Not one to start rumors [MUCH], but always one to spread them, Mrs. Linklater has just learned that there are people who think that Ms. Palin isn't a new mom, she's a new GRANDMOM. Could this baby belong to her older daughter? Although Down Syndrome is usually seen in older moms because the eggs go bad, young moms can be affected too.
Apparently the Grandma rumor has been circling around the internet since spring.
If you want to look into this, check out the Daily Kos or any number of other sources yourself. There's even an amusing timeline of the gov's arrival at the hospital in Alaska to have the baby, more than thirteen hours after her water broke while she was giving a speech in Texas.
I'm not doing any links. That way I'm still a virgin.
Apparently NO ONE on her staff could believe she was seven months pregnant when she first made her announcement. They were dumbfounded. Seven months is very hard to hide. So is six months. In fact, most women have a hard time hiding five months, especially when they are slim and trim. I was tall and skinny and could still wear a belt at 4 1/2 months, but at five months I just let it all hang out.
Governor Palin is also a big-time runner [who kept on running] so it's not like she was hiding a kid in folds of fat.
But here's the best part -- what's with the LONG airplane flight she took when she was almost eight months pregnant -- after her water broke? She was dripping amniotic fluid on a cross country plane trip.
Hello?! First of all, there are rules against flying that late in pregnancy. Especially at her age and when you're on your fifth kid. I'm sure there are even more rules when your water breaks, especially with a special needs baby.
No way any of that happens without the airlines having you sign releases letting them off the hook -- especially with a Down Syndrome baby who might have heart and lung defects that affect his or her birth.
So far there's no evidence that anybody at the airline had a clue she was p.g.
Also there's no way you go flying with your water dripping without your doctor making you sign releases either.
The baby was also about a month earlly, something that often happens to young mothers.
I love this stuff.
P.S. I just had another notion. If, in fact, Sarah Palin really was pregnant, did she deliberately keep her weight down, continue to run, and then endanger the baby's life by flying after her water broke ON PURPOSE? Was her irresponsible behavior an attempt to terminate his life "naturally"?
Inquiring minds want to know if Sarah Palin is a loose cannon. Like John McCain.