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UPDATE: Identification of some of the people pictured at the shower.
Most readers probably know who Kristan Cole is and how she fits into Sarah’s world. For those unfamiliar, this article has a good overview.
Judy Patrick is a photographer and a good friend of Sarah’s.
Is it a coincidence that she uses crosshairs on the homepage of her website? As a photographer, surely she knows how to use photoshop. I think it’s likely that she was the one who edited the photo with Todd holding the cake.
Kris Perry is another name most readers probably recognize. Here is an article to read for those who want to know more about her.
Dawn Noble, the fourth person in this quartet, is evidently 40 something and lives in Wasilla. I was unable to determine how or if she has a connection to Sarah. Her Facebook reveals Sarah Palin as an interest but little else.
For those wondering about the girl pictured feeding Trig. She is Kristan Cole’s daughter. She was around 16 when the photo was taken.
If anyone has information to share about these people or other Palin related matters, you can email me from the link at the bottom of this post.
I hadn’t really given the baby shower much thought until one of my recent posts elicited several responses about the photo with Todd Palin holding a cake on his lap. The majority seem to agree that something is very wrong with that picture and that most likely it was photoshopped.
Even though I had seen that picture many times, I had never really noticed how odd it is. Why would Todd have the cake on his lap in the first place? That is a huge cake! Then it’s plain to see that Todd isn’t even holding the cake. Wouldn’t the weight of that cake make it slide right off of his lap?
Thanks to a donation from a generous reader, I was able to have photo analysis done on several pictures from my Palin collection. The analysis confirms that the photograph with the cake was indeed altered using photoshop. Unfortunately, the analysis can only confirm that edits were made to the picture but not exactly what those edits were.
However, knowing that picture was indeed altered brings up questions. What do we really know about the event pictured above?
Supposedly on Sunday, May 4, 2008 Sarah Palin was honored with a baby shower. This article makes it sound quite the homey affair.
Sarah Palin's baby shower included a surprise guest: her own baby. He had arrived in the world a month early, so on a sunny May day, Palin, the governor of Alaska, rocked her newborn as her closest friends, sisters, even her obstetrician presented her with a potluck meal, presents and blue-and-white cake.
No mention of Sarah’s daughters. It seems a little odd that neither Bristol, Willow nor Piper are in any of the shower pictures. One of the pictures shows a girl holding the baby being presented as Trig so it obviously wasn’t adults only. I would think that Sarah’s girls would attend but there’s no evidence that they did or didn’t.
Todd’s being there seems strange since most men avoid baby showers. His attire looks too casual for the occasion since the rest of the guests are dressed rather nicely. Could it be that Todd wasn’t really there? Was he photoshopped into the picture along with the cake and if so, why?
Where was the shower held? Was it at Kristan Cole’s home?
Where are the typical baby shower decorations? The streamers and balloons?
Where are the pictures of Sarah opening gifts? Or the gifts piled on a table?
Where are the pictures of the guests eating since there was supposedly a meal served? Or the pictures of the cake and other food on a table? Where are the shower favors?
Where are the pictures of the guests playing shower games and oohing and ahhing over the baby?
Where are the pictures of the guests fawning over Sarah?
Where are the pictures of Sarah and baby with her and Todd’s moms?
Here are some images from real baby showers. They depict warm, inviting gatherings.
At the top of this post are the pictures of Sarah’s baby shower from Kristan Cole’s blog that were supposedly posted on May 5, 2008. Look at them again and compare them to the pictures from real baby showers.
Doesn’t Sarah’s seem fake? Cold and sterile with pictures that could have been taken at any type of event. Perhaps an open house since Kristan Cole is a real estate agent. Staged for the purpose of convincing people that Sarah and Todd Palin just had a baby with the only thing hinting at an actual baby shower being the photoshopped image with Todd holding a cake.
If anyone has more information about Sarah Palin’s baby shower or anything else related to babygate, please email me.