Juneau, Alaska - (Bonkers Mess): Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin has been speaking about the birth of her fifth daft-named child today.
Trig Paxson Van Palin emerged one month early from his mother's loins at 6am local time in Juneau Maternity Hospital.
"We always knew from early amniotic fluid tests that the baby would face some very special challenges," Palin simpered in front of TV reporters.
"However we both felt immensely privileged that God would trust us with such a child."
And while Ms Palin refused to elaborate on these 'special challenges' a hospital source hinted today that there was nothing physically or medically wrong with the new brat.
"Let's just say he was born with a very unusual birthmark on his forehead," an aide to obstetrician Dr V Smart said today.
"In ordinary sunlight it looks like a campaign sticker saying VOTE OBAMA."
Sen Ted Stevens is 88.