WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says the pregnancy of Alaska Governor Sarah Paley's daughter should not be a political issue.
White House press secretary Dana Perino says she thinks President Bush "believes this is a private family matter." Perino says "the family obviously loves their daughter very much," and that once the baby is born, it will have "the full love and support of a very loving family."
Palin, John McCain's little-known running mate, provided an unwelcome convention distraction with the announcement that her unmarried 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.
Palin's family has said the daughter will keep the baby and marry the child's father.
The baby is due in late December.
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