Monday, November 22, 2010

Mercede’s Latest Series Of Posts


The long awaited post by Mercede Johnston regarding the birth of Trig Palin went live a few days ago. Not surprisingly there was very little new information in the post. In fact, the post only raised more questions which prompted her to post again supposedly to answer those questions.

So what do these latest posts tell us? How do Mercede’s observations compare with what we’ve heard before?

The First Post

Mercede said Bristol was talking about the family being suspicious that Sarah was pregnant. Other than in Going Rogue where Sarah said that Willow noticed she was gaining weight, I don’t recall that being mentioned before.

Mercede writes that Bristol was acting hostile around that time. That we have heard before. Bristol was most likely hostile due to Sarah’s decision to fake a pregnancy and raise Bristol’s baby as her own. She could hardly divulge that to Mercede so Mercede was told or assumed that Bristol’s hostility was due to Sarah having kept her pregnancy a secret from the family.

Next, she discusses the pictures of her holding Trig on May 3, 2008 which was Levi’s birthday. She claims to be excited about Bristol being pregnant with her niece or her nephew and in awe of baby Trig. Wasn’t that before Bristol and Levi supposedly told anyone?

She brushes off all the cute nicknames for everyone as just her being a teenager and something she has always done. Okay.

Then she brings up Sarah’s physical appearance in the photo. Mercede admits she looks lean but insists that is the way Sarah always looked to her. She goes on to remark in a way that I can only call defensive, that people pick every detail about her (Sarah) apart. She points out that Sarah is wearing basically the same outfit on the first episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska and that maybe those are Sarah’s comfortable clothes. Yes, Sarah looks comfortable but definitely not two weeks post-partum. I also have to wonder how Mercede will explain Sarah wearing this coat while filming her show and it fitting just like it did when she was pregnant on March 1, 2008.

The top picture was taken March 1, 2008. The bottom picture was taken during the filming of the second episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska.

1irondogSarah Palin's Alaska Episode 02

I think Mercede realizes at this point that it sounds like she is defending Sarah so she states she isn’t sticking up for her or saying that Sarah isn’t hiding something. She is just giving her opinion and that after all the Palins have done to her family if she knew something she wouldn’t keep it secret.

Next, Mercede touches on the subject of Trig’s ears. She says that she never noticed anything being wrong with them. If she was as in awe of Trig as she states how could she not have noticed?

In the rest of the post, she questions why Sarah doesn’t just provide proof that she is Trig’s mother and shut everyone up and laments that she didn’t pay much attention to what was going on back then and wishes she had. She says that Bristol and Levi brought Trig to the Johnston home to visit several times and that her mother never snoticed any differences in Trig’s appearance. Perhaps those visits were after the new Trig was obtained.

Mercede ends the first post with an emphatic statement that Bristol isn’t Trig’s mother. Bristol was with Levi all the time and that Levi wouldn’t hide something like that from her. She says she saw Bristol once in awhile and Bristol had no baby belly. Well, neither did Sarah so where did Trig come from?

Her final remark is that “There is NO WAY that Trig is Bristol’s son. To my knowledge she has had one beautiful son, and that is my precious nephew Tripp Johnston.”

So maybe Bristol had a daughter…

The Second Post: Mercede Answers Some Questions

In this first sequel, Mercede addresses some of the questions which were posted in the comments.

She begins by stating that she is telling all she knows and wishing that she had paid more attention to the events that occurred in 2008 so she could clear up any confusion once and for all.

The first question she chooses to answer is about the picture of Levi holding a baby with another baby’s arm cut out of the photo.

Mercede’s reply is “That photo is a picture I took of my brother holding his son with our young cousin on his lap. I cropped out our cousin because I did not have permission to post a picture of her online.”  I guess she learned her lesson after posting all those pictures of Trig without permission.

The next question is along the lines of don’t all these well documented events make you think twice about Trig being Sarah’s biological son. Mercede says “I’ll admit that there have been many times when I have had my doubts. It is simply a fact that I just cannot fathom someone being evil and narcissistic enough to fake a pregnancy. Plus I was around during that time, and heard first hand Bristol saying that they thought their mom was pregnant, which she at first denied, and then admitted. And after seeing Bristol so furious with her mom for hiding it, well that led me to believe that it was legit. But yes I still do have my doubts, and if I were Sarah I would just release some proof to end all of this speculation. If it were me that would seem like a no-brainer.”

