'Babygate' is the brouhaha that followed in the wake of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin being tabbed by John McCain as his GOP vice presidential running mate. 'Babygate' alleged that Sarah Palin's Down Syndrome baby Trig was actually the out-of-wedlock offspring of Sarah's teen-aged daughter Bristol, and that Sarah had 'appropriated' Bristol's baby as her own to avoid the scandal of unwed motherhood within a staunchly Fundamentalist home. Adding fuel to the Babygate rumors, during the last five months of Governor Palin's unannounced and unobserved pregnancy with Trig, Bristol Palin had been absent from school owing to 'mononucleosis.'
"As if Babygate wasn't enough! I just read that Bristol Palin is five months pregnant! That little tramp can't walk the block without catching...something."