Saturday, 13 June 2009

How old is Willow Palin? (updated)

Photos taken in October 2006, December 2006, October 2008 and June 2009 (Click on photos to enlarge)
"Any 'jokes' about raping my 14-year-old are despicable. Alaskans know it and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too."
- Todd Palin

"Concerning Letterman's comments about my young daughter (and I doubt he'd ever dare make such comments about anyone else's daughter): 'Laughter incited by sexually-perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands - that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone's daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.'"

- Governor Sarah Palin

Willow's last birthday was on January 21. All reports from the vice presidential campaign gave her age the as 14. The caption on a photo from October 2006 refers to her age as 12. I found her birth date on various websites as January 21, 1994. Dr Cathy Baldwin-Johnson mentions Willow's year of birth as 1994 in her letter about Sarah Palin's health.

Is everybody wrong? Did Willow turn 14 or 15 on January 21?

UPDATE: It looks like the mystery is solved.

Willow Bianca Faye Palin was born July 7, 1994 at 7 lbs., 12 oz.
(Anchorage Daily News (AK), 7/25/94)

Of course, as with anything Palin, the information out there is confusing and difficult to obtain... I have no idea where the January 21 date came from, as reported on most websites...

If the above July date is correct, Willow is about 3 weeks away from her 15th birthday.

(Sarah Palin confirmed that Willow was born in July, in her book Going Rogue. But she gives the date as July 5...)


Anonymous said...

I think she is 15. SP referred to her as being 14 at some event last summer (and I won't even ask why an already 14 yr. old was only in 8th grade...).

basheert said...

going out on a limb here, she could be whatever Sarah decides that she is. Unless of course, Sarah has no idea how old Willow is because she isn't her daughter?

And unless anyone wonders or gives a rats a**, who CARES how old she is? She's old enough to have bad taste in clothes and young enough to wear them anyway.

Unlike her mother who would KILL to be able to wear clothes and look kinda cute like Willow does.

I can't criticize these kids - I have an 11 year old granddaughter that my daughter monitors on a daily basis to make sure she dresses appropriately.

Obviously SP doesn't practice parental oversight - and in fact, I've wondered if she isn't competing with her daughters. It would fit with PalinDerangementSyndrome.

Those poor kids - their lives will never be normal.

onejrkitty said...

It matters how old Willow is because if she was 15 in January, making her halfway to 16 now, then for the Palins to state she is 14 is a LIE.

The younger they "spin" Willow to be, the more innocent and vulnerable they can claim she is and that makes their alleged attack by Lettermen all the more egregious.

Willow was NOT the butt ( pun intended lol) of Letterman's joke, but if she had been, big big big difference between a 14 yr old and a 15.5 year old. Lots of growth takes place in that time period.

The Palins do know their daughter's age. They just wanted to spin it to make themselves look more "innocent" and Letterman more "pedophilic."

Hopefully Palin will continue and thus give Letterman lots of room to make jokes about her and Todd and their manufactured outrage.



Even a dismissive wave of the hand or even a "no comment" would speak volumes.

IF Willow WAS at the game, then NO reason for Guiliani to say so.


I know it is not his battle, and he would be wise to stay out of things, BUT I still think his silence speaks volumes.

onejrkitty said...


Above I said: "IF Willow WAS at the game, then NO reason for Guiliani to say so."

SHOULD HAVE READ: "...then NO reason for Guiliani to NOT say so."
I.E. Simple to affirm Willow's presence if she had been there.

basheert said...

So why is it a mystery as to whether Willow even attended the game?

Why is everything about SP a state secret?

KW said...

Everything about Sarah Palin ends up in confusion. Too many secrets, too many lies... it must be real hard to keep track. She's been playing the victim since the end of the campaign, lying spinning, sticking her foot in her mouth. Willow's age is clearly 15 something, but the latest drama works better for GINO if she says Willow is 14.

What a horrible horrible family!

the problem child said...

In some states, the difference between 14 and 15 is statutory rape vs. consensual sex (otherwise known as having reached the age of consent). Could be that Willow's age is being fiddled to give the 'rape' meme legs.

