Track Palin is a new dad, which makes Sarah Palin a grandmother twice over.
Track, 22, and wife Britta, 21, welcomed a daughter Sunday night, according to Nation Now. The high school sweethearts married quietly in May, with plans for a "long ski weekend" this winter with family and friends to celebrate the wedding. News that Britta was expecting a child leaked in June. The math is up to you.
"Kyla Grace is great," Elizabeth Hanson, the baby's maternal grandmother, told Radar Online on Monday about the new baby. "She's beautiful." Paternal baba Sarah Palin had no official e-comment as of Tuesday, though she had taken time to weigh in on the whole credit-downgrade thing.
A twist: The birth announcement came originally from Joe McGinniss, a writer whose rental of the house next door to Palin Central -- it would be his abode while working on a book about the former Alaska governor -- spurred the building of a 14-foot fence by the state's former first family. Probably just coincidental that McGinniss noticed the baby news.
Meanwhile, Mercede Johnston, younger sister of Bristol Palin's baby daddy, Levi Johnston, recently joined the family businesses: posing nude and trashing the Palins.
After Levi paved the way in Playgirl, demurely keeping his naughty bits to himself, Mercede has stripped for Playboy. The four-page photo spread, due Friday, is reportedly accompanied by an interview in which the 19-year-old calls Bristol a "sociopath" and alleges her brother and his future ex-fiancée planned to have a baby and were in fact "trying to conceive for months."
Bristol proved herself no slouch in the name-calling department with her my-life-so-far memoir, which hit stores in June. In it, she said she lost her virginity to Levi Johnston in a tent after too many wine coolers, and classified him as a "gnat" who cheated on her and lied to her and her family.
So, yeah, "All My Children" is ending its run in late September? Fear not -- we have an idea what might take up the slack.
— Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: The Palin family in 2008, counterclockwise from top left, included Track, Willow, Piper, Bristol, Todd and Sarah Palin. Credit: Alaska Governor's Office / European Pressphoto Agency.