Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Politics

How do you feel about the news that John McCain's VP pick, Sarah Palin's 17 year old, unwed daughter is pregnant?

Personally, I think it's reality and it's doesn't bother me at all.

11 comments:

Heather said...
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Constance65 said...

I agree with you!

Swistle said...

I think it means she's less likely to be judgmental about other people's family situations.

Anonymous said...

It is not nearly as disturbing to me as it is to hear Barack Obama say that if his daughters were to make a mistake, he wouldn't want them to be burdened with a child.

Melissa H said...

I'm not at all bothered by her daughter's pregnancy--it's not relevant. I was more taken aback/surprised that she has her own infant and is running for VP. Not that she shouldn't, I'm just surprised by it.

"Constance-1-M" said...

I'm surprised that THIS has become the focus of newcasters ... I have to wonder, if she was a male candidate whose daughter was pregnant, would this just be a footnote in their life? "Oops, his daughter got knocked up, but she's getting married ... and NOW! Hear his thoughts on the economy!"

Anonymous said...

I really feel that while Sarah Palin is a part of the McCain campagin, that it's really more about McCain than it is her. That being said, I will vote for McCain over Obama any day.

Constance the Fifty First said...

Given that it's in the spotlight, I see it negatively. Only because there are girls out there that don't see the bad side of her being 17 and pregnant..they just see that at 17 she's pregnant and will get married and have that happy little family. Some girls will follow that....plenty won't of course, but others will. Just like with Jaime Lynn Spears and a host of others who get so much news coverage for the things that they do; good or bad.

Teen pregnancy is unfortunately a large issue in society now and it's not going away anytime soon. I just hope young girls don't look at this and only see the "Cinderella" side of the story when considering their actions.

Constance the Super said...

I think it humanizes her, actually. Hopefully it will make her more understanding. Knowing as little as I do about the situation, I don't have a good feeling about the daughter marrying the baby's father. I spend a lot of time with teenagers and it's hard to say which turns out best--getting married or not. Every situation is different.

Honestly, I think it was a little cavalier of Palin to accept the nomination knowing that her unmarried, underage daughter was pregnant. Like the media wouldn't latch onto it. It won't hurt her and it won't hurt McCain. The only person who will get hurt is the scared 17-year-old who's having a baby.

Constance Squared said...

I personally don't like her - I think there is something not right about her. I'm very suspicious of all the corruption issues in her political past. The pregnancy doesn't bother me, but it does bother me that she agreed to run knowing that her daughter was going to be thrust into the spotlight over this. I just don't see the family values in her that she talks about.

just me said...

I absolutely agree with Swistles comment. I know that for me, the older my own daughter gets the less judgemental I become....there but for the grace of God go I.

And frankly, it has nothing to do with her future as the VP.