Monday, September 01, 2008

Dateline: Dogpatch, Alaska (on Labor Day, no less)

From the NYT:

The 17-year-old daughter of Gov. Sarah Palin, John McCain’s running mate, is five months pregnant, Mrs. Palin announced today, adding a new element of tumult to a the Republican convention that had already been disrupted by Hurricane Gustav.

The daughter, Bristol, plans to marry the father, the statement issued by Governor Palin and her husband said. A shotgun wedding is planned right after the election. [ok, Spot made that last part up]

This is not the end of the world, of course, unless you're one of the types that believes non-virgin brides should be stoned on their fathers' doorsteps. Perhaps Sarah Palin does.

But the best part was when Mammy Yokum announced that her daughter was pregnant now to rebut intimations that she had been pregnant before:

The announcement came after a swirl of rumors by liberal bloggers that the governor’s fifth child, who was born in April, was in fact her daughter’s.

Well, that explains everything.

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