In this Part 2, I am going to present a hypothetical timeline that excludes Sarah Palin as the natural mother to the child we know as Trig. I want you to open your mind, consider it, and give us your feedback.
In the world of Architecture, there is the concept of “drivers”. Drivers are the facts and variables that one has to work around to plan a building. They might be load-bearing pillars, location of elevators, heating/AC, electrical, communication or regulations stipulating what the building must have. I am going to take the information I have and approach it from the point of view of what facts and variables drive the birth narrative. I am going to use dates, legal documents, photos and basic knowledge of human physiology to explain what I think occurred. You’ll notice I am not going to apply much in the way of statements by people involved – if I miss something crucial, let us know. Kind of Joe Friday’ish, but I WILL take some leaps. And I am going to start at the end with the Petition for Custody of Tripp.
On February 16, 2009, Greta Van Susteren interviewed Bristol and Tripp was introduced to the world, so we know he existed on that day. Doubt has been cast on his birth date just like Trig’s. We have no birth certificate; just a dubious article in People with questionable sourcing. We have an undated photograph of a presumed Tripp being held by Levi with Levi wearing an ID/security bracelet typical of new fathers. However, we do have evidence:
In the Petition for Custody filed by Bristol Palin on November 4, 2009, via her attorney, Thomas Van Flein, in the Superior Court for the State of Alaska Third Judicial District at Palmer under the heading “Factual Overview” is this opening paragraph: “On December 27, 2008, Bristol Palin gave birth to Tripp Johnston-Palin. It is undisputed that Levi [Johnston – stated earlier in the petition] is Tripp’s father. Although the parties were at one time engaged, they did not marry. Subsequent to Tripp’s birth the couple terminated their personal relationship.”
There is also a Child Custody Jurisdiction Affidavit that appears to be filled out in Bristol’s handwriting and she signed the form under penalty of perjury. It states that, “I, Bristol Palin, say on oath or affirm under penalty of perjury that: 1. The following child(ren) are the subject of the present custody proceedings: Child’s Name: Tripp E. Johnston-Palin, Place of Birth: Wasilla, Birthdate: 12/27/08, Sex: M.” She only indicates one child.
Yes, I know people lie in court all the time. But, there are two facts that could easily be disputed and a third one that would just take a little longer. If Levi read this petition and knew the facts were stated incorrectly, he could do the following: as Tripp’s father he could go to the county courthouse and obtain his own copy of Tripp’s birth certificate to dispute the DOB; he could request and produce a copy of a marriage license; and he could demand DNA testing to prove paternity. He could have done this anonymously through his attorney. But, he did not dispute the facts and in fact, he noted in his legal statements that he agreed with them. Also, both attorneys are officers of the court and both attorneys signed the legal documents. If either or both of them signed their names to false statements, the simple truth is they could be disbarred, even in Frontier Alaska. Just a little levity there.
So Tripp was born on December 27, 2008, apparently at or close to term. That means he was conceived in early April 2008, around the 5th.
As far as Trig is concerned, it means one of two things: either Bristol is not Trig’s mother or Trig was born earlier than April 18, 2008 and she could be his mother. The latter scenario means that the photography session with the Heaths and the media was contrived.
The former scenario means that either we’re completely off base and Sarah is his natural mother or someone else is and it isn’t Bristol. Frankly, I am not sold on going too far afield from those two possibilities. Let’s explore the possibility that Trig was born earlier and that Bristol is his birth mother and Sarah is his adoptive mother. I am going to use a conception date of June 9, 2007 (LMP May 26th) with a due date around March 1, 2008.
The Alaska first family (“Christmas”) photo supports that Bristol would have been about 12-14 weeks pregnant. The undated but possibly October ’07 photo of Bristol with a snug stretchy green top supports that she was 4-6 weeks more advanced in her pregnancy. She was home-schooled and absent from regular school in the fall and winter of 2007, the so-called mononucleosis absence.
Lastly, a mid-February delivery date allows enough time for Bristol’s body to heal enough for sex, to begin ovulating again and conceive in the first week of April. Back-to-back babies as a teenager. That’s a real Wild Ride!