I don’t believe all the horrible rumors about Sarah Palin’s pregnancy and the birth of her son are true. I don’t believe that it was some grand cover-up, initiated to hide the fact that minor daughter Bristol was pregnant.
All the left has on their side are some photos that indicate Sarah didn’t show much until very late in her pregnancy. It’s clear to my why the Palins waited to reveal the pregnancy… For starters, they knew their child would be born with Down’s Syndrome, which was likely a sensitive issue. I don’t know if that makes the pregnancy itself “high risk,” but it definitely adds a different dynamic to it.
From the political perspective, I can also see waiting to announce the pregnancy. Palin no doubt knew that her political opponents would question her ability and desire to continue in her role as governor of Alaska while pregnant. It was smart politics to wait to announce it.
Besides… it’s Todd and Sarah Palin’s personal choice as to when they want to announce their pregnancy.
All that being said, what if the rumors are true? I don’t believe there is a shred of truth to them, but let’s suppose for a minute they are true. Let’s pretend that Todd and Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter got pregnant. Let’s pretend the family decided that Sarah would fake a pregnancy, and Todd and Sarah would raise Trig as their own child. What’s the result? What does that mean for our country?
I don’t condone dishonesty. I lead an honest life and want others to do the same. But while I would frown upon lying about the pregnancy, what would it really tell us about Sarah Palin?
It would tell us that she and her husband loved their daughter and baby Trig enough to provide them the best possible life. It would mean that they would be preserving the life of a baby, raising that child well, while offering their teenage daughter a chance to grow up on her own. It would mean that they love their teenage daughter enough to help take responsibility for her actions, and sacrifice for her so that she could grow up without having to be a parent at a very young age.
It would mean that the Palin family has a great deal of love and support for its own. It would mean that Sarah Palin loved her children enough to sacrifice for them.
That’s all it would really tell us.
But it didn’t happen. There was no cover-up. The left will continue to smear Sarah Palin, John McCain, and the Republican party in general from now through the four years that McCain and Palin are in office, and into the next election if they choose to run again.
Palin will be criticized. She’s been criticized for even responding to these hateful lies. After all, “why give such lies any attention if they’re not true.” She’s been criticized for not responding enough to the lies. “She should produce Trig’s birth certificate to prove whose child he is.”
Could you imagine the media outcry if the right made up horrible lies about one of Barack Obama’s children, and then demanded that he cough up a birth certificate or other documentation to prove them wrong?
Bristol Palin is now pregnant. Leave her and her fiance alone. They are doing what they feel is best for them and their unborn child. There was no cover-up. The current situation with Bristol is a private matter and should be of no interest to the general public. Let them get back to living their lives.