The short answer is no. A true legal identity belongs to only one human being. However, I have a more relevant question.
Does Trig Palin Really Exist?
Of course he does, some will say. But not so fast… Let’s look a little closer.
- No birth certificate has been seen verifying the existence of Trig Palin
- The source(s) that would have us believe there is a Trig Palin (The Palins, The Heaths, etc.) have been known to lie before.
- Unusual circumstances surrounded the supposed birth of the child presented as Trig Palin.
- At least two different children have been presented as Trig Palin as proven by this picture. Click on the picture for more information.
Thus we can not conclude that the child being called Trig Palin, is indeed, legally Trig Palin; only that he is known by that name.
Given the information above, what follows is my theory about the babies used by Sarah Palin.
In the fall of 2007, Bristol Palin discovered she was pregnant. She tried to hide it for awhile but eventually had to tell her mother. Sarah was very angry at Bristol. This could potentially ruin Sarah’s political future. After debating all the options, it was decided that Bristol would go away for awhile while Sarah and Todd decided how to handle the situation.
Bristol was sent to live with her Aunt Heather in Anchorage after Christmas. She attended school there for a few weeks, hiding her condition under heavy winter clothing. Then suddenly Bristol went into premature labor and delivered a tiny,sickly baby boy who apparently had Down Syndrome.
Sarah and Todd had been making plans for the baby to be adopted out but the baby’s condition now made an adoption unlikely. Then a thought came to Sarah. She knew she was being considered as a possible running mate for John McCain. The fact that Bristol’s baby, had Down Syndrome was something she might be able to use. Since most Down Syndrome babies are aborted when the condition is revealed through pre-natal testing, Sarah would look like a saint for choosing life. She and Todd decided that if John McCain won the GOP nomination, Sarah would announce that she was pregnant and they would raise their daughter’s baby as their own.
McCain clinched the nomination on March 4, 2008. The next day Sarah Palin announced her pregnancy and that she was due in mid-May. Everyone was shocked since she didn’t look pregnant. She began stuffing pillows beneath her clothes. There, that’s better.
It was decided they would wait until after the pretend birth of the baby to announce that the boy had Down Syndrome. Sarah was scheduled to give a speech at the RGA Oil and Gas Conference in Texas on April 17 and was worried her address might be cancelled if it were known her unborn baby had health issues. She needed to be at the conference to keep her name at the forefront of possible VP candidates.
In the meantime, Bristol’s son was growing stronger. He was nearly the size of a full term infant now and was ready to be released from the hospital where he had been since birth. Bristol was anxious to return home, as well. Sarah and Todd would be leaving for the conference soon so they met with Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson who had agreed to help them with the roll-out of the baby.
CBJ as the Palins called her made an excellent suggestion. Sarah should pretend to go into labor while in Texas. It would be a win-win situation all around. They would avoid the scrutiny of the Alaska media and that of relatives and friends. Sarah wouldn’t have to continue the farce of being pregnant and Bristol and the baby could come home.
Sarah delivered her speech just after 12pm on April 17, 2008. She rushed off stage as soon as she finished speaking. Her hurry to leave before the program was over sparked speculation that she was in labor which, of course, was the intent. She and Todd then made the long flight back to Alaska.
When Sarah and Todd landed in Anchorage they drove straight to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center and Sarah was admitted. Instructions were given to the staff to not enter Governor Palin’s room. Early the next morning Bristol’s son was spirited into the hospital and the birth of Trig Paxson Van Palin was announced. Sarah told reporters the remarkable tale that later came to be known as The Wild Ride. The Palins took their new addition home from the hospital the following day.
All was perfect in the Palin universe . Sarah took Trig to the office with her. Friends gave her baby showers where guests took turns holding Trig. Everyone loved the tiny baby. But then a problem arose. It was discovered that Trig had Fetal Alcohol Syndrome not Down Syndrome as the Palins had announced. The helix malformation of his right ear lead doctors to the correct diagnosis.
There was no way Sarah could continue to be the mother of that baby. She would be thought to be a drunk. Besides she really needed a Down Syndrome baby to make the statement, I chose life for this baby even though I knew through early testing that he would be born with Down Syndrome. There would be zero chance of her being chosen as McCain’s VP pick if word of the baby’s true affliction became public. Something had to be done to rectify the situation.
Sarah and Todd once again consulted with Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson to see if they could come up with a plan.CBJ told them they might be able to acquire a Down Syndrome infant and offered her help with finding one.
They were in luck. An infant was available. Photos were sent. The baby boy was chubby cheeked and had dark hair. He could definitely pass muster as a Palin so the arrangements were made to acquire the replacement Trig. They just had to figure out what to do with Bristol’s baby. Fortuitously, a bill that Sarah as Governor had earlier in the year signed into law provided the answer.
The baby formerly known as Trig was surrendered under The Safe Haven Law by a Palin acquaintance. The new Trig was accepted into the family and life continued as usual for all the Palin family except Bristol.
Bristol had never been happy about letting her parents raise her son. She loved the baby that she hadn’t even been allowed to name. So Bristol set about getting pregnant again and she vowed this time no one would take her baby from her.
When she told Todd and Sarah that she was pregnant again they were livid. How could she make that mistake again? Bristol told them it was no mistake. Ironically, her decision to have another baby was used a few months later as proof that Sarah was Trig’s mother. Sarah always seems to luck out when she’s in sticky situations.
Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston was born in late December of 2008. There remains some confusion as to the exact date as confusing information seems to be the norm regarding all things Palin.
After an engagement, messy break-up, custody battle and all around weird relationship, things seem to have come full circle for Bristol and her baby’s father, Levi Johnston. They recently announced they plan to wed. Sarah Palin has denied the rumors that she won’t attend the wedding.
Stay tuned for the continuing saga of As The Palins World Turns.
The above is only my theory on the question of whether or not there is more than one Trig Palin. I do not represent this to be a true factual account of actual events.