PALIN PREGNANCY PROVED
The above photo was used to spread the lie VP candidate Sarah Palin was “not pregnant” ; and had adopted a ruse cover up the pregnancy of her 16 year old daughter. This was published in the Daily Kos – which,to be tactful, is not fond of Republicans,and not overly careful about fact-checking.
To make matters worse, some enterprising poster at Democratic Free Underground decided to embellish upon this patent slander by insinuating the 16 year old daughter was a victim of incest.
This seems like a good time to point out the baby in question suffers from Downs syndrome .
Since a photo – which some might find ambiguous because of the angle from which it was taken,and the outfit Gov. Palin was wearing - was used to launch the lie , it might be useful to look at another photo - taken the same day – which more clearly shows her pregnancy.
Still not convinced ?
Okay, how about a mention of her pregnancy in the Alaska newspapers ?
Megan Larson, one of the letter writers in this March 8, 2008 issue says:
50 March 8, 2008 - 11:34pm | MeganLarson
Reading through the posts here, I have been shocked and saddened. Many of you are usually tough on Sarah to the point of abuse, but the comments that remain in this thread and obviously the ones that were deleted are so degrading and inappropriate because people are referring negatively to her pregnancy and unborn child.
Many have said they are mad that Todd and Sarah decided to have another baby. Would you be mad if Todd were the governor and he announced his wife was pregnant? I doubt it. Besides, people don't always plan to have babies. . . sometimes, despite precautions taken, babies are created.
I completely understand why Sarah waited as long as she could to tell us. This is an issue a lot of working women go through. For a man it's no big deal but for a woman all of a sudden her competency and loyalty to the job are questioned.
I'm sure she has a huge support group who can help with the baby, and they have these things called breast pumps that she can use to express milk when she can't be there to feed her child in person.
I waited a while before I told my bosses I am pregnant. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops because my husband and I are over the moon with joy but these issues that are addressed here kept me mum for a while. I'm fortunate because everyone's been really supportive but I certainly felt like I had to explain myself. I felt very judged by some when I said I would be back to work after our baby is born. I didn't HAVE to explain to people that my husband works from home and will be a stay-at-home dad, but over and over I found myself divulging this information right after sharing how I would be back to work. Then I get the funny looks and jokes regarding our decision to "role reverse", as it were.
Governor Palin, congratulations. When I met you in January at a teacher event, I was really struck by your honest interest in the people who wanted to meet you and take pictures with you. I've waited in line to meet celebrities in the past and usually they act like they're interested in what you're saying but really you can tell they're saying, "hurry up and go so I can get out of here." But as I stood in line I heard you asking questions and making personal connections and laughing and sharing stories. I could really see that you genuinely cared about the people there. You were willing to stay as long as it took to meet and greet everyone who waited to see you. It was really awesome.
I understand why you waited to tell us and I think that it's great you're going to have a new baby. Don't take to heart the hurtful things people say . . . although I know you wouldn't, anyway. And best of luck in your labor and delivery!
Even the most obtuse will notice this pre-dated Gov. Palin's selection as a candidate by a good 5 months , but I'm sure somebody will claim it was a fake – so here's one more . It not only confirms the pregnancy,but tells folks something interesting about what kind of Governor she is !
( I still consider myself neutral in this coming election , but think this sort of vicious slander needs to be confronted head on.)
Footnote: The "evolved" seem determined not to back down from their campaign of innuendo and outright slander. Perhaps this story will convince them ?
(Sigh ! Probably not....)