Instead of talking about policy or politics as an serious politician should do, Sarah Palin recently took to Fox News to address the rumors that she has had breast implants, and of course she had to blame evil bloggers for the story, “‘Boobgate’ is all over the Internet, because there are a lot of bored, idle bloggers and reporters with nothing else to talk about.”
This picture of Palin white trashing up the Belmont Stakes is what started the rumors flying:
On Fox News Palin claimed that she is 100% natural. According to the New York Daily News she said, “Nooo, I have not had implants. I think a report like that is about as real and truthful that Todd and I are divorcing or that I bought a place in the Hamptons or that Trig is not my own child. ‘Boobgate’ is all over the Internet, because there are a lot of bored, idle bloggers and reporters with nothing else to talk about.”
Just for the sake of comparison, here is Palin in Runner’s World:
If Palin would not have shown up at the Belmont dressed like she was going to the demolition derby at the county fair, all of this would have been avoided. Sarah Palin has a nice victimization gimmick going. Here is how it works. She does something like attending the Belmont inappropriately dressed seemingly to show off a much larger chest, and then she whines and complains when media engages in the very speculation that she created, this way she gets the media attention she so desperately craves, all the while bashing the media, which she is a member of.
Since Palin brought it up, let’s talk about Babygate for moment. If it is fair for the Right to question Obama’s birth certificate, even though one has been made publicly available, isn’t it fair to ask Palin to produce Trig’s birth record? I don’t know if Sarah Palin is Trig’s mother or not. I have never seen a birth certificate, so I can’t say for sure who Trig’s mother is. I think best thing for Palin to do for the good of the country is to answer these questions, and produce Trig’s birth certificate. How can we trust this woman as a presidential candidate if there are questions about whether or not she gave birth to her own child?
For the record, I don’t know whether Palin had breast implants or not. It is very possible that she was wearing an undergarment that would enhance the appearance of her chest, and she can wear on or do whatever she wants to her body, but the problem is that serious politicians don’t waste their time directly addressing these kinds of rumors. This is the sort of behavior that should be expected from a reality show television star, not a potential presidential candidate, but nothing Sarah Palin says should be taken as truth. Remember that Palin has also claimed that she is not a millionaire, so of course she would claim that the picture is a lie. The truth and Sarah Palin have never been on a first name basis.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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