Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Quote of the Day

"No. I don't want to get into detail about that. But I think abstinence is, like -- like, the -- I don't know how to put it -- like, the main -- everyone should be abstinent or whatever, but it's not realistic at all."

Bristol Palin

I am glad Bristol Palin did the Fox News interview. She proved herself to be a very intelligent young woman. It was surprising to hear her say abstinence doesn't work. Bristol's mother, Sarah Palin supports abstinence-only sex education and has presidential ambitions. Bristol used her television time to tell other teens to wait before having a child.

Bristol has a good head on her shoulders. It is nice to see a real person and not a symbol for teen pregnancy. We need to understand issues affect the lives of Americans. The rhetoric of talk radio and cable news turns every issue into an us vs them event.

I didn't buy that momma Sarah didn't know about the interview until the day before. Momma Sarah's surprise appearance came off a bogus. Palin's spiel about how it is not government's role to help teen mothers bothered me. Palin vetoed funds for Passage House. The facility is used to house teen mothers. There is a difference between being conservative and throwing young mothers out on the street. Palin is a conservative, but lacks compassionate.

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