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Sep
08

Humanizing the Right

So, McCain’s Vice Presidential pick (what’s her name again?) has a teen daughter who’s pregnant.  I think the campaign leaked this to the press so that Republicans can be seen as caring, compassionate people who accept young people who make mistakes.  She’s 17, but she’s going to keep the baby and marry the father.  Vote for us.  We’ll raise your child in a nice, Christian church and teach her that she only has one option when it comes to pregnancy, but neglect to mention that because we only teach abstinance, she’ll be afraid to discuss birth control with her parents and this might happen to her, too. I feel bad for the girl.  Not bad enough not to be cynical about the reasons why her pregnancy is being discussed, but  that’s usually something people want to keep quiet, and her mother’s political choices made her youthful indiscretions fodder for the media frenzy.

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5 Responses to “Humanizing the Right”


  1. September 2, 2008 at 10:27 am

    I think you summed this issue up well.

  2. September 6, 2008 at 9:42 am

    The Daily Show had a great segment about Bristol’s decision… oh, what’s that other word… oh right… CHOICE

  3. 4 unitedwelay1
    September 7, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Laura,
    I saw it and LOVED it. That’s such a great segment. What was interesting was the emphasis on the fact that it was the FAMILY’s choice, not just the couple’s.

    Daniel,
    It does, indeed. I’m concerned about what it will be like when my son is 17. My students are extremely concerned about what happens if McCain s elected. They told me that if there’s any sign of election fraud, I shouldn’t come into school the next day. They’re concerned for my safety in the neighborhood. I don’t think riots will errupt, but I do think it will defeat the hopes and dreams of MANY young Americans.

  4. September 8, 2008 at 1:13 am

    And they’ll be divorced by the time they’re 30 and their kids will be dysfunctional.

    Teen marriages don’t work. And Palin has no business even mentioning family values because she’s got none.

    Maybe if Palin would have actually parented, her daughter wouldn’t have been knocked up in high school. The only reason I’m finger-pointing here is because the neo-cons think they got a monopoly on morality. I’m just poking fun at their hypocrisy.


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