Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Can we finally put this stupid rumor to rest.

One of the silliest rumors to spread around the blog, mainly from the crazies on the Left (as opposed to the crazies on the Right-- Go Ron Paul.) has the story that Sarah Palin didn't really give birth to her son, Trig.

The theory was that Palin faked her pregnancy to cover up for her daughter who was allegedly the real mother. The evidence for this nonsense was a convincing as the loony theory about Obama not really being born in the United States. Two arguments were used. One was that no photo of Palin looking pregnant could be found -- but then people pushing a wacky theory tend not to look for evidence that proves them wrong. I've seen photos of Palin where she looked pregnant to me.

The second "proof" was that after the nutters started spreading the story Palin didn't come forward with a birth certificate to prove them wrong. Sorry, but that proves NOTHING. It is not incumbent on her to prove lunatics wrong but for the lunatics to prove their case. And they gave nothing close to evidence to prove it.

But this last weekend we got some nice proof. Remember that Palin's daughter, Bristol, was pregnant. She just gave birth to a healthy, 7 lb son. Seven lbs. is clearly not premature. Pregnancy is a nine month affair. Bristol's son was just born, and that was only eight months after Trig Palin was born. It would be highly unusual for a woman to give birth even nine moths after her previous birth but giving birth eight months later just isn't in the cards.

Bristol Palin gave birth to her son eight months after her mother gave birth to her brother. That really ought to shut up the crazed conspiracists who find a plot under every bush. But, if past experience is any indication, the conspiratorially minded will find some bizarre explanation to prove that they are still right with their unfounded accusations. One reason I try not to debate with people with this mind-set is that they are simply NOT open to reasoned debate.

By the way, Bristol Palin is a born-again fundamentalist and living proof that the abstinence education program of the religious Right is relatively worthless. Picture is of Palin and the father of her child, Levi Johnston.

In addition, it should be noted that the infant's other grandmother, Sherry Johnston, was just arrested in a drug sting. She supposedly offered the pain killer OxyContin to undercover drug warriors. I despise a government that won't allow people to medicate their pain in the name of protecting them from "drug abuse". At least I can give the Palin extended family for giving us examples of why we need to end the government war on sex and the government war on drugs.