Baby booms

So, Sarah Palin has now put to rest some unfortunate (and bizarrely propagated) rumors about a dubious recent pregnancy by offering revelations about a current pregnancy that, though not dubious, is probably a little unfortunate. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen one pregnancy-related scandal trumped by another pregnancy before: “Hah! I couldn’t have been pregnant then because, you see, I’m pregnant now. Next time, buddy, make sure the person you’re accusing of having been recently pregnant isn’t currently pregnant.”

Babies, then, have played a strangely central role in this three-day-old candidacy – I mean, actual babies… having babies, keeping babies, coming into the baby way. I think it’s safe to assume that the new VP-nom is down with the natalist agenda, though her daughter may have misinterpreted it.