9.01.2008

The Plot Thickens...

Palin confirms daughter's pregnancy

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.

"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. We ask the media, respect our daughter and Levi's privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates," the statement concluded.

Senior McCain campaign officials said McCain knew of the daughter's pregnancy when he selected Palin last week as his vice presidential running mate, deciding that it did not disqualify the 44-year-old governor in any way.

In the short period since she was announced last Friday, Palin has helped to energize the Republican Party's conservative base, giving the McCain camp fresh energy going into the campaign for the November 4th election against Democrat Barack Obama.

McCain officials said the news of the daughter's pregnancy was being released to rebut what one aide called "mud-slinging and lies" circulating on liberal blog sites.

According to these rumors, Sarah Palin had faked a pregnancy and pretended to have given birth in May to her fifth child, a son named Trig who has Down syndrome. The rumor was that Trig was actually Bristol Palin's child and that Sarah Palin was the grandmother.

A senior McCain campaign official said the McCain camp was appalled that these rumors had not only been spread around liberal blog sites and partisan Democrats, but also were the subject of heightened interest from mainstream news media.

"The despicable rumors that have been spread by liberal blogs, some even with Barack Obama's name in them, is a real anchor around the Democratic ticket, pulling them down in the mud in a way that certainly juxtaposes themselves against their 'campaign of change,'" a senior aide said.


Reality is indeed stranger than fiction!



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The republicans are such hypocrites! They can sling mud all they want, but if someone questions one of their own it is "appaling"!

Immoral Matriarch said...

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There isn't much to say to that. LOL

Mrs. K said...

hmm isn't that what happened in Wysteria Lane?? Are they thinking she's the 'Bree' of the group? GOD I MISS THAT SHOW!!

Mrs.D said...

It's a much nicer rumor than the ones circulated by Republicans about Obama and his religious views, patriotism, etc. It's actually so ridiculous, I am surprised anyone would believe that. It sounds like something straight out of "Passions". lol. I just tune that stuff out, though, and focus on the facts. People just want to muddle things up on both sides.

Belle said...

It's all so frustrating...I do believe that children of candidates should be left along BUT on the other hand does Mrs. Palin really need to put her political career above her family? My brother Ned has Downs and it took my mother's undivided attention and "a village" to care for him so that he could become the wonderful person that he is today.

Sandra said...

Mudslinging is not reserved solely for republicans. Just look at the nastiness that went on between Hilary and Barack during the primaries. Word to you politicians. Tell us what you plan on doing to help our nation!! Enough already with the attacks

Shelby said...

Weird weird weird. I'm not sure how the children of such staunch republicans get prego at 17 but heck, maybe when you're named BRISTOL that has something to do with it...

preppy little dress said...

it's sad anyone under the age of 21 to get pregnant, but i don't think it will have any reflection in the election. afterall, so many political figures send their children away to boarding school and i am sure some of them have gotten into trouble too! i am ready for this election to be done and over with! ugh!

 
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