http://www.onenewsnow.com/Election2008/Default.aspx?id=235910 Palin praised for handling of daughter's pregnancy Associated Press - 9/2/2008 8:00:00 AM COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her husband are being praised for supporting their pregnant teenage daughter. Sarah and Todd Palin announced Monday that their 17-year-old unwed daughter is five months pregnant, but plans to have the child and marry the baby's father. The Palins said the young couple will have the entire family's love and support. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson says the Palins should be commended for living out their "pro-life and pro-family values" even in trying circumstances. He says being a Christian does not mean you or your children are perfect, but that there is "forgiveness and restoration when we confess our imperfections to the Lord." Dobson's words were echoed by Bishop Harry Jackson. He says the Palins' support for their daughter Bristol and her willingness to have the baby and marry the child's father show the kind of character that's "proven in adverse situations." Although he is a registered Democrat, Jackson is closer to the Republican Party in opposing abortion, and has co-authored the book Personal Faith, Public Policy with the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins. Bishop Jackson says Americans do not expect leaders' families to be perfect, but can learn candidates' true character from how they handle difficult circumstances.