Monday, September 1, 2008

Teen daughter of GOP VP pick is pregnant


Teen daughter of GOP VP pick is pregnant
I feel sorry for the young girl, but I am always happy when these holier than thou people are forced to eat their words. and the fact that Mrs Palin chose not to abort her Downs Syndrome child is just that --her CHOICE-- however, she has no right to force her will on others. McCain and Bush are only pandering to the born again evangelical groups. I doubt they care one way or the other. If their daughters were caught in a mistake, rape, incest, they would have the money and connections with the best doctors to take care of their daughters and keep it a deep dark secret. Also, what ever happened to separation of church and state? The evangelicals want to run the federal, state and local governments - very dangerous indeed.

Read article below:



ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) -- Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin, is pregnant and will keep the baby and marry the baby's father, the Republican vice presidential candidate said Monday.

John McCain was aware of Bristol Palin's pregnancy before he chose her mother for his running mate, a top adviser to the Republican presidential candidate said. The adviser, Doug Holtz-Eakin, said Monday that Palin "was completely vetted by the campaign" before she was chosen.

"Sen. McCain knew this and felt in no way did it disqualify her from being vice president," said an aide who asked not to be named. "Families have difficulties sometimes and lucky for her she has a supportive family." The McCain aide emphasized that Bristol decided to keep the baby, a decision "supported by her parents." Senior McCain advisers said Palin told McCain about her daughter's pregnancy in one of their "private conversations" last week before he officially asked her to run with her. However, McCain aides said he already knew, having found out about it earlier in the vetting process. "She was very upfront about it," one aide insisted. Asked how the unmarried teenager's pregnancy would be received by the American people, another senior McCain adviser, Steve Schmidt, replied, "I don't know; I'm not a psychic." Bristol Palin, a senior in high school, is about five months along, in her second trimester, according to the aide who asked not to be named. The aide said the Palins and the McCain campaign decided to reveal the information now because of Internet rumors that Sarah Palin's 4-month-old baby, who has Down syndrome, was actually Bristol's. "In the course of correcting that, we needed to get the truth out," the McCain aide said. Sarah and her husband, Todd Palin, issued a statement saying they are "proud of Bristol's decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents."

"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," they said in a statement issued by McCain's campaign. They also asked the media to respect their daughter's privacy, a request echoed by McCain adviser Schmidt. "The one thing that all the candidates agree on is this: Leave the kids alone. Leave the kids alone. This is an election about the future of the country," he said.

McCain unveiled Sarah Palin, a 44-year-old first-term Alaska governor and former small-town mayor, as his running mate Friday. The choice was a surprise to many.Palin said when running for governor in 2006 that she would support funding for abstinence-only education in schools, according to Eagle Forum Alaska, a conservative group that sent a questionnaire asking gubernatorial candidates their views on a range of issues. Tony Perkins, president of the influential conservative Family Research Council, on Monday issued a statement supporting the Palin family. "Fortunately, Bristol is following her mother and father's example of choosing life in the midst of a difficult situation. We are committed to praying for Bristol and her husband-to-be and the entire Palin family as they walk through a very private matter in the eyes of the public," Perkins said in a written statement.

2 comments:

MK said...

I feel sorry for the young girl, but I am always happy when these holyier than thou people are forced to eat their words. and the fact that Mrs Palin chose not to abort her Downs Syndrom child is just that --her CHOICE-- however, she has no right to force her will on others. McCain and Bush are only pandering to the born again evangelical groups. I doubt they care one way or the other. If their daughters were caught in a mistake, rape, incest, they would have the money and connections with the best doctors to take care of their daughters and keep it a deep dark secret. Also, what ever happened to separation of church and state? The evangelicals want to run the federal, state and local governments - very dangerous indeed.

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog - keep it up!

Talk about conservative family values: Johnston, the father of Sarah Palin's daughter's baby boasts on his myspace page:

"I'm a fuckin' redneck" who likes to snowboard and ride dirt bikes.
"But I live to play hockey. I like to go camping and hang out with the boys, do some fishing, shoot some shit and just fuckin' chillin' I guess."
"Ya fuck with me I'll kick [your] ass," he added.
He also claims to be "in a relationship," but states, "I don't want kids."