Sarah Palin's big decision

United States
February 21, 2009 7:38am CST
This week Sarah Palin, and her daughter Bristol gave Greta Van Susteren an exclusive interview. In that interview Bristol told Greta that a cornerstone of conservative republicans morals (abstinence) is not realistic at all. I wonder if Sarah will support her daughter and her statement about abstinence (and possible lose support from the far right), or does she support her parties view and ignor reality, and the vast majority of Americans life experiences.
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@spalladino (17922)
• United States
21 Feb 09
Oh bummer, now you're going to get picked on for picking on Sarah! My opinion is that Palin is a politician first and foremost so she's not about to waver when it comes to her party's conservative views. She also won't say anything negative about her daughter in public so she'll do what politicians do...she'll sidestep the issue until it goes away.
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• United States
22 Feb 09
LOL, I agree she is a politician and will do what ever is in her best POLITICAL interest. I think she will do everything to sidestep this issue as well, I think it will be interesting to see how she handles all of the things that happened during the campaign. She will be the front runner in 2012.
• United States
22 Feb 09
Taskr, I think that Palin would agree with anything the RNC and the far right want her to agree with. I thought that Glenn Beck said it best when he was amazed that Sarah and Todd were so proud of their unmarried, school aged daughter had a child. He wondered how proud she is of other teenage girls who have children out of wedlock.
@spalladino (17922)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Taskr, let's not forget the she had her fisrt child only 8 months after her quicky marriage to Todd. Last time I checked it takes nine months to grow a baby. If, after her own unintended pregnancy followed by her daughter's, she still genuinely feels that abstinence is the only way to go then she's an idiot with no grasp of reality. I pity her other daughters because they are also doomed to *accidents* as well because, guess what...teenagers have s*x! If they don't have the information and the tools to protect themselves, they're going to end up pregnant. Don't you find it ODD that Bristol and her boyfriend have yet to tie the knot? I do. A child should be raised by his parents...not living at Grandma's house with Daddy just a visitor.
@irishidid (8716)
• United States
21 Feb 09
More than one abstinence supporting parent has had a daughter turn up pregnant. Sarah Palin isn't the first and won't be the last. Making an issue out of it just because it's her is simple nonsense. A parent's love for their child is unconditional. They may not agree with the child or what the child has done but they can still love and support that child. What don't you get about that?
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
22 Feb 09
"Irish, what I don't understand is how one group of people are pushing something that they don't even live by." Debater, I must assume you've never had children. Parents ALWAYS push things that they didn't live by. I did a lot of stupid and inappropriate things when I was younger. That doesn't mean I shouldn't teach my children to behave better than that. I'm not going to tell them it's ok to drink and party at 16. I'm not going to tell them it's ok to cut class. I'm not going to teach them to find out the teacher's grading scale and use it to be as lazy as possible while still attaining a passing grade. They have to KNOW what is the best thing to do regardless of whether I chose to do what was best when I was their age. "You can't expect your child to be perfect, but in this case if abstinence didn't work, then you do have to question how effective it is." It works for some, not for others. I've had a handful of friends who chose to abstain until marriage. Each and everyone of them is glad they did.
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Irish, I just wanted to say that while you and I sure have our differences when it comes to political issues, we're right together on this one! "A parent can support abstinence and still be realistic at the fact their child might not," could have been my words if I'd have said it that well. I'm sure my own parents were disappointed that I got pregnant at 17 but they loved and supported me, took my husband into the family without hesitation and ended up being the greatest grandparents in the world.I have my problems with Sarah Palin in general, that's not secret, but I have no doubt she's a great mom and has great relationships with her kids. Annie
• India
22 Feb 09
I don't care..........I love Sarah; she is very beautiful and sexy!!! !!!Happy MyLoting!!!
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• United States
22 Feb 09
Thanks for your response Supermen. To each is own. Good luck
@anniepa (27280)
• United States
22 Feb 09
I understand Sarah is going to make a special appearance as well on the show tomorrow night when Bristol's interview is televised. I'm interested in what she may have to say. I somehow can't imagine Sarah admitting she was wrong in her view about abstinence only education for teens but I don't know how she can spin it so she doesn't have to directly contradict her daughter. Did you also hear that Bristol said it was her decision to keep the baby, that everyone said it was because of her mother but her mother had nothing to do with it? Annie
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
21 Feb 09
Lol, I think she can support her daughter without sharing her views on this topic. Parents and children are allowed to disagree and still love each other, you know;) Of course abstinence is the only sure way to prevent pregnancy as other methods to have a failure rate. Yet, teaching abstinence never fully worked because teenagers are simply too tempted and give in too easily to their hormones. Yet, if raised strictly in such an environment (especially if religious) it can be a great deterrent. However, abstinence teaching can only have a great impact, if all parents would teach it and frown upon everything else. I don't think we want to go back there though. We had that and girls were sent to relatives or special convents to have the babies and give them up for adoption. I'm sure both, Palin and her daughter, realize this. I'm sure that Bristol thinks that teaching abstinence is important, but it's also important to give kids access to tools to prevent unwanted pregnancy and to teach them how to use them. Because she lives or at least has lived in that teenage environment where temptation is pretty much around every corner, especially nowadays. It's unrealistic to believe that nothing is going on. If Sarah Palin wants to close her eyes to that, I think that's her prerogative. That doesn't mean that she doesn't support her daughter just because they differ in opinion on this one.
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