Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Faking it?

I must admit, I am riveted by the Sarah Palin pregnancy scandal. No, not the part about her teenage daughter being pregnant. The part about her supposedly faking the pregnancy of her youngest son and actually being his grandmother.

Dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn. This is better than anything I read in US Weekly lately.

I don't usually get all political, but I got this via the Daily Kos and found it interesting.

March 6th – Sarah publicly announces she is seven months pregnant. Everyone, even close staff members were totally surprised, with no one speculating she was with child.

April 16th – When in Texas for the Republican Governor's Convention to give a keynote speech, she allegedly began to leak amniotic fluid, a full month before the due date. But she didn't rush to the hospital but just called her doc and went on to give her speech. "I was not going to miss that speech," she says.

After speaking you'd think she rush to a local Dallas hospital but instead she hopped on an Alaska Airlines plane for an eight-hour flight back home, with a stopover in Seattle. She didn't let the airline know that she was pregnant and in labor. Most airlines require to be notified if you are seven months or more pregnant. (although Alaska doesn't insist that passengers let them know). "Governor Palin was extremely pleasant to flight attendants and her stage of pregnancy was not apparent by observation as she didn't show any signs of distress," Airline rep Caroline Boren said."

She lands in Anchorage and instead of going to one of the most equipped facilities for premature births in the state, she drives 45 minutes to the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center outside Wasilla, the tiny town she was once mayor of. She "delivered" Trig one month prematurely and then returned to work three days later. "The doctor, Cathy Baldwin-Johnson, approving of all of these actions borders on malpractice. Not treating leaking amniotic fluid causes infections, and time is of the essence after water breaks. Husband Todd Palin simply delivers this winner of a line: “You can't have a fish picker from Texas."

In regards to her daughter, at the time of her mom's "pregnancy," she was pulled out of high school due to catching mono. She was out of school from five to eight months (with cases of mono usually lasing 2 weeks to 3 months).

As someone who has had her water break, I can tell you, it's not like there's a huge sense of urgency. For God's sake, I showered, packed, downloaded a bnch of iTunes and fixed a toy for Jack before finally leaving for the hospital. But I didn't deliver a political speech and then get on an eight-hour flight with a layover. I think that's pushing it a little.

As for the daughter having mono, it's plausible. But still sounds really fishy. And if the daughter really was sick with mono, the timing of her pregnancy would mean she got pregnant while she was sick. Really? Dude, who is hooking up when she feels like ass?


Blogger tutugirl1345 said...

If you search for "Palin Family" you'll come across a picture taken in their home when Palin was seven months pregnant. Take a look at Bristol and Palin and you tell me which one was pregnant. I'm not really for attacking someone's family, but it really looks like Palin was lying.

September 2, 2008 11:29 PM  
Blogger SupaCoo said...

I'd love to see them come out and admit this one.

September 3, 2008 5:36 AM  
Blogger Ally said...

I'm really confused by this entry. I've seen sarah talk about her baby (who has downs syndrome) and she also admitted talking about her teenager who is pregnant. I think you are reading the wrong sources.

September 5, 2008 8:41 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

the daughter is 5 months pg, her brother is 4 months old. Not possible.

September 6, 2008 9:59 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

I think the whole thing is freakish. I might be a bit unpopular for saying this, but I hear dueling banjos playing when someone who's going to be a grandmother has a newborn herself.

Yeah, yeah; I know they managed to pull it off in Father of the Bride 2, but in the real world, it smacks o' the trailer park.

And how much do I LOVE the irony of an abstinence only education advocate having to tell the ENTIRE country that her 17 year old daughter is knocked-up?! Priceless.

September 6, 2008 5:08 PM  

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