Skip to comments.The View - Bristol Palin (7-07-11)
Posted on 07/08/2011 12:56:22 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
WHY THIS MATTERS POLITICALLY. There are two games Governor Palin is fighting: one is the battle to take control of her political narrative, the other is taking control of her PERSONAL narrative--and this includes everything surrounding her FAMILY.
Having Bristol go on The View is BRILLIANT, and does more for raising Governor Palin's political profile and stature than one may think!
With Bristol giving the whole scoop about the details surrounding her pregnancy, she takes the narrative of the "dirty details" and "dirty secrets" away from the mouths of Levi Johnston and rumor-makers in the press, who would try to use those things to detract from Gov. Palin.
I also like the comments Bristol made contrasting herself and her mother from the high-maintenance, first-class riding McCain women. Total, direct response to those pathetic 2008 rumors about Palin being materialistic and purposefully wanting hundred-thousand dollar wardrobes, about her family being "hillbillies who want the high life" etc...the McCain camp did nothing to defend the Palins against those nasty rumors. Totally deplorable considering how the Palins are the exact opposite of high-maintenance, entitled brats.
~ Bristol Palin
Bristol criticizing Baby McCain is one thing, but I’m no fan of negative comments from a 20 year old against Mrs. McCain, a woman old enough to be her mother.
She never outright criticized Mrs. McCain as a person — she just described the reality of the situation: that the Palins do not come from first-class riding, stylist-hiring lifestyle, the way the McCains do. Simple as that, and it’s an important truth to get across as America gets to know its future first family.
I was thinking about what Bristol wrote in the book, particularly the godmother incident. That didn’t seem to be a very nice response by Bristol to what could have been interpreted as a kind gesture from an older lady.
Why the View?? those Leftist Animals especially Whoopee,are nothing!
You mean, old enough to be her grandmother, right.
Would you like to hear some rude things a 54 year old has to say about the McCains? (least the fat bald one)
It is very creepy to ask someone you barely know if you can be godmother to their child!!! It is a personal decision that the parents choose. The only reason Cindy McCain wanted to be godmother was to show how “wonderful” she is.
The fact that Cindy is so old is weird too. Usually you pick someone that could possibly raise your child if something happens to you (at least that is how I decided for my own child).
That’s the most I’ve ever heard *God* mentioned on that show.
Of course keeping your dirty laundry out of the public eye might be a bit classier but it doesn't sell any books.
btw...it looks like fewer than 1500 total sales for Trademark Jr's literary debut.
She’s just trying to sell her book. It has nothing to do with political strategy.
Brilliant? Hardly. Just trying to sell a stupid book.
Age does not bequeath respect. If it did, we’d all be kneeling to Walter Cronkite an Helen Thomas.
Oh, BTW, I have a great deal of respect for Cindy McCain.
If the Sarah Palin will be running for prez, Bristol needs to be reined in, and stop flapping her gums and going on these ridiculous television shows. I want a serious president, not some pop culture clown with a poorly behaved family. I call this welfare recipient TV.
Based on her choice of husband, something must be wrong there.
But I don’t think ANY conservative should appear on that panel. A better representation of left-wing bias and vitriol would be hard to find.
If you wanted to get a MOA wristband you had to buy a copy of Trademark Jr's book.
Then, if you still wanted a Sarah Palin() autograph you had to have or buy a copy of one of her books too.
Those were the rules.
Now, can we talk about YOUR flapping gums?
Whoopi looks thrilled to pieces...
Don't you think the Palins would have preferred thir dirty laundry not be aired in public? Remember when "journalists" flew over Chicago to Wasilla?
I think it's a bit of a stretch to blame the Palins and I think it's smart of them to get ahead of "the enemy."
Sarah can be proud of all her kids, and Bristol is just great...she’s real and honest and just wonderful
The Palin () brand spin machine in action:
I agree....and the video is very honest and good.
