As far as my point of view, it wasn't about Bristol being pregnant - Like Oh, my Gosh!
It was about
a) claiming she made the decision on her own to keep the baby,
b) her mother doesn't want others to have that choice,
c) the hypocrocy of the Right accepting this for Bristol but would be all over it as a moral failing if it was a Dem,
d) Palin wanting to teach abstinance only in our schools, (how'd that work out?)
e) Palins stance against abortion, her daughter choosing to keep the baby and get married at 17, and presenting that as an honorable choice when THEY can obviously afford to do that. Not everyone can, and those that can't are then rdiculed by the Right for being on welfare when they DO have the baby. So, it comes across as only an acceptable mistake for a 17 YO girl when she's from the right kind of family.