Sarah Palin withholds medical records

By Carol Eisenberg

November 3, 2008 at 11:23am

With less than 24 hours to go before the presidential election, Sarah Palin still has not released her medical records despite her campaign’s earlier pledges to do so.

Two weeks ago, Palin’s campaign told several reporters that a summary of the governor’s medical history would be made public before Nov. 4.

Reporters were told that details of Palin’s medical background would be released early last week. Last Thursday, however, a campaign aide backed off that pledge, saying he wasn’t sure when the information would be released.

John McCain, Barack Obama and Joseph Biden have all provided details about their medical history.

The campaign’s stonewalling has spurred indignation in the blogosphere.

“It would be nice if the media highlighted these omissions in the next 24 hours and held Palin accountable for agreeing to release her medical records, not releasing them and not having a press conference,” wrote Huffington Post blogger Karen Russell.

Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan takes a more conspiratorial perspective.

“Why does Sarah Palin refuse to prove that her baby - the baby that has been a campaign prop for two months - is actually one she gave birth to?” he wrote Friday.

Update: Palin’s campaign released a summary of her medical history late Monday night. According to an Associated Press story filed at 10:59 p.m., Palin’s doctor in Alaska says she’s in excellent health with no known health issues that would interfere with her ability to function as vice president if she and Republican John McCain are elected Tuesday.

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  • #1.   Carmelfog 11.03.2008

    The nomination of Sarah Palin has signifcantly increased the divide in he Republican party and has pushed many of us to the other side. Rather sad but true. I suspect many Republican politicans themselves will not be voting McCain/Palin.

  • #2.   PuLeez 11.04.2008

    Investigative journalist and former NSA agent Wayne Madsen reported on Sept. 21 that several people who know Palin say Trig is not her baby, but her daughter Bristol’s.

    Search YouTube: Palin pregnancy won’t interfere with duties.
    Look at her face during this conference. She is not happy. She appears to be 1) lying; 2) very stressed. Note her staff member’s reaction to the news.

    See this video of Palin & host walking vigorously to the AK Capitol bldg. when she was supposedly 6 months pregnant. She ‘likes her guts thrashed’ by running on Juneau’s hilly streets. Not typical pregnant-mom language.

    Strange Facts: A staunchly religious, pro-life Republican governor hides her fifth pregnancy until the seventh month. Her doctor reveals today that Palin knew Trig was Down Syndrome ‘early in the second trimester’. Palin, age 44, with a history of gaining lots of weight, has no pregnancy symptoms whatsoever until after the press conference March 5, 2008. Trig is born 5 weeks premature on April 18, just hours after Palin flies home from a governor’s convention in Dallas, TX supposedly with a leaking bag of waters.

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