But in her first post in this series Mercede said “ I did not even ever consider she would fake her pregnancy until I started reading reports and blogs. Even then I didn’t believe it.

I’ve seen and read it all. The ear theory, fake pregnancy suit, adoption, switching out babies, and all I can say is that I never saw any evidence that supports any of that. I also never noticed anything wrong, different, or odd about Trigs ears when I saw him.

If indeed they did fake the pregnancy, adopt, or switch a baby, well then that makes her the most evil and manipulative women I have ever come across. But right now I still have no good reason to doubt that Sarah is the biological mother of Trig.

However, I do question why she has NEVER provided any proof to put the rumors to rest. I realize she is not obligated to do so, but why not shut everybody up? And then recently I heard that she gave the wrong location for his birth. How could she forget that he was born in Wasilla?”

Mercede is contradicting herself but still manages to straddle both sides of the issue.

Then she shifts to questions that have nothing to do with the birth of Trig Palin. These questions are about remarks Bristol made about Levi on Dancing With The Stars and the infamous Facebook flame war. I don’t disagree with what Mercede says in her replies but I do think she is playing for sympathy. She says she would like recent photos of Tripp so she can she how he is changing and show the pictures to Tripp’s great-grandmother. She can certainly print some from the internet because they aren’t scarce. I know it’s not the same but they would be better than nothing.

The last few questions she answered aren’t really noteworthy. 

Mercede doesn’t think Bristol is pregnant but does believe she is sexually active despite advocating for abstinence. Time will tell whether Bristol is pregnant or not.

She blasts Sarah’s claim that she barely knew Levi and the Johnstons when Bristol announced she was pregnant with his child. I believe Mercede is very truthful in relating experiences she had with the Palins.

The final question is about the scrubbing of her computer and Mercede again says that she and her family believe it was done by the Secret Service. I find that absurd but I can see where a teenager might believe it.

The Third Post: Mercede Answers More Questions

First, Mercede replies to a question about why Bristol lived with her aunt. She says Bristol didn’t want to move to Juneau because she wanted to be able to see Levi. But the Palins were living in Wasilla at that time and Sarah was charging the state a per diem for expenses so Mercede’s answer makes no sense. Bristol moved to Anchorage to be closer to Levi who lived in Wasilla instead of staying with her family in their home in Wasilla. I think Mercede is sidestepping that question because Bristol has stated that she was living with her aunt while pregnant and the timing is wrong for that to have been the pregnancy with Tripp.

The second question asks if Levi knows he is the father and is there any chance he isn’t and is being paid to pretend. Mercede states that Levi would have asked for a paternity test if he had doubts and would never take money to pretend to be the daddy. She says that Tripp looks identical to Levi as a tot. I wish Mercede would post a picture of little Levi so we can see if that’s true.

The next question is one I have often wondered about. Why does Levi have a hospital bracelet on in a picture where he is holding Trig? Mercede posted a picture of Levi and Tripp and stated she hadn’t seen it before but said she talked to Levi and he identified it as him and Tripp. The picture shown is of Levi and Tripp but where did Mercede find it if she hadn’t seen it before? I also remember another picture of Levi wearing a hospital bracelet and I’m sure that the baby in that picture is NOT Tripp. I am almost positive I saw it before Tripp was even born but I have never been able to find that picture again and can’t remember where I saw it.

Another question is about Bristol not letting Levi speak to Mercede  for a whole summer and when did Levi live with the Palins. Mercede states that it was the sumer of 2008 when that happened and also 2008 when Levi lived with the Palins. Contradictory again because the summer of 2008 would have been when Bristol and Levi were taking baby Trig to visit at the Johnston home according to the first post Mercede made in this series.

“After the infamous TriggyBear photos were taken Bristol and Levi had taken Trig to my mother’s home a few times and my mom never noticed anything different or odd about Trig. He was just a joyful baby boy who looked exactly the same everytime she saw him. She never noticed a difference in his appearance whatsoever.”

So we are to believe that Bristol was taking Trig to the Johnston home where Mercede lived but Levi was not to speak to his sister? Levi’s mother put up with her daughter being shunned in her own home?

The final two questions are: 

Why is Trig smaller in the Triggybear pictures than in the hospital pictures with the Heaths. Mercede has no explanation for the difference but says maybe it’s camera angles or maybe something really is going on. Yep. Something is going on, alright…

Why is Levi not seeing Tripp and that Bristol might move to Arizona. Doesn’t Levi care?

