Vice presidential pick Sarah Palin’s surprising announcement Monday was that her 17-year-old daughter Bristol is five months pregnant, and the news media has unearthed some details about the unborn child’s father, 18-year-old hockey player, Levi Johnston.
Rabid pro-lifers love Palin; those who value education and giving their children a solid start in life by making sure consequences are hammered home find her tedious.
Moose killer Sarah Palin was announced as presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s running mate on Friday.
Johnston’s MySpace page, (which has since been removed) revealed the hunk from Wasilla, Alaska, listed him as being in a relationship, but under his “children” status, Johnston opted for “I don’t want kids.”
He’s a self-described “redneck” who likes to snowboard, ride dirt bikes, go camping and “hang out with the boys.” He also enjoys fishing, and warned that, if you mess with him, “I’ll kick [your] ass.”
In a statement – Sarah Palin said she and her husband, Todd, are “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.”
Allegedly Bristol and Johnston will marry.
In Palin’s hometown of Wasilla, Bristol’s pregnancy was old news, and no big deal to the townsfolk.
Palin family friend Karen Rhoades told the Chicago Tribune that Bristol’s pregnancy and motherhood is a testament to the governor’s ideals and her own decision not to terminate her most recent pregnancy; Palin learned during her pregnancy that her son Trig would have Down syndrome.
“You can teach sex education all you want, but human beings are human beings,” Rhoades said. “Sarah chose life and therefore her daughter saw a great example and she is choosing life as well.”
Some would argue that sex education is just that, an education in how to manage and handle one of the biggest decisions in a young person’s life. Also to avoid the obvious pitfalls of pregnancy and sexually transmitted dieseases, especially in Alaska where the STD rate among teens is the highest in the United States.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.