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Archive for the ‘Trig Palin’ Category

Gov. Palin praises familes of special needs children in Alabama

Posted by joshpainter on May 4, 2011

by Josh Painter
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Sarah Palin told an Alabama audience Tuesday that the challenges of raising a special needs child takes a particular kind of courage, and that was a lesson that she had to learn firsthand:

Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, mentioned politics, such as the need for energy and financial independence and smaller government, when she addressed a fundraiser for the Exceptional Foundation of Baldwin County.

Much of her speech, however, centered on raising her youngest son, Trig, who has Down syndrome.

The Exceptional Foundation was established to help special needs children and adults in southwest Alabama. Many in the audience Tuesday night in the ballroom of the Marriott Grand Hotel have family members with conditions such as Trig’s.

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Palin said work by groups, such as the Exceptional Foundation, that assist special needs children and adults are a blessing to people such as herself, who need help when faced with a difficult challenge.

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Palin praised efforts to help Alabama communities hit by tornadoes last week.

“In those parts that were touched tragically by these storms and tornadoes, we want these folks to know that they are not alone in this time,” she said. “Americans come together in moments like this to help support and rebuild, and a good part of America shines through in times like this.”

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According to WKRG-TV, Gov. Palin told the audience that she and her husband Todd would be meeting with tornado survivors Wednesday in Birmingham. Turns out she and Todd joined other Samaritan’s Purse volunteers assisting the victims of the recent tornadoes which caused so much devastation in the state.

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Yes, Andrew, Trig was born at Mat-Su Regional Hospital

Posted by joshpainter on April 28, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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We’ve expressed some rather pointed criticism of David Weigel in the past, but today we have to give him due credit. Weigel is proving what a fraud Andrew Sullivan is:

I called up Mat-Su Regional Hospital, where, according to contemporary media reports, Trig Palin was born. I was patched through to the family birthing center.

[…]

Why’d I call the hospital? One of the original concerns Sullivan had with the Trig Palin story — one that’s based on an absent fact, and not on innuendo — was that Mat-Su Regional did not list Trig Palin’s birth on its website. There’s a portion of the web site, the baby nursery, where newborns are listed. Trig, born on April 18, 2008, is not there. And that’s somewhat curious. So: Is every baby born at the hospital listed on the web site?

“No, it’s not automatic,” said the clerk. “Truth be told, we do take security photos of all the babies, but if the parents want their babies listed on the web site, they can request it. We’re really sensitive about it, though. I think the hospital took up the policy not to publish names automatically because of possible baby kidnapping issues.”

The clerk, realizing that Washington, D.C. reporters don’t typically cold call her hospital, asked me if this call was about “our former governor.” It was. Was Trig Palin born there?

“Oh, that’s not even a question,” she said… “Yes. Everybody here remembers that. Yes, this is where the Palins come — this is their family hospital.”

[…]

Is anything preventing Andrew, or one of the Daily Dish’s assistants, from making that call? … The current tone of his Trig-blogging is horribly meta — “just asking questions,” without asking questions of the people who can answer all of this stuff.

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Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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John Nolte: How Trig’s Crew used Twitter to declare children off-limits

Posted by joshpainter on April 25, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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While it’s been an unwritten rule of political combat for decades that the very young among the offspring of politicians should not be attacked, some hate sites on the far left of the blogosphere think rules are for everyone but themselves. But a coalition of concerned Twitter users which sprang up literally overnight in the whirlwind after Wonkette’s demeaning attacks on Sarah Palin’s 3-year old son Trig, seems to have found a way to put some teeth into that unwritten rule. Using the #TrigsCrew hash tag, they tweeted Wonkette’s advertisers to make them aware that ads for their products and services were being displayed on the leftist hate site right alongside debasing slurs against a helpless toddler afflicted with Down Syndrome.

Big Hollywood Editor-In-Chief John Nolte, in his commentary for sister blog Big Journalism, opines that Trig’s Crew “might represent the most potent example of the power of online activism we’ve seen yet.”

