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Bristol Palin: Wendy Davis' Story is 'Downright Pathethic'
Townhall.com ^ | 1/24/14 | Cortney O'Brien

Posted on 01/24/2014 9:57:27 AM PST by Impala64ssa

Bristol Palin ✔ @BristolsBlog Follow Dear #WendyDavis, You Can Have a Job AND Kids http://shar.es/UAmoJ @TwitchyTeam

Writing on her Patheos.com blog, Palin called out the Texas State Senator for greatly exaggerating her ‘success story’ and criticized liberals who are still supporting her:

I know you would rather think about Wendy Davis, so let’s get back to her. She’s more your type of woman. She left her kid, husband, made it into a false “made-for-tv-movie-type-tale” and then demanded that Texans have the right to kill babies. That’s the woman you libs can really get behind!

Let me be clear. I think it’d be so nice to have a husband take care of me, and my son, so I could attend school. (Any school — let alone, Harvard!)

But the way Wendy Davis did it – by getting married and leaving him as soon as the ink dried on his last check – is downright pathetic.

Palin, who was a teen mom herself, is right to expose Davis’ lies. In another “you go, girl!” moment, she mentioned her mom’s admirable story as an example that having and raising children while working is attainable:

Is everyone paying attention? This woman is the hero of the Left? A woman whose ambition and ego were so big she couldn’t have both a career and kids at the same time.

Gosh, children are sooo inconvenient, huh? I’m glad my mother didn’t put motherhood on the shelf when she was elected to City Council, then became our mayor, then Governor.


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Sarah and Todd Palin raised a wonderful daughter.

1 posted on 01/24/2014 9:57:27 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

hear, hear, Bristol!!!


2 posted on 01/24/2014 9:59:04 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: onyx; KC_Lion

For your contemplation........


3 posted on 01/24/2014 10:00:12 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Bristol you are a chip off the block. Well said and God bless the Palin’s


4 posted on 01/24/2014 10:01:28 AM PST by spincaster (Spincaster)
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To: Impala64ssa

Liberal heads exploding everywhere and someone on MSLSD is dying to say something really horrible about her...hahaha.


5 posted on 01/24/2014 10:01:42 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Impala64ssa

You tell Em Big Sis. One day when you’re running for office you won’t have to make up a story but claim the one the MSM has tried to smear you with and use it to YOUR advantage !


6 posted on 01/24/2014 10:03:45 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Lakeshark

Thanks very much. I saw it right away and just finished reading, and linking to all the links.

Bristol is fantastic in her own right!


7 posted on 01/24/2014 10:05:53 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Bristol Palin really rocks lately.


8 posted on 01/24/2014 10:08:24 AM PST by Nea Wood
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To: KC_Lion; Lakeshark; LaybackLenny; Lazamataz; leapfrog0202; libertymaker; LibLieSlayer; Lilpug15; ...
Sarah Palin's Awesome Ping List


From Bristol's page: "Mom teaching YOGA to Trig."

9 posted on 01/24/2014 10:09:10 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Impala64ssa
Sarah and Todd Palin raised a wonderful daughter.

Amen!

10 posted on 01/24/2014 10:10:22 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Her “story” was a lie, the real story is lame.

The fact that she lies about her own life means she will lie about anything.


11 posted on 01/24/2014 10:13:22 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: onyx; All

The link to Bristol’s blog post: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bristolpalin/2014/01/dear-wendy-davis-you-can-have-a-job-and-kids/


12 posted on 01/24/2014 10:18:35 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: onyx

Is that Bristol in that picture, or her mom?


13 posted on 01/24/2014 10:19:37 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Impala64ssa

This post actually pains me. So Bristol would like to be going to a college? (And the Ivy League at that!)

Surely the Palins have the resources to support her going to school full-time, rather than working as an assistant in a dermatologist’s office.

A never-married, single mother criticizing a woman for getting divorced is a little bit awkward, too. How many men on FR complain about women getting automatic custody? Wendy Davis granted that her husband may have been in a better position to keep the kids—rather than have her take them from him as part of the divorce.

Bristol grew up with the privilege of being a governor’s daughter—and yet she didn’t handle her advantages particularly well. Davis got herself through law school and then made a name for herself, rather than living on her mother’s name.

