I don't mean that in a sappy way; I mean it genuinely. My heart really does go out to her. Imagine being a teenager, going through the agony of having a baby out of wedlock and having every detail of your life splashed over the news. It's not fair because she didn't ask for or seek this out. I'm not blaming Sarah, either. Sarah has her own life and her career and it's not fair to say that she shouldn't have run for VP because of this exposure to her family. It happens to everyone in the spotlight - children of famous people are famous, too.
MSM and Democrats are beating the same drum in response to this: "great family values huh?" and "their relationship was a sham!" and "they were props for Sarah's career!" Those are shallow statements. Anyone with two eyes could see Bristol and Levi were uncomfortable, anyone would be in that situation - but they tried their best. Todd and Sarah supported them wholeheartedly. The fact that MSM and Palin haters are getting a little smirk or laugh out of their breakup is disgusting, but nothing surprises me these days.
Two kids made a mistake. They planned on getting married and tried their best to make a go of it. It didn't work out. Bristol had the choice of having an abortion and she didn't. I think everyone involved in this situation was hoping like hell they would make it. The good news is that the baby has a family who loves him immensely; he will be cherished and provided a very good life. The Palins have great family values and they were completely honest about this situation from the beginning.
I do, however, find it extremely hypocritical that the New York Times failed to report a single story on Obama's attempt to appoint Chas Freeman to chairman of the National Intelligence Council - but they are running with the Bristol/Levi breakup. "All the news that's fit to print" my ass.