Mercede says “As you know”Team Levi” does not talk to me about the legal side of things. (Even going so far as to announce in the paper that I “won’t be privy to information from anyone with Team Levi.” And Levi is not allowed to fill me in either, so all that I know about the legal agreement is what I read on the internet. Obviously Levi does not have much control over what happens with Tripp as everybody can determine by how rarely he sees his son these days.”

So Mercede is not privy to the legalities of the custody agreement yet in her second post of this series she said “Bristol saw me cry my eyes out during the deposition (all while she was laughing and rolling her eyes) because I was missing my nephew so very much. And yet she remained unmoved.”

Again, another contradictory statement. Isn’t a deposition part of the legal proceedings?

I am not trying to be harsh but many of Mercede’s comments puzzle me. They make me wonder if she can be trusted. In fact, I wonder if Mercede is even really the author of those posts or if they are being written by someone under Sarah’s control showing just enough disdain for the Palins to make them appear real. At least to Sarah.

Some of the commenters on Mercede’s blog suggested that she should sell any information she has about the Palins and make some money for herself. I think it’s possible, even probable that the Johnstons and the Palins are not the enemies they appear to be but are working together and they are all riding the gravy train straight to the bank.



Anonymous said...

Actually, I thought that a long time ago. Still do. For no specific reason - just gut feeling.

Obviously, someone is providing for Mercede and her mother; housekeeping expenses, a brand new automobile, cell phones, Ipods, laptops and internet access. Neither woman works.
Levi lives somewhere. Right? Where?

Anonymous said...

Blade, I cannot say I disagree with you at all.
The 'just enough' is a thread which runs thru everything concerning all of these people.
Its also odd, no one ever seems to ever
have a pic of any of them, ever, at all, doing anything; unless its a released pic.
No one in wasilly has a camera? No one in Anch has a cell?
It is all so very scripted.

Anonymous said...

I dont even care about the content, or lack of, in what they say; its more the idea Im to believe there is no local interest in any of them.
Almost as if they dont really exist.
Or dont live there? one ever see's them...Im to believe. huh?

We're talking about, what, 6-8-9 People?
And no one ever sees them or gets a cell shot of them to sell to a mag-rag?
All hard to swallow.

Floyd M. Orr said...

Blade, do you happen to know why Mercede's site is down? I was working on a post for PB when I discovered that you had posted this. I have tried several times to access Mercede's original post to no avail. Your analysis is very perceptive. Who knows what the truth is anymore?

Heidi1 said...

Floyd, I've tried for several hours, too. It's 1:30AM here in Calif, and no dice. There is a cached version available. Palingate commenters are reporting the same thing - site down. It's impossible for me to believe that the site crashed due to overload...not at this time of night/morning. It's all too weird.

sjk from the belly of the plane said...

trig was tripp before he was trig.

Anonymous said...

There are one or two photos around the net of Tripp when he was new, and he sure as heck did look like Levi at the time. It's not surprising that Levi never disputed it. Tripp was really cute but as he got older he started to change, looking more and more like Bristol.

I've seen it happen before, but that time the baby started out resembling the ugly parent.

lexcade said...

it's 9AM EST and Mercede's site appears to be back up.

Anonymous said...

One thing that struck me is that Bristol would be angry her mother hid a pregnancy. Why? I'm from a large family and my mother was pregnant many times during my childhood/teen years. She had a difficult pregnancy when I was a teen and didn't tell us right away but none of us were angry; we were concerned for her and the baby who might be born with a disability. I might understand anger that another baby was coming (less attention "for me") but anger at hiding a pregnancy doesn't make sense.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 6:01 BINGO!

Lilybart said...

I wish I had time to do a timeline of where Bristol was when, along with Mercede
s statments and the aunt who said she lived with her.

Good try Mercede, but no one is buying it.

Anonymous said...

That picture posted on MJ's blog: since when do hospitals put pink caps on babies and pink bracelets on daddies?


Anonymous said...

SB, pink caps on boy babies...


Anonymous said...

When M wrote that BP 'didnt know what was going on'...Well, no she prolly didnt, know, why someone was going to fake a preg.
Why would someone do that?...especially your own mother; especially at that particular time.
I can hear the SP...'see if we all pull together we will cash in!..on celeb and big bucks!'

