Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who is rumored to be on Sen. John McCain’s short list for the Vice Presidency, gave birth to her fifth child at 6:30 this morning, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

The boy’s name is Trig Paxson Van Palin. He’s 6 pounds, 2 ounces.

A spokesperson said the governor and her son are healthy and resting comfortably today. The baby wasn’t due until May 18. “It was quite a surprise,” a spokesperson said.

The Palin family issued a statement that read: “Trig is beautiful and already adored by us. We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives.

“We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed.”

Asked what special challenges the family was referring to, the spokesperson said, “It’s a family matter, and that information should come from the governor herself.”

Now I wonder if Barack Obama will call the governor and express his condolences for her being punished by a baby.

But just look at the two sides of this question. Obama’s “punished with a baby” comments and Sarah Palin who knew she was having a special needs child and didn’t see it as a punishment but a blessing. When you think of how many of the children with special needs are aborted today, it’s shocking and saddening. But it’s the logical end to the secular Darwinist philosophy.

Anyway, congrats to the Alaska Governor and her family. God bless and I hope to see you on stage at the Republican National Convention.