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Since the earliest days of Sarah Palin's nationwide introduction, the rumors and conspiracy theories have abounded about the maternity of Trigg Palin, Sarah's fifth child. The right seized upon all of the chatter, trying to imply that this was out-of-bounds. Then they tried to pretend all other negative Palin stories were somehow linked to this one, tainting them all.
But the stories did not originate in some "in the tank" (oh how I loathe that phrase) for Obama media. No, the gossip started in Alaska, and followed Palin to national prominence. And it started because Palin had a whopper of a birth story. It flat-out didn't make sense, and other pieces of the story fit pretty neatly together, making it not at all unreasonable to believe that Trigg was actually Bristol Palin's kid.
As this story percolated, it was soon released that Bristol was five months pregnant. This seemed to rule out the conspiracy theory, as she was too far along to have given birth in April. Maybe. I have no real investment in the theory, but others do, and I'll bet you anything somebody has a timeline that fits.
Anyway, Bristol gave birth to (at least) her first child recently, and named him Tripp. I don't know what it is with this family and wacky names. . .even Dad--Levi--has one. It could be worse. She could have named him Wrangler.
The strangest thing about this story is that Bristol is a teenager in high school, and is still not married. . .and yet right-wingers are gaga about this story. All of that unwed teenage mother stuff that they're always railing against? IOKIYAR. That's It's OK If You're A Republican.
Bristol Palin, the 18-year-old daughter of former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, gave birth on Sunday to a healthy 7 lb., 4 oz., baby boy in Palmer, Alaska. . .
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