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Trig Trutherism Gains New Life

Trig Trutherism, the surprisingly resilient conspiracy theory that Sarah Palin is not actually the mother of 3-year-old Trig Palin, is experiencing a boomlet thanks to a new academic paper that endorses the concept. Long pursued by the blogger Andrew Sullivan and a significant segment of the Palin-hating left, Trig Trutherism holds that Trig's real mother is either Bristol Palin or some third party, and that Sarah Palin herself faked the pregnancy to avoid embarrassment for her daughter or for political gain or some combination of reasons/Justin Elliott, Salon War Room. More here. (AP file photo of Sarah Palin and son Trig at a 2009 book signing in Minnesota)

Question: Should people who believe in Trig Trutherism or that George Bush had something to do with 9/11 make fun of Obama birthers? And vice versa? Or should we make fun of them all?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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