I was one of the first people in cyberspace to do my own research and form an opinion in a post that Sarah Palin is the grandmother, not the mother, of the baby named Trig. I posted this on Aug 30th in Things You've Probably Never Read About McCain's VP Pick Sarah Palin.
I caught some flack and criticism for this and may have lost a few readers. I wasn't the only one. The Daily Kos writer who researched and expressed the same opinion as I did (we both uploaded our post about the same time on 8/30) either deleted his post or their site did it for him.
I'm glad I didn't become overcome with the fear of looking foolish. I stood by my opinion and still think it's highly plausible, despite the 'new information' from the McCain-Palin campaign that Bristol "is five months pregnant."
I have listened to nearly eight years of the lies so great that two Congresspersons, Dennis Kucinich and Cynthia McKinney, wrote Articles of Impeachment in 2008 and 2006 respectively. I concluded long ago that Bush & Co. and the Republican Party are the greatest liars in our times. They are masters of deceit on a big level, but as a therapist and social worker, I can say that they are not terribly different from ordinary people who are either stuck in a tight jam and/or have low characters.
The smarter or more imaginative someone is, the better they are at lying to avoid trouble when they either accidentally fuck up, or want to cover up some dirt they did intentionally.
A good journalist, detective or therapist all have in one thing in common: the motivation and ability to think what they would do in the same situation of the alleged perpetrator of lie or crime in question. This is what I did when the 'new information' from the McCain-Palin campaign revealed that Bristol Palin "is five months pregnant."
When I figured out how the public could be scammed to believe she is not the mother of Trig, I wrote A Rovian Strategy: Feed 'em Turkey Burgers & Call It Steak.
I made it clear then as I do now that my opinion is not a proven fact, but there's plenty evidence to be doubtful of their story. What evidence would be satisfying to me? A DNA test first, or a full-term baby four months from now, although with this, I'd still wonder if it's weight was accurately recorded by whoever delivers it.
It is always a risk when you state what you really think when you're relatively unknown and particularly when you're a woman, whether in your non-cyber life or as a blogger. Fair or not, it's part of our social hierarchy.
Because of this, it felt good when I watched the Bill Maher's show, Real Time, last night. It was live.
This brilliant, progressive political analyst and comedian courageously shared the same conclusion as I did. What's remarkable is that he is the first well-known public figure I've seen to come out and express his doubts publicly.
Bill Maher's 9/05/2008 doubts & numerous insights
on Sarah Palin, here on YouTube
This took a lot of courage because his show, Politically Incorrect in 2001, was canceled when he expressed an unpopular opinion about 9/11 and terrorism at a time when Bush ran the lines of "if you're not for us, you're against us."
In hindsight, Bush, Cheney, and PNAC were clearly grooming the American people to rally behind the flag and their plans to invade Iraq with no questions asked, even though not a single Iraqi was involved in 9/11.
I think they're manipulating us again, but this time with Iran. The signs have been there a long time and as recently as this past Thursday, when McCain gave his speech at the Republican National Convention. They began the evening with this film that focused mainly on 9/11, but it began with a clip from the hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy in Iran that occurred nearly 30 years ago. Why else would they include that, or any of it, other than to stir up fear?
I wonder if the GOP and right-wing extremists will lobby to get Maher kicked off the air again over his Palin comments on 9/05/2008. They are hell-bent in having this pathetically under-qualified woman become the second in command in the White House. I have no problem stating the obvious: she's got charm and delivers her lines well, but she will be a puppet of the people who rule behind the throne.
Here are some nifty insights from an article in today's Independent, titled Palin: The Real Scandal. This newspaper is as credible in the UK as the New York Times is here.
Quotes: "As a governor, she has been a staunch supporter of wanting to do nothing to hinder oil companies..." and "she would also like to bring open-cast coal mining to Alaska's Brooks Range Mountains, an act of environmental vandalism in the eyes of many."
I believe this is all the power-behind-the-throne club wants. They mainly care about this and their war plans because their bottom line is profit.
They don't give a rat's ass about her quirky book-burning ideas aka library censorship, or the government having 100% control over women's reproductive rights. They may even like this since it will push up the birth rate and increase the number of bodies they can put in uniforms for the wars that will still be going on in 20 years.
They like McCain and Palin's easy disregard to a fundamental part of our Constitution. She gave us a hint of this when she made a joke about in her speech when she remarked on terrorism that Obama is worried about reading them their rights. He made a comment in his RNC speech that he busted union bosses. Outside of the convention, "federal police" - probably contract workers for Blackwater - arrested hundreds of peaceful anti-war demonstrators.
They also like Palin's ability to keep secrets. Even if she did give birth to the latest baby in her family, she reportedly told no one she was pregnant until early March, six weeks before Trig was born. Her staff, other politicians she worked with, and friends were stunned. As one blogger was quoted at Mudflats, her ability to keep a secret borders on scary.
I agree with this, because if she's as dishonest as I think she is, she'll be worse than Dick and George who are thought by many to be the greatest subverters of our laws and international laws.
As I said in a previous post, imagine that.
In a nutshell, our Constitutional rights interfere with corporate profit-making, and thus, McCain and Palin are perfect puppets to carry out "their" wishes.
And who are "they"? My guess: the inner circle of the Bilderberg Group and the Council on Foreign Relations.