17-Year-old Daughter Of McCain's VP Candidate Is Pregnant

Sarah and Todd Palin say their 17-year-old unmarried daughter is pregnant.

The couple said in a statement released by John McCain's presidential campaign that Bristol will keep her baby.

Sarah Palin is McCain's vice presidential running mate.

The Alaska governor says Bristol intends to marry the father of her child.

She and the campaign also are asking that the media respect the family's privacy on this matter.


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  • by society do not matter Location: greenville on Sep 18, 2008 at 08:37 AM
    who is bristol baby daddy? NOT THE GUY THAT WAS ON STAGE. Y NOT BROADCAST THAT ON THE 6:00 NEWS.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 8, 2008 at 01:53 PM
    Religion brought this great country together or you are in need of history 101. To serve this great country is one of the biggest privledge one could ever have. Many died to give you the freedom to post on this board. Palin is merely one of the real people that will vote her in to shake up DC. Why, because she is not only a good mother, wife and Governor but she has won the country's hearts. The only thing the libs can find on her is honesty and her daughters "young" mistake. Sorry, you will be this intelligent pretty lady for a long time to come. And, like No you can't said, thanks for Supporting the McCain Palin ticket. Liberal whining, hate and lies, only makes more of us vote for McCain and Palin. Hug Michel Moore for us...
  • by Rob Location: NC on Sep 7, 2008 at 07:36 AM
    Neocons and these evangelicals believe that the only true test of patriotism in this country is to serve Zie Fatherland in the armed forces and to observe abstinence. Sarah Palin is a classic example. The shining star of the religious right. Sorry, Sarah. Practice what you preach.
  • by Why Location: Greenville on Sep 6, 2008 at 01:53 AM
    It seems to me that people are giving this teen a pat on the back. I think the wrong message is being sent. I'm not saying that she should be attacked either. I don't think she should be our next poster child of the American teen. Let's say all teen girls that get pregnant do as Bristol is doing. Who is going to support these girls and their babies. How many of these girls will marry their boyfriends only to divorce 2 yrs later with bad credit. How will these babies turn out. Also something to think about: do you want a VP that puts career before their families well being (male or female).
  • by No You Can't Location: B.C. on Sep 5, 2008 at 07:01 PM
    Hey Bob, cops, firefighters, etc ARE heroes and so is McCain. But here's my point, all this slamming, insulting, denigrating and lying that the liberals are engaged in, is the best thing that could happen to the McCain/Palin ticket. You guys are stirring up everyday people like no one else could. Come November we are going to pour into the polling places and elect John McCain and Sarah Palin to the two highest offices in this country. Your shrill, bitter attacks are doing nothing but firing everyday law abiding, spiritual people to get out and vote in November, not only to put McCain/Palin in office, but also to keep people who hold the same philosphy as you, OUT of office. So please keep it up, and thanks for your support.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Sep 5, 2008 at 05:35 AM
    Hey Bob; you better watch out for the black helicopters....I am pretty sure they are watching you!
  • by disgusted with NC and the USA on Sep 5, 2008 at 04:51 AM
    I can't believe that this even made the news let alone became a political issue. She is a 17 year old girl....not a political pawn....LEAVE HER OUT OF IT!
  • by Bob Location: greenville on Sep 4, 2008 at 09:46 PM
    I am no McCain fan---and to the person who disagreed with my assesment of McCain's status as anyone who serves this country is a hero...well then the argument can be extended that anyone, who is in a position of service, fire, police, healthcare is a hero...just remember there are no good republicans....Bush, Chaney, Rove would have been at home in the bunkers of nazi germany; the religious right and the taliban have more in common than not,,and the common thread is not Allah, or Jeovah or Jesus, but control...the rebublicans and the religious right are terrified of intelligence, free, imiginative thinking...Jesus, the apostles, Mary, and probably Mohammed, would have never fit in at the RNC, or Liberty University, or any other bastion of closed thought...that is my fear that we lose that freedom to be an individual if this present trend contiues...sorry I rambled, but please to all think about this.......
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Sep 4, 2008 at 09:07 PM
    McCain Snake Oil Co.; Of course it's my opinion, and I can argue it effectively, but as I have said before, I am not going to attempt it in 1000 characters or less. As far as liberals go, they rarely argue with facts. They usually argue with some form of a fact that has been edited to fit their point of view. More often than not, they aren't using facts at all, most of them tend to spew something they heard some place as evidenced by most of the libs posting here. Most of them can't even spell, much less do any research or possess any basic knowledge beyond the basic bumper sticker mentality. I will agree that statistics can be twisted, but they can only be twisted when you don't know how the numbers were produced. The actual difference between the two parties is actually huge, it just doesn't always manifest itself that way. Politicians responding to the blowing of the wind cause that. As far as how 'W' goes down in history, that will depend on who writes it.
  • by fancyray Location: maysville on Sep 4, 2008 at 07:41 PM
    to shandel what does color have to do with anything. did you expect that since she is a politician she has her children on survalance 24/7. as for what you were saying about if she were a black girl being treated like she were nothing what facts do you have to back that up. any of the black pregnant entertainers were never put down or treated like they were nothing. even a black big wig in washington dc got busted for cocain use and solicting a prostitute and he didn't get treated like he was nothing
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