The rumors age true. Sarah Palin is going to be a grandmother. Seventeen year old Bristol Palin is about 5 months pregnant and will keep the baby and marry the father.
Will the religious right, who have embraced Palin as this ‘family values’ amazing woman, find this to be a beautiful moment that this 17-year old has decided to keep the baby rather than have an abortion?
Or will they be offended by this because an unmarried minor had sex? What kind of mother would allow that type of behavior to go on? To think, she was governor at the time. If she had been a stay at home mom, as God intended, would this baby be having a baby?
The Palins and Republicans decided to announce this after what they called ‘smear rumors’ were on the internet. Smear rumors? Questions were raised on the internet as to whether the woman McCain selected as his running mate had a 17 year old daughter who was pregnant. AND THE RUMORS WERE TRUE. Where is the smear?
To answer the key question: Yes, John McCain knew that Bristol was pregnant and he still selected her mom. He was told during the call last week when she was selected as the running mate. (Shouldn’t this have come out in the vetting process?)
Let’s see how the Republicans spin this so Palin and her family can have their privacy and reject any discussion on the matter.
“Life happens in families,” Steve Schmidt, from the McCain campaign, told reporters crowding around him in the basement of the arena where the Republican National Convention is opening today. “If people try to politicize this, the American people would be appalled by it.”
Of course she is and of course she does. But that still doesn’t explain WHY SHE WASN’T VETTED!
And how will the McCain campaign pull the typical faux outrage? When asked whether this pregnancy will have any affect on Palin as a running mate:
“I think your question is offensive,” Schmidt said to a reporter asking the question. “It’s a private family matter. The notion that that would bear on her capacity to be vice president is demeaning. I don’t think you would ask that question if she was a man.”
If Joe Biden had a 17 year old daughter and she was pregnant and single, how would the Republicans and the Christian Coalition react to this? Do we really need to answer?
Some of the on-line rumors suggested that Trig was in fact Bristol’s son and Sarah was saying that she was the mother.
Look, I’m not judging with any of this. What gets me is that if this was happening to a person on the Democratic ticket, the Republicans would be jumping on this repeatedly. The Republican hypocrisy of don’t judge us but we can judge you has reached its limit with me.
Todd Palin, husband of Sarah, had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol 24 years ago.