"The 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said 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.
This is mind-blowing. Did they really vet Palin? Really? Is a pregnant teenager going to make Palin look like a good mother? Is it really going to make conservative arguments about sex education appear sound? And really, how well is this image going to play in general, especially with the older, married voter who are McCain's base? The list of bizarre things about Sarah Palin keeps getting longer. Over time, I still believe she will become a severe drag on McCain's candidacy.