November 21, 2008, - 1:49 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Aw, isn’t that cute? Unmarried Congresswoman Linda Sanchez is pregnant out of wedlock, and it was planned that way. The Democratic family values take a first–first unmarried pregnant Member of Congress. Or, to put it more bluntly, first Member of Congress BabyMama. Congrats, the Sistaz are doin’ it for themselves.
Sanchez claims she’ll be marrying the father, boyfriend Jim Sullivan. But, hey, not a single Bristol Palin/Levi Johnston-style story of outrage from the mainstream media and the left. Shocker.
Oh, and by the way, the LA Times thinks this is a sign of progress:
“I hope people will recognize that to be able to plan that in your life — I don’t think that marriage and childbirth are black and white. There are certain instances in which you have to do things in reverse order.”
Twenty years ago, it simply wouldn’t have been possible — pregnant, single and a member of Congress? Oh, the scandal! But Hester Prynne has morphed into Juno MacGuff, the culture wars have been fought to a truce of exhaustion, and “unwed mother” has been recast as “single mom.”
Why wear a scarlet letter, when you can proudly wear something far more embarrassing: the scarlet Member of Congress lapel pin.