Monday, December 8, 2008

Patrick Appel defends Trig Palin

Patrick Appel, writing for Andrew Sullivan on the Dish, gives Andrew's Palin conspiracy theory a sucker punch:

The easiest way to disprove these conspiracy theories is to consider what would be required for them to be true. Palin's doctor, along with a good number of Mat-Su Regional's doctors, nurses, and administrators would need to be in on the cover-up. On multiple occasions Palin would have had to pad her belly to make herself look pregnant. She would have needed to get friends to lie about seeing her breast feed. She would have had to silence an entire community – including two 17-year-olds and their friends – while the national media and the National Enquirer snooped around. Implausible to say the least.

I don't believe Sarah Palin is capable of pulling off such a cover-up. And, like Alex Massie and John Schwenkler, I don't understand what is being accomplished by continued investigation.

Yes! Thank you! Andrew, I admire your blog and your politics and your obvious intellect and the fact that Jonah Goldberg refers to you as "the Party of Andrew" but this Palin nonsense has got to stop! Let it go....