Bristol Palin (17) five months pregnant

Mrs Palin and her husband Todd said in a statement: “Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realise very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family.”

While this is a private family matter, I wonder what Republicans would have made of this had it been a Democrat VP who was a secularist? They targeted Chelsea Clinton as I recall. As if President Clinton’s antics were not enough on their own.

I would agree that this is a private family matter, that does not reflect on Sarah Palin’s ability to do the job of Vice President or be a mother. I remember when Dick Cheney’s daughter (lesbian) was brought up by John Kerry in a debate with George W. Bush. It is a type of politics we could do without.

Would be nice to think that politicians would also respect that how families choose to structure themselves too is a private matter. They may choose to get married, they may not. Incentives to get married is not the answer to solve social issues. Ending child poverty is the right way, but forcing reluctant people to marry is not the answer.

I just hope that having conceived at 16 Bristol actually wants to marry the father of her baby. That it is her choice. Which is what I mean by empowering women.

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6 responses to “Bristol Palin (17) five months pregnant

  1. Lucas

    Nice, McCain. What kind of soldier uses a pregnant 17-year-old girl as a political shield? You knew what this was going to do, how it would divert attention away from your policies. You are throwing her under the bus.

  2. I think the hurricane will help out with that.

    The fact that they cancelled a press briefing with McCain when the news broke makes me wonder exactly what was the plan over this if he knew. The rumour mill over the fifth Palin child not being Sarah’s is irresponsible – but probably happened because this was being kept under wraps for as long as possible.

    in politics you are entitled to your privacy as long as the public can watch.

  3. Lucas, I have to disagree with you. This child isn’t being used as a “political shield” and wasnt thrown under the bus but dragged under it by liberal bloggers! If I recall, LIBERAL democrat bloggers started this entire thing by dragging this child into some soap opera type scandal that involved withdrawing the child from school due to mono, Sarah Palin not looking pregnant, disection of every PHOTOGRAPH of this FAMILY and analysing any “bloat” or “bump” on this 17 year old GIRL. I am quite confident this family wanted to keep this a private matter but this incredible speculation of “VP Scandal Baby Switch” pretty much forced the issue. I know if I was Bristoll Palin I would want the truth to come out because the rumors concerning her brother were just ridiculous.
    –Lisa

  4. Ted

    This is a plus. As Mark Steyn points out in his recent best seller, America Alone, if our western civilization is demographically to survive in the increasingly “hostile to the west” islamic world — and not end up like the sinking European populations — these are the precise people (the Bristol Palins’) we should thank for increasing their progeny.

  5. The bad news: Bristol Palin is pregnant.
    The GOOD NEWS: It was an immaculate conception!
    Should play right into the hands of the Evangelicals, aye?!
    The baby’s name will be Gustav.

    They weren’t sure if the “young man” was going to marry her, but Bush sent Dick Cheney over with a shotgun, just for a little “talk.”

    See my blog for photo.

  6. “It was an immaculate conception!”

    Sorry, my former Catholic upbringing will not let this go by un-corrected.

    The term ‘immaculate conception’ means that Mary (or whatever mother we’re talking about) was born without original sin.

    It is not the same as the virgin birth.

    But hey, I don’t believe that nonsense anyway, so sorry!

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