Sept. 4, 2008 — -- Teen pregnancy: If you can't prevent it, you might as well make it a punch line.
At least, that seems to be the country's current comic mantra.
Pundits from all over the pop culture world are sounding off on the pregnancy of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's unwed daughter, and just as Jamie Lynn Spears was raked over the coals when she was with child, Bristol Palin's become the butt of a lot of jokes. (Spears sent her a message of solidarity along with a gift of $60 burp cloths: "Dear Bristol, Hang in there! XXOO, Jamie Lynn Spears.")
Below, a roundup of comedians, celebrities and talking heads opining on the younger Palin's pregnancy:
"Sarah Palin talks about creationism. Well there's a lot of creationism going on in Bristol's tummy. She makes the Bush twins look like nuns. It was shocking when they were running around with beer in their hands. But she's made it trendy to be a pregnant teenager. I hope she has a really nice trailer park in Alaska."
"I might switch to the Republican Party just for the comedic material. I've got four shows coming up this weekend; I've got to send the Palins a muffin basket for everything they've given me."
"The only thing that would top this is if Bristol Palin were dating Samantha Ronson." -- ABCNews.com, 9/4/08.