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Palin’s Daughter, Bristol, Pregnant

Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin announced today that her daughter, Bristol, 17, is pregnant.

“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.”

Lately there was rumors on the blogosphere that Palin’s son, Trig, was really Bristol’s baby, but that has since been disproved.

Obviously this news comes as a shock. The McCain campaign says that they knew of Bristol’s pregnancy before they announced Palin as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate.

How the general public will react to an unplanned teen pregnancy of a Vice Presidential candidate remains to be seen. Democrats should tread lightly as Obama is on camera saying not so nice things about unplanned pregnancy.

Bristol Palin is 5 months pregnant.

UPDATE

Statement from Obama:

“I have said before and I will repeat again: People’s families are off limits,” Obama said. “And people’s children are especially off-limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin’s performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories. You know my mother had me when she was 18, and how a family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn’t be a topic of our politics.”