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The Way It Is | Kim Benson, a receptionist at the downtown Courtyard Marriott



Sen. John McCain’s vice-presidential running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has a 17-year-old daughter who is pregnant and unmarried. Reports have been mainly favorable since she has decided to keep the baby. City Weekly asked Kim Benson, a receptionist at the downtown Courtyard Marriott, if she thought that family matters should have any bearing on political candidates:

You can’t always control what kids do. If they’re gonna do something they’re gonna do it. I guess it does say something about how you raise them, but at the same time, you can’t really have control over what they do anyway. Yeah, it doesn’t look good, but I still don’t think you can base your opinion of that person and who they are on what their kid did.