No big surprise that notorious celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has broken the news that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is on the cover of Us Weekly.

But you gotta admit, that was fast! Why, Sarah’s already a celebrity and look, she comes with built-in scandals, juicy family intrigue and dirty-dealing gossip.

We can’t wait to read about her Jamie Lynn Spears-like teenage daughter’s pregnancy, the investigation into the firing of her sister’s ex-hubbie and all those promised "embarrassing surprises" emblazoned on Us Weekly’s cover.

Over at HuffPo, Bonnie Fuller is already accusing Palin of using her teenage daughter’s pregnancy to political ends. And she even likens daughter Bristol’s dad to being a worse father than Billy Ray Cyrus! Wow.

Why? Because, she says, they knowingly put their pregnant daughter into the limelight for their own political power grab.

Fuller writes: "They took center stage with the full knowledge that their 17-year-old’s five-months-along pregnancy was about to become front page news around the world. Bristol Palin hasn’t been the star of a major kids TV show like Jamie Lynn or Miley Cyrus. She has not chosen a life of celebrity. But now, thanks to her mother’s decision to accept the Republican Vice Presidential candidacy, her private life — her sex life — is as exposed as if she had long been a cover regular on Star or US Weekly."

She adds that Bristol "has unwittingly and literally become the poster child for her mother’s anti-choice and abstinence-only education policies," Fuller writes.

What do you think? Is Sarah Palin exploiting her daughter?

To see Palin on the (regrettably faux) cover of Foreign Affairs Weekly, click here.  Now this is one magazine I would actually buy and read. "Putin: Best Beach Bod!" Love it!

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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead