Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sarah Palin Babygate flashback - February 15, 2008: When Sarah Palin was supposedly six months pregnant, but was also the slimmest person in the room!

By Patrick

Sarah Palin's faked pregnancy with Trig is a topic which simply is impossible to "forget" - although "officially", the faked pregnancy did never occur. The large majority of the media decided to bury the subject and branded it a "conspiracy theory" - but they were wrong, as we reported in great detail in the past. Sarah Palin did indeed fake her pregnancy with Trig, and many people in Alaska know it.

The days between Christmas and the new year are always a good time for reflection, so I am thankful that some of our readers highlighted in the comments of our last post a set of pictures which shows Sarah Palin, as well as her daughters, at the "Go Red American Heart Association" Luncheon in Fairbanks, Alaska, on February 15, 2008.

On February 15, 2008, Sarah Palin was supposedly six months pregnant. However, the public didn't know it at this point, because Sarah Palin had not announced her pregnancy yet. This happened only on March 5, 2008, when Sarah Palin announced to the great surprise of Alaskan journalists that she is seven months pregnant.

The journalists were flabbergasted, and not just them: In late 2009, I had a phone call with Republican politician Lyda Green, former Alaska Senate President, and talked to her specifically about Sarah Palin's pregnancy with Trig. Lyda Green told me that she herself was present in the room on March 5, 2008 where Sarah Palin announced her pregnancy, and Lyda Green said to me that Sarah Palin "did not look pregnant" on this day.

But the national media quickly buried the story, when lots of questions were raised about the pregnancy after Sarah Palin had been nominated as the Republican VP-candidate in August 2008. We have unique access to the "thought process" of the liberal media in this matter back in August and early September 2008, due to the leaked "Journolist-Emails."

Back then, influential journalists like Ezra Klein feared that the story could backfire - and the political consequences were their only concern, not accurate reporting:

Ezra Klein Aug 30, 2008, 10:15am

Seriously, folks? Best case scenario, what’s your outcome here: Her daughter, hounded by the tabloids, breaks down that it was her child, and her mother heroically took on the burden and welcomed the disabled boy as one of her own? Palin’s relationship with her children — however they may have come to her — strikes me as pretty far out of bounds. By all accounts she’s a wonderful mother, and devoted to her fifth son. Leave this be.

But Ezra Klein is wrong. Nobody "heroically took on the burden." Someone just wanted to find the easy way out of an embarrassing situation. Now, where the Palins have lied about this issue over and over again, in books and interviews, there is no way they would be able to "look good" if this came out. Bristol even claimed in her book that Levi took her virginity.

Oh, memories! For years we and others have been writing about Sarah Palin's faked pregnancy, and in teamwork we for example discovered many damning pictures, unearthed incriminating emails, documented vicious attempts by Sarah Palin lawyers to shut down "babygate" critics, discussed laughable attempts by the Alaska media in 2011 to get rid of the pregnancy controversy, exposed Sarah Palin's unbelievable "wild ride" from April 17, 2008, reported when other people like Joe McGinniss and Andrew Sullivan raised questions about the pregnancy, and so forth. We also discovered that Alaskan journalists quickly got wind of the fact that Sarah Palin may have faked the pregnancy, and that they had already in 2008 heard from sources in Alaska that Palin's faked pregnancy was indeed a true fact.

But it was never enough.

The photos from February 15, 2008 are another piece of "circumstantial evidence." They were uploaded to flickr (click for link) by the American Heart Association, and they were uploaded only about three years after the event, on January 11, 2011. The "new" design of flickr is a real pain to use, and with the new design it is also hard to see when the photos were uploaded. However, looking through my files, I realized that I had already seen these photos quite a while ago and had also taken some screenshots, still with the "old" flickr layout:

So let's take a closer look at the photos of the Governor who was supposedly secretly six-month pregnant on February 15, 2008 (click on pictures to enlarge):

This photo is really amazing - six women, and the slimmest one is the Governor who is supposedly six months pregnant:

For the purpose of documentation - here is the Exif-data for this photo, viewable via flickr (the same is possible for every photo from this set):

More pictures from this event, posted by the America Heart Association:

Bristol, Willow and Piper were bored to death:

Look at this - Sarah Palin and "Miss Alaska" are the same size!

