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Fox News caption of Sarah Palin, “universal nightmare.”

Fox News caption of Sarah Palin, “universal nightmare.”

Is Sarah Palin Trig’s Mother? Business Insider Examines the Issue

It’s another birth rumor that just won’t die.

Examining a story that few media outlets have dared investigate, Business Insider ran a piece today looking into the claims made by Northern Kentucky University professor Bradford Scharlott that Sarah Palin may not be the biological mother of Trig.

If you’ve read Andrew Sullivan on this matter, you won’t see much new in the piece, but the fact that Business Insider ran it as its lead story is significant.

With Palin’s political stock in free fall, suddenly it seems as though an issue that was formerly off-limits for the main stream media is now fair game.

Here’s Scharlott’s paper on the matter. And here’s a video made during the 2008 election on the matter.

Trump-Palin: Dream Ticket or Reality TV Nightmare?

Or should the billing read Palin-Trump?

Citing her recent embrace of Donald Trump’s birtherism, The Christian Science Monitor wonders whether Sarah Palin and the Donald shouldn’t consider joining forces on the 2012 Republican ticket.

The reality show pairing has a nice ring to it, in the opinion of the Daily Palin. And what with Trump having stolen Palin’s poll thunder, maybe it should be Trump’s name first on the marquee. Then again, we suspect that Palin loyalists won’t go for the apprentice routine in another election, especially to a guy who has never held elected office. But does the attention-grabbing Trump really seem like VP material? 

Sarah Palin Pissed at GOP for Cutting Deal on Budget

Not everyone is relieved that the federal government didn’t shut down this week.

Yep, Sarah Palin is one of the few Americans still clinging to the prospect of gridlock.On Twitter, just before the deal between John Boehner, Harry Reid and President Obama was announced, she made sure to let the world know that she views compromise as a dirty word.

"GOP: don’t retreat! The country is going broke. We AFFORD cowboy poetry & subsidizing abortion," Palin tweeted on Friday.

Seconds later she added, “if we can’t fight to defund this nonsense now when we have the chance, do you think we’ll win the big fight on entitlement reform later on?”

That big fight, of course, means following Rep. Ryan’s script, tuning Medicare into a private program, and pretty much ditching government assistance programs for the poor.

As for “cowboy poetry,” we here at the Daily Palin are scratching our heads. Probably it’s her way of criticizing the National Endowment of the Arts, were guessing. But hey, maybe she should check out

Sarah Palin Roots for Government Shutdown, Obama Blame

America’s fastest-sinking presumptive candidate for president is hoping that the man she’d like to replace is blamed for the seemingly imminent shutdown of the federal government.

After striking a “no compromise” posture for the better part of the past two years, since Barack Obama quashed John McCain like a bug in the ‘08 election, Sarah Palin is now tweeting for all with eyes to read that she knows who is solely at fault for the impending collapse of negotiations.

“Pres will veto 1-week spending bill to avoid govt shutdown if Congress passes,” Palin tweeted. “So, now $4T later, leaderless govt digs further debt, bickers over cutting peanuts - peanuts we don’t even have. It’s unsustainable! Let him shut it.”

Obama’s promised veto, of course, came after John Boehner attempted to ram more spending cuts through (above and beyond those Democrats had already agreed to making)  by craftily adding a military funding clause to the deal. Thus, when the inevitable promise of a veto to the heinous offer came, people like Palin could cry, “see, he hates the troops!”

Palin’s GOP nemesis Karl Rove, however, knows that the “let him shut it” logic is political suicide for Republicans, and that Obama stock would not, despite Palin’s hopes, do anything but rise as a result.

Palin Poll Crack: Sarah Sinks to 4th Place

Going, going…

Further evidence that Sarah Palin’s star is fast fading in the Republican night sky. A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has our favorite reality television star now in fourth place in the race to capture the GOP nomination. Here’s how the field currently stands according to the survey:

Mitt Romney: 21 percent

Donald Trump: 17 percent

Mike Huckabee: 17 percent

Newt Gingrich: 11 percent

Sarah Palin: 10 percent

On the bright side for Palin, she’s still polling higher than her Minnesota doppelganger, Michele Bachmann, and has more support than the man whose name has become synonymous with frothy fecal matter (Google “Santorum" and note the first entry).

