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Sarah Palin’s ‘Birther’ Comments Lead To Questions Over Who Is Real Mother To Trig

December 5, 2009

While Sarah Palin brought up and defended the question over where President Obama was born, the fallout from Palin’s lapse of judgement about never producing Trig’s birth certificate has placed her own questionable affairs front and center for all to talk about.  Hmmmmm.   Andrew Sullivan has again made the matter a part of his writing, and for good reason.    No one can confirm who popped out Trig.  Sarah Palin may carry Trig around like a cabbage patch doll these days on the book tour, but many like Sullivan wonder if  she carried him for nearly nine months as a fetus.

Palin has never produced Trig’s birth certificate or a single piece of objective medical evidence that proves he is indeed her biological son. A child with Down Syndrome must have a pile of such records,  tests, assessments and ultrasounds that conclusively prove that he is Sarah’s biological son. It seems bizarre to me that neither the public nor the campaign (so far as I can glean) has ever been given one of them.

Her doctor, Catherine Baldwin Johnson, offered a two-page summary of Palin’s health just hours before polls opened on November 3, a bizarre approach to transparency. The summary omits certain details from Palin’s medical history (two miscarriages, one serious), and does not provide any actual documentary evidence of the pregnancy and birth. It was authored by a doctor who has refused to return any phone calls, even from the New York Times, since the moment Palin’s candidacy was announced. The hospital has three recorded births on the day Trig was born: the governor’s son, by wishes of the parents, was not included on the list. There were only a handful of photographs over eight months that showed Palin pregnant, none showed her as visibly pregnant as with her previous children, and at seven months, her entire staff and all of Alaska’s political class disbelieved her.

  1. Ferrell Gummitt permalink
    December 9, 2009 11:03 AM

    Does this make people whom support this crazy theory a “Trigger”?

  2. December 5, 2009 6:16 PM

    That brought a hearty laugh from everyone here! Perfect!! And thanks.

  3. Lori permalink
    December 5, 2009 6:13 PM


  4. December 5, 2009 1:08 PM

    “Cabbage Patch doll” is right. That kid is being used as a stage prop at her book signings, just like he was during the campaign.

    Palin has said she briefly considered having an abortion when she found out she was pregnant with Trig, but her choice was not to—with the operative word being “choice”, the very thing she wants to deny other women.

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