A picture refutes a thousand nutcase conspiracies

posted at 6:30 am on September 1, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

I’d like to share a picture of Governor Sarah Palin’s lovely young family, a photo that some may have already seen in connection to a despicable Internet smear against the Palins.  Here we have Sarah and Todd with their daughters Piper, Willow, and Bristol.  A few bloggers have pointed to the curve of Bristol’s stomach, rather typical for teens, as proof that it was she who gave birth to Trig Palin in April 2008, and not Governor Palin.

Here’s the caption from the Anchorage Daily News:

Sarah Palin at home with her family in Wasilla, Alaska in 2006.

Either the Palin women have a record gestational period, or this proves that Bristol’s small amount of “baby fat” has nothing to do with an actual baby. She’s a normal young teenage girl, not the center of a grand conspiracy to hide some deep, dark family secret — the type of which stopped being deep and dark a few decades ago.

And there are these new photos over at Free Republic as well:

These appear to have been taken around the same time as the photo I posted on Saturday, which appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on February 29th:

Will this stop the nutroots from attacking Palin’s children in their desperation to derail the Republicans?  Doubtful.    I’m sure some of them are working out the details of the same kind of time travel that allowed Joe Biden to see Bobby Casey at the age of -2.

On the other hand, perhaps they are moving on.  HuffPo has a new scandal — Palin told a boob joke in college.  I’m not kidding, unfortunately.


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