Sunday, September 4, 2011

Curious E-Mail

This was one of the emails that was sent out with the initial batch of emails released from Palin's time as Governor.

This always struck me as odd. On April 13,2008, Chuck Stack wishes Sarah Palin 'Good Luck' with her 'delivery', like a package, and then immediately expresses his hope that she will become 'Vice President Palin'.

This is before she is picked to run as Vice President. I doubt she was even on McCain's short list at this point.

I don't know who Chuck Stack is, but is sure is a coincidence that he put 'delivery' and 'Vice President' together with that sentence.

Things that make you go, 'hummmm'.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

People Lie, Science Doesn't.

I am still planning to write a post on the psychological aspect of the pregnancy hoax at a later time. This post is about what is obvious to me, but may need to be spelled out to the general public.

I continue to be surprised that there are people who believe that Sarah Palin was pregnant with, and gave birth to Trig Palin. I'm not talking about the Palin supporters. I'm sure there are people in that group who realize that this was a faked pregnancy. Their comments are usually along the lines of, "Well, so why does it matter? Maybe she did it to protect a family member." Or, "This shouldn't matter, she gave a Down Syndrome baby a good home." Of course, there are some that just go along with it, they are the ones who are the most venomous of any questions of the pregnancy. I believe it is because they are terrified of it being the truth. Palin has gained a lot of political traction with this tale with the pro-life group.

No, the ones that surprise me are the ones who are anti-Palin, that give credence to this story. They prefer to go with the 'see-what-bad-decision-she-makes-'Wild-Ride'-tale. The Wild Ride story, all by itself, should have most people understanding that she was never pregnant with Trig. That's WITHOUT even seeing the pictures of how impossible it was.

But this post is about the 'pregnancy' pictures and the science that contradicts it.

I have heard many people say when they are trying to explain the pictures, "I know ________ who never got very big with her pregnancy." I know that can happen. I have taken care of two women in the hospital that were post-partum that didn't show much. One was very tall and it was her first pregnancy. The other woman was overweight and tall, also her first pregnancy. So yes, that happens with some pregnancies, but it is rare. I would be rarer still for it to happen with a woman who is less than 5.5 ft and slender, who was supposedly having her seventh pregnancy. Especially one whose first pregnancy looked like this:

Palin 1st Pregnancy crop

But pretend it happened just the way Sarah Palin said it happened. Let's compare another pregnancy of a woman who photographed herself until her eighth month. Ironically, she is also the mother of a Down Syndrome son who was born in 2009. I first found her monthly pregnancy progression on a post by palingates. It was titled, Sarah Palin and Down Syndrome: Spot the Difference. Regina found a blog that a woman was running that was about her son, Max. It is a wonderful blog that is titled, Hang On Little Tomato. Her name is Catherine Just. I encourage everyone to read it. It radiates the love this woman has for her son and her family.

Here is a compost picture of her pregnancy taken each month. The dates at the bottom are the dates each month of her pregnancy. She was in her eight month of pregnancy when she gave birth.

8 month compare catherine

This is a natural progression of a real pregnancy. A woman's body has to have time to adapt to accommodate the size and weight of a baby. The uterus will increase to 20 times its original weight, and 1,000 times its initial capacity. In most women, there is pain and discomfort that occurs even with this slow progression. Part of this pain is caused by round ligament pain. This is the pain caused from the ligaments around the uterus. From the link it describes it like this:

* Your uterus is normally the size of a pear. Thick ligaments, one of which is called the round ligament, hold your uterus in suspension within your abdomen. As the uterus grows in size and weight, these ligaments become very long and thin, stressing and tensing like rubber bands.

* The ligaments pull and tug on nearby nerve fibers and sensitive structures, causing pain. The severity of pain can worry you. Although round ligament pain is uncomfortable, it is also very normal.

There are many aspects of pregnancy that can be uncomfortable. Nausea, vomiting, constipation, frequent urination and hemorrhoids are just a few that come to mind. Those are common with most pregnancies. But people can also have those symptoms without being pregnant. I want to focus on pain that is cause by the physical body changes that happen due to a pregnancy.

Round ligament pain is a direct result of the stretching of the ligaments caused by the expanding uterus. This expansion is from the growing of the fetus. It is bones and tissue along with the mass of the uterus that surrounds it. It is solid and unyielding. It has to grow at a relatively slow rate to keep the uterus from rupturing. If Sarah Palin had been pregnant the way she claims, she would have to have progressed from 0 (not pregnant) to a full eight month pregnancy in four weeks. Here is a link to the reference used Try to imagine it, EVERY WEEK having the uterus forced to stretch to a size that should normally take TWO MONTHS.

33 days with L and W

If this had actually happened the way she claimed, she would have been in the hospital screaming in pain. Doctors and scientists would have been studying her. Medical Journals would have reported it. The human body just does not work like that.

