Governor Palin's Daughter Expecting a Child

Filed in Gather Politics News Channel by on September 2, 2008 0 Comments

O.K. so this wasn’t the most auspicious way for Sarah Palin to start off her stint as Senator McCain’s running mate.  It was reported that her 17 year old daughter Bristol was expecting a child:

“The 17-year-old unmarried daughter of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is five months pregnant, Palin said in an announcement intended to knock down rumours by liberal bloggers that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child.

Bristol Palin, one of the Alaska Governor’s five children with her husband Todd, is going to keep the child and marry the father, according to aides of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.”

Is that what you would advise for your 17 year old daughter?

Is she really prepared to raise a child at 17?  What about her education?  College?

And getting married at 17?  Is this the best advice to a youngster who gets pregnant?

I know that’s what they always do in the movies.  But it is one thing to get pregnant.  Another thing to decide to have the child.  Another thing to keep the child.  And another thing to decide to get married at 17.

Maybe I am not as hip as the rest of you, but do you think that this Palin girl is under a lot of pressure to do exactly what her mother and the McCain campaign figure is best for them?  Or best for the child?  Or the mother?

What do you think?  Does it matter?

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