Sarah Palin supposedly is highly pregnant - but she is leaning with her belly against the metal podium:

Finally, from the same event - there you can see a woman who REALLY was pregnant, unlike the faking Governor:

Just for the purposes of documentation, here is a screenshot of the official schedule of Sarah Palin from February 15, 2008, mentioning the event in Fairbanks, obtained in early 2009 through a FOIA-request (click to enlarge):

Also, three days earlier, Sarah Palin's office told her what she is supposed to say in her speech, as usual (in this collection from page 61):

Interestingly, this event already made headlines in October 2008:

In addition to the commercial flights, the children have traveled dozens of times with Palin on a state plane. For these flights, the total cost of operating the plane, at $971 an hour, was about $55,000, according to state flight logs. The cost of operating the state plane does not increase when the children join their mother.

The organizer of an American Heart Association luncheon on Feb. 15 in Fairbanks said Palin asked to bring daughter Piper to the event, and the organizer said she was surprised when Palin showed up with daughters Willow and Bristol as well.

The three Palin daughters shared a room separate from their mother at the Princess Lodge in Fairbanks for two nights, at a cost to the state of $129 per night.

The luncheon took place before Palin's husband, Todd, finished fourth in the 2,000-mile Iron Dog snowmobile race, also in Fairbanks. The family greeted him at the finish line.

When Palin showed up at the luncheon with not just Piper but also Willow and Bristol, organizers had to scramble to make room at the main table, said Janet Bartels, who set up the event.

"When it's the governor, you just make it happen," she said.

The state is already reviewing nearly $17,000 in per diem payments to Palin for more than 300 nights she slept at her own home, 40 miles from her satellite office in Anchorage.

So this is our little reflective tale about a Governor who was supposedly highly pregnant, but who was also the slimmest person in the room. She fooled (almost) everyone - and she certainly fooled the national media, who already decided in the infamous "Journolist" email discussions from 2008 right after Sarah Palin's nomination as Republican VP-candidate that this highly inconvenient issue should be buried.

They allowed Sarah Palin to continue to play the professional victim - up until today.

Finally, a reminder - this is what "six months pregnant" really looks like, in the real world, and not in the fantasy world of Sarah Palin:


We wish everyone a lovely celebration for the new year! Viva 2014!



KAO made a brilliant comparison of two photos from 2007 and 2008, which are both dated by the photographer (also h/t to mellybel). On the second photo, Sarah Palin is supposedly five months pregnant. It truly was an invisible pregnancy!

Link to the photo from 2007

Link to the photo from 2008


I still have a little bit of hope left that the media will eventually expose Sarah Palin's faked pregnancy, that they will expose her as the fraud she is.

Because ultimately, Sarah Palin still does a lot of damage to the liberal media. Not only got she Martin Bashir fired and has the power to make journalists (and others!) apologize. Not only that, but her usual "mantra" that the "lamestream media" cannot be trusted already did a lot of damage, because the conservative base was ready for this message. They don't want their right-wing heroes to be besmirched by "facts" or "logic" or "reason." They only want to believe in flawless right-wing heroes, who kick the butts of the liberals.

So her message that the liberal media simply cannot be trusted became incredibly popular. I am convinced that virtually any right-winger you talk to will tell you immediately that he/she won't believe a word that the liberal media says. This is also the work of Sarah Palin, because she hammered this message home like nobody else, with much more force than anyone else. She also did this, of course, in order to discredit any revelations about herself, coming from liberal sources. I would say that this strategy worked pretty well. Even some "liberal" journalists for example had difficulty to believe the revelations by Joe McGinniss in "The Rogue." They could not believe that "Saint Sarah" (Newsweek) actually wasn't a saint at all.

So possibly the journalists will realize in the end that they have only one choice (because Sarah herself will NEVER shut up): To finally write the truth about Sarah Palin.

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, HEREHERE, 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).

Listen to Sarah Palin's own description of her unbelievable "Wild Ride" from Texas to Alaska, which happened on April 17, 2008: Sarah explains how she decided to make the trip, despite of the fact that her "water broke" the night before.

In addition, please don't hesitate to watch the excellent video-documentaries about "babygate" which our reader Lidia17 created - HEREHERE and HERE.

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