I’m no fan of Wendy Davis, but much of the country can at least recognize her accomplishments—and wish the same for their daughters—more than they admire Bristol’s hanger-on fame.

I’m a fan of Sarah, but I wince at her daughters being put forth as models of accomplishment.


14 posted on 01/24/2014 10:21:07 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: onyx; Impala64ssa

Gotta love these down to earth, honest Americans!

Tell ‘em Bristol!


15 posted on 01/24/2014 10:21:58 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: GeronL

Yes, Wendy Davis has, fortunately, been thoroughly discredited by her dishonesty.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 10:22:20 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Impala64ssa

Bristol is a great kid..she has grown up before our eyes and has really blossomed..Bristol always finds a way to say it like it is, that is what I like about her..And she is right..Wendy Davis’s only claim to fame is that she loves baby murder..that’s it..she lied about EVERYTHING..a judge had to TELL HER to lay off the drugs and booze to be around her kids WOW what a woman, had to be TOLD to stay away from drugs now that is someone I can admire LOL
Isn’t it ironic how the left is always talking about how they don’t need a man to tell them what to do, isnt that what “Feminism” is all about..yet here you have a case where Wendy’s husband at the time paid for her schooling, then the second she finishes she dumps him..again, what a woman


17 posted on 01/24/2014 10:24:02 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Lakeshark

That’s Bristol’s Mom, Sarah Palin!


18 posted on 01/24/2014 10:28:05 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

When punks like McAuliff in Virginia can win we better be careful


19 posted on 01/24/2014 10:30:18 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: onyx

When punks like McAuliff in Virginia can win we better be careful


20 posted on 01/24/2014 10:30:23 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I agree and I would use stronger words.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 10:57:41 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: 9YearLurker
Some thoughts on your post...

This post actually pains me. So Bristol would like to be going to a college? (And the Ivy League at that!)

Surely the Palins have the resources to support her going to school full-time, rather than working as an assistant in a dermatologist’s office.

They may have the resources, but Bristol is working as an assistant in a dermatologist's office in part as a consequence of the decisions she has made. In other words - she is shouldering the responsibility of taking care of her child, rather than having Mom and Dad make the responsibility go away.

A never-married, single mother criticizing a woman for getting divorced is a little bit awkward, too.

The criticism, to me, appears to stem from her announcing the divorce the day after hubby paid off her student loans (using his own 401k money). Further, Davis has made the divorce a milestone in her imaginary life story. Never mind that she chose the divorce, and that she did so just in time to reap the maximum benefit from his contributions to the marriage.

How many men on FR complain about women getting automatic custody? Wendy Davis granted that her husband may have been in a better position to keep the kids—rather than have her take them from him as part of the divorce.

And he subsequently pursued (and won, to my recollection) a restraint from her drinking and using illicit drugs prior to visitation with those kids. I think we agree that custody of the kids were rightfully awarded to the husband, but for her to then use a false narrative on the subject to paint herself as a victim in the situation is highly disingenuous.

Bristol grew up with the privilege of being a governor’s daughter—and yet she didn’t handle her advantages particularly well. Davis got herself through law school and then made a name for herself, rather than living on her mother’s name.

Davis did the academics, but she hardly "got herself through law school". Her husband's retirement money did that.

I’m no fan of Wendy Davis, but much of the country can at least recognize her accomplishments—and wish the same for their daughters—more than they admire Bristol’s hanger-on fame.

Much of the country also recognizes the accomplishment of taking responsibility for one's mistakes, as well. Wendy Davis has done the exact opposite of that.

Bristol Palin became part of the national scene through her mother. She has remained part of the national scene through, in part, her taking responsibility for her own errors. I’m a fan of Sarah, but I wince at her daughters being put forth as models of accomplishment.

22 posted on 01/24/2014 11:07:41 AM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: onyx

Class to tHe power of ten!


23 posted on 01/24/2014 11:10:10 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: onyx

BUMP For later. :)


24 posted on 01/24/2014 11:13:24 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Right on!!!

God bless her!


25 posted on 01/24/2014 11:22:09 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: MortMan

I totally agree with you that Davis is a piece of work, and I’m glad she’s been exposed.

But anyone who can get into Harvard Law can afford it—even if entirely through loans and she would have got a substantial scholarship without her husband’s income anyway—because of elite earning power upon graduation.

