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September 01, 2008


Palin's unwed daughter pregnant. And they're using the fact to smear Obama. Click my name.

An interesting turn of events, to be sure. And this has introduced the previous Bristol birth rumors - previously confined to the blogosphere, now officially denied - into the traditional media mix, as well.

How will the social cons react, other than trying to smear Democrats? On one hand, "Juno" Palin had premarital sex against her parents' teachings. On the other, she is keeping the baby and marrying the father. Christians always say they're not perfect, just forgiven. Grace heals all. But let this be a lesson to the social cons that preaching abstinence only is NOT an effective method of preventing unplanned pregnancies.

Let's hope that the Palin family's myriad distractions - and Sarah Palin's lack of national experience - will help voters realize that she's probably just a little too preoccupied to backstop a 72-year-old guy with a history of cancer.

Yup, can hardly wait for the forthcoming explanation by Fischer, Sali, and the Idaho Family Task Force on how Palin doesn't figure into their rationale that the laws should be designed to keep women like her at home enforcing the abstinence only rule.

Barack Obama, staying on the high road as usual, at a press availability today:

"I have said before and I will repeat again: People's families are off limits. And people's children are especially off-limits. This shouldn't be part of politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin's performance as a governor and/or her potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories. You know my mother had me when she was 18 and how a family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn’t be a topic of our politics."

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