Check out a very rare piece of third party documentation of governor Palin's long plane-trip back to Alaska, in labor with her fifth child, many hours after her water broke. It's an eye-witness account of her state of mind in an airport lounge. Several readers have noted that the interaction seems to have taken place in the Seattle airport lounge, not Dallas. So she was even closer to giving birth at that moment than I previously believed. Thanks for the eagle eyes. Use them to peruse the rest if you're stuck in the snow like we are.

More contemporaneous emails on this subject from this period in Palin's life to come. Stay tuned.

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