Specifically citing the attacks on the Palins as hypocrites, Focus on the Family's James Dobson has come to their defense:
"The media are already trying to spin this as evidence Gov. Palin is a 'hypocrite,' but all it really means is that she and her family are human. They are in my prayers and those of millions of Americans."
I'd say McCain-Palin have succeeded in shoring up their base. Now the question is whether the way the Left handles the story of Bristol Palin's pregnancy will now generate sympathy for the ticket among voters in the middle.