DELAWARE (AP) Responding to widespread allegations initially assumed to be attack politics, Christine O'Donnell's campaign manager yesterday released a statement confirming that the senatorial candidate was "with child" and that it was a 21st century miracle, but that the pregnancy would not impact her ability to continue a focused campaign, saying, "Christine is in excellent health, and is still every bit as energetic, crazy, and determined to win as ever."
The Tea Parties, O'Donnell's most vocal supporters, were surveyed by phone in regard to their reaction to her condition and statement. Some expressed skepticism, but not to the degree that they would change their mind about voting for her. The majority see the unexpected pregnancy as a clear sign from God that she should win the upcoming election for Delaware's senate seat.
A spokesman for the Vatican indicated that it would be investigating the validity of her claim, adding, "Hey, it happened once. Why not again?"
At the time of this writing, God was not available for comment.
In related political news, Sarah Palin indicated increased support for O'Donnell, and announced that she planned to switch her religion to Roman Catholicism.