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Bristol Palin: Too much 'Glee' in Obama decision

10:30 pm - 05/10/2012
President Barack Obama's endorsement Wednesday of same-sex marriage didn't please Bristol Palin. The daughter of former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to her blog Thursday to slam the president for taking political cues from his two daughters, who she suggested were watching too much television.

In an ABC News interview, Obama explained how his family helped influence his "evolution" on the issue of marriage, saying his daughters Malia and Sasha have "friends whose parents are same-sex couples."

"It wouldn't dawn on them that somehow their friends' parents would be treated differently," Obama said. "And frankly that's the kind of thing that prompts a change of perspective - not wanting to somehow explain to your child why somebody should be treated differently when it comes to the eyes of the law."

Palin, in her blog post, expressed a different view.

"While it's great to listen to your kids' ideas, there's also a time when dads simply need to be dads," wrote Palin.

She continued, "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. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids' worldview."

Palin bemoaned the fact that Republican women running for office are sometimes quizzed on the role their families will play in their governing, but that Obama isn't pressed on acknowledging the impact his children make in his decision-making.

"So let me get this straight – it's a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, but it's a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?" Palin wondered.

The decision to back same-sex marriage was a missed opportunity for Obama, Palin wrote.

"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," Palin wrote, referencing the popular television show about high schoolers.


"Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids' worldview." Oh yeah? How's Levi doing with that whole child-rearing thing these days?
liret 11th-May-2012 02:10 am (UTC)
No, but see, those are all still between a man and a woman. If there's multiple wives/servants/concubines, the relationship between the man and each of the women are separate and don't affect each other.

(Wasn't someone in the news trying to use that justification lately?)
britneyspears 11th-May-2012 02:15 am (UTC)
oh gosh, someone was really arguing that?

the mental gymnastics these people put themselves through....
paulnolan 11th-May-2012 03:01 am (UTC)
Yup, that awful Gasper woman from UKIP.
beoweasel 11th-May-2012 03:24 am (UTC)
She really is an awful person, isn't she?
cashay 11th-May-2012 11:26 am (UTC)
oh you're right, now all that makes sense! *nod nod*
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