It seems they are all so 'clever' and ever so 'coy'.
If both Levi and BP were in LA, why theyd be running into each other, that wouldnt work; keep Levi in AK, find him some thing to do. Mayor?..sure thats works fine, just keep him out of LA while she is there and keep him low-key; studying, that works.

Meanwhile they all drive new or leased big trucks and dont have 'jobs', ie, payments, gas and Ins, along with other daily living costs.
Didnt father Johnston leave about the time these kids/families became 'intimately' involved.
Id bet SP has a nice payroll up there.
Along with her slush funds at drop slots.

Margot said...

Blade, You are on to something here. I've never believed that Mercedes was telling the truth. Obviously they are playing the same game as the Palins.

Anonymous said...

Of course the mean old feds took the computer!!....someone had to demolish the copies of jpgs in know, to make it all complete.
The bust?...another neat way to 'make' them all 'enemies' and drum up support from the clueless public.

Why how clever! reads like Days of Our Lies.

Anonymous said...

I posted my disbelief in Miss Mercedes story the day gryphen posted it but he blocked it from being posted on his blog. I have not been back since. I won't support sites which are radically censored against persons with a differing opinion.

Anonymous said...

Interesting post. I've always questioned the validity of Mercede's posts regarding the Palins. She can only give her perceptions, not necessarily the truth. I admire her for being very careful about what she says; however, I sense that there is more, but has been warned not to say it. I don't read her blogs to find "truth" about the Palins, its obvious Mercede doesn't know or isn't going to say. It will be a great day when people who know will take a stand together and bring this wasilly hillbilly family down! Palins are toxic to America.

Floyd M. Orr said...

I have explained my position many times in the past, but please allow me to reiterate. The plump, DS baby with round ears is an acquired baby. He was not birthed by Sarah or Bristol. Other than the question of who is his real mother, the mystery surrounds Ruffles and Tripp, not the political prop that everyone has seen numerous times. That said, I think Tripp could easily be the same as Ruffles, and the photo in question with the hospital bracelet on Levi was taken in early 2008 when Ruffles was born. Is Ruffles Tripp? I do not know, but I do think this is a strong possibility. Is Ruffles a girl? I think that is quite possible, but not as likely. I think that either one thing or the other is true of Ruffles: either he has been Tripp all along or he/she is a different baby altogether. There could be only one reason why there were confusion and mystery about Tripp's birth, and that is that he is a part of the scam. I do not know what Mercede knows or does not know, but she is not likely to be telling the whole truth about everything. Keep your eye on the prize: when she says Trig, she means Round Ear; when she says Tripp, she does not say Tripp was necessarily born at the end of 2008. Any photos we are shown could easily be older than we are led to believe.

Anonymous said...

In this, the cell phone stuff all fits as well.
..'had to give up the cell' because it too had
baby pic on it.
Which cell?.. the one this one bought for that or the one that one bought for this one.
All hinky stuff which never added up.

Anonymous said...

I know that Mercede and Kristan Cole's son are best buddies. They don't have any tension and seem to be on the same page. I'm not sure what it means, but sure makes you go hmmmm....

I could be wrong but I thought the pic of Levi with the hospital bracelet first showed up on their first Tara Banks Show visit. Can't remember any detail. It seems that picture was discussed on blogs at that time. Was Tripp born when the Johnston's were on the Tara Banks Show?

9:29 AM, I've had the same problem with Grypen's blog. Also about names of certain people that could answer more question. The blogger Syrin is curious. She once stated something about people had convinced her that Sarah was pregnant. She is related by marriage and friends to Brad Hanson and his family who know much more about Sarah than they are willing to say. Syrin's step daughter has vocally spoken about her hate of Syrin, don't know what that is about. The same girl is also often seen drunk with another player on the Wasilla scene. You know Mercede explained the baby cousin in the picture with Levi, the mother of the baby cousin is the same drunk that drinks with Syrin's rogue step daughter. It is all confusing but sure does make you question them all.

Anonymous said...

It falls apart for me, when people who feel so 'intimidated' or *whatever* term one may use, by people in their 'small town' why they do not leave, it.
The victim-life theyve led doesnt add up;
anyone truly concerned for their own welfare would relocate, in a big new truck.
Dont give me this...going to stick it out stuff upper lip crap.

I find the writing itself sort of interesting.
Highly bland. It takes a lot of talent to
intentionally and succinctly be bland and
boring. It comes with a whole lot of practice. Not at 20yrs old.

Anonymous said...

