Now that Bristol Palin is officially 18 (as of October 18), Republican V.P. candidate Sarah Palin says she's hoping Bristol and fiancé Levi Johnston – who are expecting a baby in December – will tie the knot before next summer.
"Hopefully before that," Sarah Palin told People.
"That's what we wanted her to wait for: to turn 18, and a decision on her own about how she's going to go forward, her and Levi, at this point."
Taking a break between campaign speeches in New Hampshire, Sarah and husband, Todd Palin, both 44, spoke about Bristol, Tina Fey and sex ed.
They also answered questions about politics, life with five kids – ages 6 months to 19 years – and what's next for the Alaska governor, win or lose:
Q: Do you two ever look at each other and just go, This is insane?
Sarah Palin: I haven't had time to yet.
Q: With the kids traveling, how do they keep up with school?
Sarah Palin: They've been going back and forth and bringing schoolwork with them. Yeah. It's workin'. With our help and Grandma's and Grandpa's help.
Q: Your crowds are adoring but the criticism is sometimes tough. Todd, Elizabeth in Nashville asks, Is it hard not to stick up for Sarah?
Todd Palin: When you get into this business, it's expected. I do [feel protective] but it's just entertainment.
Sarah Palin: They take their shots; that's some people's entertainment.