Meghan McCain feels for Bristol Palin.
Not only is she expecting her first child at a very early age in the public spotlight, but "it's a rough go being the son or daughter of a politician," John McCain's daughter, 24, writes on her official site, the McCain Blogette.
Having been on "political stages and in campaigns since before I could walk or talk," Meghan McCain continues, "it is often difficult to establish your identity and independence as the son or daughter of a politician."
The younger McCain recalls how when she was 14, a reporter asked her father "about me having a hypothetical abortion, had I been pregnant at 14."
Bristol Palin, 17, is pregnant with boyfriend Levi Johnston's child. Mom Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska, is McCain's running mate.
After a week of controversy, Sarah Palin addresses the Republican National Convention tonight. No matter what happens to the McCain-Palin ticket in this presidential election, Meghan McCain has Bristol Palin's back.
"I have not known Bristol Palin long, but there is a kinship I feel to her as I do other political daughters such as Chelsea Clinton, Jenna and Barbara Bush and Mary Cheney. You can't fully understand it unless you have lived it. So I wanted to let it be known that I support Bristol and the entire Palin family."