..question them all.

I agree.

E Olsen said...

We make copies of Mercede Johnston's blog posts:

Saturday, November 20, 2010
You asked the questions, so let me try to answer them
Monday, November 22, 2010
It’s Monday and time to answer more of your questions.

Is "It's Monday" the last one? If not what is the date and title and does anyone have a copy? What is happening with her blog?

Anonymous said...

3:16pm...Looks. Like. It. Is. Gone.
get godaddy ad page now.
its even gone off gryphs page.

Anonymous said...

I believe she was a trusting young girl and didn't recognize she was dealing with patholocial liars, so she didn't question the bizarre things going on. Bristol claimed to be mad at her mom for being pregnant, she made up a crazy story about moving in with her aunt, she said she couldn't come over for Christmas because she had plastic surgery, and that she doesn't want Tripp around Sadie or other girls, etc.

Also, it doesn't make sense that Bristol & Levi would be bringing Sarah's baby over to Levi's house several times either. What woman hands her special needs newborn over to teenagers to bring around town? And didn't Sadie say months ago that she barely got to see the baby at all and then she was shut out of his life?

Recent FB posts between Levi, Bristol & Willow shown on Alaska WTF, revealed that Levi said "they wouldn't let him see his "sons" (not son). Then Bristol said she couldn't believe he said that and Willow went off on him.

Anonymous said...

Johnny Chandler is another mystery. Gryphen goes along with the story when Mercede asked Chandler if they had sex and he said no, he and Bristol did not have sex. Everyone knows that Chandler is a mess. He has an assault charge now and drinks. Not a word about him going to school or holding a job. He finally makes his escape to Hawaii and shortly returns to the Valley. Who supports him and sends him to Hawaii. Why does no one look into those things? He is a troubled person that appears to be running from something. Too far gone to have much hope that he will ever be lucid.

Chandler Baby's Grandmother Sarah Chandler

Mercede's blog.
Yes Mercede's blog is down.

Anonymous said...

3:19 PM ___Recent FB posts between Levi, Bristol & Willow shown on Alaska WTF, revealed that Levi said "they wouldn't let him see his "sons" (not son). Then Bristol said she couldn't believe he said that and Willow went off on him.___

If they want to confuse things they are all doing a great job. As far as I know the FB Levi, Bristol & Willow shown on Alaska WTF is a spoof. IT IS NOT LEVI, BRISTOL AND WILLOW having a chat. People that are anti-Levi but pro-Sadie have links to that site without any explanation. It may appear that it is a real FB friend to other Sadie FB friends.

Ginger said...

Blade, Gryphen just put up a post explaining why Mercede's blog was down. And, surprise, he has the picture up of Levi holding..."Tripp" with the hospital bracelet on!

He also has a ring around his thumb. Didn't he lose that and get a tatoo?

Finally, someone has the audacity to question and challange the Johnston's lies.

Good for you!

Anonymous said...


Levi is also quite young in that pic.
...which suddenly pops out of nowhere.
And the pink...yes, thats nice too.
Yeh, did I read the hospital 'ran out' of blue or was I hallucinating.


Anonymous said...

What about Tyree Graham from Wasilla who died very mysteriously on his birthday in PA after the birth of Trig?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the Johnstons don't get to see Tripp too often because the Palins have enough trouble borrowing this cute "stand-in" baby themselves. Perhaps the real parents of this child don't want to lend him around quite so much, but the Palins are forcing the issue. I've stated earlier that Tripp rarely looks happy or comfortable with the Palins and he is often looking at someone or something outside of the frame of the photo. Trig, on the other hand, is usually interacting with the adults, especially if it's Todd.

Conscious at last

Anonymous said...

Why is there no investigating of the death of the neo-natal nurse (Darlene ?) who died in a fire at her house. There had been some speculation on either Gryphen's site or at Palingates, about a year ago. It was mentioned that she was well known to the Palin family and although she was no longer working as a neo-natal nurse at the Mat-Su hospital, some posters thought she might have been involved in the birth (and possible adoption) of Trig. Lots of ideas were thrown around about her questionable death for about a week, and then no one wanted to discuss it further. One poster said the police investigated and found nothing so he/she was going to drop it. The whole issue sounded a bit fishy back then, and as time goes on and we hear more and more about the Palin's power and people being intimidated and frightened of them, it makes it seem even more possible that there is something to her involvement. And wasn't there another questionable fire around the same time, resulting in the deaths of one or two young boys who were home alone? Comments?

