Pregnancy Pact – A Birdie Blind Item
This former, foreign-born blogger was for a time in the aughts obsessed with the pregnancy of a certain high profile person.
He believed the baby wasn’t her own.
As it turns out, he was right about that.
You’d be wrong however to suspect, as he did, that it was about appearances (at a critical time). The real reason was the actual mother, who won’t surprise you.
Much like a certain character from a famous children’s book twice adapted into a movie, she wanted what she wanted and wanted it now.
This is to say “a better one.”
The only way she would keep the baby is if it wasn’t hers.
And so the plot was hatched, the pact made.
Maybe I’m editorializing here but you have to be sympathetic to the fake mom and her husband.
They were true to their values – even as it’s come to mean a lifetime of sacrifice – and also good parents to their own kids.
Sometimes, though, even good parents are unlucky.
The more recent story, involving a son, is genuinely tragic.
Foreign-born blogger: Andrew Sullivan
Conservative political commentator, a former editor of The New Republic, and the author or editor of six books
Fake parents: Sarah Palin (high profile person), Todd Palin
Actual mother: Bristol Palin
Sarah Palin: I Thought About Suing Andrew Sullivan For Saying Bristol Might Be The Mother Of Trig
As Sarah Palin gets ready to market her already-monster-hit book, she has decided to circumvent the traditional media and go directly to her crazed fans. This doesn’t mean she’ll be cozying up to bloggers, however:
WSJ: Ms. Palin was particularly angry at bloggers and the media, associates said, for speculation that her baby Trig was really the child of Bristol, her daughter.
At one point, according to people familiar with the discussions, Ms. Palin considered pursuing a libel suit against at least one blogger, the Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan. Ms. Palin decided against such a move because of the publicity it would bring.
Mr. Sullivan, in response, said asking “factually verifiable questions is obviously not libel.”
A spokeswoman for Ms. Palin didn’t respond to email requests seeking comment. – Source