Frank Bailey's book "Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin - A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years" has been leaked, and even after reading the book for just several minutes, and after searching for several key words in the book, it's obvious that this 456-page manuscript is pure dynamite. It's an unfiltered look from a well-known insider at the shady dealings of a woman who aspires to be the next US President. The book confirms once again what seems to be so incredibly hard to believe for many people: That Sarah Palin does not belong into the White House - and that she is severely mentally disturbed, to put it mildly.
The book is a treasure trove of many previously unknown details regarding Sarah Palin. For any researcher, this material is invaluable. The power of this book is that it provides hard evidence.
As we have known for a long time, it is hard that would eventually lead ti Sarah Palin's downfall - because facts don't mix very well with Sarah's twisted and warped actions and her disturbing mindset.
The State of Alaska can retract as many state government emails from Sarah's time as Governor as they want, because Frank Bailey is reportedly in possession of thousands of email exchanges from Sarah Palin's inner circle. Bailey was apparently the "administrator" of a special email chain within the inner circle, which was not connected to the Alaska state server. It doesn't appear that Frank Bailey has any hesitation in quoting from the emails, or any hesitation in sharing other parts of his vast inside knowledge.
Excerpts from the book are already all over the media, see the links in our previous post. Links to the story about the leaking of the manuscript are already viral.
Bailey's account is full of surprises. Let's talk about a particular topic today, an old favorite: Sarah Palin's pregnancy with Trig.
In Frank Bailey's book, Sarah Palin's pregnancy and the "rumours" that the pregnancy could be faked and that Bristol may be the real mother of Trig are mentioned in greater detail. This might not come as a huge surprise to many of our readers, but large parts of the public still have no idea that there could possibly be anything "wrong" with Sarah Palin's pregnancy, because the media, up until this very day, has consistently ignored the many questions that surround Palin's account of the events leading up to Trig's birth.
At Palingates, I had written about Sarah Palin's faked pregnancy many times in great detail. Unfortunately, due to the fact that flickr decided to delete my flickr-account, these posts are severely "crippled" now, as they included a large amount of pictures from my flickr account. Fortunately, I made safety copies of my most important posts on a regular basis. PDF-copies of the "Babygate" posts can be downloaded HERE.
For any person who has investigated Sarah Palin for a long time, this book is full of "OMG!", "Olala!", "What?" and "I told you so!" moments. If the authors manage to publish this book in this uncensored form, they will make a fortune, which certainly would be well deserved.
Whether this book has a chance to be published in this version, I really don't know for certain - but I doubt it. Frank Bailey quotes extensively from Sarah Palin's emails, which are in his possession, apparently thousands of them. Would Frank Bailey be able to publish the book with all these emails being included, if the Palins start a legal challenge? I have doubts, but whatever the answer to this question may be, the "leak" of the book made sure that any legal challenge would now be worthless - as the content is now available within the "public domain."
Was the leak really as "accidental" as everyone now claims? It would appear that the agents of the authors were at least "grossly negligent." From a source, we actually received an insight of how the leak occurred.
We were given the copy of an email-message which was written by Carol Mann from the "Carol Mann Agency" in New York, who was shopping the book around, apparently attaching a complete copy of the book with the message. I have no inside knowledge of the media business, but how the heck could the agents think that sending the full manuscript around via email would be a good idea? There is nothing else which will be forwarded quicker than a simple email! I find it hard to believe that this is "standard procedure" when it comes to dealing with highly confidential, in this case even highly explosive material. It seems to me that the agents haven't properly understood how the internet works. Clearly they should have approached potential buyers via "safer channels."
It also seems utterly unfair to me to blame somebody like Joe McGinniss for the leak, when the agents of the authors sent the copy of the full manuscript around just like a normal press release, and were apparently at least "grossly negligent!"
Quoting from the email message which was sent around by the agents:
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 xxx PM
Subject: From Carol Mann - BLIND ALLEGIANCE TO SARAH PALIN by Frank Bailey with Ken Morris and Jeanne Devon
C A R O L M A N N A G E N C Y
55 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10003 (212) 206-5635 FAX (212) 675-4809
When the Troopergate scandal erupted, Frank Bailey was catapulted into the spotlight. Bailey, the first outside volunteer for Sarah Palin’s gubernatorial campaign and a trusted member of her inner circle, made the infamous recorded call that led to the revelation of a years-long campaign by the Palins and the Governor’s staff to have State Trooper Mike Wooten dismissed. Frank, the go-to guy to handle any crisis, went instantly from being a behind-the-scenes staffer to “the Troopergate guy.” He had accompanied the Palins to the Governor’s office where he perfected his role even through her resignation, but when she betrayed a local Christian charity, it was the last straw for him. Since leaving the Governor’s office, Frank has been forced to reconsider his actions on Palin’s behalf in terms of his deep Christian faith and his allegiance to her as the standard-bearer for the conservative causes he still champions.
