To be sure, Palin is sticking to her guns. She opposes abortion in any circumstances. So, her daughter is going to have a child and get married instead of going to college. Too bad she also stuck by her guns in her opposition to sex education and contraception, otherwise this might not have happened in the first place. I love the hypocrisy on the republican side about this. Rather than admit that these events might call in to question the party’s stance on “family values,” they claim that this is ok and that it happens all the time. If Chelsea was pregnant in high school, you don’t think that the right wing wouldn’t have been twenty-four-hours-a-day slamming the Clintons? You know they would.
ST. PAUL — The 17-year-old daughter of Gov. Sarah Palin, John McCain’s running mate, is five months pregnant, Ms. Palin announced today, adding a new element of tumult to a Republican convention that had already been disrupted by Hurricane Gustav.
The daughter, Bristol, plans to marry the father, the statement issued by Governor Palin and her husband said.
“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” Ms. Palin’s statement said. “As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows that she has our unconditional love and support.”
The announcement was intended to counter rumors by liberal bloggers that Ms. Palin had claimed to have given birth to her fifth child in April when, according to the rumors, the child was her daughter’s.