I am not sure whether future generations will understand the "phenomenon Sarah Palin". How could a woman who is a compulsive liar, inarticulate and mentally ill have been able to build up such a great following? I am sure that legions of historians will have a hard time to find convincing answers.
But we are not there yet. In a vain attempt, Sarah Palin now starts to rewrite her own history in "Going Rogue" - including her biggest lie, her faked pregnancy with Trig.
Now it pays off that the Trig Truthers have not only started to become active "yesterday", but more than a year ago. Lots of material has been collected since then - including material which now is not available any more from their original sources and which would have been lost, maybe forever.
We are prepared.
The material I am talking about includes one of the most important pieces of evidence that the Trig Truthers ever got hold off: The audio recording of the press conference which Sarah Palin held on April 22, 2008. In this press conference, Sarah talks extensively about what would become known as the "wild ride" - her travel back from Texas to Wasilla on April 17, 2008. The Anchorage Daily News (ADN) once had this audio recording on their website, but later it was removed from there. However, I downloaded it many months ago from the ADN website. The Trig Truthers were highly conscious of the importance of this recording and knew that it would most likely play an important role in the future. Now, this moment has come.
The audio is included on the right-hand side of palingates and here it is again - click on the banner in order to listen to the audio or to download it:
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SARAH
PALIN TALKING ABOUT THE WILD RIDE
ON APRIL 22, 2008:
On April 22, 2008, Sarah Palin said:
Palin: And, uh, he wasn’t due for 4 or 5 weeks later and um, while I was at energy conference I felt perfectly fine but uh, had thought maybe a few things were starting to progress a little bit that perhaps there was an idea there that he might come early. So I called my doctor at about uh four in the morning in Texas and um I said ya know I’m gonna stay for the day here at the energy conference - have a speech that I was determined to give at one o’clock that afternoon and, um, had Todd check on a couple of flights that were earlier than we had scheduled. I decided it would be ok to, um, skip the reception that night that we’d already by that time have taken care of our meetings and my speech. So Todd checked on flights. A flight allowed us to get out a little earlier than we had planned. Skipped the reception and, um, called my doctor before I got on the plane to say, ‘Yea, we think that we will come home a few hours early,’ and, uh, she said ‘OK call when you land and I’ll check you out.’ But none of my babies had been early and being my fifth child I know what labor feels like (laughing) and if I had felt at all that I was really engaged in uh, labor activities I would not have desired to fly and, um, get back uh, to deliver in Alaska. But anyway, so no real huge labor signs. Landed in, uh, in Anchorage at about 10:30. Got out to the valley at 11:30 and she met us at the hospital, checked me out and said, ‘Um, Yea you look, you may have it um tonight or in the morning.’ And it was smooth, it was relatively easy, in fact it was very easy, the easiest of all of them because he was so tiny. And, um, it’s just been absolutely wonderful. It was all, it just all seemed meant to be… the logistics and everything else just worked out so perfectly and to us he’s absolutely perfect, too.
Reporter: Of course you’re back to work already today and actually signed a bill that day, right?
Palin: That day, yeah, staff came out to the hospital and I signed a bill there so I could uh make sure we transmitted that in time and then uh here today also yeah, we have some energy updates I didn’t want to miss so that was good look and at him he’s just doing so well and it’s been easy and relaxing and again all it seems just meant to be this way.
Reporter: You said you felt some signs of labor, what were those signs?
Palin: Well not contractions so much because I had Braxton Hicks contractions for months as every pregnant woman does, and nothing real painful but just knowing that, um, it was feeling like, I may not um, be ale to be pregnant a whole nother four or five weeks knowing that it would be not a bother to call our doctor and let her know. And um she’s delivered how many babies over the year did she say?
Palin: A lot. It’s been a couple of decades of her delivering babies. We knew to call her and just get her advice and, um, from there we again decided to skip the energy conference reception and come on home and get checked out.
Reporter: So did your water break?
Palin: Well, if you must know more of those type of details, but, um…
Reporter: Well, your dad said that and I saw him say it so that’s why I asked.
