March 14, 2009

Bristol Palin

I saw something this week that the engagement between Bristol Palin and Levi Johnson was off which is probably a good thing. Marrying the wrong person after one mistake only compounds the problem. Bristol Palin has a tough road in front of her as a single teenage parent but not an impossible one. The reason the female part of the MSM turned on The 'Cuda can be summarized in one word: abortion. Sarah's support for her pregnant daughter while The 'Cuda carried Trig to term despite Down Syndrome are the most powerful messages a mother can send and not the ones that liberated women of a certain elite educational stripe like to hear, dontcha' know. Politicians can talk the talk when it comes to these issues but mothers walk the walk. One can only speculate how many of members of the MSM, especially the women, wonder if they would have had the strength or the courage to make the choices the Palins made.

Yips! from Robbo: I've seen a goodish bit of chortling on the left side of the 'sphere about this whole business, as you might imagine. It strikes me that there are a couple important points:

1. Tripp Palin is alive and well. Had Bristol gone the abortion route, he'd be dead. Dead and gone. In the end, that's probably what matters the most.

2. A lot of the chortling has focused on what the libs see as multiple levels of conservative hypocracy surrounding this whole affair.

"Bristol pregnant? We thought conservatives were so AGAINST teen sex! Looks like that abstinance thing doesn't work out for ya so well, does it? Betcher thinking twice about access to birth control now, huh?"

"Bristol and Levi breaking up? Tripp's gonna grow up a bastard? We thought you conservatives were soooooo against the whole single motherhood thing. Guess it's different when it's your own mess, huh? Serves you right for being so judgmental, doesn't it?"

In response, I would just point out again that yes, social conservatives believe that sex outside of marriage is wrong, that it is better for a child to be raised in a two-parent home than a single-parent home, that birth control is bad and that abortion is even worse.

But you know what? Social cons - or at least the ones who are looking at things the right way - also remember that Mankind is inherently flawed, that people make mistakes and that in the end we must do the best under the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Put it another way, while we hate the sin, we must never forget that we are also commanded to love the sinner. Something tells me that the Palins "get" that.

Super Sekrit message to Robbo--had to make a slight edit to make the distinction between Sarah's youngest and Bristol's kid, thanks to an eagle-eyed faithful reader!

Posted by LMC at March 14, 2009 08:35 AM | TrackBack

Did you guys make a typo, or are you guys one of the Kos Kids' conspiracy theorists? Trig is Sarah Palin's son. Bristol's baby is named Tripp.

Posted by: adagioforstrings at March 14, 2009 05:51 PM

Thanks for the catch. Heck, I can't even keep my own kids' names straight half the time!

Posted by: Robbo the LB at March 15, 2009 10:03 AM