McCain: Sarah Palin’s Daughter, Age 17, Is Pregnant — Alaska Press Did Not Know

September 1, 2008

NEW YORK In a surprise announcement, the McCain campaign revealed today that Sarah and Todd Palin have announced that their 17-year-old unmarried daughter Bristol is pregnant.

The couple said in a statement that Bristol will keep the baby.

When news broke, it had not yet been reported by her home state papers, which have often been the source for outside media for other background on Palin.

When the Anchorage Daily News did report the news today, it pointed out: “The Daily News had asked Palin’s press secretary, Bill McAllister, over the weekend to address rumors that Bristol was pregnant. ‘I don’t know. I have no evidence that Bristol’s pregnant,’ he said on Saturday.”

The McCain team asserted that he knew about the pregnancy when he selected Palin. She has five children and now a grandchild coming as she hits the campaign trail.

She and the campaign also are asking that the media respect the family’s privacy on this matter.

Their statement continued: “We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us. 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.”

Steve Schmidt, a top McCain spokesman, said: “Life happens.”

The Anchorage Daily News reported earlier today that rumors had abounded in the state for months that Bristol Palin was pregnant. This turned out to be true, but what it fostered was other rumors that she was the real mother of Sarah Palin’s fifth child, who was delivered in April.


2 Responses to “McCain: Sarah Palin’s Daughter, Age 17, Is Pregnant — Alaska Press Did Not Know”

  1. robert kegan said

    We should leave Pailin’s daughter alone; and we can even leave Pailin alone. The person we should not leave alone is John McC who has clearly failed what everyone agrees is a Pres. candidate’s first test: choosing a capable VP. John McC has many fine qualities, but even those who know him best question his temperament and tendency toward recklessness. He inadequately vetted this choice. He put the country at risk, since there is no way we can answer the “Is she ready?” question in just two months, when she will give scripted speeches and appear in one debate. She may be capable; she may not be. We won’t know on the first Tuesday in November, and that is reckless.

  2. Antq said

    Agreed! He has fail the test of his decision making skills.

    He has no idea as to what family values or economic policy.

    McCain is a dangerous man and like in his autobiography he admitted that his run for the presidency was a about ambition, this is more of the same. I would be awed if Americans fall for this BS.

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