The topic on everyone’s mind today: Bristol Palin.
The main talking points: (1) the liberals are really mean to have made Sarah Palin’s daughter get pregnant out of wedlock, just to make Sarah look bad; and (2) The pregnancy actually makes Sarah a more attractive candidate to Evangelicals. This is because the bun in the daughter’s unmarried oven demonstrates that Sarah really is against abortion, and also shows that Sarah and her family are just like them (sinners; parents of rebellious kids who just won’t do abstinence; trailer trash; etc.).
Here are a few examples. First, our friend Pastor Swank breaks the news that Bristol Palin did not abort her baby.
Sarah Palin is for abstinence prior to marriage as well as not murdering womb infants.
When her 17-year-old Bristol became pregnant, Bristol did not abort her child. Instead, she is expecting and praying for a healthy human being.
She is also going to marry the baby’s father, handsome hockey hunk Levi Johnston.
Bristol and Levi are like a lot of the couples who get married here: teenaged, no schooling beyond high school, no job skills, and a baby on the way (or already here). They get married due to parental and societal expectations. Their marriages usually last about 5 years, and often end in acrimony, financial strain, and with damaged children. So, although I wish Bristol and her handsome hockey hunk all the best, I think that nobody should see marriage as the panacea for teen pregnancy.
If Bristol had been reared in a theologically liberal household like B. Hussein Obama’s, it very well could be that she would have already aborted her child.
B. Hussein Obama and wife, Michelle, enthusiastically support abortion. In fact, when the Supreme Court outlawed partial-birth abortion, B. Hussein considered the decision horrific.
If Bristol has been reared in Hillary and Bill Clinton’s household, it very well could have been that she would have been encouraged most certainly to murder her womb human.
Or, it could be that if Bristol had been reared by the Obamas or the Clintons, she never would have gotten knocked up in the first place, because she would know about sex and about birth control. Heck, she might not have even been sexually active, because she might have had a better relationship with her parents, and might have heeded their advice not to have sex until she was older (or to wait until marriage, or whatever it is the Obamas and Clintons tell their daughters).
In any case, I like the Pastor’s new line of political accessories: Womb Humans! Trade them, collect them, get the whole set!
Next, Michelle Malkin’s latest column (The Four Stages of Conservative Female Abuse) is about how the nasty liberals are treating Sarah Palin just like they treat Michelle, because the libs just can’t stand smart, strong, capable, non-feminist women (you know, women like Michelle and Sarah). Michelle resorted to using comments from DU and the Huffington Post to try to show just how low the liberals will stoop to invalidate Sarah’s creds — so here’s a comment from one of Michelle’s Town Hall readers:
If I wanted a black president,I’d move to Africa. If I wanted a marxist/communist president, who’d tax me to death, I’d move to Cuba. If I wanted a Muslim for president, I’d move to Iran. If I wanted all of the above, I’d stay here and vote Obama/Biden.Thankfully. I now have a choice: McCain/Palin.
I think that the McCain/Palin campaign should make this message into a TV spot, since it would resonate with the kind of people to whom they are hoping to appeal.
Lastly, here are a couple of thoughts from Kathleen Parker’s “Palin the Impaled“:
Others have used what should be a private family matter to challenge Palin’s preference for abstinence-only sex education.
Like commenter heydave said, “Johnny McMav sez: it’s a purely personal choice to become pregnant out of wedlock, but a pressing public issue to abort the fetus.”
Were it not for the pain of a teenager who didn’t deserve to be exposed and exploited, the left’s hypocrisy in questioning Palin’s qualifications to be vice president against the backdrop of her family’s choices would be delicious. Instead, it leaves a bad taste.
You know, there was a way to have helped to protect Bristol from being exposed and exploited: all her mother had to do was to TURN DOWN THE VP-NOMINEE OFFER. If Palin wasn’t running for the second highest job in the land, who (outside of Alaskans) would be paying any attention when the AK governor’s teen daughter married her red-neck boyfriend and had a baby two months later?
Sure, Sarah is free to run on the McCain ticket even though she has a 17-year-old daughter who is 5 months pregnant and feeling kind of vulnerable, but it’s rather disingenuous for anyone to suggest that it’s the Democrats who are exploiting Bristol and exposing her to unwanted scrutiny.
Posted by s.z. on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 at 5:46 pm