Would it be cynical to wonder about the timing of this announcement being just before the fall ratings sweep? Also, after Octomom and “Jon and Kate plus Eight” stealing the limelight all year, maybe the Duggars were worried that their herd of 18 would become old news — old, worn-out, irreparably-stretched-beyond-recognition news — which could be bad news for their reality TV show. And now that they’ve got these umpteen kids to look after, they must be freaking out at the prospect of having to do it the way the rest of us do… although I suppose ol’ JimBob could start selling his extremely potent Formula 40. He could market it as “the Rocket Fuel of Sperm”.
Somewhat Related UPDATE: The National Post ran an article about this, which I would have linked to if it had been coherent. And remember, these are the guys who like to arf about people who can’t speak English. Hmm?
(h/t Great Aunty Bertha in the comments)