I have no view on Sarah Palin's teenage daughter's pregnancy, other than enormous indifference. Who gives a shit? Who cares if she gets married or not? Does it matter? Not really - surely the presidential race should be about policy rather than this sort of thing. Only if Palin were to attempt to make any capital out of it (which she hasn't yet) should it be subject to scrutiny - even then without a hysterically judgmental attitude.
However, the reason I'm posting on the subject is this:
Mrs Palin, a social conservative who is opposed to abortion, said in a statement her daughter Bristol would keep the child and marry its father.
What in the wide world of sports...? Bristol? Bristol...? Bristol? How on earth could my beloved adopted home town be used as the name for a child? First there was Britney Spears calling her kid Preston - those of us who've been to Deepdale can testify to the horrors lurking in that particular arse-end of England. And now a child called Bristol. Yeugh. I mean, I love Bristol, but I wouldn't name my child Avonmouth.
What next, children called Swindon? Bradford? Middlesbrough?