I can imagine what it would feel like to be dealing with an unplanned pregnancy as an unmarried teen. I cannot imagine what it would feel like for my predicament to be on the national airwaves, and on the Internet, and in the papers. I would like everyone in the entire world to please read a blog post that puts a lot of things in proper perspective. Then, if you like, come back here and discuss. Three cheers for Mary Alice for pointing out that Bristol Palin's life is not over, it has simply taken a different path; a path which may be more difficult, but which can also yield great rewards. Three cheers for the Palins for dealing responsibly and maturely with a problem that other people might just try to make go away. And three cheers for anyone (including that cutie Barak) who realizes that this issue has nothing to do with who should be our next President.
And, if you are wondering just why McCain picked Governor Palin for VP, I think I've figured it out.