The last thing I heard Rush Limbaugh talk about last week was what a great job John McCain did in picking unknown Alaska governor Sarah Palin and keeping the pick a big secret.
He was implying, that McCain's campaign was better than Obama's because some press found out about Obama's VP pick a few hours before the message went out in text messages. (Not that McCain knows how to text, or use a computer.)
Anyway, the 17-year-old daughter of this potential VP is five months pregnant and the news broke on Labor Day (no pun intended).
I'm dying to hear what El Rushbo has to say about this one. Any guesses? Will he suddenly celebrate 17-year-old children running out and getting pregnant? Will he praise parents for not teaching about birth control and not supervising their teenagers? Will he claim, as McCain is doing, that the presumptive nominee really knew about the pregnancy when he was picking his vice? Will he claim that family matters should be kept out of the election, as Barack Obama has already said?
You tell me, I'm dying to know.
And what about the rumors that Palin's four-month-old, Trig, is actually Bristol's first born? That was floating around Mr. Bush's Internets Monday....and apparently triggered the Palins to tell the truth about their daughter
My bet? McCain didn't vet her carefully enough, anymore than the Republicans vetted what to do in Iraq, and she will be off the ticket, replaced by either Joe Lieberman or Mitt Romney.
Here's an interesting excerpt from a New York Daily News story about Baby Daddy Levi Johnston.
Besides his hard play on the ice, Levi Johnston was also a bit of a hell-raiser off it - another reason Bristol may have been smitten.
State troopers popped Johnston last year for snagging some king salmon out of season in Moose Lake, records from Alaska wildlife enforcement show. He had to pay $370 bail.
On his MySpace page, Johnston proudly declares: "I'm a fuckin' redneck."
"I live to play hockey. I like to go camping and hang out with the boys, do some fishing," he says on the site.
He also warns that if anyone messes with him, "I'll kick ass."
The Web site, before it was removed, appeared not to have been accessed for a year.
On it, he admits to having a girlfriend.
On the part where it asks about children, he wrote, "I don't want kids."
Mark Okeson, the assistant principal at Wasilla High School, told the Chicago Tribune that Bristol started her junior year last fall, in the town where Sarah Palin grew up.
He said Bristol inexplicably transferred to an Anchorage high school midyear, leaving Levi behind.
"I never heard the story why," he said.
All of this would be moot, except for the hypocritical family values crowd, going on about abstention and claiming kids shouldn't be taught about sex. Now, they laud this 17-year-old for keeping her baby.
These are the same folks who think gays shouldnt get married or have kids and conveniently choose to ignore the fact that the Dick Cheney's daughter is gay and has a kid.
Who can blame us for pointing out the hypocrisy?