Best of all, and contrary to Andrew Sullivan feeling all “queasy,” this was not a “Palinista” uprising. (Heads up: When it comes to Trig Palin, Sullivan is nothing more than Wonkette with professorial elbow patches.) Decent people of all political stripes, including some in the media, put partisan politics aside over this — and it was a beautiful thing to behold. Better still, organized under their hash tag, a group of citizen activists discovered the small “d” democratic wonder of Twitter and effectively learned how to politely, firmly, and publicly fight for something they believed in.

Personally, I’m not a boycott person, but that’s my right. Others have a right to boycott, and brother, did Trig’s Crew put on a boycott. All on their own, they organized a list of Wonkette advertisers, tweeted them directly with a request that they pull their ads, and kept track of those who did and didn’t. Within hours, it was obvious a tidal wave was brewing and by the next day it was just as obvious that it had hit. As of this writing, over 30 advertisers [forty-six, as of this Monday morning – JP] agreed with Trig’s Crew and pulled their ads from Wonkette. Seemingly, and in record time, the dismantling of a fairly mainstream, left-wing snark-site seemed probable.

Like the Tea Party, Trig’s Crew has represented the very best of mainstream America as they engaged in an inspiring First Amendment online debate with dignity and decency.

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Some extreme hate sites which don’t depend on ad revenue will, of course, continue their despicable attacks on innocent children, but those websites are self-marginalizing, and this form of depravity amounts to little more than preaching to the choir coven.

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Trig Conspiracy debunked by an unlikely investigator

Posted by joshpainter on April 23, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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The last person we would have expected to step forward to debunk the conspiracy theory which has been trumpeted for years now, mainly by pothead Andrew Sullivan and a number of Palin-deranged Alaska bloggers, that Trig is not Sarah Palin’s son but actually her grandchild, is a reporter for the online left-wing magazine Salon. But stranger things have happened, and Justin Elliott is one of those few progressive journalists who seems to have maintained his intellectual and honesty and journalist integrity. Make no mistake, Elliot has a consistent record of criticizing Gov. Palin, but he’s investigated the Trig conspiracy theory and found compelling evidence that there is no truth to it. Here are some excerpts from the report of his investigation, which was published Friday at Salon’s War Room blog:

In light of the recent attention this subject has received and the considerable passion it has stirred, Salon embarked last week on an investigation of the circumstances surrounding Trig’s birth. The exhaustive review of available evidence that we conducted, along with new interviews with multiple eyewitnesses who interacted with a pregnant Sarah Palin up-close in early 2008 — most of whom had never spoken publicly about the matter before — has produced one clear conclusion: Sarah Palin is, indeed, Trig’s mother and there is no reason to suspect any kind of a coverup.

We’ve learned, for instance, that an Associated Press reporter in Alaska who was covering Palin during her pregnancy in early 2008 (before she became a national figure) thoroughly investigated rumors that the pregnancy was a hoax. The reporter directly questioned Palin about the matter in a private meeting in her Juneau office before she gave birth. Gov. Palin responded by voluntarily lifting her outer layer of clothing, offering a clear look at her round belly. The reporter quickly concluded that there was no truth to the rumors and never wrote about them.

So why dive into this old conspiracy theory now?

After all, there’s a strong argument to be made that politicians’ private lives should not be subject to investigation unless there is suspicion of hypocrisy (e.g., Larry Craig) or some public policy implication (e.g., Mark Sanford). As Atrios put it, “if Trig was sired by Lucifer and birthed from a hippopotamus it’s really none of our business.” Sullivan has claimed that the birth of Trig, a baby with Down syndrome, played a key role in Palin being chosen for the GOP’s 2008 ticket, because it solidified her pro-life credentials. But the idea that this had anything to do with John McCain’s decision to tap Palin is easily debunked.

