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Bristol Palin is pregnant. Life happens.

This was found in The Independent:

The Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has announced that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant, 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 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.

“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.

The Palins asked the news media to respect the young couple’s privacy.

I am very sorry that Bristol Palin’s private life is about to undergo an investigation by people who we once considered to be caring, tolerant people. It’s none of our business. She’s very young and her responsibilities have increased enormously. But next year, there will be one more addition to the Palin household and I’m sure that there will be good times as well as hard times. Let us send her and her family our best wishes for a healthy baby and a prosperous life going forward.

And drop the subject.

6 Responses

  1. That’s exactly what I said – life happens. A teenager had sex and got pregnant….there’s a news flash.

    Mountain Sage

  2. I’d almost close the comments on this one. What more is there to say?

  3. good idea, Kbird. Umm, how do I do that?

  4. I’ll do it and send you a note saying how.

  5. As a newspaper reporter in another life, I thought this article was sensitive and to the point. And it showed that “liberal” blogs are cesspools.

  6. I must say this is a great article i enjoyed reading it keep the good work 🙂

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