As you have undoubtedly heard, the 17 year-old daughter of GOP Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant. The Palins have released a statement addressing the pregnancy and their daughter's engagement to the father of her child.
“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. We’re proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support.
“Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family. We ask the media to respect our daughter and Levi’s privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates."
Barack Obama's response? During an interview with a Christian News reporter, Obama said "Look, I got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old, I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby."
So BO thinks that babies are punishment. Ouch. Let's see the spin doctors get out of this one.