In a stunning twist of events, Sarah Palin has come forward to announce that her 17 year old daughter Bristol is actually five months pregnant.
What a huge coincidence!
The gossip hit full steam yesterday that Bristol was the actual Mom of Sarah Palin’s four month old child Trig Paxton Van Palin. When in actuality, it appears that Bristol IS pregnant with her own child. Damn. That would have made for an excellent scandal if the rumors had been proven true. It turns out that today’s news is not nearly as scandalous as the potential news of a VP candidate faking a pregnancy while she was a sitting governor.
The McCain campaign made sure to trash liberal blogs for dredging up the story, though Daily Kos, to whom I linked in my last post, never supported the anonymous diary entry and never linked to it on their main page. The scandal of having to address liberal mud slinging and slander has allowed the Republicans some wiggle room to evade the potential scandals that would have come from family values voters. By pointing to the anonymous “smears”, they are escaping the embarrassment that comes from a conservative VP Mom having an underage teen pregnant and ready for a shotgun wedding.
Whew! Lucky them!
With all this attention on the weekend’s rumors, I’m wondering whether the press will focus on the one unsettling fact from Pregnancy-Gate that might disturb any voter. How is it that Sarah Palin felt comfortable giving a speech, flying home eight hours (or more) to Alaska, and driving to a rural hospital when she was eight months pregnant with a special needs child and leaking amniotic fluid the entire time? Do you think that the Mainstream Media will pick up on that aspect of the gossip?
What are the odds?