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Palin Says Her Daughter, 17, Is Pregnant

9:14 am - 09/01/2008
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Palin Says Her Daughter, 17, Is Pregnant

By REUTERS

Filed at 11:45 a.m. ET

ST. PAUL, Sept 1 (Reuters) - 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.

"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.

MCCAIN KNEW

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 Nov. 4 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.


I wonder if McCain really did know. 

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katastrophe1187 1st-Sep-2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
OH MY FUCKING GOD!
vienna_sausages 1st-Sep-2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
O SHIT
ex_lost_kit 1st-Sep-2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
My predicted headlines for a couple days from now:

Palin Says Her Daughter, 17, Is Pregnant Again
artchess 1st-Sep-2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
haha This is a wierd campaign. I don't blame the daughter though. I mean really, what is there to do in Alaska except eat moose meat and ride around in sleds?
snowfall36 1st-Sep-2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
If she did force the daughter to get married because of it, it's only going to look really good to the very right wing conservatives.

Edited at 2008-09-01 04:23 pm (UTC)
sore 1st-Sep-2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
So? They're generally in the reddest of the red states anyways.
childish 1st-Sep-2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Oh shit - sounds like that neighbor post was fucking legit!
so_typically_me 1st-Sep-2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
fuck i just tried to post this
potatoboat 1st-Sep-2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
:D
kekekekekekeke 1st-Sep-2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
>:]
arcaneaspersion 1st-Sep-2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
OMG AHAHA
kekekekekekeke 1st-Sep-2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
omg
kekekekekekeke 1st-Sep-2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
wait so Trig is def. Sarah's baby

because he was born in April rite
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annaed884 1st-Sep-2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
Wow. I love everything about this election year. It's mixing my love of gossip and politics like never before.

Edited at 2008-09-01 04:28 pm (UTC)
carminaburana 1st-Sep-2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
Same. HAHAHAHAHA Best election year ever!
foofighter0234 1st-Sep-2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
I KNEW IT.
proenza_chanel 1st-Sep-2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
YEP:

http://www.mccainblogette.com/postings/083008_0928/55.jpg

that's why she was holding the baby during the Ohio rally. So we weren't wrong just mixed-up!
luomo 1st-Sep-2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
So we weren't wrong just mixed-up!

well, we'll see...
littlelauren86 1st-Sep-2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
She's 17 years old-- a bit young to have a shotgun wedding, no? What's wrong with these people?

And how would it "disqualify" Palin if she was never qualified in the first place?
leethaithbetht 1st-Sep-2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
And if it's the guy whose MySpace was being linked to, he's only SIXTEEN. Yikes.
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childish 1st-Sep-2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
"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.


This is what I was afraid of.
It's not like the actual party has touched the rumours, even though they're trying to make it seem so
quinatorte 1st-Sep-2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Seriously. They're actally using this as an excuse to paint it like Obama's team personally got involved in this whole shebang. Christ.
quinatorte 1st-Sep-2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
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.

Yeah, having consensual sex at 17 and winding up pregnant is really admirable and is a sure-fire maturity booster.

"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.

I love how they're trying to make Obama and his team look bad when it wasn't their campaign at all supporting or fueling these rumors. As far as I'm aware, they've been really mum on the whole thing. And as far as I'm aware, they wouldn't say anything against the daughter or Palin regarding this issue.
hopefully1 1st-Sep-2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
I just want to say that having consensual sex at age 17 is pretty much happening everywhere. I am sure everyone knows of someone that got pregnant out of wedlock. It happens everywhere, all the time. By her keeping the baby and not having an abortion, just proves that they are not going to be hypocritical and try to hide what happened. I think it is great that they did not go and have a silent abortion to try to hide it from the public. That would be incredibly hypocritical considering their pro-life stance.

Just my opinion.
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