Sarah Palin's 17-year-old unmarried daughter, Bristol, is pregnant. No amount of "category 5" spin can make this a positive. Yes, she will not be killing the baby and she is even going to marry the father. Whoopdedoo! Listen, I am not suggesting that girls in this position be made to wear a Scarlet Letter. However, it should be made clear to our youths once again that this is not just another way to go. It should not be celebrated. It is a drag on society.
I remember a local front page story of an area high school girl that somehow managed to juggle homework and cheerleading practice, while simultaneously raising a tenement full of babies. It read like an advertisement for this lifestyle!
The breakdown of the American family is the root cause of every social ill in this country, and the root cause of this breakdown is 1960s radical liberalism. While I agree with the governor that she will give her daughter "unconditional love and support," it does open our side to the question of why she should be trusted to potentially run the White House if she couldn't run her own house.
Per the story: "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."
Bull. I don't believe it. I think he was blindsided by this and is doing damage control. There probably won't be major "damage" to McCain on this. There really is no other way to go. But Her-icane Bristol, coupled with the real hurricane-shortened convention, one must admit that this has not been a great weekend for his campaign.