9/1/08

Sarah Palin-True Religious Right Hypocrite

Gov Sarah Palin- by now we all have heard how she's anti-abortion, how she's a god loving, god fearing Christian. So you'd expect her to allow her daughter to remain "pure" until she was married, as well as her other children.

Per MSNBC:

"The 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said Monday in an announcement intended to knock down rumors by liberal bloggers that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child.

Bristol Palin, one of Alaska Gov. Palin's five children with her husband, Todd, is about five months pregnant and is going to keep the child and marry the father, the Palins said in a statement released by the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Bristol Palin made the decision on her own to keep the baby, McCain aides said. 'We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us,' the Palins' statement said. '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. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support,' the Palins said."

*** UPDATE *** Here's a statement the McCain camp released from Todd and Sarah Palin, which is identical to the quote in the Reuters story: "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."

Yep, she did a great job there. With her daughter pregnant and now going to marry. It's this hypocrisy that has been infecting the Religious Right and their political leaders for ages now.

Edit: She also doesn't know what history means; check this out from Kos:

Q: Are you offended by the phrase "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?

PALIN: Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance

That's all well and good, but again as pointed out on the great Orange site:

Fun facts: when John McCain's grandfather graduated from the Naval Academy in 1906, the Pledge of Allegiance, as first written, was only fourteen years old. It would not be made the official pledge of the United States until 1942, six years after John McCain himself was born.

When John McCain was born, the words "Under God" were not in the Pledge. They would not appear there until 1954, during McCain's senior year of high school.

Oh good.

7 comments:

PelaLusa said...

Yes, there's definitely some hypocrisy here but you need to get a mirror to see it.

Put yourself in Sarah Palin's shoes. You strongly advocate abstinence to your children. One of your daughters chooses to not listen to you and gets pregnant. What do you then? If you're true to your (Palin's) convictions then you would encourage her to have the baby. And that's what she's doing and getting married to the father as well.

As for the hypocrisy I mentioned earlier, I trust you're aware that Barack Obama was born to an 18 year-old mother who was not married to the father at the time.

Final question: You seem to have no hesitation to delve into the sex life of Sarah Palin's daughter. Should we thus assume that you're advocating open attacks into Barack & Michele's two adorable daughters? Sure sounds like. That's pretty sick.

Miamian Blues said...

Personally, I don't give a hoot about anyone's personal life,Pres. Bill Clinton, Gov. Palin, her daughter, or anybody elses. Though since this is coming from an abstinence only defender, that's my largest concern.

That and the fact that they try to stop others from doing whatever they want in their personal lives and pontificate, yet [like most Americans] have too many things on their plates and struggle to balance working and raising their kids. It's tough to be a good worker and a good parent. But if they should be preaching to anyone, it should be to their kids!!!

Also, if Obama's girls are pregnant, I'd be worried.

PelaLusa said...

You dwell into the personal life of Sarah Palin's daughter and then say that you don't give a hoot about anyone's personal life. That's rich.

Don't know if you've seen the news, but even Obama says that you & your ilk are slimeballs: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/obama-to-media.html

Good on him! If you actually worked for the campaign you'd now be out of a job.

Anonymous said...

Yes Obama was born out of wedlock to an 18 year old adult mom who raised him with love. Obama's mother didn't go up on a podium passing laws advocating "family values" with strong Christian rhetoric. Push for Christian creationism to be in Public Schools in class next to Scientific Theory. Nor did she push for Pro-Life without any exceptions. Nor is she running for VP while a special needs child and her other 4 children need her. All this is dandy if she wants an office in a small town of Alaska, but she is not fit for CEO or Commander in Chief of one of the most powerful nations in the world. And who are we kidding, that poor 17 year old is now having a shot gun wedding.
We can all agree that while Juno shouldn't be held to shame nor should her baby be for the failures of planned parenting. Howver, pleeeze don't tell me if this where to happen to a Democratic nominee that the Religious Right hypocrates would harp on it with brimstone and fire. And don't tell me that McCain knew all about this prior. This is another example of how McCain doesn't get it.

milton said...

pelausan: I dont recall Obamas mother advocating abstinence sex ed or NO legal abortions even in the case of RAPE. You are missing the point. This vice presedential candidate needs to live what she believes and advocates. Apparently she is a hypocrite.

Miamian Blues said...

I'm going to repeat myself. I don't care, but if she's going to be harping about Christian values, pushing creationism and pushing abstinence only programs, she shoulda started at home, no? Maybe if she'd taught her kids [and other school kids around Alaska] about protection, her daughter wouldn't be having a child right now. Abstinence only education doesn't work. We saw it in the 80's and now again, and we saw that teaching young adults to be safe, does in the 90's.

For me that's the problem I have.

I wish the child and the mother to be the best! I hope both have healthy and long, good lives. I just don't want the grandmother anywhere near the Vice Presidency where she can deny folks the right to learn on how to avoid pregnancies.

milton said...

AMEN to miamian blues.
And to you pelalusa Barack IS NOT advocating abstinence only sex ed and FORCING RAPE victims to endure pregnancy and birth. I suggest YOU look in the mirror and realize no one gets away with preaching one way and living another way. Clearly this vice presidential candidate has shown abstinence only sex ed is a FAILURE.