In the last few days since the greater American voting public became aware of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s existence, that of her husband Todd and of her five children, a wild rumor has been spread by the Left about the birth of her youngest—that he is actually the offspring of the Palins’ oldest daughter, a seventeen-year-old. Never mind the incredible viciousness of the rumor, the illogic of it stops a thinking individual in his tracks.
Well, as it turns out, the daughter really is pregnant right now.
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.Isn't God hilarious?
Bristol Palin made the decision on her own to keep the baby, McCain aides said.
"We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us," the Palins' statement 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. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support," the Palins said.
One hopes that the Left would just stop right now with the “prying into the vaginas of others” as Ann Althouse so memorably puts it. But you know that they will find some other angle of attack and it will be just as stupid and it will alienate normal Americans even further from their candidate of choice.
Speaking of Obama, anyone know what he has to say about this whole state of affairs? I’ll bet he’s fuming over the fact that Palin’s selection as McCain’s running mate has completely eclipsed his DNC coronation. Come on, kinsman! Step on that tongue again and give us some fodder. Perhaps reiteration of that '"punished" with a baby' concept?
And I thought that the 2004 presidential election was a soap opera.
(Thanks to Hot Air)
UPDATE: Well done, Senator Obama.
Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama Monday afternoon issued a strong statement to "back off" reports of Bristol Palin's pregnancy, telling reporters families — and especially children — are off limits in this presidential campaign.He knows that the continuation of this horror would do nothing but hurt his chances. He's right.
Mr. Obama, campaigning here, also noted that his own mother was 18 when she gave birth to him.
"People's families are off limits," he said. "People's children are especially off limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin's performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. "
"I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories," he added. "That shouldn't be a topic in our politics."