Who Would Have Thought Bristol’s the Smart Palin?

By Adele

When Bristol Palin talked to Greta Van Susteren on Fox, she showed who got the brains in the Palin family. It’s not saying much, but Bristol’s guts impressed me.

Although her speech is sprinkled with “like” and “you know,” Bristol inspired unfortunate comparisons to Mom’s fiasco with Katie Couric. Bristol formed coherent sentences and gave straightforward answers, hedging only on the gory details of what led to Tripp.

With common sense unexpected in a spawn of Palin, Bristol admitted getting pregnant was dumb and she should have waited 10 years.

On the other hand, she declared Mom’s abstinence-only ideas “not realistic at all” for most teenagers.

Bristol would like to help prevent teen pregnancies, so she must be pro-birth control. That would help a lot more girls than her mother’s head-in-the-sand approach.

Bristol only gave Sarah one day’s notice that she was talking to Fox, so Sarah had to think fast to get herself in front of the camera. Wielding Tripp himself, she commandeered a chunk of the interview to put her spin on teen pregnancy, lest anyone forget she might run for president in 2012.

Sarah now condones teenage girls having babies if they have lots of family support. (And, obviously, lots of family financial support, since their job prospects are nil without even a high school diploma.)

Once again, we see a Republican forced to confront her own idiotic beliefs morphing them to fit her particular pickle.

If Sarah really wants to see a Palin in the White House, she should hoard her PAC money until Bristol can run because the girl’s more honest, articulate, and firmly rooted in reality than Mom can ever hope to be.


6 Responses to Who Would Have Thought Bristol’s the Smart Palin?

  1. adele says:

    I wondered when you’d weigh in on this, Adele, and your points are well taken. You seem to be managing things well in Karen’s absence.

  2. catsworking says:

    As one Adele to another, thanks for the compliment. I was working on this when Karen left for Durham, so she told me to just go ahead with it.

    I heard this morning that Alaska is one of the states planning to refuse any of Obama’s stimulus money, which has got to be the first time Palin has refused a handout. It can only mean she’s already planning to run in 2012. And that may be her only option to stay viable politically because I read somewhere that her own legislators and the people are beginning to feel she’s short-changing their interests to satisfy her ambition. It should come as no surprise to them, since she didn’t seem to give a rat’s tail about her family’s needs when she leaped at the chance to run for VP.

  3. MorganLF says:

    She’s running in 2012. Republicans need stupid, inarticulate, smart-ass candidates.

  4. Marc Maron’s thoughtful analysis on Bristol Palin’s interview with Fox News.

  5. catsworking says:

    BreakRoomLive, thanks for that great link. I agree with Mark Maron. Cats never get the “birds & bees” talk, and look what happens. Unwanted kittens everywhere. Expecting abstinence-only from us just doesn’t work. So why would anyone think it would work with horny teenagers?

    Another thing to keep in mind is that leading up to her pregnancy, Bristol watched her mom sneaking around hiding a baby bump until shortly before the birth — of her FIFTH kid, and she was MARRIED. To say that Sarah has presented a mass of contradictions to her own daughters about sex is putting it mildly. It will be a wonder if they don’t all get unexpectedly knocked up sooner or later. Mom’s set the stage for that by making sure they stay ignorant.

    For the record, I think Trig IS Sarah’s baby, her reward for having him so late in life, endangering his life by not seeking immediate care after her water broke, and not pausing her career any longer than 3 days to nurture him. Greta showed a recent picture of Trig with his nephew Tripp and you can already see signs that Uncle Trig isn’t quite right.

  6. hayah.cc says:

    wow very nice
    really i like this blog

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