But now there is another problem. Supposedly the pregnancy progressed in an even shorter period than that! When we take 'The Nail In The Coffin' picture, that Audrey found when she blogged on 'Palin's Deceptions we find that she also showed no signs of pregnancy on March 26, 2008, when she was suppose to be 31 weeks pregnant. Just one week short of supposedly becoming 8 months pregnant.

march 26 2008 31 wks

And the time period where she finally begins to 'show' is also shorter. It is not gradual in the least. Now she is suppose to be the size she might be if she was actually pregnant. We see on April 8, 2008, where she is pictured with Elan Frank. Mr. Frank was doing a documentary on exceptional women and chose to have Sarah Palin in it. There is also a picture of a screen grab that was taken at that time of her thumping on her stomach.

April 8 with Ealan Frank

Those two pictures are 13 days apart. Just under two weeks. That would mean that her uterus would have to be forced to stretch by FOUR MONTHS, EVERY WEEK.


Sarah Palin would have been in the hospital if that had actually happened, but not from being in unbelievable excruciating pain, that is a given. She would be in surgery due to having her uterus rupture. She sure as hell wouldn't have been saying this:

If you still believe that Sarah Palin was pregnant with Trig, you might want to take a refresher course in biology.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Immoral Minority Blogger, gets interview with Shailey Tripp.

Gryphen, the blogger who runs 'Immoral Minority', landed an interview with Shailey Tripp. If you haven't heard about her by now, she is the massage therapist who has stated that she had been having an affair with Todd Palin from 2007 - 2008.

She also talks about giving Sarah Palin a massage, (including a abdominal massage) in early 2008, before she announced her 'pregnancy'. The information is extremely interesting! I encourage everybody to read it.

Immoral Minority transcript of the interview with Shailey Tripp.

I will be writing another post I hope this week. Right now I'm doing some research to put it all together. Hope to have it done soon.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Part 2 - How to Fake a Labor and Delivery in a Hospital. But What About...

I'd like to address a couple of issues that some people brought up in the comments. They are important, and a large part of the reason people have problems with believing that Sarah Palin faked being pregnant with Trig.

The main issue tends to be that there would be at least a couple of staff members that would HAVE to come into the room to do a procedure or monitor vital signs because it might be hospital protocol. Or, the nurse supervisor and/ or Risk Manager would be notified in this situation. Let me take those issues one by one.

Part of this is the psychological aspect of it. How could a doctor and a high profile politician conceive of doing something like this, much less, get away with it? That will be the next post. This post will focus on the nuts and bolts of how a faked pregnancy could be gotten away with in a public hospital.

First of all, I can't speak for Alaska, but here in GA you can have your own private nurse monitor you at a hospital if you want. That nurse does not have to be affiliated with that hospital. When it would periodically happen at the larger hospitals I worked at, typically we would give that nurse the patient's chart for her to chart on through the night (or day). As long as the nurse was licensed, there wasn't a problem. It was a win-win situation for the hospital.

1. It was done at the patients request.
2. The nurse would be licensed in that state.
3. A nurse would be freed up to add another patient to her work load.
4. The hospital would benefit from the extra help, without having to pay her wages or taxes. The patient was paying for her.

The hospital is allowed to turn responsibility of charting, recording and monitoring over to that nurse. That nurse would take orders from the patient's doctor and record the doctor's order in the chart. If that nurse needed assistance with anything, she or he would either come to the nurses station or push the call button and one of us would help them. Other than that, we typically would not bother them. After all, that patient is theoretically getting the best care by having a nurse care for them with a 'one-on-one' bases.

Now imagine it is not a nurse providing that one-on-one care. It is the patient's doctor. A doctor that has staff privileges at that hospital. And the patient just happens to be the governor of the state of Alaska. If the doctor says that the governor does not want to be disturbed, and she is closely monitoring the situation, she is not going to be bothered! That doctor will be ordering any test or procedures that she wants to done. If there is not actual pregnancy, nothing needs to be done. I imagine she might hang a I.V. to make it look good, but she doesn't actually have to hang Pitocin to induce labor. There is no pregnancy! She is able to record in the chart the normal procedures that are done without doing them. I'm not saying that a nurse would not have been involved also, I'm saying that just having a doctor involved alone could be done, and I imagine the less people involved might be safer for Sarah and CBJ.

As far as the concern that the hospital Supervisor or Risk Manager might intervene, not necessarily in this situation. Those in upper management are under political pressure as much as any other state service related job. Here they are dealing with the governor of Alaska! At this point, her reputation about being vicious and vindictive with people who anger her is probably well known (source:palingates). Her doctor is most likely assuring them that the situation is under control. Her church runs the board of directors(source:palin's deception)

Also, this was done at night. Most of the upper management works during the day. This all took place in one shift period. I don't imagine this was a situation that they could have foreseen happening. By the time more people could be informed at to what was happening, it was over.

Here is the thing. If you believe that Sarah Palin faked her pregnancy, as all of the evidence points to, then you have to believe that something went on at the hospital, there is no way around that. You also have to believe that Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson was involved in it. There is no way around that either. The scenario I have presented shows how this could have been done without too much difficulty. Later, when the hospital had a chance to review what had happened in depth, I imagine questions were raised and discussed. But again, would they really have wanted to have pushed on this when the odds were stacked against them?

