The rumors going around the liberal blogosphere had presumptive VP nominee Sarah Palin faking her latest pregnancy to cover up the pregnancy of her daughter Bristol. That rumor has pretty much been quashed.
Reuters: “The 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said 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.
I wonder what the conservative right’s reaction will be to this (Update: They apparently rally around her)? You know that whole waiting for marriage (not to mention graduating from high school) thing…
UPDATE 12:50 CDT: John McCain says he knew but did the Reich Wing vetting squad led by James Dobson and Tony Perkins know when they had their super secret meeting in Minneapolis to do their own Palin background checks?
And as an aside, I guess Governor Palin has discovered first hand what can happen when you are against giving out contraception and believe in abstinence only education. (Eagle Forum Alaska via Atrios)