The New York Times talked to GOP Governor Mark Sanford about Bristol Palin's pregnancy today:
Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina said that he had heard no discussion about removing Ms. Palin from the ticket. In fact, he said, he thought her daughter's pregnancy would not hurt her with voters.
"People are looking for real," he said in an interview. "Real means blemishes, real means warts, real means real. These family imperfections make people say, 'That family isn't so different from my family.'"
Early reaction among women at the Republican convention to the news about Bristol Palin's pregnancy was almost uniformly supportive.