on it goes
Well, the McCain campaign finally did something to calm all the rumors about Palin's seventeen-year-old daughter. It turns out that she is pregnant and engaged, and that Sarah Palin's newborn baby really is the governor's.
I haven't written about this because I consider the quality of the so-called "citizen journalism" which relies on gossip and speculation on Daily Kos to be only slightly above that of the National Enquirer. Their shoddy reasoning on this story is enough to confirm those feelings. And I also think that families dealing with issues like these shouldn't have to have their private affairs dragged through the media. It's hard enough to be seventeen and pregnant without having to appear at campaign events and be the topic of gossip on the liberal blogs.
But it does make me wonder even more about McCain's decision to pick Palin. If the campaign did a good job of vetting Palin, then they knew (as they claim) that her daughter was pregnant before he decided. And they had to know the news would cause a scandal. Either they decided it wasn't that big of a deal, or they didn't do a very good job on the vetting. And either of those options does make me wonder about his judgment.