Yeah, an unmarried teen is pregnant, so what?
Happens all the time.
Sure, I would like to be able to point out that if conservatives weren’t so hostile to discussing and offering birth-control to teens, then there might be way fewer abortions performed in the United States. Sure, I would like to wallow in a moment of political schadenfreude, because isn’t it delicious that the self-appointed morality bloc in America is the one dealing with an unwed teen in the family during an election? (And that it was their obsession with requiring an anti-abortionist on the ticket that got them into this mess in the first place?*)
But I can’t wallow, because I’ve been so disgusted with the nasty wacko-left chatter on the Internet about this and the previous gossip about the “true” parentage of Palin’s youngest child that I want nothing to do with those folks. (Naively, I imagined the far-right was the sole source of vicious and cruel hatemongers. How foolish of me.)
Let’s get back on track and talk about the important stuff, people: the economy, international relations, and health care.
A pregnant teen is not the important stuff.
*McCain’s choices were Lieberman or Ridge, but they were both pro-choice enough that the religious right threatened to block either’s nomination on the convention floor. Enter Sarah Palin.