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Sun June 13, 2010 1:18 am

In my never ending effort to keep readers er, abreast, of simmering controversies, I bring you this report from NEWSMAX, a conservative Web site, published after Sarah Palin appeared on Fox News:

Sarah Palin shot down rumors Friday night that she had undergone an operation to receive breast implants.

“Breast implants – did you have them or not, because that's all over the Internet about you, and the mainstream media," Greta Van Susteren asked Palin on her Fox News "On the Record" show.

"Boobgate is all over the Internet right now because there's a lot of, I guess, bored, idle bloggers and reporters with nothing else to talk about," Palin replied. "No, I have not had implants. I can't believe that we're even talking about this.

"I think a report like that is about as real and truthful as those reports that Todd and I are divorcing, or that I bought a place in the Hamptons, or that Trig is not my own child. And we still put up with that kind of garbage, too. … It's amazing."

The rumors began swirling after Palin was photographed recently at the Belmont Stakes horse race wearing a form-fitting top.

"To be judged on or to be talked about appearance, say, chest size, it makes me wear layers, it makes me have to waste time figuring out what am I going to wear so nobody will look at an area that I don't need them to look at," Palin said. "I want them to hear what it is that I'm saying. It ends up wasting time, and that's just very, very unfortunate."

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