Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin finally caved to internet rumors that she was hiding her daughters pregnancy, and announced that her 17 year-old daughter is pregnant.
Over the weekend, liberal bloggers claimed that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her teenage daughter. Sites like Daily Kos and ireport.com published a TON of details suggesting that Palin had lied about her pregnancy.
In a bid to clear up internet rumors, Palin released the following statement:
"We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us," the Palins' statement said.
"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. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support," the Palins said.
"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, respect our daughter and Levi's privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates," the statement concluded.
The McCain camp claims that they were aware of Palin's daughter’s pregnancy but decided that it would not disqualify her in any way. Mother and daughter both pregnant in the same year? There's something about the story that sounds sketchy to us. What are your thoughts on the Palin pregnancy scandal?