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SuperMouse's avatar

Is he her son or her grandson?

Asked by SuperMouse (30788points) September 1st, 2008

After reading this article on Daily Kos, what do you think? Is it Palin’s baby or was the surprise pregnancy and birth just a cover up for her daughter Bristol’s pregnancy? Here is an interesting addendum to the story.

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cak's avatar

Her son. Palin announced that her daughter is pregnant and will be keeping the baby. Also that she will be marrying her boyfriend.

cak's avatar

here’s the cnn.com story

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cak's avatar

another article you might find interesting -

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stratman37's avatar

Yup, right there PROVES that Sarah Palin will be a LOUSY VP!

skfinkel's avatar

Part of the tragedy of this situation is that Palin is against teaching helpful sex education, Now she—and more importantly her daughter—has to live the results of that really poor policy position. If anyone saw “Spring Awakening” on Broadway about young girls who have no idea how pregnancy occurs—we realize the deep trouble we are in. That play is set in Germany in the 1890’s. What a shame that we are still hiding facts from girls in the 21st century. And that this is a preferred stance of the Republican party doesn’t make me feel like they should be taking any leadership positions at all.

stratman37's avatar

Oh, I sure she had the facts, just not the self-control!

skfinkel's avatar

The facts are hidden from many children—as if the facts make the act happen.

stratman37's avatar

How you could hide ANYTHING from a child these days (unless you lock ‘em up in the basement) is beyond me.

SeekerSeekiing's avatar

The sad part is she’ll be having this child whether or not she wants to do so. She’ll be having this child in the eyes of the world. She’ll be marrying the baby’s daddy and she’s way way way too young to do so. The ‘baby’ will end up paying for this.

She couldn’t have an abortion even if she wanted one.

It’s just sad situation all around. And the republicans are happy she’s keeping the baby!

stratman37's avatar

Yeah, sad that a baby won’t be vacuumed out of the comfort of it’s mother’s womb. Sad that the girl who loved the boy enough to sleep with him will be “forced” to marry him. Sad that those Pro-Life bastard republicans are actually happy to see her be responsible and keep the baby! Oh, the horror.

tinyfaery's avatar

I’m so tired of the hypocrisy of these right wing fundis. They preach one thing, and expect others to believe as they do, by pushing it down our throats and taking away our rights, and their own lives are just as chaotic and fucked-up as those they preach against.

Either live what you say or change what you say to correspond to reality; the utopia where every child is wanted and mommy + daddy = wonderful life does not exist.

stratman37's avatar

Neither does the utopia of never getting an upset stomach from ingesting spoiled food, so you’re gonna stop eating?

stratman37's avatar

Oops! Someone had a wreck today on the highway – let’s stop driving! Driving kills!

SuperMouse's avatar

@Stratman, you are comparing apples to oranges. Because we know that eating spoiled food will cause an upset stomach, we are taught to test food for spoilage (by smell, look, etc.) before we eat it. Because driving is dangerous, we teach defensive driving courses and cars have seat belts, etc.

We need to apply that logic to sex education. We can’t just decide that in a perfect world there would be no unwanted pregnancies, go with that theory and tell teens to pretend they aren’t feeling what they are, so they simply need to keep their pants zipped. That is just not reality, anymore than expecting every teen driver to stay within the speed limit and not mess with the radio. We must give kids all the information and all the tools they need to deal with their sexuality, we can’t just put our heads in the sand and hope that by believing hard enough in what we want it will become reality.

stratman37's avatar

OK, what additional tools do they need?

marinelife's avatar

I think it is her baby. These scurrilous stories do not have credible information. Among other things, at 44, she is much more likely to have given birth to a Down’s Syndrome baby than a healthy teenage girl is.

SuperMouse's avatar

@Stratman, they need to learn about safe sex and prophylactics as a start.

susanc's avatar

@Stratman, I lurved you for asking instead of telling – a temptation we all fall into.

I’d like to add that besides technical information about safe sex and prophylactics, young persons also need the “additional tool” of constant conversation without shame or humiliation over not knowing in the first place (yet, how could they know in the first place?). When kids aren’t embarrassed and scared and ashamed to ask questions, they can get information about technical stuff easily, but even better, they can get information about emotional stuff. It would be great if they could get this at home. How can we help to make that happen? How have we? Wait, I’m going to post a question…..

emilyrose's avatar

for the record downs occurs on BOTH ends of the spectrum——young mothers and older mothers…..

emilyrose's avatar

All the daily Kos links are dead now. I wonder why….. anyone know how I can read the article? I am loving this conspiracy theory!

MacBean's avatar

The Kos links are dead because the article was taken down. I think it was removed only a day or two after it was put up.

emilyrose's avatar

Bummer. I would love to read it.

deaddolly's avatar

I doubt she’s that stupid…to pretend her son was her grandson.

If it IS her grandson (and who cares), it’ll be sure to be a movie of the week.

I’m still hoping she falls out of the helicopter while shooting the Alaskan wolves.

emilyrose's avatar

You DO doubt she’s that stupid? I don’t!

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