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Palin's Pregnancy Problem
Washington Post ^ | 1 Sep 2008 | Sally Quinn

Posted on 09/01/2008 4:38:24 PM PDT by Mr Rogers

My first reaction was shock. Then anger. John McCain chose a running mate simply because she is a woman and one who appealed to the Republican's conservative evangelical base. Now, with news that Palin's 17-year-old unmarried daughter is pregnant, McCain's pick may not even find support among "family values" voters...This may be a hard one for the Republican conservative family-values crowd to swallow. Of course, this can happen in any family. But it must certainly raise the question among the evangelical base about whether Sarah Palin has been enough of a hands-on mother.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008rncconvention; 2snobby4words; 4abortions; 4theabortion; cultureofdeath; palin; palinfamily; quinn
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Read Quinn's drivel, then read the comments. I'm not the only to notice that Sally Quinn has NO understanding of religious people, although I gather that is supposed to be her specialty.

In fact, she doesn't seem to know much at all...

1 posted on 09/01/2008 4:38:24 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: Mr Rogers

All the pleas from the Obama camp to keep wives and families out of the fray notwithstanding.


2 posted on 09/01/2008 4:40:16 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: Mr Rogers

They’re throwing anything they can find to see if it sticks.


3 posted on 09/01/2008 4:40:30 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: Mr Rogers

What pregnancy problem?


4 posted on 09/01/2008 4:41:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Palin is more qualified than Obama.)
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To: Mr Rogers
As if this is a surprise to Sen. McCain?
5 posted on 09/01/2008 4:41:28 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (when you're bot, you're pwn3d)
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To: Mr Rogers
The left is really grasping at straws as they know that Palin can destroy them in November. Imagine ALL those Hillary voters leaving the plantation. Keep trashing this woman.

And funny, ANYTHING they say can and will be used against Obama (whose out of wedlock mother had him at 18 years of age)

6 posted on 09/01/2008 4:41:48 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Mr Rogers
re: This may be a hard one for the Republican conservative family-values crowd to swallow.)))

How dumb. They like to believe their opponents are sexless and that nobody deals with shotgun weddings.

Well, that makes them weak and well as simple-minded.

7 posted on 09/01/2008 4:41:49 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mr Rogers
Now, with news that Palin's 17-year-old unmarried daughter is pregnant, McCain's pick may not even find support among "family values" voters.

Gimme a break.

8 posted on 09/01/2008 4:41:56 PM PDT by sionnsar (Obama?Bye-den!|Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|ObamasUnity=EinVolk,EinReich,EinFuhrer)
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To: Mr Rogers

“This may be a hard one for the Republican conservative family-values crowd to swallow.”

This author has no idea at all about ‘family values.’

I guess her view is to get your daughter on the pill and send her with your platinum card to the mall while you go to the spa.

The daughter’s pregnancy has no bearing on a principled voter.


9 posted on 09/01/2008 4:42:08 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: CASchack

Did Sally have kids? I think she married the old boy for his looks, but it might have been to raise a family.


10 posted on 09/01/2008 4:42:42 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Dog breath? I don't think so.)
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To: Mr Rogers
"My first reaction was shock. Then anger."

Like I REALLY believe this...

11 posted on 09/01/2008 4:42:44 PM PDT by sionnsar (Obama?Bye-den!|Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|ObamasUnity=EinVolk,EinReich,EinFuhrer)
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To: All

OFF TOPIC.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2071450/posts

“We need to know more about Biden’s health”
History News Network ^ | 8-25-08 | Steven Lomazow, M.D.
Posted on August 30, 2008 3:02:54 PM PDT by jokyfo

#

VIDEO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN5khF2i2ek

“Has Joe Biden been drinkin?”
(Added August 29, 2008)


12 posted on 09/01/2008 4:42:48 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Mr Rogers

Oh, Sally. Save it for the DC cocktail party chatter. Or did your invites dry up?


13 posted on 09/01/2008 4:42:53 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: Mr Rogers

No problem here.


14 posted on 09/01/2008 4:43:22 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (DRILL HERE-DRILL NOW-PAY LESS)
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To: Mr Rogers

This is so pathetic. It just goes to show they don’t have a clue. They are digging themselves very deep holes and sooner or later people are going to see them for what they are...


15 posted on 09/01/2008 4:43:29 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Mr Rogers

There is no problem here. Obama would prefer his daughter have an abortion, rather than be “punished with a baby”.


16 posted on 09/01/2008 4:43:37 PM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Iron Munro

“All the pleas from the Obama camp to keep wives and families out of the fray notwithstanding.”

It was intended only for the Obama-Biden people, not for Republicans .....


17 posted on 09/01/2008 4:43:53 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do To Us Our Liberal Democrat Politicians Will")
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To: Mamzelle

This only solidifies her support with conservatives and evangelicals. Stand by your family and embrace/support in good times and bad.


