(In the above pic Bristol, 17, is pictured holding Trig at an August 29th campaign event)
Ok…I am so confused! Yesterday I just couldn’t bring myself to post anything about the rumors that Sarah Palin was really the grandmother of 4-month-old Trig. According to the rumors Sarah Palin had faked a pregnancy and pretended to have given birth in May to her fifth child, a son named Trig who has Down syndrome. The rumor was that Trig was actually Bristol Palin’s child and that Sarah Palin was the grandmother.
I figured that if this was just part of a smear campaign that it wouldn’t be right to spread such a rumor…and I also thought it was cruel to the teenage girl to endure all these photos of her stomach circled. That has to be tough on a young girl’s self-esteem…if she isn’t pregnant!
Today, it has been revealed that Bristol is 5-months-pregnant. You have to admit that Jamie Lynn Spears has paved the way! Bristol is obviously keeping the baby and marrying the baby’s father and with her family’s support she will probably be fine. There certainly has been a lot of drama surrounding John McCain’s vp choice!
The Palin family issued the following statement:
“We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us. Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support.”
The Palins also asked the news media to respect the young couple’s privacy.
“Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family. We ask the media, respect our daughter and Levi’s privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates,” the statement concluded.
It has also come to light that John McCain knew that Bristol was pregnant when picking Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate, deciding that it did not disqualify her in any way.