The White Trashing of America

bristol-palin-sarah-palin If John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin is enough to make you want to cry, try laughing instead. Here. And here. And here and here. Levi Johnston’s blog, clearly a parody site, was taken down this afternoon.

Mrs. Palin, it was bad enough that you had to exploit your infant by using him as a stage prop, but you’ve gone just too far parading your unwed teenage daughter’s pregnancy. She was five months along, and you just didn’t notice it? Or were you just too worked up over the prospect of having a teenage son-in-law who describes himself like this:

“I’m a f***in’ redneck who likes to snowboard and ride dirt bikes. But I live to play hockey. I like to go camping and hang out with the boys, do some fishing, shoot some s**t and just f***in’ chillin’ I guess.”

I’m not even going to address your limited knowledge of the American political landscape or your vast experience in the P.T.A. I’m not going to mention that business about the oil industry, Troopergate or the bridge to nowhere. What does appall me is your heartless disdain for your very own family. Was all of your talk about putting “life first” just hot air? You’ve put moral issues on the table for political gain, but you forgot that old adage about morality starting at home. Go back home and take care of your own family first. Shame on you, Sarah, for putting your own political gains ahead of your very own family.

America’s excited, my ass. Count me as one Republican who is outraged and disgusted.


10 comments on “The White Trashing of America

  1. Cheryl says:

    What better proof of the futility of sex education that teaches abstinence-only? Has she changed her stand on this policy issue?


  2. Deb says:

    Jennifer, I’ve been waiting to hear your laser sharp, take no prisoners commentary with regard to the veep candidate and her family situation, and I couldn’t agree with you more. The hell her family is experiencing due to Palin’s insistence on taking center stage has only just begun.




  4. J T says:

    I agree. I don’t understand why no one in the mainstream media expresses distain at Palin for subjecting her poor daughter to this circus. A caring parent would have turned down the VP offer, rather than expose a daugher to this world wide attention. It is not that we are appalled that the girl is pregnant, that happens all the time. We are appalled that the mother would parade her around at this time.


  5. Arborlaw says:

    Do We Really Want a “First Dude”?
    “First Dude” Keeps It Low-Key


  6. Sara Benincasa says:

    A belated thank-you for the link. Jeez, you’ve got a lot of readers!!!


  7. Ernest Schaal says:

    I must disagree with you about this one, for two reasons.
    First, the assumption that parents shouldn’t seek political office if their offspring do something stupid like getting pregnant at age seventeen. As a parent of adult women who used to be teenagers, I realize my limitations in controlling their lives and my limitations of responsibility for them. Just because a kid screws up doesn’t mean that the parent has to wear ashes and refuse a chance for high office.
    Second, the “damage” done to the daughter by announcing the pregnancy is minimal because it is going to readily apparent in the next few months anyway. Do you really think the mass media would ignore a nine-month pregnant teenage daughter of a VP candidate?


  8. Ray says:

    Hey, but what about that speech, eh?


  9. El Grande says:

    Check this out. Comments from a fellow Naval Academy Graduate and Vietnam POW. Good stuff:

    Also, MySpace photos of Trigs grandma
    And Alaska’s newspaper attempt to cover up. Notice Palin’s youngest daughter ages dramatically during 2006


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