Sarah Palin’s Daughter is Pregnant

Thanks to the heads up from Altadena Hiker via e-mail – Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol Palin, is pregnant. This is because unplanned pregnancy is SOOOOO preferable to using birth control. But it’s all okay; she’s keeping the baby and marrying the father.

Bristol Palin is 17 years old.

MSNBC article here.

GAH!!!!!!

UPDATE: As Susan C points out, there’s more mystery to be had. Did Sarah Palin fake a pregnancy to cover for Bristol? See Mom-101 here. Original piece at Daily Kos here—Sarah Palin is a grandmother.

UPDATE 2: There are two separate issues here –

Issue #1 – Bristol Palin is (or may be? or (also) may have been?) pregnant. No one is in favor of unplanned pregnancy (or is it always a miracle?). The twinge here comes from (some of the) Republicans insistence on making birth control less available, from preaching abstinence to the exclusion of birth control, from de-funding clinics that provide birth control to women (at home and abroad).

Bristol Palin’s pregnancy does not automatically mean that her mother is unfit for high public office. The fact that I would make different choices were I in Sarah’s shoes also matters not a wit. But this is my blog, and if I were Sarah, I’d be hard pressed to describe how I was going to give Bristol all the love and support she needs while I’m seeking (and getting?) a public office job thousands of miles away.

Issue #2 – This is the Way. Bigger. Issue. If Sarah Palin faked a pregnancy to cover for her daughter/herself – that is lying. We all have lied (aka: tell a white lie, stretched the truth) at some time or another. But telling the truth is supremely important, especially if you are running for the second highest office in the land. Once you get comfortable with lying to other people, lying to yourself isn’t far behind.

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13 Responses to “Sarah Palin’s Daughter is Pregnant”

  1. Pasadena Adjacent Says:

    To start, who would ever name their child Bristol. Phyllis Schlafly must be rolling in her grave. She’s dead isn’t she?

  2. Miss Havisham Says:

    I’m trying vetty hard not to take this personally, what the RNC is doing but…
    their whole message is one that is irresponsible.

    Conservative republicans are showing irresponsibility: socially, fiscally, economically, globally. What happened? Who radiated their brains? Who is to blame for this massive dumb?

    The names of Hilary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro are invoked as attempt to emotionally blackmail. We must prove our social consciousness by blind loyalty? What a contradiction and how twisted.

    You must be obedient to the lame McCain/Bush/Cheney plan, Mrs. Palin. So said Ferraro recently, Queen of the bitter pumas. Her words of caution to Palin. But when pressed by the question of who Ferraro was supporting for president she evaded. BAH! She would not denounce a vote for McCain-after all she said. I’m still so mad about it I can’t type.

    Like I said, women are about 5,000 times more complicated than men.

  3. will Says:

    Good. Let the idiots whine, let the McCain compagin get districted and let Obama deal with the important issues. I have a feeling the adults will soon be back in charge.

  4. Cafe Observer Says:

    Pregnant unwed daughter?? Well, I guess Ms Palin is not as conservative as we thought.
    MH, women are more complicated? Yes, but they mean well.

  5. Susan C Says:

    mom-101.blogspot.com has some interesting insights into the rumor that Palin faked her pregnancy with Trig.

  6. caltechgirl Says:

    OMG you people are smarter than this. I know, I’ve met some of you. Get over yourselves.

    Shit happens, life happens, and you deal with it. Palin IS Trig’s mother. Even the Kos Kiddies admit that now. And so what if Bristol is pregnant? Just because a teenager’s parents happen to be conservative doesn’t negate that kids will do stupid things. I’ll bet all the money I have that you wouldn’t be saying ANY of these things if the mom in question was HILLARY CLINTON and the daughter was Chelsea.

    Stay classy folks, stay classy.

  7. Cafe Observer Says:

    Nothing is better than when women get together! Every man, uh, woman, for themselves.
    The conventions aren’t even over yet. This is gonna be fun!!

  8. j potts Says:

    I came after hearing the rumors and invasion of privacy. I guess the “left” does not really in practice believe in privacy of individuals. But then, minds that stay in the gutter rarely if ever are able to see themselves for what they are.

  9. shonda little Says:

    @pasadena, the youngest of Palin’s kids is named Trig.

    Also, abstinence only education at its finest.

  10. Mom101 Says:

    Oh give it a rest Potts. Elected officials are not entitled to the same privacy as ordinary citizens. They release their tax returns for public scrutiny. They report all gifts given to them. And the best example: How much taxpayer was spent investigating Lewinsky’s “privacy?” I’ll tell you – it was $7 million. In just three months.

    Palin opened herself up to scrutiny the second she waved her pregnancy around as a political asset and became the spokesperson for integrity and family values. As for her daughter, I only wish her the best.

    This is not unimportant because the Palin appointment speaks most loudly to McCain’s biggest flaw: The inability to make wise, well-considered decisions when something major is on the line.

  11. Pasadena Closet Conservative Says:

    God, you Libs will stop at nothing to try and trash somebody’s reputation. Your attempts to blow paranoid smoke up everybody’s ass keeps backfiring. You’re all so much better than this.

  12. hitch Says:

    Former beauty queen with knocked up daughter………….Is the Alaska governor’s mansion in a trailer park?

  13. hitch Says:

    Check out the following

    “So Sambo beat the bitch!”

    This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

    According to Lucille, the waitress serving her table at the time and who asked that her last name not be used, Gov. Palin was eating lunch with five or six people when the subject of the Democrat’s primary battle came up. The governor, seemingly not caring that people at nearby tables would likely hear her, uttered the slur and then laughed loudly as her meal mates joined in appreciatively.

    “It was kind of disgusting,” Lucille, who is part Aboriginal, said in a phone interview after admitting that she is frightened of being discovered telling folks in the “lower 48” about life near the North Pole.

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