18 posted on 09/01/2008 4:44:05 PM PDT by italianquaker (The POTUS is above the pay grade of odumbo)
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To: Mr Rogers

Sally Quinn, obviously doesn’t know many evangelicals.


19 posted on 09/01/2008 4:44:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Mr Rogers

The kids messed up. They’re trying to make it right. Her parents, and probably his, are trying to help them.

What problem, exactly?


20 posted on 09/01/2008 4:44:18 PM PDT by RichInOC (McCain/Palin '08: And Now For Something Completely Different.)
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To: BenLurkin

Sarah Palin is pregnant again?


21 posted on 09/01/2008 4:44:21 PM PDT by HarryCaul (Verify Possums! Pogo's Enemy is Us!)
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To: Mr Rogers

I’m actually surprised Huckabee hasn’t chimed in yet to trash the Palin’s. This would be right up his alley.


22 posted on 09/01/2008 4:44:51 PM PDT by ERJCaptain
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To: Mr Rogers
How can someone who's actually paid to write for a major newspaper get it so completely wrong? This probably seals the vote for some values voters - yes, the kid had premarital sex, but she is accepting the responsibility.
23 posted on 09/01/2008 4:44:56 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: CASchack
They’re throwing anything they can find to see if it sticks.

What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

24 posted on 09/01/2008 4:44:59 PM PDT by Riodacat (Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus.)
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To: mabelkitty

The left is pushing this story to drive the excited conservative base away...it’s obvious.
They are so wrong.


25 posted on 09/01/2008 4:45:03 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Mr Rogers

A pregnant daughter -— I was just comparing that to THE BRECK GIRL and his affair, behind his dying wife’s back, getting his mistress pregnant, and supporting the baby and the mistress, then LYING ABOUT IT to the public, and God knows how long before he told his wife, she was being backstabbed while dying of cancer.....

Makes having a pregnant daughter, getting ready to marry apparently, seem kinda trivial, like the entire agenda of the left in terms of importance for America.....hmmmmmm


26 posted on 09/01/2008 4:45:07 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Mr Rogers

Now Sally, it’s obvious this is your driveling wish, but you’ve got a juggernaut of a problem coming and this isn’t going to stop it. Do you actually think we value your opinion? Such a silly little girl.


27 posted on 09/01/2008 4:45:12 PM PDT by conservativepoet (The chief aim of order within Christianity is to make room for good things to romp and play.)
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To: Mr Rogers
Sorry Sally...it's not a problem at all. All your vitriol to the contrary.

The more of an issue you make of it, the more the good, wholesome reaction of the Palin family will register with and resonate with the voters.

In addition, it will bring more attention to Sarah and her glaring advantage in expoerience over both democratic rivals.


HOW THE PALIN PICK TRUMPS OBAMA-BIDEN

28 posted on 09/01/2008 4:45:23 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Mr Rogers
But it must certainly raise the question among the evangelical base about whether Sarah Palin has been enough of a hands-on mother.

But, if Palin was a liberal and had succeeded in persuading Bristol to get an abortion, Sally would be praising her as a great parent.

29 posted on 09/01/2008 4:45:23 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Mr Rogers

Reading her other articles, Sally Quinn seems to be an Obama supporter.


30 posted on 09/01/2008 4:45:23 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: Mr Rogers

The liberal moonbats’ concern for unborn children all of a sudden is really starting to baffle me. What’s up with the wackos? They never seemed to care about embryos before. You can sure tell it’s election time.


31 posted on 09/01/2008 4:45:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Go get 'em Sarah!!!! America has your back!)
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To: Mr Rogers
Of course, this can happen in any family. But it must certainly raise the question among the evangelical base about whether Sarah Palin has been enough of a hands-on mother.

ANY good parent knows that you raise them in the best way that you know, and trust that the child will make the correct decisions. Obviously, sometimes they don't.

This recent flip/flop of the demoncrats that the parents are to blame for a child's bad choices is not only hypocritical, not only against the very tenets of "anything goes" of the liberals, but is also against logic.

It's hilarious to watch them display their new found "morals".

32 posted on 09/01/2008 4:46:23 PM PDT by Hazwaste (Vote! Vote for the conservative local, state, and national candidates of your choice, but VOTE!)
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To: mabelkitty

I hear Quinn’s a dyke. And a homely one at that.


33 posted on 09/01/2008 4:46:35 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Mr Rogers
But it must certainly raise the question among the evangelical base about whether Sarah Palin has been enough of a hands-on mother.

One word: Projection

I thought this was going to be a dull campaign and election. This will probably end up being the most fun election in my lifetime.

