Palin's daughter Bristol (shown here holding her 5-month-old brother Trig) is pregnant. Yes, she's only 17. No, she's not married. Yes, she and her boyfriend made a mistake and engaged in activity with this possible result before they were married. But mistakes happen. Life happens. What matters his how people deal with those mistakes. And it seems that Bristol, her boyfriend, and the entire Palin family are handling this pregnancy perfectly, with "unconditional love and support." The Palins seem to understand that this child is a gift from God.
Thankfully, this child is coming into a family that believes in the sanctity of life. I hate to think about what might have happened if such a "scandal" arose in the family of a "Pro-Choice" politician.
Sarah and Todd Palin are "proud of Bristol's decision to have her baby." They should be. In that respect, they raised her right. Bristol and the baby's father plan to marry. Good for them.
I remember when my wife and I first told our parents that we were expecting a baby. And I remember when the baby was born. I remember the looks on the grandparents' faces and I could feel the joy in their hearts. If McCain and Palin win this election, the VP-to-be may think that she's happy this November but those feelings will shrink to nothing when she becomes Grandma Vice President in November. And if they lose in November, Governor Palin may be sad for a while but come December, it won't seem to matter anymore.