Dear Main Stream Media: We bloggers love the truth. So could you please figure this out (since you don’t trust us): Is Sarah Palin Trig’s mother, or is she Trig’s grandmother? Because if there’s one thing a grrl doesn’t like, it’s being told a lie.
This photo is from a MySpace page that is now set to private (courtesy of Cajun Boy and via suchandrika, author of To Strive, To Seek, To Find):
The original caption on MySpace read: “Mommy Inlaw Trig and Myself” and was on the page of Mercede (aka: Sadie), Levi Johnston’s sister (Levi is reportedly the father of Bristol Palin’s baby). You can see photos from the MySpace page, preserved as a Google doc, here.
The caption on this photo reads: “My self and my new baby brother, TriggyBear:) Most adorable little man ever.” If this is Bristol and Levi’s baby, it kind of makes sense that Sadie would refer to him as “baby brother” even though she is technically his aunt. If Trig is Sarah Palin’s baby, it makes no sense at all.
UPDATE 3 September: Yes, if Trig is Sarah Palin’s baby, then Trig is Sadie’s brother-in-law-to-be. But it seems much more likely that Sadie would post pictures of her own brother’s offspring on her MySpace page, rather than the offspring of the parents of her sister-in-law-to-be (Bristol). If Trig is Levi’s kid, the relationship between Sadie and Trig is much closer (blood relatives, in fact). Which makes more sense: My brother’s baby is like my baby brother — Or the son of my mother-in-law-to-be is like my baby brother? Try to think like a teenager as you answer this question.
suchandrika’s post: Archive of Sarah, Bristol, Trig Palin myspace pictures – “The four most important pictures with captions.”
suchandrika’s other post: Sarah Palin and Bristol and Trig on MySpace – Wow.
I know they are telling us that Bristol is five months pregnant. That’s what they’re telling us. It doesn’t mean it is true. There are lots of really strange things about this whole deal.
But it’s the preposterousness of Palin’s birth story that I can’t wrap my head around. She starts leaking amniotic fluid (a clear sign that labor is about to begin). She flies from Texas back to Alaska, which is considered risky during the latter weeks of pregnancy, and seems especially suspect since she had a high-risk pregnancy. It’s too hard to believe she would not deliver in the hospital in Anchorage (the one with the NICU) and go to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center instead (references to Trig have been removed from the Mat-Su site). And during this time, Bristol is out of school with mono. Here’s the Anchorage Daily News article that raises red flags for me, and here’s a quote:
Still, a Sacramento, Calif., obstetrician who is active in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, said when a pregnant woman’s water breaks, she should go right to the hospital because of the risk of infection. That’s true even if the amniotic fluid simply leaks out, said Dr. Laurie Gregg.
“To us, leaking and broken, we are talking the same thing. We are talking doctor-speak,” Gregg said.
Some airlines have policies against pregnant women onboard during the last four weeks of pregnancy, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against flying after 36 weeks.
This was going to be Palin’s last flight anyway, her doctor said.
Alaska Airlines has no such rule and leaves the decision to the woman and her doctor, said spokeswoman Caroline Boren. Palin was very pleasant to the gate agents and flight attendants, as always, Boren said.
“The stage of her pregnancy was not apparent by observation. She did not show any signs of distress,” Boren said.
Palin never got big with this pregnancy. She said she didn’t try to hide it but didn’t feel a need to alert the airline, either.
Comments From Left Field: Who is the mother of Trig Paxson Van Palin?
plezWorld: Gov. Sarah Palin: Grandmother at 44? (lots of links on this one)
Black Men for McCain: If Sarah Palin Lied, We Must Revolt
Steve Kroll: Sarah Palin Grandmother?
Blue Bloggin: Trig Palin, Who’s Yo’ Mama, Sarah or Bristol?
The Sirens Chronicles: Some interesting and unusual things about Sarah Palin, Trig Palin and Bristol Palin (super snarky alert)
There’s a whole lot out there folks. If you’re not already on overload, check out this post on mudflats, along with the many comments.
UPDATE: This article from the Washington Post quotes Palin’s biographer: ” …’Someone who was in a meeting with her recently said she was discreetly nursing Trig,’ said Palin’s biographer Kaylene Johnson.”
Despite the fact that this post looks like I’m completely convinced there’s a cover-up, I still would like some hard evidence one way or the other. Can we just give the kid a DNA test?
Why isn’t proud Papa Palin holding his son Trig? Why was that job given to Bristol?