Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bristol Palin – Where’s the Controversy?

In a recent discussion with my Democrat wife regarding the protestors at the DNC, and the general actions by liberal protestors, I was surprised to hear her response of “That is just the way liberals think and act – conservatives are generally more reserved”

This comment was in response to my disgust regarding the lack of respect for decency – noting that a number of protestors were taking photographs next to a McCain statue – posing with fingers shaped like guns aimed at McCain’s head; kicking him in the crotch; yelling “Die, Die, Die” and other expletives uncharacteristic of a civilized individual.

So it is no shock to me that the KOS would begin spreading rumors that Trig was not, in fact, the son of Sarah Palin, rather the grandson – sparking a rumor train on liberal blogs that turned into a rumor inferno – in hopes that they could find SOMETHING about Palin to attack.

To their shock, Palin lived up to her clean image and open government (and no-secret) ideology, and not only debunked the myth, but released the information that Bristol was 5 months pregnant – so as to put aside any future rumors over at the trash bin KOS.

Her statement, released with her husband Todd Palin read:
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.
So, the KOS, in an attempt to smear, was faced with a clean politician who cleared the record. She is an average mother of a middle class family, facing an issue that many families across America face every day – Teen Pregnancy.

This is not a “punishment” as Obama would have his children believe – rather, as Palin put it – a blessing for their entire family. And this is exactly what this is – a family issue. Even at nearly 30, I know that having a child requires involvement and the support structure of family and friends. This is a case where Bristol will have TONS of support, and will have to look forward to a series of life changes – and plan to go forward with a beautiful (no doubt, that is a beautiful family) child!

So where, I ask, is the controversy?

Are the left in arms because Bristol is not running to Planned Parenthood to fix this “mistake”? If so, perhaps they should stop calling themselves “pro-choice” and rightfully call themselves what they truly are – PRO-ABORTION. These clowns believe, as Obama does, that teens and adults in their early twenties are “children” who are being punished for their actions… instead of responsible individuals able and willing to take personal responsibility for the maturity of their actions. Choosing life, for these KOS-ers, is ludicrous. They are clearly on the side of infanticide.

I have also heard the left spouting “Hypocrite” in the direction of Palin. Would someone care to explain how Sarah Palin is a Hypocrite? A parent can only provide the correct examples, and lessons of morality, justice, and responsibility. They cannot keep their children under lock and key. Though Bristol had engaged in pre-marital sex, it is not a negative mark against Palin… in fact, the responsibility in her lapse of moral judgment, and her intention of keeping the child, reflects the values that align with the values of her mother and father. There is nothing hypocritical about Bristol’s actions – but perhaps the morally absent KOS-ers would be confused, since they never have to live up to any higher standard.

The calls for Sarah Palin to resign as VP nominee because of a pregnancy in her family are ridiculous – and show fear and ignorance on the side of the left.

There is no controversy in this story. It is a reality that many American families are faced with – and the Palin family is setting an example of morality and unity in the face of adversity… an example that these United States could use. The actions of Unity and Familial support should be echoed throughout the middle class – stay calm, be supportive, and welcome the blessing into your family.

Bless the Palin family, and their new addition.


  1. I would suggest that the issue here — the one which should be addressed — is that Mrs. Palin believes in a policy of Abstinence only education.

    Does she feel this is an effective method for preventing teen pregnancy?


  2. Whar you comin' frum, Katsoulis? You Greek Orthurdox 'r not?

    Snaggle-Tooth Jones, the Colorado Confederatarian, and Southron colleague of Presvytera Valerie Protopapas