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You can believe that Palin was wearing a pregnancy suit and Hollywood-quality makeup for weeks, all before she had a national profile. You can believe that she fooled all of those journalists with her pregnancy costume, including the AP reporter who literally inspected Palin’s belly in her office. You can believe that Palin, and her entire family, and her doctor, and her disgruntled former aide Frank Bailey, have been lying to the press in a tightly organized and mind-bogglingly elaborate conspiracy. You can believe that the medical workers who were involved in Trig’s delivery were paid off or have simply kept inexplicably quiet about the hoax. You can believe that Bristol Palin gave birth to Trig and then had another child just eight months later.

Or you can believe that Trig is Sarah Palin’s son.

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Will the evidence detailed by Elliot in the course of his investigation convince Sullivan and the deranged Alaskans that they have been barking up the wrong tree lo these many months? We doubt it. Their all-consuming hatred of Sarah Palin is a berserker bullet train which long ago left the station. Not even logic and reason can bring it back, because it has gone well off the tracks.

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Alaska’s Republican National Committeewoman Addresses Attacks Against Trig Palin

Posted by traceyporreca on April 23, 2011


I was approached today by Debbie Joslin, Republican National Committeewoman for the State of Alaska, and friend of mine. She is also a friend of Sarah Palin and has known her for a long time. We started discussing the recent “Wonkette” article (see here)and Debbie mentioned she was writing an article to address it. I offered to share it with our readers and she accepted. Debbie has a lot of personal experience with this subject, as you will read. I’m so pleased to share this with all our readers. Thank you, Debbie, for this heartfelt article.

Debbie Joslin
National Committeewoman for Alaska
Republican National Committee
April 22, 2011

The recent attacks on Trig Palin remind me of something my brother frequently says: “People who call names aren’t very smart.” My brother Danny is 50 years old and in many ways is like a child; he is developmentally disabled. He grew up with neighborhood bullies calling him a “retard” and other such names. When I was a kid, I stood up for my brother against those bullies.

Today I have a few words for the “progressive elitists” who are treating Trig Palin the same way Danny was treated. These juvenile diatribes may be aimed at Trig Palin, but many of us take them personally. These attacks against Trig are a slam against everyone who has a developmental disability and those who love them. If you disagree with something Sarah Palin says, attack her ideas, not her toddler.

I feel like I know Trig a little; I held him as an infant, and I know his mom. Sarah Palin sent me an encouraging note after my own son, Isaiah, died at one month old from complications of Trisomy 13 (Patua Syndrome). Children with Trisomy 13 are profoundly disabled; learning to speak and to walk are huge achievements. So, between my brother, Danny, and my son, Isaiah, I have license to speak on this subject.

As an adult, I have been with my brother in public and had “grownup” men in expensive suits say rude things and act disgusted at having to sit close to my brother on an airplane. I have had people who were certainly old enough to know better treat my brother with contempt. I have experienced the loathing the left has for those who are developmentally disabled. In 1999, doctors urged me to abort my disabled son or leave him to die after birth.

I was at the Republican National Convention in 2008 when Sarah Palin’s family joined her on the stage. I might add that John McCain’s family was on that stage too. Barack Obama also had his family on the stage of the Democratic Convention. Out of all that, Trig is a “prop”? I cried that night when I saw Trig being held by his parents. I cried for my brother and my own son and for all of the other people (yes, they ARE people!) who have been treated like second class citizens in this country. I cried because my own parents were ashamed of my brother. I was –and still am- so happy for Trig because he has parents who cherish him and recognize his worth. I cried because I felt hope that the days when people were judged to have worth only if their IQ was socially acceptable, seemed to be coming to an end.

Was I wrong? Is it still cool to call someone a retard? I hope not. But, in case I am wrong, remember what my (very smart) brother says: “People who call names aren’t very smart.”

To read this and more articles, please visit Alaskans4Palin.

