Bristol Palin: Parenting Expert and Queen of Irony
Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat. I don’t have a problem with people who have an opinion that’s different than mine. After all, it’s the people with differing opinions that create so much useful discussion on a lot of topics. I do have a problem though when that opinion comes from a position of obvious hypocrisy.
Enter Bristol Palin.
Now, I’ve tried to give her the benefit of the doubt in the past ever since she became an abstinence advocate following becoming a teen and unwed mother herself. But since then she seems to be channeling her mother’s ability to put her foot in her mouth a little too often. Instead of sliding into the background, she’s found a way to stay in the spotlight by feeling the need to comment on current events that she really ought to keep quiet on.
Case in point, the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke “slut” comment. After Limbaugh called Fluke “a slut” in response to her comments regarding birth control, she received a call of support from President Barack Obama. Palin, who received her own fair share of criticism for her teen pregnancy, felt that she was owed a personal phone call and apology from Obama as well.
Now she feels like chiming in on the gay marriage debate. The girl who got pregnant as a teenager and whose child’s father plays a minimal role in her son’s life, posed for Playgirl magazine, got another girl pregnant and decided to name the child after his favorite gun is educating us on the “proper” household to raise a child in? Please.
The irony in making such a statement is astounding. Trying cleaning up your own house before trying to tell others to clean up theirs. Her personal situation, according to her own beliefs, is OK but somehow the idea of two moms or two dads living together and raising a child is threatening the concept of marriage. Get a clue!
If this girl has learned anything from her mother it’s how to open your mouth and sound like a fool.