I believe that that is why Trig was not listed as being born there. I don't believe that Sarah didn't list it for privacy reasons, having it listed would only help her. I believe that this tale was so outlandish that a decision was made by upper management to not allow it to be listed. There was nothing that could be done after the fact, and they had to protect their reputation, but I imagine that there were those who would be upset that the hospital had been used as a part of this hoax.

I will do a separate post on the psychological aspects of why and how someone would be involved in this type of deception.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

How To Fake Labor And Delivery At A Hospital

Even with all of the overwhelming evidence that Sarah Palin faked the pregnancy where she claimed that Trig Palin is her biological son, there are people who sincerely believe that this couldn't be the case.  They are not Palin supporters, but they don't believe that a hoax of this magnitude could be pulled off at a hospital.  "How, could she have gotten away with this when there are so many doctors, nurses, techs, ect, that would see her and be involved with her care?"

Well, it actually wouldn't be that difficult.  Not if you have someone on the inside who is willing to go along with it.  Especially if that person was your doctor.  I will explain how this could easily be done.

First of all, I want to say that while it is my firm belief that her doctor, Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson, was her partner in this hoax, it doesn't necessarily mean that anyone else at the hospital was aware of it.  Childbirth is event that may or may not require medical intervention.  There have been babies who have been born at home, either planned with a midwife or as a surprise.  There have been babies who were born while traveling in cars, trying to get to the hospital.  Babies don't absolutely have to have a doctor or nurse in the same room with the mother in order to be born.  In fact, with childbirth, doctors and nurses are there mainly as support to monitor the mother and baby to make sure neither develop problems.  They monitor the mother's vital signs and fetal heart rate.  Periodically, they check the mother's cervix to see if it has thinned out and dilated enough to start pushing.

The only time it is absolutely necessary to have more medical personal involved is if there was a need to perform a C-section.  That obviously wasn't the case here.

So, if the governor of the state of Alaska, decides that she only wants her doctor to attend her while she is at the hospital, and the doctor is willing to do that, the hospital will allow that.  It frees up a nurse for them to attend to other patients.  It would not be unreasonable to assume that a high ranking official of the state might prefer her privacy.

The doctor would have her chart in the room and put on it what she wanted.  In fact, I believe that this is exactly what had to happen for Sarah Palin to have been able to stay in that hospital.  If other staff members had the chart, they would have every right to look through it.  If an ethical member of the staff had gotten it, and saw all of the risk factors the 'pregnancy' had, there is a chance that they would have notified supervisors and other staff members.  The hospital is not accredited to serve high risk pregnancies.  Their policy is to transport them to Providence Alaska Medical Center where there is a NICU.  Palingates did a excellent job going over and describing all of the inconsistencies of the story of the labor and delivery at the hospital.  Please review this information if you haven't already.

Revisiting the questions surrounding Trig's birth.

Since the policy of the hospital is to transport women with high risk pregnancies Providence Medical Center in Anchorage, the statement that Palin had to be 'induced' would be a large red flag.  If other hospital staff members were involved with her care, I imagine they would be questioning this.  If an induction needed to be done, obviously there would be time to get her to a better equipped hospital.

The Palins arrived at night.  It has been pointed out that they bypassed Providence Alaska Medical Center with his NICU and where Cathy Baldwin-Johnson had hospital staff privileges.  There was utterly no reason for them to drive past a hospital near the airport that was better equipped to care for a high risk pregnancy and where her own doctor could care for her, to go to a smaller hospital that was not set up to care for high risk pregnancies.  Not unless it would be much easier to get away with faking  labor and delivery to go along with a faked pregnancy, then it would make sense. 

Mat-Su Regional Hospital. This hospital is very small as hospitals go.  It only has 74 beds at the time of this writing.  At night, hospitals generally have a higher nurse/patient ratio.  Things are just not as busy at night typically.  If one area starts picking up, nurses can be pulled from another section.  There are not as many eyes on the floor at night.  Patients in L&D usually stay in their rooms.  They do sometimes go out if they are walking the floor to try to get contractions to kick in or speed up, but for the most part, there are not a lot of people walking around in the corridor.  This could be important.  Why?

If this scenario is correct, at some point the baby will have to be brought in.  I don't know if he was in a car outside, or already in the hospital with someone in another room, but at some point I believe that he has to be brought into Sarah Palin's room.  Then he can go to the nursery after CBJ 'cleans him up', weighs and measures him, notes a 'apgar score' and completes the paperwork.  There is going to be one time where it will be best to do this without being interrupted.  That time is going to be the nurses change of shift.  Hospital shifts generally run from 7-3, 3-11 and 11-7.  The nighttime shift, 11-7, has the next shift coming in at approximately 6:30 am, where they all get together and sit down in a room to receive report.  They have 30 minutes to pass information to the next shift about the patients that will be transferred to them.

There will be thirty minutes where they will be out of the halls and the corridors as they receive report.

Trig Palin's documented birth date?  April 18, 2008 6:30 am