THE 44-YEAR-OLD GRANDMA Palin (Photo: Getty Images) This is a fast-moving story which it's too nice outside to spend any time following up on today, so we'll talk more about it tomorrow, but you should know that the 17-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin, the GOP's nominee for vice president, is apparently 5 months pregnant with a refutation to the rumors that she actually had the baby her mother is claiming as her own four months ago. It's hard to tell what exactly is going on at this point, but at first glance it seems to indicate that the Republican party is so pro-life that they'll happily broadcast the pregnancy of a minor to the world if it somehow seems to quash rumors of that same minor's potential pregnancy of a few months ago. Also? John McCain apparently knew all about it, making the candidate more aware of the number of fetuses (feti?) in his running mate's daughter's womb than the number of houses in his family's portfolio.