Enter so called "professor" Bradford Scharlott of Northern Kentucky University. This dirtbag has written an "academic paper" with the help of Jesse Griffin of the Immoral
The journalists, including me, who covered Palin at the time believed she was pregnant because she was pregnant. Even before the announcement, she seemed to be putting on weight. She wore baggy jackets and scarves. Before the announcement, she acted nervous when photographers tried to take her picture. Later on, her face filled out. Her fingers swelled. She had a noticeable belly. And it wasn't made out of foam.Consider that nonsense debunked.
There is a great post by Robert Stacy McCain at The Other McCain blog which you should read here. There is also a post here which is linked at Conservatives4Palin.
A lot of conservatives are trying to quiet everyone down about the birth certificate issue. But this is not about being a birther or trying to portray the conservative movement as a bunch of extremists. This is about tactics, folks. This is about throwing elbows.
As long as the liberals want to throw marbles and tacks on the floor and laugh as we all fall down, birtherism to me is a bananna peel we set for the left. I'm not a birther; but I'm all for turning Alinsky's rules on them.
My advice to the Trig Truthers I mentioned earlier: why not spend all your time and put that level of effort into finding Obama's birth certificate? You just might find they come up empty handed on that conspiracy as well.