Palin daughter pregnant now

This is no rumor.

The 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant

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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.

Wow.

UPDATE: A couple of things. First, this really should put to bed the rumors of Bristol being the mother of Palin’s youngest child, Trig, as there is no way she could be 5 months pregnant now after having given birth four months ago.

Second, I’ve been hearing over and over that Sarah Palin does not believe in birth control, even between a husband and a wife. As I backtracked through trying to find the source of that, it appears that the it was simply the echo chamber of the blogosphere and not reality. According to TIME:

She is Christian and pro-life, but also a supporter of birth control: she’s a member of Feminists For Life (FFL), an anti-abortion, pro-contraception organization.

I trust that TIME has a source for this.

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52 thoughts on “Palin daughter pregnant now

  1. Those of you who think Ms Palin can not hold a high elected office while raising a family are sexist. If Ms Palin was a male would anyone even bring the issue up?

    Why is it automatically assumed a man can fulfill a demanding career with a family while some of you seem to think a woman is incapable?

    What about Mr Palin? Is this man not capable of looking after the family while his wife helps lead the country?

    I sense the typical double standard.

    With all of that being said, I am particularly interested in Ms Palin’s views on contraception. I want to hear about where she stands on this issue up to the minutest detail.

    I also wish to know if she either plans to use contraception while serving as Vice-President (or maybe remaining celibate) while she serves in office. While Mr Palin might be capable of looking after the exisiting family, he can not get pregnant in her place!

    Perhaps I myself am still a little bit of a sexist in thinking I do not want a nine months pregnant Commander In Chief. I’ll try not to be a bigot and I will listen to anyone who wishes to argue a woman can be pregnant and serve, but my existing impression is that the latter stages of pregnancy are pretty demanding.

  2. Something is fishy with this pregnancy announcement. I did not buy the idea that Palin is not the mother of Trig, rather she is the grandmother until they announced that Bristol is pregnant. I am making a prediction here. Bristol will “miscarry” this baby within a month or two. This “pregnancy” will cover up the other story, much public sympathy, etc. I know this is an unbelievable scenario, but there is something wrong with how all this info is coming out. Hopefully, the story they are saying is the truth, but I have a feeling it is not the complete truth. If Bristol miscarries, then people REALLY need to investigate the rumor that Palin is Trig’s grandmother, not his mother.

  3. “If Bristol miscarries, then people REALLY need to investigate the rumor that Palin is Trig’s grandmother, not his mother.”

    Does the insanity never end? Let me get this straight. Your theory is that Trig’s mother is really Bristol, and to cover it up (why? because of the embarassment of having a teenage daughter pregnant?), they put out the story that Bristol is pregnant? Brilliant.

  4. I would ignore the issue as it relates to the child and family, unlike the right wing who went guttural on Chelsea Clinton and called her “a dog” because she was somewhat awkward as a young teen,. Disgusting sob’s all lead by the drug addled gasbag, Limbaugh. So we do KNOW how the right would act!!!

    There is one public policy issue related to it, the stupidity of abstinence only education. the Alaskan architect of this failed public policy, Governor Palin, seems to prove it. Abstinence Plus is proven to be a far better public policy, except by the right wing christian zealots who are the base of the gop. It was just embraced by the gop platform just passed this week who want to double the money to a failed policy.

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