Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A bun in the teenage oven

While listening to the news this morning, I heard that republican presidential candidate John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, has a 17 year old daughter. That's not really newsworthy. But then I heard that she's 5 months pregnant. Now that's news.

The family has assured the general public that's she's keeping the baby (papa, don't preach!) and that she'll marry the father of the child. Poor, poor 17 year old.

Now, I may be wrong in assuming that she probably doesn't want a kid and a wedding at 17 years old. But if she's anything like I was at 17 (or any 17 year old girl I know), she so doesn't want to become a grown-up so quick.

The first thing I thought was "there are 2 lives that will definitely never be the same". No prom, no dating, no living the student life at university, no being a DINK (which I so love).

I guess that's the price you pay when you're a republican's daughter. Well, if you're a republican's daughter who hasn't quite figured out birth control yet.


  1. I agree. They were so quick to add that she was going to marry the father. I thought...does she want to marry the father? Maybe that's not such a good idea. Anyways, I hope she was making her own decisions and not her mother.

  2. I have a feeling the poor girl isn't allowed to make her own decisions. Now the father of the baby (and her groom-to-be) is going to the Republican National Convention with Palin's family! He must be one stunned 18 year-old boy.

  3. haha! did you read the comments on his myspace site? there's an 18-year-old ready to be a kid.. although, he picked the right family. he's marrying into some serious political power!