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GOP Faces a Storm -- and the Stork

Hurricane Gustav made landfall on the Louisiana coast about 10:30 a.m. Monday. Hurricane Bristol made landfall in Minnesota at 11:43 a.m.

"Palin says daughter, 17, pregnant," announced the article by Steve Holland on the Reuters news wire. Sarah Palin, John McCain's running mate, disclosed this bombshell about her daughter Bristol "to knock down rumors by liberal bloggers that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child."

Upward of 10,000 reporters in and around the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, idled by McCain's decision to truncate the Republican convention because of Gustav, suddenly discovered that their plans for the day had been knocked up. Scores of them surrounded Steve Schmidt, McCain's senior adviser, as he walked through the media area outside the convention hall.

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-- Dana Milbank

By Dana Milbank  | September 2, 2008; 12:00 AM ET
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