34 posted on 09/01/2008 4:46:35 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Mr Rogers

Sally Quinn does not understand that Evangelicals do not deny the possibility of family unhappiness, folly, and even tragedy. In fact, we expect it, for our faith tells us that such events are a part of life. And we are certain to expect that young people will make foolish choices, for youth is a time of folly. We do hope and expect that young people will use the faith they’ve been taught to make the best decisions possible despite their mistakes.


35 posted on 09/01/2008 4:46:44 PM PDT by quadrant
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In fact, she doesn't seem to know much at all...

Ignorance of religious matters is a badge of honor among this crowd. Makes it that much more ludicrous when they attempt to speak on the subject.

36 posted on 09/01/2008 4:46:57 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies; Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes.)
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To: Mr Rogers

Sally Quinn should be introduced to what REAL PROBLEMS are....just by looking at her Pres candidates background and associations. Then at the agenda of the entire DemoRAT Fifth Column agenda....

Get a life Quinn -—


37 posted on 09/01/2008 4:47:06 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Mr Rogers

This whole thing just shows how the beltway, the media and the left DON’T understand evangelicals and “right=wing” Chrisitans. They have some stereotpe in their head that is completely off.


38 posted on 09/01/2008 4:47:18 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: kcvl

It is amazing that major media hire Sally to discuss religion, when she apparently hasn’t met any church-goers. At least, not Catholics, Baptists, Methodists...

If I was hired to discuss how engineers view things, don’t you think I ought to talk to engineers?


39 posted on 09/01/2008 4:47:47 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Mav & the Barracuda vs. Messiah and the Mouth)
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To: Mr Rogers

If I remember correctly, she sang a different tune about John Edwards and his pregnant mistress.


40 posted on 09/01/2008 4:47:49 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Mr Rogers

> My first reaction was shock.

Another Captain Renault pops up.

> Then anger.

Doubtful.
A vile chortle, perhaps.


41 posted on 09/01/2008 4:47:58 PM PDT by Boundless (Casablanca: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Mr Rogers
Sally Quinn says....YAWN....


42 posted on 09/01/2008 4:47:59 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (John Gard for Congress; WI 8th CD)
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To: Mr Rogers

It actually makes her all that much a real everyday person... Exactly why she was the perfect choice in the first place! I just found out I am going to be a grandfather too... My son just turned 20 and his fiance’ will be 21 later this year, but they are expecting in January. They have been together just over 3 years, and he asked her to marry him last Christmas, but were not planning the wedding for a couple more years. He wanted to finish up his bachelor’s degree. We are not really happy about the situation, but on the other hand, they never talked about getting an abortion either... All that is left now is Love and support them however possible, We are all human, we make mistakes! It this case, is not the situation, but how it is dealt with that is most important.


43 posted on 09/01/2008 4:48:31 PM PDT by AzNASCARfan
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To: Mr Rogers

Oh brother,

Southern Baptist leaders like Richard Land and Al Mohler have praised McCain’s choice. But these are the same men who support this statement from the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message:

“A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation.”


44 posted on 09/01/2008 4:48:44 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Thebaddog
Be careful. I believe Sally Quinn has one child, who is handicapped. I suspect Quinn is setting people up to defend Palin so that she (Quinn) can respond with, “As a matter of fact, I am the mother of a special needs child and I took off from work to care for him...” Don’t take the bait; ignore Quinn's post.
45 posted on 09/01/2008 4:48:50 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: Mr Rogers

If dirt was a precious commodity I’d invest in bulldozers just to collect a good portion of the generously spewed muck by the vicious elitist media and leftist hacks.


46 posted on 09/01/2008 4:49:14 PM PDT by tflabo (:)
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To: EagleUSA

AMEN!!!!!


47 posted on 09/01/2008 4:49:38 PM PDT by donnab (don't blame me ...I supported Fred.)
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To: Mr Rogers

The more they try to manufacture outrage the funnier they are.

The thing about the permanently outraged is that it never varies. They will attribute it to this thing or that, but the truth of the matter is that they are always outraged at us just for being us.

And if the outrage is a constant, then it has no meaning, its just noise. Turn the squelch knob left up a little and ignore it.


48 posted on 09/01/2008 4:49:39 PM PDT by marron
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To: Mr Rogers
I don't blame Palin for accepting the position. How could she or anyone turn down such an opportunity? I was once in a similar position. After four years of reporting at the Washington Post, I was chosen by CBS to be the first network anchorwoman in America, to co-anchor their Morning News.

LOL!!! Sally Quinn is comparing the Vice-Presidency to being a talking head on morning television???

49 posted on 09/01/2008 4:49:45 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (What do Barack Obama and a bowl of chili have in common?)
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To: ERJCaptain

“I’m actually surprised Huckabee hasn’t chimed in yet to trash the Palin’s. This would be right up his alley.”

Isn’t that the truth.

On second thought, he’s only into trashing Mormons.


50 posted on 09/01/2008 4:50:07 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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