And what the MSM refuses to air. A reader writes:

As a mother and grandmother, I am convinced that Sarah Palin could not have given birth to Trig Palin, and I am astounded at the silence of the MSM in this regard. I applaud you for persisting in questioning the Trig parentage issue.

In the spring of 2008, when my daughter was 20 weeks pregnant, a routine ultrasound revealed that her child had a serious congenital heart defect.  It was not possible at that point to determine just how severely impacted his life would be; the doctors told us it could range from relatively normal to quite horrific.  Internet research showed us just how horrific, and some in the family advocated that she abort the child and try again.

My daughter had hoped to have a midwife deliver the baby at a community hospital, but the doctors nixed that plan immediately. My grandson was born in September of 2008 and went right to the NICU at Brigham & Women’s in Boston, then was transferred almost immediately to the ICU at Childrens Hospital. (The good news is, after one heart operation, and another one in the future, he is developing well.)

I am telling you all of this because at the time I was assisting in his care I was watching Sarah Palin run for Vice President with her special needs child in tow.  I could not believe what I was seeing! 

Not only could I not believe what a 5-month old was being put through, I could not believe that his “mother” had been able to return to work when he was only a few days old, nor that she could drag him around on the campaign trail like that.  Then I heard the wild ride story and I knew something was quite fishy.

Granted my own children were born 30 years ago and 20 years ago, respectively, but in both cases, my water broke before labor began and I was told to get right to the hospital.  Nor could I possibly have returned to work in a few days after either birth!  Even at 5 months, babies are on irregular feeding and sleeping schedules and their parents are usually quite exhausted!  And on top of all that, Palin delivers a high risk baby at a community hospital after several airplane rides?  Nothing in the picture I was witnessing in September and October of 2008 made any sense, any common sense, and this feeling was heightened by my own concurrent experience of caring for my daughter and her special needs infant during that time.

If I had a dime for every woman and every doctor who had privately told me they simply did not believe Palin's stories about Trig, I'd be able to retire now.

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