Monday, September 01, 2008

The truth about the Sarah Palin pregnancy rumor

this is from Erik Erikson of Red
Well, that's one way to rebut a rumor.
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.
Bristol Palin made the decision on her own to keep the baby, McCain aides said.
As we noted earlier: The foul denizens of Obama's online base, who find the very idea of Sarah Palin as a strong feminist conservative mother absurd, engaged in the worst kind of putrid mudslinging over the past few days, suggesting in no uncertain terms that her daughter was the mother of Trig Palin. Of course, those of us who laughed at the baseless suggestions of the child-hating left (she's not fat enough! they shriek) now know that to be impossible. We also know that McCain himself knew of Bristol's pregnancy - which had to have made this past 48 hours all the more frustrating for the campaign. For all these reasons, it's good to have this announcement come now.
We'll see how the media inevitably bashes this young woman for her choice in the coming days, in the wake of covering up the John Edwards love child for 2+ years, and botching the story when it came out as they bent over backwards to avoid criticism.
Nah, that wasn't bias.
But it's fitting that in this moment, one of the toughest a young woman can face, Bristol Palin has chosen on her own to take the right path.
This baby is not a "punishment,", as Obama so famously said; it is not an object to be destroyed, as Obama argued for in the Illinois State Senate; he or she is a human life, one worthy of receiving the love of a mother and father. And we rejoice in the knowledge that a family will receive this blessing into the world.
Have no doubts about this: Bristol Palin is brave. Braver than any of the hideous bloggers, hiding in their anonymity, who throw muck at her mother and who will doubtlessly revile her decision. Braver than the foes of the right to life who would offer her a knife and a vacuum to end this minor inconvenience. Brave enough to know that it's not enough to talk about doing the right thing - it's doing that right thing when the moment calls for it the most.
We thank her for making this choice now - her child will thank her forever.
We send our strongest prayers and best wishes for Bristol Palin, for her future husband, for her child, and for the entire Palin clan.


Anonymous said...

Maybe if Sarah talked about birth control rather than abstinance we would not end up with a bastard. This tradegy is just another example of Republican hyprocracy.

Leticia said...

Those words are spelled: abstinence and hypocrisy.
Maybe Dems should focus on promoting school choice and you'd get better spelling results.

Marie Duchesne said...

I don't for one minute doubt Sarah Palin's honesty and sincerity. But there are several concerns floating out there that may have an effect on this election. The timing of this announcement is terrible and sweet Bristol is being dragged through the coals. Here's the rub...did John McCain know about Bristol's pregnancy before his selected Sarah Palin? Did the Palin's know? If Sarah knew before she accepted, why was she eager to do this knowing full well her daughter would be under scrutiny? Is this something a mother would want for her teenager already under stress? If John McCain knew did he think that these things wouldn't surface or matter? What do these recent events reveal about John McCain and Sarah Palin? Rather than making me feel at ease about voting for McCain/Palin, I'm more conflicted than ever.