Lisabeth said...

I am so sick of her I could scream. So far the only one to REALLY call her out on her poor parenting is Keith Olberman! She has milked this for a whole week at her daughters expense and people are praising her as a champion if womans rights! Give me a break. She sticks Bristol with Candies, for Gods sake! She tries to use her own looks (which are fading) by winking into the camera!
She who was a beauty queen!

Honestly Regina and everyone else this fruitcake is never going away.

Anonymous said...

I looked up the definition of statutory rape in Alaska, and it's complicated. There are actually four degrees of the crime, but it boils down to the age difference between the raper and raped. The age of consent Alaska is 16, so even a consenting 16 year old having sex with a 19 or 20 year old can qualify. They say that the age difference and other qualifications are different for 13, 14, 15 years old. Oh, to be a lawyer in Alaska. Unfortunately, thanks to the child abuse center that Sarah's good doctor works (worked) at, they describe that Alaska has more than its fair share of children abused by members of their own family. (This in a state that wants to require parental consent for an abortion, even if it was the drunken father, older brother or uncle who was involved).

For Sarah to throw out the term "statutory rape" is like waving the red flag in front of the bull. She, or her speechwriter, chose that word deliberately. Letterman made the poor choice of using the term "knocked up," but that neither implies rape nor consent-- it just means became pregnant. Vulgar term-yes, however, it is Bristol who was pregnant and someone thought it was a good idea for her to pose for the Candies Sexy Clothes people and advocate for something she herself did not practice. Palin put her kids on the stage and used them for her political purpose. When someone makes a joke about it, then it's "Hands Off and How Dare You!"

Anonymous said...

I thought 14 didn't sound right, and thought she looked older than 14 in pictures--since it appears she is 15, the MSM really needs to ask SP why she misstated the age. I agree that it's clear why she would, but what a great opportunity to expose a deliberate manipulation that is also pretty indefensible.

Anonymous said...

KNOCKED UP was a #1 Judd Apatow movie two years ago. Where was the GOP outrage then over the term? Are you telling me that the GOP boycotted it? I don't think so--otherwise it would not have made it to #1.

(I didn't see the film, so I am not advocating for it--just noting that it was #1 for quite a few weeks here in the states, and is still selling on DVD.)

Anonymous said...

Willow looks a hot 18 in the october 2008 pic.

Saw the Wolfe interview. SP has conceptual grasp of a middle schooler. High schoolers who are smart can pull phrases together better. If she is on anything is sounds like speed. she is trying to become a quick study. I work with this option alot on short term projects. She has no thought organization. She doesn't even use quick decision processes. Don't know if I said that right. from a management point of view, she's a black hole.

KaJo said...

Audrey over at Palin's Deceptions pondered this question last October 15, and here's what she said:

"For the last few days, we've seen a fair number of comments which suggest that, given the evidence that Sarah may not be Trig's mother combined with Levi Johnston's statement that Bristol is due on December 18th (which would preclude HER giving birth to Trig), someone else must be the mother. The Palin's second daughter, Willow, has been mentioned.

What are the facts here? As I was trying to do a bit of research this morning, the first thing I tried to track down is just how old Willow Palin is, and surprisingly I had some trouble. Numerous places list her birthdate as: 1/21/94. This would make her currently 14 years old, turning fifteen in January.

However, many other places, including Wikipedia, USAToday, and Zimbio claim that she was born in 1995. In addition, the official State of Alaska press release at the time of Trig's birth states that she was 13 at that time. If she'd really been born on 1/21/94 she would have been 14 already last April."

Vaughn said...

Anonymous At 2:15

If Willow was born in Jan. she would have been almost 7 when she entered the
1st grade.
I think that would account for a 14 year old being in the 8th grade for the
2007/2008 school year.

Anonymous said...

Todd first used the word rape.

They make think statutory rape sounds better. Todd wouldn't want to apologize for going over the top.

CC from far away said...
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CC from far away said...

