Then I found something I never saw before. I'll get to that in a while, but first, it helps to refresh our memory of the confusion over the date Tripp was due:
August 30, 2008 Wasilla resident Sue Williams said on a blog that Bristol was well into her third trimester. That would give her an October or November delivery.
So, when was Bristol actually due? My previous posts argue that she was due in November. I stand by that. It's a fact that Sarah lies, and Bristol is another Sarah, so let's not waste time trying to pick a truth from a pack of lies.
Many of us recall that the announcement of Tripp’s birth was sketchy, to say the least.
It wasn't only the Palin Administration that would not comment. The New York Times reports from AP that:
"Palin family members, hospital employees and spokespeople for the governor's former running mate, John McCain, either would not confirm the birth or did not return messages from The Associated Press."
Which is my intro to this goodie:
In an old posting on a website I’ve just discovered, I found a new nugget for us to inspect for clues. Fluther.com appears to be a random site where you post random questions and see if anyone comes up with answers. Someone going by “emilyrose” asked on December 11th, 2008 “Did Bristol Palin have her baby?”
So it was planted to make us believe the child was born. I thought at the time, that it was rare to actually have the baby on the predicted due date. (especially a first child).
Among the 38 comments which you can read here there ensues a conversation about Trig, Bristol, and Sarah’s fake pregnancy. One contributor ”girlofscience” posted a link to palindeceptions.
Can BRISTOLBABY be correct? Would she be lying?
I want to believe she is another Sue Williams. A person who posted on a blog and then was forgotten. A person with information that wasn't recognized as important. She didn't even know it was important. She thought it was phony footage because she didn't think Bristol was ready to deliver.
But she seems to be a person who had no ulterior motive other than to talk about the strange things that surround Palin pregnancies and births.
What did she see? One clip run on two networks. Sarah bending over a newborn.
When did she see it? December 20, 2008. She offers a simple and plausible rationale for remembering that date. It matches the Chuck Heath announced date (which I found on other websites, not Fluther.com).
Does Bristolbaby have a reason to lie? I don't see any. She didn't make the rounds of anti-Palin blogs to make a big name for herself with this "scoop." This is the only place I found her or the comment. She didn't even give it credence. She thought it was a fake - a borrowed kid.
Bristolbaby joined Fluther.com on December 22, 2008 obviously to join the conversation about Bristol (a member points this out) and stayed an active member for three months. Her stats show she posted 3 questions (none about Palins, but one about Octomom), 141 responses and last visited the sight on March 17, 2009.
I believe her.