Remember how Sarah Palin tried to differentiate her daughter from every other single mother out there? She said that her unwed pregnant daughter was going to marry the father.Here’s Sarah Palin’s official statement from The L.A. Times:
“Republicans swung into damage control Monday as their scaled-back convention was overtaken by news that the unmarried teenage daughter of vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin was five months pregnant.The revelation introduced a highly personal and unpredictable element into a presidential campaign already steeped in gender politics.
In a statement released hours before the convention opened, Palin and her husband, Todd, did not say when their daughter Bristol, 17, told them of her pregnancy. Bristol intends to marry the father, the statement said — a move that drew widespread praise from religious leaders and convention delegates.
Few expressed surprise that they were planning marriage at their age. “I think she’s pretty responsible by keeping the baby,” said Weston Patrick, 17, whose mother, Judy Patrick, was Palin’s deputy mayor in Wasilla.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.
And now the wedding’s off! I wonder if it was ever really on in the first place.I think the whole “engagement” was really damage control.They were always very vague about the actual wedding date.Here’s more on their breakup from the NY Daily News:
The teen romance that prompted a pregnant pause in Sarah Palin’s bid to become U.S. Vice President is reportedly over.
Bristol Palin and fiancé Levi Johnston have broken up after she referred to his family as “white trash,” the hockey-playing hunk’s sister dished to Star magazine.
Mercede Johnston says the 18-year-old daughter of Alaska’s Republican governor dumped her brother, Levi, an out-of-work high school drop out.
And she said Bristol Palin, who took her beau to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., has made it tough for him to spend time with his 2-month-old son, Tripp.
“Levi tries to visit Tripp every single day, but Bristol makes it nearly impossible,” Mercede Johnston told Star Magazine.
“She [Bristol] tells him he can’t take the baby to our house because she doesn’t want him around ‘white trash’!” she said.
In December, Levi Johnston’s mother, Sherry, was busted in an undercover drug sting and charged with six felonies involving the pain killer oxycontin.
Calls to the Johnstons and Palins were not returned Wednesday.
“Bristol won’t even allow him to watch the baby for a few hours unless he’s babysitting,” said Mercede Johnston, whose brother was forced to quit his oil field apprenticeship in January after questions were raised about his qualifications.
The sister said Bristol Palin’s demeaning attitude has been bolstered by Sarah Palin.
“I used to love Sarah,” she said. “But I’ve lost lots of respect for her.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.
So much for abstinence & marriage! Bristol Palin has taken the right out of the righteous attitude Republicans try so hard to convey!
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