Item #1: Bristol Palin is pregnant:
John McCain’s running mate, , said Monday her 17-year-old unmarried daughter is five months pregnant, an announcement stealing even more thunder from McCain and a Republican presidential convention already overshadowed by Hurricane Gustav.
Adding to the day’s drama, McCain aides said the announcement was aimed at rebutting Internet rumors that Palin’s youngest son, born in April, was actually her daughter’s.
In itself, Bristol’s pregnancy is not a big deal. It’s a private matter for the family to deal with. The fact that Palin is an “abstinence-only” kind of governor makes it an issue, as it highlights the failure of abstinence-only sex education.
If teenagers are going to do something they like to do, doesn’t it make sense to give them information so they can avoid pregnancy and disease?
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate, is being represented by an attorney in the investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner.
The Legislature is investigating whether Palin fired public safety commissioner Walt Monegan after he refused to fire a state trooper who had divorced Palin’s sister.
I wonder what McCain was thinking when he brought on a governor under an ethics investigation. What I find most shocking about this story is that Palin waited until McCain chose her to be his VP before she sought to hire an attorney to deal with this matter.
It garnered big applause in her first speech as Republican John McCain’s vice presidential pick, but Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s assertion that she rejected Congressional funds for the so-called “bridge to nowhere” has upset many Alaskans.
During her first speech after being named as McCain’s surprise pick as a running mate, Palin said she had told Congress “‘thanks but no thanks’ on that bridge to nowhere.”
In the city Ketchikan, the planned site of the so-called “Bridge to Nowhere,” political leaders of both parties said the claim was false and a betrayal of their community, because she had supported the bridge and the earmark for it secured by Alaska’s Congressional delegation during her run for governor.
So what I’m getting from this item is that Palin is either a liar or disingenuous on the “Bridge to Nowhere” issue. Was she like John Kerry in that she was for it before she was against it?
Hold on for some more updates tomorrow.
Sarah Palin: The gift that keeps on giving.