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A New Birther Conspiracy?

Readers of this blog know we believe the issue over where President Obama was born is settled matter. And no matter how often we refer Birthers to the FactCheck.org page with detailed high def photos of the raised seal, the birthers respond with some new insistance that our President was somehow born in Kenya.

Orly Taitz, if you’re reader this, you have a new assignment. 

A professor has detailed a report that casts doubt that former Alaska governor and failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is not the mother of her “fifth” child Trig, but rather she’s the grandmother.  The report is accompanied by photos of the then 7-month pregnant government where she doesn’t look pregnant and eyewitness accounts that call details of Trig’s birth into question.

Now I am not questioning that Palin is Trig’s mother.  But she is cheering on Donald Trump’s newfound birther claims, so as a potential Republican candidate for president, it’s time to turn this issue around on her.

Any woman who creates terms like “squirmish” and “refudiate,” suggests that Sputnik was the cause of the fall of the Soviet Union, suggested that she was a victim of “blodd libel” without really knowing what that meant, and those were “surveyor’s sites” on her website not gun targets on a map of Democratic lawmakers in the 2010 election, would never lie about the birth of her own child, would she?

But the very detailed post is fun reading and my thoughts turn to Republican fans of Palin who will no doubt swoop to her defense.  All I can say is what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

Oddly enough, the story reports that Palin has never produced Trig’s birth certificate.

From the story:

“Professor Bradford Scharlott of Northern Kentucky University has looked into this story in detail and written a long academic article about it. He concludes two things:

  • First, that the “conspiracy theory” is likely true–Sarah Palin staged a huge hoax, and, second,
  • The American media is pathetic for not pursuing the story more aggressively

Scharlott’s article walks through all the evidence supporting the theory, including the photos of Palin in what is said to have been a late-stage pregnancy, the leisurely 20-hour trip home that Palin took after she supposedly went into labor in Texas, the refusal of the hospital where Trig was supposedly born to even confirm that he was born there (let alone who was the mother), strange statements from Palin’s doctor and the McCain campaign, and so on.

One of Professor Scharlott’s theories, interestingly, is that conservatives have been extraordinarily effective at shaming anyone who has even brought up the matter, let alone investigated it. He notes how different this is than the Democrats ability to quell the other conspiracy theory that has obsessed the nation in recent years–the theory that President Obama was born in Kenya.”