Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Random Thought About Sarah Palin

This is getting a bit off my usual beat, but:

If Sarah Palin is telling us the truth, then there she was, this April, (a) pregnant at age 43, (b) due in less than a month, (c) with a Down's Syndrome baby, and (d) leaking amniotic fluid at 4:00 a.m., on the day she's due to give a big speech in Dallas.

So she: (e) doesn't go to a hospital, (f) gives the speech, (g) still doesn't go to a hospital, (h) boards a plane from Dallas, TX to Anchorage, Alaska, (i) doesn't go to a hospital in Anchorage, but (j) drives 45 minutes to a local hospital just outside Wasilla, where she'd been mayor.

Gambling with the life of her unborn baby, as well as her own to a lesser extent, at every step of the way.

Excuse me, but what definition of 'pro-life' is this consonant with?

And then, to quash the rumors that the baby wasn't really hers, but was instead her daughter's, she doesn't release medical records that would have documented her pregnancy and delivery, thereby quashing the rumors without drawing further attention to her daughter. Instead, she announces to the world that her daughter is pregnant now.

Excuse me, but what definition of 'pro-family' is this consonant with?

Just wondering, you know? I'm sure it would gall Palin to have the privacy of her medical records invaded, but if it's your medical records on display, versus your child's life on display - don't you take the hit yourself?

Yeah, that's what I thought.

What's wrong with this woman? The possibility that the 'babygate' rumor is true - that she faked pregnancy so her daughter's pregnancy could be covered up - is starting to look like the explanation that shows her in the best light, given the possibilities.

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