And now we learn the 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, is pregnant. She and the father of the child plan to marry. This may be a hard one for the Republican conservative family-values crowd to swallow. Of course, this can happen in any family. But it must certainly raise the question among the evangelical base about whether Sarah Palin has been enough of a hands-on mother.
Washington Post Article
It is now reported that Governor Sarah Palin’s 17 year old unwed daughter is 5 months pregnant. Now, there is and can be no proof that if Governor Palin had been more attentive to her family and less attentive to her career this would have been less likely to occur, but one has to wonder. It is possible if the Governor had not had her daughter in Government schools that this pregnancy would have been less likely to happen.
Clearly, 17 year olds today get pregnant out of wedlock quite frequently. As such I doubt that this will have a great deal of impact on the campaign, though I can’t help but wonder if only thirty years ago if a vice presidential nominee’s 17 year old unwed daughter being pregnant would have been a deal breaker to the American people.
The McCain campaign says that they knew of the 17 year old daughter’s pregnancy before Palin was tapped as VP. I seriously have my doubts about that.
The left will have a field day with this accusing Palin of hypocrisy I’m sure.
Remember, in an earlier article I said that the left would try to destroy Palin because of her pro-life, pro-gun, pro-Jesus, pro-drilling, anti-global warming, anti-buggery stances. Consider this only the first step.
Don’t be surprised if another shoe drops yet on this story.
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We just went through this with my neice. I’m her favorite uncle and I spent some time talking to her but in the end I couldn’t convince her to try and please the Lord by pleasing her parents. She did hve the courage to tell me personally and all I could do was tell her I love her.
This has got to be hard for Palin’s family. You’re right. The left will have a field day with this. They wrongly accuse us of hate when we rightly stand for God’s word on social issues and now they may show no mercy when mercy is called for.
One more thing. Churches (my niece’s) with no family training and no accountability, UGH!
I’m sorry to hear about your niece Jerry, but I rejoice at this life God has created and that she has resolved to give birth to the child.
The left of course is inconsistent with its charges of hypocrisy. Since they would have no problem aborting that life all they can be is inconsistent.
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