Evangelicals rally behind Palin after pregnancy news

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    ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) -- Key evangelical leaders rallied to Sarah Palin's support Monday amid news that her 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, was having a child.

    "Before, they were excited about her, with the Down syndrome baby," conservative, anti-tax activist Grover Norquist said. "But now with this, they are over the moon. It reinforces the fact that this family lives its pro-life values."

    Palin and John McCain oppose abortion and have supported promoting abstinence in schools, which would seem to make Bristol Palin's pregnancy an inconveniently timed development.

    But she is keeping the child, a fact that could make the Alaska governor -- whose candidacy has been enthusiastically embraced by evangelicals who regard her as one of their own -- even more popular among that key GOP voting bloc. Watch more on Palin's announcement ยป

    "Fortunately, Bristol is following her mother and father's example of choosing life in the midst of a difficult situation," Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said. "We are committed to praying for Bristol and her husband-to-be and the entire Palin family as they walk through a very private matter in the eyes of the public."

    Evangelicals rally behind Palin after pregnancy news - CNN.com
     
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    Best quote from this article and puts the entire issue into perspective.

     
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    The issue is whether Palin was fully vetted. I don't believe anyone cares if her kid is pregnant. People do and should care if McCain vetted her properly, as she would be second in line to be leader of the free world. Her daughter's pregnancy is out of the blue and while it may have been part of the vetting, it may also hint that she wasn't fully vetted.

    But it looks like the whole country is on that now!
     
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    and the answer is, she was
     
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    Sorry, I edited, and hoped to get it done before anyone quoted it, that's life I guess.

    Anyway it looks like more stuff on Palin comes out every day so it'll be interesting to see what else turns up.
     
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    Sence you didn't finish your sentence - allow me to do it for you. :D


    And the answer is, she was not. :lol:
     
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    i DID finish my sentence:eusa_hand:
     
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    Don't get testy! I was kidding. :eusa_shifty:
     

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