Monday, September 01, 2008

Palin Baby Smear Shows Obama Running Scared

The Palin 'baby' rumour doing the rounds is a cruel and sordid smear. Obama is running scared. 

US politics is a "dirty dangerous business" but that's not the point. The point is it is doing the rounds, not only on internet blogs but with comment and dissection in the Main stream media. 

A reality-check is needed. It is not the 'left' that's putting it around as some would argue, nor is it dirty tricks by the Democrats. It's the Obama-loving bloggers and media. 
And that is not the same thing.

However, it is a red herring and, with opinion polls showing the Obama 'convention bounce' didn't materialise significantly, the Obama campaign is running scared. 

The Palin 'baby' rumours were first placed on the pro-Obama website DailyKos, alleging her Down Syndrome baby wasn't hers and she was covering up for her daughter. 

They have been swiftly denounced as lies and smears by other bloggers with hard evidence, as shown here by AudacityofHype.

Yet the Obama rumours and a serious legal challenge that have been circulating the internet for ages, get no mention in the MSM. 

That's because the real game being played out here is called 'sandbagging'. In poker, it is when you bet weakly but all the time you have a strong hand.

It centres on the growing internet attention on the lawsuit Phillip Berg brought against Obama on August 22 in a federal court in Philadelphia, over Obama's eligibility to run for President, as reported by the Orange Party  here. 

Obama is going to have to produce evidence that he meets the constitutional requirements. 

Berg is bit of a crank, but he is a life-long Democrat and former deputy attorney general, and candidate for the US Senate and for governor of Pennsylvania. 

A Clinton-appointed federal judge is moving the case forward, with responses demanded by October 20. 

It was noted by the Orange Party  yesterday that, for the McCain campaign, it is all in the timing

And October 20 is perilously close to US election day. 

After yesterday's Obama love-in in the Sunday Times, today's churlish McCain-Palin attack in The Times, shows even Murdoch-owned newspapers and TV stations are starting to get worried about their One.

Palin, issued a statement this afternoon to say that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant. Palin made the announcement to knock down rumors by some bloggers that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child.

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