Introducing “Daily Palin,” in which we detail Sarah Palin’s refusal to go away—every day. While you’re celebrating our past presidents today, Palin’s making news in the hopes of joining their ranks:
SARAH PALIN REDUX: A lady named Sarah Richmann is marrying a dude named Bill Palin in June. And she’s changing her name! According to Richmann, like all her friends are saying, “I can’t believe your name is going to be Sarah Palin!” But her traditional love for her fiancee is stronger than Sarah Palin’s infamy. “Pretty much everyone I know is getting married now and taking their husband’s name,” said Richmann. “I think this generation is just doing that.”
POP TRIG: Palin’s most recent pregnancy was kept a secret from her other children until the last minute. “[H]er secret pregnancy with son Trig was nearly uncovered when one of her daughters discovered Trig’s prenatal ultrasound scan and confronted Palin with the picture,” People reports. Palin told People last year, “Not knowing in my own heart if I was going to be ready to embrace a child with special needs—-I couldn’t talk about it.”
TRIGSTRAVAGANZA: Aaron Shaw, a 40-year-old Alaskan man with Down Syndrome gets the profile treatment from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner; writer Chris Freiberg makes me die a little bit inside. Here are the low points—-including a quote on Trig!:
– “I like birthday candles and birthday cake,” [Shaw] said of the celebration.
– Shaw excelled in school, and even took a few college cooking classes, but while learning how to make doughnuts was a great experience for him, it was difficult for him to find a ride to work early in the morning.
– “I tell you this, I think that kid with Down Syndrome, I think he’s a very smart kid,” Shaw said, adding that he thought the governor was very nice as well.
EXTENDED FAMILY MATTERS: Levi Johnston‘s mama, Sherry, got a new court date for her OxyContin-possession-and-distribution charge: May 17. She’s also got a new high-fallutin’ lawyer, a guy named Rex Butler (!) who has criticized the governor’s treatment of African-Americans in the state.
FIRST DUDE WINTER SPORTS CORNER: In a crushing disappointment for the First Dude Winter Sports Corner, the Alaskan snomobile classic, the Iron Dog Challenge, has ended. Todd Palin and his partner “finished the gruelling race, 6th overall.”
PRESIDENTIAL ORACLE: Steve Maloney, dreamer, is “writing a book about Sarah Palin and ‘The Election of 2012,’ in which year she and Barack Obama may face off for the presidency.” Meanwhile, I am writing a book about the possibility that Steve Maloney‘s book about Sarah Palin will ever be published.
SURPRISE: An anonymous source left Trailblazer: An Intimate Biography of Sarah Palin, by Lorenzo Benet, on my desk chair on Friday (First of all—-“Lorenzo Benet”? Awesome). Will I read it or simply open its pages at random to cull funny quotes for my daily Sarah Palin aggregation project?
RANDOM TRAILBLAZER QUOTE: “Mr. Mom [Todd Palin] was born on September 6, 1964, in Kanakanak Hospital by Nushagak Bay near Dillingham, a small fishing village.”
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