- A little holiday skepticism by progressive blogger Amanda at Pandagon, and
- Again with a post about Sarah Palin: Responding to the Department of Disingenuously Selective Editing and Smug Name-calling by Deborah at litbrit.
... if you believe the theory, you have to accept Bristol conceived a second time while still pregnantand warnings like
The Palin conspiracy theory seems tailor-made to rob liberals of our moral authority...and supporting evidence from an article in the UK Sunday Times about women who don't realize they're pregnant, I could let it pass.
Thankfully, Deborah didn't let it pass -- no doubt because Amanda directly discounts Deborah's statement on the topic: "Litbrit claims it would be impossible to fly during labor, because it’s so painful." That Sarah was in labor comes from Sarah's own words in both newspaper stories and her book. (That Sarah slightly changes the story with every telling should be telling, but I doubt Amanda has kept up with the evolution!) That Amanda disputes the assertion of how difficult it would be to fly for 10 hours while in labor should be enough to totally discredit the rest of her "holiday skepticism" post. Fortunately, Deborah does an outstanding job at rebutting the rebuttal.