The blogs are beginning to hum with a story that claims to demonstrate the shaky judgment of McCain’s recent pick for VP, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
It seems that back in April, Palin — then 7 1/2 months pregnant with her fifth child — began leaking amniotic fluid and having contractions while attending an energy conference in Dallas, Tex. Instead of heading to the nearest hospital, Palin instead gave her speech to the assembly and then boarded an eight-hour flight to Anchorage (a flight that included making a connecting flight in Seattle). Once in Anchorage, she bypassed some of Alaska’s largest hospitals and had her husband drive her almost an hour to Mat-Su Valley Regional Medical Center near her home of Wasilla, where son Trig was born.
Her reason for risking her baby’s health by flying home to Alaska instead of giving birth at a Dallas-area hospital? “You can’t have a fish picker from Texas,” her husband Todd Palin told the Anchorage Daily News.
In case you’re still having a hard time understanding Palin’s thought process on all this, someone has posted this handy flow chart.