The royal wedding is off

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have broken off their engagement. I write this not for the gossip element (though it’s tempting), but rather to point out, yet again, how crassly political the Republicans are. Tell me this wasn’t a shotgun wedding to help McCain and Palin get elected? These are young people’s lives, and a baby, we’re dealing with. But none of that mattered to the McCain campaign. Making political fodder of marriage and babies is just another day at the office for Republicans.


Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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