And the evidence for the fact that McCain didn't already know about this? Here is Jake again:
Okay. Who really believes John McCain knew the girl was preggers? He’s already admitted he’d only met Palin like once before selecting her to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.
This is a big, hot mess. Not because the girl is pregnant– it’s nothing new, everybody does it these days, get over it. But because John McCain honestly thought this wouldn’t hurt his candidacy.
... Uh, wait. Sorry, we can't find any evidence on Jake's blog about this. Okay, well, how about how this will hurt McCain. Here he is again:
... Well, I guess he doesn't explain that either.
So maybe Jake or some other liberal blogger who is now dragging this poor girl's name through the mud when she has enough problems already could explain how McCain is responsible for Palin's daughter's pregnancy.
We can't wait to hear Jake's theory.
Oh, and here is Obama on the story:
I don't know if Obama can speak for all his people on this, but I do think he truly doesn't think it should be a part of the campaign discourse. I don't agree with his positions, but he's a decent human being.
“Our people were not involved in any way in this and they will not be,” Mr. Obama snapped, his voice raised. “And if I ever thought there was somebody in my campaign that was involved in something like that, they’d be fired, O.K.?”
Mr. Obama said the pregnancy “has no relevance to Governor Palin’s performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president.” He added that, “my mother had me when she was 18. How a family deals with issues and teen-age children – that shouldn’t be the topic of our politics.”
“So,” he added, “I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories.”