Here's my read: Cajun Boy, in spite of some stylistic choices that may not appeal to all readers, has been around a while. He's got hundreds of posts on his blog going back several years. He's been writing and thinking about life, love, and politics (and - apparently - penis enlargement) in this country long before anyone outside of Alaska had heard of Sarah Palin. Over this time I am sure he's developed sources and a network that he trusts. I think that he trusted that the information he was given was accurate - and that it was worth taking a gamble on. For now, he lost.
Whether the truth is that the ADN has nothing, has never had anything and has no interest in the story, or whether it is that they have quite a bit, but without that final "proof," they decided not to risk it, or whether they have the proof and decided there was nothing to be gained by running it before the election, who knows? If they have something, they will not sit on it forever. That I am sure of.
Meanwhile, a lot of people have asked what they can do? Here's a thought. It's a bit like Al Capone getting sent to jail for tax evasion.
It's 72 hours before polls open in this country. As many of us predicted, no medical records on Gov. Palin have been produced. Nothing. Not even a feeble letter like Obama produced.
The only reason for this is that there is something in those records that they don't want us to see. Otherwise, just release them. She's a fit healthy young woman and I cannot believe they are hiding some sort of chronic disease. (McCain would not have selected her if she had M.S. or something.) Something is being hidden. It might be that they could not manage to fake records for an entire pregnancy, which should include (probably) amniocentesis, (definitely) several ultrasounds, record of a nitrazine test that should have done as soon as she arrived at the hospital late on April 17th to determine if she really was leaking amniotic fluid... the list would be long. It might be that she had a tubal ligation after Piper was born. It might be that she has had an abortion, or a history of depression, or alcoholism.
So... here's an idea. I have no idea how many emails and phone calls and faxes were generated to the Anchorage Daily News on Thursday, but I suspect it was a boatload. There's a lot of power in numbers.
Perhaps those of you who want to do something should consider this:
Consider writing, calling, or emailing the McCain campaign (national, state, and local.) Consider doing the same for any Republicans in your district who are running for re-election. State the following (even if it's not quite exactly true:)
Dear...., I am still an undecided voter. I have been very troubled by the fact that in spite of promises to the contrary, Gov. Palin's medical records still have not been released. I feel that this is dishonest, and that Internet sites that have indicated that she faked her fifth pregnancy may be telling the truth. If her records are not released by Monday, November 3rd, I will be voting for Barack Obama. Signed....
Then copy FOX, CNN, and MSNBC plus the nearest "big town" newspaper (i.e., The NY Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, etc.) on every letter you send.
If they get a couple hundred thousand letters like this... they'll notice. I bet the ADN got almost that many. It's worth a try - and there's no down side.