I sure don't wish this on anybody. May things work out for the best. -- Vice Presidential Candidate Palin Says Teenage Daughter Is Pregnant
Sarah Palin (third from right), her daughters Piper (center) and Bristol (second from right), and her husband Todd (right) join John McCain (left), his wife Cindy (second from left) and daughter Meghan at a campaign rally in Washington, Pa.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that McCain's running mate Sarah Palin said her 17-year-old unmarried daughter is pregnant. The Alaska governor says Bristol Palin intends to marry the father of her child. McCain advisers said the campaign had known about the pregnancy before offering Palin the No. 2 spot on the ticket.
The announcement by Palin was aimed at rebutting Internet rumors that Palin's youngest son, born in April, was actually her daughter's. Sarah Palin's son Trig was born in April with Down syndrome. Bloggers have been suggesting that the child was actually born to Bristol Palin but that her mother, the Alaska governor, claimed to be the mother.