Whether it is in a few days or a few weeks, the media herd will find a reason to use the idea of early “shotgun” marriage to attempt to marginalize the Palin family. However, we can see that Sarah and Todd are not about to let their daughter to marry for the wrong reasons.
By dragging Bristol’s boyfriend down to Minnesota, they are saying “So you are going to marry our daughter. We respect your willingness to take responsibility for your actions. Now let’s see if you really know what marriage is really all about.” They are going to make sure that he goes through the grinder, because if he makes it through, then they can be sure he truly wants to put their daughter and grandchild first.