor that fit into that last category. It was a doozy, but I realized that even if true, there was just NO way I would ever be able to prove it. No way! (I even had a person who swore that it was true in an e-mail, but back then I considered it a waste of time to pursue it.)
However, just recently this rumor has reemerged. And with the information that has leaked out about Bailey's book, I am much less apt to consider that this particular rumor is false, because it fits in well with the established pattern of Sarah Palin's bizarre behaviors.
Some of you have already read the back and forth discussion in the comments section. But for the rest of you here it is in its unedited form.
FYI -- I read this 'comment' a couple days ago:
"Whoever gave birth to Trig, it couldn't be Sarah. Remember, she had said that she 'not only had her tubes just tied, she had them cut, and the ends burned - or some such measure to make SURE she wasn't going to be having more babies.
"Didn't she have it done during the delivery of piper??
"All of us who have kids that went to school with Sarah's kids know to be absolute factual gospel truth: Sarah Palin had a tubal ligation after her last baby (Piper) was born.
"She then took several days off work- more than she took when she "had" Trig. She bitched at Todd afterward saying HE should have gotten the snip since it was so much easier for men."
"Trig may actually have BEEN born at 7.5 months....but he wasn't born in April '08, and he sure as HELL did not issue forth from the tied, cut, and burned fallopian tubes of Sarah Louise Heath Palin."
10:17PM is right on the money.
My two were in the same school as two of Sarah's at the same time. She volunteered for revolving carpool and bailed every single time. She called one morning saying she'd be unable to drive her planned day the next morning because she'd had "a tubal". I remember her saying it in that whiny fake accent she used to elicit sympathy: "Well, I've had a two-bull". I just rolled my eyes and got someone to fill in.
Two weeks after that when her next shift came up, she called again and this time it had gone from "a two-bull" to "my surgery". "I'm sorry, I can't make it 'cause yaknow I had surgery recently..."
I remember some of the other moms and I joked that when her NEXT shift came up, she would be calling saying "I can't drive due to the recent double AMPUTATION of my tubes..."
As for why I won't go on the record...and I think the other people in my position feel the same way: basically, it's fear.
We have all seen someone become unemployable and/or pariah in their community because they "crossed" one of the Palins. Most of us still have one or more kids still in school or college, and we all know Sarah goes for the jugular...which for most of us, is our kids. I know it seems unlikely that Palin would still have power given that she quit, but trust me when I say the "long arm of Palin" is still reaching very far in Wasilla these days.
I do hope Sarah's insane fake pregnancy will be revealed in national media soon. But I have a hard time believing that my going on the record about her tubal will make a difference. She would instantly brand me a "wee wee'd up" librul who just wanted to spread an ugly rumor. She would play the victim and claim I was "attacking her special needs baby". (do you notice how she keeps calling three year old Trig a "baby"? It's to foster the "young mother with sweet babe in arms" image. She did the same thing with Piper, saying "my baby is sick" or "I have to go, my baby needs me" when Piper was four years old. She even let Piper have bottles and sippies well past the appropriate age, in pursuit of this "image")
Anyway, she would say I was lying just to try and make her look bad. She would sanctimoniously sneer "prove it! Put up or shut up!" knowing that only her medical records would prove what I was saying.
Most of us in the valley are scared for CBJ, as she knows EVERYTHING...and Sarah doesn't like loose ends. But if CBJ ever DID decide to pitch her license to the wind and tell the truth about Sarah, Trig, etc...Sarah will be done. Even the most hardcore, ironclad, koolaid-dipped bot will abandon her.
I am the person who posted about Sarah talking her "tubal" to death. There's one other detail I'd like to add: Sarah talked about breastfeeding and pumping ALL the time, but I don't think she nursed any of her kids for long, if at all. She bought giant tubs of Enfamil and I remember Piper smelling of that foul stinky formula (nutrammigan? I'm sure I spelled that wrong)
Anyway, my point is that Sarah has been trying to foster a certain image long before she hot the national stage. I really do think she has a mental disorder. I cannot adequately describe the way she used to go on and on and on about how breastfeeding was so rewarding, it was the most amazing job a woman could do, my nipples are sooo sore but it's worth it because I'm providing my child with the best...blah blah, etc etc. And she'd have a tub of formula RIGHT there in the diaper bag!