@ Lisbeth

Donny Deutsch was on The Ed Schultz show today and called her a hypocrite because she was the one who put her children in the hands of People Magazine and the like, or words to that effect. He then held up a copy of the People Cover with Bristol and her baby and basically called her out on her bull. Margaret Carlson wrote an article with a great line ... something about the RNC rolling out Bristol and her then-fiance as if they were "the Charles and Diana of the Klondike."

I'm hoping the tide continues ...

I'm starting to believe she purposely had Willow dressed that way to "fish" for commentary in order to turn this into a media frenzy. They are the ones who used and continue to use the word "rape." They are revolting..

She is truly a media whore.

ella said...

Oops, Palin really DID wave the red flag in front of the bull! I just watched Bill Maher, and his raunchy jokes about this whole Willow thing make Letterman look like a boy scout. I will not repeat what he said, but SP has stirred a hornet's nest - and, as usual, thrown her poor children under the bus with her BIG DRAMA and faux outrage over this issue.

Anonymous said...

I just read the transcript of today's interview by Wolf Blitzer and her word choice is just odd. She was saying that no, it wasn't Bristol with her at the Yankees game because Bristol is "in college and taking care of her young family."

Does college, even community college, start in June in Alaska? I'm not being snarky, I'm genuinely confused because down here in the Lower 48, kids graduate in May/June and then start college in August/September.

Even more odd is the reference to Bristol's "family." Makes it sound like there is more than one other person besides Bristol herself. With one acknowledged baby, I can see saying "taking care of her young child." "Family" seems to imply more than what we have been told.

Anonymous said...

Certainly the Palins know how old their daughter is. If they say she's 14 she must be 14, no matter how old she really is. If the Palins want her to be 14, not the 15-year-old she actually is, then that must be the truth because that's what they proclaimed. You see, we exist for Sarah Palin.

Why does Sarah Palin want Willow to be 14 rather than 15? Because it carries so much more punch against David Letterman? I don't think so.

They say that Willow is 14 because they want everyone to think Willow is 14. Why? I guess so that we will think she was 13 last year, when Trig was born. Not 15 now and 14 last year. 'Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

Maybe she can't remember when Willow was born because they were worried about keeping the Tripp birthday stuff under wraps. Total speculation on my part, but I hope the AK Child Protective Service or whatever they are called are keeping an eye on this freak-show family.

LisanTX said...

someone posted this on Mudflats; not sure of its veracity. I tried to search the Anchorage Daily News for archived birth announcements, but found nothing:

Anchorage Daily News (AK)
July 7, 1994 - Todd & Sarah Palin, girl, Willow Bianca Faye, 7 lbs., 12 oz.

Lisabeth said...

Glad to hear others have called her out. I wish more Republicans would. Kathleen Parker wrote a good article recently but today on Wolf Blitzer,Katheen was not that hard on her.
If she is lying about Willows age, this thing is getting weirder and weirder.
And media whore is right. She has dominated the news every day. Her 1week tirade against Letterman did not make her look good. Sarah Palin is a fringe right politician no matter how school marmy she tries to look or cries poor me about her kids being picked on! A responsible mother would have accepted Lettermans aplogy and moved on

ProChoiceGrandma said...

I think Sarah just gave us a clue! She and Tod are making a big to-do about Letterman’s joke (actually they make a big RE-DO of his joke, changing “knocked-up” to “statutory rape”). But Sarah and Tod are referring to 14 yr old Willow. But Willow is 15.

Here is that official press release for the birth announcement of Trig:

It said Willow was 13 when Trig was born. Her birthday is 1-21-94. We have already determined that Trig was born much earlier than 4-18-08. Bristol was not obviously pregnant at the traffic accident of 2-8-08, and the several delays of her speeding ticket from August 2007 until finally heard on 1-19-08 leads us to realize Trig may have been born prior to 1-19-08 (when Willow would have been 13 until she turned 14 on 1-21-08). We know that little Piper was kept out of the loop about Bristol’s pregnancy with Trig, but Willow had to know about it, and probably assisted with Bristol’s care while she was “politically quarantined” by Sarah.
Thank you, Sarah and Tod, for bringing Willow’s age back to our attention right after learning about Bristol’s speeding ticket hearing on 1-19-08

ProChoiceGrandma said...