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Stacy McCain: Lefty Trig troofer prof’s ‘paper’ is all insinuation

Posted by joshpainter on April 16, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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Foam-at-the-mouth moonbats are dancing in the streets because an ultra left wing Journalism professor has written a paper which they are touting as lending “credibility” to support their insane conspiracy theory that Trig is not Gov. Palin’s son. Investigative reporter Stacy McCain has taken a look at the prog prof’s paper and found that it is full of insinuation and totally lacking in any real tests of the theory, as opposed to what is expected of scholarly research. Stacy reports:

Dr. Bradford Scharlott is an associate professor of communications at the University of Northern Kentucky, who has called attention to himself by publishing a 29-page “academic” treatise, the essence of which is an allegation that Todd Palin is a liar:

The theory is that Sarah Palin is actually the grandmother of her purported son Trig, not the mother, and that she staged a gigantic hoax during the campaign to cover up this fact…

Scharlott’s article walks through all the evidence supporting the theory, including the photos of Palin in what is said to have been a late-stage pregnancy, the leisurely 20-hour trip home that Palin took after she supposedly went into labor in Texas, the refusal of the hospital where Trig was supposedly born to even confirm that he was born there (let alone who was the mother), strange statements from Palin’s doctor and the McCain campaign, and so on.

As I say, I have met Todd Palin, seen Trig scamper around the living room of the Palin family’s lakefront home in Wasilla, and watched Todd read a storybook to the adorable little tyke. Todd just rolled his eyes in disgust at my cautiously indirect mention of the “Trig Truther” nonsense, but I’d double-dog dare any of those fools to try presenting the so-called “evidence” for their lunatic theory while Todd Palin was in the room.

Yet I didn’t need to meet Todd and Trig to recognize Trig-Trutherism as lunacy.

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Jesse “Gryphen” Griffin claims that he corresponded with Scharlott for two months, and that Scharlott shared an advance draft of this paper with him. This indicates that Scharlott is knee-deep into the festering swamp of Palin Derangement Syndrome.

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Stacy has learned that Scharlott’s paper is being shopped by a publicist. Serious scholars and faculty submit their papers to legitimate academic journals where they are subjected to rigorous peer review. They don’t hire publicists to shop their stuff. Just another indication that this joke of a college professor cannot be taken seriously by anyone but the deranged.

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Palin: 5 Myths about Sarah

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on October 15, 2010

Sarah Palin in Alaska Governor's Office

Finally, an article about Sarah Palin that paints an accurate picture of the woman whose star has risen quickly even with the so-called professional media, AKA “JournoListers”, conspiring at every juncture. ~Jackie~

From http://www.washingtonpost.com:

Think you know Sarah Palin? The former Alaska governor has been in the spotlight ever since John McCain named her as his running mate on Aug. 29, 2008. Yet, while practically everybody has an opinion about Palin, not all of those opinions are grounded in reality. Many of them are based more on a “Saturday Night Live” caricature than on the living, breathing, 46-year-old mother of five. The real Sarah Palin is a complex woman who has risen in no time from obscurity to the stratosphere of American politics, fusing celebrity and populism in novel ways. Now that she’s laying the foundation for a possible presidential run in 2012, it’s worth taking a moment to separate the fact about Palin from the fable. More

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Happy Birthday, Trig – the Places You’ll Go!

Posted by Dr. Fay on April 18, 2010

This Slideshow was created on April 18, 2010 and is updated every time new photos are added.

Trig, the places you’ve been, and the places you’ll go!  Since the first time we first saw you as an infant on the national stage until today as you turn two years old, we’ve watched you grow into a little boy who has touched many hearts along the way.  We are so thankful that your Mom chose life and gave us the opportunity to watch such a special little boy grow up! 
Our authors at the Sarah Palin Information Blog and the members of the Sarah Palin Web Brigade wish you a very happy birthday, filled with fun and good things.  May you have many more happy birthdays, and may God bestow his blessings upon you each step of the way.  Happy birthday, Trig!

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

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