Sen. Barack Obama handled the Palin teen pregnancy issue just right.
From Fox News:
Barack Obama addressed a gaggle of reporters this afternoon to discuss the latest goings-on with Hurricane Gustav. After brief opening comments on the much-hyped, overly politicized hurricane, reporters were curious about one thing: 17-year-old Bristol Palin's pregnancy, made public today. 'I have heard some of the news on this and so let me be a clear as possible: I have said before and I will repeat again, I think people's families are off limits, and people's children are especially off limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics,' the Democrat said forcefully. 'It has no relevance to Governor Palin's performance as governor, or her potential performance as a VP. And so I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories,' he continued.
Liberal blogs have been talking up the issue for a day or two, including some reports that Gov. Palin's four-month-old son wasn't really her son--that she just feigned the pregnancy because the boy was really born to her daughter. That turned out to be completely untrue. It was also smart of Obama to put to rest as quickly as possible rumors that his campaign was involved in spreading gossip about Palin and her daughter.
By Bonnie Erbe