Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd have addressed those pesky rumors that four-month old son Trig Palin might actually be their daughters.? In announcing that daughter Bristol is pregnant, there leaves no discussion about whether or not Sarah Palin was trying to cover something up.? In discussing these matters so quickly, Palin and hence McCain, have deflated a potential landmind.
Curiously, it wasn’t Obama and the Democrats raising these issues, they couldn’t even if they wanted to simply because of the campaign they have constructed.? You can’t very well attack the character of a female Vice Presidential candidate when your campaign is based on changing the usual politics.? So, Obama largely stayed above the shit river because the last thing he can afford to do is turn this election into a debate over cultural values/issues and Palin tackles the rumors head on and ends up looking the better for it.
Everybody wins.? Except for the media who now have nothing worth investigating otherwise looking vindictive or leftist or worse beating up on a female.? And also Palin’s 16-year-old daughter Bristol.? She might have needed something more than abstinence only education.? After all, it’s no secret that teenagers will continue to bang have sex no matter how many times you tell them no.? Doesn’t matter if you come from the poorest of families or the richest, come from neglected parents or the most overprotected.? Kids will sexual experiment and truly the only way to prevent pregnancies during teenage years is to ah, use birth control of some sort.? The whole pull out method is probably not the best solution to avoiding pregnancy.
So where does this leave us?? Well, the Republican Convention is being overshadowed by a downgraded Hurrican Gustav (hopefully the levees hold even at a Category 2 storm) and it’s back to campaigning as usual.? This won’t truly heat up until the debates.
In the meantime, McCain may actually want to take a page from Obama and focus on the issues at hand instead of harping about how popular Obama is.? Things like energy security, the economy, foreign policy, etc.? Things voters actually care about.
Full statement from Sarah Palin:
“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.”