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By Sharon Hughes
September 6, 2008

Shortly after John McCain announced Sarah Palin as his VP running mate the media and blogosphere rumor mills went into full speed, printing everything from Sarah's baby, Trig, (born with Down Syndrome) was not her's but her daughter's, to her husband's DUI 22 years ago.

Whether it was planned or as result of these and other vicious attacks against the Alaskan Governor and her family, Sarah and Todd Palin issued the following statement regarding the pregnancy of their 17-yr old daughter, Bristol:

"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. We're proud of Bristol's decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support. 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 to respect our daughter and Levi's privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates."

See interesting Human Events article: Sarah Palin's Amazing Grace.

The media rumor mills then accused the Palins of pressuring Bristol's boyfriend into marrying her, but the 18-yr. old's mother set the record straight:

Levi's mother, Sherry Johnston, told the AP that her son would join the Palin's at the GOP, and when asked by reporters if the Palin's had put pressure on Levi to marry Bristol, she replied, "Absolutely not." And called the reports "absolutely bogus."

The boyfriend's mother said that Levi, 18, and Bristol, 17, had planned to wed before it was known that she was pregnant.

I hope you will join me in helping voters to know the facts during this election, because the rumor mills, which are the product of bottom-feeders, are in full gear, against both sides, which seek to deceive more than just those with 'itching ears'.

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Shortly after John McCain announced Sarah Palin as his VP running mate the media and blogosphere rumor mills went into full speed...