In this despicable post, the anonymous Kos diarist ArcXIX asserts that Sarah Palin’s son Trig is actually Palin’s grandson, the bastard child of Palin’s eldest daughter, Bristol. If true, it would appear to mean that Palin’s doctor, Cathy Baldwin Johnson, or other medical officials at the hospital lied about the birth on official records. The story could easily be verified, one supposes, by calling the hospital as well as to whom checked in. And if course would there not be some nurse, orderly, or clerk eager to come forward for the millions that might be available? We also have to assume that every Alaska reporter eager for a Pulitzer just missed this one for the last 5 months.
But let’s leave all that aside and look at this: ArcXIX gives us as evidence two photos, about which he declares without caveat, “Bristol is pregnant in these pictures.”
So when was this allegedly incriminating photo taken: Read the caption from the source, the Anchorage Daily News – it was taken in 2006! It took me all of 10 minutes to track this photo down at its source – and I did that because my local paper carried the photo, and noted that it was from 2006. So this scandal is worse than it first appears, I guess – it appears that Bristol has had not one, but two illegitimate children, one in 2006 or 2007 (or will ArcXIX figure this one was aborted) plus Trig in 2008.
Of course, there is another explanation, which is that Kossites such as ArcXIX are a bit scummy, and too lazy to even check things out before smearing not merely a prominent politician but that person’s daughter. Despicable.