And now we know.
“ST. PAUL, Minn. – John McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin, said Monday her 17-year-old unmarried daughter was five months pregnant, the latest in a string of disclosures that left the McCain campaign defending the thoroughness of its background check of the little-known Alaska governor.”
17 seems so young to me now. Maybe I was an immature 17; I never got pregnant.
“In a brief respite from partisanship, Democratic rival Barack Obama weighed in: ‘I think people’s families are off limits and people’s children are especially off limits.'”
Of course the Obama campaign is right and they’re way too nice to say it, so I’ll say it: Lotta good all that abstinence education did ya, eh Bristol? A timely condom might have been a better friend than the “just don’t do it” doctrine.
“‘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,’ the parents said.”
Why can’t they get married now? That way the kid won’t be a bastard when it’s born in December. Y’know, the whole legitimacy thing Republicans demand from everyone but themselves. An impromptu wedding might liven up things at the convention. Just a thought.
Hey, don’t get me wrong. I feel really sorry for Bristol. She obviously needed some guidance she didn’t get and that’s very sad. The part that really pisses me off is that It’s Okay If You’re A Republican (running for VP or not), because if you’re not a Republican, your daughter is just another knocked-up fucked-up non-Republican slut. Thanks a lot, family values jerks.