Saturday, September 6, 2008

Bill Maher Fails Biology

One of the first lies about Sarah Palin to pop up on the Internet was the claim that Trig Palin was actually her grandson and she had claimed him as her own to cover up the fact that he was actually her daughter Bristol's child. This was debunked on Monday when it was announced that Bristol was 5 months pregnant, which would make it kind of hard for her to have given birth to Trig 4 months ago. Unless, of course, she was the first woman in the history of the world to get pregnant with one child while 8 months pregnant with another.

Incredibly Bill Maher, obviously an intellectual giant, continues to push the claim that Trig is actually Bristol's son. So apparently she's some weird mutant who can get pregnant while pregnant and not miscarry the new fetus while delivering the first child. Perhaps someone should explain the female reproductive organs to Bill because apparently he's not familiar with them.

In any case I thought this was a pretty stupid attack on Gov. Palin from the very beginning. Even if it were true, who cares? Are we really expected to think poorly of Gov. Palin because she adopted her daughter's special needs baby and is raising it as her own? To a lot of people that would make her a saint. Maybe it's supposed to be an indictment of Palin for promoting abstinence-only education but the public school Bristol attends teaches about contraceptives in sex ed so she didn't have an abstinence-only education and thus her pregnancy wasn't proof that abstinence-only education doesn't work. Maybe it's supposed to be proof that Sarah is a bad mother because Bristol isn't a mindless robot that does everything her parents tell her to do. Of course anyone who's ever raised a teenager know that they're not always obedient so this would make every parent in the world a bad parent.

It has absolutely nothing to do with her political positions or her ability to perform her duties. It's just a stupid lie that doesn't even make her look bad.

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