I commented a week or two back that the question of whether or not Sarah Palin was the mother of her alleged youngest son could largely be settled in the next couple of weeks. If Bristol Palin gave birth to her kid on schedule, that would make it virtually impossible that she was Trig’s mother as well. I even went as far as to say that if something happened with the pregnancy, such as a miscarriage, an extremely late birth, or an on-time birth of an extremely small baby, that I would lend more weight to the notion that the whole thing was a hoax to throw people like me off. I wondered out loud if Half Sigma would admit that he might be wrong if the baby arrived healthy and on time.
Apparently not. The baby arrived Saturday, but Half Sigma finds it suspicious that it took three whole days for the announcement to go public. Further, he says, there is no proof that Trig is Sarah’s even if it is not Bristol’s and that Tripp, the new baby, is Bristol’s at all. Here is the problem with each of the theories:
If Trig is neither Sarah’s nor Bristol’s, whose is it? This actually provides an excellent opportunity for Half Sigma, Andrew Sullivan, and others. Find the mother! Sullivan thinks that asking potshot questions qualifies him as a journalist. How about doing a little more investigative journalism than asking the Palin campaign to do it for you! Now there’s also the question: What’s the motive? Previously it was to cover up Bristol’s unwed pregnancy, but if Trig wasn’t Bristol’s the issue is moot. It wasn’t to get elected governor of Alaska because she already was governor of Alaska. Why go through the whole charade? That’s a lot of risk with comparatively little upside.
If Tripp is not Bristol’s, whose baby is it? This provides the same excellent opportunity. Should be easier considering the increased scrutiny the Palins have been under. Even if it was the case that everybody in on the alleged switch of Trig’s maternity, this time around everybody involved (including the mother) has a strong financial incentive to spill the beans. This time the entire pregnancy has been under watch. Even though in this case the motive would be clear, the opportunity isn’t.
Of course, in the event that the Palins did manage to pull off this stunning deception, that would mean that Half Sigma is still wrong. Well, we already knew he was wrong because the story up until it was disprovable was that the baby was Bristol’s. But even if we overlook that he’s wrong again. If the Palins did successfully pull this diabolical scheme off, they cannot be remotely as dumb as Half Sigma has suggested.
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