Conservative America is standing behind Sarah Palin’s 17 year old daughter, Bristol, who is five month’s pregnant, claiming she’s the poster child for compassionate conservatism and pro-life idealism. According to Sarah Palin, Bristol will soon be marrying the father, 17 year old Levi Johnston, who will be going into his senior year at Wasilla High School.
The NY Post did a little digging into Mr. Johnston’s MySpace page, and found the following:
On his MySpace page, Johnston boasts, “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- – – and just f – – -in’ chillin’ I guess.”
“Ya f – – – with me I’ll kick [your] ass,” he added.
He also claims to be “in a relationship,” but states, “I don’t want kids.”
Am I the only one that feels overwhelmingly sad for the child that’s about to come into the world?
This is the real-life cost of abstinence-only education, which Sarah Palin supported wholeheartedly in Alaska.
Senator McCain himself supports the same policies:
“Sen. McCain believes the correct policy for educating young children on this subject is to promote abstinence as the only safe and responsible alternative. To do otherwise is to send a mixed signal to children that, on the one hand they should not be sexually active, but on the other here is the way to go about it. As any parent knows, ambiguity and equivocation leads to problems when it comes to teaching children right from wrong. Sen. McCain believes that there are many negative forces in today’s society that promote irresponsible and dangerous behavior to our children. The public education system should not join this chorus of moral equivocation and ambiguity.”
I’ll leave you with this quote from Thomas Schaller of the Salon War Room:
What’s galling is this: When the subject is a pregnancy to an unwed, minority teenage mother growing up in some (presumably Democratic) urban area, that pregnancy becomes fodder for lectures from conservatives about bad parenting, the perils of welfare spending and so on. But when the subject is a pregnancy to an unwed, white teenager from some small town in a Republican state, that pregnancy is…a celebration of the wonders of God’s magnificence–and choosing life!