Anonymous said...

From 5:43:

Why do so few of these tinyurls work....
Rarely do they work on gryphs, either.

Anonymous said...

Hey, anyone got the opening clip of bristle gristle and her comment about giving the middle finger?

Celia Harrison said...

@annonymous 8:02 PM, Just because the police in Alaska investigate something doesn't mean it's investigated, especially in a small town. The police in Alaska are very poorly trained and often corrupt.

Anonymous said...


Oh I believe that. NO results were ever
released re the church fire "investigation", which were due in 2weeks after from AK ATF.
Nothing ever seems 'solved' up there.
They must have a substantial 'cold case'
pile. Or a whole lot of shredding.

Anonymous said...

November 23, 2010 11:09 PM Why do so few of these tinyurls work....

Tinyurls pretty much suck. They only last a max of a year even if they work for awhile.

Anonymous said...

Clearly Blade's post demonstrates that Mercedes is not a worthwhile source of solid information about babygate(s). It is also evident to me that Mercedes did not write her blog post at all, or received a great deal of help.

The Palins and the Johnstons have a long and complex history. I believe that they would not like us to know the true nature of that history. I really don't care about it except for the parts that are relevant to exposing the lies about babygates. I have pluralized babygates because we must remember the essential linkage between Tripp and Trig. It was Tripp's supposed birth in late December '08 that "proved" the truth of Sarah's supposed pregnancy with Trig. If Bristol was preggers by early spring '08, then she could not have also birthed Trig who was supposedly born in April '08. ALL OF THE EVENTS SURROUNDING TRIPP'S BIRTH (FIRES, SHERRY'S ARREST...etc.) OBVIOUSLY TELL US THAT SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT WITH THAT PART OF THE STORY EITHER. SOOO... from the empathy belly on Sarah to the phony birth announcement in Dec. '08 -- it's all a big LIE.


Conscious at last

Gles said...

Here's the go to guy re: Bible Church fire: Acting Special Agent in Charge Douglas R. Dawson, Seattle Field Division, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced that agents from the Anchorage Field Office joined the Wasilla Bible Church arson investigation.

Perhaps you can contact the Seattle office and ask Mr. Dawson what the hold up is!


Anonymous said...


roflamo, yep, Im sure theyll take the call!

Anonymous said...

The baby in that photo of Levi is not Tripp. Levi had lost or quit wearing the thumb ring and gotten the tattoo before the convention. The tattoo is visible in photos taken at the convention. He also looks younger in that pic, and his hair and sideburns are longer than anytime since the convention.

My guess is that photo was taken in early 2008 when Bristol gave birth to their first child. I don't think that baby is Tripp, nor do I think that Tripp is a girl. However, if the baby in the photo is a girl, it could explain the
ruffled-ear baby theory.

I believe the baby in the photo is Bristol and Levi's child, and that Sarah hatched the scheme to fake her pregnancy so she could raise the child herself. Either the baby in the photo grew and changed into the baby Trig we later saw, or something happened to the first baby and Sarah "aquired" or borrowed Trig that April. But either way, the baby in the photo is not Tripp.

And I don't believe for a minute that both Levi and Mercede don't know the whole story, or at least most of it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for questioning Mercede! Gryphen has blocked several of my posts in which I questioned her statements. I believe some of what she says is true: she was most likely not looking for clues and deception at the time, and probably missed quite a few details. But some of it gets her rather defensive, and I think she's not telling what she knows.
Her FB page shows her spelling/grammar skills to be on a par with her peers. I believe Gryphen mentioned helping her with her blog.
Her FB page also shows someone with a decent amount of disposable income. She mentioned her preference for Armani clothes for Tripp, for example. Call me crazy, but not having a full fridge but having a new car and designer clothes for a child you never see are not compatible! No one works; everyone has money. Where can I sign up? :)
Her FB page also talks about buying her brother a Christmas tree. So now they're back talking? Is there another brother?
Poor girl wants a little baby-toy to dress up all nice; her brother has no interest in pushing for custody. She's younger than her years, emotionally, and very gullible.
Mercede also claims repeatedly that Levi wouldn't keep anything from her, which is clearly a lie. He's gone long periods of time without speaking to her at the behest of Bristol.
Blade, I also too remember another picture of Levi holding Trig, with Levi wearing a hospital bracelet. I don't remember where, but I know I saw it.
I have never been happy with the investigation of the fire at the neonatal nurse's house. Dogs don't generally sleep through fires and are not found dead away from the door. How many times have we heard 'hero dog alerts family to fire' stories?
Thanks for staying on this and allowing criticism of a dishonest teen who's clearly got a nice source of income!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Mercede's site being taken down had something to do with the picture of Levi and the baby in question. Could "they" be afraid someone would be able to put a date on it?

