Gov. Palin Is Going To Be a Grandma… and a Hypocrite

This is not a political blog, but the announcement that Governor Sarah Palin’s 17 year-old daughter is pregnant forces my inner bombast.

 

Here’s the statement from Palin and her husband:

We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us. Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. We’re proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support.


Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family. We ask the media to respect our daughter and Levi’s privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates.

 

You’re PROUD of Bristol’s DECISION yet you are so vehemently, violently anti-choice that you believe that even if a mother’s life is at risk abortion should be against the law.  Thank the sweet baby Jesus that Bristol lives in a country that still allows her to make a DECISION about which you can be proud.

 

You choose to expose your pregnant teenage daughter to the unrelenting glare of the national media spotlight at a time that surely is confusing and vulnerable for her.  Great way to display family values, Governor.

 

By the by, Governor, how effective do you think Abstinence Only Sex Education is now?

 

I am disgusted by the whole sordid mess.

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11 Responses to Gov. Palin Is Going To Be a Grandma… and a Hypocrite

  1. MIchelle says:

    i first saw a post on this on Twitter, and thought it was a joke when i read it… guess not.

    it’s going to be a wild 2 months until the November election!

  2. Shaun says:

    It’s her decision to make. She made it so let it be. Not everyone believes in what you believe in. This is why America is so amazing.

    Shaun, thank you for stopping through my site.

    It was my decision (choice) to write that post. I made it; you disagree with it. You could have made the decision (choice) to let it be; however, you made the decision (choice) to post a comment in disagreement that suggests I have the naiveté or hubris to think that the population of the world needs to be in lockstep with my thoughts. I made a decision (choice) to attempt to make my point a bit more clearly because I made the decision (choice) that you must have missed it. I further made the decision (choice) to do so in a mocking fashion because I made the decision (choice) that you can take a joke. That we have CHOICE in this country to make DECISIONS is among the things that make this country so amazing.

  3. “You choose to expose your pregnant teenage daughter to the unrelenting glare of the national media spotlight at a time that surely is confusing and vulnerable for her.”

    I believe her daughter was first exposed to the glare of publicity by bloggers who started the rumor that Palin’s infant son, Trig, was actually her daughter’s (incestuous?) offspring, based on said bloggers’ belief that Palin didn’t look pregnant in a picture that was supposedly taken when she was supposedly five months pregnant and speculation that the baby’s Down syndrome was actually retardation due to incest and/or being the son of a young mother. Palin isn’t the one who made her family’s private life a public affair. That train left the station long ago.

  4. LivitLuvit says:

    A woman who is anti-choice is the worst kind of anti-feminist.

    Despicable, indeed.

  5. I would have been more proud, had Bristol chosen an adoption plan.

  6. the ONLY good thing about the WHOLE HOT MESS…was Sen Obama’s reaction…which was …as always graceful…
    his only comment was and im paraphrasing…
    was that how a family handles such a personal situation.. should be private… and was not something he was going to comment on…
    class…
    all the way…
    xoxo

    Sen. Obama’s response was classy and one with which I largely agree. However, I think that when one’s political positions are contridicted by personal life logical and respectful questions must be answered.

  7. Lisa says:

    I almost got in a huge argument about this today, because I said that it’s too bad the daughter isn’t 14, making things all the more politically awkward for Palin. Yes, she said choice, when really she wants to make sure nobody who gets knocked up gets to choose in this country. It’s horrendous all around.

  8. Vittoria says:

    Maybe I love you a little bit.

  9. Angela says:

    i couldn’t even speak words on the subject of Palin… i just posted a link to the most disturbing information and let it speak for itself:
    http://toofrank.com/2008/09/04/palin-iraq-war-a-task-from-god/

  10. Caitlin says:

    A-farking-men, my friend.

  11. anOCgirl says:

    wow. you expressed yourself far more succinctly and effectively than i did over the same issue. great post. totally agree.

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