In message number 36406 posted on September 1, 2008, at The Keys Of Knowledge spiritual discussion group, John C wrote:
"Prediction: She (Sarah Palin) will not be the nomination. She will be off the ticket by the end of the week."
Here it is the end of the week and Sarah is the nominee and a very strong one at that. There is no indication at all that she will be dropped from the ticket.
Let us hope you are more accurate in your assessment of Obama than in your prediction concerning Palin.
Perhaps this prediction did not originate with John. I heard a commentator say he read this same prediction on a far left wing blog.
This illustrates the difficulty of making accurate specific predictions of the future. A stopped clock is correct twice a day, and the results of most specific predictions have about the same degree of accuracy.
Concerning my comment on the rumor that Trig, the Downs Syndrome baby, was not Sarah's, John C wrote:
"I think it's hard to believe that even after she started leaking fluid with her pregnancy that she remained in Dallas, gave her speech, then flew back to Anchorage on an 8-hour flight, then drove another 45 minutes to the hospital in Wasilla, and didn't seek medical help along the way. Not in Dallas, at the stop in Seattle, not even in Anchorage. The stories just don't make sense to me."
If her water broke then she must have delivered a baby somewhere. If it was not Trig, then where is the baby?
Her baby was born April 18, 2008. The far left claims it belongs to her daughter Bristol and there is a cover-up. The problem is that Bristol is now pregnant and will deliver in January. It would be almost impossible to have two babies that close together.
I can understand Sarah wanting to have the baby back home rather than thousands of miles away.
I delivered six of our kids, and my wife's labor always ran over 24 hours from her water breaking and Sarah's labor lasted 26 hours. If Sarah knew her labor would run over 12 hours then she probably figured it would be worth the risk. The woman can also delay delivery by not pushing. Even if one has to have an emergency delivery there is not a lot of risk if you are familiar with delivering babies.
This accusation is really malicious and based on flimsy evidence. Even if it were true seeking to protect your family is nothing compared to Bill Clinton's affair with Jennifer Flowers which was concretely proven when he was running -- not for vice president -- but for President.
Critics should concentrate on her views on policy rather than tabloid journalism tactics.
Below is a write-up that destroys some of the other flimsy evidence in circulation.
The risk of reporting rumor as news without doing the proper research and homework for an article is embarrassment when the facts are eventually revealed. This is evidenced by recent reports about Sarah Palin's baby, Trig and daughter, Bristol.
"Rumor ran rampant about Sarah Palin, her child Trig and her daughter Bristol. The rumors started with a popular liberal Web site, Daily KoS, and certain media outlets touched on them and was even reported here at http://www.digitaljournal.com/.
"The reports focused on pictures of Republican vice presidential running mate, Sarah Palin, showing that she didn't appear to be pregnant, then the story followed with their 'proof' that the baby was her daughter's, Bristol Palin. They 'proved' her daughter had missed time at school and then they produced pictures of her daughter which they claimed showed her to be 'pregnant.'
"Specifically the reports focused on the 17 year olds stomach, with the rumor perpetuated by the Daily KoS web site and others that reported on the rumors.
"The photo that KoS used and claimed was taken on March 9, 2008, was taken in Wasilla, Alaska in 2006. The photo was taken by Lester, from the Anchorage Daily News. (URL linked above to the Anchorage Daily News photo gallery) KoS then provided photos from 2008 which showed the same type of belly fat.
"Sarah Palin at home with her family in Wasilla, Alaska in 2006. From left is Piper, 5, husband Todd, Willow, 12, and at right is Bristol, 16. Not pictured is Palin's son Track, 17. Trig Palin was born in 2008.
"Baby Trig Palin, a Downs Syndrome baby, was born on April 18, 2008.
"No matter how you do the math, there is no way a girl can be pregnant from 2006 to April of 2008.
"Daily KoS and those that reported on the speculated rumor, without doing their homework and just repeating the rumor, all have now maligned a 17 year old girl, her mother who is the vice presidential running mate on the Republican ticket and their whole family."
( http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/259257 )
Another criticism is that her husband was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party.
Most of their platform sounds pretty enlightened. Here it is:
(Beginning of quoted material.)
Platform: We pledge to exert our best efforts to accomplish the following:
- To effect full compliance with the constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Alaska.
- To support and defend States' Rights, Individual Rights, Property Rights, and the Equal Footing Doctrine as guaranteed by the constitutions of the United States of America and the state of Alaska.
- To advocate the convening of a State Constitutional Convention at the constitutionally designated 10 year interval.
- To reinforce the unalienable rights endowed by our Creator to Alaska law, by eliminating the use of the word "privilege" in the Alaska statutes.
- To amend the Constitution of the State of Alaska so as to re-establish the rights of all Alaskan residents to entry upon all public lands within the state, and to acquire private property interest there in, under fair and reasonable conditions. Such property interest shall include surface and sub-surface patent.
- To foster a constitutional amendment abolishing and prohibiting all property taxes.
- To seek the complete repatriation of the public lands, held by the federal government, to the state and people of Alaska in conformance with Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17, of the federal constitution.
- To prohibit all bureaucratic regulations and judicial rulings purporting to have the effect of law, except that which shall be approved by the elected legislature.
- To preserve and protect the Alaska Permanent Fund, Permanent fund earnings, earnings reserve fund and individual Permanent Fund Dividends.
- To provide for the direct popular election of the attorney general, all judges, and magistrates.
- To provide for the development of unrestricted, statewide, surface transportation and utility corridors as needed by the public or any individual.
- To affirm and assert every possible right-of-way established under R.S. 2477 of July 26, 1866, before its repeal by the Federal Land Management Policy Act of October 21, 1976.
- To support the right of the individual to keep and bear arms.
- To support the complete abolition of the concept of sovereign or governmental immunity, so as to restore accountability for public servants.
- To support the rights of parents to privately or home school their children.
- To support the privatization of government services.
- To oppose the borrowing of money by government for any purposes other than for capital improvements.
- To strengthen the traditional family and support individual accountability without government interference or regulation.
- To support the right of jurors to judge the law as well as the facts, according to their conscience.
- To support "Jobs for Alaskans...First!"
(End of quoted material. See: http://www.akip.org/platform.html)
If this party were to dominate I think I would consider gathering in Alaska.
So far I haven't seen anything to scare me away from her. Even on the off chance she did cover up for her daughter she is still head and shoulders above anyone else in this campaign. I think she is the most interesting figure to show up in politics Since Kennedy or Barry Goldwater.
"I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it."
-- Rita Mae Brown
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Polemic -- 1. Noun. A controversy (especially over a belief or dogma) 2. A writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology) 3. Adjective: of or involving dispute or controversy. Example: The end result is a book that is basically a polemic wrapped in scientific information.
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