Over the weekend before the convention, campaign aides made the uncomfortable decision to urge her to go public with her unmarried 17-year-old daughter's pregnancy in order to rebut salacious Internet rumors that the teen was actually the mother of Palin's own newborn child. An aide, speaking anonymously because the matter is sensitive, says that Palin and her husband grew angry about the allegations. "Do I have to show them my stretch marks?" she asked one campaign official.
Well, Andrew Sullivan basically wanted you to, Gov. Palin. So did a lot of the Obama-Left.
Interesting article in full, though. Newsweek: An Apostle of Alaska.