Bristol Palin a ‘Celebrity’ Who Deserved $262,500, Rep. Says

Hey, it’s called “Dancing with the Stars” for a reason, alright?

Representatives for Bristol Palin fired back Wednesday at criticism that their gal maybe didn’t quite deserve being paid $262,500 to promote abstinence and discourage teen pregnancy on behalf of the Candie’s Foundation.

"She shot PSAs, print and Internet ads and did town hall meetings, as well, and the money she made was an accumulation of all that. This is not out of the ordinary for a celebrity to make an income off of a charity they represent," Palin’s an oddly anonymous spokesperson told E!

As we discussed at The Daily Palin earlier today, the Candie’s Foundation and “Dancing with the Stars” seem to be in agreement on this point. Bristol, like her mother, is a star. And stars get paid to “make news” as the rep. put it.

As for those PSAs, we couldn’t help but recall Bristol’s cringe-worthy pairing with The Situation. Is this really the best a couple hundred thousand can buy these days?

As yet, no snarling on this subject from the Mama Grizzly herself, but we’ll keep our ears open.

Bristol Palin Cashing in on Teen Pregnancy

Lemons into lemonade.

Schooled by her famous mother, Bristol Palin has learned a thing or two about making a buck. In 2009, Bristol was paid $262,500 to help raise awareness for teen pregnancy prevention by the Candie’s Foundation. Yes, that money will come in handy raising Tripp, the child Bristol conceived when she was an unwed teen.

Maybe the Candie’s Foundation’s logic for signing up Bristol went something like, “hey, who better than someone who has gone through this to warn other girls not to make the same mistake…” Or, maybe they were simply blinded by Palin celebrity like the producers of Dancing With the Stars.

Given that Bristol—who, in retrospect, makes Kirstie Alley look like Ginger Rogers—still managed to make it all the way to the finals of the dance competition, that question of life experience or skill seems to be somewhat beside the point.

Simply put, the Palin family is a business. Both Sarah and Bristol have applied to trademark their names, after all. Bristol’s brand is dancing and abstinence, two things that, ironically, she doesn’t seem to be very good at in real life.

Palin Poll Crack: Trump Trouncing Sarah in New Hampshire

A new PPP poll of New Hampshire Republicans finds that in the battle of reality television stars Donald Trump trumps Sarah Palin.

In fact, Trump would receive 21 percent of the GOP vote if the election were held today, as compared to the paltry 10 percent who say they’d vote for Palin. Both trail front-runner Mitt Romney, who scored 27 percent in the survey.

The key to Trump’s success?

He does well with birthers and Tea Partiers, two groups he has seemed to actively court with his public comments of late.

You see, in order to win Republican primaries, you’ve really got to pump up the volume on the crazy. Sarah, you’re not going to let Trump corner the market, are you?

Is Michele Bachman Stealing Sarah Palin’s Thunder?

Don’t look now, but another Tea Party darling might just be moving in on Sarah Palin’s territory.

Michele Bachmann is giving every indication that she plans to join the 2012 presidential race not just as an ardent supporter of Mrs. Palin, but as a candidate herself. With Palin dithering, Bachmann has swooped in and hired the aide who helped Mike Huckabee win Iowa last time around.

The comparisons between Bachmann and Palin are fairly straight forward: each is pretty, extremely conservative, a mother, and loves the media spotlight. But what if both entered the presidential race? Who would come out on top?

Mother Jones has an interesting comparison of the two women, and generally gives Bachmann the edge over Palin in several key categories. Here’s why they think it’s Bachmann’s race to lose:

1. Bachmann’s an organizer

2. Bachmann has a better sense of humor

3. Bachmann’s better at thinking on her feet

4. Bachmann knows how to use the national media

5. Bachmann’s not a quitter

While it’s hard for us to argue with any of those points, it is a bit distressing to think that in a few months we might have to become The Daily Bachmann.