In Slate, William Saletan looks at the statistical likelihood of abortions by the daughters of past presidential and vice presidential candidates. He writes, “the notion that none of these young women got knocked up before their parents’ nominations or elections is — pardon the term — almost inconceivable.” But since that somehow didn’t happen to any of the young women that he looks at, he speculates that a few hasty abortions were probably procured. Saletan warns critics to “Remember that before you judge or poke fun at Sarah Palin. She’s not the candidate whose daughter messed up. She’s the candidate who didn’t get rid of the mess.”
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