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We noted the nutroots’ deepening Palin Derangement Syndrome over the weekend, topped by a diarist at the Daily Kos who’s been spreading disgusting, bottom-of-the-barrel rumors — picked up by the excitable and shameless Andrew Sullivan — about Gov. Sarah Palin’s youngest child and attacking one of Palin’s daughters as the mother of Trig.

The Free Republic fights back with photos of a very pregnant Gov. Palin in late February. I linked to an April blog post from an airline passenger who met the pregnant governor on a flight from Fairbanks. It is unbelievably surreal that this dirtbag Kossack rumor has to be debunked.

Even another Kos diarist is now trying to undo the damage. Accompanied by the photo the Freepers found, the diarist headlined a post this morning: “Sarah Palin Baby Story Ender.” The diarist insists: “Unless someone has counter evidence, we can drop this crap now.”


The diarist is arguing with his/her fellow tinfoilers about whether Palin is wearing a “fake pregnancy suit” and commenters are still insisting that Palin’s daughter was showing and the governor was not. And in an update, the diarist — no doubt feeling pressure from the paranoid zealots in the cesspool — is polling readers on whether the post should be deleted. Nearly 30 percent of readers think the post attempting to debunk the rumor should be deleted.

Truly, truly unhinged.

You really can’t cure stupid.


From the comments in the alternate universe known as the Daily Kos:

Daughter showing – Mom not showing (10+ / 0-)

Recommended by: BrooklynJohnny, Aspe4, RFK Lives, sparko, JoieDe, skyounkin, OMwordTHRUdaFOG, edsbrooklyn, eroded47095, Courtneys Mom

It’s not hard to find photos of the family where the daughter seems to be showing and Mom does not seem to be showing. The photos are not necessarily from 2008, but from the ages of the kids, they can’t be from very long ago.

There are several different pictures taken on different days of the whole family. The ones I saw were part of the video on three YouTube videos, by three separate people.

At the very least, there is something strange going on here.

Another Democrat against McCain

by NWSteve on Sun Aug 31, 2008 at 09:43:56 PM PDT

“Strange,” indeed. These people are insane.

The padding conspiracy lives:

Unless she was wearing padding (3+ / 0-)

Recommended by: rhfactor, Sandy on Signal, SadieB

a la Bree Hodge from Desperate Housewives.

by mariva on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 12:43:27 AM PDT

Refusing to back down:

DING DING DING (0+ / 0-)

None of us have any clue whether there’s any truth to this rumor. This diary doesn’t come close to answering the question.


It’s one picture taken on an uncertain date, and the poster initially got it wrong as to who took the picture. There are other pictures posted here by others that raise serious suspicions. I’d like to compare the dates of those photos w/ the date of this photo, and I’d like even more to see additional photos taken in the interim.

Team McCain made an impulsive last-minute decision b/c they saw their #s cratering during the DNC. I have little doubt that the decision will come to haunt them. Whether this story is what haunts them most of all remains to be seen.

Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

by RFK Lives on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 06:08:16 AM PDT

She disappeared for the last two trimesters (18+ / 0-)

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SlackerInc, Lois, BrooklynJohnny, Hell Upside Down, peglyn, Aspe4, zannie, eaglecries, Do Tell, MrJersey, Calvin Jones and the 13th Apostle, LizzyPop, the disinfector, pvmuse, NotablyZen, BetMyCitizenship, eXtina, Courtneys Mom

Had an accident turning into a prenatal clinic in February, and looked visibly pregnant when last seen in December 2007. The date of that photo mysteriously backdated to a year previous–just today. Nothing strange or whacky here. Yup.

by sparko on Sun Aug 31, 2008 at 10:05:34 PM PDT

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