Governor Palin Announces that her 17 Year Old Daughter is Pregnant

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 01, 2008 4:23 PM GMT
    Timing couldn't be worse on this. Though they say she plans to marry the guy, this is still not going to sit well with many I am sure. The drama continues...
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 01, 2008 4:45 PM GMT
    Apparently she is 5 months pregnant, and McCain knew about this prior to the V.P. announcement and determined that it should not disqualify her. Palin anounced this publicly to squelch the vicious and false rumors on liberal blogs that Palin's 5th child born with Down's Syndrome was actually her daughters child.
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    Sep 01, 2008 4:52 PM GMT

    er, I don't get it. Is her 17 year old daughter running for office?

    When we see this in US politics, we wonder what a pregnant 17 year old has to do with the price of sugar.
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    Sep 01, 2008 5:41 PM GMT
    Sugar is expensive.


    meninlove said
    er, I don't get it. Is her 17 year old daughter running for office?

    When we see this in US politics, we wonder what a pregnant 17 year old has to do with the price of sugar.
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    Sep 01, 2008 5:43 PM GMT

    and so, it appears, are pregnant 17 year olds!

    (hey, guy!) -Doug
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    Sep 01, 2008 6:47 PM GMT
    Here's why it's truly relevant (stolen from Dan Savage):

    And, I'm sorry, but if abstinence education can't keep the daughter of the evangelical governor of Alaska off the cock, what hope is there for the daughters—and sons—of average Americans? Seriously: The GOP has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into abstinence "education" programs over the last 10 years (with an assist from Democrats terrified of appearing "soft" on teen sex). This public investment of funds gives us the right to ask why Palin's daughter, despite this massive outlay on the part of the American taxpayer and the example of her married heterosexual fundy parents, nevertheless become sexually active while still in high school.

    Back to the story:

    The Palins asked the news media to respect the young couple's privacy.

    Hilarious. When it comes to respecting your kids' privacy, the GOP doesn't see a need. They want to tell you when and how to have kids, and they want to tell your kids when and how they can have sex. And if their own kids fail to live up to the standards the GOP seeks to impose on your family, well, suddenly teen sexuality is a private matter, and you're a boor for even bringing it up.

    Sorry, but if the federal government is going to pour hundreds of millions—billions—into abstinence "education" programs, we have a right to ask if these programs are effective. You know: Is our children abstaining? Sarah Palin's aren't, and I strongly suspect that Jenna Bush wasn't a virgin on her wedding night either.


    I COMPLETELY agree.
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    Sep 01, 2008 6:52 PM GMT


    W,O,W. Thanks for the education, Flaminghead, no wonder people are getting all riled up. What an utter waste of money.

    Abstinence? Teens? Oxymoron?
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    Sep 01, 2008 6:58 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidTiming couldn't be worse on this. Though they say she plans to marry the guy, this is still not going to sit well with many I am sure. The drama continues...

    Actually the timing was perfect. Hurricane Gustav was always going to keep the headlines on the news sites all day long. Otherwise, this story may have lead.
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    Sep 01, 2008 7:04 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    er, I don't get it. Is her 17 year old daughter running for office?

    When we see this in US politics, we wonder what a pregnant 17 year old has to do with the price of sugar.


    Okay, Doug, here's a short education in US politics.

    If a Democrat runs into trouble, the Republicans poff themselves up with righteous indignation.

    If a Republican runs into trouble, it's not a big deal, and why are you descending into the politics of personal destruction? Why do you hate America?

    This is how they continually rig the game. It isn't just that Republicans are wrong on the issues, it's that they're actually just disgusting people. Well, some of them are nice, but they're the black sheep of the GOP family.

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    Sep 01, 2008 7:07 PM GMT
    McBush knew about the pregnancy??? What??!! Did he ask her if one of her children was pregnant the one time that him and Palin met? What a great way to start a VP/Pres relationship! Sounds like the MILLIONS of dollars the GOP has funneled into the government sponsored abstinence programs is really working....
  • Squarejaw

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    Sep 01, 2008 7:17 PM GMT
    How about this in a nutshell:

    It's not good to choose a running mate who personally demonstrates the failure of your party's morality agenda.
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    Sep 01, 2008 7:18 PM GMT
    FYI.....that's $140M in wasted spending!!!!!!!!
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    Sep 01, 2008 7:21 PM GMT
    Squarejaw saidHow about this in a nutshell:

    It's not good to choose a running mate who personally demonstrates the failure of your party's morality agenda.