Not only that, she had the nerve to chastise other moms who formula fed. THAT is the Sarah we all know- "let me tell you what a bad mother you are for formula feeding while I sit here and give my baby a bottle of formula".
I remember once with Piper she actually said something like "I hope Pipe takes the bottle I pumped...she's been my pickiest about wanting her milk straight from the tap!"
Meanwhile, as she takes the bottle out, Piper goes after that thing like a grizzly after a gimpy salmon...LOL. She could hold it herself and everything.
Just another example of how it is vs. how Sarah SAYS it is. And the two shall never meet on common ground.
I am the person who posted about Sarah's tubal. (Gryph, you were saying you wanted ME to email you, or the person who quoted my post..?)
Ok I'd like to address a couple of points. For the person who asks how I sleep at night: how DARE you presume to know what it's like to be in this position. You have NO CLUE how far Sarah still reaches in the valley. Look how many of us are from Wasilla (based on Gryphen's logger counter thing) yet so few speak up about living here because everyone suddenly thinks we "hold the key" to finishing Sarah Palin.
But hear this, friends...and Gryph can back me on this..MANY of us HAVE reached out to journalists or authors about things we know...and they are not, repeat NOT interested.
Instead of questioning US on our ethics or devotion to America...try to think of the view from here: we've seen Gryphen's "two babies" post...and we all thought....WHEW. It'll be over now. The media simply can't ignore THAT..
And we see others who have tried to speak up about Sarah suddenly seem to have a LOT of "bad luck".
Gryphon knows for a fact that Sarah Palin is infertile via her own choosing- a tubal legation and burn. And that she has been that way for far longer than Trig has been a gleam in anyone's eye.
If GRYPHEN knows it and hasn't been able to get this bombshell news picked up by the right people...then why would I- a stay at home mom with NO media connections- risk my family's well being?
I'm just saying...think about us before judging us so harshly.
For those of you unaware of what the term "tubal ligation" means it is usually referred to as "getting your tubes tied" and it is a MUCH more reliable form of contraception than being 45 year old woman whose husband consistently sleeps on the downstairs sofa.
Now a couple of things t consider about these comments. They COULD all be from one person. They COULD all be a bunch of BS. They could even be a red herring thrown out there by a Palin-bot trying to get me off of the sent of a real scandal.
However read them again, and ask yourself if they seem legit. Because they kind of do to me.
So here we are at a potentially defining moment. After all of these years the true Sarah Palin is being revealed to a skeptical public by at least three major books, her supporters are fleeing like flaming rats from a sinking ship, and she is being openly mocked on network television.
She has never been this vulnerable, so the time for the proverbial fork is now.
Let me once again appeal to the women from Wasilla who spoke out so passionately in the comments section. Please contact me via my e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. As hard as I have worked this has never been a one man operation in the strictest sense. I have always relied on input form you, my visitors, and right now I am asking you to take the plunge and possibly someday be able to tell your children that you helped to remove a poisonous blot from the landscape of American politics.
Believe me your identities and locations will be protected. All I need is about two or three of you to tell your story. I will edit out anything which might reveal your identity to the Palin family, or supporters, and I will make sure that your information gets picked up by the national media. (Currently there is a lot of interest in finding out new bits of scandalous information concerning Sarah Palin, so there are a lot of perked up ears in the media.)
And while you are thinking it through, consider this; The whole country blames Alaskans for helping to unleash Sarah Palin on the world, and not doing anything to stop her while she bullies the American media into submission. How great would it feel if we Alaskans finally stood up and defeated this Frankenstein monster that we helped to create?
Like I said, I can't do it alone. But with your help we might be closer than ever to putting all of this in our rearview miror. Come on Wasilla! The world is counting on you!