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Excerpt From Sarah Palin's New Book

Sarah Palin Thinks Bristol Is a Bold Role Model

Excerpts from Sarah Palin's new book — America By Hearthave hit the Internet. The ex-governor, who says she has presidential aspirations, talks about everything from American Idol to Levi Johnston's centerfold, to daughter Bristol Palin's pro-abstinence work. Sarah thinks Bristol is a valiant role model because she admits that single parenting is hard, unlike 1990s sitcom character Murphy Brown who glorified it (what was she, like 45?). Palin explains:

Bristol has boldly and publicly acknowledged in ads for the Candie's Foundation that abstinence is the only surefire way of preventing pregnancy. And for this, she has been accused of being a hypocrite. But to those critics I say this: Which is a more courageous course for a young single mother: to sit down and shut up and avoid the critics, or to speak out in a painfully honest way about how tough single parenting is? I'm biased, of course, but given the choice of role models between Bristol and Murphy Brown, I choose Bristol.

What does this bold activism look like? Well, most recently it took the form of a PSA with . . . The Situation of Jersey Shore fame. B-Palin and The Sitch talk Magnum condoms and how they both totally respect abstinence. Check it out above.

If Bristol is a teen mom who promotes abstinence, what direction will 16-year-old Willow take after her recent homophobic Facebook rant? Can we expect her to be a pro-gay-marriage advocate soon?

kohina kohina 6 years
Oh please. It's one thing to have a career. It's another thing to travel the country non-stop. Women with careers generally go home to their kids every night. That's not what Sarah Palin everynight. The fact that she has a child with down's syndrome and even brings him on stage isn't very good for him. It's pretty disgusting to use him as a prop. And if my kid got knocked up as a teenager while my other daughter called kids f***ts I would just be GLEAMING with pride.
mermei mermei 6 years
"As for the Palins...the actions of her daughter's speak volumes about her as a parent. It's not unexpected considering that she tours the country ALL the time. I wonder who's taking care of her child with down syndrome when she's fundraising at Tea Parties." Yes, how dare this woman have a career? She should be at home with her kids. Never mind the fact that her husband is. And while we're at it, how dare Sarah Palin be proud of her daughter in spite of the fact that she's made some mistakes. *rolls eyes*
kohina kohina 6 years
Also forgive my typos. I turned that comment out pretty quick.
kohina kohina 6 years
Annie is totally right. In fact as long as there are occasional male figures in a child's life (say an uncle or a family friend) children are completely fine (I'm a psych major and this is something in particular I've studied). Murphy Brown was a great character because unlike so many women on television before her she was a completely independent woman in all aspects. She didn't depend on anyone but herself and liked it that way. She's an amazing role model. As for the Palins...the actions of her daughter's speak volumes about her as a parent. It's not unexpected considering that she tours the country ALL the time. I wonder who's taking care of her child with down syndrome when she's fundraising at Tea Parties. She's a phony and I feel like the more people talk about her the more power we give her. It's like a little kid throwing a tantrum to get attention. If we ignored her maybe she'd shut her gob for good.
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 6 years
Anon: I don't think there's a problem with single, financially stable, loving women raising children on their own. Sure, it's ideal for children to grow up in a loving, two-parent home. But that isn't always an option, and not all two-parent households are happy, nurturing ones. I still contend that Murphy Brown wasn't a bad role model at all.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
Whoa. What does everyone have against the 90's sitcom? Sheesh!
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 6 years
Sarah Palin conveniently leaves out the fact that most teenage moms don't have the lucrative opportunities that Bristol does. And Murphy Brown, if she were real, would be a 40-something, financially secure, educated, and employed woman who can welcome a planned child into the world. I don't see the problem with that.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
GTCB, you just made my shitty day a little brighter :rotfl:
stephley stephley 6 years
Mama Grizzlie forgot to mention that Bristol's making a boatload of money off being an unwed mother.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
:rotfl: I just shot a piece if quiche through my nose!!!
GTCB GTCB 6 years
I think Sarah Palin is a bold role model for those with brain damage. Because after all, when you're quasi-lobotomized, what's a more courageous course? Sit down, shut up and avoid the critics? Or speak out in a painfully (for us) honest way to demonstrate how brain damaged you really are? I'm biased of course, but between Sarah Palin and Dan Quayle, I'm picking Sarah. You go girl. America, nay, the WORLD, needs you in that Oval Office.
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