Palin: Well that was again if, if I must get personal, technical about this at the same time, um, it was one, it was a sign that I knew, um, could lead to uh, labor being uh kind of kicked in there was any kind of, um, amniotic leaking, amniotic fluid leaking, so when, when that happened we decided OK let’s call her.
The full transcript of the press conference from April 22, 2008 can be downloaded HERE.
The Anchorage Daily News (ADN) reported about this press conference HERE.
So Sarah Palin's amniotic fluid was leaking. She said it herself!
From what I have heard, such a situation is very uncomfortable for a woman and all you want to do in this situation is to go to the nearest hospital ASAP - especially if your baby isn't due yet and you had two previous miscarriages!
But Sarah Palin seems to have now decided that this version of events is not good enough. Which is hardly a surprise -after all, it was the "amniotic fluid statement" was one of the first things which started the Trig Truther movement in the first place!
In "Going Rogue", Sarah Palin's account of these events reads like that:
The next month, Todd and I checked into a hotel in Dallas. The following day I was scheduled to keynote another oil and gas conference. My pregnancy was going fine, and with five weeks to go, I felt great. But at 4 a.m., a strange sensation low in my belly woke me and I sat up straight in my bed.
It can’t be, I thought. It’s way too early.
Moments later, I shook Todd awake. “Something’s going on.”
He sat up in bed, instantly alert. “I’m calling CBJ.”
“No, don’t do that. It’s one a.m. in Alaska.”
I didn’t want to call anyone yet. I just wanted to take stock and see whether this baby was really coming. I also wanted time and pray and asked God silently but fervently to let everything be okay. Desperation for this baby overwhelmed me.
Please don’t let anything happen to this baby.
It occurred to me, once and for all. I’m so in love with this child, please God, protect him! After all my doubts and fears, I had fallen in love with this precious child. The worst thing in the world would be that I would lose him. God knew what He was doing.
Over my protests, Todd called CBJ. I told her that I felt fine and absolutely did not want to cancel my speech and disappoint the folks at the conference, including my cohost, Texas Governor Rick Perry. We agreed that I would stay in contact with CBJ through the day, I’d take it easy, give my speech, then catch an earlier flight back to Alaska. I still had plenty of time.
Later that afternoon we entered a packed house at the energy conference, where I’d speak on the urgent need to tap conventional supplies and innovate on stabilizing renewable sources.
The pages of "Going Rogue" which deal with the wild ride can be downloaded HERE.
So, what is the problem here?
First: Where is the leaking amniotic fluid?
Second: In 2008 she said that she called CBJ, because of the leaking amniotic fluid - in 2009 it's Todd who called CBJ, and Sarah now writes that she didn't really want to call CBJ in the first place!
Third: Sarah Palin actually had a very full schedule on April 17, 2008, as we know from her official schedule which the Trig Truthers had obtained through a FOIA request. Therefore, both accounts are misleading, because she gives the impression that there was "just one speech" that day - in reality, she had scheduled a whole series of meetings and events, and there is no indication that she missed any of them. The schedules of Sarah Palin which we had obtained always just mentioned events which actually DID happen.
Here is Sarah Palin's schedule from April 17, 2008 (click to enlarge):
In addition, we have rare footage from the conference in Texas on April 17, 2008. Sarah Palin appears to be perfectly relaxed - and shows no signs of labour whatsoever. Is this a woman whose amniotic fluid is leaking? From 0:33:
Sarah should have checked her old version before writing the new one.
Sarah Palin: You are a LIAR!
Sarah Palin: You FAKED YOUR PREGNANCY WITH TRIG!
Sarah Palin: You are MENTALLY ILL and should SEEK HELP!
As an update I would like to include a comment by my fellow blogger and Trig Truther Bree Palin:
"Just as an aside, I think the way she retells the birth of Track on pages 51-52 are really interesting. She spends a considerable amount of effort emphasizing how unbelievably painful labor is. "In fact, I began to pray that I would die." Now how much sense does it make that a person whose primary recollection of her first birth is about how overwhelmingly painful and difficult it is would nonchalantly go through the events as she tells them for the birth of her fifth and premature baby?"
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