I have also wondered about Merecede's writing style. It has always seemed too mature and too articulate for a girl her age. Someone is helping her write her posts or someone IS writing them for her. But why? And who?

Maybe Gryphen?

Some people would have much to gain from Merecede's posts. For example, a blogger who writes posts about Sarah Palin tends to get a lot of traffic on his or her site. "He" develops regular readers who return day after day. He also would pick up more contributions, hence money coming in to pick up the expenses. Even though everyone knows that Sarah needs to be stopped, it would be a shame for this to end, because people may not go to his site once there is nothing more to write about Sarah. So...if Mercede writes just enough to create more interest without actually giving any big secrets away...everyone benefits.

JillyG said...

I have also seen another picture of Levi holding a baby with a hospital bracelet on. I am the one who asked the question of Mercede on her blog and I do not for one minute believe her reply that it is Tripp. I think Mercede wants to say more than she is able to say so she contradicts herself in order to straddle the proverbial fence - and keep her readers reading. I have always thought the hospital bracelet would become the key - I just wish I could find those damned pictures....I wonder if they are at Audrey's site...

Anonymous said...

Jilly, went to google images, Googled Levi with hospital braclet and baby. Small picture that can't be enlarged. It takes you to Mercedes blog but it takes you to with the name on the right top Welcome to It's very weird. Need to have a large picture of Levi withe the hospital bracelet.Mercedest took it down for some reason. Ever play hot potatoe, cold potatoe. I think we have a hot potatoe here.

Anonymous said...

I think Mercede is about the only honest one in this total farce.

Blade, some of what you view as inconsistencies, simply aren't. For one, just because you are deposed in legal case doesn't mean you have A SINGLE IOTA of connection to strategy or information. It means that one side of the case thinks you may have answers to questions or knowledge of facts.

Second, this was a 15-16 year old when all this happened. I don't know why you are holding a teenager to such an exalted standard or why you think that she would be privy to everything that went on in the Palin household.

I happen to have a 15 year old girl and was a 15-16 year old girl and know possibly many dozens of 15-16 year old girls right now, not a one of them pays attention to every word, gesture, or clothing choice of anyone outside of their close circle of friends. They're not mean, rude, or purposefully evasive, they see what they want and pay zero attention to the rest. I think Mercede has been extremely honest. She said she never had cause to question Palin's story (not many outside of those of us on the web ever have), she loves her brother and would do anything to protect him (despite his corresponding lack of familial loyalty) and she didn't notice some things - I will point out the rather obvious that it took months and months and months and months for anyone to notice the ruffles discrepancy and there were adults who spent a large amount of time looking closely at all available photos.

For the record, Sarah Palin is a scourge on the human race. Her story is crap and I'm embarrassed for the media that they still let her get away with it.

Anonymous said...

I've always believe Mercede's blog is a farce and that she put it up to cash in on donations. She writes nothing of substance and her ''answers'' are similarly found lacking. From the time she put it up until today, the net sum of new information on light shed on old is close to zero. For me, that is all I need to know...Gryphen's blog is in close second in this regard.

Anonymous said...

NY Tabloid Chick - So glad to see your comments here- I remember your interesting comments on PD. Yes, I have also noticed how Mercedes seems to have many $$resources at hand. I believe that she received a new car when she graduated HS. I don't wish her ill, I simply think it is a waste of time to expect any good information from her. She is who she is-- part of the tangled web of Wasilla.

There are many others in Alaska who COULD give us clear information about Sarah Palin, especially regarding babygates. I am looking forward to that deluge.

Conscious at last

sjk from the belly of the plane said...

Dennis Zaki runs her domain.

Anonymous said...

HI Conscious!
Glad to see some PD people around! I'm still reading every damn blog, waiting for this to blow. Never thought Scarborough would be the first mainstream repug to step up and smack her!
And while I do believe Mercede is not being completely honest on her blog, I also understand that she wasn't looking at all the weird details contemporaneous with the events that we now know are nonsensical.