Sarah Palin is a bitch

I had this long blog post in mind about how I really feel about Sarah Palin. About how a hot hockey-mom can flirt her way into the White House long before far more capable and intelligent women have the chance to get there. About how her voice always hovers just at the breaking point whenever she speaks, as if she’s a breathless cheerleader. About the wink in the vice-presidential debate. About her die-hard conviction that her teenage daughter not only had to have the child regardless of how she actually might have felt about felt about becoming a mother at the age of 17, but she is now forcing the poor girl to marry her boyfriend.

I’ll spare you my feelings on Palin’s qualifications to be a mother, given her daughter’s situation. I will only say that if a teenager does not know enough about birth control and/or does not have easy enough access to it to avoid an unwanted pregnancy, then her parents have failed her. I will leave it at that.

And then, just as I was about to start writing up my long eloquent rant, someone else has already written it.

Helen Philpot, ladies and gentlemen. An 82-year old lady living in Texas, blogging with her best friend who lives in Maine, and Helen is putting words to all the things I’ve wanted to say about Palin and the people just like her. And here I am using “lady” in the more old-fashioned, European sense of the word. I believe you Americans call people like these “a class act”. ;-)

(Thanks to The Dish for linking to Helen Philpot’s blog)

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8 responses to “Sarah Palin is a bitch

  1. Karin

    Helen is wonderful! Thanks for the tip!

  2. lol, sheesh Kickie, unfit mother? That’s a bit harsh. There are people all over the world that have differing opinions on abortion, I’d say it could be close to 50/50, does that mean 50% of the worlds women are unfit to be parents?

  3. I’m not talking about abortion. I’m talking about preparing her daughter for the real world. The best way to prevent an abortion is to avoid becoming pregnant unless you want to keep the child. So yes, Sarah Palin should have provided her daughter with some form of birthcontrol. That has nothing to do with whether an abortion is right or wrong. It’s about making sure her daughter doesn’t end up in a situation where she has to decide on it.

  4. Karin

    Agreeing with Mimsy, if you don’t want or can’t have a child you shouldn’t get pregnant. A girl of 17 should know this. And if she doesn’t (and apparently neither does her boyfriend – don’t they learn this stuff in school?) it’s the parents fault.

  5. Actually, no, they don’t learn this in school. Part of Sarah Palin’s record as governor is that she wanted abstinence-only sex-ed in schools. In other words, they focus entirely on the fact that until you’re married you should not have sex, and that’s it. No mention of contraceptives whatsoever, other than abstinence as the only way of avoiding STDs and birthcontrol.

    The people believing in this approach also firmly believe that talking bout contraceptives with teenagers is the same as telling them to go out and have as much sex as they can get away with, while if you talk only about abstinence, 17-year old boys will resist the urge.

    Pardon my sarcasm. I have a hard time with naivete like this. Teenagers have sex. It’s a well known and proven fact. Unfortunately teenagers who have not had proper sex-ed in school will all have unprotected sex, which in turn leads to the largest number of teenage pregnancies in the industrialized world.

    Now, if this 17-year old truly wants to have a baby and marry the father, that is fine and her decision. Except until she is 18, it’s not. And that’s actually my biggest beef with this situation–she should have been taught enough to avoid getting pregnant at least until she was old enough that no one else can make the decision for her, because no one else has a right to. Not even her parents.

  6. Donald Duck

    Helen is one sick, nasty, mean old lady. Sarah Palin is the epitome of what a liberated. self-made lady should be. Her only fault is that she is a conservative. If she were to put a D after her name, she would be the greatest thing since sliced bread.
    I wonder what sweet old Helen thinks about Pelosi, Cindy Sheehan, Boxer, McKinney and Hillary. Don’t tell me- they are all the greatest!!

  7. Karin

    Well of course all teenagers listen to their parents and do as they say all the time…

    I can clearly remember that they handed out condoms in my school. Can’t remember any of my friends getting pregnant though (or having much sex for that matter).

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