McCain camp prays for shotgun wedding

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  1. From The Sunday Times September 28, 2008

    McCain camp prays for Palin wedding

    The marriage of the vice-presidential candidate’s pregnant teenage daughter could lift a flagging campaign

    Sarah Baxter in Washington


    In an election campaign notable for its surprises, Sarah Palin, the Republican vice- presidential candidate, may be about to spring a new one — the wedding of her pregnant teenage daughter to her ice-hockey-playing fiancé before the November 4 election.

    Inside John McCain’s campaign the expectation is growing that there will be a popularity boosting pre-election wedding in Alaska between Bristol Palin, 17, and Levi Johnston, 18, her schoolmate and father of her baby. “It would be fantastic,” said a McCain insider. “You would have every TV camera there. The entire country would be watching. It would shut down the race for a week.”

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    The [father] wrote on his MySpace page he was a “f****** redneck” and stated, “I don’t want kids.” But a McCain insider predicted he would marry Bristol whenever his future mother-in-law wanted. “It’s a shotgun wedding....

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4837644.ece