Is Palin’s Version More Damning?


Geoffrey Dunn revisits the story that, far from dying, is gaining traction:

Hoping to disprove the conspiracy theory when I initiated work on my book–and to put the story to bed once and for all–I interviewed several close associates of Palin's, including her friends and political allies. I was anticipating, perhaps even hoping, that they would tell me conclusively that Trig was her child. I was shocked by the response.

One close friend of Palin's–a widely respected woman who had given birth to several children as well and who had close contact with Palin in Juneau up until the time of Trig's birth–told me that "Palin did not look like she was pregnant. Ever. Even when she had the bulging belly, I never felt that the rest of her body, her face especially, looked like she was pregnant." When I asked her point-blank if she was certain the baby was Palin's, she said, "No. I don't know what to believe."

Me neither. And that is – and always has been – my position. If Rebecca Mansour wants some publicity for her boss, clearing this stuff up would be a great way to reboot a campaign for president. It should be easy-as-pie. As I've said from the get-go: make me look like a fool for even wondering. Please.

(Hat tip: MemeBase for the photo.)