    Ah, the republican agenda: war, poverty and incompetance FOR ALL!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 01, 2008 7:22 PM GMT
    Haha its the hypocrisy that hurts them, not the actual event.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 01, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    "I can't control my own daughter, but i'll give the country a shot."
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    Sep 01, 2008 7:29 PM GMT
    Well, at least she has foreign policy experience...seeing as Alaska is so close to Russia. Whew! I feel much safer thinking that..... ;-)
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    Sep 01, 2008 7:35 PM GMT
    Can someone tell me why there is so much drama about this presidency ? I mean why give ONE man so much power over so many. Shift more power to the 2 houses and be done with it..Our president is here to shake hands and that's about it. Also I am really trying to understand the advantage of an indirect election, since I read the term "faithless" Elector for the first time. In this case would it not be better to count the votes direct.. probably I should have left this alone..but I am really curious. Right now I am reading alot about this topic and it is about political correctness, smart moves and scandals and "outrageous" choices, but not really that much about the political message, like..this is what I stand for ? Is this pretty much assumed anyways since only 2 parties really have a say ? Has there been a live debate yet ?
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    Sep 01, 2008 7:40 PM GMT



    Jprichva,

    Thanks, Bill's outside planting shrubs in the front yard (for him a blank canvas to paint) and when he reads this he'll kill himself laughing. You usual clever wit as always.

    Vineyard, 1969er, Squarejaw, Colbert, Chuy and Justin thanks for the perspectives. Hah! Canadian politics are so, er, flat Earth by comparison. Man you guys made me howl so hard the pooches came to the window all anxious.

    -Doug

    Hah! again


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    Sep 01, 2008 7:40 PM GMT
    From CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

    (CNN) – Family Research Council President Tony Perkins praised the 17-year-old daughter of Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin Monday for choosing to keep her child.

    "Unfortunately, teenage pregnancy has become all too common in today's society regardless of a family's economic or social status. It is problem that we remain committed to reducing through encouraging young people to practice abstinence," Perkins, a powerful figure in the evangelical community, said in the statement.

    "Fortunately, Bristol is following her mother and father's example of choosing life in the midst of a difficult situation. We are committed to praying for Bristol and her husband to be and the entire Palin family as they walk through a very private matter in the eyes of the public," Perkins wrote.

    Family Research Council is an organization that promotes social conservative views.
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    The thing is, the FRC couldn't make this statement if they had their way, because Bristol couldn't even make a choice!
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    Sep 01, 2008 7:42 PM GMT
    Do we really need more debates? If someone doesn't already know the platform of the candidates they should really reconsider their roll in politics as well as being American. From now until the election, it's all about being personal and dragging whatever the news agencies can find, though the mud (reality TV at it's best and Americans love it). No holds barred.....because that's what America wants (is there really any distinction between politics and Hollywood anyway??? It's all smoke and mirrors).
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    Sep 01, 2008 7:47 PM GMT
    The Democrats have a "spectacular" convention, the Republicans and McCain steal their thunder hours later and announce this "Hockey Mom" - pro-drilling, son going off to Iraq, caring for a "special" baby who was not aborted by the way, basketball playin' "Barracuda" who hunts and is a card carrying NRA member, now supporting her knocked up daughter- and NOW the Republicans getting all Holy about toning downing their convention (No Bush, No Cheney and now even "maybe" no McCain) to support our Nation in this time of need. It's a storm people. It's like a bad TV movie staring Eric Roberts!
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    Sep 01, 2008 7:52 PM GMT
    Blah blah blah.
  • swimbikerun

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    Sep 01, 2008 7:54 PM GMT
    What bugs me about this is to hear the RNC spokesman go on and on about how this was a "private decision" and yet McCain/Bush want to repeal Roe versus Wade.
    A "private decision", yet a public mandate.
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    Sep 01, 2008 7:58 PM GMT
    Chizzad saidBlah blah blah.


    My thoughts exactly.
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    Sep 01, 2008 8:01 PM GMT
    Funny man, wave, funny man. Just shows your complete and utter lack of knowledge. Stick to the cartoons.