Over on PD, Mlewis @ 6/12/09 at 10:14 pm just brought out another clue: “In their article, they do describe Sarah's speech..."including finding out that she was pregnant at 44-- and later that the baby would have Downs Syndrome." They have a link to the speech, too.”
Sarah turned 44 on 2-11-08. She did not decide to fake her pregnancy until after the mysterious 2-15-08 AHA and Iron Dog weekend, afterwhich she began her ‘wearing of the scarves pregnancy’. So in reality, Sarah had just turned 44 when she decided to have her 6 week scarf pregnancy with Trig.

sjk from the belly of the plane said...

15 is the age of consent in AK and she ws NOT at the Yankees game.

sjk from the belly of the plane said...

"If she is on anything is sounds like speed"...MY THOUGTS EXACTLY WHEN I SAW THE LAUER INTERVIEW....She was smacking her dry lips and twitching...

Patrick said...

There is a very god chance that this information here is correct and that Willow Palin was born on July 7, 1994 - and therefore is still 14 years old.


Patrick said...

....very "good" chance, sorry.

crystalwolf aka caligrl said...

sjk from the belly of the plane said...

"If she is on anything is sounds like speed"...MY THOUGTS EXACTLY WHEN I SAW THE LAUER INTERVIEW....She was smacking her dry lips and twitching...
Adderall is legal "speed"! it is dextroamphetamine and racemic DL-amphetamine salts and used to treat ADHD which pretty much all of Hollywood has these days, people like linsey lohan & paris hilton on adderall!
It would explain her extreme weight loss and Bristols too. I'm sure she could get any Alaska Dr. to rx it for her,she is the queen after all. If you watch her speeches with the sound off you can really see, it, she screws up her face, hpyer expressions, lipsmacking, hand waving...
And wasilla is the meth capitol!

sjk from the belly of the plane said...

speedy 'cuda!

KaJo said...

Regina, I read your "Update" link, and Googled a bit farther.

This document is rather interesting and eye-opening, too, because it covers ALL the issues concerning Sarah Palin's political stances -- which seem to change with the weather.

basheert said...

Gentle criticism.

She was NEVER a beauty queen. She was a loser even at that.

I believe she came in 3rd - I've also heard 2nd, but she did NOT win the title.

And since she's getting long in the tooth and gives the appearance of being on some type of drugs most of the time, her aging process will now speed up.

It will be fun to watch her fall apart. What a waste of drugs.

Kyra said...

Has anyone ever heard of the term "projection"? You assign (consciously or subconsciously) the worst traits of yourself or the person you have issues with (i.e., parent/s) to someone else. For example; you cheat, therefore, everyone else cheats. You abuse, therefore, everyone else abuses. You were abused, therefore everyone else abuses. I've said more than once that I have concerns about those girls and the dynamics inside that family.

All this back & forthing by the Palins is just a political stunt to keep her name out their. No one will remember what it was about - it's just a way to bring in some contributions and keep her name in the news. Unfortunately for her (and yay for us) she's an idiot and has lousy advisors and this will backfire. :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Regina!

Interesting you should do a post about Willow's age.

Thursday night, I made the mistake of taping the Today Show because I heard she was going to be on.

When I heard her tell Matt L..."my fourteen year old daughter," I lost it. I'd seen websites last year where it stated she was 14 and remembered Audrey's date of Jan. 21, 1994.

I checked again at and sho' nuff', it showed the date Jan. 21, 1994. Other sites had the date in 1995, no month or day...weird!

So, I was over at ADN all day playing tag with the Palinbots. They were trying to tell me she was 13 last Fall during the campaign.

Also, I tried Mudflats to see if I could get more info. Someone posting under "visitor," said her birthdate was July 7, 1994, just like you have it on your post.

After further questioning, she said she went thru the ADN to the Anchorage Public Library. You probably saw these posts.

I went to the library website but couldn't get in without a card.

Has anybody been able to verify the date? Is there a link? Did someone call ADN?

Just askin'