Bristol Palin, the eldest daughter of Republican Vice Presidential choice, Sarah Palin, has been reported to be the actual mother of Trig, the youngest of the Palin brood. Now it has been reported that Bristol is indeed pregnant, and to marry the father of her child. The father of said baby is yet unknown.
Bristol Palin finds herself in good company. She joins the ranks of Jamie Lynn Spears as a soon-to-be teenage mother.
Really. Why any of this is considered "news" is beyond me. Such things as unwed teenage pregnancies occur in many households across the country, and across the world. I suppose some will seek a titillating side to this story. Did the Palins know before Friday? Do they condone their teenage daughter prematurely issuing an offspring before she becomes a legal adult? And, I suppose the entire "conservative Christian, anti-abortion" blah, blah, blah will be dispatched from wagging tongues, as if their appendages haven't already had quite a workout already this weekend.
As anyone with a lick of sense knows, if Sarah Palin lied about anything, including the parentage of Trig, the truth will likely come out sometime. There are plenty of people who make a damned good living digging around in closets looking for skeletons to unearth. Ask John Edwards. I'm sure Ms. Palin knew that her entire life would be examined under a microscope while considering the position. And yet she accepted John McCain's offer.
Bristol Palin's pregnancy is a personal family matter. As she is only 17, she is a minor and still the responsibility of her parents. As a parent of a teenage girl myself, I can only imagine what the entire family is going through.
So, Sarah Palin will be a grandmother after all. Now that we have gotten that bit of nonsense out of the way, perhaps the world can get back to the real issue, and that's of getting to know her.