Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bristol Palin for SCOTUS?

In perhaps the most lucid display from any Alaskan to date (which isn't saying much), Bristol Palin's recent interview has shown that she either disagrees with the Republican party platform or has not read it.

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren received answers that would not have flown at any GOP meeting and emphasizes how out-of touch Bristol's mother is on issues of civil liberties and common sense.

Bristol stated uncategorically that while abstinence among teens is a desired goal, it is simply "not realistic" implying that the official policy of Anchorage schools and that of the GOP platform to eschew sex education is flawed.

She also uttered that archaic word among Republicans: "choice", as in "keeping the baby was my choice, not my mother's."    Now, if Bristol had said something to the effect of "you know, there really is no other choice for a pregnant woman but to have the baby" I would understand, but she didn't say that.  Bristol clearly said that it was her "choice" and she did so in decrying the media's "evil" reports that her mother was "making her" keep the baby.  So, apparently her mother Sarah should have jurisdiction over everyone else's body but not her own daughter's.

I wonder if this interview will be resurrected during Sarah Palin's 2012 Presidential campaign?

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