Bristol Palin: “Kids Do Better Growing Up in a Mother/Father Home”
In a blog post made earlier today, Bristol Palin criticized the President for his announcement that he supports full rights for same-sex couples. In the short piece, Bristol say that, “we know in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”.
Interestingly, she does not go on to cite any studies or give any evidence whatsoever to support her claims. It’s almost as if she doesn’t actually know what she’s talking about.
The joke here (other than the fact that Bristol is still somehow relevant), of course, is that Bristol is 21 years old and had a child out of wedlock in her teens. The father, Levi Johnston, is no longer in the picture. I could stop the article right here, but instead, I decided it would be more fun to throw a few more quotes out there and let Palin speak for herself.
Palin writes, “While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.”
“Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking. In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee.”
Unfortunately, because Bristol made these statements in a blog post rather than an interview, we have no way of knowing whether she said them with a straight face.