It was difficult to join in the sentimental farewell to talk show host David Letterman (affairs with interns aside), recalling his tasteless sex joke targeting the daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who was therefore fair game for his “humorous” brand of left-wing misogyny.

Letterman’s gone now, and Gawker appears to have picked up the anti-Palin torch and run with it. In a blog post today entitled “Big news” published on, Bristol Palin revealed that she’s expecting. Gawker’s response?

Well, somebody thought it was funny.

We’re not very good at this progressive feminism thing, but we thought women didn’t have to apologize to Gawker for their reproductive choices. As far as an argument for abortion? Not seeing it in Palin’s post.

I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant.

Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one.

At the end of the day there’s nothing I can’t do with God by my side, and I know I am fully capable of handling anything that is put in front of me with dignity and grace.

Life moves on no matter what. So no matter how you feel, you get up, get dressed, show up, and never give up.

When life gets tough, there is no other option but to get tougher.

And after all Planned Parenthood has done for you to make your life less tough. Tsk.

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