I’ve been wondering several things about the 9/4/11 race thing:
1) Were those blonde polished-looking (but WEATHERED, WRINKLY) women posing with Palin at the end of the race pallin’ around with her because they were all “oh, surprise! We didn’t know you were here or we’d have had a parade!”, or because they were in on the race scam? Because they sure had the same shit-eating grins for the camera as Palin did.
2) Did you all notice that at least 3 of the women posing with Palin (2849-2856) were IN the race? (2584, 2874) …Or at least waiting for these guys near the finish line? (3583 – you can see their shadows at the extreme right in that photo) That was weird.
Aren’t we missing the obvious here? SP was running in & with the pack of 5K runners and walkers. There are two distinct groups and courses for each of those events and they split off immediately onto two different sides of the road. She signed up for the 1/2 marathon, but WAS IN THE OTHER PACK. No runner would make that mistake. Remember, that one lady in the 5K pack had said she was beside her trying to get her shirt off but she didn’t know it was her. And, the hat and plaid shorts guy was at the finish line in pic #112 – way ahead of SP’s finish of pic #298 so he definitely was a 5K guy. Red bandana guy was a 5K guy too because he was photographed just before red plaid guy along the same route (pics #64 – #68) So she probably hid out somewhere for awhile then, enjoyed the lake breeze or took a nap, then popped back in to finish the 1/2 marathon in a very respectable time. SP probably didn’t realize the scrutiny she would get over this and that’s why she’s remained quiet and isn’t tooting her own horn. She wants this to quietly fade away and hope we don’t figure it out. By the way, I can see SP in the 5K pack in pic #24. You can see her visor and red jersey just behind and to the right of the girl in pink in the front.
Love the parrot. I think you should do a side-by-side comparison of this photo and the running photo and do a poll: which photo is photoshopped?
This one looks real to me. At least as real as developing a Gusty-watermelon-sized pregnancy in 5 weeks, then delivering a 6+ pound baby who is a month (or is it six weeks, as SP said later?) premature, delivered at Mat-Su (which lacks a NICU — or was it in Anchorage, as SP said later?) and who photographs more like an 8-pound baby with no sign of prematurity. Oh, except the premature look (and ruffled ear) show up a few days later, at the baby shower. So, yeah, a parrot on her shoulder looks 100% A-okay to me.
everspring, no we haven’t missed the obvious. She was in the 5K group at the start. I’ve speculated that starting there she wouldn’t be noticed by any of the half marathoners early in the race. She could pop in later and they would just assume she was there all along maintaining an 8 minute mile pace, just hadn’t been noticed.
The Storm Lake Marathon controversy has become quite a treat! I’m loving the wonderful humor as credibility continues to be questioned. Silly Sarah — many of your detractors are of a generation raised on Highlights magazine in the doctor/dentist’s office. We delight in finding the ‘what’s wrong with this picture!’
the shorts seams of red bandana guy don’t quite line up – bad photoshop….lol
the curly mass of hair belongs to the lady behind red bandana guy, but she has no legs – it was a magnificent feat that she was able to do the 5K walk. Much more remarkable than Scarah floating over the grass. I want to see an exclusive interview with that woman!
LOL- In Palin world if a 2 month pregnancy can produced a full term baby then by gawd and you betcha she ran a 1/2 marathon in 1 hr and 46 mins. & crossed the finish line without breathing hard.
Great job Oz and all those who left comments.
I had missed your updates to earlier posts …. goodness, the “fluffy hair” or the “fluffy ponytail” whichever it is belongs to a 1/2 bodied person, no torso, or legs? Oops. Maybe it is one of Sarah’s bumpits that ran the race by itself! Did you ever think of that?
I cant wait to hear what this floating-mass-of-hair is about.
It was nearly the first thing I noticed and was convinced someone else wouldve seen this or I wouldve posted earlier.
Ive been playing blog catch-up and didnt see any mention of it.
Very Glad You checked into it. 🙂
I would just like to say how relieved I was to find out that red bandana man does NOT have a ponytail! It looked funny to me, and I guess I just thought, oh well, it’s ohio…or iowa…or one of those little midwestern-y states that might possibly have some leftover hippie-types. So, whew!– puts red bandana man in a whole new light for me.
And I’m totally thinking that the reason that she looked like someone who had just run around the block a few times was due to the fact that she HAD just run around the block a few times. “It was FUN??!?” No, no, no, honey. Not buying it. But then her lies aren’t really intended for the smart people, just the gullible. “I was only pregnant for two weeks….ha ha ha so funny”