The GOP Choice For Vice President, Circa 1980s

Ken AshfordElection 20081 Comment


Speaking of youthful indiscretions, there’s been some speculation (which I don’t believe) about Sarah Palin’s family life, specifically, that her youngest son Trig (the one with Down’s Syndrome) is not her child, but the child of her eldest daughter Bristol (an unmarried junior in high school).  It seems to me a little bit of a stretch, but this seems to be getting a fair amount of attention today.

The 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said on 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.

Bristol Palin made the decision on her own to keep the baby, McCain aides said.

I think it is fone that Bristol "made the decision… to keep the baby", but the problem with the McCain team statement (one which is supposedly reflective of pro-family values) is that, if McCain & Co. had their ways and overturned Roe, Bristol would not have a choice to make.

And, of course, Gov. Palin is a strong proponent of teaching abstinence-only sex education to teenagers.