In BLIND ALLEGIANCE TO SARAH PALIN: A Memoir of our Tumultuous Years, Bailey explores such key events as Palin’s gubernatorial victory, Troopergate, illegal coordination with the Republican Governor’s Association, never-before-revealed scandals such as a judicial appointment as payoff for a favorable child custody ruling for Palin’s sister, the vice presidential campaign and the bizarre vetting process, and Palin’s resignation. Drawing on thousands of emails from the personal accounts of Sarah and Todd Palin as well as key members of the staff, Bailey reconstructs how the Palins’ pathologies became apparent, and how he and other members of the team rationalized Sarah’s increasingly erratic behavior and their commitment to a cause that was changing shape before their eyes. Bailey’s stories and representative emails—which are not subject to FOIA requests and therefore will not be included in the email correspondence scheduled to be released by Alaskan officials this May—sketch a disturbing portrait of Sarah Palin and her inner circle. Given the recent news that Palin’s political action committee has hired Michael Glassner, a veteran of both Senator Bob Dole’s and Senator John McCain’s presidential campaigns, as chief of staff, the revelations and insights of Frank’s story are more necessary than ever, as the public will seek to learn as much as possible about the woman who seems to have her sights set on the national stage. Both a chilling expose of the inner workings of Palin’s circle and the story of one man’s slow drift from his most cherished beliefs and his ultimate redemption, BLIND ALLEGIANCE TO SARAH PALIN is sure to strike a chord with readers on both sides of the aisle.
Frank Bailey was the first outside volunteer for Sarah Palin’s gubernatorial primary campaign, and served as a staffer and member of her inner circle until his departure from politics in the fall of 2009. He now runs a small coffee-stand business, having turned down an appointment from new Governor Sean Parnell in order to spend more time with his family. Ken Morris, a former Wall Street executive, has written for the San Francisco Chronicle and Jim Cramer’s RealMoney.com, and has appeared on Cramer’s former show Kudlow and Cramer as well as dozens of radio shows. Jeanne Devon is the editor and proprietor for The Mudflats<http://www.themudflats.net/>, one of the most influential blogs in Alaska, and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, where she has an open invitation to post lead articles. She contributed a chapter to GOING ROUGE: An American
Nightmare (Health Communications, 2009). She is a regular guest on Shannyn Moore’s popular Anchorage radio show, and has appeared on Rachel Maddow.I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
So, what do we learn for example about Sarah Palin's "pregnancy" with Trig in "Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin"?
First of all, Frank Bailey confirms in his book that there were rumors around even before Trig's birth on April 18, 2008 that Sarah wasn't "really" pregnant - and that Bristol was in fact the one who was pregnant instead. This also didn't escape the attention of Sarah, and already on April 1, 2008, almost three weeks before Trig was officially born, she sent an email around with the following content to her "inner circle":
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 2:30 PM
Todd: Don't tell (Bristol) but rumor around the capitol is that she's pregnant. People are so mean. I'm going to nicely pull McAllister aside and tell him that's not true..
Funny people maybe speculated I'm not really pg, but she is and I'm taking the heat for her! Funny, but pathetic.
Yes, people are "so mean", aren't they, Sarah! Well, on April 1, 2008, Palin was already officially around 7 months pregnant, but the exact figures were afterwards frequently changed in Sarah Palin's speeches. It seems that Sarah Palin now settled on the idea that she gave birth on April 18, 2008 at "7 1/2 months", contrary to the earlier official version, given when she announced her pregnancy on March 5, 2008, when Palin claimed that she was already "around seven months" pregnant at this point.
In any case, it is indisputable that, according to the official story, Sarah Palin gave birth to Trig just 18 days later, when Trig had the "official" birth weight of 6 pounds 2 ounces on April 18, 2008. So Sarah should have had no difficulties whatsoever to "prove" her pregnancy on April 1, 2008.
Wouldn't it have been pretty easy under normal circumstances to prove who is highly pregnant, Sarah or Bristol? Either you are pregnant or you are not.