Punishing a teen mother by depriving her of a wished-for education is a sad approach indeed, and I find it unfortunate that you are suggesting as much. What’s best for her son? Surely growing up in an intellectual environment with a demonstrated commitment to education would be better for such a son of a single mom.

Bristol was thrust into the public eye in 2008—and she’s worked hard to keep herself there since.

I just don’t think she’s one who should be passing such judgments on personal life decisions like that.


26 posted on 01/24/2014 11:27:36 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Punishing a teen mother by depriving her of a wished-for education is a sad approach indeed,...Who said she was being punished? She just took the easy way out. Besides, who told her to get pregnant if she wished for an education. I didn’t.


27 posted on 01/24/2014 11:34:04 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: 9YearLurker
She is not being punished she is accepting responsibility.

I know this is a rare thing these day when some people are willing ready to push their kids off on someone else so they can "have their dream" but there are a few left with this thing that used to be called character.

Surely growing up in an intellectual environment with a demonstrated commitment to education would be better for such a son of a single mom.

Probably not.

I just don’t think she’s one who should be passing such judgments on personal life decisions like that.

Why not?

Bristol planned to get married, got pregnant, realized that the father of her child was not the person she thought he was and became an adult.

Wendy never has taken responsibility or become an adult. A druggie drunk con woman is worthy of criticism.

28 posted on 01/24/2014 11:41:49 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear; onyx; KC_Lion
What you said. Thank you.

The left excoriates EVERY move the Palin's make. I think it's ingenious how Sarah and Bristol give it right back to 'em.

29 posted on 01/24/2014 12:00:23 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Wendy makes me want to barf.


30 posted on 01/24/2014 12:17:30 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Wendy Davis is 50 years old. Bristol Palin is 24. She has 26 years before her accomplishments can be compared to Abortion Barbie, however Palin is far ahead of where Davis was at 24 yrs old. Nice try.


31 posted on 01/24/2014 12:26:30 PM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: MortMan; 9YearLurker; onyx; KC_Lion
Well done Mort.

It pained me to see the ignorance along with the attempts to smear, minimize and diminish all things about the Palin family in lurker's original post.

That so called conservatives actually believe the spin of the democrat/media complex, that they still jump to attacking the Palin family based on straws and myths is beyond me. Lurker, you should be mortified (pun, and yes you eventually were MORTified) by your original post......

32 posted on 01/24/2014 12:36:26 PM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Lakeshark; ez; MortMan; 9YearLurker; KC_Lion
Thanks for the ping, Lakeshark. Well done, y'all.
I'm rather fond of ez's comment: #31.

God bless and keep you all.

33 posted on 01/24/2014 12:43:30 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Lakeshark

I’ve been a solid Palin supporter back to 2007—she was my VP pick before she was McCain’s. She and Cruz are the two pols I trust most today.

But I haven’t had my mind filled with simple Democrat rhetoric. I have my own opinions, thank you.

I disagreed with Palin on illegal immigration until she finally broke free of the McCain position this past year. Truly, I can’t name any issue I now disagree with her on.

I do wish she’d have been more inclined to some sort of bookish think-tank policy study, rather than starring in reality TV shows, and I don’t think her daughters’ pursuit of reality TV and tabloid coverage has helped either.

I’m not Sarah Palin and I will never succeed in contributing a fraction of what she’s already done for politics in our country.

But Bristol’s tut-tutting here made me wince: I already articulated why.


34 posted on 01/24/2014 12:45:09 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ez; onyx

I have already stated I have no appreciation for Wendy Davis and I’m glad she’s been exposed for who she is.

I simply think Bristol is not one to dissect her personal life choices involving education and marriage.


35 posted on 01/24/2014 12:47:40 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Impala64ssa

Go, Bristol!


36 posted on 01/24/2014 12:49:37 PM PST by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: 9YearLurker
Whew....SO glad you cleared that up for us. I was actually thinking you were a Windy Davis supporter and Bristol foe...what with all of the glowing things you said about Windy, and the way you dissed Bristol.

Surely the Palins have the resources to support her going to school full-time, rather than working as an assistant in a dermatologist’s office.

Maybe they're trying to teach Bristol to be SELF SUFFICIENT, and to learn from her decisions in life, rather than to teach her to mooch off of others for her well-being.

