Media Attacks on Bristol Palin

Since last Friday, there have been rumors circulating around the leftard blogosphere, and in particular at the Daily POS (which is living up to its name), about Sarah Palin and her youngest child Trig. The Kossack rumor mill has been attacking the Alaskan Governor’s daughter in their questioning of the validity of the birth of Palin’s 5th child. The rumor mongers over at the POS have been claiming “proof” that Palin didn’t give birth to Trig, rather that Bristol, the Palin’s 17 year old daughter, had. And to protect Bristol, Gov. Palin claimed that the child was hers.

Now their “proof” is a picture of the Palin family where Bristol looks as if she may have a “baby bump” when in actuality the picture is from 2006. If that picture is proof that Bristol was preggers with Trig, then that was the longest pregnancy known to man.

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Time for some facts campers…

Trig has Downs Syndrome (Trisomy 21) which has been known to occur at a higher rate when the mothers are over the age of 40. Gov. Palin is 44. So that jives.

Today Gov. Palin announced that Bristol is 5 months pregnant. If this is true, and there is no reason why they would lie about this tidbit of information, then Bristol became pregnant a month BEFORE Trig was born. Can we say – rumor quashed!

With today’s announcement, the big question has been did McCain know about Bristol’s pregnancy before choosing Palin? That question has too been answered.

Senior McCain campaign officials said McCain knew of the daughter’s pregnancy when he selected Palin last week as his vice presidential running mate, deciding that it did not disqualify the 44-year-old governor in any way.

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“The despicable rumors that have been spread by liberal blogs, some even with Barack Obama’s name in them, is a real anchor around the Democratic ticket, pulling them down in the mud in a way that certainly juxtaposes themselves against their ‘campaign of change,’” a senior aide said. SOURCE

In other words, the left has nothing to go after Gov. Palin about, therefore have nothing to go after McCain about, so they have to make up vicious rumors attacking an innocent 17 year old girl and drag her into the political mud because it gives them their jollies. The Clintons demanded that the media leave Chelsea alone and they did. Even after they paraded her out on stage to make speeches about her mother – the press wasn’t permitted to ask her questions. I think it only right that the same courtesy be afforded to Bristol Palin.

That said, what of today’s announcement?

Bristol’s decision to have and keep her baby is the admirable thing to do. Making a decision in line with her family’s stance of life would be expected. The only choice one has at this point is whether to keep the child or offer it up for adoption by another family. Bristol chose to keep her baby. It is one that she must have come to after a long conversation with her mother and father. Her decision to marry the baby’s father says a lot about him as well. He isn’t shirking his responsibilities in a day when men seem to think that it is acceptable to spread their seed throughout the world without consequence.

So now can we put this tabloid trash behind us and focus on what is important to this nation? Bristol’s pregnancy is a fact of life that is faced by millions of Americans each year. Dealt with.

UPDATE 9/1/08 1617 EDT:

From the Politico –

“I have said before and I will repeat again: People’s families are off limits,” Obama said. “And people’s children are especially off-limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin’s performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories. You know my mother had me when she was 18 and how a family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn’t be a topic of our politics.”

On charges that his campaign has stoked the story via liberal blogs:

“I am offended by that statement. There is no evidence at all that any of this involved us,” he said. “Our people were not involved in any way in this, and they will not be. And if I thought there was somebody in my campaign who was involved in something like that, they would be fired.”

It’s about freakin’ time the Obamassiah chimed in.


Palin is a Racist says Alaskans

“So Sambo beat the bitch!”

This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

According to Lucille, the waitress serving her table at the time and who asked that her last name not be used, Gov. Palin was eating lunch with five or six people when the subject of the Democrat’s primary battle came up. The governor, seemingly not caring that people at nearby tables would likely hear her, uttered the slur and then laughed loudly as her meal mates joined in appreciatively.

“It was kind of disgusting,” Lucille, who is part Aboriginal, said in a phone interview after admitting that she is frightened of being discovered telling folks in the “lower 48” about life near the North Pole.

Then, almost with a sigh, she added, “But that’s just Alaska.”

Racial and ethnic slurs may be “just Alaska” and, clearly, they are common, everyday chatter for Palin.

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Besides insulting Obama with a Step-N’-Fetch-It, “darkie musical” swipe, people who know her say she refers regularly to Alaska’s Aboriginal people as “Arctic Arabs” – how efficient, lumping two apparently undesirable groups into one ugly description – as well as the more colourful “mukluks” along with the totally unimaginative “f**king Eskimo’s,” according to a number of Alaskans and Wasillians interviewed for this article.

But being openly racist is only the tip of the Palin iceberg. According to Alaskans interviewed for this article, she is also vindictive and mean. We’re talking Rove mean and Nixon vindictive.

No wonder the vast sea of white, cheering faces at the Republican Convention went wild for Sarah: They adore the type, it’s in their genetic code. So much for McCain’s pledge of a “high road” campaign; Palin is incapable of being part of one.

Tough Getting People Who Know Her to Talk
It’s not easy getting people in the 49th state to speak critically about Palin – especially people in Wasilla, where she was mayor. For one thing, with every journalist in the world calling, phone lines into Alaska have been mostly jammed since Friday; as often as not, a recording told me that “all circuits are busy” or numbers just wouldn’t ring. I should think a state that’s been made richer than God by oil could afford telephone lines and cell towers for everyone.

On a more practical level, many people in Alaska, and particularly Wasilla, are reluctant to speak or be quoted by name because they’re afraid of her as well as the state Republican Party machine. Apparently, the power elite are as mean as the winters.

“The GOP is kind of like organized crime up here,” an insurance agent in Anchorage who knows the Palin family, explained. “It’s corrupt and arrogant. They’re all rich because they do private sweetheart deals with the oil companies, and they can destroy anyone. And they will, if they have to.”

“Once Palin became mayor,” he continued, “She became part of that inner circle.”

Like most other people interviewed, he didn’t want his name used out of fear of retribution. Maybe it’s the long winter nights where you don’t see the sun for months that makes people feel as if they’re under constant danger from “the authorities.” As I interviewed residents it began sounding as if living in Alaska controlled by the state Republican Party is like living in the old Soviet Union: See nothing that’s happening, say nothing offensive, and the political commissars leave you alone. But speak out and you get disappeared into a gulag north of the Arctic Circle for who-knows-how-long.

Alright, that’s an exaggeration brought on by my getting too little sleep and building too much anger as I worked this article. But there’s ample evidence of Palin’s vindictive willingness to destroy people she sees as opponents. Just ask the Wasilla town administrator she hired before firing him because he rebelled against the way Palin demanded he do his job, or the town librarian who refused to hold the book burning Walpurgisnach Mayor Palin demanded.

Ironically, Palin was pushed into hiring the administrator by the party poobahs who helped get her elected after she got herself into trouble over a number of precipitous firings which gave rise to a recall campaign.

“People who fought her attempt to oust the librarian are on her enemies list to this day,” states Anne Kilkenny, a Wasilla resident and one of the few Alaskans willing to speak on-the-record, for attribution, about Palin. In fact, Kilkenny actually circulated an e-mail letter about Palin that was verified and printed by The Nation.

For good measure, Palin booted the Wasilla police chief from office because, she told a local newspaper, he “intimidated” her.