2008 Knocked Up
posted by September 1 at 9:14 AMon
The 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said on Monday in an announcement intended to knock down rumors by liberal bloggers that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child.
Bristol Palin, one of Alaska Gov. Palin’s five children with her husband, Todd, is about five months pregnant and is going to keep the child and marry the father, the Palins said in a statement released by the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.
First, did Palin let the McCain Keystone Vetters know that her 17 year-old daughter was pregnant before he put Palin on the GOP ticket?
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.