There's something deliciously karma'ish in the ongoing rumors that Sarah Palin had an affair with her husband's business partner, Brad Hanson, and/or isn't really the mother of Trig Palin, born last April.
So she doesn't have much room for complaining about allegations which have more basis than some of the whoppers the McCain – Palin campaign has been telling about Barack Obama.
What goes around comes around to deceptive politicians.
The National Enquirer is staying on the affair story. I picked up a copy of the October 6 issue a few days ago and learned the newest juicy details. They were lacking in the initial Enquirer report, but now have been fleshed out considerably.
--"Sources tell the Enquirer it's [the affair] now an open secret among close family members of Hanson's wife Carolyn."
--"Burdett [former brother-in-law of Carolyn Hanson's brother] passed a rigorous polygraph test regarding his claims about Palin and Hanson."
--"And as rumors of the affair blazed across Internet blogs [wow, I'm mentioned in the Enquirer!],a source close to Carolyn Hanson claimed she confirmed the liaison."
--"Despite that [denial by Hanson], multiple sources and now the three family members have told The Enquirer that Hanson and Sarah did have an affair and that it is being covered up."
OK, now that we've determined that Sarah Palin had an affair, let's move on to her fake pregnancy.
I'm not up on this to the same degree, mostly because I haven't been able to research the subject by browsing through tabloids in the supermarket checkout line.
However, Portland blogger Jack Bogdanski continues to pursue the story, asking "Is Bristol Palin really pregnant?"
Conspiracy theories concerning the birth of Trig Palin have been around since Palin was chosen by McCain as his V.P. nominee. If Trig really is Bristol Palin's child (Sarah's daughter), then it wouldn't be possible for Bristol to have gotten pregnant when it's claimed she did.
To me it seems unlikely that Palin faked her pregnancy in order to cover up her daughter's illegitimate birth. You can decide for yourself, though, with the help of some folks who have delved into this in considerable detail:
(don't confuse the latter with the Sarah Palin Debate Flow Chart, though each show a similar confused thought process)