Here’s a nice break from a full month’s worth of post-election meltdown news, or so we thought:
— The Hill (@thehill) December 10, 2016
Bristol Palin and her husband Dakota Meyer broke the news to Entertainment Tonight Friday. The baby will be the couple’s second child; their daughter was born in December 2015. Tripp Palin, her son with ex-fiancé Levi Johnson, is now 7.
On the plus side, we’re 8 years beyond Andrew Sullivan’s public demand that Sarah Palin provide the American public documentation — “the amniocentesis results with Sarah Palin’s name on them, for example” — to “verify” her last pregnancy. That doesn’t mean a new Palin child doesn’t still have a triggering effect, though.
@thehill With all the money her mother made from speaking, you'd think she could afford to give Bristol a nickel to hold between her knees.
— kittyglitter (@kittyglitter) December 10, 2016
Yeah, a married couple having a child together? A second child? There’s no excuse for that.
@thehill The Hill: "Full-time, brain-dead baby maker makes babies"
— Angus McRockford (@AngusRockford) December 10, 2016
@thehill The woman who was paid to promote abstinence has 3rd child out of wedlock. Murican Family Values. Idiot.
— Ranger Dan (@jeffcoco13) December 10, 2016
@thehill dear God is anybody going to ever tell that girl anything about birth control? God knows who This one belongs to
— Karen Anderson (@GatorgirlinTexa) December 10, 2016
@thehill Do we know who's the the father?
— Brent Mather (@MinnesotaExpat) December 10, 2016
All of that was covered above, but it’s true, those “Entertainment Tonight” reports can be difficult to follow sometimes. Most news outlets took a pass on the item, but here’s a quick word from the Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi.
At this rate it would be less work for Bristol Palin to announce when she is not pregnant. https://t.co/kqAMNmeiF8
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) December 10, 2016
Certainly she’ll keep that advice in mind and pursue more publicly acceptable family planning accordingly.
@Olivianuzzi Why the shade on Bristol Palin? I had three kids within 5 years and am not sure how to take your comment.
— Susan S (@googiesmama) December 10, 2016
We’re pretty sure it wasn’t a compliment.
— The 57th State ℅EF™ (@EF517_V2) December 10, 2016
@Olivianuzzi 26 year old married woman with two kids is pregnant. Definitely a reason for ridicule, huh?
— Bob Driscoll (@RNDriscoll) December 10, 2016
— Stephanie M (@Stephan94961536) December 10, 2016
— Jolene in AL ?? ? (@JoleneAL) December 10, 2016
@Olivianuzzi dang. three children. shocking. I've never heard of this
— ?? (@theshrillest) December 10, 2016
@Olivianuzzi Yeah, because OMG she has three kids. Who has three kids, amirite?
— GOP #TryNot2Suck (@Mellecon) December 10, 2016
@Olivianuzzi Three children in 8 years….the horror! Seriously, did you even research this at all?
— Jen® (@NatesMama1128) December 10, 2016
@Olivianuzzi God forbid, a beautiful, married woman decide to have another child! What a wretched witch!
— C.A. Wilson (@CWilson9353) December 10, 2016
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) December 10, 2016
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 10, 2016
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) December 10, 2016
I was glum about Left's ability to oppose Trump but I see they can still snark about Bristol Palin's reproduction so it will all be ok
— (((Popehat))) (@Popehat) December 10, 2016
@Olivianuzzi Shaming a woman for their "choice". Having kids=not OK, abortion=hero. Got it. You feminists have a funny logic
— Shelli R (@WVShelli) December 10, 2016