Sunday, August 31, 2008

Enquiring Minds Want To Know

[UPDATE]: 17-year-old Bristol Palin is five months pregnant. Family values, yada yada.

Cripes, did anyone on the McCain campaign vet this woman? Anyone? Imagine if this were the daughter of the Democratic candidate. The pearl clutching. The gasps. The Jamie Lynn Spears-style outrage. You know it's true.


Oh, my. The folks at Gawker have come up with the most hilarious graphic to go with the latest internet rumor:
For the record, folks like Andrew Sullivan have been all over this story since Friday.

While it sounds ridiculous at first blush, there is some corroborating evidence: for instance, the notion that Palin was apparently able to keep her pregnancy hidden, not only from the public but even from her closest staff, suspends belief. The fact that her daughter was supposedly absent from school for 5 months because of mono is a little ... convenient.

But it's all too sleazy and demeaning for someone like me to dirty my pretty little mind worrying about. Let's get the National Enquirer on the story, like the way they were all over John Edwards' love child.

It would be irresponsible not to. After all, the public has a right to know.