Yesterday, I read about Sarah Palin's, the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate, participation in the Eagle Forum of Alaska's 2006 Gubernatorial Candidate Questionnaire. That day, the Blogosphere seemed to explode with posts about the questionnaire, specifically because of the factually and historically inaccurate answers that Palin wrote. There must have been hundreds of blogs in the "Links to this post" section criticizing pretty much all of Palin's answers.
I went to revisit the page today, only to find that it has been taken down. A Google cache version can be found here.
This discovery got me thinking, because I recalled that the photo page on the State of Alaska's Governor page also had been recently taken down. (Google cache here.) I first discovered that bit because I was looking into the controversy surrounding Palin's fifth child, Trig. The Moderate Voice had published a post questioning John McCain's vetting of Palin, and part of that analysis included photos of Palin when she was pregnant with Trig, yet didn't look pregnant:
I'm not convinced that Palin is not Trig's biological mother, but that's really not the point here. Why remove the page of photos?
Palin does not appear pregnant in any recent photographs. The announcement came as quite a shock to people who had worked closely with her, and have been quoted as saying that she did not appear pregnant whatsoever during the prior 7 months. While this is debatable, you can judge for yourself here: http://gov.state.ak.us/photos.php
(Ed Note: That link has since died since we first looked at it. The pictures were removed today.)
And amid more controversy, there was the alteration of Levi Johnston's Myspace, mysteriously occuring after it was revealed that Palin's 17-year-old daughter is pregnant. Bristol's pregnancy is quite interesting because of Palin's strong stance against comprehensive sex education and her strong support of abstinence-only sex education in public schools.
Information surrounding Palin is quickly disappearing off the internet. Strange...