BRISTOL PALIN – Hypocrite or Advocate: Speaks Out Against Teen Pregnancy on TV!!!
Who is Sarah Palin’s PR agent? This week, Bristol Palin is hitting the media circuit with her dad Todd in tow. They are speaking out against teen pregnancy. In the same breath, Sarah Palin is for abstinence and against birth control for teens. Hello??? Didn’t work out for your family.
Campaigning against teen pregnancy on the TODAY show Wednesday, Bristol Palin, 18-year-old daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, told Matt Lauer that a baby “is not just an accessory on your hip. This is hard work.” But she called her 4-month-old son Tripp “not a mistake at all. He’s a blessing.”
Bristol, her baby, and her father, Todd Palin, were visiting the TODAY show to promote the Eighth Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. The event is sponsored by the Candie’s Foundation, for which Bristol has signed on as a national spokeswoman in the battle to fight teen pregnancy in the United States.
“It’s kind of a fine line that we’re walking on,” Alaska’s “First Dude” said. He described her job with the foundation as “sharing Bristol’s experience with other teenagers — sharing the mistake she made a year ago,” and helping other girls to learn from it.
Near the end of the interview, Lauer asked Todd Palin whether his daughter is sending a mixed message by talking about the joys of being a mother while telling other teens not to do it.
Instead of taking the moral ground, I think politicians like Sarah Palin should be promoting education and awareness in school. Sex is part of that, teens are going to have it, and should use birth control if they are active. Bristol is lucky she comes from a wealthy family, they can help her take care of the child. Some teens are not so lucky. Hopefully it will work out for Bristol and her son.