Thursday, October 9, 2008

Another Site to Check Out

I'd like to draw everyone's attention to another website which has attempted to look at the question of this pregnancy as well.

Although much of the information presented is found on both of our sites, this side portrays it in a very easy to follow, logical "flow chart" style.

I also LOVE the quote from Andrew Sullivan who is a columnist for The Atlantic (and really the only mainstream journalist who has continued to ask questions about this story) that was selected for use on the front of the website. I am going to quote it here. There is NO better summary.

I find the account of her pregnancy and labor provided by Palin to be perplexing ... and I have every right to ask questions about it .... If a story does not make sense or raises serious questions about the sincerity of a candidate's embrace of a core political message, it is not rumor-mongering to ask about it. It is journalism. And in the absence of any information from the Palin campaign, I have aired every possible view trying to explain it. What else am I supposed to do? Pretend that these questions don't exist? Pretend that her story makes sense to me? I owe my readers my honest opinion. That's not rumor-mongering, it's fulfilling my core commitment to my readers.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the other site? The only link is to Andrew Sullivan's piece.... your article implied another site??

Audrey said...

Thanks for pointing this out. It's fixed now.

PalinBaby Question said...

Thanks, Audrey!

Morgan said...

Well said, and I really think the Palin Baby Question site is awesome, too.

Anonymous said...

One thing that has been bothering me is why it seems the decision to have Sarah Palin cover for her daughter’s pregnancy seems to have been made so late – why did Sarah not attempt to start staging the pregnancy earlier (and therefore more convincingly)? For example, NOT taking a fast walk in heels through the hills of Juneau without losing her breath while having a conversation with a reporter and also starting to pad her belly earlier. One theory could be that the intention was for Bristol to quietly have the baby and have it adopted, then returning to school with no one the wiser - this plan being ruined when Bristol’s amnio results showed that the baby had Down’s Syndrome, making adoption difficult and necessitating a sudden pregnancy announcement by Sarah. Is there any reason why an amnio test would be done on a teenage girl at around six to seven months pregnant?

Anonymous said...

If the baby is truly Bristol's baby, I very highly doubt that at 16 she had an amnio. To my knowledge, the procedure is not done on young women because the risk of miscarriage outweighs any benefits. I also don't understand why anyone Sarah Palin's age who would not have an abortion under any circumstances would ever have an amnio, given the risks of an amnio causing miscarriage.

amy said...

They may have given amino to Bristol is she was planning on giving up the child up for adoption. In fact, that is my theory: that Bristol had planned on giving her baby up for adoption but couldn't because of the Down's, hence why Sarah told people she was pregnant in February (when Bristol was 7 months pregnant) and not before.

Anonymous said...

Well, if Sarah had told people she was pregnant prior to 7 months, she would have had to try to look pregnant for several months and that would have been a colossal hassle.

I spoke to someone yesterday who said his wife was five months pregnant. Out of curiosity, I asked if she was showing yet. He just laughed at me - of course, a five month pregnant woman shows.

Tina in CA said...

Do doctors still order the AFP test between 15-17 weeks? They did when I was pregnant 13 years ago. This test is specifically made to detect Down Syndrome.

It use to be a routine test. Perhaps this is the time that either Sarah or Bristol found out about Trig.