By now pretty much the entire human population has weighed in, in some conversation or comments section or SMS or message board or somesuch, on the pregnancy of Jamie Lynn Spears. And most of you haven't been positive. "This baby backfired!" cackled celebrity tabloid deity Bonnie Fuller, noting that 135% of Star readers or whatever TOTALLY HATE Jamie Lynn Spears' fetus. Echoed the editors of Seventeen and CosmoGIRL!: Think of your career! But sometimes a considered judgment is more powerful than a kneejerk one, and, well, ladies and gentleman, your Republican frontrunner for Presidential candidacy has spoken.
It's a tragedy when a 16-year-old who is not really prepared for all the responsibilities of adult life is going to be now faced with all the responsibilities of honest-to-goodness adult life. I respect it...Apparently, she's going to have the child and I think that is the right decision, a good decision, and I respect that and appreciate it. I hope it is not an encouragement to other 16-year-olds who think that is the best course of action. But at the same time I'm not going to condemn her. There'll be plenty of people in line to do that and I always look for the shortest lines.
I just hope that she will make another right decision and that's to give that child all the love and kindness and care that she can.
Um, okay, so that was yesterday — his off-the-cuff comments in Iowa, though it sort of seems like he was waiting to be asked about it — and as of press time Mike Huckabee was the only candidate who seemed to have spoken out on this issue. Scary on multiple levels is all I'm going to venture right now. But also pretty amusing!
Huckabee Comments On Jamie-Lynn Spears [Popdirt]