Palin’s Daughter Pregnant

September 1, 2008

Source: CBS News Blogs
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has announced that her 17-year-old daughter is five months pregnan. The announcement is “intended to knock down rumors by liberal bloggers that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child,” says the Reuters news service, which carried the first report.

In a statement, the Palin family says that Bristol Palin is “about five months pregnant” and that she intends to marry the father. “We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us,” the Palins said in the statement. “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 Palin family asked the media to “respect our daughter” and her privacy. According to the Reuters report, John McCain’s campaign was aware of the pregnancy when the Arizona senator selected Palin to be his running mate last week.

Update: The following is the full Palin statement as released by the McCain campaign:

“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. We’re proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support.”

“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 to respect our daughter and Levi’s privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates.”

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2 Responses to “Palin’s Daughter Pregnant”

  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. thepalinreport said

    Robert.

    Thank you for the comment and continue to check back as the campaign moves forward

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