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The latest political/celebrity gossip is surrounding Senator John McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin. Rumor has it that when the latest Palin baby was born, it wasn’t Sarah that gave birth, but instead her 16 year old daughter Bristol.

Is this true? I don’t know.. what I do know is that there is a picture circulating that shows the family in 2006 (shown above). In this photo, Bristol has a belly bump. Does that make her pregnant? I don’t think so.

The other “evidence” is that Sarah told everyone she was pregnant at seven months… and she didn’t even look it. Everyone was surprised, even those working closely with her. So she didn’t “look” pregnant. I know a woman who when pregnant with her 6th child (in her 40s like Sarah), didn’t even know she was pregnant until she was 6 months along. She had experienced 5 other pregnancies… one whould think that she would “know” when she’s pregnant and would for sure look it. She didn’t know, and she didn’t look it. She carried the baby in her back. This happens.

Sarah’s water broke 1 month early, while on a speaking engagement in Texas, she then jumped on a plane and flew back the 8 hours to Alaska to give birth. Giving birth in Texas wasn’t happening for Sarah Palin. Why? Good question. Maybe she wanted her family there and knew enough from her previous 4 pregnancies that she had time to fly back. I don’t know. But no one on board noticed that Sarah was going into labor. The plane landed in Anchorage, Alaska. And instead of going to a hospital in Anchorage where they can accommodate a premature birth of a Downs baby, she drove 45 minutes away to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, right outside the small village she was at one time Mayor, Wasilla.

Again, does this make it true that Sarah is indeed the grandmother of baby Trig? I don’t know. I know that when my water broke with my son, contractions didn’t start for about 20 hours when I was induced.

More “evidence”… Bristol Palin was apparently taken out of school for the last trimester of Sarah’s pregnancy. She allegedly had mononucleosis and it just wouldn’t go away. This usually lasts a few weeks to 3 months, but for Bristol, that bugger stuck around for 5 – 8 months.

Sarah Palin also was reported to have returned to work just 3 days after giving birth to baby Trig.

This is an interesting point, chances of having a child with Down’s Syndrome increases from under 1% to 3% after a mother reaches the age of 40. However, 80% of the cases of Down’s Syndrome are in mothers under the age of 35.

So, is there “overwhelming” evidence that Bristol Palin is the actual mother of baby Trig Palin? That Sarah Palin, Vice Presidential candidate for Senator John McCain actually lied about giving birth to her 5th child, and instead covered up the pregnancy of her 16 year old daughter? Only you can determine that for yourself.

For me personally – what does it matter? Have you never been in a situation where you made a judgment call on how to handle something, and maybe had second thoughts about it later? IF she lied, maybe that’s what happened. Are people that run for office, executive or not, not human? Do we hold them to higher standards than we hold ourself? Why is that? We’re all the same. We’re all people. We all do what we feel is best when the situation arises. There is no right and wrong. We do what we do for the reason we do it. Again, IF Sarah Palin lied about being pregnant to protect her daughter, she did it for a reason. And we must trust that her decision was the best decision for her family at the time, just as we must trust our own decisions when we make them.