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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, September 01, 2008


New York Post

ST. PAUL -- The 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said on Monday in an announcement intended to knock down rumors by liberal bloggers that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child.

Bristol Palin, one of Alaska Gov. Palin's five children with her husband, Todd, is about five months pregnant and is going to keep the child and marry the father, the Palins said in a statement released by the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain. (Full details)

Reportedly McCain was aware of this prior to selecting Palin as Veep, but did not see this as disqualifier, and I agree.

Liberal bloggers were throwing mud at Governor Palin in an attempt to raise doubts of the Governors last child, Trig, as to who the mother really is - Gov. Palin - or her 17 year old daughter, Bristol.

They decided to refute these rumors by making this announcement. Trig was born in May and Bristol is 5 months pregnant. It would be an oddity indeed if Bristol could pull this off.

McCain's website has this posted:

“We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us. Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. We’re proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support.

“Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family. We ask the media to respect our daughter and Levi’s privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates.”

It is not a curse or "punishment" some would like us to believe. Right Barack? But, it is a consequence of having sex, and a responsibility to be shared by the parents - married or not.


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