Slate deigns to cover the question of Trig Palin's provenance and the literally incredible claims by Sarah Palin about her pregnancy. But it avoids the obvious question: is it legit, given the ample use of Trig by Palin as a political prop and campaign mascot, to ask her for simple proof, like medical records, as the editor of the ADN did, and as I asked from the get-go?
It's funny to see journalists speculate – and Larimore's Occam's Razor conclusion is one of the likeliest scenarios to be true – but never actually commit journalism by asking for easily accessible documentation by the public figure. I tried directly asking the McCain campaign and was slapped down by the Washington Post. Maybe we're getting enough critical mass of new interest to have Palin be asked by a news organization other than the ADN for proof.