I was just over at Digg looking at a story about Sara(h?) Palin and how her last child is allegedly her daughter's baby. Oh my gosh. What a travesty that she didn't come out and tell everyone every single little bitty detail of her life from before she accepted the nomination. So what? I may be politically developmentally delayed, but I don't see what the big deal is. If her 16-year-old daughter got pregnant and Palin and her husband decided to raise the baby, so what? Is that a capital offense now? (Pardon the pun.) People are going on and on about whether or not she looked pregnant, whether her daughter looked pregnant, can mono really keep a kid out of school for 5 or 6 months, blah, blah, blah. I'm not saying this as a republican or a democrat... who freaking cares? But..., you knew that was coming, didn't you?
Just for the record my ex-sister-in-law had a baby and didn't know she was pregnant. I was living with her for most of the pregnancy and didn't know she was pregnant. Her parents didn't know, her friends didn't know... Nobody knew. So, yes, it happens. Having had 2 kids myself, I can't hardly believe it, but it's true.
Mono can be very debilitating and although it's not common, someone could conceivably be ill enough to be out of school for 5 or 6 months. There can be complications with mono, just as there can be for any other disease. If people are digging around so much, I'm sure they'll find medical records, confidential or not, that would confirm this.
I've also seen people who I thought were pregnant who weren't... As a matter of fact, Steve and I were just talking about this a few weeks ago about a family member who looks pregnant, but who isn't. At least to our knowledge. Check with us in about 6 months or so.
Oh, but the flight attendants on the plane when her water broke said she wasn't pregnant. Let me know if that was a commercial airline, I'd like to fly with a company who hires MDs as flight attendants. If you wave enough money under the nose of some people they'll tell you anything you want to hear.
Oh, but what about this news flash... The other day when her family was introduced Palin said her daughter (allegedly the baby's mother) was on the bus with the baby who was ill. That proves it to me! I took care of all of my younger siblings and one time or another - apparently taking care of a younger sibling in the eyes of the dems makes you that siblings parent! Who knew!?
This whole thing is just asinine, and I suppose I should just shut the hell up, but even if the shoe were on the other foot - say Obama had a child out of wedlock with a girlfriend when he was younger and they gave the child up for adoption. Does that make him a bad presidential candidate? Of course not - and believe me, I can't stomach Obama, but it doesn't matter.
What the American people need to realize is that sometimes family things are private things. I don't care if you're the president, a senator, a governor or Joe Blow down the street. You have the RIGHT to a private life. Even if Palin is claiming her daughter's child as her own, it's not our business and it's no danger to our national security, and it's private.
The only thing I agree with over at Digg is that American politics stink to high heaven. I also have to laugh when I think that this is such a big deal. Remember Bill Clinton?