Why No Medical Records?

By Patrick Appel
A reader writes:

The easiest way to disprove these "conspiracy" theories surrounding Trig's birth is for Sarah Palin to release her medical records. The carefully worded statement from Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson that was released the day before the election was not an adequate substitute. Don't you find it curious at all that such a simple move could have smothered these rumors in the cradle, so to speak?

No. My guess: the McCain campaign didn't release medical records because they didn't see it as in their best interest. They used this story to cause a media backlash and to try to discredit Andrew – one of McCain-Palin's most relentless critics. What would they have gained by releasing records?