by Pete Kotz
on Fri, May 8, 2009 at 5:33 AM
Say what you want about Sarah Palin's politics, but she seems to have a nice enough family. Just like in any other, the parents might believe one thing, but the children may do something entirely different. So it goes with daughter Bristol's teen mother affair.
But what does appear a bit unseemly is Bristol's new prominence as a spokeswoman for abstinence. Suddenly, her and pop are all over the television, preaching abstinence in Lifetime movie fashion (see video above).
It's hard to bust on a 19-year-old girl for the native hypocrisy in the whole deal. Contradictions are the essence of being a teenager, and she comes off as fairly collected and well-spoken. What is a little weird is seeing mom and dad trot their daughter out like this. You're left to believe they're using Bristol as prop for mom's career, or summoning her for damage control because she didn't marry the kid who impregnated her, and they need to appease Sarah's core supporters, the finger waving right.
Does anyone else find this unbecoming? Or am I just suffering from a sphincter attack?