Monday, 01 September, 2008
Shotgun Wedding For Bristol
Now we can forget the rumors about Bristol Palin being the mother of Sarah Palin's 4-month old kid. This one's not a rumor: Gov. Palin Says Her Unmarried 17-Year-Old Daughter Is Pregnant.
"We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us," reads the statement from Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband Todd.
"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," they continued, referring to their 17-year-old daughter. "As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support."
The Palins said that "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, respect our daughter and Levi's privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates."
And, of course:
Gov. Palin is a strong proponent of teaching abstinence-only sex education to teenagers.