Monday, September 1, 2008
John McCain’s presumptive vice presidential candidate, McCandy Palin, breathlessly announced her 17 year old, unwed daughter, Bristol is pregnant with her second first child.
The increasingly bizarre saga of the Palin clan today issued the following statement:
“We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us. Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support.”
The curious timing of the announcement seems designed to pushback against internet rumors that McCandy had faked her last pregnancy and pretended in April to give birth to her fifth child, a son named Trig who has Down syndrome. The rumor is that Trig is actually Bristol’s child and McCandy is actually the grandmother.
The decision to add the Alaska governor to the John McCain ticket has managed to infuse a theatrical element to the GOP presidential race, with equal parts country western music and trailer park soap opera.