Any logical reason for your rudeness? I was stating my opinion on what is appropriate behavior for a potential future president of the US. Going on TV shows like this to talk about this kind of topic is low class. Notice I didn’t call you any names, nor did I call Bristol or Sarah any names. You are acting like a Democrat- getting all emotionally worked up instead of having an adult conversation- just like the libs on welfare TV.
How's that stack up against your book sales?
Get it all out now, and it's OLD NEWS during the campaign. Any reporter who keeps whipping this dead horse will not be successful.
Or at least that's my hope - that Sarah will run, Levi will fade out completely, and the Media will behave itself.
I don't like the way they have been treated by the MSM...which started long before they aired laundry or wrote books.
If you don't have a problem with it, I think that's pathetic.
Neither was a best seller by any stretch but both did considerably better than 1500.
Of course, I didn't have the all-time greatest, almost God-like conservative/woman/politician/thinker/debater/orator/FP expert/genius/strategist/mother/wife/governor/mayor/....or Sean Hannity or the VIEW chicks, etc, hawking them for me.
Preferred it to what? Certainly not to making money from it.
Watched the clip and I must say I’m impressed (and more than a little surprised),
with the courtesy and respect shown Bristol by the women of the View.
Jealousy is unbecoming.
I’m shocked by how nice and civil the View gals were to Bristol. And yes, Bristol did a good job.
More was known about Levi Johnson's druggie mother than was, or is, known about Barack Obama...or have you forgottten?
Obviously you don't have a problem with media bias...and I do!
btw...how are your books doing?
No, the point is that they, as you put it, "made $$$ from it" at all. No class there my FRiend.
What do you know about them that you didn't already know? Apparently you have read the books to determine "no class there." I haven't.
I think they have as much right to make a buck as everybody else.
The part about Levi stealing Bristol's virginity is new.
Just think how much better your books would have done if you had the free publicity Bristol has had and if Sarah had agreed do to a book signing at the MOA of America with you.
Maybe you can claim to be a long-lost cousin of the Palin family...
Bristol isn't running for any type of political office -- I'm assuming you were trying to say "the family of any potential future president." Regardless, many a past president and presidential hopeful has had to deal with family members making poor choices. I don't think Bristol did anything wrong in this case, but we disagree
I did not call you any names, I used your words; "flapping gums," because I felt it fit your post more than the clip. You actually did call Sarah a name - you said: I want a serious president, not some pop culture clown. Last time I checked, calling someone a clown wasn't really a compliment unless employed by the circus.
And your comment about me acting like a Democrat? Please, spare me the self-righteous nonsense. I ask again, did you actually watch the clip? If you would have, you would see that Bristol handled herself very well. I am not emotionally worked up at all, as there was nothing to get worked up about. It appears that you skipped the video, knee-jerked in your response to her being on "The View" and posted your comment.
Let me know when you want to have that "adult conversation."
Old as the sun...where I live. :)
Of course they do...and that is what drives them (witness the fact that to get on line to meet Sarah() one had to first buy Bristol's() oeuvre de litterature).
But I, (and probably you) was raised with a certain standard and that standard would not allow for me to profit from my own bad behaviour.
If this were an obama kid five or six years from now or a Kennedy or a Romney then this place would be singing a different tune, and rightly so.
It wouldn’t matter if she sat in front of the camera and read the constitution- once again- I was commenting on going on trash TV. No I did not call Palin a clown, but the frivolous behavior of her family is starting to reflect back on her. Mom following around a dance show is also not serious behavior. Now, if what she aspires to do (and she does this very well) is be an advocate and spokesperson for conservatism, then all that stuff is not relevant.
You don’t even try to mask your rudeness. You have not yet displayed an ability to communicate without that particular trait. Not sure I understand why you thought it necessary to have such a nasty tone. It really is a shame.
Bristol was on The View! Except for the blond she reaks with more class than any of those sluts...including Ba Ba Wa Wa, who was mistress to a married senator in her better days.
Tell you what...post your real name and address and I will send them to you.
And I think it's great that Sarah is there to stand by her daughter.
"I'm right with God, and I'm right with my family."--Bristol Palin.
Put up or shut up, troll.
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