The next day, on April 2, 2008, Palin sent another email message, according to Frank Bailey in his book, with the following content:
Yeah- Brsitol (sic) just called and heard the rumors too, but this time is was from Wasilla High kids who heard that I'm not really pg, but she is, and I'll be taking/raising the baby she's supposedly having next month. She's ticked, but made light of it with, "They think I'm pregnant just because I have huge boobs?" Told her to just tell those rumormongers that they're invited to peer at my stretch marks, that'll prove who's really pg.
Yes, there we have some news: Sarah Palin already "invited" people to look at her "stretch marks" on April 2, 2008. Oh, those evil rumormongers! Sarah Palin's "unprovable" pregnancy began even before Trig was even officially born on April 18, 2008 - that's big news for everybody who has been researching the pregnancy - and it should be big news for the mainstream media as well!
Sarah Palin later recycled this "invitation" to show her "stretch marks" in some of her speeches, for example in her speech on October 7, 2010 in Montgomery, Alabama, in which Palin said:
"I didn't tell anybody for a long time. In fact, I think I probably had the world record. I went seven months without telling anybody I was pregnant, except for Todd, our doctor and a nurse. And matter of fact to this day if I didn't tell anybody ... up there in Alaska, it's so cold you just put on more layers, more clothes, and here I am chunking out and my staff is like "Governor, are you really that cold? Do you really want another coat?" "Yes it's chilly in here." But to this day, because my son Trig was born prematurely at seven and a half months and I didn't tell anyone I was pregnant for seven months, to this day, a lot of the haters, a lot of the bloggers out here, still say "'That couldn't have been her kid, because she was only pregnant for two weeks!' And I say, don't make me show you the stretch marks to prove it!"
Watch the clip:
But that's not everything.
Sarah Palin, seems to be the only woman in the world who doesn't know how to prove a pregnancy to the public, then a few days later creates a cunning plan in order to convince the world that she really IS in fact pregnant - while she allegedly already was around seven months pregnant...
After quoting the above emails, Frank Bailey reports that the inner circle at the same time also discussed feeding information about the pregnancy to ADN-journalist Sheilah Toomey, who writes the "gossip column" for the ADN, called "The Ear" - at a point when Trig wasn't even officially born yet, and after Palin had already officially announced her pregnancy!
Bailey writes that Sarah Palin suggested that top-Palin aide Sharon Leighow should (quoting Sarah Palin's email original message)...
...feel out Shelia on it discreetly, play it by ear and clear it up if she's suspecting anything.
In my opinion, the use of the word "suspecting" by Sarah Palin tells you all one needs to know.
Heck- offer to let her see my new stretch marks to prove which Palin is truly pregnant!
Quite apart from the fact that Palin had had 6 previous pregnancies making stretchmarks somewhat a moot point she likely calculated that no one would take her up on an offer to examine her because such an acceptance would strike at the heart of her mystique as a woman -- her ability to reproduce.
Frank Bailey was irritated by this repeated proposal by Sarah and writes in his book:
While the serendipitous suggestion of viewing stretch marks was clearly not a serious proposal, it was nonetheless strange for both the disturbing imagery and a deflection from a more simple solution.
This documentation proves beyond any doubt that Sarah Palin struggled with providing hard proof for her pregnancy even BEFORE Trig was born - and at the same time Sarah Palin tried to manipulate the media, in order to counter the rumors.
Bristol Palin was not pregnant in April 2008 - but she was pregnant a few months earlier, as we also know for a very long time from other highly reliable sources. It's possible that Bristol gave birth around January 2008. However, and I was always open and honest about it, we don't know for certain when Bristol gave birth, or IF she gave birth. What we know for certain is, and I have written this many times before on Palingates, that Bristol Palin was pregnant around December 2007 and January 2008, but from around February 2008 onwards she no longer appeared to be pregnant.
So where did the rumors come from that Bristol was pregnant?
The inner circle of Sarah Palin quickly had an answer to this question - Palin-confidante Ivy Frye wrote in an email on April 6, 2008, according to Frank Bailey:
From: Ivy personal
Sent: Apr 6, 2008 1:31 PM
I was just on the phone w (a friend) and he got a call... Reports from Juneau that lyda's office is perpetuating the Bristol being pregnant rumor. No doubt (one of her assistants). I'm callin them on the flippin carpet!
So former Alaska State Senate President, Republican and Sarah Palin's arch-enemy Lyda Green was supposedly the culprit.