... Bristol grew up with the privilege of being a governor’s daughter—and yet she didn’t handle her advantages particularly well. Davis got herself through law school and then made a name for herself, rather than living on her mother’s name.

You sound a bit jealous in that first sentence...and judgmental. We've already addressed the inaccuracy of the second sentence.

I’m no fan of Wendy Davis, but much of the country can at least recognize her accomplishments—and wish the same for their daughters—more than they admire Bristol’s hanger-on fame.

Windy's fauxcomplishments have already been explained.

I’m a fan of Sarah, but I wince at her daughters being put forth as models of accomplishment.

No comment.

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Again...so glad you cleared up the fact that you have no appreciation for Windy, and are a big fan of Sarah's. I was having a hard time figuring that out, but I get it, now.

37 posted on 01/24/2014 1:28:29 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 9YearLurker
But Bristol’s tut-tutting here made me wince: I already articulated why.

You articulated everything you either don't know or ignore when it comes to Wendy Davis.

The divorce where she lost her children was actually her second one. She also came from a family that was fairly well off, though her parents were separated. Her life is a narcissistic lie.

But I haven’t had my mind filled with simple Democrat rhetoric.

Keep saying that because your screed gives every indication of purple kool-aid consumption.
38 posted on 01/24/2014 4:23:16 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Bristol was exactly right here. I am sure she will take a lot of abuse for being correct, but that never seems to hold a Palin back. LOL


39 posted on 01/24/2014 4:25:37 PM PST by dforest
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To: 9YearLurker

My how times change, I was never a giant Palin fan, but get real, Bristol has every right to critique Wendy Davis who is a man abusing opportunist and marxist hack.

I would take any Palin over cheesy slut Abortion Barbie Wendy Davis.


40 posted on 01/24/2014 4:28:58 PM PST by dforest
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To: Impala64ssa

41 posted on 01/24/2014 5:51:13 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: onyx; Impala64ssa

Thanks for the ping/post. HOORAY Bristol!


42 posted on 01/24/2014 6:11:10 PM PST by PGalt
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To: 9YearLurker

Concern troll.


43 posted on 01/24/2014 6:20:52 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Concern troll.


44 posted on 01/24/2014 6:20:53 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Impala64ssa
"Is everyone paying attention? This woman is the hero of the Left? A woman whose ambition and ego were so big she couldn't handle both a career and kids at the same time. Gosh children are just sooo inconvenient huh? I'm glad my mother didn't put motherhood on the shelf when she was elected to City Council, then became our mayor, then Governor."

Heh, heh ...Bristol knocked that one right out of the park.

Spot on analysis of Late-Term-Partial-Birth-Abortion Barbie.

45 posted on 01/24/2014 6:39:48 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: 9YearLurker
I just don’t think she’s one who should be passing such judgments on personal life decisions like that.

As an abstinence spokeswoman and a pro-life spokeswoman, this is pretty much what she was doing for years, as far as I know it still might be here job.

As conservatives, we do want her to continue her good conservative work, she needed to speak out on this.

I don't think that you should be passing judgement on pro-life, conservative activists, especially when they are pointing out the negatives of a pro-abortion activist running for Governor.

46 posted on 01/24/2014 7:54:34 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: ansel12

If we cannot criticize those “on our side” then we are not much different than the other side


47 posted on 01/24/2014 7:55:33 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 9YearLurker

LOL, grew up the daughter of a Governor?

Bristol, the New York Times best selling author, and national spokeswoman for pro-life, and abstinence organizations, was 16 when her mother was elected Governor.

Yeah, you are promoting the strongest defense of gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, that I have seen or expect to see, at FR.


48 posted on 01/24/2014 8:03:02 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: GeronL

That was just silly.

If you want to go after the Palins, or their daughter, then do it.


49 posted on 01/24/2014 8:06:00 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: 9YearLurker

Davis is a phony feminist. She sucked out an education from an older man, Harvard at that...he took care of her kids while she left for school. The day HE finished paying for her education she left him and the kids. She screams that abortion should be legal, never admitting that she essentially aborted her two after they were born by leaving them. Single mother? What a joke.


50 posted on 01/24/2014 8:42:02 PM PST by tioga (Wise men still seek Him.)
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