I myself talked to Lyda Green on the phone in summer 2009, and she confirmed to me in this conversation that the rumors that Bristol was pregnant were already around in December 2007, as I previously reported in an important post about Sarah Palin's faked pregnancy on Palingates.
According to Frank Bailey, the following excerpt from an article in the Anchorage Daily News about Palin's pregnancy announcement from March 6, 2008 caught the attention of Sarah Palin - quote from the article in the ADN:
"It's wonderful. She's very well-disguised," said Senate President Lyda Green, a mother of three who has sometimes sparred with Palin politically. "When I was five months pregnant, there was absolutely no question that I was with child."
Palin showed her anger in the internal email-correspondence and wrote in response to this remark by Lyda Green:
Flippin unbelievable. Wouldn't you think they'd be afraid of being proved wrong when they rumor around the building like that?... hopefully it'll be another reason why reporters and the public can't trust that odd group of strange people.
Ivy Frye then also waded in:
We'll get it taken care of, don't worry…When confronted lyda won't be able to do anything but apologize for her staff. How unbecoming and embarrassing for her office esp when press start inquiring...
So Palin had trouble before the birth to convince others that she was actually pregnant, and that Bristol was not the real mother of Trig, and as the only solution offered to show her stretch-marks!
But what happened AFTER Trig's official birth on April 18, 2008?
You guessed it: Sarah was still not happy. She wrote on April 22, 2008 to her inner circle:
Sheeeesh- I just can not get over this. Todd just left messages with a couple of teachers out here to have them call him b/c they publicly repeated the rumor and he wants to clear it up with them, but also ask where in the flippin world they heard this. Does anyone have any ideas how to squelch this... for Bristol's sake if no other reason…- maybe even an (Anchorage Daily News) Ear mention, or a crafty reporter could handle it light-heartidly (sic) perhaps and put it to rest.
The new suspicion, evidently, is that it's too suspicious that I "flew to Texas" and supposedly came back in the middle of the night and appeared with this baby the next day - ha! That either Bristol really had it or some other stupid angle is the newer twist... or that Bristol's still going to have one? (They can't even get their rumor straight.).
No, Sarah, I also wouldn't have had "any ideas how to squelch this" - LOL!
So we are now four days after the "birth", and poor little Sarah still has major problems to prove that she actually gave birth four days ago. How inconvenient!
There were not many solutions to the problem, as Sarah Palin never had any evidence that she was actually pregnant or gave birth, and the reaction by Palin's team was inevitable and foreseeable - Frank Bailey writes:
We did our best to bombard both friendly and non-friendly media outlets with our outrage, blasting critics by suggesting their evil had no limit. In doing so, we stupidly ensured that everyone in the state now knew of the rumor, no matter how remote their village.
Well, they had no other choice, did they?
Sarah Palin's faked pregnancy is one of the best kept secrets these days, and probably also one of the biggest "taboo-subjects" which currently exist in the mainstream media. This documentation should be a big wake-up call for everybody, especially for those journalists who refused to report about the allegations, out of fear to create an anti-Obama backlash. The time has finally come to start to investigate, ask the right questions, and to demand proof from Sarah Palin. The current situation is beyond ridiculous. The time has come for the media to finally do their job.
Cease & desist letter by the authors Frank Bailey, Ken Morris and Jeanne Devon sent to Politicalgates.
"Babygate" has been covered in more detail in previous posts. You can find all this information here:
Palin-biographer Joe McGinniss: "I think the Politicalgates archives are the best single available resource for anyone wondering why questions are still being asked about Sarah really being Trig’s birth mother." (from August 28, 2011)
Kathleen Baker, editor of Politicalgates, writes in the UK "Guardian" about Sarah Palin's faked pregnancy: "Sarah Palin, unreliable narrator"
Read all posts at Politicalgates about Sarah Palin's faked pregnancy with Trig - FOR THE COLLECTION, CLICK HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE AND HERE.
Download the research paper regarding Sarah Palin's faked pregnancy and the role of the media, written by Brad Scharlott, Associate Professor for Journalism at Northern Kentucky University - CLICK HERE.
Brad Scharlott's revised version of the paper has also been published by "Business Insider."
Read the old post at Palingates about the faked pregnancy with the pictures still intact in hardcopy HERE.
Read the old posts at Palingates online HERE (useful also for watching the video clips which were published with the posts).
In addition, please don't hesitate to watch the excellent video-documentaries about "babygate" which our reader Lidia17 created - HERE, HERE and HERE.
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